FUNDRAISING – helping Charlie’s grow

 

fundraising for Charlie's Wellbeing Centre

Charlie’s is growing!

In February 2017 we launched our new project, to add extra rooms to Charlie’s therapy and support centre.

Our amazing landlord and benefactor Paul Mount has given us full use of the whole of Unit 2, warehouse and all! After many meetings, it has been agreed that we will:

Extend Charlie’s Space by putting up new flooring above the warehouse. This will almost double our square footage on the second floor – the new rooms will be accessed by the (mystery) door at the top of the stairs.

The Wellbeing Centre will include more therapy rooms, a small office, and here is the exciting part, a fitness room for group wellbeing activities such as Yoga, Tai Chi, meditation, relaxation talks and sound therapy as well as a place to meet and share news and information on self-help, nutrition, carers’ group or children’s group.

 

We have paid our first installment on the floor, now all we have to do is raise £25,000 to help develop this into a relaxing ad beautiful space for our community (think.. walls, ceilings, lighting, heating, furniture, carpets, decoration, professional labour, bills, etc)

This is really happening!

We have an update for everyone – the floor supports are being created and will be ready for March 2017 – so with your help we will be able to have Charlie’s Wellbeing Centre up and running by Summer 2017.

To break our target into manageable pieces we are selling ‘Bricks’ at prices between £5 and £100 (see below)… that has already started too! With donations of all sizes from a whole evening event, to the contents of a tiny money box, after just 8 donations we  reached a whopping £2116 in the first 24 hours!

One week later…. our total was up to £7856.50, and by day 40 of the project we had already brought in £9101.87 from good friends and groups right across the Gloucestershire Community….. We are so proud of all our fundraisers and sponsors – you are all Charlie’s Stars !

Currently in week 9 we have raised over £12,400 so almost 50% banked- but now we are ready to start we are searching for a builder to help us out ? Could this be you ?

Please continue to help keep the momentum of this campaign. You can help in two ways…

  • Think about what you could do, or who you could approach to raise £5 or £5,000 – check out our fundraising ideas below…and/ or
  • Be ready to turn up when there is building plumbing painting & decorating to do (this may be very soon)

Charlie’s Wellbeing Centre Bricks

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Help us to raise funds by buying our Bricks !

The idea is simple – we have a number of bricks available at £5, £10, £20, £30, £50 and £100 – all you need to do is, raise or donate the cost of one of these bricks (or more if you like!) – this will help us inch towards that target and eventually reach the full amount.

There are a many ways in which you can raise funds for Charlie’s new Wellbeing Centre – find some ideas below, but if you have your own idea that will help us raise awareness and much needed funds we will support you all the way.

Have a look at our ideas and get in touch whether you are inspired by a small challenge, or a big one!

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Cake Bake

Organise a cake bake in aid of Charlie's - keep it close and cosy by inviting friends and family or go big and advertise your sale in the local area. Let us know what you are up to and we can provide some support from advice to recipes as well as helping you spread the word.

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Car Boot/ Table Top Sale

Got any unwanted clothes, toys, books, items that you would be willing to give up a morning to sell on our behalf? Find a local car boot/ table top sale and donate any profits raised to Charlie's. If you need any helping sourcing a local sale we'll be happy to help, just get in contact.

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sponsored event/ activity

You could raise money for Charlie's by taking on a sports challenge like a 5k run, tough mudder, or a swimathon. Looking for more of an adrenaline hit - try abseiling, parachuting or wing walking. Whatever your challenge we would be honoured to be the recipients of your endeavours.


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Run Cheltenham Half Marathon for Everyone with Cancer !

Sun, 1 Oct 2017 9:00 a.m.

Run a half Marathon for Charlie's and help provide Wellbeing Activities for all those in Gloucestershire with cancer, at Charlie's Therapy & Support Centre ! Earlybird Bookings attract a £5 discount. Do something fantastic for Charlie's so we can do fantastic things for others...Live Well With Cancer. Our Wellbeing Suite will provide free activities and therapies for over 100 people a week for years and years to come. F.A.Q. Will i wear a Charlie's t shirt ? Certainly Yes ! Contact us and we will provide one. Will others take the challenge ? Yes ! We will put you in touch with each other. How do I pay my funds to Charlie's ? There is a secure giving page on our website Will you spend my money wisely ? Yes of course. All the staff and therapists at Charlie's are volunteers and thanks to Sponsor Paul Mount who owns Unit 2 our costs are very low. We sell donated goods and crafts to raise the money for our council tax and utilities, and member donations pay for our activity and cafe costs - so all money you bring will be spent directly on the fabric and furnishings of our Wellbeing Suite 2017. Will I be famous ! Yes ! You will be a Charlie's 500 Friend for life, and a Charlie's Hero 2017., featuring on our facebook page, publicity and website (with your permission) We thank you !

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Employer Fundraising

Nominate Charlie's as the organisation your Employers would like to support for the year! Or ask your Employer to make a one-off donation to us. We would love to work with you and your company to help support and grow Charlie's.

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wedding favours

Getting married? A unique alternative to traditional favours is charitable giving. We would love it if you were to donate to Charlie's - it is a wonderful way of thanking your guests and helping us to continue to support local people affected by cancer.

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ONLINE SHOPPING

easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/charlies - Through this page you can help us to raise another £1000 a year. Once registered use this page to access all your shopping needs - ebay, Argos, insurers, holidays, etc...and they pay a % of their profit to us!


Please reach out and let us know how you are going to raise funds for Charlie's

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"It's just so comfortable here, you don't have to worry if you get a bit emotional... everyone here understands" - Mavis (Charlie's Knitter & Community)