It’s the time of year for me to start planning events in 2017 and this year is no different.
At the moment we have Spring Blingo and our Ball confirmed – 11 May for Blingo (sold out ) and 25 November for our Ball at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh.
I am turning my attention to securing sponsorship for parts of all of each event to maximise our fundraising.
Also, it is time to start asking for prize donations – I feel certain that folk must cross the road when they see me approaching! However, last year’s experience of going through cancer treatment myself has meant that I am indeed a bolder beggar. I ask very nicely and hope for a good response but understand if it has to be a negative response! Surgery, chemo and radiotherapy have left their lifetime scars on me and I hate to think of what they have done to children and teens.
Our Ripple Retreat opens in 2017 and that will provide a fabulous respite during treatment or in the months after treatment and certainly for bereaved families. In addition to fundraising for our Retreat, we are fundraising for our projects at the new Sick Children’s Hospital in Edinburgh – providing the wall art in the children’s cancer ward and also super comfy chairs for parents on the ward and in clinic. We need to raise £60,000 for those projects.
If you are able to help by providing sponsorship of part of Blingo or the Ball do get in touch – or perhaps you work for a firm who might consider sponsoring.
Same goes for providing auction and raffle prizes – we welcome any support to secure prizes – we need them for Blingo, the Ball, and for the Scottish Property Awards and Scottish Legal Awards in March and the Scottish Home Awards in June.
Anyone able to help us please do get in touch – email me on Lynne ( at ) itsgood2give.co.uk