Posts Tagged ‘just giving’

Charity Bike Challenge: The Finesse Collection’s James Blick

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Following his successful Lands End to John O Groats challenge last year, one of our clients, James Blick – Managing Director of The Finesse Collection of hotels -  has decided to yet again embark on an adventure to raise much needed funds for the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (Chect), a charity personal to his family.

As such, James set off yesterday (12th May) from London to Paris on a 300 mile cycling challenge over 4 days.  James will then attempt to continue to cycle from Paris to the southern most tip of France, Biarritz.  Taking an extra 5-6 days and a further soreness of 502 miles.

You can donate to James’s Just Giving page which goes direct to the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust

You can also check out how James is doing by following his progress on the blog we set up for him -  james blick’s charity bike ride

Below is a map of the route showing both parts of his challenge.


Dawn/Brad represent a nation of dog lovers

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Dawn/Brad on the plinth giving out chocs

At 1am on Saturday morning, dressed as Brad – her big ginger dog – Dawn took her place on the 4th plinth in Trafalgar Square for the Antony Gormley project ‘One and Other’.

Representing Britain as a nation of dog lovers, Dawn donned the outfit and even Brad’s characteristics – wagging her tail and running in her sleep, Brad would be proud! She wasn’t heckled much, probably because she had dog shaped chocs to keep the crowds quiet. If you missed all this, you can watch it again at See more pictures on flickr.

Dawn used this opportunity to raise awareness for the local Derby RSPCA. From August 15th, the local branch will no longer be rehoming dogs but those there will be transferred to nearby RSPCA centres instead. This is medium term due to lack of funds to continue with the dogs’ upkeep, as they need to refurbish the kennels. It’s a real shame as due to the centre’s location they have a really successful rate of rehoming. They are having to make 12 staff there redundant and cut back to 4 to cut running costs with the aim to eventually raise enough money to get dogs back to the centre.

Dawn is just over half way to reaching her target of £500, so to help achieve this, you can donate to JustGiving. It is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with Just Giving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer.