Weatherby’s Bank Staff, Wellingborough
Inner Wheel Club of Wellingborough
Thanks to Sophie Cardwell, Lauren Woolley, Emily Ashby, Georgia Grande and Aisling Redmond who are members of Madrigalis at NSG. They raised money for us by carol singing. (Apologies for the delay in posting their entry.)
Louise, Ruari, Owen, Finn, Nadine and Family
The whole family brilliantly took part in the Skyride in Central London on 4 September 2011 to raise money for Thomas’s Fund. Left-to-right in the photo above: Auntie Janet, Nadine, Emily, Hannah, Thomas, Uncle Simon, Ruari, Louise, Finn, Owen, Adam and Auntie Kate. (More action shots below!) Find out more about the Skyride initiative here.
Boughton Pocket Park
Boughton Pocket Park committee held a dog show and fete in September and asked local charities and organisations if theY would like to have a stall to raise funds and promote their cause. Thomas’s Fund had a treasure map, kindly painted by Dave Suter, a local artist, and a guess the weight of the cake, which was donated by Duston Village Bakery. We were very lucky with weather and managed to raise £71. Find out more about the Park here.
Great Addington Primary School
Many thanks to Great Addington Primary School, who held a mufti day and raised £104.49 for Thomas’s Fund.
Toni Spencer and Louise Gordon
Toni Spencer and Louise Gordon ran the Great South Run on Sunday 28 October in Portsmouth and completed the 10-mile course in 1:40:48 and are understandably pleased with their effort in this pic. They were sponsored for Thomas’s Fund.
Time 4 Support
On the 28 August 2012, Time 4 Support, who support carers and parents of special needs kids, celebrated the beginning of the Paralympics 2012 by raising money for Thomas’s Fund. They had an “arty Paralympic theme day”. This was also was in memory of Harry Smith, who loved art, and it was agreed that all the Paralympians were definitely Harry’s Heroes. We raised £30, and you can see Cory enjoying the day, above.
The whole class dressed up as elves and fairies to sell candy canes to other students at Magdalen College School in Brackley before Christmas 2012. They also put on a film show. They made £170. (The photo shows students Sophie Millard and Louise Stephens-Mahoney.)
5th Northamptonshire Girls’ Brigade
The Girls Brigade raised £360.39 by bag-packing at ASDA in Northampton as you can see in the photo, with our junior ambassador Sophie Baylis. Below is the cheque presentation, with Lucy Smith. Why not join the Girls’ Brigade, every Tuesday night during term time, at Kingsthorpe Methodist Church, Welford Road, Northampton: their website is here
Northamptonshire Community Foundation
Thanks to the Northamptonshire Community Foundation for the grant in December 2011, through their Vulnerable Families Fund, which will enable us to purchase more musical instruments with which to expand our work.