Monday, 23 December 2013

Half way to the operation costs

We're nearly a quarter of the way to our fundraising total after only 8 weeks of campaigning, which means half way to the cost of the actual operation itself (the other costs are physio costs). This is totally amazing and all thanks to the hard work and dedication of so many friends and family.  

We originally thought that we'd be able to write a post about each event but there is so much going on that we just can't keep up!  Here is a list of things we haven't posted about yet - do let us know if there's an event we have missed at operationelliot@gmail.com as we want to capture as much as we can through this blog so we can remember everyone's generosity and commitment, which we are so grateful for.

In addition to events there have of course been many, many generous donations.  

Here's a flavour of the creative ways through which people have been fundraising:
The St Nicholas Preschool nativity play collection organised by Lorna Skipworth
St Katherines School nativity performance collection
St Katherines School staff collection, an additional collection in lieu of cards and presents for each other and Mrs Sweetland donated her pub quiz winnings at the Ludo Lounge in Southbourne 
Hannah Butler has traipsed the streets of Southbourne Grove and had some fantastic donations from retailers there.
Birmingham Carboot selling items donated by well-wishers
Helena Taylor's sponsored swim
Pub Quiz at The Canonbury in Islington organisated by Amy Rodway
A raffle/auction and toddler group event organised by Amanda Snow
Bill and Jackie Howlett's Christmas party and raffle.
The 10th Bournemouth Brownies raised funds by carol singing.
Julie Sampson organised a cake sale.
Collection by Staff at Boscombe Sainsbury's.
Lisa Clark organised a coffee morning at her work.
Great Uncle Charle's party in Devon.
The Crafty Muthas in Birmingham donated half the proceeds of their charity raffle.
As we watch the total raised so far continue to rise, we see that every single penny really does count.  Thank you for your generosity and creativity.  Operation Elliot is a happy operation this Christmas.
We wish you a merry one and will be in touch in the New Year ready to ramp up the next lot of fundraising!
xxx

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