|Posted by Lorraine Barnes on October 26, 2014 at 9:40 AM|
My 50th Birthday is fast approaching and as I don't particularly want to "celebrate" it, I thought I'd try and do SOMETHING which would make a difference - something I can look back on and remember forever. I thought I'd give it a go to TRY and do 50 Fundraisers for the Cystic Fibrosis before my birthday - I've got 19 months!! It IS possible to squeeze that many in - they don't ALL have to be BIG - I'm starting off small for the moment as there is not much time left in this year - I'll spread the Fundraisers out next year depending on time/my boy's health/where and when each Challenge will take place. I also aim to TRY and raise £50,000 before the end of my 50th Birthday which will take place at Belton Woods in Grantham ... my 50th Birthday Charity Ball in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
At the moment I have Halloween Goodie Bags for sale at my local Hairdressers and am selling them to friends and have them listed on ebay. Each bag costs £2 and 100% of those sold will be added to my Justgiving Page.
I am currently putting together a disc to send to Designer/Printer to get a Cystic Fibrosis Superhero's 2015 Calendar done - the Calendar features mostly children who have Cystic Fibrosis. This Calendar will be sponsored by Hills Prospect in London so that 100% will be donated to the CF Trust via my Justgiving Page.
Myself, my husband and youngest son have signed up to do the Santa Fun Run in aid of the CF Trust on 30th November 2014 at Rushcliffe Park, Nottingham - any Sponsorship will be added to my Justgiving Page.
I aim to start a small Facebook Auction of 50 items within the next 2 - 3 weeks featuring various Christmas items, jewellery, gifts etc.
For now ....... that's enough, but I do have other Fundraisers in the "pipeline" - I'm not Superwoman - I can only do so much - but I'll do all I can to achieve my target .... with the help of my family and friends. All support, encouragement and help most welcome!!