Welcome to our Fundraising page! We have always been enthusiastic about fundraising at SELT and find it a great opportunity to raise money for an important cause whilst having fun as a team at the same time.
Whilst supporting a number of charities SELT has chosen to focus on Demelza House, a local Charity based in Sittingbourne. Demelza House provides hospice care for over 600 children with life-limiting illnesses and their families across East Sussex, Kent and South East London. Demelza is Kent based in Sittingbourne is an 8-bedded hospice providing respite, symptom control, end-of-life care and bereavement support. Over 300 life-limited children and their families benefit from a wide range of facilities that Demelza currently provides.
We have already raised money for Demelza holding various initiatives such as cake sales, dress down days, the fundraising evening 'A night with Frank Clare', SELT prize draw competition, Easter egg hunt and many more.
• On 21st May 2011, SELT held a 'Beauty & Well-Being day' at the SELT Leadership Centre SE. With lots of things to see and do including...
Calm Company - Reflexology & head massage
Sally Glaister Nails
Living in harmony - Colour Therapy & Reiki Healing
The Little Flower Studio
Cakes & Crumbs
Violet & May
Mary Kay - Make up
...a relaxing time was had by all and we'd like to thank everyone who attended and contributed to yet another successful SELT fundraising event in which we managed to add an impressive £486 to our fundraising total. Thank you!
• On 16th December 2010, Santa and his Elves visited the SELT offices. Local schools were given the chance to come along during the day and it was open to everyone from 4pm. It cost £3 to see Santa and all children received a free gift from Santa and could have their face painted for an extra £1. Adults were given FREE hot chocolate and marshmallows.
We would like to say a HUGE thank you to:
B&Q Gillingham, who very kindly donated all the Christmas decorations and trees that we needed to create the magical Santa's Grotto.
Stonnes Family Centre Sheerness (www.stonnesfamilycentre.co.uk), who let us borrow a lovely fireplace and Santa's all important chair.
Wilkinsons, Demelza Shop in Sittingbourne, Stock Shop in Sittingbourne, Office Depot, The Co-op in Bobbing, Londis - on The Isle of Sheppey, and to all our friends and family who donated various items!
Shaun & Steve O'meara Butchers, who provided some delicious cakes throughout the day.
• SELT launched a Competition asking local schools to design our Christmas Card. This was then emailed to all our contacts and the money that was saved from postage was donated to our Bike Ride for Demelza.
• Clare Noel, NPQH Director at SELT, has been busy making and selling some lovely jewellery. Clare then kindly donated all profit made to our Bike Ride.
• In July 2010, we held 'An evening of entertainment with Frank Clare' our Chief Exec. Frank and his daughter sang numerous songs throughout the evening. There was also a quiz and a raffle with some great prizes. Food was donated by Lardercraft (www.lardercraft.com). The evening was a great success and we managed to raise a total of £1018.00!!
Raffle Prizes included:
Four Race Day badges to Lingfield Racecourse, One night’s stay at Holiday Inn Chessington with Park tickets, Two Kent County Cricket Club tickets, DB&B for Two at Mercure Whatley Hall in Oxford, Family ticket to Leeds Castle, a Radley Bag, Meal for Two at Nandos, Cut and Finish at Rush in Maidstone, Family Entrance to Chiddingstone Castle, a Russell & Bromley Bag and a Family Ice Skating ticket at Gillingham Ice Bowl.
Children’s Hospice South West - 'Making the most of short and precious lives across the South West.'
The team at our Taunton office have recently made links with Children's Hospice South West.
Children's Hospice South West care for children who have illnesses which mean they will die before reaching adulthood. They provide expert care for them, their parents and well siblings.
Children's Hospice South West was founded in 1991 by Eddie and Jill Farwell after they experienced for themselves the urgent need for hospice care for children in the South West. Their two eldest children, Katie and Tom, had life-limiting illnesses and they had to travel over four hours, from their home in North Devon to Helen House in Oxford, then the country's only children's hospice.
In 1995 Little Bridge House, the South West’s first children’s hospice opened its doors to families from across the South West. Little Bridge House very quickly became oversubscribed, which led to the opening of the charity’s second hospice Charlton Farm located just outside Bristol, in 2007.
Details of fundraising events and SELT’s work with the Children’s Hospice South West will be profiled here. For more information about the Children’s Hospice South West visit www.chsw.org.uk.
Total raised so far:£1,472