Paul Davies

Supporter Event

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Ceri Ferguson was friends with Paul Davies – it is 6 years today since Paul died from cancer, aged just 17.
Ceri is taking part in the Pedal 4 Paul bike team and is fundraising hard!
she has organised this event and asked us to let you know about it. Sounds like lots of fun!

Come along on Saturday 23rd July for an Irish dancing taster session! It will be a relaxed beginners class open to age 7+ and we’d love to have some adults along too!

It will be held in Oxgangs Neighbourhood Centre (EH13 9EU) 10.30-11.30am and is £5 per person which includes a tea/coffee/juice + cake after the class.

All money raised will go towards fundraising for ‘it’s good 2 give’, a local Edinburgh charity which supports children and young people with cancer. To reserve your place, email: mhairi.hogg@btinternet.com

The link to her fundraising page for more details is: http://m.virginmoneygiving.com/mt/uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=CeriandKatPedal4Paul&un_jtt_redirect

Join the Pedal 4 Paul bike team (11th September 2016)

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What?    A cycling challenge in memory of an amazing teenager, Paul Davies

Where?  Selection of 3 events catering for all ages and abilities

* Big Belter – Glasgow to Edinburgh (112 miles)

* Classic Challenge – Glasgow to Edinburgh (46 miles)

* Wee Jaunt – Edinburgh (10 miles)

When?   Sunday 11th September  2016

Cost?     Varies depending on which ride you choose.  All we ask is that you register yourselves onto your chosen ride and then raise a few quid for us in honour of a very special young man, Paul Davies

Charismatic, fun, inspirational – just a few of the words we could use to describe Paul Davies.

Paul was diagnosed with cancer when he was just 14 and battled it hard for many years.  He lost his fight in July 2010 aged just 17.

Family and friends fundraise tirelessly for a number of charities that were close to Paul’s heart.  This idea is to raise funds for us and we are so very grateful to Paul’s family for choosing us as the benefiting charity.

So, what is it, do I hear you ask?

Well, as the title suggests it is a bike team.

As part of the 2013 Pedal for Scotland bike ride from Glasgow to Edinburgh there were 128 cyclists in our Team Pedal 4 Paul

For 2016 we’d like to see 150 cyclists in our team and it can be done.

The biggest cycling event is Pedal for Scotland cycling from Glasgow to Edinburgh on Sunday 11th September – full information can be found here.  It doesn’t matter your age or ability as there are 3 different events to choose from.

Once you sign up to your event, let us know you are going to raise some funds for us by emailing (shonagh@itsgood2give.co.uk).  We will then give you information on how to set up an online giving page or provide a paper sponsor form.

If you can detail which event you have chosen and what size of Pedal 4 Paul t-shirt you would like to wear.

To help ensure a good day for you and because we like to be a wee bit different we will have our own refreshment stop for you ( that can be instead of or in addition to the official stops).

We have been kindly donated sandwiches and snacks by Flavour and you can also have a free Bike Check with Bike Chain or Bike Cooperative. (You do the bike check in advance of the day, of course!)

Another fabulous sponsor is Cyclelaw Scotland – and we are sharing their marquee at Murrayfield for you to have a meeting point – to meet us or tell your pals where to find you at the end of the ride.

All monies raised will be used at our Ripple Retreat for an item or items that will recognise Paul’s achievements and character in his young life – a fitting legacy for a special young man.

And as one of the requirements of joining the team is to wear odd socks (Paul always wore odd socks!) we also suggest saving up pennies, pounds, fifty pences, notes in a sock!

I can tell you that every single cyclist doing it for us in previous years has a huge sense of achievement.
Paul’s mum has already started her training – I hope that many of you will join her on the team to honour Paul.

Lynne

lynne@itsgood2give.co.uk

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Pedal 4 Paul 2016

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What?   A cycling challenge in memory of an amazing teenager, Paul Davies

Where?  any cycling event but one we get most cyclists joining is Pedal for Scotland

When?   any but Pedal for Scotland is Sunday 11 September  2016

 

Cost?  varies from event to event and all we ask is that you register yourselves onto your chosen event and then  raise a few quid for us in honour of a very special young man, Paul Davies

 

Charismatic, fun, inspirational – just a few of the words we could use to describe Paul Davies.

Paul was diagnosed with cancer when he was just 14 and battled it hard for many years.  He lost his fight in July 2010 aged just 17.

Family and friends fundraise tirelessly for a number of charities that were close to Paul’s heart.  This idea is to raise funds for us and we are so very grateful to Paul’s family for choosing us as the benefiting charity.

So, what is it, do I hear you ask?

Well, as the title suggests it is a bike team.

As part of the 2013 Pedal for Scotland bike ride from Glasgow to Edinburgh there were 128 cyclists in our Team Pedal 4 Paul

For 2016 we’d like to see 150 cyclists in our team and it can be done.

