YOUR FUNDRAISING STORIES
Staff at Brigits Bakery are ‘in the pink’ with final charity donation
For the entire month of October B Bakery – London partnered with the Pink Ribbon Foundation to raise awareness and money to support those with breast cancer. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month customers were able to book a special London bus tour with a very pink theme in support of the Foundation. The limited-edition Pink Ribbon Afternoon Tea on board an iconic Routemaster bus proved very popular with staff and customers and for every one booked, B Bakery donated £1 to the breast cancer charity, culminating in a final donation of £4,265.30!
Celebrity supporters of the charity including Anthea Turner, Lizzie Cundy, Shaun Dooley, Linda Barker, Christian Vit, Aisleyne, Karen Bryson and Pandora also enjoyed special bus tours during the month and helped to raise crucial awareness of the initiative and the charity via social media.
Lisa Allen, Head of Corporate Partnerships, Events and PR at the Pink Ribbon Foundation said, “We thank the team at Brigit’s Bakery for all of their hard work and support this year and look forward to building on this partnership throughout 2019, as one of their chosen charities. Working together has been very well received both by their staff and of course by all of the customers who were kind enough to support the campaign by eating pink cakes and drinking tea. We couldn’t have asked for a more friendly and proactive partnership than that with Brigit’s and we look forward to working with them again. Their donation, support and kindness is greatly appreciated.”
Photo credit – Adwaiz
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Newcastle Goju-Ryu Karate Academy
Our thanks go to everyone at the Newcastle Goju-Ryu Karate Academy for supporting the work of the Pink Ribbon Foundation during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Members raised awareness for the cause by wearing PINK belts during the month and collected £254 via donations. This is a great amount and will help support those with a breast cancer diagnosis. Thank you!
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PC Melonie Powell and colleagues
Our thanks go to PC Melonie Powell and colleagues from the Training Centre at Sulhamstead who organised a special PINK charity day during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month to raise vital funds to support the work of the Pink Ribbon Foundation. In preparation for the day, work shirts were dyed PINK (thanks to PC Matthew Wood), tutu’s were purchased, candy cones made and cakes baked. The team enjoyed a range of FUNdraising activities on the day, including a raffle and raised £323 to support those with breast cancer. We hope everyone enjoyed their first charity day and look forward to working you all again next year. Thank you!
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Samantha Newman and friends
A massive thank you to Samantha Newman and friends who dressed up and collected money on behalf of the Pink Ribbon Foundation at Ilkeston fair and local pubs during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. FUNdraising in this way has become an annual event for the friends who enjoy supporting good causes in this way and this year the Pink Ribbon Foundation were delighted to receive the money raised, which was an amazing £450! We would like to thank Sam for organising the collection and all her friends who took part, as well as the local community who supported with donations. We look forward to working with you all again next year
Lindex – “Together we can make a difference”
October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month has come to an end and Lindex stores across Europe, together with their customers have raised 1 million euros (almost £875,000) to support cancer charities!
“I am proud of all our employees and customers that have shown an amazing commitment during October. Together we can make a difference and we want to do what we can to contribute to this important cause”, says Susanne Ehnbåge, CEO, Lindex
Lindex have been a proud supporter of breast cancer charities across Europe since 2003 and have raised 13.9 million euros to fund research into the disease and to give support to women (and a smaller percentage of men) diagnosed with the disease!
This year Lindex produced a selection of fashion accessories which donated 10% of the sales price to their charity partners. They also designed a special bracelet and a tote bag made from sustainable materials and all profits from these items were donated to the cause. Pink ribbons were also on all counters and some local activities were also organised.
Of the total amount raised, Lindex UK has raised an amazing £6,281 which will be donated to the Pink Ribbon Foundation, the UK charity partner of the company.
Lisa Allen, Head of Corporate Partnerships at the Foundation said, “We thank the team at Lindex for their ongoing support during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Working together is always very well received by both their staff and of course by all of the customers who support the partnership by buying the limited edition products. Together we continue to raise awareness of this terrible disease and vital funds to fight breast cancer. We look forward to nurturing our partnership and working with the UK team again in 2019.”Continue reading →
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 →