2013 Review Magic Moments Charity
Another amazing Year!
Magic Moments Charity Board
Introduction To all our supporters! which exceeded The 2013 year delivered again for Magic Moments with an outstanding £98,187 raised, Disneyland largest the executed and planned we the goals of the Charity Board. With the money raised magic ce experien to Paris to families Paris trip in the history of the charity. In November we took 47 positive much so d generate has times (that’s over 200 people!) and create lasting memories – a trip that local their by d feedback from the families and support staff that attended. Each family was nominate hospice and Magic Moments is supporting 12 hospices around the country today. Our Charity Board has seen some changes through the year and I’d like to thank those on and joined us to continue the great work.
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sale, get Whether it be the annual Dragon Boat Race, attending the ball or running a branch cake take part with or involved. Its not always about what you can give financially, you can organise an event Kilimanjaro climb sponsorship. The charity also considers applications to fund or part fund events, like the give a family or London to Brighton bike ride. So why not consider how you can make a difference and er? something special to look forward to and rememb
ion totalled I would also like to thank everyone who has donated through their salary, in 2013 this contribut salary, your through donate £8,641. This is a tremendous figure, if you want to find out how you can also contact a member of the charity board. their names are If you don’t know much about our Charity, then contact your local Charity Board member, materials like support to access have and ce assistan shown in this review. They will provide information, T-shirts, balloons, badges etc. not spread the As an independent charity, registered and governed by the Charities Commission, why a number word to family and friends if they are looking to support a good cause? In 2013 we received the charity. of enquiries from outside of the Group to run sponsorship events and to find out more about future. This is an area that we hope to grow in the
lasting My thanks to everyone from the Group that attended November Disneyland trips, you made g the supportin for art Spicerha memories for so many families. My thanks also to the Charity Board and work e charitabl the charity as they do. It is such a worthwhile cause. And lastly to anyone that supports actions. your that we do, thank you. Just take a few moments to see what has been achieved through With many thanks.
Mariella Pet ralia
Barry Donov an
To find out more about each of us, please visit the website.
Steve Lamb Chair & Trustee Magic Moments Children’s Charity
Darlow’s Fun Day
Valentines Cake Sale
Head Office Book Sale £35 raised
The Magic Moments Charity Booksale is back for 2013 Located in the 1st floor staffroom are a variety of donated books, all for just 50p each. Perfect timing for those holidays, relaxing in the garden or travelling to work.
All your donations will go to Spicerhaart’s very own registered Magic Moments Charity which will help send children with life threatening illnesses on a memorable magical Holiday.
Spring is a good time to have a clear out so book donations are very much welcome. Please bring them to either Sue Morhall on the 3rd floor or Louisa Harding/Helen Chatton on the ground floor.
Once you have read your purchased book why not donate it back
Your support, as always, is very much appreciated
Fundraising Lunch for a fiver at Head Office
Organised by Steve Lamb
Your IT Director and Chairman of the Charity is providing you
LUNCH FOR A DAY
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Metro Awards Karaoke and Fancy Dress
Friday 3rd May You Choose: 1. Toastie, Roll, Sandwich or Panini 2. Flavour of Crisps 3. Type of Drink 4. Choice of Cake Please complete the attached form, which will act as authorisation to deduct £5 from your May Salary
£341 raised West Bridgford Keyworth Show
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Words from the families Dear Steve and all the staff and fundraisers at Magic Moments Just a note to say a huge, huge thank you to everyone for letting us be part of this year’s trip to Disneyland Paris. We had a truly amazing time away and from the moment we met the staff we were welcomed so warmly and looked after so well. Niamh was in awe of all the parades and characters and rides and it was just a magical trip. We could never have taken Connie with us on such a trip as she was too tiny and fragile for such cold weather. To be able to take Niamh there and say it was all because of her very special baby sister was just lovely and a wonderful happy memory for Niamh and us all. We asked Niamh what she thought of the trip and she said it was “awesome”. Praise indeed! So please pass on our very grateful thanks to everyone who has been involved in the trip and fundraising for it too. This was an amazing experience for us as a family and (as the tune of one of the Disney parade’s keep going round in my head), we were able to “celebrate the magic”. For us Christmas will always be a difficult time as Connie died on New Year’s Day, but this year we have such lovely memories which will remind us of all the kindness and magic we have shared with you all. Thank you again, we will remember our special time with you and all the families forever.
