On Valentine’s Day 2016, the winning tickets were drawn in Adam’s Raffle, which raised around £1,500 for the Fund. The top prize was two tickets to the 2016 Grand National, including meals and drinks, donated by The Jockey Club via Crowdwish, and there were many other prizes, including vouchers from Tesco and Specsavers, as well as multiple prizes donated by our good friends at B&Q, who also generously supported the Fund through a fun day at their Pool store last year (see 2015 Events).
The winners of the top prize wrote to Adam after the race to tell him what a good time they had and also kindly sent him a stylish Grand National cap. They didn’t mentioned whether or not they had backed 33-1 winner Rule The World, but even if they didn’t, they clearly had a memorable day out.
We would like to thank everyone who donated prizes, and everyone who either sold or bought tickets for the raffle, with special thanks going to Keith Barrett for organising and overseeing the whole project.
We were also delighted to receive contributions to the Fund from many organisations, some of whom had held their own fund-raising events. Our grateful thanks to go to:
TNT Promotions - The Ultimate Party People have made multiple donations from collections and sales of glowsticks at their many, popular events.
Keep It In Cornwall for Kids (KICK) - This Cornish organisation raises funds to support Cornish children and have been wonderful supporters of Adam and the Fund.
PHAB - A local branch of the national charity PHAB, which supports social and sporting activities for children and adults of all abilities, made a generous donation.
Bethel and Porthleven Church Communities in Cornwall together raised hundreds of pounds for the Fund.
Laura's Wish - Laura, who has Cerebral Palsy, raises funds to support others who need physiotherapy and mobility equipment and made a gracious donation to Adam's Fund.
Of course, no fund-raising update would be complete without news of more successful evenings of Bingo at the Indian Queens Social Club. The evenings are now well-established at Easter and Christmas and this year raised almost £2000 for the Fund. The evenings are organised and run by Adam’s paternal grandparents, Pam and Richard Best.
Pam and Richard also made contributions to the Fund in lieu of sending Christmas cards, along with Adam’s Auntie Andrea and Richard’s Sister-in-Law, Joyce. £60 was donated to the Fund, which equates to an awful lot of Christmas cards! We also received generous donations from Loveday Patton as well as Felix and Dolly.
Our thanks go to you all. We are continually amazed and touched by the generosity of others towards our dear son.