Personal Message From Jon

Last weekends Quiz fundraiser exceeded all our hopes and expectations . 80 people all in the room laughing and enjoying the fun was fantastic in it’s own right but what we managed to raise during the raffle was the main bulk of the fund’s raised . We had hoped to pass the £250 mark but when people saw the quality of the prizes on offer it made a real difference and made people dig deeper to the tune of nearly £500 !!!

As we are a health based group we do not tend to advertise companies etc, but in this case I think publicly thanking those who supported us is totally the right thing to do . Julie contacted so many companies and all the ones listed below came back to happily support us.Not only that but many of them enclosed very kind letters wishing us every success which really kept us going to make the night the success it was . So from all of us who organised the night we would like to thank our friends at :

Wahl UK Ltd , Herne Bay.

Tesco , Gillingham.

Co-Op , Walderslade.

Shepherd Neame , Faversham.

Leeds Castle , Maidstone.

Spirit Health Club at Holiday Inn , Rochester.

Marks and Spencer , Hempstead Valley.

Thank you all for making the night the success it was . Without your help we would never have raised as much so you all made a huge difference.

Next year we plan on making it a bigger and better event and hope you don’t mind if we ask for your support again. You are star’s one and all.

Thank you.

Music Quiz raised £500!!

The first NKMEFF fundraising music quiz can only be described as a great success! In total after expenses we raised just under £500 for the group.

This money will help the group move forward in ways such as starting a befriending scheme so that we can help people who are housebound because of ME and Fibromyalgia.

The group as a whole would like to say a massive thank you to Martin “Fish” Fisher for volunteering his time and skills as quizmaster to us free of charge. Also a big thank you to his family for marking all the answers and running up and down the hall collecting them!

Thank you to Sarah for yet another batch of delicious cupcakes which she sold on the night to add to the funds. Julie thank you so much for all your hard work sourcing the fabulous prizes for the raffle and well done to the lucky winners!

John we would also like to say a massive thank you to you for all the hard work you did organising the event, this will definitely become an annual event! You know exactly what to do now so next year should be a breeze 😉 Nicky thank you for keeping us on track and organising the hall hire as well as all your help on the night.

This has been such a positive event and has us so excited for the Christmas meal next month! I can’t believe we will be taking over Poppyfields with 24 people attending! For those that haven’t paid yet please see the facebook post for details of how you can get the money to Jon. Fingers crossed we’ll see just as many members at the December meeting which will be a social lunch with food and silliness!

Take care everyone!

Katie

 

New article on BBC website about ME

Today the BBC have published an article about ME and it’s effects. Specifically it talks about Jennifer Brea and the documentary called ‘Unrest’ that she made about her experiences of living with ME in which she also interviews other sufferers.

Please use the link below to read the full article:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-41888146

4 days until the first NKMEFF Music Quiz!

We’re so excited (and nervous!) that it’s only 4 days until our first fundraising music quiz. Everyone has been working really hard to make sure things will run as smoothly as possible.

We’ve got a great selection of prizes for the raffle so don’t forget to bring some extra change! Bring your own drinks and nibbles, for the drivers we’ll be able to supply the hot water for teas and coffees but bring your own tea bags etc!

It’s sure to be a great evening and we hope that this will become an annual event. All of the tickets are sold out unfortunately but keep an eye on the website to find out about next year’s music quiz!