The fundraising is also going well, we have raised over £8,000 so far for the Meningitis Trust with the help of our friends and family. We had a fundraiser in December which raised over £3000. We sold tickets, had an auction and all the musicians played for free. Manor Bakeries had a raffle and raised £160. Kate Preston sold cupcakes and raised £50 for Alder Hey, we have donated around £750 in total to Alder Hey's Parachute Fund. Lindsay Wood raffled some of her beautiful artwork. Gill Hopkins donated six lovely pendants she had made and we raised over £200 from auctioning them. St Peters Church in Swinton raised £180. I'm sure i have forgotten some so i apologise if i have missed anyone out.

We have a few things in the pipeline this year. A paintballing day has been donated to us which we are selling tickets for. We are also organising a charity cricket match in the summer with a celebrity team. We also have many lovely friends who are organising their own fundraisers for Charlie's fund.

Thanks to Sharon Burrows and Hullabaloo Kids who organised a Family Fun Day and facepainting and raised £100 for Charlie's Fund.

Cloth and Carry ( are now stocking the *Charlie Sling*. The colours of the sling have been chosen by me and $10 from every sling sold will be donated to the Meningitis Trust. Please visit this page for more details.

A friend of mine, Sian Sargent is running a half marathon on 20th March. If anyone would like to sponsor her then you can do so here All money raised is going to Charlie's Fund for the Meningitis Trust.

We have more details of upcoming events...

by The Clothes Peg,
Saturday 2 April at 1.30pm
Old Bridge Hotel
Market Street, Holmfirth
West Yorkshire HD9 7DA
Tickets are £5 (includes a goody bag from House of Fraser) and can be bought from The Clothes Peg or pay on the door
All proceeds to the Meningitis Trust

Saturday 2nd April 10.30am-12.30pm
Malbank High School

Welsh Row
Free entry - Facepainting and Toy Story Cakes
All donations to the Meningitis Trust

The Pennine Festival of Music & Dance
Friday 20 May to Sunday 22 May
Shepley Cricket Club
Marsh Lane, Shepley
West Yorkshire HD8 8AS
Bucket collection & awareness activities for the Meningitis Trust

The Lords & Commons Cricket Club v A Shepley Celebrity XI
Friday 1 July at 6.30pm
Shepley Cricket Club
Marsh Lane, Shepley
West Yorkshire HD8 8AS
Proceeds split between the Meningitis Trust and Help for Heroes

There is also an adult fashion show being planned and i'll add more details as I have them.