Having a life limiting illness doesn’t stop this little girl enjoying playing with toys. Playing like this helps her maintain the strength in her arms. Watch here.
In its first year, the Friends of BCH 100 Club raised £1304 to support the life-changing and life-enhancing work of the Belarusian Children’s Hospice with terminally or chronically sick children and their families.
Every month the club generates a cash prize and this November there is a bonanza prize of at least £400 just in time for Christmas.
This is how it works. One or more numbers are ‘bought’ for £5 each a month and on 16th of every month one of these numbers is drawn from a bag and the lucky owner of the number receives a cheque. At the moment, there are 40 numbers in each draw and the prize is usually £40. If 100 people joined the club the prize would be £100. Hence the name of the club. The more people in the club the bigger the prizes.
It is easy to join the club. Just download and complete a form here where you will find the Ts & Cs too. The charity must have received your first payment by 15th November in order to qualify for the November draw. The simplest way to subscribe is to set up a standing order on-line and then send the completed form to our treasurer who will advise you of your number(s). If you prefer, you can complete the standing order form and return it to us by 1st November or send a cheque with your form.
Take a look at the photos and details of previous draws here.
We do hope you will join our 100 Club. Good luck!
What do a group of friends aged between 55 and 73 do during a wet and windy August week? They trek up some of the highest peaks in the UK, of course! To raise money for the physiotherapy programme at the Belarusian Children's Hospice, three Friends of BCH trustees set off with spouses, friends and some family members to undertake the Three Peaks Challenge.
The Lake District provided varying conditions and Snowdon blew a hoolie with vertical rain. As for Ben Nevis, sadly we did not even get there as the weather decided to add two days of thunder and lightning to the mix which is a serious contra-indication for mountain ascents. Given the circumstances, we substituted Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Striding Edge. The conditions were perfect and the views dizzying. Our Sca Fell and Snowdon ascents, however, were done in poor visibility as the photo testifies!
So job done in that Three Peaks were ascended although the lack of the Ben does niggle at the back of the mind. We hope our kind sponsors understand our decision, taken with professional advice, to vary our intended itinerary. We would like to express our gratitude to all our sponsors who between them have donated the magnificent sum of almost £8,500.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
We would just like to add, as a footnote, that all costs of the trip were fully covered by the participants themselves.
Daryl Ann Hardman