Many thanks to Deb and Bertie Bassett who have just completed the Sarsen Trail walk which totals 26 miles in all. More comfortable than running 26 miles I suppose, but still quite an arduous task, and certainly not one I would wish to undertake any time soon. Their efforts helped to raise over £600 for Fatboy's.
Fatboy's recently donated a sum of money to the parents of a young girl in the Midlands who is suffering from Metastatic Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumour . (PNET) . The young girl is only 5yrs old and wanted her bedroom decorated like 'Disney Princess'. We have arranged for this to happen, and in addition, arranged for her and her family to go to the Birmingham Hippodrome to see a show of her choice.
2009 sees Fatboys remember the loss of its inspiration, Mike 'Fatboy' Lawless, ten years ago. From tragedy, something good was born and 1999 saw the arrival Fatboy's Cancer Charity. We have raised over £70,000 in the past ten years and helped children suffering with Cancer and Leukaemia throughout the UK, and have helped orphanages internationally. Last year we donated sufficient funds for an Orphanage in Goa to remain open for another year as well as purchasing gifts for the residents such as school bags and books.
This year, we want to make the annual fundraising 'Day of Lawlessness' a day to remember and have pulled out the stops to make it a special day. The date has been set for Wednesday 4th March 2009.
The annual rugby match will take place at Supermarine RFC, Swindon who have kindly donated the use of their facilities. Fatboy's are hoping to get first class World Cup referee, Tony Spreadbury, to officiate this thrilling encounter. The large bellied goliaths of the Lawless XV will be looking dapper in their newly designed stretch fabric rugby kit.
The evening function will take place at the 12 Bar Club in Westcott Place, Swindon, where we have successfully held the event for the past two years. We are thankful to them for their continued support. We are delighted to have acquired the services of Hell's Bells and Damon Scott this year. Hells Bells are a very well respected AC/DC tribute band from Bristol who come highly recommended and I can't wait !
Damon Scott was a runner up with his close pal 'Bubbles' on the first Britain's Got Talent. Damon's career is really beginning to take off and he has further TV appearances coming up. We are grateful to him for agreeing to bolster our tenth anniversary celebrations.Follow the link for a taster
Damon Scott on You Tube.
We are pleased to announce the following acts who will play in support of the charity auction.
Damon Scott (Comedy entertainer from Britain's Got Talent )
Hells Bells (AC/DC tribute band)
Animal House (First performance for 10yrs)
We are still waiting to hear back from Justin Lee Collins' agent as to whether he can attend.
The Auction will have its usual feast of goodies, and there will be commemorative items for sale in celebration of our tenth anniversary. Be there to enjoy it and support the cause.
TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR COMMITTEE MEMBERS.
IF ANYONE CAN HELP US WITH AUCTION PRIZES, PLEASE CONTACT US THROUGH THE WEBSITE, AS THIS BECOMES MORE DIFFICULT EACH YEAR, AND ESPECIALLY DURING A CREDIT CRUNCH !!
Most people who know of Fatboys know that we purchase Xmas gifts for children who are suffering with cancer, leukaemia and other serious illness. Xmas 2008 saw us spend several thousand pounds on gifts for children in the local area as well as further afield in Northern Ireland, Birmingham and Doncaster. We purchased items such as Nintendo Wii s, IPOD Touch (whatever they are) and other such gifts to put smiles on the faces of many many children at a difficult time of year for them. We also supported a South West Womens' Refuge through the purchase of numerous gifts for the children resident there over the festive period. Whilst the work the staff do there is worthy of the utmost admiration, it still isn't a nice position for the children to be in at that time and the generosity of the Fatboys was very enthusiastically and gratefully received. The good work of our Charity is spreading wider and wider each year, but ultimately without our supporters we could not exist. So thank you to all who have attended our functions, raised money for us, and supported us over the years. 10 years old in 2009, and here's to the next 10 !!
2009 represents our tenth year and ten years since the sad loss of our good friend Mike Lawless. From such tragedy, something good has arisen and many many children have been directly assisted by our fundraising efforts. Over the years we have raised in excess of £75,000 to help seriously ill children.
We want to make the 2009 event the biggest and best yet .
Every year it has become more and more difficult to procure the charitable goodwill of businesses and members of the public to offer us Auction prizes at our annual fundraiser. If you can assist us with a donation of an auction proze for the event in March 2009, please contact us at Fatboy's.