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01st January - 31st January 2018 - Rhi's Run Everyday January for Mental Health and well-being
In January 2018, Rhiannon Pimble has ran every day for the whole month for MOTS members to receive a mental well-being box: Hug in a Box. Each box we create will cost approx £13 and will contain items such as, a word-search book, colouring pencils, notebook, pens, hot chocolate and mug, a stress ball and more mental well-being items. The items vary for each member who has a Hug in a Box, who are recovering from their transplant or awaiting for theirs. Rhi wanted to raise £1 per mile and was aiming to run 100 miles. Due to the generosity of the public, Rhi reached her target and raised £143.68 for us! Thank you Rhi for doing this challenge and for your continued support, it means a lot to us here at MOTS HQ.
01st January 2018
Happy New Year Everyone, we wish you all lots of love, luck and good fortune for 2018!
16th December 2017 - Bag-packing in Asda
We have been given a fundraising slot in our local Asda, which we are extremely grateful for. This gives us a chance to raise funds and we are looking for volunteers to help us. If you are interested in helping us on the day, please get in touch with Emma or Sam, who can provide you with the information you will need. All our details are on our contact page. Thank you.
07th November 2017 - Our 45 day Christmas Challenge
Hi Guys, We have a new 45 Christmas challenge underway. It starts on the 7th Nov and ends on the 22nd Dec 2017. If you would like to take part, then all you need to do is choose a day and raise the amount to match it!! You can raise money anyway you like, be it a sponsored silence or even a cake bake. So come on guys, help us with our fundraising and take part in our Christmas challenge.
4th August 2017 - Mark Bavington's Wedding Day
One of our member's son is getting married and will be asking his guests to donate to Mots instead of wedding gifts.
18th June 2017 - Rhi's 5K Cheltenham Challenge
This challenge is being taken on by Rhiannon Pimble and she has a Just Giving page, so if you would like to sponsor her, here is the link. Click Here for campaign.justgiving.com/charity/mots/rhis5k
22nd April 2017
We would like to thank Lucy Bavington, who has collected donations from her wedding guests. We are overwhelmed that on your special day, you thought of us. All of us at MOTS, would like to wish you and your husband, a lifetime of love and happiness. Best luck for the future both.
9th December 2016
We would like to thank Lindsey Williams for nominating us to be the chosen charity of the month at her place of work. We Fight Any Claim have donated £213.65p to us and we are extremely grateful for this. Thank you very much to everyone who contributed to the Dress Down Friday at WFAC!!
8th December 2016
Tracy John and her husband, Terry wanted to raise funds for MOTS and they had a sponsored event. They decided to have a tattoo and they chose to have the MOTS logo inked. We have pictures and videos which are on our Facebook page. Well done both, hope it didn't hurt too much!!
3rd December 2016 - MOTS Fun-filled Family Christmas Party
Emma and Sam hosted, for the 4th year running, a family Christmas party. Santa Claus and his Elf visited and gave a present to each child. Our presents this year, were donated by Inkind Direct and the children loved them. Skye and Chase (from Paw Patrol), Doc Mcstuffin and Raphael the Turtle(TMNT) also came to the party and had a little dance with the children. A raffle was also available and it was a complete sell-out. There were great prizes this year, which were donated to us from local companies and we are so grateful to each and everyone who has helped us. Our Christmas party raised a grand total of £850.85p!! MOTS would like to thank everyone who bought tickets and attended the party, for your continued support.
22nd November 2016
Our committee member, Amanda Watts hosted a Chocoholics Chocolate Party at the Bettws Rugby Club on Thursday 22nd November and on the night from her sales has raised £21.31p so far! Thank you for thinking of us Amanda xxx
19th November 2016
Our committee member, Cat Hamilton had her own stall at the Christmas Market in The Burgh Hall, Peebles on Saturday 19th November. Cat sold her homemade Christmas wreath's and our own designed Christmas cards and raised a total of £113.50p. Thank you so much Cat for everything you do for MOTS xx
6th November 2016
Mr and Mrs Hastings have donated their wedding fund of £350.00p to us. We are extremely grateful that they thought of us on their special day. We would like to wish them all the best, lots of love and happiness for the future.
5th November 2016
Isobel Richardson choose day 50 of our challenge and she has kindly donated £50.00 to us. Thank you so much for your support.
3rd November 2016
Mark Rodgers, a manager within NHSBT, put together a team who completed a sponsored bike ride to raise the importance of organ donation on International Project Management Day. Mark contacted us and asked if they could raise the funds for MOTS after he had saw a video link, Emma had prepared for a conference he attended. They started at the ODT HQ in Bristol, then cycled to Bath, Southmead and finished their trip at Stoke Gifford. They also stopped at hospitals within the route and left some of our leaflets to let people know who we are. We would just like to say a big Thank you to all the guys who took part in the ride and supported us. They raised a whooping £1783.20p!!
