So many shop windows turned gold across the UK and landmark buildings in Leeds, Northern Ireland, to name a few spectacularly turned gold too. Many businesses even created a ‘gold’ product for the month of September and donated funds to Alice’s Arc for the sale of these products – we had gold scrunchies by CurlyEllie, gold chocolate boxes by the Chocolate Shop, gold cake boxes by Sugar Crush, donations from Welham Jones Funeral Directors and donations from CJ Barbers. So many voices (including MP’s) over social media also circulated our awareness posters and tailored their own messages about CCAM. Schools also had their very own ‘go gold’ days raising funds for Alice’s Arc.
There were some major fundraisers done too! Claire Carter, covering 100km, throughout the month of September, Natalie Carpenter and Sara Wakeling doing their gold wing walk and so many children doing cake sale fundraisers in memory of their friends lost to cancer.
We also sold another 200 branded face masks and 100 branded running vests. We are still in the process of preparing our gold ‘well being’ bags for Great Ormond Street and have created our gold sweet cones for consultants outpatient clinics at Great Ormond Street and we hope to expand this to other hospitals via families we are working so closely with.
We are so thankful to everybody who has supported and worked with us. There is so much goodwill out there and this is one of our major motivators in the battle against childhood cancer. Thank you, thank you. But don’t stop now…….let’s keep going together.