Thursday, 26 May 2011

Quiz Night

On Friday evening the quiz night was held to kick start the fundraising, 11 teams took part and lots of fun was had by all. The raffle helped to bring the total for the night to £390! plus a few of the better prizes which were all donated by local companies will be auctioned off seperatly!

A second batch of letter have gone out and we hope to have a nother raffle, the local paper are going to do a big article the week before the walk starts and the local radio station hope to talk to Marc and Steve each day live.

Sponsor forms are doing well , although we now feel the target of £2,000 may be difficult to reach but we sure are  trying LOl...

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Launching the coast to coast blog

Ok my name is Sue and I am Marc's Mum, aka rulusmum on greyhound gap and greyhound lover in the crafting world but for the purpose of this blog I shall be known as the walk coordinator, I gave myself that title LOL. Well I deserve something having been roped in to help and I didn't fancy dogsbody!

The aim of this blog is to keep people informed as to how the fundraising is going and once the walk starts to do daily updates.

Marc and Steve have self funded this walk so all money donated goes to greyhound gap! we have sent out over 100 letter to local companies asking for donations or prizes for the raffle and had a moderate response so far! There is to be a quiz night on the 20th May when the raffle and auction will take place, also a dress down day at the police station for civilian workers has been agreed to by the top brass. Also hoping to add a few more fundraising events time permitting.

So far there has been several articles in the local paper (go to page 6 for one of them) giving the walk good publicity and hopefully another nearer the time. We are also hoping the local radio station will be talking live to the boys each day as they walk.

If you would like to make a donation that would be fabulous and can be done via the just giving page or by contacting me, also if you could pass this blog address out to friends and family that would be fantastic! and why not add yourself as a follower.