Hollie Evans went all out this year to organise an Easter egg hunt for her friends and family, and by doing so raised £86.77! The sun came out as the children hunted high and low for the hidden chocolate eggs, bounced on the bouncy castle, played in the sand pit and got sticky with some arts and crafts. Everyone had a fantastic time! Thank you to Hollie and everyone who donated. The funds have been allocated to our Memory Maker Appeal for 2014.
This year we collected more Easter eggs, sweets and toys than we ever have before and they've all be sent out to hospitals and hospices in the local area.
Thank you to Laurence at Devon's Olde Sweet Shoppe, the Sainsbury's Depot at Waltham Point, Jenny and Katherine at St Edwards Church Play Group, Just IT, Sue Packham at Wurth UK and Ian at Viola Entertainmental Services.
When Devon's Olde Sweet Shoppe closed back in March, Laurence, the owner didn't want to just sell off his remaining stock, he chose to donate it to put smiles on the faces of children with cancer!
We collected approximately £4,000 worth of sweets like cola cubes, flying saucers, Nerds, nougat, strawberry laces, Refreshers, Chomps, Poppets, cola bottles, rhubarb and custard, bon bons, sherbert lemons, fizzy cherries and candy Love Hearts.
This huge selection took us weeks to sort through but most of them have now been distributed to some local hospitals and hospices, while the rest will be raffled to raise extra funds towards our Respite Breaks project.
Thank you so much to Laurence at DLFM in Romford Shopping Hall for his incredible generosity!
Tracy Wood from Woodford Heating and Energy organised a very glamorous charity ball to raise funds for the children we are currently supporting.
The event, held at Woolston Manor Golf and Country Club, included a three course meal, entertainment from an X-Factor singer and an auction and raffle.
Over £9,000 was raised and it will now be used to grant the wishes of 10 children we are currently supporting through our Care Grants project. Their wishes range from toys to birthday parties, to Disneyland holidays!
We would like to say a huge thank you to Tracy at Woodford Heating, Sarah and Nichola from Chapman Consulting, Woolston Manor, the host, the entertainers, everyone who donated items towards the raffle and auction, and all the guest in attendance.
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This March, members of The Old Deanery Care Village take part in a sponsored static bike ride outside Tesco Superstore at Marks Farm Braintree, in aid of Lennox Children's Cancer Fund.
Riders were challenged to cycle 87 miles - the distance from Braintree to LEGOLAND - in only six hours! They were cheered on by passing shoppers and the team successfully rose to the challenge completing the distance with only 10 minutes to spare! The Old Deanery Care Village would like to thank everyone who gave so generously and for their kind words of encouragement and support on the day.
Natasha Fisher and John Worrow both successfully completed sponsored skydives on 28th February at Beccles Heliport in Suffolk. The lucky pair won their skydive places in raffle at The Old Deanery Care Village and the whole village helped to raise more than £400 in sponsorship!
The Old Deanery Care Village's next fundraising event is an 87 mile bike ride at Tesco Superstore in Braintree, on Friday 14th March. Members of the village will be raising sponsors and encouraging donations from the public by riding a static exercise bike the distance between Braintree and LEGOLAND!
Ollie is 4 years old and has bilateral retinoblastoma, which is a cancer of the eye. Following treatment, including systemic chemotherapy directly to his eyes, Ollie lost one eye and now lives with an artificial one.
We provided Ollie's family with a Care Grant to purchase some cool sports goggles which will protect Ollie's remaining eye and allow him to take part in sporting activities with other children at school.
Click 'Read More' below to see Ollie's thank you note or Click here to see more thank you cards and photos from the children and families we have helped.
The students, teachers and community of St. Mary's Hare Park School in Romford had lots of fun when they ditched the uniforms for their 2013 Christmas Appeal with a Play Your Cards Right theme. Gemma Fitzmaurice, a mother of two students at the school and charity representative went to collect a cheque for £400.07 following the event. Thank you to everyone who helped to plan the day, and to all those who took part.
We are delighted to have received 42% of your votes to win the Lloyds Community Fund Award 2013 and £3,000. You have been voting through text, online and with tokens handed out at five Lloyds branches in Havering.
The award will be used to help our Respite Breaks project to give children with cancer a memory making holiday with their families.
THANK YOU to everyone who voted and an extended thank you to Jo Paveley and Ella Dixon who nominated us for this award back in May!