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MARSH GREEN MELODY MAKERS RAISE OVER £1700 FOR BALLOONS
The Marsh Green Melody Makers choir presented Balloons Trustee Charles Holme with a cheque for £1428 on Saturday 6th August. The choir also held a collection at Sainsburys store in Ottery St Mary raising a further £291 for the charity. A huge thank you to everyone involved for their effort and support.
CIRCUS SKILLS WITH ENTERTAININGLY DIFFERENT
Balloons were delighted to host our 2nd Circus Skills workshop with Entertainingly Different at Upton Pyne Village Hall last Friday for children aged 5-10 who have been supported by the charity following a bereavement. The session was great fun for the children, and parents and carers alike. Thanks to Rob and Ryan, and to Sophie for stopping by to show the children some hooping skills.
MICHELMORES 5K RUN
On Thursday 8th September Michelmores will be holding their annual 5k run. This year the run will be raising funds for Balloons and will begin from Exeter Cathedral at 6pm. To sign up for the run please visit http://www.michelmores.com/charity-run
GLOBAL’S MAKE SOME NOISE MASTERCLASS
Our own Liz Cook was at Global HQ in Leicester Square last week attending a Masterclass. The day, led by experts from within Global, was structured around marketing and storytelling, social media and developing media and interview skills. It sounds as though it was a really useful and enjoyable event.
As one of the charities chosen by Make Some Noise to support over the coming year we are really excited to be involved.
A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: on Friday 7th October, all of Global’s radio stations – Heart, Capital, Capital XTRA, Classic FM, Smooth, LBC, Radio X and Gold will be encouraging everyone to make some noise and dress loud for the day to fundraise for their chosen charities! Why not speak to Balloons about how to get involved.
I cannot express how much help I received from Balloons. I know that my children and myself would be in an altogether different place if it was not for their sound help and advice throughout the last few months. From the first phone call, I felt as though there was a strong pair of arms holding my family together and those arms belonged to the Balloons team.–Balloons parent
The support worker helped me to understand and deal with my emotions, which was the main thing I was struggling with. I now feel a lot more at peace with myself, the world and my past.–Balloons young person, age 14
The child is back to her bouncing, cheerful self. She said she was less tearful and was able to tell me that it's her Grandma's birthday tomorrow; she smiled and said she hoped the sun would shine because Grandma liked sunny days. Thank you for the invaluable service you provide.–Balloons professional