6/8/2022 10:09:45 AM
Blue Stream Academy's Red Cross Ukraine Fundraiser
Following the devasting news of conflict in Ukraine, the Blue Stream Academy (BSA) team wanted to help in any way that they could. The team decided to fundraise for the British Red Cross’ Ukraine appeal, with the British Red Cross’ work supporting affected individuals with food, water, first aid, medicines, warm clothes, and shelter. So far, the Red Cross teams have reached more than 2.1 million people with essential aid, accounting for 2.3 million kilograms of aid distributed.
Team BSA got straight to work, organising an auction and raffle fundraising evening, with The Lion Hotel in Belper providing a complementary function room to host the event. With the venue confirmed, Team BSA gathered over 50 raffle and auction prizes, with the businesses and individuals below kindly donating their products and services.
The evening soon came around, accompanied by a bustling room of friends, family and locals, aiming to raise as much money as possible for the cause. Following the evening, Shelley McCart, CEO at Blue Stream Academy, went a step further, donating three designer handbags to raffle off and raise further funds. The raffle was live for four weeks after the event, and upon closure three lucky winners walked away with one Gucci and two Mulberry handbags.
After eight weeks of fundraising, Blue Stream Academy are pleased to announce a donation total of £3,512 towards the appeal.
A huge thank you to the following businesses and individuals for supporting the event and donating the prizes below, making the fundraising possible:
• 2014 Steiff Bear - Donated by Forget Me Not. • 2 Derby Cricket Club T20 tickets - Donated by Derby Cricket Foundation. • 2 Vorso Professional Spinning Tops - Donated by Vorso. • Tandem Paramotoring Experience for 1 – Donated by Damien Wigley. • Full photoshoot with award winning LJH photography & Studio - Donated by Leigh Hempsil. • Pair of Samsung Galaxy Pods+ Wireless Headphones - Donated by James Donaldson-Cass. • Gucci Leather Laptop Case - Donated by Shelley McCart. • New Gucci Marmont GG Leather Purse in Hibiscus Red Leather - Donated by Shelley McCart. • Signed Manchester City Shirt With Pep Guardiola’s Signature - Donated by Gareth Ropinski. • Signed Derby County Shirt First team and Wayne Rooney's signatures. Framing Donating by Hall of Frames - Donated by Emily Mackrell. • £100 Hickory’s Smokehouse Voucher - Donated by Hickory’s Smokehouse. • £100 Lion Hotel Belper Food Voucher - Donated by The Lion Hotel, 24 Bridge St, Belper DE56 1AX. • £50 CALM Gift Voucher - Donated by CALM, 1 Castleward Court, Derby DE1 2JY. • £30 The Derby Runner Gift Voucher - Donated by The Derby Runner, 7 Sandringham Dr, Spondon, Derby DE21 7QL. • £30 Voucher towards a Bespoke Mirror or Backsplash from Ripley Glass - Donated by Ripley Glass, 3 Park Rd, Ripley DE5 3EF. • £20 Belle La Vie Gift Voucher - Donated by Belle La Vie, 23 King St, Belper DE56 1PW. • £20 Rebecca Alice Boutique Gift Voucher - Donated by Rebecca Alice, Belper. • £20 Nags Head Gift Voucher - Donated by The Nags Head, Main Road, Hulland Ward, Ashbourne DE6 3EF. • £10 Fleur Florist Gift Voucher - Donated by Fleur Florist, 14 King St, Belper DE56 1PS. • £10 Coldeaton Ice Cream Gift Voucher - Donated by Coldeaton Ice Cream, Windmill Ln, Ashbourne DE6 1RY • Mini photoshoot with award winning LJH photography & Studio - Donated by Leigh Hempsil. • Sunday lunch for 2 at The Queens Head, Little Eaton - Donated by The Queens Head. • Afternoon tea for 2 at The Little Kitchen, Little Eaton - Donated by The Little Kitchen • 1 bottle of wine and 2 Sunday cobs at The Tavern, Belper - Donated by The Tavern. • Pie Night Special Tiger Inn Turnditch Gift Voucher - Donated by The Tiger Inn, Turnditch. • White Peak Distillery tour for 2 - Donated by the White Peak Distillery. • Tee-time for 2 at Horsley Lodge - Donated by Horsley Lodge. £90 • 2 Tickets for the Great British Car Journey Donated by The Great British Car Journey. • 2 Alton Towers tickets - Donated by Shelley McCart. • The Full Denby Pottery Experience Gift Voucher - Donated by Denby Pottery. • 2 x Children’s Tickets for Peak Wildlife Park - Donated by Peak Wildlife Park. • Contour Beauty Brow Lamination for 2 Gift Voucher - A treat for you and your friend a brow lamination for you both! • Amazon Echo Dot (2 Available) - Donated by James Donaldson-Cass. • 24 cans and 4 glasses from Shiny Brewery - Donated by Shiny Brewery. • A mounted print from JaneyB Photography - Donated by JaneyB Photography. • Project Hiking socks - Donated by Project. • Peakdale Outdoor Hiking Torches - Donated by Peakdale Outdoor. • Selection of No.7, Soap and Glory and Teeth Whitening Items - Donated by Kate Davis. • M & S Spiced Sugarplum Gin Liqueur - Donated by Natalie Poyner. • Siesta Sangria - Donated by Dawn Haynes. • Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon Whiskey - Donated by Stef Haynes.