SAM LATEST NEWS
Bulletin No: 1 / 2019
2018 Review: I start by saying what a great 2018 we had. Our financial year actually runs from 01/10 - 30/09 and in this case 01/10/2017 to 30/09/2018. In that financial year we raised the humungous amount of £52,881.33p. That's a massive wow for us and an increase of over £7,000!. We also increased our family holiday target to 17 and we actually achieved and sent 13 families on a wonderful holiday. The remaining 4 families are in our system and delayed their holiday to this year at their choice. Of course, none of this is possible without your donations so THANK YOU ALL.
Thanks To Our Sponsors: I must say our sponsors are an amazing bunch! Their help and support have really helped us push on in the last few years. They have enabled us to increase our visibility by purchasing our promotion equipment and signage, and supporting us in their droves at our events. The even better news is they have all agreed to sponsor us for 2019. What a star bunch! In no particular order we thank Shireen and Sarah from Hygieneco, Lyn and Jason from The Furniture Workshop, Les and Kim from Acelux and Mary and Chris from The Ship PH, Gidea Park. And even further Great News! Pam and Vas of Cosma Plumbing have agreed to join the team and are our new sponsors for 2019. Wow! Brilliant!
Christmas Sunday Lunch: Well what a day! What a success! Oh What fun we had! As you are all aware this was our first go at this event and boy did we have some fun! You all know us well enough by now to know that our key wish at all our events is to have fun and this was absolutely no exception! It was laughter all the way. While having so much fun we raised the amazing sum of £1,630! Click Here to read the full article Also if you have your diary to hand, this year's event is planned for Sunday 8th December 2019 at the same venue. Get in early!
Support our Richard: We are pleased to announce that a keen SAM Fund supporter Richard Fromant who just happens to be the son of 2 of our trustees has booked himself on the Milton Keynes Full Marathon that takes place on 6th May 2019. Richard's story is an inspiring one and in taking part in a marathon is just brilliant! Well done Richard! Let's all get behind him with some great donations and push him over the finishing line. Click Here for the link to his Donation page.
My Email Account: Please be aware that I continue to have issues with my 'googlemail' email account. Unfortunately at the back end of 2018 it was hacked and has caused numerous issues. I did email you all about it in early September 2018. I re-iterate, if you receive an email from me, especially if it is asking for payment, if you are not sure, please call me before paying. It is a pretty poor show when a charity email address is hacked and being used for this purpose. So please be vigilant and check first. Also please forward any suspicious emails to me (use the 'gmail' suffix) so I can try even more to get this resolved.
The SAM Black Tie Gala will take place at Dartford Mercure Brands Hatch Hotel on Saturday 16th February 2019 at a cost of £125.00 per person. Click Here for the Invitation Form.
The SAM Annual Quiz will be held at St. Michael's Community Centre, Dartford, Kent on Saturday 16th March 2019. Entry £10 each. Click Here for the full information.
The SAM Christmas Sunday Lunch will be held on Sunday 8th December 2019 at Upminster Masonic Hall, Deyncourt Gardens RM14 1DF. Details To Follow
Steve Nottage (Chairman)
Thanks for your continuing support.