Paige Toon raises £355!
Best-selling women’s fiction and young adults author, Paige Toon, has raised £355 through auctioning six of her books, personally signed, via Facebook. Originally five books, Paige was overwhelmed with demand and hastily added the sixth prize. On seeing the result of the raffle Paige said: “All the best to you and everyone at Stars. Thanks for the great job that you do!”
Everyone at STARS wishes to thank Paige for her support and tremendous profile-raising of the charity over the last month. We couldn’t do anything without support like this.
Thriplow Daffodil Weekend chooses STARS
Thriplow Daffodil Weekend & Country Fair is celebrating its 50 years anniversary, and we are honoured to be their nominated charity! Volunteer Marketing Manager Kerstin Rivett said: “We are so pleased to name STARS as the nominated charity for this year. I know from my own personal experience how much children can need support when grieving. Through the support of our fabulous visitors, the help of our amazing volunteers and all the enthusiasm of our stall holders we have been able to give a total of over £0.5 million to local charities.” Come along to support a fantastic event!
Dates: 17 & 18 March 2018, 11am to 5pm
Attractions will include:
- Golden Treasure Hunt: To celebrate our 50th year, with two Sovereign 2018 gold bullion coins to win (each worth £250). So make sure you pick up your Golden Clue Sheet from the Information tent opposite The Smithy on The Green.
- 50th year souvenirs: paintings, prints, cards, sweets, wrist bands
- Country Thriplow: mini rovers, dog straw bale run, dog agility competition, the Ferret man, family dog show (Sat), fun gun dog scurry (Sun), ‘have a go’ archery
- Children’s Thriplow: traditional games, Punch & Judy, face painting
- Taste of Thriplow: food stalls, hot food, beer tent, live music
- Vintage Thriplow: classic cars, vintage tractors, engines
- The Green: stalls, craft marquee, morris dancing, food, drink
- The Smithy: blacksmith demonstrations, Thriplow Society exhibition ‘From Church Fete to Country Fair – 50 years of Daffodil Weekend’
- Village Hall: tea room
- Village Shop: hot and cold drinks, groceries
- Cricket Pitch: tea room, stalls, live folk music
- Thriplow School: tea room, stalls, school recitals, magic shows
- St George’s Church: festival of flowers, bell ringing, organ music, display of records, display of kneelers
- Open gardens, tractor rides, dray and train rides, stalls throughout the village and more…
Email: [email protected] | Telephone: 01763 209047 | Daffodil Weekend, c/o Thriplow Village Shop, 2 Middle Street, Royston, Cambs, SG8 7RD
Admission £8 | Children £4 | Under 5s: free – 10% discount with code ‘EARLYBIRD’ when you book online at https://www.thriplowdaffodils.org.uk/book-tickets/
Like us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/thriplowdaffodilweekend/#
Follow us on Twitter at: @Thriplowdaffs
Best-selling author auctions five signed books for STARS!
Best-selling author Paige Toon, writer of 14 books, is auctioning via her Facebook page five signed books to the highest bidders, with the lucky winners able to choose which of her books they receive. Describing herself as a ‘women’s fiction’ and ‘young adults’ writer, Paige is resident in Cambridgeshire and learned of STARS’ work through our recent Christmas raffle; and we very much appreciate her support!
If you want to take part in the auction you have until Wednesday 31 January. To make your bid visit Paige’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/PaigeToonAuthor/
and to read more about the lady herself and her books, check out her webpage: www.paigetoon.com
STARS welcomes new Service Manager
We are delighted to announce that Anne Streather has joined the STARS team as Service Manager. Anne has worked for a number of local charities, including a ten-year tenure as Chief Executive at Cam Sight, a Cambridgeshire charity working with blind and partially sighted people.
Chair of Trustees David Culley says: ‘The STARS team is delighted that someone of Anne’s expertise and experience is joining us. We believe that under her guidance the charity will continue to thrive and develop. We are all very excited about STARS’ future direction.’
Anne adds: ‘I feel very fortunate and privileged to have joined such an amazing charity as STARS. I believe the support STARS provides to children and young people as they face bereavement and grief can be life changing. I look forward to supporting the incredible work of STARS, and in particular to meeting the children and young people at our family events in the future.’
For further information, or to contact Anne, please email: [email protected]
Barre, Prosecco and Nibbles night raises £153
Local fitness instructor Emma Cuadrado fused a dance-fitness barre session with prosecco and nibbles for lucky attendees at a one-off charity event in Cambridge this month. By selling tickets and taking donations, Emma raised £153! Emma was keen to support local children going through very tough times, and used what she is expert at to put on a win-win event for all. You can read more about Emma Cuadrado and her Barre workouts here, or if you’d like to talk to someone about how you can support STARS contact [email protected]
Pure Team take on Yorkshire Three Peaks
Professional recruitment specialists Pure have put together a 12 strong team to complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge on 12th May 2018, all to help local children struggling with the loss of someone close. As well as completing the arduous three peaks, a total of 23 miles and 5200 ft ascent in 12 hours, the team aim to raise a magnificent £5000 and need your help. Their dedicated fundraising and team news page has been set up where you can see the latest updates and pledge your support. Further updates on the Three Peaks team’s progress will also follow on this site.
Golf team donate £400
After successfully participating in a local charity golf tournament, captain of the winning team David Atkin chose STARS as his team’s choice to receive half of the amount raised. David, pictured right, presented the cheque to STARS Chair of Trustees David Culley (left). David Atkin chose STARS for the unique work we do to help Cambridgeshire children and families struggling with a bereavement.
Pure walk the Fens for STARS
An intrepid group of walkers from recruitment company Pure braved the conditions to walk from Cambridge to Ely on Sunday 5th November 2017. Their ‘Team STARS’ which included furry friends, Neo, Maisie and Hector, raised £168 to help local bereaved children – thank you!
Next for the team is the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge in May, we will post details of their fundraising page here in case you want to show your support.
STARS first Family Day a great success
Saturday 23rd September saw a number of families with young people, helped by STARS, get together for a volunteer-led family day. The families were given opportunities to form new relationships with others who had been through similar experiences, take part in creative activities, participate in a mass balloon release, and more. See the pictures for an idea of what happened.