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Happy New Year! 


We hope you had a great Christmas and wish you a very happy and healthy 2020.

Looking back we had a very busy year! With so many fundraising events throughout 2019, we've raised over £26,500 so far this financial year and are well on our way to reaching our fundraising target this year. Thank you all for your hard work in helping us get there. 

As you know, this is our 10th anniversary year, so we're hoping to raise more than ever before. If you'd like to be part of our efforts, then please get in touch. If you aren't sure how you can help, have a read through this edition of our newsletter for some inspiration!

Here's what we've been up to:

Great effort from our Great North Runners
A massive well done to our six runners, who took on the Great North Run in September. This was the first time we'd offered charity places for the event, which is the biggest half-marathon event in the World.
 
Despite the heat, our runners did us proud, all completing the tough course in good time. Between them, they raised an amazing £4,620, which will go a long way to support local families here in north Devon. 

Special thanks to Karen Grant, Mike Davey, Jason Massos, Karen Bowes, Angela Walter, Jacky Massos and Nicki Massos for their efforts.

We have another team of brave runners taking on the Great North Run for us in 2020 - Jodie Wilson, Becky Brennan, Marie Dunphy, Kim Kenda and Sarah Pile. Good luck with your training over the coming months. Go, Team Care for Kids!
It wouldn't be Christmas without Mince Pie Mingles!
Well, our Mince Pie Minglers didn't disappoint this year. We had lots of people signing up to host events, these included a festive quiz and raffle, a Christmas Jumper Day at Fremington School and what looked like an hilarious Christmas party at Youings Wholesale (see the picture on the right!). Leafwood Christmas Trees donated £1 from every wooden reindeer sold - such a generous gesture. Big thanks to everyone who got involved this year!
We were also grateful to everyone who donated prizes or bought and sold raffle tickets for our Christmas raffle. All our winners were delighted with their prizes and together with the Mince Pie Mingle events, we raised £2,620 this Christmas!

Here's what's coming up next...

February
We'll be opening our charity ballot to ride for Care for Kids at the Prudential Ride London 2020 event.
This 100 mile route will see around 25,000 amateur cyclists take on a cycling challenge like no other through London and Surrey.
Keep an eye on our social pages if you're interested.
March
We'll be giving away an opportunity to enter our biggest event of the year, the Barnstaple 10k 2020. Make sure you follow us on Facebook to be in with a chance.

The event is already open, so you can sign up at any time. It's always a fantastic atmosphere on the day and there is plenty of time to train, so what are you waiting for?
Sign up to run Barnstaple 10k

Exciting developments for our next project 

Improvements to Caroline Thorpe ward at NDDH

We've got some really exciting funding news that we're hoping to share with you soon.

Our next project, to refurbish another isolation treatment room at the children's ward (cubicle 4), could happen sooner than we'd hoped possible!
Feedback from the patients and families using cubicle 5 (which we refurbished last year) has been fantastic, so we can't wait to start work on making cubicle 4 just as good.

We're hoping to make an announcement in the next week or so - keep an eye on our website to find out more.
 
And finally, thanks to...

Our recent fundraising stars:


As well as all our fabulous Mince Pie Minglers, we'd also like to thank
  • Jenny at Waggadon Farm hosted a Calum Stewart gig and raised £407.50
  • The totally groovy "One Foot in the Groove" party night organisers, who raised a whopping £1,142
Without your amazing efforts, we wouldn't be able to support so many families in North Devon. Keep up the good work everyone!
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