FUND-RAISING Fortnight is now in full swing with loads of people and businesses getting into the charitable spirit.
There is so much going on it will be difficult to miss all the effort that is being put in to raise money for the Brick-in-the-Wall Appeal.
What makes it even better is that all the money raised during this time will be matched by Yorkshire Bank. With half of the matched money going to the Grantham Hopice and the rest being donated to the national Help the Hospices charity.
Manager of Yorkshire Bank in Grantham Hannah Martin has organised the whole event and is hoping to raise thousands for the Journal’s appeal.
She said: “It’s been fun organising it. I’m a local girl, born in Grantham, and I think it’s important to get involved with local charities.”
Hannah wanted to take advantage of the bank offering to match the funds to raise as much as possible for Grantham Hospice. Her target is £10,000.
She added: “I think Grantham Hospice is a big part of the town and it’s vital for the community. I wanted to grab the bull by the horns and do something to help.”
School children around the area are getting involved by donating a pound to take part in Red Carpet Days, which allow them to dress up as a famous person.
Lots of businesses are doing their part by donating raffle prizes. Including; Tropicana Tan, M&D Jewellers, Grantham Beauty Clinic, Glen Esk, Emma Bates mobile hair dresser, China Inn, Cross Swords at Skillington and Scots Hair Design.
Other businesses are getting involved in a variety of different ways. China Inn have donated £298.51 so far, which was raised during Chinese New Years celebrations. R & N Glazing’s owner Lloyd McAuliffe is planning to donate part of his customers’ invoice total during the fund raising fortnight. And Vine Street Surgery is doing a Treasure Hunt.
There are so many ways that you can get involved to help raise the money.
Next week the clients of the hairdressers Halo, in St Catherine’s Road, will be invited to support the cause by taking part in a challenge prior to their hair cut. The challenges will involve things like stacking cards in under a minute or guessing game and if they win then their hair cut will be half price with all that money going to the hospice. There will also be a raffle and cakes and biscuit sale to raise appeal funds.
If you want to improve your interior design skills there will be a Farrow and Ball colour talk at Design Works in London Road on February 24. Tickets are £8 with all the money going to the appeal. Call Sue on 01476 570170 for more information.
There will also be collection tins for the appeal at Morrisons, Asda, Cafe Leo, M&D Jewellers and Greenwoods.