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Trees for Cities Tree-Athlon

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Tree-AthlonWhile browsing Green Events this morning I came across an article that caught my attention. Trees for cities are holding a Tree-Athlon in Battersea Park to raise money for the planting and care of thousands of trees. The same event was held in 2005 and 2006 and both were successful and popular with the public.

Trees for cities is a charity and have organised a 5km run and a ‘tree wish’ – I’m intrigued to find out more about this! There will also be a fashion swap; everyone takes a clean item of clothing that they no longer need and takes something home that they do need, all left over clothes are donated to TRAID (Textile Recycling for Aid and International Development). The event will take place on Saturday 15th September from 10am onwards and will be a great way for all you tree lovers out there to donate to the cause.

For more information about the event visit www.tree-athlon.org.

The Innocent London Fête

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Innocent London FeteIf you’re at a loose end on 4th or 5th August, take a trip to London’s Regent’s Park for the ‘Innocent Village Fête’. Indulge in a bit of dancing e.g. Morris, Maypole or Barn! Try your luck at the Welly Wanging, Tug o’War or Tombola, and enjoy some homemade cakes or cream teas. Sounds good eh!

Also, you’ll find a big farmer’s market and loads for the littlies to do. Take a picnic or buy a gourmet burger, and enjoy a thirst quenching glass of beer or cider from the real ale and cider tent, or of course there will be lots of smoothies. And at the end of the day, you might like to treat yourself to a massage in the ‘feelgood area’ to relieve you from the stresses of life.

The Fête takes place at Gloucester Green (north-east corner of Regent’s Park) on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August and is open from 11am to 7pm both days. Tickets are an inexpensive £5.00 each for adults, £2.50 for the kids and infants go free. Get yours by clicking here.

All profits from ticket sales will go to Well Child, Green Peace and Samaritans Charities.

London to Paris Bike Ride

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

London to ParisAre you taking place in the London to Paris bike ride? If so, we wish you the very best of luck and salute you for your involvement! For those of you who are unaware of the charity fundraiser you could still take part in the cycle, however you’ll have to be pretty fit already as it starts on the 26th July and goes on for three days. Fundraisers will cycle for 60-90 miles a day stopping off at traditional hotels on the way.

Whether you’re 18 or 80 you can take part in this event and money raised will help the lives of thousands of people. At the end of the bike ride there will be a celebration in Paris and a chance to catch the end of the Tour de France.

A great charity to be involved with is The Big Issue Foundation to help people in England that are homeless and in poor accommodation. It costs £99 to register and you will need to raise sponsorship of at least £1200. For more information call 0207 526 3456 or visit The Big Issue Foundation online.

Breast Cancer Awareness Moonwalk 2007

Monday, May 14th, 2007

Walk the Walk LogoOn Saturday 19th May the streets of London will be filled with hundreds of Moonwalkers wearing decorated bras raising money for breast cancer. The walkers will be taking part in the London Midnight Moonwalk that has raised millions of pounds for the charity over the last few years.

The Moonwalk idea was founded by a lady called Nina Barough in 1996, she power walked the New York City marathon in a decorated bra to raise money and awareness of breast cancer. Since then, thousands of people have joined her and the Midnight Moonwalk is an extremely successful event. Both men and women take part and many compete to have the best dressed bra!

Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in the UK – almost 42,000 people are diagnosed every year, mainly women but some men as well. Although it is too late to enter the Midnight Moonwalk you can still pledge money, see the official Moonwalk website for all the details of the event and how you can help.

Flora London Marathon 2007

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

Flora London Marathon LogoThe Flora London Marathon is set to take place on Sunday 22nd April from 9am onwards and is expected to entice a record number of runners and spectators. Since the first marathon in 1981 over £200 million has been raised for world wide charities with over 75% running for a cause that has affected them or someone they know.

Thousands will treck the streets of London; the images most people enjoy are the thousands of fundraisers dressed up as animals, mascots and in many other hilarious costumes. If you would like to apply for the 2008 marathon there is more information about the event on the Official Flora London Marathon Website.

Funny Women Stand Up

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

If you’re into stand up comedy and you fancy a night out then this could be your last chance to book tickets for Funny Women Stand Up on Thursday March 8th. The venue is Hammersmith Palais on Shepherd’s Bush Road and there will be comedy acts from Jan Ravens, Jo Brand, Ayesha Hazarika, Rebbecca Carrington & Joe the Cello, Liz Carr, Suzy Bennett and more.

The show is being held to raise money for ActionAid who work to protect and help women and also V-Day: Until the Violent Stops who raise awareness of violence against women. All funds raised on the night will go to these charities. Doors open at 7pm but the first act will begin at 8pm and the price of a seated ticket is £20 which includes a free glass of wine.

You can book tickets through Ticket Master or call the Funny Women booking line on 0870 163 3408. Check out the Funny Women Website for alternative venues.