Past and Present Fund Raising

Precious Lives joins forces with Children in Need and Newquay Lions for fundraising event

Matt Way and ShamusNewquay lions and and the events team of the hotel had a great night event which Matt and Claire Way attended. The charity night featured a Casino, Jazz music, Auctions, raffle as well as door prizes and a fantastic VIP buffet.

The auction raised over £700 including £100 for Matt (Joes Dad) who will be cleaning and ironing to earn this donation.

Place your bets for charity!!!The evening also had the launch of the Precious lives and Joe bags for life which at £10 per bag raised another £150 on top of the total.

The event at The Glendorgal Resort and Spa raised £1731.35 which was split between children in need and the precious Lives appeal donated in memory of Joe Way.


Bedruthan Steps raises money for Precious Lives

Eco friendly Bedruthan Steps Hotel had two reasons to celebrate on the 17th November - not only did the hotel sweep the board at the Cornwall Tourism Awards but their highly successful conference & events venue turned three years old.

Directors and staff from the hotel treated business guests to a delicious dinner, drinks and games evening to say a big thank you to their loyal customers who have supported them over the last three years, and to welcome in new ones.

At the birthday dinner, a reward scheme for existing clients was launched to encourage local businesses to continue holding events at Bedruthan during the current economic climate. The scheme includes rewards such as free AV equipment, discounts off spa treatments and when spending over a certain amount delegates can receive one of several freebies including a free stay for two or even a free consultation from our resident Sustainability Manager.

After dinner guests took a chance in Bedruthan’s charity raffle and raised £120 for the Children’s Hospice South West’s Precious Lives Appeal, a charity dedicated to making the most of short and precious lives in the county.

Bedruthan Steps raises money for Precious Lives

Creative Memories teams nationwide raise more money…

Creative Memories Abby It was her first time at a Creative Memories’ Album Making workshop and new customer Abby was inspired to donate her sponsor money from a 10k run she was about to do, to the Joe Way appeal. Through the rain she completed her run and raised a wonderful £60.00. In true style she was back at the next workshop and produced a double page of her efforts!!

Creative Memories Consultant Doreen Goldstone said “Due to one thing and another, I was unable to be very active within my CM interests since the Conference in September. But I was absolutely inspired to do something after watching Joe Way’s video”.

Creative memoriesLast week, time was running out before setting off on holiday on Wednesday of this week. ... So last Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening were free and action was needed. I pinned the Joe poster to the front of an A4 envelope, made up a little patter of –
"Good Evening." "I am sorry to bother your, but I have been absolute over whelmed and inspired to collect for the building of a new Children’s Hospice by the story of little Joe Way who died in May aged just 4 years old" .

I then talked about going to the CM conference and seeing the video clips of his amazing battles, his life and funeral, and told them that when the lights went up all 250 delegates were in tears and grabbing tissues we were so moved by his story.

CM Party with the Ways"So, here I am, asking if you will kindly donate, but I will understand if you do not want to."

I was out for two hours each evening, had only 3 refusals, all kindly explained and now have a cheque ready for £120.

Unit Leader Eleanor Beal in Kent said “As a Team, we have been fundraising all month. We have held a 24 hour sponsored album making/crop - sponsor money is not all in yet, but we think this comes to approx £200. Our month long raffle has raised another £245.00 and an auction at my workshop raised £75.00 we have had great fun”.

Lynne Vowles Said “I have £40, but I am continuing into November as family commitments changed my plans. I hope to get it up to £100!

Sian Hendra and Vicky Smedley from Creative Memories (In Bath and Swindon respectively), travelled to Newquay during half term to hold a party at Joe’s Parents house along with Barbara Sharples Joe’s grandmother.

The party guests included one of the owners and staff from Hendra, nurses who cared for Joe as well as Claire and Barbara.

The sales were a staggering £1019.38, and with other fundraising on the night including the girls giving 10% of their commission, they raised £159.61 which brings the total for Sian’s Team to £688.01 so far and still coming!

Sian said “It was such a privilege to spend the evening with this very special family, preserve some memories through photos and raise money for Joe’s appeal.”

Creative Memories singing Lizzie Williams, Creative Memories Consultant in Worthing, West Sussex, added £102.00. Lizzie said “Well done to ‘The Scrappy Doos’ (her Creative Memories Team name!) for raising money from holding raffles, coffee mornings and parties for the Joe Way charity

Geraldine Hill sent the following e-mail to her Team: “My gosh what a fabulous group of Consultants you are ... when I totalled all the monies collected in on Saturday, which included an amount left over from the fees for the day, it was an amazing £1,003.70 - how fantastic is that”. Geraldine’s Team total is just over £1300 now so that will be £650 each to her 2 Charities)

Each of the consultants at the workshop who appeared on the fundraising list, held their own raffles / sold lucky squares etc. with their customers and then brought the monies raised plus their customer details to enter into a Team Draw on Saturday.

Consultants were able to put a ticket in the team draw if their customers .... gave a Christmas wish list in October, bought any products that contained pink, spent over £25, booked a party or agreed to a coffee & chat. Customer tickets could only be given if the consultant raised monies which were added to the team pot!

Geraldine also had a separate draw for the consultants who supported my fundraising efforts.

Susan Brewerton collected sponsorship monies to scrapbook for 8 hours on the day and did a tag box at the recent unit meeting.

Creative Memories TeamGeraldine’s personal contribution of money was raised by a lucky square raising £50, raffle events at all her workshops/parties in October and she raffled off a CM album stand (much sought after!!) on Saturday - this alone raised £73! Plus all her customers who enjoyed one of the special offers were charged an extra £1 per item to add to the charity box, with their agreement of course.

Linda Gransby produced swatches of the new Creative Memories paper packs and sold these for £41 She raised £45 on the day.

Geraldine Hill Senior Director Dunstable said: “I had hoped for around £500 but gosh being able to give this amount to each of our two supporting charities is just amazing. So, my thanks to ALL My Team and our Customers for getting behind the Team & Creative Memories’ BIG MONTH and fundraising for such worthwhile causes”. (Precious Lives Appeal and Breast Cancer)