Posts Tagged ‘Charity’

2014 Award Finalists Announced Tomorrow!

October 7, 2014

earls courtOur 4th National Annual Awards in association with Ideal Weight are about to reveal over 20 Finalists in the 2014 Awards.

We have received thousands of votes for those companies, organisations and individuals providing the very best lifestyle and “Me Time” activities, classes, events and support for adults across the UK!

Our What’s On 4 Me 2014 Awards recognise the great work that your activity providers do, especially the ones who you feel go above and beyond the call of duty, and our Awards will give them the praise they deserve at our fabulous Awards Ceremony hosted on the catwalk stage at the Ideal Home Show at Christmas!

City Hearts – What’s On 4 Me 2013 Awards Finalist

October 22, 2013

City Hearts, Sheffield

What’s On 4 Me 2013 Awards Finalist

City HeartsCity Hearts was started around seven years ago with the aim to help and support vulnerable women live a free and purpose filled life.  Since then City Hearts has started numerous projects with a view to fulfilling this aim. Projects include a 24-hour residential Restore Recovery Programme for women and two regional UK teams that offer support to victims of Human Trafficking. We have also launched City Hearts International in Ghana, a programme helping in the poorest areas of the city with a homework club and courses teaching young people business skills.  This provides much needed opportunities to prevent young people falling victim to human trafficking.

City Hearts goal is to love people back to life.  This is achieved by providing a high standard of support with the emphasis of moving individuals forwards toward their personal goals, through mentoring, counselling, friendship and practical help.

In 2011, we became part of the national support provision helping victims of human trafficking. Currently we offer accommodation and support to men, women and families caught up in the travesty of trafficking.  We provide a safe refuge for rescued victims and help them access immediate support, medical care, counselling and practical assistance toward a new future. Our trained team of caseworkers provide a high level of care and expertise.  City Hearts has established excellent links to connect victims into the community and to provide ongoing support.

Year after year City Hearts sees numerous lives turned around.  To read some of these stories, such as those of Idore and Jess, or to find out more about what we do, then visit:

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What’s On 4 Me 2013 Awards Nominee – Denise Holliday

October 7, 2013

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I found out that I had kidney failure whilst pregnant with my daughter Georgina in 2005.  It was a huge shock for me and my family.  In 2007 a group of patients decided to form Doncaster & Bassetlaw Kidney Association (DaBKA) as a registered charity and have gone from strength to strength.  I have been a Trustee committee member and secretary of DaBKA from the start.

When Georgina was two, my kidneys failed and I had to start peritoneal dialysis at home four times during the day.  I then progressed to APD, dialysing for nine hours a night.  After PD was no longer suitable I went on to Haemodialysis in hospital three days a week, for four hours.  In February 2011, ‘the call’ came and I was fortunate to receive a kidney transplant.  The road after transplant has not been smooth and i have to take a cocktail of drugs every day but the difference to my life is amazing.  I can be a proper mum now and I enjoy life to the full, making the most of every minute.

I have campaigned to raise awareness of organ donation, and have done several interviews on local and national radio. I met Princess Anne when she came to open Doncaster dialysis unit.  As secretary of DaBKA, I have helped to organise and plan many local kidney patient days out, social events balloon launches and Christmas parties.

Being diagnosed and living with renal failure is often very frightening and sometimes isolating and I feel able to help other patients by sharing own experiences which will hopefully help and reassure fellow kidney patients.

When I found out that I had been nominated for a What’s On 4 Me Award I was overwhelmed.  Thank you to everyone who has voted for me, I really do appreciate it.

I hope that by reading this blog, if you believe in organ donation it has spurred you on to sign the register,  if just one person signs the register then I have achieved a small bit of what I set out to do.

Thank you to everyone who has voted for me, and for reading this blog, I really do appreciate it.

Denise x

Denise Holliday has been nominated in the category Volunteer of the Year. To vote for Denise please visit the What’s On 4 Me Awards website and click the Voting Link.

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What’s On 4 Me 2013 Awards Nominee – Doncaster & Bassetlaw Kidney Association

October 7, 2013

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Doncaster & Bassetlaw Kidney Association was formed in 2007 by a group of local Kidney Patients.  The charity has gone from strength to strength. Our main aim is to help and support all renal patients, their family and friends live with kidney disease.

