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Spotlight on Small Group Angels

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Our Accumulator Challenge is an event aimed at raising vital funds, as well as awareness of Cyril Flint Befrienders and the work we are doing to combat loneliness and isolation in the elderly residents in Greater Manchester.

We were delighted when one of our existing Volunteer Befrienders asked if she could form a group to take part! Small Group Angels is a team set up by one of our Volunteer Befriender’s Sarah. Sarah has been volunteering with us since 2016 and befriends a gentleman called Donald. Sarah has recruited a few friends and together they have formed the Small Group Angels to participate in the challenge. The group have tried to think outside the box when it comes to fundraising ideas and kicked off their fundraising with a Smarties challenge whereby they gave tubes of Smarties away and asked that after people had enjoyed the chocolate inside, they then filled them with loose change. This idea raised over £150!

The team then got baking and hosted their own Afternoon Tea in their back garden. The British weather was kind to them and they had a lovely sunny day and very full garden, with a grand total of £415 being raised! Sarah also brought along Donald as guest of honour! Their next and final event is going to be a Wine Tasting evening, which they are hoping will bring their fundraising up to £1000!

To donate to their team’s fundraising click here.

 

OT Wonder Women WI

Spotlight on Old Trafford Wonder Women WI

OT Wonder Women

Cyril Flint Befrienders launched our first ever Accumulator Challenge earlier this year, where we invited teams to sign up and compete to see who could raise the most funds in a six month period. All teams were given £50 each and tasked to be as creative as possible to turn this into as much money as possible for the charity to help us in our mission to combat loneliness in the elderly.

With the competition now nearing its completion, with the final day for fundraising being 30th September 2017, we wanted to shine some light on our brilliant teams and the tireless work they have been doing since April to fundraise.

The WI’s across the country have voted to campaign to alleviate loneliness. Even before the vote had been cast, OT Wonder Women WI had decided they wanted to support Cyril Flint in some way as they were touched by the work we do in the local community. The group have done a variety of fundraising events over the last few months, with the most funds being raised at Old Trafford Picnic Day, where the group had a cake stall and some bistro table and chairs set out. The team sold cakes and refreshments and provided table service with the help of the local Brownies and had a very successful day raising £500 for Cyril Flint Befrienders!

Their next event is a Jumble Trail in Old Trafford, where residents set up stalls at the end of their drives to sell items they no longer need, old treasures and bric a brac! Be sure to give the Trail a visit on Saturday 16th September in Old Trafford. Last year over 50 houses took part so it’s sure to be a bug event!

To donate to their fundraising click here.

 

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Spotlight on PHMG

PHMG climb Snowdon for Cyril Flint

In April this year Cyril Flint Befrienders launched our first ever Accumulator Challenge. We invited teams to sign up and compete to see who could raise the most funds in a six month period. All teams were given £50 each and tasked to be as creative as possible to turn this into as much money as possible for the charity to help us in our mission to combat loneliness in the elderly.

With the competition now nearing its completion, the final day for fundraising being 30th September 2017, we wanted to shine some light on our brilliant teams and the tireless work they have been doing since April to fundraise.

Having fundraised an amazing £3636.70 in 2015-16 for Cyril Flint Befrienders, the Music Team at PHMG were excited to sign up for our Accumulator Challenge this year. From the outset their aim was to do something big and after toying with a few ideas they decided to climb Snowdon. They knew this would be a challenge but felt it still didn’t stand out enough and so opted to climb Snowdon by moonlight to make it that bit more difficult!

The support the team received was outstanding and they raised a huge £1700! The team are now busy arranging their next event, a music quiz, which should be a little kinder on their tired legs!

To donate to the team’s fundraising, click here.