A special week for Didier and his mum!

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On the 8th July, we had a very special little boy come and visit us here in the UK from Columbia. Didier, who featured in the channel 4 ‘Turtle Boy’ documentary in 2011, captured the hearts of all who watched how he struggled living with his Congenital Melanocytic Neavus covering the majority of his body […]

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Cycling Holiday in the Alps to Raise Money for CMN

About 3km from the summit of the ‘Giant of the Alps’, the Col du Galibier.

When I set out to raise a few pounds for Caring Matters Now with a cycling holiday in the Alps, I didn’t know what to expect. Yes, I knew it would be very hard and yes, I knew that the climbing would be long and sustained, but I hadn’t realised how spectacular the alpine scenery […]

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Didier’s visit to the UK

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We are extremely excited to announce that a very special little boy is coming to visit us here in the UK! On the 6th July, Didier and his mum are travelling to the UK and spending a week in London. Didier became a very much-loved little boy across the UK, after the documentary ‘Turtle Boy’ […]

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Review of Nottingham & Dublin Chat & Play days

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Nottingham Chat & Play Day By Julie White It was a fantastic afternoon; four families attended the very personal relaxing afternoon which meant there was time to spend quality time with each of the families. One family turns out to be the one I introduced in Nov to Caring Matters Now and the dads godmother […]

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Why I took part in the ‘Caring Matters Now Coffee & Cake Morning’

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Why I took part in the ‘Caring Matters Now Coffee & Cake Morning’By Tanith Armstrong When my daughter Isabelle was born in 2009, she had a large brown birthmark on her leg. The doctor came to see us the following day and explained that it would have to be removed due to the increased risk […]

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Walton on the Hill Primary School Nativity Fundraiser

Each year we ask the parents if they wold like to donate towards a charity chosen by the school. A collection is then made at the end of the two performances of the infants nativity play. This was made in support of the Lacy Family whose daughter Charlotte has CMN. Many thanks to all the […]

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Lily-Mai small change amnesty

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Lily-Mai (Year 2) would like to thank all the children, parents and staff of St Marys School, Shackleford who contributed generously in the recent “small change amnesty” organised by Lily-Mai who has CMN. In total, the contributions amounted to a total of £32.08 which is fantastic. Combined with other collections from family, friends and colleagues […]

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Lynette supports Grand-daughter Grace by raising funds

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I work for DWP in a large office in the city centre of Norwich. I am part of a small group called Kulture klub, who organise monthly events for the office that has a work force of approx 250. Every month we have a different charity or cause that have been chosen or suggested by […]

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Football Shirt Auction – Geoff & Amy of Ad Place Marketing

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We held an online auction to sell a signed and framed Sheffield FC first team football shirt that had been signed by England international Chelsea footballer, Gary Cahill. Sheffield FC, founded in 1857, is the World’s oldest football club and is accredited as such by FIFA. Sheffield plays its home games at the Coach and […]

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Charlotte’s Teddytastic Fundraising

The event I organised was a ‘Guess the name of the Teddy’ competition which I held in school for one week at lunch time. People who entered my competition picked a name from a long list and one winning name was drawn by a teacher at the end of the week. I did the competition […]

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Phoebe raises awareness of CMN in a big way!

Every year, the school Phoebe attends holds a Speech Competition. The kids have to talk for a maximum of 3 minutes on a topic of their choosing. Phoebe decided it should be about her and her birthmarks. The teacher and the kids – all of whom have never asked Phoebe about her marks because she […]

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Genetic Disorder UK Grant

It is with great excitement to announce that Caring Matters Now has been granted £4,000 from Genetic Disorder UK.  This grant is to cover the costs of the CMN Activity Weekend 2014.  The funds will pay for all our children and adult with CMN to attend the weekend free of charge. The CMN trustees are […]

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THEY DID IT!

They did it!

The CMN team took on the skydiving challenge on Saturday 22nd March 2014. The team of 18 met early Saturday morning at Langar Airfield, Nottingham to face their fears! Team members had travelled from all corners of the UK, from as far up as the Highlands, to as low down as Kent! The weather conditions […]

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Caring Matters Now receive £10,000 from Children in Need!

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The CMN trustees are very pleased to announce that Children in Need have granted £10,000 towards the work of Caring Matters Now.  This is AMAZING news as the grant will increase the profile of our charity, as well as funding our work!  The grant will fund all our support days in 2014.  We are so […]

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CMN Charity Dinner Dance 2014

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Caring Matters Now is holding a prestigious charity dinner dance at the Intercontinental Hotel (Park Lane, London) on Saturday 20th September at 7pm to midnight. The aim of the event is to raise funds for Caring Matters Now and to raise the profile of the charity. The Caring Matters Now trustees would like to invite […]

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Holly McCrossan

Holly McCrossan

It is with great sadness that we share the news of Holly McCrossan. On Friday 21st February 2014, Holly (aged 2) passed away after suffering with CMN syndrome. Holly’s parents are overwhelmed from the love and support expressed by you all and they would like to thank everyone who has shown them so much care […]

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News for CMN Adults

Exciting Developments for our CMN adult members This year is a big year for our adult support developments and we are excited to share with you all a little bit about the history of the charity and the plans we have with regards to adult support. As an adult with CMN, I do understand the […]

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Jasmin Chance & Blackheath High School Raise Funds for CMN

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Cake Bake Sale (All Years) and Business Enterprise Event (Year 6). On 6th December 2013, Blackheath High School (Juniors) held a Cake Bake sale for all years and year 6 were divided into groups and each group was given £10 for materials. From the materials they bought, they made keyrings, jewelry and note books to […]

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Christmas Charity Appeal

St Marys School Christmas Charity Appeal

The whole school community of St. Mary’s.  The children are aged 4-11 years. St. Mary’s P. S. Draperstown raise money with a Christmas Charity Appeal every year, during the month of December.  We like to select a charity that is local or one that has close connections with a member of our school community.  This […]

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Eva’s fundraising activities for CMN

I ran a cake stall at my school for CMN. Some of my friends helped me. I had to make loads of cakes to go round the school so everyone would be able to buy one. I raised £130 for CMN. I also spent the end of the summer term making friendship bracelets. When I […]

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