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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 – stuff4sam@gmail.com 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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Message from Sam

Posted by stuff4sam on October 14, 2008

Dear everyone!

Sam at school

Sam at school

I have started school in September! I am really enjoying it!
I have some friends from my pre-school in my new class, which is very nice.
My school is so lovely and spacious and I love driving my chair with chin-control!
I am hoping to get an eye-gazing computer with your fundraising money. This computer will help me learn numbers and letters and also play a lot of games!!
Thank you very much.

Lots of love,  Sam xxx

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Christmas is coming

Posted by stuff4sam on October 8, 2008

Well, its the middle of October (nearly) and its time to think about organising another Stuff4Sam sale / event. We are putting our thinking caps on and will be back with some news soon. In the meantime if you are a knitter, a craft person, a cake baker or have great prizes to donate (or know someone who does), please get in touch – stuff4sam@gmail.com

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Hi Sam from all continents

Posted by stuff4sam on September 19, 2008

Our latest Hi Sam message completes our goal to get messages from all seven continents – thanks David and the lego team! As one of our random round-ups, here is the current list of countries (with some cheats) we have had messages from so far:

  • Afghanistan 
  • The Antarctic 
  • The Arctic
  • Argentina 
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Borneo
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • China
  • Cyprus 
  • Denmark
  • France (x5)
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Hong Kong
  • India (kind of, via the book group)
  • Italy
  • Japan (x2)
  • Jerusalem
  • Laos
  • Madeira 
  • Malta (x2)
  • Morocco
  • Newfoundland, Canada
  • New Zealand
  • Portugal
  • Second Life (kind of a country?) 
  • Spain (x2)
  • Sweden
  • Thailand (x2)
  • Tunisia
  • USA (Boston (x2), New York (x2), Pennsylvania) 

Wow! And a full list of all the UK contributions:

  • The Big Chill festival
  • Birmingham
  • Bournemouth
  • Brighton (x3 including one from the Harley Davidsons)
  • Chaps Olympics event in Bedford Square, London
  • Cornwall (x3)
  • The Country 
  • Crosby Beach, Liverpool
  • Cumbria
  • Dunwich Beach
  • Edinburgh 
  • The Farm
  • Harley Day
  • Isle of Wight
  • Judd Street walks 
  • Kendal 
  • Kent
  • Kew Gardens, London
  • The Lake District
  • The London Eye
  • The Proms, London
  • Regent’s Park, London (Teddy Bears’ Picnic!)
  • Russell Square, London 
  • Scotland 
  • Suffolk
  • The Thames, London
  • Wales
  • Waterloo Bridge, London
  • Whaley Bridge 
  • Whitstable
  • Victoria Park, London
  •  

Please keep on sending your Hi Sam pictures and messages to stuff4sam@gmail.com We want more from more countries to make the list grow!

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Hi Sam from Brazil, Chile and Argentina

Posted by stuff4sam on September 19, 2008

Hi Sam,
Lego in Argentina

Lego in Argentina

Your dad told me that you were in LEGOLand and you really enjoyed it.  I told my friends in LEGO about you and they wanted to say hi.

Hi Sam from crowd in Brazil

Hi Sam from crowd in Brazil

So here is a “Hi Sam” from LEGO Brazil, Chile and Argentina.

Hi Sam from Chile

Hi Sam from Chile

David C

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Hi Sam from Rome

Posted by stuff4sam on September 19, 2008

Hi Sam,

Hi Sam from the Colosseum

Hi Sam from the Colosseum

This is me at the famous Colosseum in Rome, which was built about 2000 years ago!

love Rachel

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Sale4Sam 2008

Posted by stuff4sam on September 19, 2008

On Friday 19 September we held a Sale4Sam on the RNIB Peterborough site. Colleagues, relatives and friends kindly donated goods of all descriptions from soft cuddly toys to pictures to clocks! You should have seen it, four tables and looking every inch like a “car boot sale”! BUT we raised a total of £220.30.

A colleague of Bronwen’s also very kindly donated a collection of brand new Beanies, which we sold along with the ongoing book sale in the restaurant. With the proceeds of these two sales plus book sales, we have this week banked a further £300.  Big thanks to all who donated, attended and bought!

We anticipate holding our next sale of unwanted gifts towards the end of January/early February.

The “Sam” team at Peterborough
(Zelie and Pam (sadly missing Bronwen who moved to a new job)) 

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Hi Sam from Kent

Posted by stuff4sam on August 13, 2008

Hi Sam,

In our lycra beside the tandem

In our lycra beside the tandem

we hired a tandem bike for our week off in Kent and had a great time wizzing down country lanes in the sunshine. We found some lovely beaches, a massive power station (which Hugh was very excited about) and lots of tractors! We cycled about 70 miles in four days which was great but quite tiring on our bums! 

Oh, we also found this giant seagull in Folkstone with a person inside! Wierd!

Giant seagull on wheels with woman inside!

Giant seagull on wheels with woman inside!

Unfortunately we forgot to take our Hi Sam sign so we had to make one with pebbles on the beach.

Hi Sam written in pebbles on the beach

Hi Sam written in pebbles on the beach

Love, m and h x

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Hi Sam from Copenhagen

Posted by stuff4sam on August 11, 2008

Hi Sam,

Hi Sam from the rooftops of Copenhagen

Hi Sam from the rooftops of Copenhagen

I’m Carolyn, Madeleine’s mum. The is a picture of me in Copenhagen in Denmark. I’m on the roof terrace of the Carlsberg Art Gallery It’s called after a famous make of beer because the company that makes the beer paid for the gallery! The big building behind me with the clock tower is the Town Hall.

After I’d looked round the art gallery. I went to a place called the Tivoli Gardens, where two of the friends I was with went a on a really scary ride. It looks a bit like spider. There’s a very tall pole, with arms sticking out of it, and long chains hanging from the arms. At the bottom of each pair of chains is a swing seat. People sit on the swings, and then the pole twists round and round very fast, so that the seats swing out sideways. Oh, and the arms go up very high in the air, so that the people are a long way from the ground. I was glad it wasn’t me up there, because I don’t like heights. It was very exciting to watch, though!

Carolyn

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Hi Sam from Chiang Mai!

Posted by stuff4sam on July 29, 2008

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Hi Sam from Chiang Mai!

We’re in the Land of the Smiles at the moment – that’s Thailand and here’s a picture of me  with an elephant who’s just about to touch me on the arm. There are lots of real elephants  in Thailand and you can go for rides on them but you’re very high up so I think I’m too scared to do that!

Love
Chris

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