Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Thankyou to our JustGiving Fundraisers

We would like to offer a big thanks to all of our supporters who have raised money for CamKids through JustGiving sponsored runs, cycle events, birthdays, weddings and other fundraising initiatives.

Recent heroic work has included Matt and Sophia's epic 1,000 mile cycle ride from Land's End to John O'Groats - battling all the elements during the appalling summer we have just had. Also, Daniel's 100 mile Manchester bike ride and Kamila's 5.6km corporate running challenge. We would also like to wish good luck to Rachel, who competes in a half Marathon on 5 October.

You don’t have to use our JustGiving site just for sponsored or special events - you can also use it as a general fundraising tool to tell your friends and family that you are a CamKids supporter and ask them to join you. Far easier than rattling a tin or chasing donors for cash. Lots of people set up a fundraising page after a trip to Cambodia to let their friends know how they have been affected by the country and how they can help the children. Scroll down to the bottom of this Weblog to see some other ideas from our current fundraisers.

If you would like to raise money for CamKids, please visit our JustGiving site: www.justgiving.com/tccc or contact us at justgiving@camkids.org for information and fundraising materials.

Monday, 8 September 2008

2008 Al Murray Golf Classic

Following the success of the golf day last year, the 2nd Al Murray CamKids Classic was held at Leatherhead Golf Club on Friday 29th August. Sixty seven golfers hit the fairways ........ actually, 67 golfers teed off and, in truth, considerably fewer hit the fairways. Al Murray, Abi Titmuss and Marc Warren took to the golf carts and headed round the course providing entertainment and refreshments.

Amazingly there was some good golf played on a fantastic course, but we also had our share of hackers. Everyone had a fabulous day and the weather remained kind, even if the course didn’t.

Following their efforts on the course, there was a free pint of London Pride (donated by Fullers) for every golfer. After a few beers, regaled stories of monster drives, long distance putts and greens hit from seemingly impossible positions, 86 people sat down to a wonderful 3 course meal and an evening’s entertainment.

After dinner, Al and Abi drew the raffle and gave away some great prizes donated by various generous sponsors. Al then presided over an unbelievably successful auction which skyrocketed the profit for the day to over £17,000.00!!!! A truly staggering amount that will do so much in Cambodia - and remember that every penny of those profits will make it to Cambodia helping to enrich, and possibly even save, many children’s lives.

Many many thanks to;
Al Murray, Abi Titmuss and Marc Warren for their heroic efforts.
Gail Taylor for all her help in the organization and execution of the day
All our sponsors and donors
Tim Lowe and all the staff at Leatherhead Golf Club
All the volunteers who gave their time

........ and mostly to all the golfers and guests who turned up, had a great day, gave generously and helped to change children’s lives