The pace of the campaign is really picking up now and there are so many threads developing, it is starting to get difficult to keep pace with them all. We have just had a donation from the Park Grange Gun Club of over £200. That is fantastic and a special thanks to the ‘beaters’ for donating their beaters money to-day!
A number of charitable requests submitted before Christmas will be coming up for review over the next couple of months, so fingers crossed they think ours is a worthwhile campaign to allocate funds to.
These are the areas that will mean the difference between succeeding or failing, but we must not forget the smaller but equally valuable fundraising areas that chip away at the big target. We have a number of promises that hopefully will raise some cash over the next few weeks.
Santander have offered us a table one Saturday at their city centre branch where we can do a raffle or similar. Any funds we raise, they have promised to match, which is great!
We are raffling 3 nice soft toys at the moment. A monkey, a massive teddy and an even bigger dog. Not massive amounts, but it all adds up.
Heron Foods have given permission for a bag pack at their stores one day. We are just lacking suitable volunteers for this one if anyone wants to help out?
Our 3 Peaks walk is beginning to pick up pace and accommodations are being booked, Just Giving sites created and practice walks arranged. We are really hopeful of raising a good 5 figure sum from this event. Numbers are fluid at the moment as people are being added, but unfortunately some dropping out. We are around the high 40’s at the moment, another 5 or 10 would be brilliant. Still looking for a top class band for our Autumn Ball if anyone has any suggestions. Funds are limited on this one though, as every pound we spend on a band, it’s one less to the campaign and we just cannot afford that.
We have other submissions in the pipeline still under delicate negotiation, so we do not want to say too much at the moment. Suffice to say, if they come to fruition, it will make a big difference to our total.
As we are finding out, nobody in these difficult financial times, is prepared to throw money at you. It is a long and difficult journey you have to make for sometimes little or usually, no gain.
Doesn’t stop us from trying though.
The end gain is more than worth a little pain!!!
We guarantee you will see a Retcam in the Children’s Eye hospital by this time next year (hopefully sooner).
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