We have organised patient days out, and had a most enjoyable day out at Bridlington.  Kidney patients in our area are give away free blood pressure monitors.  Monitoring your blood pressure is very important in kidney disease. We provide medical alert wristbands, information DVD’s for new patients.  Small grants are available to patients -so far we have awarded grants for laminate flooring, travel to out of town hospitals and kitchen appliences.  We try to hold social events throughout the year and our Christmas party is always a great success.  The ferret racing and townfield gala have proved most popular.  Every quarter we produce a newsletter.  Funds are raised by our great supporters by donations, Christmas raffles, balloon launches and selling Christmas cards.

We also fully support the organ donation campaign and promote organ donation as much as possible.

We are delighted to have been nominated and thank everyone for their continued support.

Alan Sutton, Chairman

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Kidney Association has been nominated in the category Best Community Fund Raising Group or Charity Group. To vote for Doncaster & Bassetlaw Kidney Association please visit the What’s On 4 Me Awards website and click the Voting Link.

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Cycling Challenge & Family Fun Day 15th September – in aid of Hearts & Minds

August 29, 2013


Join us for a Hearts and Minds Cycling Challenge  Family Fun Day   

15th September 2013!

Starting and finishing in the stunning grounds of Capethorne Hall the ride will comprise of an intermediate and advanced course, both warming up with a rolling 12 miles through the heart of the Cheshire countryside.

Next is where the “Challenge” comes in!

The course will head off towards Bosley Hill and the famous “Dumbers” climb towards Buxton and will branch off towards the little village of Flash – At 1560ft home of the highest pub in England!

At this point the advanced ride will peel off towards Bakewell. Taking in some of Derbyshire’s most spectacular vista’s, climbs and hamlets (and fast, fun descents!) It will loop back to Buxton and then take in the stunning climb through The Goyt Valley and finally descending back into Cheshire after over 3500ft of climbing.

The intermediate course will still be a challenge with a fast descent from Flash into Buxton and will take in Long Hill and The Goyt Valley before rolling along Clough Brook through the lovely valley of Wildboarclough before climbing back over the Dumbers and descending back into Cheshire. Make no mistake! This is still a challenge and takes in nearly 2500ft of climbing – enough to test the majority of keen cyclists!

You will be joined on this ride by our Patron Rik Waddon. Rik has been an inspiration to many with his fantastic cycling career which has included multiple successes in the Paralympics and World Championships.

All cyclists who have registered for this event will receive  a voucher giving 10% discount off all none sale accessories and clothing at the Manchester Cycle Surgery store. Cycle Surgery will also have a bike maintenance area at the start / finish area and will be on hand to help with any mechanical problems. They will also have a stock of spare parts available should you need them. There will be a number of drink stations and marshals along both routes as well as a medical team for your safety. We will also have a Family Fun Day at Capesthorn Hall for your family to enjoy while you are cycling.

To register for this event please visit Hearts & Minds Challenge

Treating yourself can also be a great way to raise valuable funds for charity!

September 13, 2012

Sarah Cook, from The Beauty Event, has found a brilliant way for people to raise funds for charities whilst enjoying a unique, pampering event.

The Beauty Event was born in January 2012 after 5 years of brain storming, tweaking, quizzing all my girlfriends & making a ginormous list of all the beauty and skincare brands that I wanted to be involved! Right from the very beginning I had some very strong ideas about how I wanted the events to be and I believe these principles have remained strong and will continue to do so to provide amazing events for women to really treat themselves, relax, be pampered and feel special with other like minded women.

Supporting a charity is a fundamental core of our events and these charities are carefully chosen as they are especially important for women. Our launch event supported the MS Therapy Centre in Bristol , which does an incredible job to support those with Multiple Sclerosis and their families. They not only offer many different therapies including counselling but also support, advice and a place for friendships to form and grow.

For our next event we are proud to be supporting Breast Cancer Care . £5 of each ticket will be donated to the charity . Breast Cancer Care helps anyone affected by breast cancer, they bring people together, provide information and support, and campaign for improved standards of care.

We aim to offer a truly wonderful evening of quality beauty treatments, the very best products in beauty, health & well being to sample, try and enjoy (available to purchase at a discounted price), a complimentary private bar & sumptuous chocolate fountain ! There are other numerous beauty treats on offer (complimentary) in  addition to each guests booked treatment, for example facials, mini make-up lessons, brow shaping & semi-permanent eye lash flicks !

