YOUR FUNDRAISING STORIES
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.Continue reading →
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.Continue reading →
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.Continue reading →
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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-hounslowContinue reading →
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.Continue reading →
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.Continue reading →
** Statistics from Cancer Research http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/…/worldwide-cancer/incidence
Mayor of Hounslow at Her Inaugural Ball
More than £13,000 was raised for charity by the Mayor of Hounslow at her inaugural ball.
The event held at the Clayton Hotel, Chiswick on Saturday, 1 July, was the first of many fundraisers the Mayor, Councillor Sue Sampson, will be hosting over the forthcoming year as she looks to raise money for Pink Ribbon Foundation and Refuge.
Over 250 guests generously donated and bid for prizes in the auction and raffle, which included a two-week holiday in Tenerife and tickets to watch cricket at Lords. The evening saw guests enjoy a meal with entertainment from Britain’s Got Talent group Revelation Avenue and Felicity Petrie, a Jack Petchey Award winner from Gumley House Convent School, Isleworth.
The total amount raised will be split between the Pink Ribbon Foundation and Refuge and Barclays Bank also stepped in to double the amount raised in the raffle.
The Mayor, Cllr Sampson said: “It was a truly fantastic evening, thanks to all those who donated prizes and who gave so generously. These are two such worthy causes and I am happy that we have been able to kick off the fundraising in such a brilliant way. As Mayor, I have set myself this fundraising challenge and next on my list is a parachute jump on August Bank Holiday weekend. I hope as many people as possible can support me by sponsoring me.”Continue reading →
Enterprise Risk Management team at Arthur J. Gallagher skydive to fight breast cancer
On the 20 May 2017 Aimilia, Alice, Justin and Sam who are part of the Enterprise Risk Management team at Arthur J. Gallagher, took on the challenge of a skydive to raise money for the Pink Ribbon Foundation. Like too many people, each of them has personal experience of breast cancer and so they were emotionally invested in raising as much money as they could to fight the disease and help those going through it. The team are hoping to raise £1,500 and Arthur J. Gallagher will match the money raised by the team up to £700 per person, meaning even more potential to help our great cause – money is still coming in and we hope to have a final total raised shortly.
The sun was shining as they all jumped 13,500ft together – the feeling of falling only lasted a couple of seconds as they tumbled out of the plane, after that it felt like being stationary with a super-fast gust of wind blowing towards them. Here is what they had to say about their experience:
Alice: My dive went straight through a cloud and as I popped out the bottom I could finally see the ground coming toward me. When the instructor pulled the chute it was less violent than I expected, and suddenly I was just hanging weightless, perfectly peaceful and feeling like we weren’t descending at all. I was the last person to land and when I did the smiles on everyone’s faces said it all. We were all so thrilled and felt a massive sense of achievement. I don’t think I’ve ever been so proud and I’d definitely do it again!
Justin: Wow – what a fantastic experience and all in aid of an extremely worthy cause. Having watched the subsequent recording, I am not at all surprised that my first words on landing were “Again, again, again!”
Aimilia: I am so thankful to all those who donated, we never once forgot why we were doing it and who we were doing it for. After months of nerves, excitement and fundraising, I’m so glad we were able to end our experience altogether as a team. This is a memory that will stay with me for a lifetime.
Sam: My nerves almost got the better of me when we were waiting for our names to be called, but as soon as we were in the plane my shaking hands and terrified expression turned into the biggest smile and two thumbs up. It was one of the best things I’ve ever done and doing it for charity makes it even better. Well done team – we did it!
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Ladies Day at Plumpton Race Course
The Pink Ribbon Foundation was delighted to be the chosen charity to partner with Ladies Day at Plumpton Race Course on Sunday 14 May 2017 and benefitted from branding at the event as well as money raised during the day via bucket collections and a raffle. Celebrity supporters of the Foundation joined the charity in the Glitz and Glamour Marquee for a wonderful three course meal and were on hand to judge the Best Dressed Lady competition.
Plumpton is a hidden gem in the world of horseracing. The thrill of jump racing, the joy of a win, delicious food and drink, and a stunning rural backdrop provided a memorable sporting experience for everyone who attended, from novice to racing expert.
We would like to thank Harriet and the team at Plumpton for giving the Foundation the opportunity to reach race goers with the breast cancer awareness message and for chance to collect almost £1,000 via volunteers from corporate partner Hastings Direct (www.insurepink.co.uk).
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itsu team are all Superheroes
As part of their year long FUNdraising for the Pink Ribbon Foundation, a small team from itsu donned capes and masks as they became Superheroes for the day and took part in the 5K or 10K Superhero Run in London’s Regents Park . Over £1million was raised for good causes and we are delighted that itsu chose to support the fight against breast cancer! itsu have many challenges and events planned for 2017/2018 and we look forward to sharing their successes.Continue reading →