On Sunday, our brave runner, John Davis, took on the full 26 mile Edinburgh Marathon. Despite a fantastic start for John, disaster struck at mile 23 when he collapsed and was told by paramedics that he was out of the race! Not one to be defeated, John took a short break to rehydrate in an ambulance before joining the race again and completing in 4 hours and 50 minutes!
We are very thankful to John for his dedication, and for raising over £400! You can read his inspiring race blog by clicking here.
Friends Dan Lockhart and Callum Watts raised £623 for Lennox by taking part in a daring sponsored tandem skydive each at the Sibson Airfield in Peterborough.
Thank you to The Toy Trust for their very generous donation, which go towards our Respite Breaks project this summer. The Toy Trust is founded by the British Toy and Hobby Association and exists to raise money from the toy industry, which is then donated to a number of good causes
The Body Shop's newly re-styled Southend store held it's grand re-opening on Saturday 27th April and £196 was raised! Throughout the day, guest's enjoyed free makeovers, hand massages and goody bags and, as well as face painting and a raffle. Special thanks to Liz Millward for volunteering her time and making extra donations after the event
Image Line Communication raised £58.16 by holding a 'Name the Cuddly Toy' Competition at work. A fluffy, yellow chick was passed around the office as employees guessed it's name to help raise funds this Easter.
Well done to the fabulous cast and incredibly talented band who made Lennox Productions' Musical Melodies a huge success at the Brookside Theatre in Romford. The small cast of eight produced an evening filled with some of the most popular songs from stage and film, including hits from musicals such as 'Les Misrables', 'Anything Goes', 'Oklahoma', 'Guys’n’Dolls' and many more.
A blind company has donated and fitted new roller blinds in the charity's New Forest Log Cabin to ensure families staying there, get the cleanliness and privacy that they need. DJ Blinds, which has stores in Dartford, Basildon, and Rayleigh, is also fitting blinds in the charity's new offices for when we move in this March.
Dillon was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in his kidney at two and a half years old. He fought it off by enduring radiotherapy and chemotherapy for a year and surgery to remove a kidney. Then sadly, four years after initial diagnosis it was discovered that Dillon had two new tumours in his brain and chest meaning he had to start the nightmare all over again. Click here to read more about the children we support.
With exactly one week to go until Christmas, children from Birmingham Children's Hospital and Worcestershire Royal Hospital were treated to a splendid Christmas party funded by the Lennox. The children and their families spent an afternoon playing party games and enjoying a festive feast! Presents, teddies and selection boxes were also given out to the children thanks to generous donations from our supporters. Click here to read more
This Christmas, we are excited to be a recipient of Disney Store’s ‘Share the Magic’ campaign. A Magical Post Box will be placed in the Romford store and for every letter posted to Santa, we will receive a plush toy. Simply post your letter to Santa in your local store or at disneystore.co.uk and for every letter received, a child from our charity will receive a soft toy this Christmas. Click here for more information on how to get involved!