Monday, 11 March 2013

Guest Post - Lynne McNicoll - it's good 2 give

I first met Lynne through The PA Exchange a few years ago.  She set herself a challenge to raise £50,000 before her 50th birthday for Teenage Cancer Trust. (she did that, and more!) She co-founded (with her husband Ian) the charity it's good 2 give in April 2010.

I asked her to do a guest post on my blog to let you find out more about what she does for "it's good 2 give" and also to see if you can help too.

"We support young cancer patients and their families in practical ways.  Our long term goal is to create a retreat where a family can spend time together during the long months of treatment.  On a day to day basis however we do all we can to make the lives of these young cancer patients and their families a wee bit better.

We provide healthy snacks to the ward each week for patient and parents, organise fun and practical workshops, provide parent packs for parents spending a lot of time in hospital with their child and respond quickly to requests from professional staff in the hospital.

Last week alone we provided a desk and chair for a 17 year old who wants to study for his exams and a new vacuum cleaner with a special filter for a young family whose child has just been diagnosed".

it's good 2 give has raised over £250k in their first three years.  Lynne is a full time volunteer. She and her small team work hard to fundraise and organise all the workshops.  They put on one workshop a month - anything from cupcake decorating to gardening.  They also help with gardening maintenance and ironing!  Lynne has set a new challenge this year to raise £250k in one year!  Please click here to see the upcoming events.

If you can help with a raffle prize or goody bag item please get in touch with Lynne at 

Lynne is also looking for the following items for parent packs - if you can help with this please let me know or get in touch with Lynne at the email address above.

Burt's Bees or other nice lipbalm
Burt's Bees or other nice hand cream
Travel Size Shave foam for guys
Nail Files
Travel size shampoo & conditioner
Tiny Packs tissues
Wet Wipes Travel Packs

You can follow Lynne on Twitter  
See the website here.

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