A Big Thank You

Many thanks to Jake and his friends from Ben Madigan School Belfast. Following their presentation to the school about the Suzy Fund the bring and buy sale raised £973. This is an amazing effort and all at The Suzy Fund send a very big thank you.

TextGiving

We are pleased to announce the launch of our text donation service. Simply text SUZY36 to 70070 and you will receive a text with instructions of how to donate. The service is provided by TextGiving which you can read about here. You will have the option to Gift Aid any donations you wish to make too. Thank you all in advance for any donations you...

Suzy Bring and Buy Sale

Ben Madigan, the Preparatory Department of Belfast Royal Academy (a well-known grammar school in Belfast, Northern Ireland) will be holding a Bring & Buy Sale on Friday, 23rd November 2012, and all money raised on the day will be donated to the Suzy Fund. The Suzy Fund was selected as the beneficiary of the proceeds from the Bring & Buy Sale as a result of Jake Hamilton aged 9, who is in Prep 6, and four of his classmates, namely, Bryanna Catney, Johnathan Forbes, Tom McKibben and Kerry Upritchard, giving a Powerpoint presentation on the Suzy Fund to the rest of their class. They had to compete against three other groups who each gave a presentation on their chosen Charity. Following the presentations the class was asked to vote for whichever group they considered to be the best. Jakes group’s was the overall winner with a total of 36 votes out of a possible 56 and hence the Suzy Fund will receive the proceeds from the Bring & Buy sale. Needless to say Jake and his team are absolutely delighted. The group then gave their presentation to the whole school at Assembly and received loud...

Art for Life Newcastle

The Suzy Fund invites you to Art for Life at Theatre Royal Newcastle. A small team of artists throughout the UK are selling a broad range of their work to raise valuable funds to provide meals for children in Ethiopia. 10p funds a hot meal for a child in Africa and we hope this exhibition will move us even closer to our next milestone of £750,000. We will be on the top floor of Theatre Royal between 10am and 5pm on Saturday 27th October and it would be fantastic to see you there. The Suzy Fund...

Parkin’s place for music

The Place for Music Folk club in Milngavie was founded and run by Erne Parkin (RIP 2009). For many years, he sent the proceeds from the club to the Suzy Fund, a charity which supports orphans of AIDS victims in Africa. As a tribute to Erne, friends and fellow musicians continue to support the Suzy Fund under the general umbrella of Parkin’s Place for Music, through concerts and events in various venues in and around Milngavie. Wherever possible, we continue to foster and support local talent - which exists in...

Brian Hazell MBE

    Congratulations to Brian Hazell, Secretary of the Suzy Fund based in the Parish of St. Peter & Paul Wakefield who has been awarded an MBE in the 2011 New Year’s honour list recognising his work in looking after The Suzy Fund over the last 35 years, during which time he has helped raise over £600,000 for aid projects across the third world, and in countries like Romania too. “This award is not for me” Brian said “but for the people in the parish and elsewhere including St. Martin de Porres, St. Cuthbert’s Ackworth and as far away as Glasgow - who have regularly given for so long to Suzy through direct giving, concerts and other funding raising. Our giving shows that we care, and that we can focus not just on our immediate parish concerns, but on people half a world away who desperately need our help.” You can also see Brian’s interview on the BBC website here...

The Healys Folk Band & The Suzy Fund

John Havelock a former parishioner of St Peter and Paul Church was a member of The Healys. The band have performed together for over 40 years. In 2000 after performing for Suzy at Wakefield Town Hall they decided to give all proceeds from sales of their CDs to Suzy and to date have raised nearly £30,000. 2009 saw the end of the band’s performing days with the sudden death of Erne Parkin a band member. The money donated to The Suzy Fund at Erne’s funeral was sufficient to fund ‘Ernefest’ which supplied food for 1000 children each week for 12 months, a fitting legacy. The group no longer perform but host an annual ‘Art for Life’ exhibition where they sell their art and crafts as well as CDs for Suzy, 2009 and 2010 exhibitions have been held in...

Art for Life

The Art for Life exhibition 2010 in Keswick was a great success raising £450 for the Suzy Fund. Everyone involved had a great time as well as getting a buzz from selling our art and craft work for Suzy. There was something for everyone at very affordable prices, from original paintings and hand made driftwood cupboards and screenprints to jewellery, cards and knitted goods. We already have ideas for new items next year so watch this space… Of course some work is still for sale, if you would like to see any more bits of work please contact Tony. Pictures of the event are below, please click a thumbnail to view a larger...

What a Difference Five Months Can Make

Your donations really do save people’s lives. In November 2009 Peter was another of Ethipoia’s starving children. But with help form The Suzy Fund we can see him in April 2010 looking fit and well again. Thank you for all of your help.  ...

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