Hi All, Everyone who knows my family know what a hard time we have had but thanks to all the amazing charities including, Magic Moments (who arrange holidays and day trips for children with life limiting illnesses and bereaved families with young children, like ours) help to soften the devastation that life can through at you, no matter how hard you try to get it right! It is a trip I will never forget and hope Abbey will remember it as an amazing time too for a long time to come... Take care Cheryl xxx
With very best wishes and much love from Ann-Marie, Philip and Niamh xxx
To everyone at Magic moments We all wanted to say the biggest thank you for our amazing trip to Euro Disney… We had an absolutely brilliant time. It went way beyond anything we were expecting. The boys just loved everything…and we were all just overwhelmed by the gifts they were given. We all felt very spoilt! It was lovely meeting you all – and I will be in touch again about helping you all raise funding for future trips…we’d love other families to have the experience we did. Thanks again, Karen, Nic, Jamie, Christopher and Grandma Helen xxx
To all at Magic Moments Thank you to everyone for a lovely trip to Euro Disney it was great!! Lots of love The Robinson’s xxx
To Steve, Sarah, Jonathan, Jade and everyone at Magic Moments Charity I just wanted to thank you all so much for taking us all to Disneyland Paris. Firstly we had such a lovely time, and secondly we met some lovely people. When I received the call from Little Havens hospice I felt overwhelmed because we had been through such a difficult year with Esmeé in hospital and finally we had something to look forward to as a family. I will never forget Esmeé’s face when she met Stitch & Buzz light year. The character lunch made the trip even more special and the girls were speechless when you gave them gifts. It was a very special gift and trip and we are a big family so thank you once again for your generousity. Thank you so much Love & best wishes Beckie, Duncan, Hattie, Orla, Mia & Esmeé xxxx
Fundraising Kent Football Match
Colchester Quiz at Colchester Institute
By the way the Crookes Charity Karaoke night raised a whooping £504!
Blackpool Easter Raffle
Fundraising Dragon Boat Race
Over 90 staff from the Spicerhaart Group put on an oar-some display of rowing in July 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. Spicerhaart entered 7 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 ÂŁ3,500 for Magic Moments.
Fundraising Katie & Ellie Kilimanjaro Trek
Fundraising Helen Chatton £649 raised I’d also like to mention that the Corp Sales Chester Races raised £393 from the bet winnings!!
Colchester Glitter Ball
Dulwich Bake Off
Darlows Magic Moments Day
It’s a Magic Moments Christmas! 20th December 2013
Get your Raffle Tickets!
A John Lewis Voucher is up for grabs for all you bakers out there. All you have to do is decorate a Christmas cake and bring it in on the the day for judging. The prize goes to the best decorated cake.
Available from Monday for the draw that will take place on
20th December at 10am
It costs just £1 a strip so make sure you buy some, so you don’t miss out on some great prizes such as: 4 Strictly Come Dancing Tickets!
Decorate a Christmas Jumper!
Get creative and you could win a bottle of Champagne. All you need to do is decorate a Christmas jumper and the prize will be given to the best decorated jumper.
£2,000 raised £236 raised
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.
Kevin Shaw Day
Brian House Children's Hospice
Little Havens Children's Hospice
Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice
Richard House Children's Hospice
East Anglia Children's Hospice, Milton
Demelza Hospice Care for Children
East Anglia Children's Hospice, Quiddenham
Shooting Star CHASE Childrens Hospice
East Anglia Children's Hospice, Ipswich
Little Bridge House Children's Hospice
Charlton Farm Children’s Hospice, Bristol
North East North West
Monmouth -shire Glamorgan
South West •Exeter
•Southend on Sea
Also Crookes Charity Karaoke night raised £504!!
I have to applaud anyone that has supported the charity in any form. It is only through your support that the charity exists and can touch the lives of so many people. Whether your support is through salary donations, sponsorship, running events or supporting someone else, every penny counts. Thank you. My next special thanks are to the Charity Board and their support teams who support the charity in financial planning, expenditure plans and thinking ahead at how to raise the much needed funding to support our aims. Without this great team, the charity would not have grown as it has over recent years. The charity has an unsung hero. Sarah Sheppard has been the power behind the charity when it comes to making arrangements for all the structured meetings, taking minutes and most importantly arranging the annual Disneyland trip. Sarah has managed all of the booking arrangements from initial contact with travel agencies to dealing with insurance, seating plans, special need requests etc. The list goes on and on. It has to be said that without Sarahâ€™s hard work and dedication to the charity, the trip would not be the success it has been for years now. Thank you Sarah. Warm thanks to Barry Donovan, as our external trustee. As an experienced trustee of many charities, Barry has been a wealth of knowledge and ensures that the actions the charity take fall within the guidelines of the Charities Commission and Magic Moments deed. And lastly thanks to the Executive Team at Spicerhaart for supporting the charity with resources, facilities and the passion to ensure that Spicerhaart can make a difference to local communities and show that we care. Thank you.
We hope you have enjoyed an insight into 2013 and this inspires you all to make 2014 even better. Magic Moments Charity, Colwyn House, Sheepen Place, Colchester, Essex CO3 3LD T: 01206 765599 W: www.magicmomentscharity.co.uk E: firstname.lastname@example.org Registered Charity Number: 1096180
Magic Moments 2013 Annual Review