Another busy month for the local charity who support children going through or post cancer treatment along with their family. Janet Walker-Smith (founder) said “As the charity moves into the summer we have been approached by so many wonderful companies, offering our families some exciting and wonderful things to do. A massive thank you to Wollaston BMW for selecting us to raise funds for the coming year. We are also looking forward to being at Hollowell this year and offering our families a little respite, with a drink and something to eat as we continue to spread what we do, and how we can help families living with Cancer. The charity ball tickets are selling fast, so thank you to those that have already purchased them, and thanks also to Alistair as we all look forward to some wonderful produce from the charity allotment”.
We are so very pleased to announce Wollaston BMW and MINI will be supporting our charity for 2016/17, and will be launched on 21st June. Head of Business David Glower said “Our main objective is to raise funds to cover cost of at least 20 children and their families to take a 3-night, Christmas Fantasy Break at Butlins, Skegness in December 2016. Plus we are committed to providing a working party to paint and decorate the charity’s modest 2-room office suite in Earls Barton during the summer”.
A big thank you to Rebecca Whiting and John Scarrot Junior, for giving the free wristbands for our charity families to enjoy a fun packed day at the fare held at the Racecourse Northampton in June. There was lots to enjoy suited for all ages with rides from mini carousels to the walterz if you dare!
The charity families have been invited by Sporting Bears to attended Rockingham race track in August, where they will be holding a fun day for all! The cars will be giving passenger rides on the national circuit and there will be a super display of NASCARs on the oval. A couple of cars will be provided as static cars for those children who do not feel up to a ride around the circuit, but may still enjoy sitting in a luxury car and having their photo taken. It is a fun free family day out.
Last month saw the charity’s founder Janet Walker Smith completing the Good Morning Britain Tough Mums Challenge, in the beautiful surroundings of Beloit Castle, Leicester. Janet said “as a charity founder I’ve had the ultimate privilege of running with 99 very special and inspirational women, along with the presenters of the show. The experience is one I will never forget and thank you to my wonderful family for nominating me”. Janet also ran the pretty mudder challenge in Abington Park on the 4th June, along with many brave ladies from the village. Janet raised a total of £592.50 for the charity.
Exciting news as we received a phone call this morning from Kayla Wheller from DHL, informing us they will be holding a charity fun day with in August for all the families to attend. The event will take place at Blisworth Football Club, offering our charity children free wristbands for the day! With lots going on such as 55ft Inflatable Obstacle Course, Children’s Bouncy Castle, DJ, BBQ, Candy Floss Machine, Popcorn Machine, Tug of War, Penalty Shoot Out, Raffle, Gallones Ice Cream Van, Guest appearances from Frozen’s Anna & Elsa and so much more to be confirmed. A massive thank you to DHL for considering our charity.
We are delighted to have been offered a pitch at this year’s Hollowell Stream Rally. The show is one of the best in the country especially with the heavy horse shows and traction engines. This year they are celebrating their 30th year and with free passes for our families, they will be able to enjoy this spectacular day with the vintage vehicles, the market stalls, the fare and much more!
We would also like to thank Julia Chapman at my little vintage for supplying a number of pallets for our community allotment project, and Forbells sandwich bar for taking one of our collection pots.
From our allotment Manager Alistair McCarter this month, – The allotment has really sprung into life with crops of runner beans, strawberries, sweet corn, onions and peas amongst other things, all making good progress. It is also a very rewarding time of year for the colour as many vegetables and border plants start flowering. Alistair said “there will be some dates for the charity families soon, to coincide with the approaching school holidays, where the children will have some fun things to do”.
The charity is delighted to welcome back Emma Dutton returning after her maternity leave, Emma will be resuming the volunteer role as Grants Officer, to help support the charity’s families and signposting them to the benefits available.