YOUR FUNDRAISING STORIES
Donna Jones – Charity Ball
After a breast cancer diagnosis in July 2016 and trying to cope with the uncertainty of it all Donna Jones wanted to try and give something back to help other sufferers.
She decided to organise a charity ball and on the 28th October 2017 the ball took place at the Holiday Inn Telford and the wonderful total of £5300.00 was raised and donated to the pink Ribbon Foundation.
We would like to thank everyone involved in organising this event and supporting our vital cause.
Packing a punch to cancer
The Pink Ribbon Foundation was delighted to be the beneficiary charity of S&R Promotions Fight Night on Saturday 18 November at the Heston Hyde Hotel in Hounslow. This white-collar charity boxing match was in association with the Mayor of Hounslow as one of her chosen charities of the year. Guests were treated to a champagne reception, three course meal, Head and Tails game, raffle, auction and of course an amazing night of amateur boxing. Over £3,000 was raised to fund our vital work and we would personally like to thank: Shane Westlake and Reece Newcombe (Directors of S&R Promotions), John Holland, the fantastic contestants, the ring girls, Moni Tivony, DJ John Warren, everyone at the Heston Hyde Hotel and of course the Mayor for her ongoing support of our charity.
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A Place in the Sun presenter Laura Hamilton raises money to fight breast cancer
A massive thank you to TV presenter turned postmistress, Laura Hamilton and all the staff and customers at Lord Roberts on The Green for raising an amazing £887.60 during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month via the selling of pink ribbons and a hugely successful Ladies Night with the gorgeous Hayley Sparkes. Laura said, “It was great to be able to help the Pink Ribbon Foundation and contribute towards Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Our Ladies Night at Lord Roberts on The Green was a huge success and we are proud to have raised £887.60“. The Lord Roberts is a coffee shop, deli and local Post Office offering artisan produce as well as daily necessities including newspapers & milk. Their menu changes with the seasons with vegan & gluten free options, for more information please go to: https://www.lordrobertsonthegreen.com/
The Warren Golf Club
As Lady Captain of the Warren Golf Club in Woodham Walter, Essex, Lynsey was keen to lend her support to the Pink Ribbon Foundation to fight breast cancer. During 2017 Lynsey and her team of friends and fellow golfers organised several fundraisers throughout the year which culminated in the final Captain’s Gala Dinner on the 27 October 2017 and a cheque presentation to the Foundation for the wonderful amount of £4,368! We are grateful for this amazing amount and thank everyone involved.
Best friend organises disco to support friend through cancer treatment
On the 27 October 2017 Sophie organised an 80’s and 90’s disco to raise money for the Pink Ribbon Foundation. Her best friend Jo was diagnosed with breast cancer on the 11 May at the young age of 37 years and with two young children, both under the age of 5 years, Sophie wanted to organise a fun evening for her friend and raise money for a cause which was so relevant to the friends and family affected by Jo’s diagnosis. Living at Ashbourne Golf Club, with her husband who is the food and beverage manager, it seemed the obvious venue to Sophie for the fundraising event. Over 180 guests brought tickets to attend and were treated to a disco, food and drink and an amazing raffle which was heavily supported by local businesses and over £2,800 was raised on the night for the Pink Ribbon Foundation! Jo chose the playlist and dressed up as a Ghostbuster and the evening gave her a real boost and the strength to continue with her treatment and fight the disease. We thank everyone who attended the party and supported the raffle and we wish Jo all the best for the future.
King Cole does Bake Off
On Friday 20 October the staff at King Cole Limited held a PINK fun day to raise even more money for their charity partner the Pink Ribbon Foundation. Mike the Director of the company did a fantastic job of judging all the cake entries with comments like: “avoid this one if you have dodgy teeth”, “remarkably gooey” and “nice crispy base here, no soggy bottom, I’m definitely coming back to that one”! He even had a go at making a cake himself and the whole team were very proud of his efforts, even though he referred to it as a monstrosity!!
