Rare Disease Day - 28th February 2015

Isabelle is awarded the CMN Silver Champions Award

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As this was our 2nd Coffee and Cake event, we were slightly more organized! We gathered a small team of family and friends to help out on the day with tombola, raffle, puppet show and bouncy castle, as well as a fun disco and face painting donated by Starz Party. We used our local church, […]

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Georgia’s Fundraising Fun Day

Georgia's Fundraising Fun Day

On June 6th 2015 with the help of family & friends, we decided to organise our 2nd Fundraising fun day. We had such a brilliant time last year we received such amazing support and raised a fantastic £1700. We also managed to raise awareness through local media by having the support of Nottingham Evening Post […]

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Bridlington Regional Gathering Review

Bridlington Regional Gathering Review

‘Oh what a lovely day, the day we went to Bridlington’ …and so it turned out to be! The families came, the food was eaten, the sand sparkled, the sea was freezing but best of all the sun came out. All week the Gollop family watched the weather forecast. A Beach Day in the rain […]

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Brighton Regional Gathering Review

Regional Gathering Brighton Review

We were very lucky with the weather, it was a real scorcher all morning. We met at a lovely cafe next to a park with a paddling pool right on the beach in Brighton. We were a total of 5 families, with families coming to join us throughout the morning. The children had huge milkshakes […]

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Dublin Regional Gathering Review

Dublin Regional Gathering

On 6th June 2015, 8 families from all over Ireland attended the second Dublin regional gathering, organised by Caring Matters Now. For some families it was a chance to catch up again and for others it was their first time attending such an event and they were keen to chat to other families affected by […]

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Hannah Cree’s Coffee Morning

Hannah Cree's Coffee Morning

Our family were all away the weekend that Caring Matters Now had their official coffee morning, so we did ours a bit late! As a family we’ve been keen to raise more funds and more awareness, and as we enjoy opening our home up for friends and family we thought a coffee morning was the […]

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Devon Regional Gathering Review

There were thirteen of us who met at Woodlands park on a Saturday morning in June. That’s 3 families. We all got on straight away and I couldn’t wait to go on the water slide, Viking ship and toboggan run with everyone. I could see that everybody was having a good time. We all want […]

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Calling all budding artists… Christmas Card Competition 2015

Christmas Card Competition 2015 Calling all budding artists… Caring Matters Now would like to invite children aged between 4yrs – 17yrs to design a Christmas card, which could become one of the official CMN Christmas Cards for 2015!  Four designs will be chosen by the CMN trustees and produced into this year’s charity Christmas cards.  […]

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Ava & Megan’s Sponsored Silence

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To Caring Matters Now My name is Ava, I’m 10 years old. My friend Megan and I did a sponsored silence to raise money for you. The reason we did this was because my brother, Harrison is affected by Congenital Melanocytic Nevi. We managed to raise £170.20 by doing the sponsored silence from midnight until […]

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The Jessica Ma Award 2016

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In December 2014 one of our founding trustees Jessica Ma lost her battle with cancer. Jessica was not only a trustee to the Caring Matters Now charity, but also an amazing, courageous and inspirational friend to many in the charity and beyond. Due to Jessica’s wise and tireless work in managing the charity’s finances over […]

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Dr Veronica Kinsler wins the coveted Great Ormond Street Hospital 2015 Child and Family Award

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We are absolutely delighted to announce that Dr Veronica Kinsler has won the coveted Great Ormond Street Hospital 2015 Child and Family Award. This award is given for a very special individual or team nominated by a patient, parent or carer, who is a great team member and is always welcoming, helpful and expert. There […]

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Running the Belfast City Marathon for CMN

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The Belfast City Marathon is Northern Ireland’s largest sporting event with 17,500 people taking part every year. The race day includes a fun run a full marathon, an 8 mile walk and a wheel chair race, but it was the relay event that caught our attention. Over the years myself, Adam and many of our […]

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Charity night for CMN in Gilroyd Social Club

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My granddaughter Lois who is 5 years old was born with CMN so we have a very personal reason to raise money for the charity. On Saturday 18th April we held a charity night for CMN in Gilroyd social club. This is our third event of this type. We previously raised over £2500 with the […]

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Amy & Alex Run the Dronfield 10K

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Dronfield is the small town where we grew up and they have held a 10k for the past 22 years! This year myself and Alex decided to challenge ourselves to run the tough 6.2mile route for Caring Matters Now. We both completed the course in exactly the same time of 1:03:56. Alex ran the course […]

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Success of 2014 Fundraising

Success!

2014 has been an epic year for fundraising and we would like to say a massive thank you to you all for doing your bit! But we must not rest on our laurels! We have seen an increase in corporate support, schools fundraising and so many more individuals getting involved in one way or another. […]

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£50,000 Target Reached! THANK YOU

£50,000 Target Reached! THANK YOU

Recruitment for this post will commence shortly and we hope to have news of the newly appointed member of the CMN Research team in the July newsletter. This has been achieved through many different activities such as the CMN Dinner Dance, a very successful marathon run which raised over £10,000 and all of you taking […]

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Dana runs the Philadelphia Marathon

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I first took up running 5 years ago at the age of 55. I was watching the Great north run on TV and thought I would have a go, so sent off an application and a few months later I had an acceptance! So, thought I best start training having never run 100 yards since […]

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Help make a difference to the lives of those affected by Congenital Melanocytic Naevi!

Help make a difference to the lives of those affected by Congenital Melanocytic Naevi!

With your help we really can make a difference to the lives of those affected by CMN and NCM. Our annual fundraising target is set at £100,000 and this is achievable! Appealing to the general public to raise funds for rare disorders such as CMN is always a challenge, but a challenge not unmanageable for […]

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Super Hero Run – 17th May 2015

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The doitforcharity.com London Super Hero Run is a brilliant charity fun run over 5k or 10k! Read more about how you can join in! FREE costumes for every participant! Find out more about this event by clicking here.

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CMN Charity Coffee Morning – 12th & 13th June 2015

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Let’s better the success of 2014 with more people taking part in 2015! It’s so easy, it can be as big or small as you like. The dates for the 2015 Coffee & Cake morning are either Friday 12th June or Saturday 13th June 2015, so put these dates in your diary now! This is […]

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