Weekly Round – 1st April

Hi all, it’s our weekly round-up post to say thank you to those who have held an event or participated in a sponsored event for us and to let you know what you can look forward to next week! As always, we want to say a huge thank you to everyone who is mentioned below, for those who have attended/supported and for everyone who has made a donation no matter what size. We appreciate you all

We are continually adding events to our calendar once they’re confirmed or we know about them so please take a look on this to see what’s going on in the next week – Upcoming Events.

On Tuesday we had the highly anticipated Charity Evening at the Gladstone Theatre, featuring a whole host of singers and comedians including Charlie Landsborough, and hosted by Ricky Tomlinson. The evening was a great success! Edie’s Nan and Grandad, plus friends and family, attended this and thoroughly enjoyed themselves and were very overwhelmed with what everyone did for Edie. A huge thank you to Jimmy King who set it all up, Ricky Tomlinson, Charlie Landsborough and everyone else who took part and our volunteers who rattled those buckets collecting donations as well.

Tuesday evening also saw a Neon walk being held over in Gayton Primary School and co-ordinated by Nicky Ellis, a joint event for Lucy’s Pineapple Fund at the Spider-Ede appeal. They raised an amazing £1060 and a lot of fun was had by all. A huge thank you to Nicky for sorting this out and including our appeal.

On Thursday the sponsored swim across the Mersey run by AquaSafe concluded. We want to say a big thank you to AquaSafe for arranging this, the swim instructors for co-ordinating the swims and to the children who took part and of course well done for what you’ve all achieved!

Higher Bebington Sports College had a cinema running for the last day of term and raised £500 for the appeal! Thank you to Louise Lord who set this up and to all involved and those who attended as well.

The Mecca Bingo Birkenhead held a fundraising evening for Edie, with Bingo and entertainment from Tiny Tim and their own comedian Phil, who left Mecca to take up a career in comedy. Tequila provided fantastic live music. A total of £1091 was raised. A huge thank you to those involved, Mecca Bingo and Nanny Eileen for arranging it!

Despite the weather forecast and bad weather Thursday night, Good Friday turned out to be a lovely sunny day and our Golf tournament at Prenton Golf club still went ahead with a large group of golfers including pro golfer Paul Waring. Thanks goes to Joe Sephton who arranged this along with Prenton Golf club for hosting the event for us.

The amazing walk by Richie Hellon came to an end on Friday, he walked for almost 300 miles from Tranmere, Wirral, to Dover Athletic’s stadium. He suffered swollen and blistered feet, a slight panic on Wednesday night when he couldn’t check into his hotel, but he arrived on Friday around 1pm. Sadly the match was then postponed due to the pitch being waterlogged, however he still managed to get back home on the supporter’s bus and has so far raised an amazing £3475!!

Joseph Reilly’s lego competition raised over £261 and the lucky winner was Claire Jenkins, who guessed with the exact amount of pieces, 796! A huge thank you to Joseph for building the house and running the competition.

Today we’ve had three events running. The Rose & Crown pub in Wallasey had a Spider-Ede Fundraising day, and the Woodchuch Hotel also laid on an Easter Ede event. Both had a great turnout, and have evening events on so still going! We hope anyone attending is having a great time 🙂 Thank you to all involved for arranging these events, and also the volunteers who gave up part of their Easter Sunday to help out plus those that baked cakes and donated raffle prizes for it as well.

Tenpin in Cheshire Oaks also held another Bowling for Edie event today, raising funds and putting on entertainment for the children and families who attended. A big thank you to all involved.

This week we’ve also seen collections, raffles and final totals from fundraisers:
Co-ops fundraisers – £1757
Gala Bingo – £310 (in addition to a previous week’s collection)
Wickes Birkenhead – £213
Spider-Ede Bracelets – £220 (in addition to an already amazing amount raised!)
St Andrews C/E School non uniform day – £243
Sapphire Dance School, Ellesmere Port raised at least £800
Raeburn Primary has raised over £1700
Natalie Hooton’s Easter Raffle raised £347
Hairdressing by Claire – £200 raised from a raffle
Wirral Grammer Boys raised approximately £1850 holding a non uniform day for both Lucy and Edie
Wirral Tae Kwon Doe raised £110
Cambridge Road school in Ellesmere Port had a non uniform day and raised £155

Next week, on Friday 6th we have a Bingo night with raffle being held at the British Legion in Higher Bebington. There are still spaces/tickets available to please get in touch with us if you’d like to join in with the fun (with Captain America as the bingo caller you know it’ll be a fun night!)

On Saturday we have an attic sale taking place in New Ferry village hall, get on down and grab a bargain. There will also be Spider-Ede tote bags and kids t-shirts available to buy plus hand made items and of course refreshments will be available.

There is also a fundraiser taking place in Wallasey at Marlowe Road Church, 1-3pm, with a cake sale, raffle and tombola. You get free entry into the raffle if you bring a cake!

In the evening there is a Race Night being held at The Clarence Hotel in Wallasey. With live music and plenty of entertainment from 7pm onwards.

Also, for the month of April, Wirral council has nominated our appeal as their charity of the month as has the Baltic Secret Gardens. We want to say a huge thank you to all involved!

Apologies if we’ve missed anyone out. Please let us know in the comments below. If you are holding a fundraiser or wish to, please email fundraising@spider-ede.org.uk so that we can send you our ePack and get you on our events calendar.

Donate online: JustGiving.spider-ede.org.uk
Or text EDIE03 £(amount up to 10) to 70070

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