Category Archives: Unusual Ideas

Take the Flower Power Art Challenge!

We have something a little different to show you today, which could provide the perfect relaxing activity for the Christmas holidays! Greenfingers, a charity which brings gardens to children’s hospices has launched the Flower Power Art Challenge. It aims to … Continue reading

Posted in Charity Focus, Charity Fundraising, Event Focus, Getting Crafty, Unusual Ideas

We Began With Cinders and Finished With Flames

Kelly Leech, NDC Manager at Bristol North has a tale of one of our most unusual fundraisers yet. She and 12 other brave souls took part in a firewalk at the George Inn, St Briavels last weekend! It was all … Continue reading

Posted in Charity Fundraising, Unusual Ideas, Walking

Running Up That Hill

Rowan House‘s Andrew Caple updates us on his and Seamus MacLoughlin’s preparations for tomorrow’s Rat Race Man vs Mountain event… “The big race day is nearly upon us, and we are starting to realise just what we have let ourselves in … Continue reading

Posted in Charity Fundraising, Endurance & Obstacle Races, Running, Sport, Unusual Ideas

Seamus and Andrew Enter the Rat Race

Rowan House‘s Andrew Caple has news of his latest adventure. Not content with conquering the Alps last year,  he’s found another tough challenge for 2015… “On September 5th Seamus MacLoughlin and I will be taking part in the Rat Race Man vs … Continue reading

Posted in Charity Fundraising, Endurance & Obstacle Races, Running, Sport, Unusual Ideas

Three Peaks With a Difference

Following our support of the London launch of the Race for Life earlier this year, we have news of a very different challenge Cancer Research UK have for you. Their National Marketing Manager, Emily Smith has more… “I wanted to … Continue reading

Posted in Charity Fundraising, Endurance & Obstacle Races, Event Focus, Unusual Ideas

Red Nose Day Fun – Part 2

Our second report from Red Nose Day reveals some unusual ideas suitable for stealing, modifying and using elsewhere as well as copious amounts of red noses and cake. Reading  had a cupcake and samosas sale, plus a guess the name of the … Continue reading

Posted in Appearance, Cakes, Charity Fundraising, Dress Up/Down Days, Food and Drink, Red Nose Day, Sweepstakes, Unusual Ideas

In Memory of Maisie Ann Pickernell

Lucy Pickernell has news of a poignant fund-raising event she’s organised for this Sunday (March 1st), in memory of her lovely daughter Maisie who passed away 5 years ago. She’s organised a sponsored colouring event for local children and their … Continue reading

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CRS Link-Up for Stoptober

The CRS team at Rowan House have come up with a novel way to Link-Up and fund raise at the same time. Nikki Taylor, Sharlene Draper and their colleagues have joined Stoptober. This is an NHS initiative designed to help people to stop … Continue reading

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The Consortium Exec team makes a fundraising splash

We’re sure the Ice Bucket challenge needs no introduction, and many of you will have been nominated yourselves. Last Thursday, it was the turn of  The Consortium Exec team to experience the thrill of a bucket of ice cold water! All of the team took part and there were no shortage of volunteers to throw the water. Adam Henry, Head of Supply Chain Planning, also made a last minute appearance, after his team raised £50 for him to have a soaking too! Most importantly, over £250 was raised, with proceeds split between the Wiltshire and and Midlands Air Ambulance Services. Unlucky participants … Continue reading

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From Source to Sauce: The Slideshow

Following last week’s Mission Complete post, we thought you’d like to add some more sauce to your day! So here are some more pictures from Luke Simons’s From Source to Sauce adventures. Last time we looked, Luke’s Virgin Money Giving page showed a magnificent £2,578 raised. Well done! As this was … Continue reading

Posted in Canoeing, Charity Fundraising, Cycling, Dragon Boat Racing, Sport, Team Events, Unusual Ideas, Walking | 1 Comment