Sunday, 8 July 2012

Rain, rain, go away..........

Well, we have had a tremendously busy few days, and amazingly all our events managed to go ahead, despite the poor weather forecast, and intermittent downpours.

Firstly, the CLC staff raffle was drawn on Friday. Well done to the winners, and a brilliant £262.71 was raised. Particular thanks to Isabella Mech, who organised the raffle.

Yesterday was the Leckhampton School Summer Fair. We had a stall selling our 'Help Daniel Find His Feet' wristbands, and sold more than 100. If anyone would like a wristband, they are very stylish, the perfect addition to any outfit, and you are helping to advertise our cause at the same time! They cost £2 each and are available in red, white or blue, saying 'Help Daniel Find His Feet' on them. They also come in 3 sizes - small (for fairly small children), medium (for older children or women with slim wrists) or large (for most adults). You can buy direct from me when you see me, or put £2 on the Justgiving page (but don't gift aid it), and add a comment that it's for a wristband, then email me your address if I don't already have it, and I will send it to you.

Also at the fair was Oscar's Toy Stall. The toy sale was completely Oscar's own idea, as a good way to raise money for Daniel, and he had roped in lots of his friends from Year 5 to help, as well as his poor Mum! Many families from the school (as well as others) had been incredibly kind in donating second hand toys, and the result was pretty impressive! Oscar and his friends sold hard all afternoon (in fact I think a couple of them are ripe for The Apprentice in about 10 years time), and raised an amazing £302.90. Well done Oscar!

Yesterday was also Sue and Noel's Charity Garden Party. This was in aid of both Daniel's Fund and Help for Heroes. It was a very successful event, and raised £265.90 for Daniel (and a similar amount for the other charity). A huge thank you to Sue and Noel for all their hard work.

Today was sponsored walk day! A massive thank you to Linda and Andy for organising this. Two separate walks - mainly comprising Year 1 pupils and their families - set off up Leckhampton Hill. Due to a clash with another activity one set of children did the walk this morning, and the main walk then took place this afternoon. A couple of families are also planning to do the walk another day. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves, even though the heavens opened just as the afternoon walkers were finishing, so everyone went home soaked! We managed to take Daniel to meet the walkers at strategic points, and share some ice lollies with his friends.

Very well done to Betsy, Frankie, Oscar, Rocky, Rosie, Joel, Luca, Bella, Joe, Ben, Danny, William, Benji, Charis, Nathalie, Isaac, Abi, Catherine, Percy, Matthew, Isabella, Maddie, Lucy E, Henry, Eliza, Alfie, Billy, Daisy D, Ieesha, James E, Erin M, Sophie, Lily, Katie, Emilia and Alicia! It was wonderful to see so many of you supporting Daniel. "Get well soon" to the 3 other children who wanted to do the walk but were poorly on the day.

There are a few snaps below, but lots of lovely photos were taken by other people, so I will add more later.

Morning walk.............

Afternoon walk.....

This coming Friday (13 July) we have a cake sale at Leckhampton School. Any contributions of baked creations would be gratefully received, and please bring your money!!

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