YOUR FUNDRAISING STORIES
Martin Fisher – Charity Quiz
Our thanks go to Martin Fisher for recently organising a very successful charity quiz. With a partner working at Mencap and having had first hand experience of the devastating affects of breast cancer, it was decided to support both Mencap and the work of the Pink Ribbon Foundation. Martin was supported by many friends who provided raffle prizes, help on the night and support by way of attendance – many friends travelling some distance to be there. Initially it was hoped that around 80 people would take part, raising around £500, but Martin was blown away by the enthusiasm of everyone involved, with around 100 people actually participating and an amazing £800 raised to be split between the two chosen charities. Raffle prizes included 2 nights B&B in Wales donated by the owners of the Half Moon Inn, three months free travel insurance donated by Arriva and even a boiler service donated by Mike Woods of Tibble Murray Woods Ltd. The Pink Ribbon Foundation are grateful to Martin and everyone involved with this fabulous event for their very generous support.
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Pink Day at Penrith Cricket Club
Penrith Cricket Club’s newly formed fundraising group held their first PINK DAY on Saturday the 4th August 2018.
Guests enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea washed down with a glass of prosecco, the money raised from the tea was shared between PCC and the Pink Ribbon Foundation to support those on their breast cancer journey.
Theresa Lancaster provided the catering for the teas alongside volunteers from the fundraising group.
Also in attendance were Hannah Bradley this year’s Miss Cumbria who opened the event and assisted serving guests, early evening entertainment was provided singer Mel Baker.
The Pink Ribbon Foundation benefited from the afternoon tea, donations and a club raffle and raised an amazing £570 to support our vital work. Our thanks go to everyone involved in the organisation of this wonderful event and to those who attended.
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Leeds Federated Three Peaks Challenge
On the hottest day of the year, a team from Leeds Federated took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks as part of their annual Summer Challenge. A team of staff volunteered to walk the Three Peaks on the 26 June, in what turned out to be sweltering conditions! Having seen cancer affect the lives of members of their team and close family members, it was decided that they would support the Pink Ribbon Foundation, thus helping those with a breast cancer diagnosis. We are so appreciative of their fundraising efforts and in awe of their stamina and fitness in very difficult conditions. Thank you so much for your valued support!
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A Girls Night In raises over £3,000
Our thanks go to Tracy Aldred and friends who organised a Girls Night In at the Belbroughton Club raising over £3,000 for the Pink Ribbon Foundation. Around 100 ladies wore PINK and attended the party, to enjoy pink themed food and drink as well as live entertainment, raffle and a DJ – even allowing the men to join in later in the evening, with a donation to the Foundation. We especially love the pink carpet and bra decorations and can see that a great time was had by all. The party was such a success that there are plans to make it annual event! Well done and thank you to everyone involved.
Westgate & Birchington Golf Club, Ladies Section
Our thanks go to Ladies Captain Ash and her wonderful team of golfers who have raised over £1,400 for the Pink Ribbon Foundation as their chosen Charity of the Year at Westgate & Birchington Golf Club. This wonderful amount was raised during various events including a Ladies Day competition with raffle and will make a huge difference to those living with breast cancer! We appreciate the hard work and support given by Ash and everyone at the Club, not only is the donation fantastic, but you have all raised awareness of breast cancer too, which sadly affects 1 in 8 women during their lifetime and around 400 men a year too. Well done!Continue reading →
Recently celebrity psychic Sally Morgan took some time away from her national Tour to do some ‘Close Encounters’ shows at various Champneys Resorts. Money from every ticket sold was donated to the Pink Ribbon Foundation to support those affected by breast cancer and so far just over £900 has been raised, with more events and fundraising in the pipeline during 2018/19.
Champneys and Sally are thrilled that they have this opportunity to support the work of the Foundation, a cause that is very close to them both. As a charity the Pink Ribbon Foundation has very little infrastructure and costs are kept low, meaning even more money can be used for the grants that support women (and a smaller percentage of men) all over the UK.
