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2012 Review Magic Moments Charity Another amazing Year!

Introduction To all our supporters!

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Fundraising Arnold In November, staff from the Arnold branch of haart held a bikeathon, whereby for over 10 hours the wheel was constantly turning. All the branch staff participated and their efforts raised a huge £888 for the charity.

X Factor tickets auctioned for £225 in Jan 2012

£888 raised

Maidstone Jon Lawson ran a half marathon in London, the 13.1 miles course starts at the O2 and completes a lap around the Greenwich Peninsula. Jon was one of 18,500 participants who did the run on October achieving a time of 1:57:42. Jon added £200 to the charity pot in return.

£200 raised

Fundraising Cardiff

The girls did it again, repeating last year’s event completing the annual Taff Trail Walk in May. Did they beat last years efforts of how many pub stops they did on the way? What we can congratulate them for is their tremendous fundraising of £590. Looked like a nice day!

£590 raised Blackpool Corp Sales Feb Raffle Raised £73.54

Colchester Spicerhaart hosted a Masquerade Ball at Colchester Town Hall in Colchester in late February. Over 200 people from across the UK converged on North Essex to attend the Ball, and together with an Auction that night, helped to raise a staggering £11,394 for Magic Moments.

£11,394 raised

Fundraising Blackpool

Sam Borley and Sue Morhall abseiled down the Jumbo Water Tower raising £250 between them. Waheyyyyyyyyy!

Clare Perry, Leigh McCarthy, Victoria Dawson, Sarah Taylor & Keri Ward after months of training ran 10k along Blackpool’s famous promenade passing the many iconic sights along the way. The girls called themselves ‘The Spice(r) Girls’ however there was no arguments over whom was Scary Spice. All are now considering running it again in 2013.

£450 raised

Colchester Staff from the Colchester Head Office organised a game against leading property marketing agency Think Media as part of its fund-raising for Magic Moments. Between them they raised over £1500 for Magic Moments. The floodlight match, which attracted a crowd of over 100 spectators, was fiercely contested by both teams. Spicerhaart eventually ran out the winners on penalties after the game finished 2-2. A special Thanks goes to Kris Babb, Director at Think Media for his part in organising this game.

£1,500 raised

Fundraising Easter Ty Hafan - Cardiff Staff from across Darlows and haart raised approximately £2,800 with a fancy dress fun day over Easter. Estate agents swapped their usual suits for a variety of weird and wonderful outfits in an effort to raise as much money as possible for the company’s Magic Moments charity. Says Lisa Haycock, Magic Moments Committee Member: “It was fantastic to see everyone get into the spirit of things and dress up in aid of Magic Moments. I am not quite sure what our customers thought when Darth Vader came to value their house, but they didn’t seem to mind from the feedback we received on the day.”

£2,800 raised Colchester The annual Easter event was held at Colchester Head Office, the challenge being who can create the best ‘Egg’ display. There were some amazing entries, from Harry Hill to Angry Birds, the Olympics to Kate and Wills. Last year’s winner, Matt Dale, had a tricky job to pick a winner, but the prize went to Kate and Wills which was made by Charlotte Markwell. Along with the best cake competition, £395.30 was raised for Magic Moments.

£395.30 raised

Fundraising Colchester Alison Beech,MD, Valuation Spicerhaart’s Business Relationship Director, completed the Three Peaks Challenge – raising £510 for Magic Moments in the process. Alison, who last year ran the East of England Half Marathon, has been training hard over recent months for the endurance event, which saw her scale Ben Nevis, Scafell and Snowdon over a period of 24 hours in mid-June.

£510 raised

AQuicklightDouble Our lighting contractors, Quicklight did the double again in 2012. Our friends at the Reading based company donated their usual rebate to us totalling £3,742. Both presentations were made to Jonathan Martin at Head Office by Richard, Commercial Director at Quicklight.

£3,742 raised

Fundraising Colchester A special tea party hosted by a Colchester-based teenager helped to raise over £700 for the Magic Moments charity. 16 year-old Martha Lamb teamed up with her friends to hold the event at her parent’s house in Stanway after hearing about the work that Magic Moments does supporting children’s hospices such as Little Havens in Essex. She raised a total of £722 on the day. Martha, who is currently studying at Stanway School before transferring to Colchester Sixth Form College in September, stayed up into the early hours over the recent Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday to bake all of the cakes for the tea party which attracted over 100 people including some of her teachers.

Blackpool Corp Sales Easter Raffle - £80 raised for a huge Easter Egg!

Lincoln On Sunday 1st September, staff from Lincoln haart took part in the Wragby Show & Country Fayre, Here they had various items going on, including an ‘Estate Agent in the Stock’s’, Guess the house price, Guess the amount of balloons in the haart car and face painting. A wonderful day during which they raised £200.00.

£200 raised

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£722 raised

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Fundraising Torquay 4 Girls from our Torquay office ran a half marathon in June on behalf of Magic Moments. In doing so they completed the run together and raised a lovely £528. Well done Girls, 2013?

£528 raised David Lloyd of Ipswich raised £200 from a charity quiz night.

Colchester It was a case of ‘no pain, no gain’ for Matt Dale and Steve Caradas after the pair volunteered during the summer to have their chests waxed in aid of Magic Moments. And they didn’t disappoint as colleagues quite literally tore strips of hair from them raising some £330 in what was dubbed ‘The Big Wax Off’.

£330 raised OUUUUUCH!!!!!

