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Thank you Sporting Bears

On Saturday 8th August Alfe’s Cause and other local charities were invited by Sporting Bears (http://www.sportingbears.co.uk/) to go to Rockingham Raceway and enjoy Dream rides around the track. We had been fortunate to attend one of their events a couple of years ago but since then many more families have accessed Alfe’s Cause and so for most of them it …

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Sainsbury’s Charity of the Year

A massive “THANK YOU” to all of the people who took the time to vote for ‘Alfe’s Cause’ in the recent Sainsbury’s charity of the year finals. We have received a letter confirming that because of your votes we are the charity of the year for the Grosvenor Centre store and we are over the moon. This means so much …

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You are invited to the childhood cancer awareness event

September is childhood cancer awareness month in the UK. To raise awareness in Northamptonshire Alfe’s Cause decided to arrange an event with other local family run children cancer charities (Niamh’s Next Step, The Henry Allen Trust, Alfie Bears Journey Fund and Chelsea’s Angels) to raise awareness and let people know what is available locally should they need support because their …

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Find a bear and become child cancer aware

September is childhood cancer awareness month in the UK and around the world. To raise awareness of Alfe’s Cause and childhood cancer we will be hiding bears around Northampton, Wellingborough, Daventry, Corby and Kettering town centres. Each bear will wear a gold ribbon around it’s neck and have a tag attached with information about childhood cancer on it. Clues of …

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Aviva Community Fund 2015 winners

We are really pleased to have received an email to confirm that after reaching the finals of the Aviva Community Fund we are one of 200 groups to be announced as winners. This means we have been awarded £1000 to continue our monthly activity meetings. Thank you to everyone who helped us reach 1295 votes.

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Sainsbury’s final 3

We are pleased to announce that we have made the final 3 to be in with a chance of becoming Sainsbury’s local charity of the year at the Northampton town centre branch. To achieve this we need to get the most combined in store and on-line votes by the 28th June when voting closes.  On-line voting starts on the 17th June. …

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Monthly meetings funded by Northamptonshire Community Foundation

Last year we successfully applied for a grant through the Northamptonshire Community Foundation from the Northampton County Council. (http://www.ncf.uk.com/Grants/Recent_Grants_Made/SmallGrants) This money has been used to fund monthly meetings and pony riding sessions for some of the charity children during the past year.   In September we went to Bugtopia. In October families went to Gullivers Theme park at Milton Keynes. In …

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Thank you to our supporters

We are so grateful to all of the people who have recently supported Alfe’s Cause by arranging and taking part in fundraisers for our charity. These include people taking part in the Rat Race Dirty Weekend, the Milton keynes half marathon and Ethan who had 2ft of his hair cut off to send to the Little Princess Trust where the …

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March at Alfe’s Cause

Time has flown so quickly since our last update. On the 7th March Alfe and a team of Volunteers manned a glow zone at the Blacklight Run whilst his Mum and other supporters took part in the run. £2,000 was donated to us from the event organisers for been the Northampton Blacklight Run official charity partners. On the 8th March the …

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Well done!

We were very proud of trustee, Karen, who reached the final 6 out of over 100 nominees as a possible winner of Northampton Inspirational Women’s Award 2015 after been nominated by the charity trustees Colin and Shirley. She didn’t win but Karen said it was an honour to share the stage with such amazing ladies. http://www.northampton.gov.uk/news/article/2059/inspirational-woman-award-finalists-announced