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Families Against Neuroblastoma: Mauvember Campaign

Neuroblastoma is a cancer of the nervous system which often occurs in the abdomen and can spread to all other parts of the body including the bone, bone marrow and brain. It is an aggressive and most common form of childhood cancer, with over 100 children being diagnosed each year. Sadly there is an 80% chance of relapse and currently no relapse protocol in the UK.

Although our offices are based in Hunstanton, Norfolk, as a charity we support over 200 families nationwide through every stage of their journey. We fundraise for potentially lifesaving treatments which might not be available on the NHS as well as research, holidays, treats and wishes and many other aspects to help and support families in their fight against neuroblastoma. We also have a number of international families within our support group, who are always happy to network with us and each other.

Next month we will be launching our national campaign ‘Mauvember’. During November lots of men grow a moustache to raise awareness of male cancers but little men get cancer too! So what better way to raise awareness than to don the Neuroblastoma and FAN’s brand colour of purple! To help us spread the word and promote our cause, we would like to see and receive photos of as many people as we can, getting involved and advocating the campaign by wearing it purple. There are lots of things that can be done, some to raise funds and some just to raise awareness; wear a purple wig for a week, get everyone to wear a purple moustache, dress in purple for the day, have a purple cake sale, etc.

Also if anyone wishes to fund raise on our behalf then we would love for them to get in touch.

 

Berney 

Fundraising and Events Assistant

Families Against Neuroblastoma

Text Donate CURE94 and your amount between £1.00 – £10.00 to 70070

 

 

 

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The Annual Shine & Dine Make A Wish Australia

28th June, 2013 Founder/Director of Kouture Productions, Sharon Melhem, is launching The Annual Shine & Dine event in support of the Make A Wish Australia charity which will be the major annual fundraiser for the Eastern Sydney Branch.

This ticketed, black tie charity dinner will be held at Sydney’s prestige venue Jones Bay Wharf, Doltone House.The continual influxes of wish applications has imbalanced the amount of wishes with funding available. With over 544 wishes waiting to be granted, children having to wait an average of 2 years before seeing them become a reality.The Annual Shine & Dine will be donating all proceeds from the event, aiming to improve the rate at which wishes are granted

.Guests will be treated to catering by Doltone House’s Group Executive Chef, James Kidman & entertained by special celebrity guest performers.

Ways to Donate & get involved:

– Entering the Prize Draw (at the event)

– Donate a prize or auction item to the event- Become a Wishing Angel

– purchase a Wishing Star for $100 and have it hang on the wishing tree in the middle of the event.Your help in making a wish come true will be acknowledged by having your name on a star that will later be incorporated into an artwork presented to the children and Make A Wish after the event.

For more information and to buy your tickets go to:

http://www.shineanddine.com.au/

 

 

Footy 4 Harry: Sellebrity Soccer Match

 

 

On May 18th at Birmingham City Football Club
HelpHarryHelpOthers and Sellebrity are bringing you an
EXTRAVAGANZA for all the family. It's a chance to come along
with all the kids for a great day out, and to help raise money for
charity too!

There will be a family zone full to the brim with rides, food,
entertainment and exhibitions with FREE ADMISSION!

Then WITH TICKETS STARTING FROM JUST £1 FOR KIDS, you can
see all your FAVORITE STARS AND CELEBRITIES battling it out in
massive charity football match. With all your idols from TV, Music
and Sports this is a once in a lifetime chance to see your idols up
close and in person. Game kicks off at 3pm!!

So come support Harry and have a great day out for all your
friends and family, just make sure you bring your
autograph book

To more information and to get your tickets go to: http://www.sellebritysoccer.org.uk/HHHO

 

Community Music in Action

Community Music in Action (CMIA) is a newly formed local charity founded by members of Beckenham-based community choir FUNdamentally GOSPEL. The choir launched the charity in July 2011 when they realised how the benefits they had gained from making music together could be passed back to their local community.

The aim of CMIA is to fund and run at least three music projects a year in Bromley and neighbouring boroughs, targeting vulnerable and disadvantaged groups of people. The projects are led by experienced musicians and professional workshop leaders along with volunteers from the choir and are tailored to each partner’s needs and requirements

So far the charity has been funded entirely by the activities of FUNdamentally GOSPEL, but the vision of Musical Director and Chairperson Fiona Bolton is one that sees lots of different kinds of local musical groups from the local area uniting towards a common goal.

FUNdamentally GOSPEL’s next fundraiser is their Christmas Concert on Saturday 8th December, 7.30pm, at City Gate Church Hall, 22 Rectory Road, Beckenham, BR3 1AA. Entry is by a suggested minimum donation £5 — a small price to pay for a great night of entertainment and the knowledge that they will be contributing to a great local cause.

For more information:

www.cmia.org.uk 

enquiries@communitymusicinaction.org.uk

www.fundamentallygospel.co.uk | fiona@fundamentally

National Women’s Survivors Convention

In August 2013, Nashville will be the host city to the National Women’s Survivors Convention (NWSC), a first of its kind national event designed to celebrate women cancer survivors.  The agenda for NWSC is being created by survivors for survivors and will place the high notes on entertaining the attendees, according to NWSC Founder Karen Shayne.  She, along with Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and Butch Spyridon, President and CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau, made the announcement today during a press conference from the Standard Restaurant in downtown Nashville. The Convention will be held at Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Resort August 22 – 24, 2013, and is expected to attract as many as 2,000 survivors and their primary caregivers.

 

For additional information or to inquire about speaker, exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities, please call (615) 719-0741 or visit www.SurvivorsConvention.com.