Monday, 16 March 2015

Hole in Onesie Walk 2015

Following the success of our first Hole in Onesie Walk, we are pleased to announce that the event will go ahead again this year, on Sunday 10 May.

As well as the same route, of around 1.5miles, we have introduced a second course for those who fancy more of a challenge (not suitable for younger children).  The Ramblers Route covers just over 2 miles and includes more steep and narrow terrain around the perimeter of Pine Ridge Golf Course.

Sign up now to take part.  Once you have completed the form, we will email you with details of how to pay the entry fee and how to set up a sponsorship page on JustGiving.


Saturday, 27 December 2014

Review of 2014

Here’s a quick whizz through 2014! 
After a short breather at the beginning of the year, we kicked off our 2014 fundraising year with the annual Great Daffodil Appeal collections – both static boxes in local shops and businesses and manned collections at local shopping locations.  Between these two activities, over £8,500 was collected – this represents around half of our total income for the year and is a vital part of our fundraising. 

Towards the end of the GDA, we borrowed an idea from another Fundraising Group, which saw a number of our supporters knitting wonderful daffodil pins.  We will be bringing you these in 2015, so do look out for them alongside the regular pin badges.
As you may know, we are the chosen charity of the wonderful PineRidge Golf Club in Frimley, and as such, we hold our main non-collection events at this venue.  We were looking to try something a little different this year, and hit upon the combination of onesies and the lovely woodland area which runs alongside the golf course and created our first Hole in Onesie Walk.  Amazingly, in a weekend that was predominantly rainy, the hour that the event took place was dry and mild and everyone had a great time – spurred on by the thought of a bacon butty and a hot drink back in the club house.

In May we attended the Surrey Heath Show and in the same weekend, 15 of us abseiled down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth – what a way to spend a Bank Holiday Monday!
June marked the start of Blooming Great Tea Party season and we held another fantastically well supported community event at Pine Ridge, in association with Camberley Mums.  Once again, the support of local businesses who gave their time and the people who came along and generously spent their money, was very much appreciated.

The summer saw us attending a number of events with our trusty gazebo and stall – Potley Hill School Fair, the Pine Ridge Beer Festival (who won a Minion?!) and the Siemens Fun Day. 
In September we bag packed in Sainsburys, with great support once again from some of our younger supporters.

Soon it was Autumn and time for what has proven to be our most popular event, in its third year in 2014 – Family Spookfest.  This year we had so many excited families pre-booking tickets that we had to move from the Baronial Hall to the Green Room at Pine Ridge.  Local businesses supported the event by providing all sorts of activities for the children and as always, Pine Ridge were the perfect hosts.
At the end of November, and 80s night, organised by our very own Katie, took place and amidst the legwarmers and big hair, almost £1,000 was raised in one night – fantastic!

We attended the two new events run by Pine Ridge – a Fireworks night and a Christmas Panto – both brilliantly organised and we were delighted to be invited to be there too.
We also managed to squeeze in a couple of collections at Christmas – at The Meadows and The Mall – we hope to be back with more of these for Christmas 2015.

It just leaves me to give you a sneaky preview of our most ambitious project since we started our Group in late 2011.  We are going to have a Field of Hope project during 2015 – actually two locations – Frimley Lodge Park and St. Anne’s Church grounds in Bagshot.  We will invite local people to purchase a bundle of daffodil bulbs to be planted at the location of their choice in memory of someone, or just to support our cause.  In the Autumn we will plant the bulbs and in Spring 2016 we should see them flower for the first time.  This really is going to be a big commitment for us, so your support will be very welcome.  We hope to launch the Field of Hope bulb sponsoring in late February, so look out for more information then.
So, thank you so much to everyone who has volunteered at events and collections and to those who have donated and attended events.  Thanks again to our friends at Pine Ridge Golf Course and for the ongoing support of the Surrey Heath Residents Network.  Our grand total for the year is £17,263.  This means that our total raised since November 2011 is £48,651 – 2,432 hours of end-of-life care, which I think it is fair to say we are all extremely proud of.

We look forward to your continued support in 2015.

Monday, 8 September 2014

80's Christmas Party

Book tickets here

Join us for an 80s themed Christmas Party on Friday 28 November at Pine Ridge Golf Course.
Three course dinner, mince pies and coffee, disco 'til 1am.
£37.50 per person.
Plus!  Fantastic Christmas Prize Draw on the night.

Book tickets here

Friday, 20 June 2014

Blooming Great Tea Party 2014

We held our Fundraising Group's Blooming Great Tea Party on Friday 20 June and would like to thank everyone involved for helping us to raise £420 - 21 hours of end-of-life care.

Below are links to all of those who have been involved in this year's event if you would like to support their businesses.  Thank you so much to everyone who came along and spent generously, we wholeheartedly appreciate it.

Pine Ridge Golf Centre - Thanks to Sarah and the team at Pine Ridge for making us welcome and getting the bouncy castle, proving tea and coffee and being lovely as always.

Camberley Mums for partnering with us and helping to make the event run smoothly

To the following who generously donated their time:

My Little Princess Parties
Red Door Photography
Surrey Performing Arts
Angel Faces
Velvet Rooms 4 Hair

To the wonderful stallholders and beauty ladies:

Belle by Monique
The Treatment Room
The Blue Butterfly
Isabela Beauty/Forever Living
My Time Frame
Usbourne Books
Captain Tortue
Lisa Davies Illustrator
Phil's Embroidery
Party Lite Candles

Thank you to the following for their most fantastic cakes, they really were the high point of the morning!

Emma Treves
Jo Powell
Patricia Barrios & Hubby
Jac Boyce (amazing gluten/wheat/dairy free cakes!)
Jane Oldfield
Emma Moyle
Susan Towlson

And finally, a most splendid team of raffle ticket and cake sellers and generally picking up the pieces as I blunder through:

Tiffany Jackson
Annee Nesbit
Emma Moyle


Monday, 28 April 2014

Hole in Onesie Walk 2014

The Hole in Onesie Walk - a walk alongside Pine Ridge Golf Course in onesies - a new event for us - took place on Sunday 27 April.

60 brave folk donned their all-in-ones (or perhaps just go out of bed and went straight there?) and walked around a mile-and-a-half through some rather muddy woodland, though thankfully the rain itself held off for the duration.

The event was covered by the Surrey Heath Residents Network, where you'll find an audio-boo and short video from the day, with thanks to Paul Deach for that.

Thanks to Pine Ridge Golf Club for letting us invade their otherwise peaceful Sunday morning and to Paul Fitchett for taking some great photo's of the walkers.

If you'd like to see this event again next year, let us know!

GREAT Daffodil Appeal 2014 - £7,645 raised

We had the best Great Daffodil Appeal so far this March, with a staggering £7,645 collected at six locations across nine days.  Many of our now regular collectors were joined by some new faces, who we hope will also join us again next year.

If you saw one of our collectors and made a donation for a daffodil pin, thank you from all of us in the Camberley Fundrasing Group - our chat's with your and your kind words make it all worthwhile.  We will be out again collecting at Christmas and of course, again next Spring for the Great Daffodil Appeal 2015!

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Hole in Onesie Walk

Our great new Spring event is the Hole in Onesie Walk - a leisurly walk of around 1.5 miles through the woodland which runs alongside the Pine Ridge Golf Course.  It would be great to see everyone in their onesies, though these are of course optional, so don't be put off if you don't have one, or can't be seen in public in it!  To enter, please complete the form linked below.  We will then email you with information on how to pay your entry fee (adults £6, children 4-15 £4 and under 4's free).