The Latest News from Victoria’s Promise
Waitrose Community Matters
Every month, each Waitrose store chooses three charities to take part in the community matters scheme. At the till point you can collect a green token which you then place into the charities box. During January Victoria’s Promise is one of the charities chosen by the Basingstoke store. At the end of the month we will receive a share of £1000 depending on how many tokens we get in our box! So please, if you are shopping in Waitrose this month, remember to pick up your green token and pop it in our box!
Basingstoke Half Marathon
We have 11 charity places available for the Basingstoke Half Marathon. Voted one of the top 10 half marathons in the UK since 2011, this is one not to be missed! Pledge to raise £100 for Victoria’s Promise and we’ll give you a place free of charge! Get in touch with Sarah on firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your place!
Pub Quiz – Hook – 3rd February
On Wednesday 3rd February, The Raven pub in Hook is holding a quiz night in aid of Victoria’s Promise. It costs £9.99 per person, and this includes bangers and mash!! Get your teams together and join us there from 7.30pm! Contact the Raven on 01256 762541 to book your table!
Meet Christmas Fundraising
At the beginning of December, Meet chose Victoria’s Promise as their Christmas charity! Throughout the month, both the New York and London team got involved in fundraising, from a Christmas raffle with some amazing prizes, to Christmas jumper days! The team have raised an amazing £1500!! Huge well done on achieving this incredible amount, and thank you!!
Rotations Charity Shop
The Rotations Charity shop in Whitchurch allows different charities to make use of it each week. Victoria’s Promise are taking over the shop from 10th to 24th November 2016! We’ll be looking for volunteers and stock closer to the time! If you’d like to volunteer at the shop please fill out the form here.
#RedCUpCheer feature in the Gazette
In December, we took part in the Starbucks #Redcupcheer campaign. You all got involved and made a lot of noise on twitter, and helped us receive a £1000 grant. This week the Basingstoke Gazette reported on this, if you missed the article, here it is!
Fundraising in 2016
During 2015, you helped us raise over £30000 to support young women through cancer. This has allowed us to train 3 specialist beauticians and begin offering support to women undergoing treatment for cancer at the Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital. We’ve already got participants signed up for Tough Mudder, the London Marathon, Kilimanjaro and the London Marathon Walk in 2016, and we’re looking forward to see what other challenges you take on!! We’ve pulled together some of our top fundraising hints and tips to help you on your way, as well as a list of events in 2016 we’d love to see you take part in!
20% Discount on Charity Challenges
Looking to take on a challenge in 2016? How about trekking to Machu Picchu in Peru, or taking on the Great Wall of China? We’ve partnered with Charity Challenge, and currently have 20% off deposits until the end of Jan! That’s a saving of £90 if you fancy climbing Kilimanjaro, or £95 if you fancy cycling 350km round Cuba. What are you waiting for! Choose your challenge today and use the code NEWYEAR2016 to receive your 20% deposit discount.
The Shotgun and Chelsea Bun Club
In December the Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club took part in a sweepstake at their monthly shoot, raising £205 for Victoria’s Promise! Thanks ladies!
Galaxy Hot Cholcolate Grants
Victoria’s Promise have been nominated to win a £300 grant from Galaxy Hot Chocolate! All we need you to do it click here and cast your vote, then help spread the word and encourage others to do the same! Each week 5 charities will receive a grant – 4 chosen by judges, and one who receives the most votes! Thanks for your support!