A huge year ahead…

2014 drew to a close with our fantastic Christmas fundraiser as we all gathered at the YMCA Gym in Peterborough for our epic 1400 mile static bike ride covering the distance from London to Lapland, we had such a fantastic day with so many smiley faces giving up their valuable time over the festive period to help us raise approximately £5,500 for our Justgiving page helping CLIC Sargent, this followed on from a hugely successful pub quiz and Christmas give away in December which has seen us move on since my last post on December 9th from £9,000 to over £17,000. It seems crazy we only started this latest mission in September, what a response we have had. We managed to raise over £31,000 in 2014 and our all time fundraising heads towards £90,000.Veronica Claxton Logo

2015 promises to be just as if not even more fruitful for the fantastic cause we support so passionately. Our diary for mass filled events continues to grow and with the guarantee of some fantastic people taking on their own challenges over the spring and summer by this time next year we may well have raised our £50,000 and a new plan could well be in place.

Vice free January has seen people hop on board and give up something they love for our cause, Felicity Parker-Seale, Johnny Evans, Cory Blose, Becky Pryor and Daniel Rodda have all done fantastic and raised some vital funds for the page, such a simple idea but one which helps us and from the sound of it has helped the participants as well! Don’t be put off by the name though, you are welcome to give up whatever you want whenever you want to help us along.

On March 29th a team of 18 of us are heading to London bright and early as we cycle the 85 miles around 14 football grounds in the capital. This is a new one for us all but we are really looking forward to a fantastic day.

April sees Jamie Clark (Boxing), Craig Flavell (London Marathon) and Rob Drage (double marathon) take on their own challenges for us before we get together for our marathon football match at Jubilee Park which proved such a winner last year.

In May/June time I will be putting on a London Tube station themed fancy dress party before our favourite day of the year on Friday 3rd July as our 7th memorial golf day takes place with our 120 golfers, last year saw us raise £8,500 in just one day and we cannot wait to do it all again.

At the end of July few of us will be putting together a Target 50k World Cup 5 a side tournament before late August sees a group of us tackle the huge 100km London to Cambridge walk.

With all that to come plus much more in between within a few short months who knows where our target will be. Luke has been gathering a huge number of fantastic signed sports memorabilia items lately which he has been using as prizes to help run various competitions to keep the page regularly moving along before all the fun of Spring and Summer begins. Our Premier league predictor game run by Jamie James and Luke continues to get a fantastic turn out every month and with more than 150 coins for cancer pots out there weaving their magic the income on the page should hopefully be on the move on all the time.

For any information on anything or to request a coins for cancer pot or to join our premier predictor game please don’t hesitate to contact Luke on Facebook or via any of the contact methods on this site.

Thanks as always for your fantastic continued support.

Luke Claxton

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100 days old…

Target 50k today (Tuesday 9th December) turned 100 days old. And what a 100 days it has been. Since my last blog back in October we have moved on from £4000 to over £9000 and over 18% of our target.Veronica Claxton Logo

The word of what we are doing continues to spread and people from all over the country continue to help us in whatever way they can, whether it be via a simple donation,organising a few bits at their workplaces,taking a money pot out somewhere or donating a prize for one of our events.

Our 2015 calendar is loaded with various things so to be where we are so soon is incredible, I know from speaking to Karen Roberts the Area Fundraising Manager from CLIC Sargent regularly how amazed they are that we have achieved so much together in such a short space of time. This week saw our all time fundraising go past £80,000 and this year alone since May we have raised nearly £24,000. Quite incredible figures but ones that would simply not be possible without your help and support.

With Christmas on the horizon we have a great fundraiser lined up over the YMCA Gym in Bretton on December 27th where we will hit the exercise bikes and throughout the day ride the 1369 miles from London to Lapland, over 40 people are taking part and giving up their valuable time to raise vital funds for the cause. If all goes well this day alone could easily raise 3 or 4 thousand pound. Just a very simple idea and the great support of so many people can reap such huge rewards. So if you are coming along or you’ve sponsored one of our riders thank you so much.

Just before Christmas on Sunday December 21st we have our Big 2014 Quiz at the Barley Mow in Hartford. So if you are free please do pop along and get involved, I will also be doing the draw for our Christmas Giveaway after the quiz where the winner will receive a choice of either a Playstation 4 games console or a brand new IPad Air. All delivered to you in time for Christmas. All you have to do to get involved is leave £2.50 on our Justgiving page at www.justgiving.com/target50k with your name and ‘Christmas Giveaway’ in the message box before 6pm on Sunday 21st December. For every £2.50 you donate your name will go on one ticket. I’ve also added a £50 John Lewis voucher to the prize fund with maybe a few more bits to come.

Just a last note to thank you all for your continued support over the years in what we are trying to do, £9000 in 100 days and £80,000 overall is just testament to the great work we have all done and will continue to do. Without a doubt by the time I next post up early in the new year we will have reached quarter of the way there and with so much to come in 2015 who knows where we could be with Target 50k this time next year.

Full details of everything we do can be found here on our website. Keep spreading the word. Without you we are nothing.

