My Lovely Friends

Monday 21 July 2014

Candy Time - I Need Your Help

Hello everyone well I'm finally here with a candy. Now its a candy different to any other I have offered so please read all the information. Warning this is a long post '0)
As you know I have lost quite a few family members to cancer. The last 2 people I lost were my dad & my brother, this nearly destroyed me, it literally broke me in 2. Its a pain that is so hard to describe & its a pain that so so many of us have suffered from losing a loved one to this awful disease. 

 Anyway ever since they died I have wanted to do the Race For Life but with bad health ect I never did it. This year however I AM doing it. I went on their website & there is a race on Sunday 20th July which just so happens to be my brothers birthday. I know my health still isnt great, ok its pants but compared to what cancer sufferers go through I have no right to complain or feel sorry for myself. I have the full support of my family, infact my future daughter-In-Law our lovely Megan is supporting me that much she is running it with me, I'm couldnt be more proud :0)
Now of course I want to raise as much as I possibly can for Cancer Research, they do amazing things & cure more & more people of this dreadful disease every single year. However they rely heavily on donations, I already donate monthly to them but I felt that wasnt enough which is why I'm doing this. 

Cancer has no feelings, no morals, it doesnt care what colour you are, what age you are, whether you are rich or doesnt care about the loved ones that are left behind broken hearted. It does not care about anything, its one mission is to spread & kill. Please help me to help Cancer Research stop this, put an end to Cancer. Help protect future generations, our children, our grandchildren, their children, help protect our loved ones. More & more people are being cured every year but only with the help that comes from people like those at Cancer Research, help me to help them to give cancer a heav'o'...........please I am begging you!!!!!!!

Ok this is the part I want you to read carefully as its the rules. 
To enter this candy you must donate to my Just Giving Page which is at the top of my sidebar underneath my Candy picture.
I would like  £2 per entry. If you want to donate more you can of course. You need to leave your full name when you donate & the amount, however if you wish not to leave your name & the amount then you need to email me the receipt or copy the final page that says you have donated ect to my email address which is....
craigpss 'at' aol 'dot' com
 Obviously the at & the dot you know what that means, this way is just to stop those spam robots ;0)
Now you can enter as many times as you want, yep you have read right there is no limit to the amount of entries. However each entry you must pay at least the £2 & either leave your name or email me your receipt. I will remove names that have not donated. This is all for a good cause & I would like to raise as much as I can. To donate click on 'Give Hope' button  in the sidebar & it will take you directly to my Just Giving page where you can donate.

All monies go directly to Cancer Research. You can also click on my Just Giving button which will also take you there.
Also enter your name & a link to your blog via the linky-uppy-thing at the bottom of the post ;0)
You also need to put the last picture in your sidebar with a link back to this post, so I get maximum exposure for the charity to raise as much money as possible.
Ok now for the exciting part, the candy. Now I have been sponsored by 4 of my favourite companies who VERY generously have each offered some lush goodies to this candy to help raise money for this good cause.
Ok these are in no particular order at all..............
From the lovely Krista of Saturated Canary she has generously offered $50 which you can spend at her store here.

From the lovely Nikki of Bunny Zoes she has generously offered £25 which you can spend at her store here.

The lovely Sandy of Live & Love Crafts has generously offered these gorgeous laces & trims from her uber gorgeous store here.

Lastly but by no means least the lovely Anne & the rest of the girls from LOTV has generously offered 6 small stamps of the winners choice from their store here.

I would like to say a HUGE thankyou to my sponsors as without their generous help I would not have been able to put together this awesome candy. So from the bottom of my heart I thank you all xxx

Okay this is the piccie I want you to post in your sidebar my lovelies, with a link to this post.

So my lovelies isn't that a candy worth entering as well as your money going to a good cause, one that helps & does save lives every single year.
Please help me to help them to carry on doing the wonderful work that they do.

I am running on the 20th July & I'm doing the 5km race, my race number is 1875. The candy winner I will draw completely by random 3 days later......I may need time to recuperate lol. So the candy will end 20th July at 11.55pm GMT & I will annouce the winner on the 22nd July along with piccies of Race Day.

I have a lot of training to do so wish me luck & thank you so much with all my heart to everyone who donates & enters this wonderful candy. You all totally rock!!!!!!!
MMWAH xxxxxxxxxxx

Lotsa hugs

Good luck for the candy everyone, dont forget to add your names with a link back to your blog in the Inlinkz below & thank you so so much again xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Its like buying a lottery ticket for £2 but instead your money goes to a very worthy cause & you could win this super candy for helping that cause.
Come on peeps help to save lives!!!!!!!!


Rainey's Craft Room said...

It's a great thing you are doing for the Cancer charity and I wish you the very best of health to complete your Race For Life. I have put the pics and links in my sidebar and donated also. Best of luck with the training!

Dotty Jo said...

I did Race for Life 2 years ago and ran a similar Blog Candy call on my blog. SO many kind people signed up and donated so I'd love to do the same for you! Nice one Vicky, Jo x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Well done Vicky for doing the race. i will sort out donations and enter xx

Sandra H said...

