Special Thanks

Mia and her family would like to thank the following

*Claire House For Keeping Mummy Sane
*Dr Briggs & Nurses @ Warrington Childrens Ward
*Nurses on the Neuromedical Ward & HDU Ward @ Alder Hey
*Dr Emma McCann & Team For Finding My Diagnosis
*Sue Lawtons Team For Always Being There For Us
*Foxwood Special School, and all their staff for making Mias time at big school so special
*Alder Hey ICU & Warrington Resus & Theatre Team for saving Mia's life in June 13
*CDKL5 Support Group for always being there for Mummy in the good times & the bad
*The Liverpool Rett mums & daughters for making this journey that little easier

Our Appeal...

Apparently, we cannot register as a charity for a private individual and in order to become a charity we need to have a charity income of £1000 a year and have that in the bank before we apply. There is also a fair amount of legislation and paperwork required and in particular a constitution in the beginning that may restrict our activities. We feel we are far better off sticking to community or local fundraising and appealing to people's good nature!


We have checked with UK fundraising and this is the situation regarding fundraising:

In general we can fundraise for anyone/thing (that is legal) in the UK. So yes, we can put collecting tins in workplaces or shops, with their permission. But not to indicate in anyway that we are collecting for a charity - this is not allowed.

We can hold fundraising events, contact the local media or ask individuals to give to our cause. Also, we wouldn't be able to receive some of the tax-effective gifts that are available to charities e.g. payroll giving grants from trusts, Gift Aid donations etc.


We have put together a list of fundraising ideas for you rbut if you think you will be unable to do any of them then why not speak to your manager and see if they could donate gifts for example:

A meal for 2 at a fancy restaurant, a luxury weekend away, vouchers etc. anything like that is fantastic as we would be able to hold a "Fundraising Auction" and these would make brilliant items to bid for.

Auction of promises, art exhibition, sponsored abseil, all day events (e.g. walk, snooker), armchair, aerobics.
Bring and buy sale, barbeques, Beaujolias Nouveau evening, Burns Night, sponsored bike rides, barn dance, bad hair days, beetle drives, back to front day, balloon race, bouncy castles, book sale, bring a £ in to work/school day, Charity ball.
Celebrity speakers, car washing, collection tins, coffee mornings, foreign coin collecting, concerts, car boot sale, cake stalls, christmas card party, craft fairs, craft stalls, carol singing, Christmas calendars, favourite recipes cookery book, Christmas bazaars, ceilidh, cheese and wine evenings, cookery demonstrations, competitions
Dog walks, discos, dress down day, dinner dance.
Egg and spoon race, environment day, egg rolling competition, egg painting, Easter egg hunt
Fashion shows, fetes, flower festivals, face painting, football tournaments, fun runs, fancy dress, film show.
Open gardens, guess the weight of the pig/number of sweets in the jar etc, charity golf matches.
Halloween parties, heritage walk, handmade gifts and craft stall, hairdressing evening.
International themed evenings e.g. curry nights, it's a knockout competition.
Jumble sales
Line-dancing evening
Magic show, murder mystery evening, masked ball, make-up demonstrations
Non-uniform day, name the baby/teddy
Obstacle course, charity odd job days, on hundred clubs.
Parachute jumps, pool competitions, picnics, pancake races, plastic duck race.
Quizzes, quiz evenings
Raffles, race nights
Sponsored challenge (e.g. silence, read, swin, walk, run) supper nights, sumo wrestling suits.
Tombola, talent show, tug-o-war, treasure hunt
Unicycle racing, used stamps
Valentine's day events
Whist drives, welly throwing, wine tasting
Xmas fair, X Factor competition
Yo-Yo competition
Zebra (black and white) evening

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