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Katapult’s England vs Slovenia Event 2010 – South Africa Charity Update

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

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Images courtesy of Magical Moments

We would like to thank everyone again for their donations at our football event back in the summer, we managed to raise a fanastic £543 which exceeded our fundraising target. The  money raised went to two South African charities;  Magical Moments which runs fun and creative activities for underprivileged children and FreeMe a charity that exists to rescue, rehabilitate and release suburban indigenous wildlife.

As you can see from the images above, Magical Moments have put on some great events since the money was donated – from puppet shows to art workshops. We are really proud that the money everyone helped us raise has gone into creating lasting memories for children less fortunate than our own.

“We would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to you for your very kind and generous donation made to Magical Moments. Your thoughtfulness and compassion will put thousands of smiles on little faces, treats in many little tummies and tickle lots of little taste buds. There are so many worthy organisations in need worldwide and in our beloved country and we acknowledge with thanks that you selected Magical Moments, a charitable organisation “Proudly created with love in South Africa”, as a beneficiary of your generosity. Your investment will help us create “Magical Moments & Extra-ordinary Days” for abused, abandoned, disadvantaged, neglected, orphaned, underprivileged and vulnerable children in Johannesburg, of all cultures, race and religion – “rainbow children”; uplifting their spirit, giving them hope and exposing them to a world beyond their own.”

“Please know that when you see the delight on the children’s faces in the newsletter and on our website, that you have all been a part of creating those magical moments.” Ilana Friedman, Fairy Godmother and Chief Operating Fairy.

If you would like to know or donate more to the charity, contact Magical Moments.

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As we have already created our own wildlife sanctuary in our back garden here at Katapult, we thought we would give the rest of the money kindly donated by you at the event to FreeMe, a South African wildlife charity. The charity’s aims are to…

Rescue -
Orphaned, abandoned, injured and displaced indigenous birds, mammals and reptiles are brought to the FreeMe centre in northern Johannesburg. We treat approximately 10 000 animals each year.

Rehabilitate -
FreeMe is run by a full-time manager and a dedicated group of volunteers and the centre is open from 8am to 5pm, 365 days a year. With the help of local veterinarians we provide specialised treatment, care and rehabilitation.

Release -
The ultimate aim is to release wildlife back into its natural habitat. Releases take place in carefully chosen areas including reserves and conservancies.

As you can see from the images below – a hand reared Glossy Starling, baby Crested Barbets, a Meerkat and a Honey Badger – the money raised has gone into helping all kinds of wildlife in towns and rural areas of South Africa.

If you would like to find out how you can help further, go to www.freeme.org.za.

You can also help with local conservation by looking out for the wildlife on your doorstep by contacting the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.

Thanks again and we hope to see everyone again at our next fundraiser; watch this space…

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Images courtesy of FreeMe.

England vs. Slovenia @ Katapult, FIFA 2010 World Cup

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

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Thank you to everyone who managed to come to our football event last week and for all the lovely messages; a fantastic sunny afternoon of football which coincided with the celebration of Katapult’s Birthday.

Football is still a bit of a sore topic at the moment around the Katapult studios after Sunday’s embarassing defeat for England against Germany. We’re now hoping Andy Murray can recoop some of the lost pride at Wimbledon. It was a different story however for the similarly dramatic but 100% more successful screening of the England vs. Slovenia match last week. We hosted an action packed afternoon of football for close contacts and friends here in our beautiful garden to celebrate Katapult’s 10th year in business, screening the game live in a marquee. We are pleased and quite frankly relieved that England had the 1-0 win they needed, thus avoiding a dis-heartened crowd. We were also very lucky that the sun was shining down on us, and we’re glad that everyone liked our new wildlife garden after help from the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust – we will be doing more on this next month so watch this space.

We handed the responsibility of the BBQ to our resident chef and Channel 4 ‘Come Dine with Me’ winner Dan. All produce was sourced from local suppliers; some fresh meat from Denstone Hall Farm Shop, a keg of real ale from the Derby Brewing Company and some wonderful mini football themed cakes from Cameo Cupcakes.

We want to thank everyone for their donations and participation in the games that we organised for the day, we managed to raise a fanastic £543 which exceeded our fundraising target for the South African children’s charity ‘Magical Moments’, which runs activities for underprivileged children. We will be updating our blog next month with pictures and information to show how the money is spent.  A big thanks also to all our friends that generously donated the prizes for us to give away (listed below).

Congratulations to all the prize winners:

Guess the final score
Meal for two at Opulence and a treat in the fabulous Clink Spa, in Derby’s Boutique Cathedral Quarter Hotel. Winner – Andrew Delve, Smith Cooper
Derby County Football Club match day experience for two at the Birmingham City game on 31st July. Winner – Andrew Lowe, Marketing Derby

Pick a minute
Two tickets for ‘Hurly Burly’ at Deda (burlesque workshop included!). Winner – Steve Eggleton, Mattioli Woods Pension Consultants
Two Cine Supper tickets at QUAD (a meal in the Coors Cafe Bar and a film of your choice). Winner – Doug Smith, Smith & Smith
Two tickets for a preview showing of ‘Onassis’ at Derby Theatre in September, starring the delightful Robert Lindsay. Winner – Heidi Evans, Pixel-Lab
A football. Winner – Steve Ager, Simon Foote Architects
Bottle of wine. Winner – Darren Williams, Minotaur Asset Finance

First goal sweepstake
Chocoholic hamper from Thorntons. Winner -Karolina Jones, Grangers International

First substitution
A crate of real ale from The Derby Brewing Company. Winner – Karolina Jones, Grangers International

First yellow card in the second half
Three course meal for two, including wine, at any Fat Cat Café Bar. Winner – Darren Williams, Minotaur Asset Finance

Name in the hat – to win a weekend away in the Ginger King Camper. Winner – Ian Winfield, Winfield Construction

A few photos were taken which you can see by visiting the Katapult flickr page or as a photo slideshow.

Ian Winfield - Winner of a weekend away in the Ginger King Campers