Archive for fundraising

Walk All Over Cancer fundraising

Posted in Family life, Fundraising, News with tags , , , on February 14, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

As I continue to recover from glandular fever I am joining my wife Andrea in her Walk All Over Cancer fundraising. Basically you pledge to walk 10,000 steps per day during the whole of March. Based on the average person’s stride it’s 5 miles (or 8 km) and you should have clocked up 150 miles by the end of the month – about the distance from London to Manchester. Easy?! Well considering back in November I couldn’t walk more than five minutes without being exhausted this seems a perfect way to get my fitness back, tell GF to jog on and most importantly raise funds for a worthy cause.

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Any donations much appreciated and even if you can just spread the word about the event, Cancer Research or provide a word of encouragement, it all counts and is gratefully received.

https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/team-aj

Walk for Parkinson’s UK

Posted in Fundraising, News, Parkinson's UK, Parkinsons disease with tags , , , on July 26, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

I am doing the Walk for Parkinson’s at Leeds Castle on September 11th in memory of my dad.

My dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s back in 2007. He never complained about having the disease despite being in pain and as the years progressed it affected his daily life more. Parkinson’s UK do invaluable research and provide support for both people with Parkinson’s and their families. Please do donate if you can and any help in plugging my fundraising would be much appreciated. Thank you so much.

https://www.justgiving.com/ajwalk2016

JustGiving sends your donation straight to Parkinson’s UK and automatically reclaims Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer, so your donation is worth even more.

https://www.justgiving.com/remember/364860/Robert%20(Bob)-Ritchie

The Big Collection – British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK

Posted in Diabetes, News with tags , , , , , on July 20, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

The Big Collection is back – 16 – 17 September. Register to make sure you’re involved!

We recently let you know that the Big Collection is back and we are aiming to raise more than ever for our ground-breaking partnership with the British Heart Foundation and Tesco.

We need amazing volunteers like you to join us on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 September.

Last year our volunteers raised over £200,000 and we would love you to be involved to help us raise an incredible £355,000 this year.
Half of the money raised will be split equally between the two charities to fund vital research and ongoing work. The other half of the money will fund National Charity Partnership initiatives to help people take steps towards being a little healthier.
Whether you sign up to be a Team Leader who recruits and supports volunteers over the two days, or a Volunteer who dedicates 2 (or more) hours to bucket collecting, please register today.
Registering is simple: just find your nearest store, enter your details and let us know if you’d like to be a Team Leader or Volunteer.

Sparky’s back running for the Paul Strickland Scanner Centre

Posted in Fundraising, Just Giving, News, Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, Running with tags , , , , , on April 20, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Yes I was taking a year off fundraising, but then my virtual trainer (they have kept my running going despite actually never having a run with me!) told me how their partner was diagnosed with throat cancer last year. They are coming through that now and hopefully will be okay.

They went through a neck dissection, tonsillectomy, two weeks of chemo and six weeks daily radiotherapy. During this time they used the scanning facilities provided by the Paul Strickland Scanner Centre.

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Any donation is most welcome and even if you can’t donate please do spread the word of the great work done at this centre.

Oh and the Sparky nickname comes from a work colleague who gave me that being a Stoke supporter. I ran the 2014 Ealing Half Marathon in my Sparky top:

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Charity news

Posted in Fundraising, Macular disease, Macular Disease Society, Make-A-Wish Foundation UK, News with tags , , , , , on April 17, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

I get a fair few fundraising emails from the various charities I have done runs or fundraising for in the past and thought I’d occasionally compile them on my blog, so here goes…

CLAPA (Cleft Lip & Palate Association) have a sponsored walk on May 7th in Maidstone.

There is also one in Hyde Park on May 21.

The Macular Society have a chance for you to win £7,000 in their spring raffle.

Make-A-Wish Foundation have update and revamped their website.

National Deaf Children’s Society have a Raising the Bar showcase on June 19 in Birmingham.

Children with Cancer UK have a musical evening on London marathon day, Sunday 24th April.

Rock DJ Wyatt Wendell’s charity bike ride

Posted in Family life, Fundraising, News, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on November 30, 2015 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Planet Rock DJ Wyatt Wendell is off cycling on 3rd December, cycling overnight from Planet Rock’s central London studios to the Planet Rockstock festival site in Trecco Bay, Wales. You can check out his route & donate via Planet Rock’s website, watch Wyatt’s interview with Danny from Thunder, and find out more about the CALM/Planet Rock partnership.

His very honest and moving story can be found here:

https://www.thecalmzone.net/2015/11/planet-rock-dj-wyatt-wendels-tells-his-story/

Please, if you are feeling that your future looks bleak or you are at your wits end, find that someone as there is always someone who will listen and not be judgmental.

An alternative to BandAid

Posted in Fundraising, Music for 2014, News with tags , , , , , on December 15, 2014 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

A work colleague who can sing! Kofi Hanson-Asiedu has a charity single out now with proceeds going to Christian Aid. Here is more on the music and why he has chosen this charity:

‘2014 has been unshaky for planet Earth. Malaysia Airlines MH370 & MH117, Ebola, Ferguson, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Boko Haram, ISIS and so many more. Band Aid was great but there’s still more to be done. Proceeds from this Christmas single will go to my chosen charity this year, Christian Aid.

Please donate to support the work of Christian Aid, and help to spread some love this Christmas!’

You can find out more here