As a sponsor of Cancer Research UK, PomPrint Designs are pleased to help advertise the Peterhead Relay for Life event on 6th and 7th July on their behalf.
Cancer Research UK PETERHEAD Relay for Life 2013
Peterhead Relay for Life is a charity event organised by volunteers which raises money for Cancer Research UK. Relay for Life is an inspirational 24 hours that brings together Peterhead and the surrounding communities to remember loved ones, honour cancer survivors and most importantly celebrate life! Peterhead is the most successful annual Relay for Life event in the UK and thanks to the support of the local community has raised a staggering £650,000 for Cancer Research UK’s life saving work over the past 7 years.
How Relay Works…
From 11am on Saturday 6th July 2013 until 11am on Sunday 7th, teams will walk round Lord Catto Park in Peterhead in a relay format. Teams can all walk together, in pairs, individually, or can even run if they are feeling energetic but there must be at least one member of each team on the track at any one time. All around us as we walk is a festival of entertainment and activities to keep everyone amused during a truly remarkable 24 hours!
Hope and Inspiration
The Survivors Lap is truly inspirational and testament to the amazing work being done by Cancer Research UK using the money raised by Relay for Life. The Candle of Hope ceremony is an incredibly touching reminder of why we need Relay for Life.
Why not get Involved?
Would you like to enjoy a great weekend with friends? Up for a laugh? Want to try something different and meet some new people? You can do all this and raise cash for a worthwhile cause. Why not take the plunge and enter a team?
For full details visit http://relay.cancerresearchuk.org or talk to one of our committee members for a personal account of their Relay for Life experience. We promise you won’t regret it!
They say a picture says a thousand words so we have put together short photo slideshow which will hopefully give a taste of this truly unique and inspiring event. The slideshow can be viewed below:-
It is truly amazing what can happen when lots of people pull together for a good cause!
A short time ago I put out an appeal for you to support the female staff at Cockermouth school in an effort to raise money for Cancer Research on behalf of one of their colleagues who had recently been diagnosed with the illness. Unfortunately, the team are still well away from their target, so I was hoping that a photo of the ladies wearing their campaign t-shirts might make a few of you jump into action and sponsor them. The sponsorship link is here.
..and some of the ladies are here…..
The Cockermouth Ladies’ Race for Life Team members wearing their T-Shirts donated by ourselves in support of their fund-raising. Please click the link to make your donation, no matter how large or small, they will be very grateful.
Please help the Cockermouth School ‘Race for Life’ Team. – goo.gl/ijmLv with either a small donation or a RT.
In February 2012 a colleague was diagnosed with breast cancer and, within a month, had surgery and began a course of chemotherapy.
To say staff at Cockermouth School were shocked is a huge understatement as this colleague is the type of person who, no matter what is going on in her own life, is always thinking of others, and, no matter how busy she is at work, always finds time to listen to everyone else’s problems.
Front of the Purple Princess T-Shirt produced and donated by PomPrint for the Cockermouth ladies’ entry in their ‘Race for Life’.
Many staff have rallied (as we all do in these circumstances) and baked and cooked and offered lifts for the family. It’s not a lot but everyone feels helpless at a time like this, which is why we all decided to enter a Cockermouth School team into this year’s Race for Life. We set up a Race for Life group called Paton’s Purple Princesses (purple being our colleague’s favourite colour!) and a fundraising page, then emailed all staff asking for team members and/or donations to our fundraising page. Currently, we have 38 team members and £295 in sponsorship; this doesn’t include any money that has been raised in school, which will be added at a later date. We are grateful to everyone who has donated so far, but I’m sure we can do better. If anyone would like to make a donation to this very worthy cause, please visit our fundraising page (Click to go to link).
We must also extend our thanks to PomPrint, who have generously donated our team t-shirts; we may not be the fastest on the field but we will certainly be the smartest!
This weekend we celebrate what is undoubtedly the most important event of the year. People will be milling about dressed in Red, White and Blue; both tiaras and jewelery will be in abundance, and a party atmosphere will be evident in the streets all around town. I, amongst many, admire these people for doing what they do year in, year out, giving up their time and energy for little or no reward to themselves, but solely for the benefit of others. We, as a company, have made our small contribution to the festivities and hope that you will join us by making your own contributions to this ‘special event’. Continue reading →
As you are well aware by now, PomPrint annually support the Moonlight Prowl event in Fraserburgh in aid of a breast cancer charity. As this is a ladies only event, we have decided to redress the balance by throwing our support behind the Mintlaw Mo’s by supplying their T-Shirts for their 100 mile hike in aid of a Prostate Cancer charity. Below is the press release in this week’s Buchan Observer with full details on the event.
Article in the Buchan Observer about the Mintlaw Mo's charity hike.
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Once again, we intend to keep you all up to speed with their progress on a regular basis.
Question:What do Jono Bacon, Ken Bruce, Mata Hari, Nicola Benedetti and Ludwig Van Beethoven all have in common?
Answer:They have all supported us and ‘Jog On’ to help raise £500 for CLIC Sargent – The Childrens’ Cancer Charity.
Last night I sent out a ‘Tweet’ to various celebrities asking them to retweet my appeal for support for the Jog On guys in Nottinghamshire. The 5 people mentioned, along with other, important but less well knowns, helped to create a great surge in interest in the event, giving us 250 hits on this blog today (and over 100 from 10 pm to midnight yesterday).
This is all well and good, but I am sorry to say that so far, only a handful of their followers on Twitter have visited the donation site, and even less have made a contribution.
Without trying to preach, I find it a tad disturbing that the great British public are more than willing to fork out £1 on a lottery ticket (with a 1 in 14,000,000 chance of winning) to benefit the likes of a corporation such as Camelot, than to give it to a cause directly that will benefit thousands of Cancer-stricken children in our country.
Please, take another look at these guys and give them your support. Every £1 counts, so you do not have to donate large amounts, and gift aid adds another 25%!!!
Since making my posting about our three cancer charities, it is pleasing to see that things have moved on. However, Mandy and her friends running for ‘Jog On’ down in Nottinghamshire, appear to be stuck on the fund raising for Children with Cancer! It would be great to see their total of £176.25 (current) raised to £500 with our help! So, c’mon you guys, please support CLIC Sargent, and Mandy and her friends to achieve this total over the next few days! Please note that gift aid adds another 25% to your donation from the government, so please make the most of getting some of your money back!!