If you would like to take part in any of the Ellie's Fund Brain Tumour Trust fundraising events, you are welcome to download a sponsor form. We also have a template you can complete to help us to publicise your own event. Both are just below this paragraph.
Please complete as much as you can and then email it (or send it) to the address on the form and we'll do the rest.
If you have any problems downloading anything please email us - firstname.lastname@example.org - and we will try to help you out. Thanks.
Please scroll down for empty baby wipe packet & food pouch collection information.
We realise that 'wondering where to start' can be daunting, even put some people off the idea of fundraising so we have put together a fundraising pack. You can print it off yourself or email email@example.com and we will send a paper copy on to you. Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to remove the fundraising guide for the moment. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information on fundraising for us and we will be happy to help.
PAST EVENTS - To look at some of our past events please click here
This page will be updated regularly with new events - previous events have now moved to our new 'past events' page....
There are usually several events in the pipeline.
Information about the baby wipe packet collection is at the bottom of this page; please scroll down.
Scarborough Market Vaults Wishing Tree, in aid of Ellie's Fund - Brain Tumour Trust.
The poster says it all: Come down to St Helen's Square, Scarborough and make a Christmas Wish for someone that you love. Decorations cost £1, all proceeds come to Ellie's Fund BTT.
Collect your decoration after Christmas.
Starts December 2nd until December 23rd.
Visit Father Christmas 2013 December 7th & 8th
If you're planning to take your children to see Father Christmas this year why not come along to Dean's Garden Centre, Seamer Road, Scarborough on December 7th & 8th 2013. The Santa that you see will be one of our volunteers, as will his elves - and all the (Santa) proceeds of the weekend are coming to Ellie's Fund BTT. Dean's Garden Centre are kindly donating the presents.
Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the memory.
Light a Christmas Candle 2013 - December 7th 6-30pm
Our 4th annual event - light a candle at Christmas for someone you love.
St Mary's Church, Cloughton.
Dedications can be made from now until December 5th at 6pm. You will be able to 'buy' a dedication from our website and leave your message as you 'check out' - just click here. Alternatively, donate your dedication and email the words (maximum 20 words please) that you would like to: email@example.com before 6pm on December 5th.
The candles are placed on the alter and will all be lit at the beginning of the service, whilst some music is played. (A different song each year.) The candles remain lit throughout the service and the dedications are displayed next to them until the end of the weekend.
If you'd like to download the poster you can do so here -
If you're starting to think about your Christmas shopping/cards already, please will you bear us in mind this year?If, like more and more people seem to be doing, you decide to donate to charity instead of sending cards this could be just for you. You're welcome to come along to the service, or just send your dedication in and we'll do the rest for you...
And if you're shopping online, please register for Give As You Live and/or EasyFundraising. You'll still pay the same for all of your shopping (they even send you discount codes sometimes!) but the retailers make a donation to us when you pay. Win/win.
Children's Christmas Party December 14th 2013
Our children's Christmas Party has been planned by Madi Wilkin and Phoebe Othick - both aged 8 - so we hope that it will appeal to your children too!
They have planned:
Sturday 14th December, St Mark's Community Hall - corner of Green Lane and Cross Lane, Newby.
Doors open 1.30pm for 1.45pm start, until 3.30pm
DJ Dave Marshall
Gift for every child, delivered by Santa himself - mums and dads, don't forget your camera for a photo opportunity!
Games ~ Tombola ~ Christmas Fancy Dress Competition
Tickets ONLY available in advance from York House Beauty on Roscoe Street, from November 25th until December 13th.
Adults £2 to include a hot drink and a cake.
Children £3 to include a juice as well as a gift.
Rocky Horror Christmas Spectacular supporting Ellie's Fund - Brain Tumour Trust
STRICTLY over 18s only.
December 21st at The Grand Hotel, Scarborough.
The Rocky Horror Christmas Cabaret Show have kindly chosen Ellie's Fund BTT as their charity to support at this event.
If you mention us when you book - either by phone or web - they will donate £3 per ticket to us.
Captain's Charity Golf Day - April 11th 2014. All proceeds going to the brain tumour research laboratory in Leeds.
Flamborough Head Golf Club's Captain has chosen Ellie's Fund - Brain Tumour Trust as his charity of 2014.
