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.
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.
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.
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 have 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.
If you feel STARS can help you, or would like to offer your support, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or donate here
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
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 stallholders 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, wristbands
- 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@example.com | 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/
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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.
Local fitness instructor Emma Cuadrado of Colours Of Dance 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 Jeff.Massey@talktostars.org.uk
Local WordPress And eCommerce Website design studio The Creative Sloth unveils a brand new bespoke website donated and built for Talk To Stars. Chair Of Trustees at Stars David Culley, put out a request for help and support on Linkedin for a local company to help them bring life back into the there website, and help continue the incredible work of Stars, and The Creative Sloth was more than happy to help.
The new website is built bespoke to Talk To Stars, being mobile-friendly, easy to navigate, and bringing colour and light to what is a dark subject. The Creative Sloth has included works of art by Rowan as main signature images on the top, added a bespoke referral form that allows clients to refer their children with ease, a custom contact form, and a bespoke donation page.
The Creative Sloth also offers logo design, and SEO support, brand photography, and creative marketing solutions You can visit their website by clicking here and follow them on facebook by clicking here.