Fundraising raffle

At the beginning of January we wrote to various organisations and local attractions to see if they would donate prizes for a raffle. We had an amazing response with 19 prizes being donated in total. We sold tickets to friends, family and my mums work friends and sold pink and blue cupcakes on the day…

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The Snowball Effect – CMN Quiz Night

By Louise (mother of Charlotte, age 2 yrs) As fliers were distributed to family, friends, neighbours and school book bags, I began to worry my love of quiz nights was not shared by the masses. But during the weeks that followed, there was a steady stream of requests for tickets and more often than not,…

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Harvey cuts his hair for CMN!

To all the great team at Caring Matters Now, Well as you can see from the photos we finally did it, Harvey’s hair has been cut short. It’s something we always said we would do just before he started school.  May 25th was quite an emotional day for us as a family as Harvey has…

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7 Challenges On 7 Continents

Yes, you read the title correctly… Caring Matters Now is planning to conquer 7 challenges on 7 continents!  Since 2011 we have been conquering 7 challenges on 7 continents and here is what we have achieved to date… AFRICA – 2011 Mount Kilimanjaro Summit Total raised: £74,342 Read more about this challenge here EUROPE –…

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Mount Kilimanjaro – Done and Dusted!

I am VERY pleased to announce that Mount Kilimanjaro is done and dusted! How amazing the experience was! It is very difficult to summarize this incredible journey, so instead I have decided to include the daily blog updates in the newsletter, along with some photographs. I do hope you enjoy reading all about our adventure!…

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Silence is Golden

A sponsored Silence £1000 raised for CMN – by NOT speaking for 24 hours This challenge may sound easy for many, how difficult can it be? But for an experienced sales person not speaking is like asking an accountant to not use a spreadsheet or painter not to use a brush. Paul loves his Rugby…

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Maja – 2nd Birthday

Maja is two years old and wonderfully enthusiastic about life. She was so keen to come into this world that when it was time to be born (on a frosty December night) she allowed mum and dad a full 45 minutes to get dressed, arrange childcare for her sister, drive to hospital, get admitted to…

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Fabulous Fundraisers

Well, you have all been actively fundraising for Caring Matters Now and we would like to say well done and… Thank you, it means so much Here is just a selection of the activities that have been taking place! Tricia (Grandma to Fay) and the staff at Barclays Bank, Cambridge held a fundraising raffle and…

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How we raise and spend our money

How we raise our money The short answer is – we rely on you! Last year, we were really worried that Dr. Kinsler’s research would stop due to lack of funds. We asked everyone to pitch in and you did! As a result, we had our best fundraising year yet. Over £44,000 was raised. Later…

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Claire’s Fundraising Story

We first heard about Caring Matters Now through the interview that Jodie Unsworth & Dr. Kinsler did on This Morning and since watching the program we have been in contact with the charity & they have really helped us by showing us that we are not the only ones in a sometimes difficult situation. It…

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