Monday, 1 October 2012

Doing My Bit!

I haven't had the best of years healthwise, infact I seem to be doing a tour of the UK's hospitals.

However, one thing that has kept me smiling, when I have been feeling poorly is my fundraising.

I like fundraising, especially doing it in fun ways and especially when it raises money to help other boys and girls.  I also like to show people that I can help others just as much as other boys and girls can.

I have three fund raising projects on the go at the moment.  You may have read about my Trike Ride For Kindred.  I am delighted that following a really generous donation of £2,000 by a very kind man who had read about me, I have reached my target of £5,000.  Infact I have exceeded it as I have raised
£5,970.00.  I hope this will really help Kindred, who provide lots of help and support for families whose children have disabilities.

The weather and my health have both been so awful that I haven't yet been able to complete my mile ride on my Trike around the meadows.  But I am determined to complete my ride as soon as I can, and who knows I might even raise some more. I think I need to see if I can complete my ride in the Chris Hoy Velodrome, as it is warm and dry in there!

My second fund raising project is for Bobath Scotland. I wrote about my visit there last year in an earlier blog.  They provided therapy for boys and girls from across Scotland and I wanted to help them keep up their good work.  As I love books I am holding a Book Bring and Buy for Bobath Scotland.  I am asking people to bring along books they have finished with and to buy some "new" ones, with all the proceeds going to Bobath Scotland.  The Book Bring & Buy will be at 11am-1pm on Saturday 20th October, 2012 in St Mark's Unitarian Church, Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2DP (off Lothian Road).

I have also asked some famous authors to donate sign books to raffle at the sale.  I was so excited when I received a sign copy of War Horse from Michael Murpurgo and then Ian Rankin sent two signed books and also Clare Balding. I'm hoping I might get one or two more.  Some people wanted to buy tickets who won't be able to go to the Book Bring and Buy, so mum has set up a Just Giving Page so that people can buy raffle tickets on line.  Here is a link to the page, if you would like to buy tickets.

My third fundraising project is still hush, hush, but it is the most exciting yet and I will be able to tell you all about it very soon.  I think you will be excited too, when you hear what it is and hopefully it will get your toes tapping.  I'll tell you all about it as soon as I can.....

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