Recent examples of fund raising and support
Me&Dee 'Comfort Packs'
This is a new scheme set up by Me&Dee and piloted at Birmingham Children's Hospital for the Teenage Cancer
Unit and ward 15, the children's oncology ward. These Comfort packs are an invaluable aid for those whose lives have been turned upside down. Read more or donate online, or contact us to sponsor a pack.
Dozens of Comfort Packs with hundreds of items are being delivered to Birmingham Hospital children's and teenagers oncology wards, Leicester Children's Hospital Intensive Care, The Donna Louise Trust and Rainbows Children's Hospices and are soon to be delivered to Nottingham and Derby Hospitals.
Me&Dee are currently receiving up to 20 nominations a month. With 'special moment' treats offered at around £100 each, we need to sustain at least £3,000 a month to cover these.
Twenty people donating just £5 to Me&Dee will allow us to create a very special moment when time is very precious indeed, as you can see from just some of our stories.
You can organise your own 'come dine with me (&dee) event. We have a logo and can produce invitations
for you. This can be as simple as asking friends round for coffee, organising a coffee morning, charging
friends for a meal, organsising a sale of cakes at events to asking local pubs and restaurants to prepare
a meal where extra can be charge to make the donation to me&dee. Raffles can be held too.
Remember - for me&dee every £10 counts - and we will acknowledge this with a certificate -
and tell you exactly where the funds have gone. £10 will cover an essential 'comfort pack' and ten
£10's will allow a very special moment experience to happen for when time is precious.
If you are interested in supporting Me&Dee by fundraising or donating, please contact us.
You may also follow the link on the website to donate - with your help, we can make a difference.
There are other ways to support me&dee apart from donating to our funds. You may be in a position to offer the means of a special moment treat.
Karen from Proctors at Stoke on Trent arranged for five children to have a ride in their American style truck, and to go to the Monkey Forest at Trentham Gardens with lunch provided and also donated raffle and auction prizes.
Supporters who have won or acquired vouchers for days out and relaxation days, theatre trips etc. have donated them to us to give as treats.
Wayne and Vicky from Burryport donated time at their apartments by the sea to give invaluable and extremely needed holidays for four families this year, and have offered the same next year.
These are treats that money can't buy, as was a dream day offered by Burton Albion.
RECENT EXAMPLES OF FUNDRAISING
Natalie Allen and Maria
Natalie, Woman Business Owner Award Finalist 2012, held a ball for more than 300 guests in May 2012 raising a staggering £10,000. Me&dee is self funding and relies heavily on sponsorship and support to cover 20 nominations a month, our hospice and oncology ward work and our valued and very much needed comfort pack scheme. NATALIE’S FUND RAISING AND SUPPORT COVERED 3 FULL MONTHS OF ME&DEE COMMITTED WORK.
Chantelle Beaumont has 35 inches cut off her hair - she raised £1000 in sponsorship money and donated her
hair to the Little Princess Charity who make wigs for children who have lost their hair through treatment.
Her hair was cut by me&dee supporter Natalie Allen at her Harvey Luke Salon, and Ben Davies from
Derby County joined us. He is Chantelle's hero and he and his wife Lisa brought her a lovely bouquet of flowers.
ALEX REID AND JACK DRIVER
as they received, to be created.
Barclays Bank in Derby held a car wash and raised a fantastic £350 which is matched by Barclays - allowing us to arrange seven special moments from their donation, and a ladies indulgence night raising a further £350. Me&Dee is Barclays chosen charity to support this year, with thanks to Ann Beadsmore & staff.
Several donations have been made through activities such as fun runs, walks and sponsored events, such as a half marathon run by Krystal Webster and the midlands fun run by Joely Smith.
Personal donations have been made, along with collections, and through the sale of Me&Dee pin badges. If you are interested in having a box of badges to sell, please contact us.
Other donations come through employees on a 'salary sacrifice' scheme where they have a direct debit and donate monthly into me&dee.If you would like to set up an event, and would like literature, displays stands and merchandise, we look forward to hearing from you.
are also greatly appreciated.
"you can shed tears that they are gone, or you can smile because they lived, you can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back. Or you can do what they would want...smile...open your eyes...love...and go on".