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Raise funds when doing your Christmas shopping!

If you are shopping online this Christmas (or at any time of year!), did you know that you can help raise extra funds for Charity Link – at no extra cost to you?!

Shop via the Easy Fundraising website – it links to a range of big retailers and each time you shop (rather than going to the retailers websites direct) we get a donation (at no extra cost to you) www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/charitylink

If you shop via Amazon – instead of going to amazon.co.uk type in Smile.amazon.co.uk     It’s the same usual Amazon service but you can choose a charity to support (we are listed here as Leicester Charity Organisation Society) and again we then receive a donation each time you shop.

You can also raise funds when you book restaurant tables and hotels online at Charitable Bookings – https://charitablebookings.com/

More details on all of these at:

http://charity-link.org/get-involved/fundraising/online-fundraising/

Please share with family and friends too – the pennies really do add up!

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Congratulations Sue!

Congratulations to our Director of Marketing and Fundraising, Sue McEniff, who was the runner-up in a category of 16 other finalists in the ‘Outstanding Women of Charity Impact – Charity and Voluntary Award 2019’ category of the East Midlands Women’s Awards held recently in Nottingham, in recognition of her work here at Charity Link.

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Vote for us at Asda Abbey Lane!

If you visit the Asda store on Abbey Lane, Leicester between now the end of December, please consider using your green token to vote for us to help us receive £500 – a fantastic sum which, due to our unique way of working, we could use to untap £2,500 worth of essential items for local people in need.

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Rowley’s win golf evening

Thanks  to all the teams who joined us to take on the Spanish Bay Golf Course (via the technology at the Leicester Golf Centre in Oadby!) last night. We had a great night and hope you did too. Plus lots raised to help ensure local people in need are warm, safe and fed. Congratulations to Matthew, Josh, Robert and Rebecca of Rowley’s Chartered Accountants who won the competition and received a Spanish themed hamper to enjoy. We are planning another event for next year so let us know if you fancy joining us (suitable for keen golfers or those new to the sport!).

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Record-breaking Leicestershire 3 Peaks!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this year’s Leicestershire 3 Peaks which took place yesterday.

100 challengers braved and completed the route and the rain didn’t dampen spirits.

Huge congratulations to our first ever Corporate Team Competition winners – One Tentacle Loose (James, Steph, Amy, Jack and Liam – all from Octopus Energy in Leicester). For anyone who can’t believe their amazing finish time of 4.35 mins for our unique 16 mile Leicestershire 3 Peaks route, we do have photos of them at all three peaks – an amazing effort!

We have to give our admiration to Graham Grewcock who was our first challenger home yesterday in an amazing time of 2 hrs and 21 minutes – a new course record! He was followed in by our second runner Simon Congdon with 3 hours 38 minutes. Fantastic achievements!

There are lots of photos on our Facebook page.

Our Challengers look to have raised over £11,000 via the event, so huge congratulations and thank you to you all.

For those of you interested in taking part next year, the date for your diary is Sunday 27th September.  We hope to see you there!

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Want to watch the Charity Link Christmas Panto?…  Oh yes you do!

On Thursday 12th December The Little Theatre in Leicester city centre will be opening the doors for its Christmas Panto, Robin Hood, for friends and supporters of Charity Link.  All proceeds from the performance will help to ensure that local people are warm, safe and fed so please do show your support and join us for a great night!

Who will join Robin’s band to stop the evil witch of Sherwood Forest?!

The show will include all the traditional panto pandemonium (including fresh cream cakes!) so get your tickets now before they sell out – all tickets cost just £10* and are available now via our website.

Tickets available now – click here for more information 

 

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Teams wanted for new Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge Corporate Team Competition!

Pitch your team against other businesses in the region to see who will come out as the 2019 Charity Link’s Leicestershire 3 Peaks Corporate Team Competition Champions!

Who will be the first company to receive Charity Link’s Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge Corporate Team Cup!

We are now looking for teams of between 4 – 6 team members to be part of the new Corporate Team Competition – a new element of our popular Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge, a 16 mile walking (or running!) event around the beautiful Charnwood countryside.

It costs just £40 to enter a team and  a £400 fundraising target which, due to Charity Link’s unique way of working, would help to provided £2,000 worth of essential items for local people in need.  So by getting involved, you would be making a massive difference!

We’ll provide certificates to all Corporate Teams taking part to proudly display your efforts.  And of course, if you are the winning team, you will also have the Corporate Team Cup to show off too!

However, if you want to take part and do so in at a more leisurely pace, we’d still love you to join us and each team member will get a challenge medal, certificate and goodie bag at the end. You’ll be in good company!

Click here for full details of the Charity Link Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge Corporate Team Competition!