Fresh from a weekend of fantastic fundraising

Tom Baxter and Team, 24hr barberthon (April 2018, resized) Paul and Phil rowing challenge (April 2018, resized)Chocolate Ball, Robson Laidler (April 2018)

It may be Monday morning again, however there are no Monday Blues at Tiny Lives! This previous weekend (27 – 29 April) has seen three amazing fundraising events take place, all of which are the culmination of months of planning, hard-work and dedication from Tiny Lives supporters.

On Friday Night (27 April), Robson Laidler Accountants held their much-anticipated Chocolate Ball at the Biscuit Factory, complete with live music, delicious food, a tombola, auction and (of course) all things chocolatey. Tiny Lives Community and Events Fundraiser Louise Carroll was at the event to chat to attendees about the work that the charity does, and reported back that it was indeed an amazing night!

Throughout the weekend in The Gate, Newcastle, you might have spotted some tired-looking rowers on a rowing machine in the entrance. Paul and Phil, who will be taking on the Atlantic Dream Challenge in December to raise money for Tiny Lives, were attempting to break a world rowing record, raising money for Tiny Lives and The Fireman’s charity in the process. Alongside supporters and public volunteers, they needed to row continually to reach 1 million metres as quickly as possible. We’ll find out soon if they managed to succeed…

The final fundraising event this weekend was the Baxter 24 hour Barberthon, a marathon stint of hair-cutting from award-winning stylist Tom Baxter and his team. They were cutting, styling, washing and blow-drying continuously from 8.00am on Sunday 29 April – 8.00am this morning (Monday 30 April) and all they asked for in return was a donation to Tiny Lives. It was a truly incredible event, with the salon jam-packed for the duration. Special thanks go to Naomi Elliott of MN Events and Occasions, who dedicated so much time and effort to organising the event and making sure it was a success. We’d also like to thank¬†Amore Coffee, who kindly donated a machine to supply hot drinks to everyone involved, and professional photographer Tom Hibberd, who came along to the event to shoot for free.

We’re currently totting up all the the money raised at these events, so keep your eyes peeled for totals. We can’t thank Robson Laidler, Paul, Phil, Tom and all of their supporters, colleagues and well-wishers enough for their generous support to Tiny Lives. It really does mean the world to us and will greatly benefit the whole RVI Neonatal Unit.

Baxter Barberthon photography credit РTom Hibberd Photography