Last month was the first month we decided to support an individual that was doing something amazing for charity.
We supported a lovely lady called Jean who walked 10 miles to raise funds for New Hope in Worcester. All in all, including donations from our customers, we managed to contribute well over £200 to Jean's fundraising page - pretty much doubling what Jean had at the start of the month, which we are very proud of. I have said it so many times, but I am in awe of anyone who puts themself out, for someone else. Well done Jean - keep up the good work!
So onto July's chosen individual...
We have continued to receive nominations from the public for Hatched to support, and so we decided to add those people to the 400 we had already recieved at the end of May.
First out of the hat (it was actually a random 'number generator' that our web developer created), was Ricky Rayment, who is going to be a jumping out of a plane to raise money for 'Cure Parkinsons Trust' on 17th August, after his grandfather suffered from Parkinson's and sadly passed away in 2003.
Ricky actually appears in TOWIE and so when his number was chosen, the staff couldn't believe it (they're all big fans of TOWIE!). If I'm honest, it could be the good lord himself jumping out of a plane - I'm just happy to be supporting another person who is doing something else amazing, for a charity that is extremely close to his heart. This is what Ricky had to say...
"I’m delighted to be supporting the Cure Parkinson’s Trust. Whilst I am excited to be participating in the Sky Dive, but is slightly scary. It is for an amazing cause I will definitely be taking it all in my stride! Parkinson’s is a truly devastating disease, which affects thousands of people around the UK including my Grandad who was sadly diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1993 and passed away in 2003. I am looking forward to raising much needed funds with the Ricky Rayment team to help find a cure and hope everyone gets behind me on this!"
So good luck to Ricky in his skydive - I know I wouldn't have the balls to jump out of a plane...But obvioulsy a brilliant cause, which I would urge you to donate too - even if it's just a fiver. To do so, visit Ricky's JustGiving page.