The Marie Curie Open Grand Prix is being organised on a voluntary basis, with all money raised being matched by Bupa and donated to Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Clyde Judo is keen to support this worthy initiative and we (really, Jan) have taken it upon ourselves to organise the running of a raffle at the competition, with the proceeds going to Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Jan has started organising the collection of prizes for the raffle and she sent out the following message:
I’ve finally managed to get hold of Susan MacDonald about this. She has
asked whether we can run the raffle for her on the day. Susie has agreed to
commit our club to take this on.
Having spoken to Susie, she thought the best way would be for everyone,
individually, to come up with as much as they could in the way of smallish
raffle prizes (e.g. bottles, etc), then the club to contribute a larger
prize out of club funds.
I’m appealing to everyone to do what they can in the way of prizes for the
raffle – remember no judo club gets money out of this event – all proceeds
go to Marie Curie Cancer Care. I’d be happy to collect in items, preferably
in advance, but even on the day of the event.
Also, on the day, we may rope in some children to press-gang spectators into
buying raffle tickets.
Thank you in anticipation – I know this brilliant club will do its best!
So, if you have anything available for the raffle please let Jan know. You can hand over the loot at any of the training sessions or bring it along on the day. If you will be attending the Marie Curie Open, please let Jan know if you could spare some time to staff the stall.
A final reminder for those of you who have been putting off getting around to entering the Marie Curie Open – entry closes on Friday 1st April 2011. Get cracking!