We make it our mission that each and every guest has a evening to remember & everyone is welcome ! Our fabulous venue Hotel du Vin is wheelchair accessible and a truly beautiful setting for The Beauty Event. So if you like the sound of what we do and why we do it, we still  have a few tickets remaining for our next event on Friday 12 October so get in touch!

I look forward to seeing you all at our next event !

Sarah x


January 10, 2012

Orchid are calling on all cycling enthusiasts to join them on an epic London to Edinburgh 37 hour, 400 mile cycle ride challenge

Orchid, the UK’s male cancer charity, is organising an epic 37 hour unique relay charity cycle ride from Buckingham Palace, London to Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh to raise awareness for the 37,000 men diagnosed each year with a male specific cancer. So if you fancy a challenge of Olympic proportions for 2012 or just want to boost your fitness and raise money for a great cause, why not sign up and get cycling!

If you would like more information see What’s On 4 Me

Ian Michelson from Leeds, explains why he is already signed up and raring to go; “Having been diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2008, I found Orchid an invaluable source of support and information and I was able to find out the specifics what I needed to know without being overwhelmed with ‘too much information’ from the web. I am looking forward to this challenge and would also encourage all men to listen to ‘nagging’ wives and don’t be embarrassed to check themselves regularly.”

The Palace to Palace challenge begins on Friday 22nd June 2012, at Green Park, Central London where relay teams of two will set off from Buckingham Palace to embark on the 400 mile journey. The cyclists will take it in turns to alternatively pedal through night and day with each rider cycling up to 200 miles during this fast paced 37 hour challenge.

All cyclists will set off together leaving London via Hyde Park heading North. The route then skirts around Peterborough and Lincoln, across the Humber River and heads on towards York. Riding through the night challengers will cross the Scottish border via Galashiels on the Saturday and carry onwards to Edinburgh. The group will then reconvene on the outskirts of Edinburgh before entering the city together, arriving en masse at Holyrood Palace.

To commemorate the completion of this gruelling challenge participants will spend Saturday night in Edinburgh in a 2/3* hotel and will be rewarded with well deserved celebratory meal in the evening.

If you would like more information see What’s On 4 Me

Rebecca Porta, Chief Executive of Orchid, comments: “Last year’s London to Edinburgh event was a great success raising £40,000 and we are keen to build on that this year and encourage all cycling enthusiasts to take part. Cycling from palace to palace in just 37 hours will be a tough challenge but it will be extremely rewarding and will not only increase awareness of the prevalence of mens’ cancers but the funds raised will also ultimately save mens’ lives.”

This demanding challenge is not for the faint hearted, high levels of fitness, stamina and mental determination will be a must for all participants. Cyclists will also need good road sense as the route will incorporate many ‘A’ and ‘B’ roads. Cyclists will be supported by experienced Discovery Adventure leaders/drivers, a cycle guide at night and mechanic support.

 The route will be marked and snacks and drinks will be available at the regular team swapping points.

To take part, each team of two will need to raise a minimum sponsorship of £1,900 per team of two. To register visit or contact or call 0203 4657 197/ 0203 4657 293.

If you would like more information see What’s On 4 Me

Karen Seafield – nominated in 2 categories in the What’s On 4 Me 2011 Awards!

October 5, 2011

Karen Seafield runs KLR Management and KLR Psychic Agency and has been nominated in 2 categories – “Best Entertainment, Day Out or Attraction” and “Best Volunteering Group or Individual” !

Karen set up KLR Management in 2006 when she was a single parent and named the business after herself and her two sons!  It was the only PR agency in Sunderland at the time and 4 years later she set up KLR Psychic Agency which is the only Psychic Agency in the North of England.

Karen says “I have helped raise over £70,000 for various local and national charities. After my dad was diganosed with cancer in 2008 I began campaiging and fundraising for cancer charities. My brother died in Intensive care August 2010, and with various fundrasing activies I helped raise £433 for Sunderland ICCU.  After losing my brother, 5 months later my dad passed away and recently I have raised over £4,000 for cancer charities while going through my own grief and daily hospital visits to see my mam. I enjoy helping people who need it.  I am now a patron for Macmillian and review cancer books.”

