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Fundraising Update

How the coronavirus outbreak has changed our plans

It has been difficult time for a lot of charities since the coronavirus outbreak and it will be difficult for some time to come. Here are details of what’s been happening behind the scenes at Lollipop since social distancing began and what’s coming up now all our plans have changed!

We’d like to send a huge and heartfelt thank you to John Lewis & Partners and Community Matters as we have just received confirmation of a £1,000 donation to Lollipop! As some of you will know Lollipop were part of the Community Matters scheme at the start of this year, but the temporary closure of John Lewis shops stopped the campaign in its tracks!

The coronavirus outbreak has stopped Lollipop’s many fundraising events that were planned for the Summer, this means that we won’t be able to raise as much money to help support Lollipop families.

We have had to cancel all the fundraising events below. This leaves a big gap in our fundraising for 2020 and the impact of that will felt into next year. We will of course be changing the dates for these events when we are able to do so and look forward to seeing you there when we are able to gather again.

🌈 One Great Day with Vangarde Shopping Centre.

🧚‍♀️ Hollicarrs in Riccall were going to host a magical woodland picnic

🏃‍♀️ We had a London marathon runner racing for Lollipop on 26th April

🏥 Hospital stall

🍰 St Crux

🌞 West Bank Fair

💪 A competitor in a now postponed Ironman race

👕 A clothes swap shop

🛩  A charity skydive

We were on track to be the busiest ever! But this is what we still plan to do with your help…

You may of heard of the 2.6 Challenge in the media. Lollipop wants to be involved we would like everyone to help us raise as much as possible. So whether you can raise £2.60, £26 or £260 you will be making a huge difference and helping to ensure we can continue! Further details of how you can get involved will be right here on our Facebook page in the next couple of days.

Finally, thank you to everyone who supports Lollipop, whether you or your family member/s are Lollipop members, if you’re a past member, a beneficiary, funder, collaborator, fundraiser or volunteer, we appreciate your support and that’s how we know we will get through this time together!