Saturday 16 November 2013

It's all go at Operation Elliot HQ!

People have been getting in touch from all over the place to tell us about the fundraising events they are planning, activity is really hotting up! Are you looking for inspiration about how you could help? Well perhaps these ideas will get you thinking... 

There are lots of exercise-based events planned... Elliot's friends getting competitive with the intensive pre-op physiotherapy he's doing perhaps?! 

Elliot hopes to join Carol's sponsored bike ride
Carol will be doing a sponsored bike ride on 23rd February from Bournemouth Pier to Boscombe Pier and we're hoping Elliot will join her part of the way on his impressive trike. 

The Bournemouth University Bobcats American Football Team are going to lift the equivalent of a plane in December. Now that's a way to get ready for over-indulgence at Christmas! 
Helena will be swimming 100 lengths and asking her fellow gym members for sponsorship and Mark is thinking about doing a bike ride to France for Elliot. All pretty impressive, and a little scarey for us couch potatoes at HQ.

And then there are the folk who wish to entertain...
Morwenna and James may ask everyone to get their gladrags on for a black tie dinner fundraising evening. Sally and her parents are putting on a Black Country Comedy night near Birmingham. Other folk are looking into organising a race night at their local cricket club - fundraising and the chance to win money, what could be better?!

Here at HQ we are planning to set up a nationwide collection of old mobile phones...
More on that coming soon, so get looking in your drawers or have a think about where you could arrange a collection point. Your school? Your church? Your local pub perhaps? 

There are also the the really crucial, regular events that will keep us on track to reaching our fundraising goals. Cake sales and work collections, Facebook shares and Twitter posts, and good old fashioned word of mouth - spreading the word is the best thing we can all do as we never know who might want to get behind the campaign by donating or helping out at an event. 

If you have a fundraising idea we'd love to hear about it, even if you can't manage to do it yourself. Do leave a comment below or email us at

We're looking forward to hearing from you!

Morwenna (Elliot's mum), James (Elliot's Dad) and Sally (Elliot's grown-up friend).

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