Last week, I posted a promotional ad for local lad Andy Penn’s fundraiser, which took place last Friday at the Shoulder of Mutton to raise funds to support his skydive for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Andy will undertake the jump on Saturday, 28th March 2015.
By all accounts the fundraiser was a great night – and Andy wrote to me today to thank everyone who attended, donated and helped:
I was just wondering if you would be so kind as to just post this statement of thanks to all that came and supported myself, and helped to raise so much money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital?
Hello everyone, I don’t quite know what to say right now I’m still a bit overwhelmed, Friday nights (27th February 2015) fundraiser was absolutely amazing. To see so many people turn up and support my efforts is something I still can’t get my head around. The whole night was a massive success and I just want to say massive thanks to everyone that donated, bought raffle tickets, and got involved in the auction.
Cheers for the help as well, the response has been amazing. There were a lot of people came that said they saw the fundraiser advertised on your page, so for that i am so grateful.
Together we managed to raise £600 on the night, with over £200 taken on the auction alone. I never thought for one minute we would raise that kind of money and I can’t thank everyone enough.
Firstly I would like to say thank you to my amazing wife Cat, for just doing what you do day in day out and being my rock, for being there and telling me that it can be done even when I had my doubts.
Thank you to my family and friends for being there, giving me your support and believing in me.
Thank you to my baby sister and her other half for an amazing night of entertainment, and a massive thank you to Cotty and The Shoulder of Mutton for letting me put the night on there, to Simon and Josie for all their help, hard work and continued support and last but not least to everyone that came and dug deep, you are all truly amazing.
I would also like to add that there are still 4 weeks of fundraising to be done so if people still want to donate there are a few ways to do this, you can donate online by clicking the link:
You can also go into Thomas Cook on Brownhills High street and enter the name the bear competition, or you can just put some money in the charity tins in side the Shoulder of mutton.
I really can’t thank people enough and hope for your continued support
My thanks to Andy for both the selfless and brave thing he’s doing, and also for sending such a kind, considerate note of thanks!
I shall follow Andy’s progress on the blog in the coming weeks. Well done, mate, and please stay in touch!
You can check out the Andy’s Charity Skydive Facebook page here.