Battle of the gins

You know we love Macmillan and most of you know we love gin, so when our mate Brian said do you wanna do a battle of the gins to raise money for Macmillan at the York Fringe we jumped at the chance! Brian runs The Gillygate pub in York and during the fringe he had…

Macmillan coffee morning 2016

Everyday in work there seems to be cake. So I thought why not make an entire day about cake and Macmillan? I registered us for the coffee morning.  I sent an email out thinking a few would get involved but I was overwhelmed by everyone’s effort – literally dozens of cakes – there must have…

Clothes, coffee, cake, champers…chats ❤️

Mum wanted in on the fundraising action, any excuse really to get the girls over and drink some fizz, so she suggested a clothes swap party. We’ve never done one before so we were a tad apprehensive about how it would go but we needn’t of worried – basically 20+ women, loads of clothes, cake,…

Street mates & the final car boots

Well after a busy summer packing and unpacking our boots we ended with a kids sale and one final carboot in Notton. So many people to thank for their donations which have helped us get closer to the £8k mark and special thanks to friends and family for getting up at the crack with us….

Car boot Queens are back!!!

Now we’re used to the early starts and have learnt the art of packing the boot up we thought we’d spread our car boot wings. With a little help from Tim Crowther and his gardening posse on BBC Radio Leeds we settled on Notton Cricket Club. John, one of the organisers met us and donated…

Dinner ladies

Seeing as though we didn’t poison anyone last time the lovely, hungry lot at Chapel Allerton Running Club invited us back to cook. Sadly kimbers was trapped in work so I begged our Kirsty to lend yet another hand. Flashbacks of the 3 of us last time working like maniacs came back to me so…

Busy, busy, BUSY!!

What a weekend we have had! Saturday we took to the streets of York, well Parliament street to be exact, and raised money the old fashioned way – with a smile and our Macmillan buckets. The day started off with BBC Radio York. Kim and I stood by the Roman column next to the Minster…

CARA Big Lunch 2016

Kim and I had a fabulous time at the CARA Bug Lunch last Sunday, despite the rain! The team had a great set up, loads of lovely chap a residents came along with some grub and had a good old street party.Live singers entertained us, the Regent put on a bbq and we raised £70…

CARA – Big Lunch

We are delighted to tell you that the lovely lot at CARA have nominated Macmillan as their chosen charity of the day at the Big Lunch this Sunday, 12th June. What a brilliant bunch they are!!! So this Sunday 12-5 along with music, food, games and not forgetting the awards, myself and Kim will be…

Car boot Queens

Kim and I set our alarms for 5am and armed with a boot of welcomed donations from friends and family we set off to Pannal car boot. Thankfully the weather held off, the sun came out and we raised £115 for the trek. In fact people were donating to the cause without buying anything which…

Ilkley fashion show fundraiser!!!

Kim and her sister Natalie took part in a fashion show at The Craiglands Hotel in Ilkley, raising money for Macmillan. The night was a huge success with alot of money raised for Macmillan, as well as some fundraising for our Borneo trek through selling cakes. Plus the girls had a chance to strut their stuff…

First fundraising night at Chapel Allerton Runners club

I (Kay) am a member of Chapel Allerton Runners club. Once  a month the club invites a member to host a food social which is basically a big feed post run to raise money for both the club and other charities. So me and Kim  thought why not rustle up a big spag bol for…