We would like to personally thank, Isabelle, Sally, Fern, Luke and all the staff at Champneys #charitytuesdayContinue reading →
Jayne and Ceri Haggett
A massive thank you to Jayne and Ceri Haggett who held a charity night to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. They sold cakes, raffle tickets and had entertainment too, raising £1,300 to support our vital work #TeamPRF Get in touch if you want to host your own FUNdraising event!Continue reading →
itsu are proud supporters of the Pink Ribbon Foundation and have been for years!
2017 was the year of giving back for itsu and they put their hearts and souls into it! The teams took to the skies for a skydive, they cycled from London to Paris, they took part in numerous runs [including Tough Mudder and the SuperHero run] and they even climbed to the top of Ben Nevis!!
The less adventurous amongst them took part in Pink Fridays where they devoted the day to raising money, both in branches of itsu all over the UK and in their London academy, which included the great itsu bake-off and their very own FIFA tournament!
Last but by no means least, the marketing and product team designed a beautiful bento of the month for October – Pink Power! This box was available to buy in all itsu shops for the whole of October, with 50p from each box donated to the Pink Ribbon Foundation!
The final amount raised during 2017 was a massive £41, 412.48 and we would like to thank all of the itsu customers and staff who contributed to this wonderful amount to support our vital work. We look forward to more FUNdraising with them in 2018.Continue reading →
Long Crendon Cycling Club
Several fathers from Long Crendon village, near Oxford, set up a cycling club last year to get fit and raise for charity. In May 2017 they undertook to ride 300 miles from their village to Paris, averaging 100 miles a day in the saddle, to raise money for two amazing causes close to their hearts: Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and the St David’s Hospice Care who support people with life threatening illnesses and their families. The team raised a staggering £28,500 and this has encouraged them on to take on another exciting challenge in 2018.
This May the team, which has grown in numbers, will ride from Paris to Bordeaux, starting in Paris on the 2nd May and aiming to be in Bordeaux by the 5th May, some 400 miles in just 4 days! Once again the group will self fund the trip, meaning that every penny raised via their fundraising page, will benefit this years chosen charities. The team will once again be supporting GOSH and St David’s Hospice but have also decided to donate to the Pink Ribbon Foundation as two members of the team and their immediate families have been touched by cancer since they rode to Paris last year.
To read the full story behind the challenge and to make a donation to this amazing team, please go to:
https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/LongCrendonMAMILParistoBordeauxRide and give what you can. Thank you.
We look forward to keeping you up to date with the teams training and progress in France.
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Our very own Lisa Allen is taking on a skydive to support those living with breast cancer
Anyone that knows Lisa, knows that she likes her feet firmly on terra firma, quite simply she does not have a head for heights. Indeed, even really tall rollercoasters bring about blind panic and fear, which makes it even more amazing that she wants to take on a 10,00+ft skydive for charity! As Head of Partnerships, PR and Events at the Pink Ribbon Foundation, it is Lisa who helps may brave individuals organise their very own jump to support our vital work. Having heard all their stories over the years with everyone raving about this life changing experience, Lisa has decided that it’s time to see what all the fuss is, but only because she can also raise some serious cash to fight cancer too! Plus there’s the bonus of being strapped to a handsome (probably much younger) man – wants not to love!?! Already Lisa is amazed at the support shown via her fundraising page (which can be found here: www.justgiving.com/LisaAllenPRF) with many corporate companies already making large donations, such as Hastings Direct (insurePink) and Zenith Hygiene. Coupled with support from very generous individuals, Lisa has set an ambitious fundraising target of £3,000 although has said that she would love to hit £5,000! We wish her lots of luck and will share her progress and photos / video from the day.
If you want to take on a skydive for the Pink Ribbon Foundation, please send an email to Lisa and she can help you organise it: email@example.com
You can jump at any time of the year and there are airfields all over the UK. What’s more if you raise £400 your jump is free!Continue reading →