Search

‘Show a Little Love’ at Valentine’s says Beckton children’s hospice

14:18 11 February 2014

In the run up to Valentine

In the run up to Valentine's Day Richard House launched a competition to find a name for this cuddly bear

Archant

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner a children’s hospice wants everyone to Show a Little Love, and help it raise vital funds.

The campaign is being run by Richard House Children’s Hospice from February 10 to 16. It wants everyone to do their bit for the east London charity during the Valentine’s themed week of events by raising money and awareness.

There are so many ways you can help, from asking friends and family to sponsor you in a challenge of your choice, to organizing your own dress down day. Local primary schools will be taking part throughout Show a Little Love week, with youngsters being sponsored for reading books and tidying their rooms among other tasks.

Other ideas include Valentine’s speed dating fundraisers, or cooking a special meal and inviting friends who can donate money towards Richard House.

The charity also needs people to donate a couple of hours of their time to help with bucket collections in east and central London.

West Ham are getting behind the event, and Joe Cole, West Ham footballer and Richard House patron, said: “It’s great to be supporting this year’s Show A Little Love campaign. I hope everyone gets involved and does something good for their community, while raising money for Richard House.”

Viv Talbot, Community fundraising manager at Richard House Children’s Hospice, said: “Show a Little Love is one of our biggest campaigns on the 2014 calendar. We are hugely grateful to everyone who has already pledged to get involved and we hope to hear from more people who want to support what we know is a fantastic cause.”

The hospice is hoping this year’s efforts will raise more than £7,000 which will go towards the 300 children and young adults with life-limiting conditions who Richard House supports. If you are interested in any of these opportunities and would like to get involved please contact Emma Evans on 020 7540 0228 or email at emmae@richardhouse.org.uk

In the lead up to Show a Little Love Week the hospice has launched a competition to name a huge cuddly bear. For a chance to win the bear’s slightly smaller cousin visit the Richard House Facebook page, www.facebook.com/richardhousech or tweet @RichardHouseCH using the hashtag #nameourbear

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Alison Steadman will speak at UEL on Wednesday (picture: PA)

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like working in the acting industry, then wonder no longer.

University of East London
12:00
Annie Bonus, or Annie Kingsford, was born in Stratford in 1846

Born in Stratford 170 years ago, Anna “Annie” Bonus was the daughter of a prosperous shipbuilder and an Irish/German mother.

Paris
The charities will share £30,000

Three groups set to benefit from a share of £30,000 have been announced – and now it’s your turn to decide how much each one will get.

Tesco
Yesterday, 17:00
Headway East London volunteers at Carpenters Primary School

Move over, Bob Geldof. Carpenters Primary School might not be able to emulate Live Aid but it does intend to make its mark with a year of fundraising.

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Sony Smart Ultra HD 55'' LED TV

Enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience in your living room with the Sony Smart Ultra 55’’ LED TV. Be the envy of all your friends with this huge TV- you can change your living room into your own cinema! Get the boys around to watch the football or get the girls around to watch the DVD of 50 Shades.. this is a prize that everyone would enjoy! Stand a chance to upgrade your current entertainment system by wining this fantastic prize.

Read more
Surface Pro 4

Technology is ever evolving. We are constantly being shown new technology that is innovative, revolutionary and designed to make life easier for us all. Gone are the days of dial up modems and computers so large you needed half a room to store it. We are in the age of smooth, small and sleek. Companies are all trying their best to create technology that is easy to transport and guaranteed to be user friendly.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe