Tuesday 30 March 2010

The Big Cake Bake!

This year's CF Fundraising Week is 17-23 May and we have a special theme this year....The Big Cake Bake!

We all love cake, whether it's a victoria sponge, carrot cake or a cupcake and we want you to use cakes to help raise funds for the CF Trust. Whether it's a coffee morning or a cake sale all you need is a venue, generous slices of cakes and cookies, plenty of liquid refreshment and generous guests! You can host your event during CF Fundraising Week or at a time convenient to you earlier or later in the year.

Your guide to The Big Cake Bake is now available, along with posters and invitations, please contact our Events Team for a fundraising pack on 0300 373 1100 or email events@cftrust.org.uk - don't forget to include your name, address, postcode and a contact number - and you can get baking to help see off CF!

Find out more at www.cftrust.org.uk/help/nationalcampaigns/thebigcakebake

Monday 22 March 2010

Employee of the month?

Lots of CF Trust employees do their bit outside of work hours to help raise funds for our vital research. Andrew Moran from Donations Support (He's the one on the far right in the photo above) told us a bit about what he is doing for the CF Trust this April.

My name is Andrew; I work on the Donations Support Team here at the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. For the last four years I’ve worked with my colleagues sending out what I would imagine to be thousands of thank you letters to all our lovely fundraisers and supporters. It’s a very rewarding job and I’ve always enjoyed working on the team.

My not-so-secret passion outside of work has always been live music. I started learning drums at school and since then I’ve been lucky enough to play all over Europe in various bands.

Recently I was given the opportunity to combine my two great interests by playing a gig in aid of the Trust. My current band Not Cool have been kindly asked by charity gig promoters Positive Action to play one of their fundraisers on April 3rd, nominating The Cystic Fibrosis Trust as their charity of choice for this particular concert

Over the last year Positive Action has raised hundreds of pounds for charities like Shelter and U-Turn. They recently held a very successful benefit concert for those affected by the earthquake in Haiti.

We’ll be joined by our friends Chapter Sweetheart on the night, and we are actually releasing a limited edition CD just for the gig featuring a couple of tracks by both bands. The venue will be the Victoria pub in Mile End, the premier music venue in that area, and all of the proceeds taken on the door (a cheap as chips £3 will get you) go to the Trust.

I’ll be honest – As you can imagine from our name my band is a bit noisy and may not be to everyone’s taste. But if you’d like a great Saturday night out at a good live music venue with a friendly atmosphere, and fancy raising some money for the Trust in the process, then please come along. Remember to come and say hello, it would be great to ‘place a face’ to some of the wonderful letters I get to read!