This charity golf day is on April 11th at Flamborough Head.
It's £40 per team and the format is AM.AM
Tee times are 8.30am to 1.30pm
There are competitions for the ladies and for the gents.
For further information, or to book - or sponsor/donate to - this event please contact:
Chris Feast on 01262 850333, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or Tony Barnes, current Vice Captain, on 01262 850108, email email@example.com
'Empty Baby Wipe Packet' and 'Baby Food Pouch and Wrapper' Collections New details come into effect May1st 2013, provisional end date for baby wipe packets December 2013.
Update: November 25th 2013 - wow, wow, wow - well done everybody!!
Further to our recent Facebook updates we now have new collection notes for the empty baby wipe packet collection:
The latest information that we have is that this easy fundraiser may finish at the end of 2013 but that the sponsors reserve the right to extend the date. They are currently in discussion over a new contract - we will update this page as soon as we know anything.
Here's what you need to do and how it works:
FROM MAY 1ST 2013 ALL PARCELS RECEIVED AT THE DEPOT MUST WEIGH OVER 4KG - BEFORE PACKAGING - AND UNDER 20KG, TO QUALIFY FOR FREEPOST (I would aim for 4.5kg - at least 500 packets - in case their scales weigh differently to yours. Don't remove plastic lids before you send the packets in - they weigh more!)
Parcels that weigh less than 4kg may still be sent, but you will need to pay for the postage. If you are prepared to do so, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and the address to send them to.
THIS IS NOT THE SAME ADDRESS AS ON THE FREEPOST LABELS.
1) Collect your empty baby wipe packets (any brand. Not toilet/face/antibac wipe packets though) and wrap them in a thick plastic bag or box. If you and your friends/nursery are collecting, please think about sending one parcel between you.
2) When you have a parcel ready to post - not before - e-mail email@example.com. YOU MUST CONFIRM THE WEIGHT OF YOUR PARCEL AS BEING MORE THAN 4KG BEFORE PACKAGING & THEN WE WILL E-MAIL A FREEPOST LABEL.
Alternatively, ask for the address to post them to. (Not Freepost)
Add our e-mail address to your safe senders list to prevent the label going to your spam box. Drop the parcel at your local Post Office as soon as possible.
3) Each postage label can only be used once so if you need more just e-mail again
There are many people and places across the UK collecting baby wipe packets for us (some of them are also collecting food pouches but you will need to ask whether this is the case)
If you would like to make contact with someone close to you to start a larger collection, together, then you can find the collection points that we know about listed here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.514531181918088.1073741828.355549637816244&type=3 - just look for the photo with your area on it then look for a postcode close to you so that you can contact that person.
And here: https://www.facebook.com/elliesfundbabywipecollection/notes - there are two lists because people looking on mobile couldn't access this one.Feel free to add your own details if you are also collecting and are willing to take packets from other people.
The packets go directly to a recycling centre who credit Ellie's Fund BTT with the money. The packets are made into other items such as plastic bibs, dustbins and watering cans.
If you don't have your own printer perhaps you can ask a friend/neighbour/colleague/family to print a label out for you. The charity does not post labels out.
If you don't receive a reply to your e-mail within one week please check your junk folder as e-mails are answered daily unless we have another commitment.
Thank you for helping two great causes in one!
If you require an 'official' letter for your nursery/workplace etc, from Ellie's Fund BTT by way of introduction to this scheme, please download and print off this file:
Food pouch collection
We're now collecting empty baby food pouches and Ella's Kitchen food wrappers AS WELL AS empty baby wipe packets - but they should be kept, and sent off as, separate collections please.
~Freepost labels will be emailed out to send in up to 5kg per shipment of:
~ Ella's Kitchen: Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3, Baby Brekkie, pasta sauce and Smoothie Fruit pouches *including the caps*, and all snack wrappers.
~ You can also upcycle ANY OTHER BRAND of baby food pouch.
When you're ready to post (not before) please request a food pouch label - remember to state which label you need - by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org - we'll email one back to you.
RUNNING FOR ELLIE'S FUND
There are always several runs being planned.
If you would like to know more about running for Ellie's Fund BTT please email email@example.com and Shaun will help you all he can.
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