Hi Vicky, l think what you are doing is great and to raise as much money as you can for cancer research is brilliant l have supported you and placed my donations l wish you all the best on the day you do the race for life take it easy and just pace yourself and how lovely that your future daughter-in-law is supporting you too l wish you all the best xx

Sharon said...

It is a year today since I lost a friend to cancer Vicky and I think what you are doing is fabulous especially when our have health issues yourself.
I have added pic on side bar and donated.
Hugs Sharon. x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Good luck Vicky. Such a worthwhile cause and very close to my heart at the moment as my husband has it and has been told 2 - 3 years so its shadow is always there. Run with all your might girl! Hugs Susan x

Irene said...

Way to go Vicky, I'll keep all finders and toes X-ed for you and Megan on the 20th!
I lost both parents to cancer so I know just how you feel. I mailed yourlink to my daughter Sylvia in Newcastle and she donated on behalf of both of us.

Big hug from Holland, xx Irene (marsvrouw)

Fabiola said...

très généreuse idée Vicky, bon courage , biz

Blankina said...

Hi Vicky I have just donated a small amount, hope your fundraise and race will be very succesfull. Will mail you my complete name and receipt.
Good luck! Hope one day cancer will disapear..
HUgs Blankina

Lynsey said...

Hi Vicky, good luck with your run and raising money for such a good cause.
I've made my donation.
Hugs Lynsey x

Liz's creative corner said...

Aw hunny, what a wonderful thing to do and will help so many people including the families of cancer sufferers too, but take care yourself hunny, walking will do just as well as running,
hugs Liz xx

Debs said...

Hi Vicky
This is such a wonderful thing for you to do.
As you say too many people know someone that is affected by this terrible illness and the more money that can be raised the better.
I have made my donation - good luck with the race - so proud of you.
Debs xx

Unknown said...

Well done for setting this up! Great cause and good luck with the race! Lucy x

XxJULESxX said...

Good luck Vicky!

Kat W said...

Wow, you are one lovely, big-hearted and inspirational lady :-) This is such a wonderful idea and I know you will raise a ton of money for this worthwhile cause.

I hope you have fun along the way whilst training and doing the race, knowing how much you will be helping to battle cancer.

Biggest hugs, Kat xx

Unknown said...

Can someone enter this candy draw if they don't have a blog?
Lucy x

Unknown said...

Hi Vicky, Well done for doing the RFL and organising your giveaway! I have just popped the link on my sidebar so it will appear on each individual post page. I don't normally do this but have made a special exception for you. Cancer affects all of us. I lost an Auntie to lung cancer several years ago and losing my Grandma to it in 2012 nearly broke my heart. I did RFL for about 10 years and it's a great atmosphere - you'll love it, very inspiring. Lots of love, Emma x

Gayle's Crafty Blog said...

Hi Vicky, such a fabulous thing to do..wishing you lots and lots of luck..Hugz Gayle xx

Donna Mosley said...

Well done for doing this Vicky, you truly are amazing hun. Just donated. Hope you reach your target.

Donna x

Deborah said...

Hi Vicky - This is a great thing that you are doing for a worthy cause as cancer affect many people. Good luck with the training.

Deborah A

Suzi Mac said...

Good luck my dear, I hope you raise a ton of money for this dreadful scourge of a disease. God bless, I've sent you my donation. Hugs Suzi x
p.s I'll be thinking of you on your big day. xox

Marie-Anne said...

Hi Vicky, I love that you're doing this. I've tried to donated twice now, but PayPal is telling me that JustGiving is not accepting the payment. I'll try again tomorrow and hope it will work out. Good luck with your training,


Marie-Anne said...

Hi Vicky,

I think your the best for doing this.

Good luck with the training and the run. I finally managed to donate after 3 failed attempts.


Elaine said...

Good luck!
I'm not entering your candy...I do bob on your blog but rarely comment, but I've donated what I can.

Gail said...

Vicky, best wishes on Sunday and thank you for the opportunity to donate to such a great cause. Hugs, Gail

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Vicky, I hope all goes well for your Race for Life today. Cancer touches the heart and soul of so many people. I did the Race for Life for three years until my health became too bad I couldn't do it myself. Instead I sponsor others to do it for me. Two friends at work did it last month and my sister-in-law and two nieces did it last Sunday. They all managed to complete so fingers crossed you do too and that it doesn't take much out of you. It will be a sad day remembering your dad and brother but a happy day that you are doing something to help others fighting this horrible disease. Take care, Kym xxx

Sue said...

Good Luck Vicky. I really do admire you in so many ways, you are a truly amazing person and I think what you are doing, despite all your own health issues, is wonderful. I just wish I was in a better financial position to give you more!
Thinking of you and sending you the biggest of hugs
Sue xx

Cazzy said...

Hi Vicky,

I hope the run went ok. Because of the short time left I have blogged about your candy rather than adding it to the sidebar. I have shared it on facebook too, and I hope you get lots more donations and reach your target.

Cazzy x