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Big thank you to Brightlingsea Regent Football Club!

Posted on: November 18 2016

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On Saturday 12 November Myles and the MS-UK team went along to the Brightlingsea Regent Football Club FA Trophy match against Harlow Town – a big thank you to the team for welcoming us!

Unfortunately the weather was against us and continued to rain all afternoon, but this did not dampen the spirits of the few supports who braved the weather to watch their club.

fb2.jpgThe first half went well ending in a 0 – 0 with both sides playing well in the conditions and Myles and the MS-UK team were treated like VIP’s with lots of food and drink and the Chairman Terry Doherty had even put some editorial about us in their programme!

The second half started well until three of the floodlights went out and the referee called off the match, but the whole experience was great as none of us had been to a football match before!

A big thank you to the team and everyone involved!

 

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Michael Kinton

Centre Manager, Josephs Cour

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Top tips: Organising a Festive Frolic!

Posted on: October 10 2016

Hello!

This winter will see bag packs, collections and festive get togethers happening across the country for our Festive Frolics campaign!

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With that in mind I’ve put together a few tips to help you out with organising your Festive Frolic…

  1. What type of Frolic will you host?

Whether it’s a bag pack, coffee morning or collection; have a think about whose permission you need to host your event!

  1. What makes your Frolic Festive?!

You may want to use festive fancy dress or make some festive themed cakes! You could even decorate your event with tinsel, baubles and maybe even fake snow.

  1. Who will you invite?

If you are bag packing, find other keen fundraisers like yourself to help out! Or if you are hosting a party, invite work colleagues, friends and family.

  1. Advertise, advertise and advertise!

Get the word out there that you’re holding a Festive Frolic and encourage people to come along, the more the merrier!

  1. Make your Frolic a fundraising success!

Tell people about MS-UK and why their donations or support make a difference. We can send you everything you need to spread the word – just register your Festive Frolic today on our website.

I hope these tips help with your Festive Frolic! If you need any help do send me an email!

Nick

Fundraising Assistant

Forget Star Wars, it’s time for Penny Wars!!!

Posted on: November 24 2015

pennywars.pngI’m a firm believer that fundraising doesn’t have to be difficult and the best ways can be the simplest and often turn out to be the most fun!

A great office or student fundraiser can be a game of penny wars. Each team or contestant has a clear jar. The aim of the game is to fill your jar with 1p coins, the more pennies the more points. However, you can sabotage other players’ jars by giving them negative points, a coin that is anything other than a 1p. For example, drop a 20p coin into another player’s jar and that amounts to 20 negative points.

The winner is the person with the most amount of pennies in their jar, it’s really competitive which makes it a fantastic office or university fundraiser and everyone can get involved.

Now sending in jars of pennies isn’t the safest (or cheapest!) way to get your funds to us. But you can send a cheque payable to MS-UK and our address is MS-UK, Unsworth House, Hythe Quay, Colchester, CO2 8JF.

Just be sure to include a note to let us know who has sent it and how you raised the money. Then we can send you a certificate to say thank you!!

If you have any easy fundraising ideas that you want to share, or have taken part in one, don’t forget you can email me any time, I’d love to hear from you!

And let the Penny Wars commence!

Anna

anna@ms-uk.org

01206 226 500

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