Sunday, 28 October 2012

Andrew's Birthday and Sponsored Cycle Run

Andrew with his dad Neil at
the start of the bicycle race
Well, what a week it's been for the campaign. Andrew entered adulthood on Monday when he turned 18 and celebrated with two cakes (one from Mum and one from school!) We've added three fantastic raffles to the Facebook pagea decadent and indulgent afternoon tea for two with gourmet sandwiches, chef’s cakes & treats and a vintage teapot filled with your choice of cocktail to share at the recently re-launched Mamasan on Bath Street Glasgow; a delicious Boudoir Experience at Choccywoccydoodah in Brighton, and don't forget the amazing 15" flat screen football TV still up for grabs! Go on, snag yourself a top treat for next to nothing and support a great cause!

Also, today was a great day as we all went for our Sponsored Cycling Run in Strathclyde Park, North Lanarkshire. The sun may not have shone but we had fun cycling the 6k round the lake, and as you can see, Andrew was beside himself! We have yet to tally up the final total but we've raised a wonderful amount from our generous sponsors - thanks to you all!

We are currently looking for our items for our second Online Auction to be held in the run up to Christmas. Again, check the Facebook page to see the items that have been donated so far, and get in touch if you'd like to contribute. And if you're in the area we've got our Family Fun Day and Fayre in Ravenstruther Hall, Lanark on November 10th.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Results of the Auction!

Just one of the items which have been won!
Our very first Auction for Andrew is officially over, and thanks to the generous support of our donors and bidders, we've raised a final total of £457.50. The response has been amazing! Heather will be in touch shortly with all parties to facilitate the shipping of items. Thanks again!

In other exciting news, Andrew has received a letter from Beaumont College detailing his upcoming assessment and overnight  stay to check out the facilities and accommodation. The assessment looks at what care and support Andrew needs, and will also tell us how much this is going to cost! However, when Andrew read the letter, he smiled the widest on learning he would be getting a free dinner - typical!

We're pleased to have reached over 700 likes on the Facebook page, but we still NEED many more signatures on our Petition to build a specialist college in Scotland if we hope to make an impact. Please retweet, share on your Facebook walls, invite friends to sign! Let's get to a thousand and beyond!

Again, thanks to everyone who has supported us in whatever way so far. Back soon with more updates.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Carers' Parliament, Auction and Logo

It's been a productive week for the campaign. We've been out and about gathering signatures for the petition to build a specialist college in Scotland (you can still sign via the button on the right - PLEASE take a moment to do this, we can only hope to make an impact with enough voices behind us) and raffle prizes from local businesses. The response has been great!

Heather and Hannah, Andrew's mum and sister, are off to the first session of the Carers' Parliament today and I'll report back on the progress that was made.

Our online Auction for Andrew starts on Tuesday and will run for a week. We've got a fantastic range of prizes - check it out and have a think about what you'd like to bid on!

We now have our very own logo which you can see in the pic, designed by the talented Helen at ArtFoundHelen. There are t-shirts available on her website, which are another great way to support Andrew - ALL proceeds go directly to the fundraising pot.

Andrew also has his own button, linking directly to the Facebook page, which you can see over there and probably down a bit. It would be especially awesome if you could grab the code and paste it on your own blog! :)

That's about it for now - have a great week!