Having fun and raising funds

Over the past few months, the Datesand team have taken part in several events raising money for a number of charitable causes close to our hearts.

In June, we decided to take part in the Alzheimer’s Society Cupcake Day. The team baked a selection of delicious cakes and each cake was bought for a generous donation. We also had a few fun games on like guessing the height of the cupcake stack and Dingbats to raise some extra funds. We managed to raise over £100 for the Alzheimer’s society on the day – a great team effort!

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At the end of the June, local radio station Hits Radio Manchester joined up with their Cash for Kids and Tackle4MCR for #FootballFriday – a day where businesses and schools in the area could turn up in their team colours and raise money to try and help to tackle youth homelessness in Greater Manchester. We managed to bring the two sides of Manchester together and have a fun day with some activities such as a penalty shootout, keepie-uppies and a ‘pub quiz’, raising £70 altogether.

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Alanah, our Social Media Executive, also did her bit for a fantastic charity, donating more than just money! Inspired by Karen, she cut off and donated 13 inches of her hair for the Little Princess Trust. In the build-up to the chop, she raised £525 for the cause. This allows them to create a wig for a young girl who has lost her hair due to chemotherapy or any other illness and provided them with money they need to fund the process.

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You can find out more about all of these charities and do your bit to help by visiting the following websites:

www.alzheimers.org.uk 

www.hitsradio.co.uk/cashforkids

www.littleprincesses.org.uk 

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