Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Women’s Organisation HIT Their Teenage Cancer Trust Target!

For the past year, The Women’s Organisation have been committed to raising £1000 for Teenage Cancer Trust’s Merseyside appeal, and this week we have reached our target! We wanted to let you know all about what we have been doing to raise this money for such an important cause.

Teenage Cancer Trust Merseyside are hoping to open a new unit to support young cancer patients and The Women’s Organisation joined a number of local businesses to help them reach that goal.

We have held many fantastic and fun events to raise funds for this appeal, and on Tuesday evening, with our ‘Eat Cheese for Charity’ event, meant we reached the target! Over the past year, members of The Women’s Organisation team have taken part in sponsored runs like the LiverpoolSanta Dash, and the Run or Dye 5km, and we have enjoyed lots of delicious food here at the office to raise money for the fund.

Back in November we held a ‘Great Big Charity Bake Off’ here at 54 St James Street, with lots of members of the team making delicious cakes and treats and raising over £150 in one afternoon for the fund. In March, an afternoon was dedicated to ‘Food Hour’, were we donated money and brought in food and drink to share all afternoon. Other events such as a World Cup Sweepstake and Light Night Raffle helped us gradually make up the amount of money for Teenage Cancer Trust.

Tuesday was to be our final event, an ‘Eat Cheese for Charity’ evening at Siren Liverpool. Vickie from Liverpool Cheese Company Ltd joined us and with her platters of 12 delicious cheeses guided us through the history and process of making such varied bunch of cheeses. Vickie’s knowledge and passion for cheese shone through and she kept us all entertained with interesting anecdotes about Cheddar and Brie, and finished the evening off with a tough quiz on cheese.

As well as all the eating and drinking that was going on, we were joined by our friends, Julie and Paula from Santander Universities. Santander helped to sell raffle tickets for a selection of great prizes which were donated from Independent Liverpool, Liverpool Cheese Company Ltd, Becka Griffin Illustrations and Grab Your Spoon. Santander kindly agreed to help us match the amount that we raised on the evening to give to Teenage Cancer Trust. Sian from the Teenage Cancer Trust was also there, and reminded us of the importance of what we were raising money for, and how the funds would really make a great difference to a teenager living with cancer.

So thanks to Santander Universities we raised £700 last night meaning that we've succeeded in reaching our target and raised over £1200! 

We are over the moon to be able to give this money to such a fantastic charity, and have enjoyed a lot of good times helping to raise the money.

Well done to everyone at The Women’s Organisation who have put in their time and effort to organise and host the events that have been going on, and thank you to everyone who has supported us raising the money along the way! 

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