Back before Christmas, I did a blog post (here) about some of the great Christmas gifts you could buy to help raise funds for the Great Ormond Street Hospital. Well, I'm back with two new ways to help donate some money to this really worthwhile cause. Read on and above all get involved !
BAKE IT BETTER AND SUPPORT CHILDREN WITH CANCER AT GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL
Throughout March, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity is urging supporters to Bake it Better by baking, selling and enjoying cupcakes to support the annual Kiss it Better appeal and raise funds for research into the causes and treatment of childhood cancer.
Bake it Better is an easy, delicious and great way to get together with your colleagues, friends and family for a fantastic cause. Bake it Better is supported by celebrity cook, Simon Rimmer whose delicious Buttermilk and blueberry pound cake recipe is just one of the many tasty and easy-to-make cakes which can be found on: www.gosh.org/kissitbetter.
Simon Rimmer says, “I’m delighted to be supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital in its treatment of children with cancer. There’s nothing more comforting than the smell of home baking. So come on, put on your aprons, whip out your wooden spoons and help to Bake it Better!”
Childhood cancer is the biggest disease affecting children today. The ambition of the Kiss it Better appeal is to cut the death rates of childhood cancer, whilst reducing the side effects of treatment. Great Ormond Street Hospital and UCLH form the largest centre in Europe for children with cancer. This year’s appeal will go towards the cost of funding the training and employment of clinical research nurses who will enlist children onto clinical trials. It’s been proven that children enlisted on these trials do significantly better.
To find out more about the Kiss it Better appeal and to register for our Bake it Better celebrity recipes and fundraising pack, please visit: www.gosh.org/kissitbetter or call 0207 239 3000.
STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE AND RACE FOR THE KIDS AT GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity is encouraging everyone to take part in the RBC Race for the Kids 5k fun run on Sunday 12th June 2011.
Held in London ’s Battersea Park , the event is open to people of all ages and abilities to walk, jog or run the race. Money raised from the event will help fund the essential redevelopment of Great Ormond Street Hospital and make a difference to the thousands of sick children who are treated at the Hospital every year.
On the day, participants can expect to mingle with celebrities and take part in exciting activities such as arts and crafts, face painting and inflatable games.
Entry to the event is now open and supporters are encouraged to visit http://www.raceforthekids.co.uk/ to sign up or contact the charity’s fundraising team on 020 7239 3164 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Everyone who takes part will receive an exclusive medal, goody bag and a specially designed t-shirt.
About Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity:
Great Ormond Street Hospital is one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals with the broadest range of dedicated, children’s healthcare specialists under one roof in the UK . The hospital’s pioneering research and treatment gives hope to children who are suffering from the rarest, most complex and often life-threatening conditions, from across the country and abroad. Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity needs to raise £50 million a year to help rebuild and refurbish Great Ormond Street Hospital , provide vital up-to-date equipment and fund research into better treatments for the children. You can help us to provide world class care for our patients and families. For more information visit http://www.gosh.org/
If you do get involved, feel free to post your sponsorship links below so we can help you raise money !
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