Last week I hosted my first fundraiser, ‘A Cuppa for CF.’ Even before the main event I was thankful to receive such great support in terms of donations. Big thanks have to go to Greggs who made a large donation of doughnuts. Good Brews who donated a massive rainbow cake, which was very well received! Cupcake and Co who made bespoke cupcakes in The CF Trust colours of yellow and black. My friends, family and neighbours who also supplied gorgeous baked goods. Cupcake and Co deserve a special thanks as they were truly a random act of kindness. Following a plea for help in a local parenting network, Joanne said she would donate and support my event. The company have no links to cystic fibrosis which makes it even nicer. So you all know where to go now for all your cupcake needs in the future! They also have a stall at the Harton Quays Craft Fairs so do pay their stall a visit!
Despite my jitters, the event was extremely well attended so apologies if I didn’t have the time to chat to everyone. With the help of my sister and a marvellous urn haha we managed to get teas and coffees to everyone while my auntie organised a raffle and a kind friend entertained little ones with some facepainting (Sheridan Facepainting on Facebook.) The grand total for the afternoon came in at £450! So overwhelmed and grateful for such wonderful support. Even those who couldn’t make it and still sent donations, thank you!
Another act of kindness happened this week when an old school friend also offered to help with our fundraising. Simon, is attempting to run a half marathon in under one hour and thirty minutes! Something he has never done before so this will be a true test of endurance. Simon has followed Harriet’s progress through these updates and asked if he could be of any help. Lovely stuff. This is going to be a real challenge so please click here to sponsor and support.
As always we continue to collect stamps for The Stuart Gordon Fund. Used stamps are converted into cash and fund a single research project which is showing very promising results in terms of addressing the root cause of CF. We had a huge donation recently from a local church. My dedicated auntie and uncle spent weeks trimming and posting them! Huge thank you to all involved.
My artist auntie will continue to sell her artwork at The Harton Quays Craft Fairs on the first Sunday of each month with proceeds going to The Stuart Gordon Fund too. Please pop along and show your support.
If anyone has any ideas on what we can do next or if you would like to help in any way please get in touch. My baby and so many others desperately need a cure. If you would like to read more about cystic fibrosis click here.