This year sees us suggesting that you join any organised cycling event you fancy and then pledging to raise a few quid for us – any amount at all is welcomed by us.

The biggest cycling event is Pedal for Scotland cycling from Glasgow to Edinburgh on Sunday 11 September – full information can be found here.

Once you sign up to your event, let us know you are going to raise some funds for us and let us know if you want a Pedal 4 Paul t-shirt. We will give you information on how to set up an online giving page.

All monies raised will be used at our Ripple Retreat for an item or items that will recognise Paul’s achievements and character in his young life – a fitting legacy for a special young man.

And as one of the requirements of joining the team is to wear odd socks (Paul always wore odd socks!) we also suggest saving up pennies, pounds, fifty pences, notes in a sock!

I can tell you that every single cyclist doing it for us in previous years  has a huge sense of achievement.
lynne

lynne(at)itsgood2give.co.uk

 

‘Event’ful Friday!

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Yesterday was a great day – we seem to be having a fair few of these kinds of days recently!   Most folk look forward to fridays because it signals the end of the week- me, I looked forward to yesterday for all the amazing people I knew I was going to meet.

Let me start at the beginning.

Started my day at Currie High School – where I met their Charities Committee and the Head Teacher, Mrs MacKinnon. The school pupils have been doing fundraising for us for past eight months.   Many of the pupils knew Paul Davies  who went to school at Currie HS and lost his fight with cancer nearly three years ago.   We are proud to have our Pedal for Scotland team named Pedal for Paul.  The money the school raised will go into our Paul Davies fund – when we have our house up and  running one of the rooms will be named after Paul.

Katherine McFarlane is Head Girl at Currie and volunteers with us one day a week – I had asked her how much they raised and she was coy about it – obviously wanting me to get a nice surprise – which I most certainly did.

I was presented with a cheque for almost £2000.  How utterly fabulous

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After that I scooted over to see one of our trekkers – we were discussing all things It’s Good 2 Give over a cuppa and cake – and her dog, Archie tried staring me down as I had the cake!!  Quite right too, Archie.

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Moving on to an afternoon tea event organised by two of our trekkers, Adrienne and Nancee – super prizes in their raffle and lots of wonderful  helpers putting together a plentiful cake stand filled with sandwiches, cakes and treats.  mmmmm

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The next bit was for me but I mention it because the person I visited next is one of my fairy godmothers – Jacqui – friend and hairdresser – does my hair every month and for all my major events.  I love it when she does my hair – only time I am ever hair smart!

And so, with gorgeous hair I set off for for the ITM ball at the Edinburgh Marriott – met up there with co-trustee, Susan Stewart and her two nieces Lucy and Sophy – we set up our table in the function room, laid out our leaflets on the tables and got ready to raise some more funds!   Did my wee talk, had dinner, (very nice it was too), a great roll the pound at the whisky bottle game, incredible raffle (like airline tickets to USA!) and then a disco.

And did we get good funds in?  You can believe it!!!  almost £4000.

At the same time, co-trustee Marlyn Minto was attending a Lashes and Tashes fundraising party organised by trekker Aileen.  I have yet to find out whether Marlyn wore lashes or tashes!!  I do know that Aileen raised around £1200.  Just fantastic. I will add more photos of the event soon.  Here is a wee photo of the raffle table.

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When I put my head on the pillow around midnight last night it was with an immense sense of gratitude to all who help us achieve our goal……

 

Thank you each and every one.

Pedal for Paul

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Charismatic, fun, inspirational – just a few of the words we could use to describe Paul Davies.

Paul was diagnosed with cancer when he was just 14 and battled it hard for many years.  He lost his fight in July 2010.

Family and friends fundraise tirelessly for a number of charities that were close to Paul’s heart.  This event is to raise funds for us and we are so very grateful to Paul’s family for choosing us as the benefiting charity.

So, what is it, do I hear you ask?

Well, as the title suggests it is a bike ride.  We want to get between 50 and 100 cyclists to join us and fundraise for us in the Pedal for Scotland bike ride 2012.  That gives us just over a year to recruit, train and raise lots of money in Paul’s honour.

The bike ride takes place on a Sunday in September and as soon as we know the date of the 2012 ride we will update this page.

It’s a 51 mile ride between Glasgow and Edinburgh – you can do it to beat your own personal best, or just enjoy a day ‘s cycle out stopping at the various designated stops en route – Linlithgow Palace is one – if it’s a nice day, what better place for a quick picnic?

We will provide t shirts and goody bags and one of the team is a bike expert and has offered to look at your bike in advance of the ride.

If you’d like to take part, please get in touch with Lynne on lynne@itsgood2give.co.uk

Spread the word amongst family, friends and colleagues – with 13 months to train and raise funds let’s make this a very special event.