YOUR FUNDRAISING STORIES
Celfie Hair Salon (Derby)
Well done and thank you to all the staff at the Celfie Hair Salon (Derby) who dedicated their salons 1st birthday party to the Pink Ribbon Foundation, using it as an opportunity to raise awareness of breast cancer and money to support those affected by the disease. Customers were treated to a party atmosphere with express blow drys and nail file / polishes – there was also an amazing raffle with some brilliant prizes, cakes and a photo booth! Generous customers helped to raise £1,075 for the Foundation – our thanks to all involved! Well done and here’s to your next year in business!
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Josephine & team at John Lewis and Partners
Our thanks go to Josephine and her team at John Lewis and Partners, Stratford City who organised an amazing cake sale in aid of the Pink Ribbon Foundation to raise vital funds to support those affected by breast cancer. Your £207 donation is greatly appreciated and will make a huge difference to those going through treatment. Well done!Continue reading →
Westgate and Birchington Golf Club
It was an absolute pleasure to meet and spend time with Ladies Captain Ash Ashbee and her wonderful team of golfers who have raised almost £1,700 for the Pink Ribbon Foundation as their chosen Charity of the Year at Westgate and 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, 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 →
UCL Women’s Rugby Team
Our thanks go to the UCL Women’s Rugby Team who made the Pink Ribbon Foundation their chosen charity to support during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As an all female team, they are to raise awareness about common problems that women encounter such as health issues, discrimination and sexual harassment. To support those with breast cancer and raise awareness among their peers, the team held a fundraiser, which included a very popular bake sale, raising £250 for the Pink Ribbon Foundation.Continue reading →
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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