A Campaign Summary

A Campaign Summary

It may appear quiet on the surface regarding events in June, but this is all part of our strategy to enable the team to focus on important tasks behind the scenes.

July is going to be mega busy with the Hessle Sinfonia event on the 7th July (tickets on sale now direct from us), Jeddy Bears Picnic at Acre Head on Saturday the 14th July, together with our two promotional events at the Hull Health Expo 70 at the Doubletree Hilton on the 5th July and the Hull Hospital Fun Day at Castle Hill hospital on the 7th July.

These events are taking a lot of organising, together with our jewel in the crown, the Autumn Ball on Friday the 19th October at The Village Hotel (table reservations being taken now).

We will be doing table top and car boot sales in June however to keep us fit, but the main area of attention will be applying to local businesses and charitable institutions for (hopefully) large donations.

We are working hard with the Freemasons here developing a joint strategy for this. We are also working on our presentation for the Rotary Club at the end of June, submitting our appeal to be considered as their chosen local charity to support, for the Humber Bridge 1/2 marathon. Fingers crossed for that one.

We will be submitting our business plan to more charitable trusts for their consideration as well and this is extremely labour intensive and time consuming ensuring all of their strict criteria are met. There are potentially big rewards however.

Our forecasted target for June was £50k and we are currently at £49,700, so we are virtually bang on target. If we can hit £75k soon, that will allow us to order a RetCam3, but without (what we consider) essential add ons. These can be added at a later date though as funds permit.

 

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Bank Holiday Fun Day at The Hop Pole Raises Over £500

Bank Holiday Fun Day at The Hop Pole Raises Over £500

In glorious weather and among crowds of people, our busy team raised over £500 for our appeal. A great day was had by all. Thanks to everyone for supporting us but especially Nicola for allowing us to host the event and Carly, the event organiser for all her hard work.

A special thanks also has to go to our DJ, Tony, the fabulous acts on the day, our photographer Alison who came all the way from Leeds to support us and Mike Wilkinson and his crew from ITSL, despite having only 3 hours sleep from the night before, was dead on time with our fantastic stage. A selection of photos from the day………..

 

 

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M&S Table Top Sale Raises £208 Towards The Camera.

M&S Table Top Sale Raises £208 Towards The Camera.

In only 5 hours, we managed to raise £208 yesterday outside M&S in Anlaby, all with donated goods, so 100% profit. Result!!

Many thanks to Jane from M&S for allowing us to do this and to Irene for donating the fantastic jigsaws that sold really well and thanks to Kym who is proving to be an invaluable team member.

Met some really nice people on the day and had some interesting conversations.

We also got a donation yesterday from the kind ladies at the Anlaby and Willerby Slimming World. Thank you ladies……….

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Yorkshire 3 Peaks Walk – Hits the £11k Mark!

Yorkshire 3 Peaks Walk – Hits the £11k Mark!

Our Y3P walk was a great success on Saturday May 12th 2018.

In glorious, perfect walking conditions, 40 walkers started out, but, despite giving it their very best shot, a few had to withdraw.

Minor injuries apart, we are sure they and everyone else felt an immense sense pride in being part of something special and for that day, doing something way out of their comfort zone.

We hope that we have left you all with lasting memories.

From a campaign point of view, we have raised £11k, which for a single event, is fantastic.

Great effort from everyone concerned, thank you for your support, time and effort in helping to make it a great success.

Thanks also to everyone of our support team, (Mark, Stuart, Mike, Sarah and Julie) without which, the event would not have happened and a special thanks to Henry from Monkey Mountains for keeping us all safe!

 

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We are officially Lazaats chosen local charity for 2019

We are officially Lazaats chosen local charity for 2019

We had a great meeting with the good people from Lazaats early last week.
After hearing about the campaign they contacted us and asked if we would like to be their single local charity for 2019.
They have offered us their prestigous pavilion suite with 3 course meal seating up to 330 people for a Saturday night in March 2019.
Still a long way off but gives us plenty of time to plan something really special.
Thank you Lazaats for this most generous offer from all of the Retcam team.

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Roar 4 the Retcam

Roar 4 the Retcam

What a fantastic night we all had at The Kardomah94 last Thursday night!

Side splittingly funny, our hosts at Kardomah94 and The Hull Comedy Festival guys gave us a fantastic night.

Ticket sales on the lead up to the night were slow to be fair , but it ended up being a sell out with standing room only. Profit after costs was £369, all going to the Retcam.

Thanks to all the comedians for donating their time to us, thus ensuring returns to the appeal were maximised. A special thanks to Gary Jennison and Jed Salisbury for organising this and thanks to Dave Smith, Peter Phillipson, Thomas Green and last but not least, Discount Comedy Checkout for their fantastic impromptu performances!. All were brilliant with their own quirky, individual brand of comedy. As good as you would see on ‘Live at the Apollo’ any night!

Further collaboration with these guys guaranteed, checkout our events page for ‘Jeddy Bears Picnic’ for more details!

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Final Training Walk!

Final Training Walk!

Only 2 weeks to go and all teams have been busy with their final preparations for the Y3P challenge. HEY Hospitals Trust team had a nice 17 mile trek around Millington. Mixture of hills and flats.

Our Kingston Joinery team had an epic trip to The Lakes taking in Scafell Pike and Langdale Pikes in one day. 13 miles in one day on ‘proper mountains’. Well done boys!

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Waitrose Appeal

Waitrose Appeal

Our Green Token Scheme application to Waitrose has proved to be very successful.

The newest member of the team was presented with a cheque to-day for £458.

Thanks to all who voted for us and a special thanks to Jo at Waitrose for organising this for us.

Every single donation like this gets us ever closer to our target.

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Millington Training Walk

Millington Training Walk

A great training walk on Sunday with the regulars around Millington. Lovely sunny day with Red Kites to boot.

We only managed to lose two along the way….

Millington again next Sunday.

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Skirlington Market Car Boot

Skirlington Market Car Boot

Another successful car boot at Skirlington Market with the team raised £142 after a very early start!

Thanks to Tina Steeley for helping out. Another convert to the cause hopefully.

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