SUPPORTERS of Heal continue to find innovative, interesting – and sometimes painful – new ways to raise money to help disadvantaged children in Andhra Pradesh.
Members of Heal’s Fund-raising Committee never fail to be surprised at the lengths people will go to make donations to our charity … the latest being strip-waxing!
Brave volunteers at a charity ‘pamper night’ stepped forward as guinea pigs for some eye-watering wax treatment at a fund-raiser in Aberdeen, organised by Help4Letting and Maximo Massage, an event which raised over a thousand pounds.
And the donations didn’t stop there, with a pub quiz and raffle bringing in a further £340 for Heal just a few weeks later.
“The pamper night was a tremendous success and we had an unbelievable turnout,” said organiser Lucy Petrie.
“The stalls were gorgeous, the treatments were fabulous and I must thank Steve Brand and Michael Clark for being such fantastic sports and agreeing to have their legs and armpits waxed to help raise even more money!
“And much fun was had by everyone at the Globe Inn in Aberdeen, where we managed to raise another £340 for Heal with our pub quiz. We had 11 teams in all – and even included an ‘India and Indians’ round in the quiz.
“Our raffle prizes were warmly received, including our star prize of a two-night stay at the five-star Howard Hotel in Edinburgh. The whole night really was a great success and a big thank-you to everyone who donated.”
And the good work doesn’t end there, with Help4Letting sending a team to take part in Cycle India 2012.
“Since setting up just short of 20 years ago Heal have shown tremendous results, taking orphaned and underprivileged children off the streets and ensuring better lives for them,” said Lucy.
“Every penny we raised will go to Heal, the charity that Help4Letting will be cycling through India with next January, starting from Kochi all the way to the Heal Children’s Village in Guntur, where we will see how all our hard-earned donations are being put to such good use.”