On 24th June Monty’s Pedigree Chums relay team held their ever popular quiz and social night at Foulridge Village Hall. Delighted to report that it was a sold out event and they raised a fantastic £700 for Petal. Committee member Angela Stuttard and partner Bruce Corden organised the event supported by committee member Liz Mitchell and Janet Leafe from Cancer Research UK. Turners of Barrowford very generously donated the first prize. Very well done and big thanks to all who supported the evening by attending or donating their time and raffle prizes.
Feisty flower girls Gill, Kelly and Aimee from the Euravia Relay Team raised a fabulous £127 last Sunday selling silk flowers at the Cancer Research UK Race For Life in Ilkley. Very well done girls – your team is well and truly on track to your target.
If anyone else would like some flowers to sell to raise funds for your Petal Relay for Life team then please do let us know!
‘Take That’ star Gary Barlow is once more causing a stir on Twitter after offering to play at a series of fans’ birthdays this year.
The catch? You need to be celebrating a “milestone birthday” in 2016 and you need to tweet the star with a compelling reason for him to choose your event to sing at.
Barlow, who last year offered himself up as a wedding singer, announced the news by tweeting: “21, 30, 40, 50, 60, 110 !!!!! I’ll come and sing at your party”.
At Petal we are tweeting like crazy to encourage him to come to this year’s Petal Relay for Life event on the weekend of 3rd and 4th September to surprise Kim Imeson, one of our very loyal supporters, who will be celebrating her 50th birthday during the weekend.
Please keep your fingers crossed everyone that Gary makes it to Gisburn to surprise Kim and indeed to make this year’s Relay even more special!! And if you are a regular Twitter user please do follow us and retweet as often as possible on our behalf.
And here it is – the Kibble truck named ‘Beau’! This was a very generous and unique auction prize donated by honorary member Matthew Kibble. It was purchased by Tony Bradley and named after his granddaughter Beau. Bravo Matthew Kibble and Tony!!?
Action Man Ed Lee has now completed the first month of his Big Challenge – to walk/run 2,600kms in 2016. Below is an update from him in his own words on how he’s clocking up the ‘K’s! Keep it up Ed – we are delighted to have you fundraising for Petal and Pendleside
Ed is now up and running and pounding out the miles in his 2016 Challenge for Petal Childhood Cancer research and Pendleside Hospice. He is aiming to run or walk a total of 2,600km in 2016 and has a number of separate challenges built into his programme.
In the first week of the challenge he covered a total of 60.54 kms in 10 hours 11 minutes to get well ahead of target.
Follow his progress on twitter @challenge Ed16 or on his Facebook page Ed’s 2016 Challenge.
A Virgin Money donation page is also up and running and you can make donations by visiting http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/EdwardLee3
Watch this space for ways you can join in with future events as the challenge unfolds
Glitzy & Gorgeous Pair: Emma Harrison and Mum
On Saturday December 11th, Emma Harrison of Liberties & Co Beauty Salon in Bingley, hosted a super glam Masquerade (Fundraising) Ball with all proceeds coming to Petal. Emma is a highly enthusiastic & energetic supporter of Petal and she and her partygoing friends, family, colleagues and customers raised an astonishing £2,000 on our behalf. What a result – and we have it on good authority that it was an awesome night for all concerned. We are indebted to you Emma – yet again doing a great job to help us in our mission to give ‘more tomorrows for children with cancer’.
Please check out the Liberties & Co Facebook page as per the link below to discover the extensive range of beauty treatments/services they provide.