Ricky Rayment (yes, the one from TOWIE) was supported by Hatched throughout the month of July and we raised a total of over £200 for his wonderful cause, Parkinsons, from properties listed with us in July.
Not only that, but I have somehow been roped into doing the skydive with him, to try and boost the coffers further with donations made by my own friends and family to the tune of £500! Thanks to all that have supported both myself and Ricky. The skydive is taking place on August 17th 2014, so fingers crossed, you'll still be hearing from me on the 18th. (Or perhaps some of you may hope not!)
It gave me an idea actually...And that was to take part in perhaps 2 or 3 events each year with the person that we sponsor to try and bump the coffers even more. By taking part in this skydive challenge with Ricky, we think we have managed to contribute an extra £1,000 or so with the extra publicity and features in the local papers that we have managed to gain. It's a great local news story when a company comes in and sponsors an individual and we are using it to great effect each month. But when someone from the company is actually taking part in it as well, it gives the story a whole new angle.
So watch this space for more of the Hatched team taking part in our monthly charity drive.
So we have pulled the name out of the hat of who we are going to support in the month of August, and this time, it is for someone who was nominated by Helen Redwood. Helen went to university with a friend who recently lost her 3 month old daughter to a heart condition.
It truly is a heartbreaking story and one that wouldn’t be wished upon anyone. Beatrice Smith was born in November of 2013. The first 6 weeks of Beatrice's life were very normal. But it was only after this period that it was discovered Beatrice had a heart condition. This heart condition, in the end proved too much for someone so small, and sadly, she lost her battle on 24th February 2014. Her mum and dad are doing all they can to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital - a wonderful cause.
I spoke to Leigh, Beatrice's mum, to let her know that they had been nominated for our monthly support and she was over the moon. Although, to be fair, she’s already done an incredible job in raising thousands for her charity. Having spoke to Leigh and looked a little further into what she is doing for her charity in memory of Beatrice, I have to say, that I am personally in complete awe of the time and effort she is putting in, as well as the colossal amount of money she has already raised.
Hopefully, if you’re reading this, then you will support Leigh and her charity, by donating at their JustGiving page. So dig deep, and donate whatever you can afford...
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