Monthly Archives: November 2014

Charity Focus: Living Paintings

If the embedded video is unavailable, try this link instead. It’s just over a minute long. Living Paintings isn’t just about paintings, it’s about providing tactile objects (aka “Touch to See” books) accompanied by interpretive audio recordings which enrich blind and partially … Continue reading

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NNSC Find their Superheroes

We have some more Children in Need superhero fun, courtesy of NNSC and Lauren Boswell this time 🙂 They raised a grand total of £36. We also have an update from Tuesday’s report from Newport, where Sue Jagger organised a collection … Continue reading

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Cakes and Superheroes

Instore‘s Sophie Morris has the details of their efforts for Children in Need last Friday… “Just a quick update with how Friday’s fund raising went. A few people dressed up (put on t-shirts to match the theme) and money was raised … Continue reading

Posted in Appearance, Cakes, Charity Fundraising, Children in Need, Dress Up/Down Days, Food and Drink

We’re Making ‘Mogress’

It wouldn’t be a proper November without a Movember story! Thankfully Sam Bence at Dawson Books has this year’s hirsute tale… “The three of us undertook this facial challenge for various reasons. Some would say that it’s because we’re masochistic … Continue reading

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The Pyjama Game

We have our first reports from this year’s Children in Need! Not content with just cakes, both Newport and Wednesbury took the opportunity to have a pyjama party to accompany their baked goods! The combined totals from their efforts is £125.85.  

Posted in Appearance, Cakes, Charity Fundraising, Children in Need, Dress Up/Down Days, Food and Drink

Bertrams Gets Scary

Forget Fright Night! Bertrams showed daytime can be just as scary when they held a themed fancy dress day for Hallowe’en – yikes! Frances Plant has the details… ” We were fundraising for Sara Barkham, a long serving employee at Bertrams. Her … Continue reading

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Step Out for the Bath Men’s Walk 2015

Our connection with Bath Rugby Foundation continues! Calling all of our male walkers based in the south-west: Fiona Gilbert – Marketing and Communications Manager – has news of their annual Bath Men’s Walk… Back for a third year, the popular men … Continue reading

Posted in Charity Fundraising, Event Focus, Sport, Walking

Rob’s Volunteer Time Update

Newcastle‘s Rob Giles has shared some of his pictures from his various Scouts activities over the past year. You may remember he was using his Volunteer Time to help out at the 5th Jarrow Cub Scouts in June. He’s sent in a … Continue reading

Posted in Community Volunteering, Volunteer Case Studies, Volunteer Time

Working to Stop Ebola

Yaima Ballester at Dawson Books has been in touch with news of her involvement in an amazing fund-raising activity. I’m sure the crisis that is Ebola can’t have escaped anyone’s notice, so Yaima’s story is also a very topical one. “We … Continue reading

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Stand By for Children in Need

If the embedded video doesn’t work, you can view it here. It’s just under 2 minutes long. Children in Need has proved a popular event, so we’re guessing several locations will find the perfect excuse to be #TheBaker hero for this year fundraiser on 14th … Continue reading

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