WHAT better way to celebrate St Valentine’s Day than by pledging to raise £100 for one of the best-loved charity in Tameside and Glossop – Willow Wood Hospice?
They’re asking you to share your love with them and to raise at least £100 over the year.
You can do this any way you want – one of their fantastic volunteers Wayne Robinson has just turned 70 and has decided to celebrate by getting his first tattoo.
He said “I’ve secretly always fancied a tattoo, and decided that if I don’t do it now I never will.
“I’ve been inspired to have the Manchester bee, and I am asking people to sponsor me.
“Once I’ve reached my target the money will go straight to Willow Wood and I’ll go under the needle.”
Volunteers Joanne and Chris Hinds have also committed to raise a Ton of Love by organising various events throughout the year, including another of their very popular quizzes at Curzon Ashton FC.
Joanne said: “We hope to get well over the £100, that’s just the starting point.
“We’re raising funds in memory of my auntie Beryl Hand and to recognise the commitment and care given by all staff and volunteers.
And brave member of staff Dan Kennerley has committed to having his legs waxed at Willow Wood Hospice.
He said: “I’m even going to have this filmed for the Willow Wood Facebook page, please watch it – it might move you to sponsor me.”
There are many ways to raise these funds. You can take inspiration from the examples above or come up with your own way.
What about £100 for 100k? Start totalling up the distance you cover at your spin class, add up your lengths at the pool or from your morning jog.
Organise an afternoon tea, a garden party, a gunge the boss day. Do a dress down Friday at work or your own bake-off challenge – there are plenty of things to do.
Whatever you choose, Willow Wood would love to hear about it.
To join in with Ton of Love contact Chris Hayden on 0161 330 7788 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’d like to sponsor Wayne or Dan go to their pages: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/WayneRobinson5 or www.justgiving.com/fundraising/dan-kennerley
Tickets for the Quiz event are available by ringing Joanne on 07772 786704.