Local businesses are being encouraged to set sail in the Solent on October 2 for the Wave 105 Cash for Kids’ sailing day to raise money for disadvantaged children across the south.
Wave 105 Cash for Kids have teamed up with Sunsail Events to offer fundraisers the unique opportunity to race on a Sunsail Match First 40 yacht.
Wet weather gear will be provided and no previous experience is necessary as a professional crew of a skipper and a first mate will be on hand to guide the competitors to the finishing line.
Wave 105 Cash for Kids charity manager, Gloria Hill, said: “We are excited to offer local businesses this exceptional opportunity to race across the Solent in a stunning Sunsail yacht while raising funds for a worthy cause.”
The day will begin with breakfast at the Port House where sailors can enjoy the views on the Port Solent Marina. This will be followed by lunch on board and a prize giving ceremony with afternoon tea.
Gloria added: “Not only are we at Wave 105 Cash for Kids committed to supporting local children who are financially, socially, emotionally and physically disadvantaged but we actively encourage a healthier lifestyle and the wellbeing of these children across the south. So we are encouraging local businesses to find their sea legs to help support children who really need it.”
Take part as an individual for £150 per person or gather together a team of up to 10 people and take a whole boat for £1500 plus VAT which includes a donation of £500 to Wave 105 Cash for Kids.
Wave 105 Cash for Kids is calling on its supporters and listeners to join them on Thursday June 18 in becoming superheroes for the day.
The charity is encouraging as many individuals, businesses and schools from across the region to get involved by making a donation and donning their best superhero outfits. This is the second year Cash for Kids have encouraged people to dust off their capes and raise much needed funds for disadvantaged children across the south.
Wave 105 Cash for Kids provides grants to individual children, other children’s charities, community groups and health organisations. This year four charities have been named as beneficiaries for the 2015 superhero day including:
Diverse Abilities – providing support to disabled children in the Bournemouth Area
The Brains Trust – supporting children on the Isle of Wight with brain tumours
South Hampshire Deaf Society – supporting deaf children across Hampshire
Open Sight, Eastleigh – providing support to blind children across Hampshire
Wave 105’s charity manager, Gloria Hill, said: “We all had a fantastic time last year wearing our fancy dress outfits and lots of lycra! So many people got involved by sending us photos throughout the day, and most importantly by helping to raise £10,000 for Cash for Kids.
“We are once again encouraging everyone to get in touch with us on the day by sending us their photos, including ‘superhero selfies’, and by making a donation. The Wave 105 team will be getting involved too, making ‘flying’ visits to businesses and schools. Every penny raised really will make a difference to the lives of local children.”
Staff from FJB Group paid a visit to the BCHA Women’s Refuge in Poole to see the fruition of their fundraising for Wave 105 Cash for Kids – a new children’s playground.
Throughout 2014, FJB Group raised a total of £21,000 for Wave 105’s Cash for Kids by holding a series of events and encouraging guests to donate an optional £1.00 which was added to their hotel bills. When allocating the grant, to be used entirely in support of local charities, the FJB team chose to donate £5,000 towards the BCHA Women’s Refuge in Poole, who was raising funds for the provision of an outside play area.
Andrew Woodland, general manager of Sandbanks Hotel, said: “The BCHA Women’s Refuge in Poole didn’t have an outside area so this will be a huge benefit to everyone who now stays at the refuge. We were lucky enough to have seen the garden before the works began and the whole team has found the transformation to be fantastic.”
Wave 105’s charity manager, Gloria Hill, commented: “The new playground will provide a greatly needed new space to allow the children to just be children during their stay at the refuge. It will also provide the mothers with the opportunity to mix with other families who have been through similar situations as themselves.”
Andrew Woodland added: “We are thrilled to see the difference our fundraising has made for these mothers and their families and we couldn’t have done it without the support of our extremely generous hotel guests and visitors.”
The countdown has begun to the Wave 105 Cash for Kids ‘once in a lifetime’ Madagascar challenge. From Saturday May 16 a team of 30 intrepid explorers are set to cycle 450km through the National Parks of Madagascar to raise vital funds for disadvantaged children across the south.
The cycle will see the group take part in a five day ride across the north east of the African island, where they’ll get to explore tropical fruit plantations, paddy fields, highland villages and coastal paths, while raising much needed funds for charity.
Wave 105’s morning show presenter, Mark Collins, will be leading the group. This is the fourth time he has led an expedition. So far he has trekked the Sahara Desert in Morocco, cycled 328km across South East Asia, and has also trekked the Inca Trail in Peru to Machu Picchu.
Mark comments: “I feel hugely privileged to be a part of this latest challenge. These trips are often physically and emotionally demanding, but they’re a pleasure to take part in – there aren’t many occasions where you can meet a wonderful group of people, travel through some beautiful destinations, and raise money for an extremely worthy cause.”
Wave 105 Cash for Kids charity manager, Gloria Hill, adds: “Huge thanks to Mark and the group that are set to take on this adventure for Cash for Kids. We’re thrilled as we’ve reached a fantastic sum of more than £95,000 for our charity so far. The donations have been overwhelming, and we’re hoping to raise even more for less fortunate children in the area. We are immensely grateful to all of those who have donated so far.”
Wave 105 Cash for Kids supports local children, under the age of 18 who are financially, socially, emotionally or physically disadvantaged. Since its launch in November 2008, the charity has helped to raise over one million pounds.
For more information about Wave 105 Cash for Kids, upcoming events, or other ways to get involved with fundraising please visit: www.wave105.com/charity/
The annual Wave 105 Cash for Kids charity Easter appeal is due to launch Monday March 9.
Listeners and charity supporters will be encouraged to donate an Easter egg for disadvantaged children to various drop-off points across the south, right up until Friday March 27. Last year’s appeal saw more than 2,000 eggs donated.
Wave 105 Cash for Kids charity manager, Gloria Hill, said: “This is our fifth annual Easter egg appeal, and it’s so important to us that as many children as possible can enjoy this time of year. Something as simple as an Easter egg can really make a difference to those less fortunate children, and bring a smile to their faces.
“We couldn’t do this without the wonderful support we receive every year, whether it be from our listeners, charity supports, or from our wonderful sponsors Partridge of Hampshire.”
The team at Partridge BMW/ MINI said: “Partridge are proud to be supporting the Wave 105 Cash for Kids Easter Egg appeal this year and hope to be inundated with eggs. We are making it our mission to deliver as many eggs as we can to disadvantaged children across the region this Easter.”
Wave 105 Cash for Kids have drop-off points at various Sainsbury’s stores across Hampshire. For a full list of drop-off points across the south please click on the Easter egg appeal tab on the Wave 105 website www.wave105.com.
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