Along with donations for wearing pink and a raffle to win some chocolates, they managed to raise an amazing £154.64 which Mike has generously doubled on behalf of the company, making a grand total of £309.28! This is in addition to the money that they raise as a corporate partner by marketing and selling their knitting patterns using the charity name and logos and making a donation per pattern sold throughout the year. We thank the whole team for their amazing support and their continued fight against breast cancer.
Pinktober at Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe Bromley
We love this video made by local supporter Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe Bromley make sure you pop in during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and pick up a pack of strawberry bonbons and support our vital work in the local community and nationally.
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The Mayor of Hounslow made a 13,000 ft freefall parachute jump for charity
The Mayor of Hounslow reached new heights for charity as she made a 13,000 feet freefall parachute jump at Brackley Airfield, Northants on Monday.
Councillor Sue Sampson took part in the sponsored jump in aid of one of her chosen charities, Pink Ribbon Foundation. With the summer sunshine behind her, the Mayor rose to her challenge and enjoyed every minute of it.
She said: “It was an exhilarating experience. I was not nervous until I saw my son Liam’s face as he was about to jump! It was then a case of what am I doing?! But as I reached the door of the air craft- I thought, well, there’s no going back now and I jumped. I am so glad to have done this and yes, I would do it again. You struggle to find a single word that sums up the experience as it is like potentially staring death in the face, but it was something I will never forget.”
So far, the Mayor and her team have raised over £4,000 with donations still flying in. People can still donate, visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/…/showFundraiserProfilePage…
The Mayor added: “Pink Ribbon Foundation- a breast cancer charity is one of my two chosen charities along with Refuge so the funds we raise are so important. I want to thank all the staff at Brackley Airfield plus Jim Meehan and Andy Bell of SkyHeld Cameras, my cameramen for the day who filmed the jump. It was a great day and who better to do this for than for charity, the Pink Ribbon Foundation.”
The parachute jump has kick-started what promises to be a busy year of fundraising for the Mayor. Just as her feet have touched the ground again, she will be off on another fundraiser, this time on foot. Walk4Refuge will see the Mayor joining other walkers in crossing four of London’s iconic bridges, Tower Bridge, Southwark Bridge, Millennium Bridge and Westminster Bridge on Sunday 9 September. Details of how to donate or join the Mayor team on the walk, can be found by visiting https://walk42017.everydayhero.com/uk/mayor-of-hounslow
Team Rapesco at the Virgin Westminster British 10K Run
On the 9 July 2017, Team Rapesco (Jey, Steven, Ric, Joe, Eugenio and Alex) took part in the Virgin Westminster British 10K Run. It was a hot, sunny day and more than 10,000 runners and participants took part on a route that took in some of London’s most famous landmarks.
This was the second year running that Rapesco had entered a team for the British 10K London Run to raise funds and awareness for the Pink Ribbon Foundation. This year the team raised £1,456.67, surpassing last year’s total in the process.
Jey: “The race was a wonderful experience with a great atmosphere again! It was a little hot for running but we all managed to cross the finish line, raising money for a very important cause and are all very proud!”
Rapesco are very proud to be an official supporter of the Pink Ribbon Foundation with a percentage of the UK sales of 22 pink products donated to the charity and look forward to supporting them at events throughout the year.
The Overseas Pakistan Solidarity walk in pink to fight breast cancer
The Pink Ribbon Foundation would like to thank Noreen Shahzad and the Overseas Pakistan Solidarity*, for organising a pink ribbon walk to raise money and awareness to fight breast cancer. Friends and family members came together, dressed in pink and wearing pink ribbons, on the 8 July to highlight the fact that breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide and the second most common cancer worldwide, after lung cancer.**
Our thanks go to Noreen for organising su…ch a fabulous event and to everyone who took part in the charity walk and all those who donated to support our vital work.
* The Overseas Pakistan Solidarity is a non-profit, non-political and non-religious global organisation with membership open to all Pakistanis irrespective of their political allegiance or religious belief.
** Statistics from Cancer Research http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/…/worldwide-cancer/incidence