Archive for September, 2006

Hi Sam from NYC!

Posted by iheni on September 6, 2006

Hi Sam from NYC!

Hi Sam,

I am very proud to be the first to send you greetings from across the pond. I brought the very same sign that Henny took to the Arctic with her and took it all the way to New York City! From left to right, the three main buildings behind me are:

1. The Empire State Building, once the tallest building in the world and famous for being climbed by that giant ape King Kong

2. The United Nations, the building where every nation in the world sends people to try to work out our problems (busy place)

3. The Chrysler Building, the tallest building in the world before the Empire State Building and known as the greatest example of Art Deco style skyscrapers it was designed by William Van Allen, with whom my father worked as an apprentice

This is only a small sampling of the NYC skyline and only the beginning of the places I intend to say Hi to you from.


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£500 from stuff sale!

Posted by stuff4sam on September 5, 2006

Books lining up in the sunshine

The ongoing office book sales have now made an amazing £500! All this from second hand books, CDs, videos and DVDs.

Our friends in the Peterborough office made £70.50 in the first four days of their sale and have plans for it to continue. The London sale has been going since May and expanded to a box in each of the three floors’ kitchen! People have been bringing in their unwanted items (including some very random things) and leaving them in the box. Who’d have thought it would create such a buzz and such a healthy total!

Many thanks to all involved.

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We did it!

Posted by stuff4sam on September 4, 2006

Debbie and Jane after the 5k

What a fab day! 20,000 women and us, all running and walking 5k to raise an incredible £21 million for charity. We did it for Sam and so far we have raised £423 with promises of more to come.

Jane: Though the day began grey and damp, when we all lined up at the start the sun came out and everyone cheered. Off we went with smiles on our faces, “toodly-pippin'” along, looking out for the 1km, 2km, 3km markers. I had my poor feet rolled over by a buggy and was trampled on by many feet! I was attacked by helium balloons including inflated eye balls and was closely followed by Postman Pat! With the finish line in sight and the crowds cheering it was a wonderful feeling of triumph. WE DID IT! Thank you to everyone who supported us and our fundraising for Sam.

Debbie: Well the training paid off! We did it!! As Jane said, it was glorious and the park was perfect after a couple of weeks of rain. Very lush and very green! Our goal was one hour but with some bottlenecks on the bends, we managed 65 minutes. Crossing the line hand-in-hand we were really happy to know that we had done something that will really help Sam. Thank you so much for all your kind support and messages and a special big thanks to Ann for coming to meet us afterwards with a lovely bottle of fizz!

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Hi Sam from Spain

Posted by stuff4sam on September 4, 2006

Hi Sam,

 Hi Sam Steve and family waving!

This is me and my family on holiday in Spain. The weather was good but it rained some days. Josh, my son, ate snails for the first time and really liked them! While we were there my little baby started to crawl.

Steve, Jane, Josh, Ella and Anya

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