Saturday, 14 May 2016

Kilimanjaro on a Treadmill

In a moment of madness I came up with a fundraising idea to climb the height of Kilimanjaro on a treadmill as part of my training for the real thing in September!  Well, now it's going to happen, at one of the largest public events in the area, The Surrey County Show on Bank Holiday Monday 30th May!

I'll be on the Princess Alice Hospice stand (near the Food Hall), raising money for the Princess Alice Hospice and the cancer charity Yes To Life.

If you're coming to the show, please do pop by and say hello - it's going to be a very tough challenge to complete this in one day, so any encouragement or friendly distractions will be very welcome!

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Quiz Pushes Fundraising Total Over £4000

On Friday evening around 100 people took part in a Quiz and Ploughman's Supper event to boost my Kilimanjaro for Cancer fundraising.  The event was a huge success and managed to raise over £1000 for the charities Yes To Life and the Princess Alice Hospice.  A big thank you to everyone who came along to support this.  It was a really enjoyable evening and I've already had people asking when the next one is!

A wonderful team of people helped me to organise and run the event and I would like to express my huge thanks to all of you - you were amazing and I'm very grateful to you for giving up your time.

A number of other donations have also been made separately -  thank you everyone for these.

I'm really pleased to say that my fundraising total including Gift Aid has now passed £4000.  Wow!   That is already an incredible amount and will make a real difference to the charities receiving it.

I'm already on the case with my next fundraising event though and will hopefully be able to share details of this with you in the next few days!

Friday, 6 May 2016

Coffee Morning Boosts Fundraising

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Ruth McCulloch for organising a coffee morning at her house to support my fundraising and to everyone who came along to this.   The event raised a fantastic £338 to add to the total.  I had never been to a coffee morning in my life, so it was a new experience for me!

With other donations and Gift Aid received, the overall total raised for the two charities I'm supporting is now an amazing £2898.

Tonight we're holding a Quiz and Ploughman's supper event, so I'll post another update very soon.  I also hope to be able to share with you soon details about another exciting mini challenge I'm hoping to do at the end of May to help with my fundraising.