Archive for April 2nd, 2007


Posted by stuff4sam on April 2, 2007

It seemed like the right time to take a good look at how we have raised £20,000 for Sam. So, here it is: stats4sam!

December 2005

  • Stuff4Sam starts – we have lots of great ideas for how to reach our target of £8,000!

January 2006

  • Our first unwanted Christmas presents sale raises £1310.
  • The office swear box gets to £80 in three weeks – hmm.

February 2006

  • Henny’s mad-cap arctic adventure raises £7000 in two months!

May 2006

  • The London bookbox gets started with the aim of raising £100.

July 2006

  • The stuff4sam website is launched.
  • Hugh’s 120-mile bike ride makes £1200.
  • We reach our £10,000 target!

September 2006

  • Debbie and Jane run the Women’s 10k and raise £450.

October 2006

  • Our JustGiving page closes at the start of the month on a total of £10,870.
  • Arlo does two sponsored walks and raises £200 (and he’s not even two!).

November 2006

  • The Peterborough scarf sale raises £200.

December 2006

  • The London office craft fair raises £900. People come to do their Christmas shopping and to feast on cake!
  • A good time is had by all at the Stuff4Sam party, it raises £2000 in one night!
  • Christmas party and secret santa donations make £150.

January 2007

  • Unwanted presents sales in Peterborough and Birmingham raise £260 and £150 respectively.

March 2007

  • London unwanted presents sale raises £800, the lucky dip is the surprise money-maker of the afternoon!
  • Peterborough easter egg and cake sale raises £115, a print floor collection raises a further £35.
  • Book box sales total £1600 (and counting).
  • We reach our £20,000 target!

Other achievements

There have also been multiple team birthday and leaving collections donated to Sam as well as countless one-off donations from Sam’s friends, family and people who have been touched by his story.

Wow! It’s amazing when you think it started so small. Huge thanks to everyone who has donated or done something fabulous to raise money for Sam.

£30,000 here we come with other events, physical challenges and sales planned for 2007!

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