If you missed it on Social Media!  Here are the highlights of Shine A Light THANK YOU WEEK!

We have so many people to thank for their support, fundraising and generosity:

Thanks to the Band Hatton Button Six Peaks Challenge Team for raising an astounding £940 for us!  www.bandhattonbutton.com

Thank you to Simon from ToMax Photography who raised £245 for us over the summer.  Simon is our photographer and is responsible for the fab personalised comic strips he has put together using for families! Brilliant Work Simon www.tomax.photography

Thanks to Madoc and Rhodes Insurance Brokers nominating us we have reached final stages for funding from Aviva. It is now up to the public vote… please help us to make THE LIGHT GARDEN a reality by voting for us, sharing this link and liking this post. Thank you for your help  www.madocandrhodes.co.uk

Thanks continue! Thanks to Tracey and Mike from MLG Education Services who raised over £500 for Shine a Light on their Charity Golf day last month! Woohooo! Thanks guys! mlgeducationservices.co.uk/

Thank you to Ladies First for our award and their kind donation of over £300!! We are over the moon!

We would like to thank all the staff at Coventry Marks and Spencer for their support – especially during September Glow Gold Month when they helped us immensely by offering to store everything for us during our campaign to raise awareness of childhoold cancer

Our thanks go to Etch and Pin who sold their fabulous badges and for each one they sell we received £1 – We received £136!   https://www.etsy.com/…/lady-godiva-october-2018-coventry-pi…

And last, but by no means least!  Our Trustees and Volunteers give up their time to help the charity to run smoothly and raise the funds to help our families so to all of our fantastic: THANK YOU to everyone past and present – you are all amazing!

Cheylesmore Parade Glowed Gold for Shine A Light in September!

Lots of the shops and businesses on Cheylesmore Parade decorated their window to promote Glow Gold September to raise awareness of Children’s Cancer, in conjunction with Shine A Light Support Service!

The campaign was spearheaded by Coventry Building Society Cheylesmore Branch – one of Shine A Light’s staunch supporters.  Their hard work paid off as the 7 other shops along including Timpsons, Boots Opticians, Paynes Independent Estate Agents, Carrick Travel, Specsavers, Boots Pharmacy and Henry Isons Funeral Directors.

The staff at the Building Society have already raised a significant amount for Shine A Light through their Summer Raffle and through a magnificent trek up Snowden!   All of the money raised by the Cheylesmore Parade traders will be added to this and we will receive one lump sum in 2019.

Sam Schoolar, Chair of Trustees of Shine A Light said ‘We are bowled over by the amount of support we have received to raise awareness of us as a local Charity and also for Glow Gold.  By displaying Gold Bows in their windows and attracting interest from customers and passersby, these businesses have now made hundreds more people aware of the need to be vigilant for early signs of cancer such as: An unusual lump or swelling; Unexplained paleness and loss of energy; Easy bruising; An ongoing pain in one area of the body; Limping; Unexplained fever or illness that doesn’t go away; Frequent headaches, often with vomiting; Sudden eye or vision changes and Sudden unexplained weight loss”  Sam continued “With increased awareness comes greater awareness of the early signs and symptoms, earlier diagnosis, increased funding, increased research, kinder more targeted therapy and ultimately a change in the prognosis for kids diagnosed with childhood cancer”.

Shine A Light is staffed entirely by volunteers and we welcome enquiries from families who have recently had a child diagnosed with cancer and we are always looking for support with our fundraising and for volunteers!  If you would like to help us, there are many ways in which this can be achieved including volunteering, fundraising, sponsoring, donating services and equipment as well as partnering with us to fulfill Corporate Social Responsibility.  You can also donate directly through our just giving page: www.justgiving.com/shinealightsupportservice.

For more details of how you can help, please contact Sam Schoolar, Chair of Trustees on 07966 089805 or email: Sam@shinealightss.org.uk

It’s Shine A Light Thank You Week! 14.10.18

We want to thank everyone who helps us on our journey including charity partners, the general public, volunteers and everyone who supports us so this week we are dedicating our social media to them!  Please follow us and look out for the posts!

MLG – Shine A Light – Charity Golf Day –  £275 for 4

Thursday 20th September 2018 – 8am to 5.30pm

Arrival 8am coffee and bacon roll
9am Shot gun start
Four ball 18 holes
3 course meal 2pm
Entry to nearest the pin
and longest drive competition
(extra cost)
Raffle 5pm, Depart

This will be MLG’s second charity golf day and we are looking to increase the numbers from last year to raise as much as we can to help
Shine A Light Support Service a local charity that helps families with children battling childhood cancer.

Contact Tracey to book your places! 07813876011 Tracey@mlgeducationservices.co.uk




September is International Children’s Cancer Awareness Month. Help us to raise awareness by going GOLD! Wear something gold, raise funds for us, spread the word, sell our Go Gold Pins!

Look out on social media and our web site for updates on our activities…..



Please click here or on the poster opposite to register for Premises Launch Tickets.

Friday’s business event is a great opportunity to expand your newtork of contacts in a relaxed atmosphere over lunch.  There is open networking between 1 and 2, then a welcome speech by Sam Schoolar at 2pm.  This will be followed by tours and taster sessions.  Please register so that we can organise the catering!

Saturday will be a great family event with bouncy castle, crafts and barbeque – you still need to register for this so book your place now on eventbrite here



The Band Hatton Button Shine A Light Ball!

What a fabulous evening at the Coventry Doubletree Hilton on 11
th May!  Not only did 220 people enjoy a wonderful evening and tasty food but over £10,000 was raised for Shine A Light Support Service in the process!

This is a record for both Band Hatton Button and Shine A Light so we are eternally grateful to everyone who supported us and in particular to Sarah Jordan from Band Hatton Button that orchestrated the whole event so professionally.  We shall forever be in your debt Sarah!

Here are a few photos of the evening – we sincerely hope we will continue to work with Band Hatton Button in the future.

Part of the money raised will costs involved in sprucing up and moving in to our new premises, at which time we will start welcoming families to our new home and holding events such as an open day and our counselling services. For more details please visit our calendar on our events page.

As a valued charity partner, BHB have also offered to help us with the spruce up so we look forward to welcoming 4 volunteers who have offered to help clean and paint our new premises!

Roll of Honour

BAND HATTON BUTTON   Solicitors   25, Warwick Road, Coventry, CV1 2EZ.   Telephone: 024 7663 2121   www.bandhattonbutton.com

WHOLESERV – It Support – Designed  to support your budget, your business and your bottom line.   St John’s Spinney, Gun Hill, Arley, CV7 8AH, Telephone: 01675 925 141 www.wholeserv.com 

CENTREPOINT – Print / Design / Websites
73 Gravelly Lane, Erdington, Birmingham, West Midlands B23 6LR   • Telephone: 0121 382 2729   • www.centrepointprint.co.uk   • info@centrepointprint.co.uk

 If you are interested in helping Shine A Light please contact us – we would love to hear from you!  We welcome individuals, education establishments, companies and organisations.  You, your colleagues, family and friends can all help Shine A Light in lots of ways – Get involved! There is lots of useful documents you can download:

 • A-Z of Fundraising Ideas Pack  • Coffee Morning Fundraising Pack  • Family Registration Form
• Information Pack  • Volunteer Application Form  • Volunteer Information Pack  
• FAQ’s  • Regular Giving Fact Sheet and Form

Visit our Events Page for lots of ideas and events that you can join and that will help us to continue offering the support we give to families affected by childhood cancer.

Contact us on 07966 089805 – Email: sam@shinealightss.org.uk