KLR Psychic Agency is going from strength to strength and Karen plans to expand even further in the next two years – she is regularly suppling psychics to various regional events and is now supplying now on a National basis.  Well done Karen!!

Here’s what Karen’s biggest supporter – her son said about her:

“My mam has done lots of events for 5 years and has raised thousands of pounds for lots of charities and is still raising money! Even after she lost her dad and brother and looking after us and my nana in hospital  too.  She has done lots of events with her business and she has even done fashion shows, dance festivals, talent competitions and loads and loads of other stuff!”

Well done Karen on your nomination and good luck with your votes!  You’re an inspiration & really deserve your place in these Awards!

To vote for Karen – please click << here >>

Can your business meet the “Star Business Challenge” in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support?

August 11, 2011

Happy 100th Birthday!!

Our South Yorkshire What’s On 4 Me region are proud to report that supporters of across South Yorkshire have been celebrating the charities 100th Birthday by arranging a series of events across the city.

Two major local fundraisers include Fancie and Nabarro have joined the challenge! Nabarro are one of the companies who signed up to the Star Business Challenge which aims to find 100 companies to raise at least £100,000 to support Macmillan. Forty-two firms have signed up so far raising more than £45,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support – with a further £48,000 pledged.

Any firms interested in signing up for the Business Challenge should call 01246 810 301 or email

Sheffield-based law firm, Nabarro marked Macmillan’s milestone birthday by handing over a cheque of nearly £12,000!!  The company has raised over £20,000 in 2011 so far, Chris Chambers, a partner from the firm, explains, “Our main fundraising event was our annual charity ball and we also entered a large team to run for Macmillan in the Sheffield Half Marathon.
We will also support Macmillan events throughout the year such as the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and Go Green for Halloween.”

Fancie joined in the celebrations by creating a giant cupcake mosaic which measured 6ft x 10.5ft.  The team arranged for cupcakes to be decorated by customers to create the mosaic!  For making a donation to Macmillan each person was shown how to decorate a cupcake and placed it on the Mosaic, they were also treated to a delicious mini cupcakes created especially for the  charity.

The Sheffield-based company which has three stores across the city has already raised over £2000 for Macmillan Cancer Support by selling a special cupcake in aid of Macmillan for 100 days.

But Macmillan is keen for more local businesses to get involved. Area Manger, Steve Loane said, “Figures show that four in ten people will now be affected by cancer which means the support of companies like Nabarro has never been more important to Macmillan.”

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Any firms interested in signing up for the Business Challenge should call 01246 810 301 or email


Take on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks and help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support

June 22, 2011

Take on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks and help raise money for Macmillan
Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support is asking walkers to join them on Saturday 9 July 2011 for the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge.

Peak 3 times in 12 hours!

This challenge starts in Horton-in-Ribblesdale and scales three mountains. Walkers will climb over 1,600 metres covering 25 miles up Pen-Y-Ghent, followed by Whernside and finishing with Ingleborough. Although this walk is challenging, the sense of achievement whilst crossing the finishing line is wonderfully uplifting. Not only will you gain a fantastic personal challenge, you will also be helping change the lives of those living with cancer.

The walk itself takes in some of the Yorkshire Dales’ finest scenery and will be a tremendous achievement for all who take part. The walk is managed and supported by Macmillan staff and a highly experienced team of guides and leaders to help you along the route. See more information on What’s On 4 Me. Places are limited so, don’t delay, register now!

2011 is Macmillan Cancer Support’s centenary. For 100 years Macmillan has been providing medical, emotional, practical and financial support to people affected by cancer. We want to continue to build on our achievements and need the help of supporters to give people the support they so desperately need.

If you would like to take on this challenge, see more information at What’s On 4 Me and please register on line at, alternatively email or call 01925 846740. Groups wanting to register please call this number also. Join us for an amazing experience and help improve the lives of people living with cancer.

2011 is Macmillan Cancer Support’s centenary. For 100 years Macmillan has been providing medical, emotional, practical and financial support to people affected by cancer.  For cancer support at home, over the phone, call the Macmillan Support Line free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am – 8pm).

This Macmillan Cancer Support Event is support by South Yorkshire What’s On 4 Me

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