Week 21 – already!

Huge thanks this week to Mark Huby for being a fabulous compere at our Hope4Mae variety Night on Thursday! We would never have pulled it off without you and we can’t thank enough everyone who supported us with this astounding event.

The Doncaster entertainers receive a special place in our Hall of Fame this week, but you had to be there to believe it! Beautiful vocal performance from Harriet Thompson, comedy from Our Mothers Did ‘Ave ‘Em, dance routines extroadinaire from Nellie Stagles dancers, vocal duo Gale Force, and a particularly emotional performance from Auntie Claire, who was fabulous.

Mae’s Mega Raffle raised £3804 in ticket sales, added to this was the proceeds of games on the evening, further kind donations and a charity auction – making an extra £951.00. That’s a total of £4755.00! A-Mae-ZING!!

A personal message from Mae’s Mum and Dad:

Its officially WEEK 21 and we have raised an a-Mae-zing £45,564.71!
We are awaiting over £10,000 in sponsor money from recent events, in additon to the above total. We would like to thank EVERYONE who has supported us on our journey so far. The kindness and generosity that we are experiencing is OVERWHELMING!! Your continued support is appreciated so very much and we are grateful beyond words. Much love Mae’s Mummy & Daddy xxx

Half way there!!

This week we hit the awe-inspiring £35k point – that’s HALF WAY there! Thanks to all who are helping us along the way, we are so thankful for all of your support. Here are just some of the ways we are getting there……..

HUGE THANKS TO XERCISE4LESS DONCASTER!! We can now confirm the total amount raised at their sponsored Combathon was a fantastic £826.31!

Thank you to Instructor Liam Ryan for giving up his time to hold this event and to Carolyn Abel for suggesting Mae’s fund!!

We would also like to thank all of the kind hearted people that donated and to each member that took part in the Combathon

Many thanks to:
* Colin Barthorpe
* Brenda Fraser
* Julie Siddall
* Paula Leesing
* Alan White
* Carolyn Abel
for collecting and paying in all donations and sponsor money. We appreciate it takes a lot of time to organise this. Every little will make the biggest difference to Mae and without you all we could not give Mae this chance xx

Today Looay Gharib has begun his mammoth cycle from the Grimsby Telegraph Office to the London Daily Mail Office in support of Mae. You can follow his progress on Mae’s facebook page and donate here. Best of luck and huge thanks Looay! xx

On Sunday 15th September Forrest Leishman is undertaking the Great North Run in support of Mae. Please show your support on his Just Giving page. We wish you well Forrest! Thank you x

On Thursday 19th September we have reached the date for Mae’s Mega Raffle and Variety Night at The Earl of Doncaster! It has come round so quickly and we look forward to seeing many of our friends and supporters there. We have a very limited number of tickets still available, plus some raffle tickets. Please contact Amy on 07572 878 679, or Sarah on 07587 245 658, to buy yours. Thank you.

And last, but by no means least this week, please check our Hall of Fame for new additions! You will see that the Tough Mudder competitors completed their challenge with flying colours and we will update you of the total raised as soon as it is confirmed – many thanks to all involved!

News and events this week

Thank you so much to everyone who is still with us on this journey! We are almost half-way to our target on Mae’s Just Giving page, and we will have more donations to add from sponsored events, so we are happy to be on track to achive our £70k goal by Christmas!

Our Variety Night organisation is going well and we only have a few places left for the evening. Please contact Amy on 07572 878 679 to book your place.

We also have raffle tickets left for Mae’s Mega Draw which will be drawn on the night. Please contact Amy on 07572 878 679 or Sarah on 07587 245 658 to purchase yours.

mega draw

You can also support Hope4Mae when purchasing your Christmas cards! Buy Phoenix Trading cards or stationery at www.sarahcards.co.uk and a third of profits from sales will be donated to Mae’s fund. Please quote ‘Mae’ at checkout if ordering online. If you are local to Cantley you can email Sarah for a free brochure at [email protected] and take advantage of free delivery too.

This Saturday a bunch of CRAZY volunteers will be completing Tough Mudder in aid of Mae. You can sponsor them on their Just Giving page and learn more about their challenge! We wish them luck and send huge thanks for their support!