Swiss Christmas service proves a festive fundraiser
This email was sent to us by Victoria a young lady who raised 1800 CHF (just over £1200) at the Christmas service in the Petruschurch in Switzerland. Well done Victoria for a fantastic achievement:
On 21st December the Campus Muristalden School had its Christmas service in the Petruschurch in Berne.
The Sekunda B class of which I am a student was involved in organizing the 2012 Christmas service and I was requested to select a charity for the Christmas service donations.
I was introduced to the Cecily’s Fund by the St. Ursula’s church in Berne where talks have been made and information is available in the church hall.
Christmas Give smashes its target
We are delighted to announce that our Christmas Give Campaign raised a massive total of £24,770.69. With Gift Aid this means that we far exceeded our initial target of £20,000 and even our new target of £25,000. Thank you to everyone who donated and helped us reach this amount.
Cecily’s Fund is profoundly grateful for the support of a select group of individuals, schools, companies and groups who created the pledge fund for this campaign. These include Pocklington School; Bedales School; Southborough High School; Zycko Ltd; Windsor and Eton Rotary Club; Sheffield University’s Baby Bummit; George and Elizabeth Buchanan; Guy Wilmot and other individuals who prefer to remain anonymous.
Baby Bummit hike for Cecily's Fund
November saw a team of students from Sheffield University set off on a 230 mile trip down to Brighton using only the power of their thumb.
The teams were not allowed to use any money but had to make the trip using any means available to them. Each team of hitchers were sponsored for their efforts and the proceeds were divided between three local charities and an International one- Cecily's Fund.
Baby Bummit very generously donated £1,000 to Cecily's Fund which was put towards the pledge pot of our Christmas Give campaign. Thank you to all the intrepid travellers!
Pumpkin soup all round
Congratulations to Yvonne Bomonti and the ladies of Swiss Friends of Cecily's Fund who raised over £530 by holding a traditional pumpkin soup lunch this month. This will make a great contribution to our primary school fund. Thank you!
The Funding Network Supports Cecily's Fund
We were delighted to attend an evening with the Funding Network on Monday 23rd July. During the evening members of the Network pledged a total of £6,613.75, which will enable six orphans to attend tertiary college for a year.
This is fantastic news for these students - a big thank-you to everyone at The Funding Network.