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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.

My new fundraising blog

Posted in Family life, Fundraising, Make-A-Wish Foundation UK, News with tags , , on March 12, 2012 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

http://keeponfundraising.wordpress.com

Please pop over and have a look. I have collated all my current and past fundraising in one place plus it will feature news & interviews with fellow fundraisers and those who kindly donate items for my EBay auctions.

Signed Pendragon CD/DVD off to a flying start!

Posted in Fundraising, Make-A-Wish Foundation UK with tags , , , on January 16, 2012 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300650448298?ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Truly humbled by the generosity of Pendragon fans…signed CD/DVD now up to £52!

Plus the Girlschool baseball cap & stickers finished at £28. The first £100 now raised for the Make-A-Wish Foundation UK. More goodies soon!

Keep up to date on the latest donated goodies at http://www.facebook.com/fiftyfifty2012

Pendragon goodies now online raising funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation UK

Posted in Fundraising, Make-A-Wish Foundation UK with tags , , , , , on January 14, 2012 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Pendragon have donated two signed CD’s, a t-shirt & baseball cap.

The signed ‘Passion’ CD and Passion tour baseball cap are now online

All proceeds to the Make-A-Wish Foundation UK

BIG thanks to the band for donating these items. Keep up to date on the donated items and more on the Fifty Fifty Facebook page

Ebay auctions now online raising funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation UK

Posted in Fundraising, Make-A-Wish Foundation UK, News with tags , , , , , , , on January 12, 2012 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Girlschool baseball cap and XXL t-shirt

Signed Jimmy Cricket panto flyer

Robin George’s Lovepower downloads

Also online soon items pledged by Pendragon, Patsy Matheson, Neonfly and more…

Girlschool baseball cap & postcard & sticker raising funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Posted in Charity auctions, Fundraising, Make-A-Wish Foundation UK, News with tags , , , , on January 6, 2012 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Kindly donated by Girlschool with all proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation UK.

Look out as well soon for a Girlschool t-shirt and other goodies coming soon to raise funds for the charity including kind donations from Patsy Matheson, Neonfly and more TBA!

You can help support and spread the word bu ‘Liking’ the Facebook page here

Why do I fundraise?

Posted in Family life, Fundraising, Make-A-Wish Foundation UK, News with tags , , , , , on January 5, 2012 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

A question I have been asked a few times down the years (I’ve done at least one charity event every year since 1985) and the main reasons are the charities are personal or ones that support/help young people, like this year’s one the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Plus I love helping others as much as that sounds like a Miss World reply!

It is always hard coming up with a novel idea for fundraising be it Forty Nights for my fortieth birthday where I held a charity gig at Brentford FC and got a whole host of bands to plug it at their gigs or webpages. The Shirt Of Hurt (kindly borrowed of Sports Relief/Danny Baker) back in 2010 saw me complete the Staines 10K in a P*** V*** top – I still have nightmares about it 😉 Still it raised over £550 for the Macular Disease Society.

In fact running is a good way to raise funds as I did a 10K back in 2007 and rasied over £1,000 for the Parkinson’s Disease Society. I have even run between WHS Travel stores (train & underground stations) in central London in the late 90’s. A more leisrely fundraiser was last year’s All Booked Up where myself and my daughter (who has done some sterling fundraising herself and made me one proud dad) did a year long sponsored read for Surrey Young Carers.

So times are hard but try & help where you can, as the real stars are those who donate their money or signed goodies for charity auctions and spread the word as fundraising is no good if no-one knows you are doing it or supports it.

Please support this year’s fundraising for the Make-A-Wish Foundation UK by:

‘Liking’ the Facebook page

Visting the JustGiving page

Texting £1.00 (or more if you wish) LGWC50 to 70070

Spread the word 🙂

Thank you all.

Top 10 highest bidded items… Final selling price
1 Rebus whisky £1,319.00
2 Signed Red Dwarf script £857.77
3 Signed Harry James drumsticks £103.00
4 Vinny Burns guitar lesson £62.00
5 Signed FM CD £41.00
6 Signed Rodney Matthews ‘Sleepwalking’ poster £35.27
7 Signed Francis Dunnery CD £35.00
8 Signed Francis Dunnery CD £31.00
9 Signed Rodney Matthews ‘OASTN’ poster £26.10
10 Signed David Tennant photo £21.00
£2,531.14