Sue Rowlands lends further support
Just a quick message to say that on Friday 3rd October I had an open day at my house, selling cakes, cards, mobile phone charms etc. I also had a raffle, which has been drawn, and I am about to deliver the prizes to the winners. I am very lucky to have such great support from my sister and all my great friends. In total I have raised £300.
Since then I have had requests for my cakes so will be busy making them. I have also had the offer to put cards in local hairdressers who will display them on the counter; all proceeds will of course go to PSF.
Hope you are all well especially Jordan.
Love Sue x
We received £710 from Norma Lodge, thanks to a work colleague of mine Pete Richards, who nominated our charity.
Sarah Selwood and Donna Padmore – Keyline brands
These ladies raised an amazing £2031.70!
The evening went really well, we had approx 90 people attend and raised £2031.70 this includes the £481.70 coming directly from Unilever. We had some fantastic auction prizes which included the New I Pod Touch donated by my company, which raised £200 in the auction, other auction prizes included a friend Donna Padmore who is a Beauty Therapist, she auctioned herself for a Champagne Pamper Day for 4 friends, this raised £145. My hair salon in Weybridge donated a full colour cut & blow-dry, this raised £90. Donna, who organised the party with me, got loads of local companies to donate meals, champagne etc for the raffle, which was so successful. The strangest auction was a last minute entry – Donna’s husband is a taxi driver and the morning of the party he picked up the guy that used to play CatWeezle and got his autograph a friend of ours, Mark Jones, bid £25 for it, think he was under the influence of alcohol!!
Love to the family
Ian Barnet and Live in the Valley – the Big Fat Beulah Bash
I was approached by Ian who supports young bands and singers in the local area as part of an organisation called “Live in the Valley”. They performed a charity gig at a local Baptist church raising money for Cancer research and PSF UK (in honour of Jordan). Artists line up was as follows:
Frequency, Vicky Bass, Friday Club, Temba Dawn, the Arcadian, Some People, Exus and Offhand.
The event was held on 29 March and we went along with our boys and family. They raised £238 for PSF UK and a good time was had by all!
Bexhill High School
Jeanette Pollitt who organised the activities wrote the following for the local paper:
Year 8 students at Bexhill High, based at the Gunters lane site, worked hard to raise £400 for the charity Proteus Syndrome Foundation UK. The group currently helps over 50 families in the U.K and Europe.
Proteus Syndrome is a condition that involves atypical growth of the bones, skin, and head. It is a very rare, variable and progressive condition, affecting more males than females.
As part of their Enterprise curriculum, the 60 students devised and carried out a number of business / money-spinning a activities in order to support this charity, one very close to their hearts, as a fellow Year 8 student, Jordan Whitewood –Neal, is a sufferer of this rare genetic disorder.
The students worked in small teams to design, advertise and run their ventures which included washing cars, cake and tuck sales, games sessions, and even a very popular chocolate fruit fountain!
Jordan and his parents were invited to receive the cheque from Mrs Jeanette Pollitt and the students in a special assembly. Mrs Tracey Whitewood-Neal, chairperson, was most impressed with their efforts and offered her congratulations and appreciation on behalf of the Foundation.
Thank you to Phil Waller and Mazars for the donation of £250 in honour of Joel Hales-Waller
Nick & Gaynor – Hastings half marathon
Raised an amazing £574.71 for PSF UK – cheque presented by our friend Barry Towner on their behalf.
Duncan Streeter – Hastings half marathon
Duncan has been supporting us for years and raised another £171.00.
Royal Bank of Scotland – Essex branch
Had a dress down day and raised £500.
Allstate Northern Ireland
London to Brighton Bike Ride
Richard Pucknell and Pete Cardinal raised a staggering £484.52. We took Jordan to meet them at the end of the race. It was a beautiful day and Jordan had fun holding Lottie (Pete’s baby girl). Thanks guys, hope it was worth all the hard work, sweat and tears! Thanks to Charlotte’s mum Jenny for all her hard work and encouragement for the lads.
The “QuizMasters” did it again raising £210.
Raised £150 – Mazda London Triathlon.
Benfleet Methodist Church – Coffee Morning
Grant Davis Limited
Raised £58 from their dress down day.