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Help It’s Good 2 Give Raise £100,000 in five weeks

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Here’s the deal – I challenge us to raise £100,000 in five weeks – starting with Spring Blingo on 15 May and ending with the Scottish Home Awards on 19 June 2014 –

We’ll add photos here of any individual/business/school/uni who help us and how they raised the money they donate.

From saving 20p pieces in a Smartie Tube, taking some of our Pound Pics, organising your own event or coming to one of ours.

Together we can do this.

Why are we doing this?  Because we need this £100,000 before we can engage with a building contractor to build our Retreat.

Besides, it will be fun!

Already we have

Date What
9 May private event
9 May May Fantoosh -sold out
15 May Spring Blingo – sold out
24/25 May Edinburgh Marathon weekend
25 May Sylvia’s Plant sale – Cupar
By 30 May Old clothes collection must be in
31 May Marlyn’s Garden Event Longniddry – info coming soon
1 June Private Summer Party
6 June Janette’s  Pudding party -info soon
7 June Charity Couture Event
11 June YPI collection Perth
15 June Janette & Lynne’s Afternoon Tea
19 June Scottish Home Awards


Pound Postcard Challenge

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Get crafty for charity – take one pound coin, stick it to our postcard, and the rest is up to your imagination!

Make your pound part of a drawing, a collage, a painting, a cartoon – use crayon, paint, charcoal, pen, oils, fabric, glitter…whatever inspires you, impress us with your artistic abilities and express yourself!

Make your money into a masterpiece then send it in to us – you could win an It’s Good 2 Give prize – the best Pound Picture from each age-range will be picked by our judges. There’s no limit to the number of pictures you can enter! Best of all? You can be creative and caring – every single one of your pound coins will go to support young people  with cancer and their families.

Our aim is to encourage schools, youth groups, offices, associations to take part en masse – if you would like to take a supply of our postcards please get in touch with Lynne and she will deliver to you very quickly!

Here are some of our amazing entries

Charity Patron Cathy Cassidy’s entry shows just what you can do with a pound coin!   turn it into the cherry on the top of the cake.   Victoria was just 3 years old when she did hers,  Sam’s lord of the Rings entry and the overall winner for 2010 was Corey Hastings with his money growing tree.

Pound Pics Challenge

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Our trustee Hannah Ewan came up with this brilliant idea!   We have a stock of postcards and all you have to do is draw or create a picture on the blank side – the catch is the picture must have a £1 coin as part of it!

We have had over 100 entries so far but would love to see more than 1000.  Prizes have been donated to us – we have books, and ipod shuffles – all up for grabs.  Judging will be done every three months or every 100 entries depends which comes first.

Have a look at entries already received here on our flickr page

If you’d like to take part or perhaps you can persuade your school, business, or college to take part then get in touch with us using the contact page!

Huge thanks to all who have submitted entries already.