Halloween is a yearly event organised by UD to help raise funds but mainly to raise
its profile in the community.
2009 is no exception,
Enabling us to hold our traditional period of fundraising around the end of Oct;
Tulleys Farm have (for the 5th Year running) donated pumpkins and we offer our sincere
thank you to them, this is a fantastic boost to the good work we aim to do and inspires
the kick off to the fundraising.
Usually we have tried to encourage children to develop their co-ordination and creativity
by pumpkin carving but this year we hope to make better use of the pumpkin donations
.. for example; if youíre holding a a party and you were already considering buying
pumpkins maybe you would use ours and add to the FUNdraising this year by asking
guests to make a donation of £1 in the hope that they may win a cash sum at the end
I works by asking your guests to place their name in a pumpkin, hat or bowl and donate
a £1. when everyone has had a go, simply draw out the winning names, keep half the
money for supporting Understanding Differences, and half to pay back out in prizes.
You can chose how this is done; perhaps a one off winner of £10 ??
Also why not request a few bundles of raffle tickets to sell at the party? guests
could win a bigger prize such as a mp3 player or a £25 voucher for the Harvester.
Any support you can offer us will be very appreciated.
Details to follow
9 children and 11 adults raised an astounding £51.31p during the afternoon, which
consisted or childrenís crafts including pumpkin carving, at night 5 adults and 11
children ventured out into the night on route to the Downsman pub, who very kindly
supported us with sweets and juice for the children.
The generous people along the way who opened their doors raised £32.57p with another
£45.36p collected from the customers at the Downsman, Making our grand total for
the day of £129.24p
Our sincere thanks everyone who kindly supported us