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Happy Christmas

Posted by stuff4sam on December 24, 2008

Happy Christmas one and all from the stuff4sam team.

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Posted by stuff4sam on December 19, 2008


What a difference a day makes! Thanks to more generous donations and an unexpected raffle in Peterborough we have hit and exceeded our target of £30,000! Hence the new shiny gold totaliser (I couldn’t make it flash!)

When we started raising money for Sam in December 2005, we were stunned by people’s generosity and gave ourselves a wildly ambitious target of raising £20,000. When we reached this we extended our target and today got there.

I can’t express to you all enough, the difference this money makes to Sam and his family. So, thanks to all who visit this site, have donated time, money and hi Sams to make it all happen. Watch this space for a message from Sam and family soon as well as news of how the money has been spent and future plans.

Happy Christmas one and all.

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Posted by stuff4sam on November 7, 2008

Totaliser showing £29K

Totaliser showing £29K

Today we hit the mighty £29,000 mark! The latest £1000 was from donations, books and the Peterborough sale. Huge thanks as ever to all involved.

Now the big 3-0 by Christmas sounds realistic! Our big push will be at the Judd Street Christmas S4S sale / event on 2 December. If you have a talent for making stuff we could sell or have something to donate to the raffle please get in touch – We want to hear from you – don’t be shy! Don’t forget that every penny of the money raised goes straight to Sam.

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October total and a plan for the big one!

Posted by stuff4sam on October 23, 2008

Some monies came in recently from books and stuff getting our grand total to so close to £29,000 – just £41 to go! Hopefully it won’t be long before we can get our shiny totaliser out once more. Watch this space…

All this gives us an incentive to go for the big 3-0 in time for Christmas! We’re organising a Christmas sale / fun lunchtime and need your help. If you are a knitter, a craft person, a cake baker or could donate a cool prize to our raffle please get in touch – We want to hear from you – don’t be shy! Don’t forget that every penny of the money raised goes straight to Sam.

For those at Judd Street, put 2 December in your diaries. There will be cakes and fun aplenty!

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Posted by stuff4sam on June 19, 2008

Totaliser hits £28,000

Yes, its that time again! £28,054! Our latest thousand pounds was raised from ongoing book sales, some generous donations, sales of jewellery and cards and the football sweepstakes! Yey!

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Football crazy

Posted by stuff4sam on June 11, 2008

More summery fundraising exploits – this time two Euro 2008 sweepstakes raising a fabulous £80. Big thanks to Steve and Andy for organising so very thoroughly and keeping everyone updated about their team’s progress. I got Italy so fingers crossed!

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New stuff

Posted by stuff4sam on April 28, 2008

Stuff4Sam recently bought some stuff for Sam! As a result of kind donations, splendid sponsortship efforts and ongoing book sales, we were able to buy Sam a walking machine for £4000 and an all terrain buggy for £2000.

Kazumi: “We would like to say thank you to you all for your kind donation for Sam’s outdoor buggy and walking machine. Both are such valuable equipment which Sam loves so much. He loves watching himself walking in the mirror and it was really lovely for us to see Sam standing witout any hard support. We simply cuddled him and cried.

Thank you very much. We shall post you some pictures of Sam in walking machine and in a new buggy soon.”

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We are still here….

Posted by stuff4sam on February 13, 2008

Just a quick post to say we are still here, selling books, gathering money and making plans. Peterborough had their unwanted presents sale in January and raised £175!  

We’ll be back soon again with more to say and messages from our travels far and wide.

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Row4Sam total

Posted by stuff4sam on January 4, 2008

Sorry its taken a long time to announce this but there was a lot of money to count! It gives us great pleasure to announce the stunning grand total raised by the row4Sam in September. The grand total is £4111!

It was no mean feat to train, prepare, resource and do the grand row from Lechlade to Putney. You can read all about the boy’s adventure on the row4sam pages. Big big thanks to them for all their efforts (and their promise of doing something equally hard in 2008!)

So here it is, the next totaliser. This wad of money brings our grand total raised for Sam since December 2005 to £27,338! Blimey!

Totaliser at £27,000

Remember that every penny of the money we raise goes to Sam to buy cool kit to stimulate and help him develop. We hope to have some news soon about the next bit of stuff that has been bought. 

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Seasons greetings!

Posted by stuff4sam on December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas and a happy 2008 to everyone!

Thanks for all your support this year – large or small. Whether you have raised money, done a Hi Sam message or simply visited this site, it means a lot. This has been a bumper stuff4sam year raising £7000 (not including the rowing money still to be announced). Events and efforts have included:

  • unwanted presents sale in Birmingham, Peterborough and London
  • Peterborough Easter egg sale
  • donations by cheque and PayPal
  • Sally Cain cards donations
  • Fran and Ruth’s 10k run
  • ongoing book boxes in Birmingham, Peterborough and London
  • Gloucestershire to Putney row
  • London Christmas craft sale and raffle.

We’ve had Hi Sam messages from across the world including these far flung places:

  • Tunisia
  • Borneo
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Tokyo
  • Antarctica
  • Afghanistan
  • Second Life.

Sam’s had a busy year too. He’s been to Japan, cycled many many miles on his FES bike and even got a pet dog. We saw the family when they visited us recently and were all looking well.  

In 2008 we are looking forward buying cool new equipment for Sam and working towards hitting the big £30k, it’s not so far off really!

Whether you want to make a donation, send a Hi Sam message from your travels or just leave a comment, we’d love to hear from you.

Happy Christmas, the stuff4sam gang x

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