YOUR FUNDRAISING STORIES
Our thanks go to #TeamRSR who took part in the Milton Keynes Festival of Running 2017 on Sunday 5 March. The team of 13 amateur runners took part in the 10K race and have raised over £2,000 for the Pink Ribbon Foundation to help fight breast cancer. Well done to everyone who completed the course and thank you for supporting our vital work!
Newbury Building Society
Members of staff from Newbury Building Society recently presented the Pink Ribbon Foundation with a cheque totalling £1,215.34 at the Society’s Head Office in Newbury. The fundraising was undertaken in a number of ways, including Easter Events in branches, the Society pledging 50p for every vote cast in the Annual General Meeting, and another £2,700 was raised by seven brave staff members who took on a sponsored skydive last September. Emma Simms, Marketing Manager at Newbury Building Society says, “We are proud to have supported the Pink Ribbon Foundation and their work by raising funds for them over the last four years. Staff at the Society have enjoyed coming up with exciting ways to raise the money, and although we will be supporting 8 other charities as part of our new charity scheme in 2017, we will still be supporting the Foundation by hosting a SHOOT4PINK Netball Tournament this year.”
Thank you to Lunar Shoes and their amazing suppliers and customers for raising an incredible £5,270 from sales of their specially designed pink ribbon slippers. The slippers were created by the Lunar design team in unique fabrics, that are exclusive to the Pink Ribbon Foundation and Lunar shoes. These super comfy slippers are made in Europe, highlight the ribbon logo and are both warm and hardwearing. They continue to be available from
www.lunarshoesonline.co.uk priced £22.99 – £24.99
Lunar are passionate about shoes and strive to bring you unique seasonal designs, incorporating the best trims in the latest colours – created using the best available materials at an affordable price. That’s why they say: ‘Love shoes, love Lunar’.
A massive thank you to LoveLemonade.com and all their amazing customers for raising a staggering £6,000 during 2016 via sales of their Crystal Sparkly Breast Cancer Awareness Brooch! This is a truly wonderful amount and will make a huge difference to those living with breast cancer. The pink ribbon brooch is available to buy throughout 2017, get yours now and show your support for the Pink Ribbon Foundation:
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A massive thank you to WeatherBeeta UK and their suppliers and customers for raising an amazing £4,005 via sales of their limited edition pink ribbon horse rug! This is a truly wonderful amount and will make a huge difference to those living with breast cancer.
Blackpool North Shore Golf Club
Thank you to Lady Captain, Janet Jepson and all the ladies from Blackpool North Shore Golf Club who organised a ‘Pink’ Golf Day during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month – everyone dressed in ‘pink’ to play golf and a prize was awarded to the winner and the best dressed ‘Pink Lady’, there was also a pink raffle. Over £260 was raised to fight breast cancer!
A big thank you to all the staff and customers of Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe in Bromley, Kent who raised £115 during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month via our Pink Ribbon collection tins.
Charity Table Setting Competition, 2016
This year the Pink Ribbon Foundation was very proud to partner with the Professional Yachting Association (PYA) via their annual ‘Table Setting’ competition at the Monaco Yacht Show, which has resulted in an amazing donation of €4,357.00 to fight breast cancer.
Yachts in the Monaco Yacht Show or at anchor outside the show were able to participate for a chance to wow a panel of exclusive yachting industry judges with an elaborate table display showcasing their interior crew and galley’s unique creativity, style and flair. In accordance with the charity, the theme for this year’s competition was PINK with pink cocktails and canapés and references to the pink ribbon which were abundant in the displays.
A huge thank you to all crew who participated and put in such a tremendous effort to create some really stunning table settings, canapés and cocktails. It was a very close fought competition. Some categories were particularly difficult to decide upon, since every team brought so much to the competition. Thank you to Gourmet Deliveries and Home and Yacht Linens and Interiors for their support and generosity with the amazing prizes
British and Australian consulates support in China with a Pink Ribbon Day
The Community Liaison Officers “CLO’s” from the British (Novie Cawley) and Australian consulates (Stella Polly) in Guangzhou, China got together with an expat female community to support a Pink Ribbon Day. As many of them have been affected either directly or indirectly through family or friends with cancer, it was a cause very close to people’s hearts. There was a special presentation from a senior Doctor (Dr Kate Gaynor) who presented facts on how women of certain ages and cultures should get regular checks, which was vital and very informative for the group, who are now able to share this new knowledge with other women. The funds raised during the day were split between the two consulates and the Pink Ribbon Foundation benefited in the UK. We would like to thank everyone for their very kind support and for raising much needed awareness.
Marina Ranger and Lujca Leonard run #500Kin5days in Runderwear
Imagine running over two marathons per day continuously for five days. Marina and Lucja did just that and ran 500Km in just five days in only their pink running underwear across the length of the Netherlands in July to raise money and awareness for the Pink Ribbon Foundation! The two friends met doing their first multi stage ultra marathon in the Kalahari desert and then went on to travel around the world together taking part in ultra marathons. Having done plenty of races together, they decided it was about time they organised their own challenge. Marina planted the seed in Lucja’s mind of organising a challenge and she came up with the idea to run across the Netherlands in just pink Runderwear. The plan was to follow the Pieterpad Trail which runs from the north to the south of the country covering 500km. We are amazed by their achievement and truly grateful that they decided to take us on their journey with them. To date they have raised over £7,600 to support our vital work and it’s not too late to support them. To read more about their incredible journey please go to: https://running-ranger.squarespace.com/blog-posts/2016/8/14/an-emotional-rollercoaster-running-the-length-of-the-Netherlands