YOUR FUNDRAISING STORIES
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 →
North Staffs Battalion Boys’ Brigade and Girls’ Association
A massive thank you to the North Staffs Battalion Boys’ Brigade and Girls’ Association for their wonderful donation of £200!
The North Staff Battalion B.B./GA have a camp each year in August when young people from around the area spend a week together along with their officers having fun, getting to know each other and learning more about Christianity.
As is custom, they decide on a charity to raise money for during the course of the week and in 2017 they decided to support a breast cancer charity since the daughter of one of their ex-officers was found to be suffering from the disease and needed a mastectomy.
The camp at Kirkham near Blackpool was attended by 20 young people aged between 11yrs and 18yrs and 20 officers (18yrs + ) and the money was raised mainly through a very popular tuck shop, where people bought their sweets, drinks and chocolate and were gently encouraged to put their change (or some of it) into the collecting tin. Many of the youngsters put their own donations in too.
The result was a very generous £200 donation to the Pink Ribbon Foundation which will be put to good use and help others suffering from the disease.Continue reading →
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.Continue reading →
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.
Photo credit: www.kellyreeves-photography.comContinue reading →
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/Continue reading →
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.Continue reading →
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 →