FUNDRAISING EVENTS COMING UP
The NHS spent around £500,000 trying to save Ruby. But effective treatments for relapsed T-cell blood cancer just haven't been found yet. So we're hoping to eventually raise a similar amount to fund research to find more effective and kinder treatments. We set up Ruby's Live Kindly Live Loudly fund with CCLG in August 2020 - and by August 2021 we'd already raised £100,000, which is amazing!
We've had an amazing array of fundraising activities so far - everything from online dinner parties and comedy nights to sponsored skydives, wingwalks and headshaves. You can read about previous fundraisers here. If you'd like to do a fundraising event in Ruby's memory, please get in touch! We can give you t-shirts, badges and postcards to support your fundraising efforts and we'll also share what you're doing via social media.
We've got the following events coming up:
Becky's half marathon
On 8th May, Becky Wells will be running the Leeds half marathon in Ruby's memory. Becky's Mum Ali & Ruby's Mum have been friends for 30 years, since taking part in an expedition to Namibia together. You can sponsor Becky here.
Dylan will be doing an abseil off the ArcelorMittal Orbit in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on 14 May - a day before the second anniversary of Ruby's death. We have very happy memories of visiting the park With Ruby during the 2012 Olympics. You can sponsor Dylan here.
Ruby's infants school, Rosemead Pre-Prep, are supporting her fund with a variety of activities this year, including sales of pin badges, books and cocoa bombs, and a sponsored 'acts of kindness' week. Details here.
Tickets for our fundraising raffle will go on sale on 15 May 2022 - the second anniversary of Ruby's death. We've got some fantastic prizes lined up (£300 voucher for Waitrose cookery school, £100 voucher at Thrift+, a Sophy Bristol painting, dinner for 2 at Sette by Scarpetti, a Lisa Vaughn Thomas cushion - and more!) If you can donate a prize, please get in touch; email@example.com.