Fundraising Colchester Spicerhaart’s Sam Borley was rocking a new look in August after having her hair shorn. Sam, who works in Client Services, raised a whopping £496 surrendering her luscious locks to the clippers!

£496 raised Head Office staff played Football against Kent Region, £282 Raised

Burpham The Chaps at Haart Estate Agents in Burpham completed a bike ride the full length of the Basingstoke Canal in support of the Magic Moments Charity. ‘On yer bike’ took place on Sunday June 3rd and began in Basingstoke passing through Warnborough, Odiham, Dogmersfield, Fleet, Farnborough Airfield, Aldershot, Mytchett, Brookwood, Woking and finally reach it’s conclusion in Byfleet. James, Sam, Tony and Simon completed the feat and raised £260 for Magic Moments

£260 raised

Fundraising Nottingham Staff at Nottingham office head a great Bake off outside the office in November. A chilly autumn day but warmed the hearts by raising £425 for the charity.

£425 raised

AmandaMyersSkyDived13000ft raising £1500 in doing so

Dragon Boat Race Over 90 staff from the Spicerhaart Group put on an oar-some display of rowing in September when they raced Dragon Boats across Fairlop Waters near Ilford. The brave seafarers, drawn from haart and Spicer McColl, together with its telecoms supplier FLR, braved freezing temperatures to compete against other teams from across the South East of England. Spicerhaart entered five boats of 16 people into the race, which had been organised by the Rotary Clubs of Tower Hamlets, Canary Whalf, Newham & Barkingside. They managed to raise a whopping £5,000 for Magic Moments.

£5,000 raised

Fundraising Swinton In August, Jodi from Haybrook Swinton office completed a tandem skydive. Her crazy efforts for this event resulted in Jodi hitting her £500 target she set for Magic Moments.

West & Wales In December, every office in Darlows participated in their annual Magic Moments Day. In excess of 100 staff participated in some form or other holding raffles, making cakes, dressing up, you name it, they probably did it. Regional PA and Charity board member Lisa Haycock visited every office during the day collecting monies dressed as an elf. Their combined efforts ensured the £2,200 they raised will benefit the children greatly.

£2,200 raised

£500 raised

Fundraising Colchester Spicerhaart staff raised over £285 for charity dressing up for Halloween. They donned an amazing variety of spooky outfits as well as paid to take part in a series of Halloween-themed events throughout the day. And their scary antics paid off with £285.66 being raised.


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£285.66 raised In the summer, staff from Head Office ran their own olympics torch route, raising over £1,000 during the afternoon. A glorious day and a glorious result.

Fundraising Central Region Following last years successful Magic Moments day in the Central Region, Mr Incredible, Kevin Shaw, has done it again. Every office in action, just look for yourself at what went on…. A staggering £4,752.26 raised between them.

£4,752.26 Raised

Children’s Artwork Disney Trip 2012

Who We Support... The Magic Moments Charity Fund is dedicated to helping children with life limiting illnesses and their families. We achieve this by sending children from supported hospices and their families on annual trips to Disneyland Paris. We also help by donating money raised to the hospices for essential equipment.

Brian House Children's Hospice

Little Havens Children's Hospice

Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice

Richard House Children's Hospice

East Anglia Children Hospice, Milton

Demelza Hospice Care for Children

East Anglia Children Hospice, Quiddenham

Shooting Star CHASE Childrens Hospice

East Anglia Children Hospice, Ipswich

Tŷ Hafan

Little Bridge House Children's Hospice

Charlton Farm Children’s Hospice, Bristol

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Lincs Norfolk

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...and where the money has gone,

Thanks again, you have raised in exces

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Special Thanks Firstly, I’d like to thank everyone that has mad e some contribution to the charity during 2012 . Whether that is through running sponsored events, sponsoring someone you know, dona ting through salary deduction or dress code colle ctions, every penny we receive is gratefully received. You can be assured that the donations get put to great use as I hope this review of 2012 demonstrates. Secondly, each year we have a group of peop le that support the efforts of the charity by meeting periodically, liaising with the hospices , co-ordinating fund raising events through to delivering gifts at Christmas. It is a commitment of time and effort received from the members of the Charity Board that I would like to recognise and thank. And there is more! I would like to express my sincere thanks to Sarah Sheppard who has again supported the charity with so much administ rative support during the year. I think we have tested Sarah this year with so many grants and the doubled Disney group event and as ever, Sara h has pulled everything out of the bag to ensure that all events, meetings and general charity operations run smoothly. Thank you. To Jonathan Martin who has been a rock for the charity. As a fellow trustee Jonathan has managed the day to day financials of the char ity, keeping tabs on all monies received and agreeing on the spends. Jonathan forms a vital element to the success that you have seen in this review. Cheers mate, you’re a star! To Paul Smith for supporting the charity with resource and facilities. Without this support, the charity wouldn’t operate as it does . And finally, to Alick Smith for starting the char ity all those years ago. By now, well over 100 families have received the benefits of the Disn ey experience in otherwise tough times. It’s really very rare to see a business put back so muc h into the community. Thank you.

Steve Lamb

We hope you have enjoyed an insight into 2012 and this inspires you all to make 2013 even better. Magic Moments Charity, Colwyn House, Sheepen Place, Colchester, Essex CO3 3LD T: 01206 765599 W: www.magicmomentscharity.co.uk E: info@magicmomentscharity.co.uk Registered Charity Number: 1096180

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