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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

Weekly Roundup 25th March

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 adding more and more events to our calendar so please take a look on this to see what’s going on in the next week at Upcoming Events.

This week was our first #getinvolved event – #BakeForEdie. There were bake sales being held across Wirral, in Liverpool, Cheshire, Cardiff and further afield. The current known total is £4661.73 with more figures to be confirmed yet! This has surpassed our original hopes and we are thrilled with how many people got involved with this so thank you all! (Photos that we’ve collected are below!)

Friday saw the start of AquaSafe’s sponsored swims during their lessons and this has carried on all weekend (more sponsored swims on Thursday this week too). The children swam the width of the Mersey (younger swimmers did this as a group effort). We want to say a huge well done to all of the children and thank you to everyone who sponsored them!

On Friday we also had a group of volunteers who were down at Morrisons in New Brighton, bag packing. They raised £466.54! Thank you to all who volunteered in particular Lorraine who we believe stayed there all day!

Yesterday Bernie Miller and friends ran in the Chain Runners event that took place in Wirral, raising over £600. Well done all involved!

Today we had the long awaited Princess and Superhero event at the Octel Club in Bromborough. Yet again we had an amazing turn out and we also had amazing weather to go with it! Everyone seemed to be having a great time and £2798.90 has been raised!

The Liverpool 1/2 marathon was run today by Steve Copeland, Debbie Rowlands and Andrea Dillon, and the 10 mile road race was completed by Karl Horgan. Well done to all for completing these races!

Finally, today, Richie Hellon started his huge walk from Tranmere Rovers to Dover Athletic. He left at 6am this morning and will arrive in Dover on Friday. If you see him on your travels give him a beep or a hello if you can safely!

We also want to say thanks to the parents of the Shaftes youth teams, who collected over £250 for Grandad Chris to photograph 4 games. Also, to the Dock AFC, who collected over £700 during a pool competition and football quiz.

Next week our main events are
The Edie Molyneux Charity Fundraiser at the Gladstone Theatre, with Ricky Tomlinson hosting and featuring Charlie Landsborough. We hope those who have tickets have a brilliant time!

Then for the Easter weekend we kick off with a golf tournament at Prenton golf club (no spaces left for golfing but you’re welcome to attend the evening event there), and then on Easter Sunday we have events at the Rose & Crown in Wallasey and the Woodchurch Pub.

There is also a neon light walk taking place on Tuesday evening over in Gayton, run by Lucy’s Pineapple fund but fundraising for both children. So if you fancy a Neon lighted evening walk for charity, check out their event on this.

Again, all events going on can be found on our events page!

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

Weekly Roundup – 18th March

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 adding more and more events to our calendar so please take a look on this to see what’s going on in the next week at https://www.facebook.com/pg/thespideredeappeal/events/.

On Tuesday we collected a cheque from Town Lane Infants plus some additional cash donations totalling just over £485 from their non-uniform day. Thank you to all who donated. Townfield Lane also held a non-uniform day and raised over £536. St. Andrew’s Primary raised over £243 Again, thank you to the school, children and parents who donated.

In the evening our own Colin Farley held his Cheesy Bingo event and raised over £307! We’ve seen some videos of this and it looks like everyone there had a good laugh!

On Thursday John Hammond started his 4 marathons in 4 days, and flew to Northern Ireland for his first marathon. On Friday he drove to Southampton from Wirral, ran his second marathon, and then drove to London that evening, refuelling with a couple of Guiness! On Saturday he ran his marathon in a snowy Essex with Dave Huyton, and then they both drove a bit of a scary drive in the snow up to Scotland, and they ran the final marathon today. Both are amazing for doing what they’ve done and all the families are overwhelmed with their gesture.

On Friday – we had an early St Patricks Day celebration event at the Joey’s in Birkenhead. It was enjoyed by everyone and raised over £595!

On Saturday we were out in force over in Liverpool Central Station and Mathew Street rattling our buckets with live music playing in the station. Thank you to anyone who donated and to all of our volunteers who took a few hours out of their Saturday to help collect for us. We raised over £2000!

In the evening we had the Reds v Blues Charity Sportsman Dinner at Knockaloe Hall in Bromborough. Another great evening for those who attended and the holiday to New York was won by the highest bidder, Vivienne Redmond. We don’t have the final amount yet but they raised over £4500!

Today, Titan’s Gym in Birkenhead held their Ju-Jitsu competition. Simon Jones and Paul Wijjf completed 100 rounds and, along with a cake sale at the event, raised £420, well done all involved!

We had the Wirral Advanced Motorcyclists attend the Wirral Egg run and handed out 1000 Spider-Ede cards to help spread awareness of our cause and DIPG. Thank you to all who helped do this as well as the riders who wore our Spider-Ede t-shirts.

We also had Lorraine Jamieson-turton bag packing in Tesco in Rock Ferry for us today and raised another £164! Thank you Lorraine for taking your Sunday out to do this for us!

The Derby Arms in Rock Ferry have been collecting spare change and also held a raffle and have raised a total of £1500! A huge thank you to Alex and June for all their efforts.

We also collected various collection tubs from around the area and want to just list a few thank yous to both the shop and their customers for raising vital funds for us:
Family Shopper, Higher Bebington; Parkwood Nursery, Bidston; Sals Barbers; Mr Rooke’s family and friends; Harbour Pub, New Brighton; 8th Bebington Rainbow Guides; Eileen Stading and friends at her club; Lady Lever, Port Sunlight; Screwfix, Birkenhead; Co-op (Church Road and Teehay Lane); Hayes Travel, Bebington; Birkenhead and New Ferry Callers Office; The Oval, Bebington; Woodchurch Cricket Club; The Tap, West Kirby; Mendall Court Care Home; The Hair Company.

Our two main events of note for the forthcoming week are
#BakeForEdie on Friday 23rd – we’re hoping for as many offices/organisations/places of work and even communities to hold a bake sale to help us raise not just vital funds but awareness as well. We know of bake sales happening across Wirral, some in Liverpool, Cardiff, Hampshire, but we need more of you involved! Even if it’s a case of buy some cakes from a local shop and take them into work and get everyone to pay a £1 for one! Explain what it’s for. Let’s get more people talking about DIPG.

Then on Sunday we have the Princess and Superhero fun day at the Octel Club in Bromborough. Let’s hope the snowing and cold weather has gone by then!!

We want to wish Richie Hellon good luck as he’ll be starting his long walk from Tranmere to Dover next Sunday, and also the children who have swimming lessons with AquaSafe, who are all doing a sponsored swim next weekend.

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