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Art for Cure

Our friends at Art for Cure have recently achieved charitable status and we are delighted that all their hard work has come to fruition in this way. We were pleased to be invited along to The Art Retreat in Woodbridge to help them celebrate. 

The photo shows some of the team with Belinda Gray, director & co-founder in the Centre.

The photo shows some of the team with Belinda Gray, director & co-founder in the Centre.

Art for Cure stages one of the most exciting and successful art and sculpture exhibitions across the UK to raise money for national breast cancer research and support breast cancer services here in East Anglia. Their first exhibition was an incredible success, held in Belinda's Garden, back in 2014, and they have gone from strength to strength since.

Art for Cure recently held an exhibition at Glemham Hall, where they raised an exceptional £175,00, of which they donated £100,000 to Breast Cancer Now, and a further £74,000 to support and help Suffolk based projects, which focus on supporting those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Including wig making services, beauty workshops, counselling services and support for nutrition, diet and exercise. 

We here at CCiS Caring for me, feel extremely grateful to have received £10,000 from Art for Cure for 2017-2018.

Art for Cure have two brilliant fundraising events planned for 2018, an Art and Sculpture exhibition back at the house and gardens of Glemham Hall, held between the 5th-7th May. As well as a bike ride in Asia, covering 450km from Saigon to Angkor Wat.

For more information on the charity, or the events coming up, follow Art for Cure

We're on Facebook!

We thought it was about time we jumped in and joined the Big Dogs of social media, Facebook! We will now be able to share all the exciting projects, blog posts and our stories with a larger audience over different platforms, enabling our friends, family and followers to see what CCiS Caring for Me is all about!

I'm sure our Facebook followers will welcome us with arms wide open to make the journey a little less scary, who knows what different social medias we may be on this time next year!

Please share, like, and interact with us as much as you can, we look forward to our journey on Facebook and helping to raise more awareness of what we have to offer!

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Katie's Garden Plant Centre

Throughout 2017, Katie’s Garden Plant Centre, a local nursery based in Newbourne, has been helping to raise funds for CCiS Caring for me. The nursery has been selling a range of different plants which have been potted in bright pink pots!

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All the proceeds from the sale of each plant comes directly to the charity, and we would like to thank all of those whom have either purchased a pink potted plant or those at Katie’s Garden who help to plant, grow and then ultimately sell the plants. 

We’re sure that you would be glad in the knowledge that the money that has been spent is both brightening up your gardens at home, is also helping to support local people who have been affected by cancer.

If you’ve not yet purchased a CCiS Caring for me pink potted plant, Violas and Pansies will both be available soon, so why not pop in and pick some up!

To find out more information about our friends at Katie’s Garden please follow the link www.katiesgarden.co.uk

 

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We've been raising funds!

Terri Catchpole, co-founder of Caring for me, and her husband Daniel each set themselves a challenge to undertake in 2017 in order to raise funds for Caring for me. They both managed to fit in the necessary training around their busy work and personal lives. On Sunday 7th May Daniel rose to the challenge of the Suffolk Sunrise 102 mile cycle ride around the countryside-setting off with Framingham Castle as the backdrop and winding around the villages through Bungay, Halesworth and enroute back through Peasenhall and returning to Framlingham. After almost 5hours 36 minutes of cycling he appeared over the finishing line. Terri and their daughter were there to congratulate him on his achievement and he can be seen in the photo proudly wearing his medal.

The following weekend came Terri's turn - On Sunday 14th May Terri took on the challenge of running the Woodbridge 10k road race. She only started running in January and this was her first attempt at running in an event such as this and she was determined to do her best. She made it round the very hilly course on a scorching hot day with 24 degree heat in 1 hour and 1minute so she was delighted. She was fortunate to be supported by her friend Hayley Potter who joined her in the race and was also raising funds for Caring for me.  Between them they hope to have raised in excess of £500.

Well done & thank you to all of them.