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

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