Merry Christmas to you all.

Luke Claxton Read More…

Target 50k Christmas Giveaway!

How would you like to win one of two fantastic prizes just in time for Christmas?Christmas Giveaway

From Thursday 20th November we will be running a little competition for our hundreds of loyal supporters and one of you will walk away with either a brand new iPad Air 16gb (retail value £319.99) or a Playstation 4 games console (retail value £349.99). The choice of prize is entirely up to you.

From Thursday 20th November till 7pm on Sunday December 21st anytime anybody puts a donation of £2.50 on our Justgiving page will be entered into a prize draw which will be held on Sunday December 21st. The draw will be filmed and put on Luke’s Facebook page where the winner will be announced.

Every £2.50 you donate equates to 1 ticket.

£2.50 will get your name on one
£10.00 will get you 4
£20.00 will get you 8

And so on and so forth.

If you are the winner and you live locally you will receive your prize in time for Christmas Day if you wish to use it as a present and if you happen to live further afield I will also do my best to get it to you before Christmas but if that is not possible it will be with you just after.

Please feel free to share with your friends and family absolutely anyone is welcome to take part. Not only will you be giving yourself a chance of winning a fantastic prize you will also be providing much needed funds for CLIC Sargent Children with cancer via our £50,000 justgiving page.

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR TICKETS!

(Please make sure you leave your name with any donation so I can include you)

Thank you as always for your continued support and good luck

Luke

One month Old…

And what a month it has been.Luke

Target 50k launched just 28 days ago on September 1st and today our Justgiving page received Its 100th donation which has taken us beyond £4000 and up to 8% of our target already. I’ve spoken before about how most of our major events will be in 2015 so to be where we are in such a short period of time before all our major fundraisers is just testament to the fantastic generosity and support we get from so many magnificent people. Read More…

Week 1 – A Fantastic Start!

Target 50k is alive and kicking and now 1 week old and what a week it has been…Luke

Last Sunday we unveiled details of our latest fundraising mission and our new website, and the response since then has been truly staggering. Over 1100 pageviews on our website, over 100 Coppers 4 Cancer pots handed out to various people spreading as far as London, Birmingham and Sheffield. Read More…

Family Disco (Saturday 13th September 2014)

disco

On Saturday September 13th we are holding a family disco at Jubilee park with all monies raised going to Target 50k. All 120 tickets were snapped up in a flash and we are looking forward to a cracking night while raising money for young people and children with cancer.

 

Coins 4 Cancer

Coins for Cancer advertOur Coins 4 Cancer money pots have now been made and are out there getting filled up with various bits of change in peoples homes,workplaces and cars and vans. Just chuck any unwanted change in and empty it as often as you like and either send it over to Luke or pop it onto our Justgiving page. Read More…

A Vice free January!

Vice Free JanuaryIn January we are looking to get as many people as possible to give up something they love for the whole month and try to raise £50 in the process, be it Crisps,Chocolate,Beer,Wine,Cigarettes,Meat or my favourite suggestion of swearing, we would love to have you on board. Read More…

Target 50K

photo 1Amongst all the exciting events we do such as Golf Days, Football matches and Cycle challenges we are always on the look out for people who want to do their own little challenges and events and use our Justgiving page as their hub to raise sponsorship whilst helping us strive towards our £50,000 target. Read More…

The Three Peaks Challenge

Three Peaks ChallengeIn September 2015 we will be looking to take a team on the quite brilliant Three Peaks 24 hour challenge, the challenge will see us climb the highest peaks in Scotland (Ben Nevis) England (Scaffel Pike) and Wales (Snowdon) and all the travelling in-between inside 24 hours. More info to follow in the new year on possible opportunities to join us on our quest.

London to Brighton 100km challenge

London to Brighton

In late May we are looking to take a team on the huge 100km walk from South London down to Brighton, this challenge takes over 24 hours and is not for the faint hearted, keep your eyes peeled for any sponsorship opportunities or chances to join our team nearer the time.

Football Stadiums bike ride

Football Grounds around London

On Sunday March 29th Luke and a team of 15 or so others will be cycling around all the London football grounds in one day, we will be starting out early in the morning at The Emirates Stadium the home of Arsenal FC and working our way clockwise around London taking in the grounds of Tottenham,  Read More…

London to Lapland

London to Lapland

On Saturday December 27th at the YMCA gym at the Cresset in Peterborough a group of us will be doing a static bike ride on the gyms equipment covering the distance between London and Lapland [1369 miles], I will be inviting people to nominate the distance they would like to ride and all we ask is you try and raise £3 a mile for every mile you wish to ride, come along as an individual, a team of mates or even as a family and help us eat into the mileage. Read More…

TARGET 10K

2014 Golf Day

Most of you at some stage or another will have been involved in our Target 10K challenge earlier this year, a massive effort from various people via our Golf Day, football match, pub quiz, fantasy football tournaments, children’s football mornings and supermarket backpacks. The aim being to raise £10,000 between May 18th and the final event our 116 man golf day on July 18th 2014. Read More…