Wednesday, 28 August 2013

A great month in August

Wow, hard to believe that September is nearly here - August has flown by!  Here are just a few things that we've been occupied with lately....

On August 14th, it was one year since we officially opened Star Throwers' first ever Charity Shop. The charity shop has been crucial in supporting the charity's work, in both raising awareness and funds. As it was such a momentum occasion we celebrated by having a week long half price sale for all our customers and giving away free Star Throwers trolley coins! We cannot say a big enough thanks to all of our supporters and volunteers who have made the shop as successful as it is. Thank you!!

(above: last year's grand opening with staff and supporters. Can't believe it's been a year already!)

Our Castle Mall partnership also got off to a flying start with The Mall holding an array of Summer Family Fun activities, including Cupcake Decoration, GoGo Gorillas Workshop, Flower Pot Decorating and Jurassic Encounters! For those of you who missed them and are reading this blog today, you still have a few hours left to attend their Beach Party outside Boots on Level 1. You need to hurry though! A big thank you to Castle Mall and also the wonderful people there.

Our gratitude extends too to all the volunteers who raised awareness of Star Throwers in the Castle Mall through holding a stall there at the beginning of August. It was a great opportunity to get the name of Star Throwers out and inform the public of how we help people affected by cancer. We hope to return soon so keep an eye out for us!

Looking forward to September the Wymondham Rugby Football Club on Tuttles Lane, NR18 0EN are holding their Festival weekend from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th September. On Friday there'll be live music, Saturday wll be Touch Rugby and Tug of War, and Sunday is going to be a family fun day. In other words lots to see and do! 20% of the profit will be going to Star Throwers, which is very generous of WRFC. We will also be holding a stall there on the Sunday, so again keep an eye out for us!

Later in September Beccles' Friends in Harmony choir are holding a concert for Star Throwers. This will be held at St John's Church Harleston, tickets are only £5. More details on the poster below:

Lastly, here is some feedback from some cancer patients and carers we have supported in August:

"Having everything explained to us with reference to my husband's cancer is such a help.  I certainly have a much more positive attitude and hopefully he will go forward for a long while."

"The time and understanding given by the Doctor was outstanding."

'The treatment has been helpful to me.  The information I have received has also clarified things for me. Thank you."

"I feel that the conversation with Doctor has encouraged and empowered me to take control of my situation and to become more pro-active in my attitude to possible treatment required.  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!"