This is a new subject to the CLL News and is intended to keep you up to date with what is happening regarding fundraising events , and hopefully, how you can be involved in raising funds for CLLSA. In April we have 25 brave fundraiser's taking to the sky’s to raise money by sponsored Sky Dives. We will report on this in the next Newsletter.
We wish them all a good day and safe landings. We could consider their donations as pennies from heaven and they are highly appreciated. Catherine Crossley ran the Felixstow 10 k run earlier this year. Her page on Just Giving describes why she decided to run the race in Memory of her Uncle . Catherine only started running in September 2011 but still managed to finish 473rd in a field of 1,000 runners. Thank you and well done Catherine. The London 10k run has 8 places left as this article is being written. The 10k run takes place on 8 th July 2012 so contact us to see if any places are still available. There is no entry fee but we are asking all participants to raise a minimum of £200. One runner has already set up a Just Giving page, you can find it here: http://www.justgiving.com/BarryJeffery Now we turn to a very special fund raiser whom we recently heard of who has decided to take on a phenomenal amount of fundraising work on behalf of CLLSA and Cancer Research UK.
Shionadnah Newby from Kettering is going to run, not one but three marathons over the next few months. She will start in Rome before moving on to Barcelona and then Paris. This would be a fantastic achievement in itself but she has also taken on the added work of arranging and participating in a skydive and holding a fundraising ball and a fete day in Kettering.
She has already signed up 25 brave volunteers for the skydive all of whom have set up fundraising pages on the Just Giving website. Her mother Sheila, 45, is currently battling against chronic lymphatic leukaemia, having already beaten spinal cancer and endometrial cancer.
In a recent radio interview with BBC Radio Northampton Miss Newby said: “I enjoy running anyway. A marathon was my first thought about doing something to raise money for charity and it stemmed from there. I wanted to push myself to raise as much money as possible. My mum always said my positive attitude helped her to beat the disease and now I want to show my love and support again.” We are sure that you will all join us in sending our sincere thanks to Shionadnah for all her work and also a big thank you to everyone involved with her events.
We are always overwhelmed by the support we receive from our Members and their Families. If you would like to sponsor Shionadnah you can find her Just Giving Page here: http://www.justgiving.com/shae-newby
Many of you will be aware of the Just Giving Website but for those whom are not familiar with this site read on. Just Giving is a web site dedicated to helping,supporting and maintaining the worlds largest on line fund raising community.
How does it work?
Just Giving allows you to set up a web page on their site which you can email links to your friends, family and anyone you think may donate to your particular fund raising event or task. The Just Giving page prompts the person making the donation to include gift aid. Gift aid adds a further 25% to your donation and has no cost or tax implications on the individual making the donation. You do have to be a UK tax payer to enable the gift aid to be added.
What is Just Giving doing for CLLSA.
Since January 1st 2012 up to 30th March 2012 a total of 15 fundraising pages have been launched. These have already attracted a total of 275 individual donations. To start your own Just Giving page go to http://www.justgiving.com
If you are organising any fund raising on behalf of CLL Support please let us know by email to email@example.com
In the next edition we hope to publish some of your ideas and successes in fund raising events.
Thank you for your on going support.