18th October 2016
Gary Palmer, one of our valued committee members, sadly lost his mum Olga in October. Olga was a wonderful woman who had a big heart and beautiful soul and she was loved by many. Gary has donated £260.00p to MOTS, which was collected at her funeral, in memory of his mum. Thank You Gary, Linda, Lorraine and all of Olga’s family. Fly high with the angels Olga xxxx
5th October 2016
Our 80 day Christmas Countdown Challenge begins. We are looking for any fundraisers who would like to choose a number from the countdown and they would have to raise the funds to match the number of the day. Our countdown ends on the 23rd December, so if you would like to take part, please get in touch.
Larry Carter chose day 80 of our challenge and he has kindly donated £80 to MOTS. Thank you Larry and Sue for your continued support.
19th September 2016
Emma, Sam and Alex Geiger went to Addenbrookes Hospital to attend a Small Bowel conference. They had a stall there where they gave out information about MOTS to Nurses from Addenbrookes and from the other hospitals that were also invited. Emma and Alex also gave a joint presentation at the conference on their transplant journey. The staff were able to see how different every patient’s journey can be. The presentation was met with some tears and laughter and the staff were grateful to hear their stories and to be able to have feedback from patients. Well done Emma and Al on giving a great and productive speech!!
30th May 2016
Elaine Williams organised a team to complete the Bridgnorth Walk. The team members are Sarah Arbuckle, Hannah Goss, Tony Hayward and Grace Mottram and between them they have raised a huge amount of £1536.63p and have donated this to us. This was Elaine's 9th walk and she has taken part in 10 consecutive years. She work as a Special Educational Needs (SEN) Teaching Assistant and this year she asked one of the pupils, Toby Swain and his Mum and Dad to nominate a charity for the team and they chose MOTS!. At the time of the Walk, Sarah Arbuckle and Hannah Goss were also working as Teaching Assistants at St John’s RC Primary School in Bridgnorth. Tony Hayward and Grace Mottram are friends of Elaine's from Claverley village and are huge supporters of the Walk! We are very grateful to you for choosing us to be your sponsored charity. Thank You Elaine and all the guys that took part in the walk, hope you didn't have too many blisters!
26th March 2016
This is one of the saddest posts we have had to write. Terry Faber, one of our valued committee members passed away with his loving family by his side. Terry was a true gentleman and had such a caring and generous nature. He will be missed greatly by all of us at MOTS and we are thinking of his family at this heart-breaking time. Fly high with the angels, Terry xxxx
28th February 2016
Kye Palmer took part in the Brighton Half Marathon and raised a brilliant £540.63p for us. Thank You Kye, your a star!
23rd February 2016
Our AGM took place at the Four Horseshoes in Basingstoke. We introduced Helen Walters and Gary Palmer as our new committee members and our new Secretary, Amanda Watts. Our AGM minutes will be available for you to view shortly.
12th January 2016
Committee member, Cat Hamiliton raised £75.00 from having her very own craft stall selling homemade items. Well done Cat!
06th January 2016
We received a donation of £250.00p from EasyJet Airlines.
29th December 2015
Helen Walters held a craft fair and raised £20.00. Helen is also going to be joining our committee, so welcome to the team!
05th December 2015
Emma and Sam hosted a Magical, Disney Christmas Party at the Bettws Rugby Club. In total, a whopping £1017.20p was raised. A BIG thank you to everyone who attended!
23rd November 2015
A few of the shops in Emma’s local area took part in an awareness week and in total raised £45.43p. Many thanks to Bettws Post Office, Bettws Chemist and the Bettws Bakers for collecting for us.
Also FreeSpirit, who are one of our sponsors, donated £75.00p to us, which we will be able to use on further promotional products.
5th November 2015
Mr Knight, family and friends together collected £930.00p at the funeral of Mrs J Knight. Thank you so much for your generosity, kindness and for thinking of us at such a difficult time. Our love and thoughts are with you xxx
7-13th September 2015
During Transplant Week and MOTS' Awareness Week we achieved some great things. Each day we shared member's stories on our charity page reaching thousands of people every day. We also distributed material in and around where we live to raise Awareness for MOTS and organ donation.
We were happy to use some of MOTS' funds to provide some of our members with some great summer packs. Steria Accounts kindly choose to raise money for MOTS during September, October and December, and raised a fantastic £756.16. Thank you so much. xxx
20th June 2015 Aaron Munson took part in the Harwich Sprint Triathlon for MOTS. Thank you.
8th May 2015 We have ordered the much anticipated drinks machines for the Transplant Units Addenbrookes, Cambridge & Churchill, Oxford.
11th April 2015 Sally Anne Hart's Walk of Hope, raffle, bag pack & shop collections raised an incredible £3970.24 (including gift aid), and little hero, 7 year old, Kyle accompanied her on the Walk of Hope and raised an additional £225 for MOTS.
10th April 2015 Grahame & Steve from Carlsberg raised a fabulous £930, for their Motown night. Thank you so much for organising this for MOTS.
25th April 2015 Susie Bavington, family & friends, donated an amazing £ 1376.25 at her husband, Dave Bavington's, MOTS member & transplant recipients, funeral. Thank you & thinking of you all.
8th March 2015 A massive thanks to Laura Sturdee, who ran the Surrey Half Marathon and raised £445.
25th February 2015 We are pleased to announce Jodie Morgan (JM Events) have decided to support MOTS throughout the year.
15th January 2015
We won £50 from Green Token Scheme, in Asda Pill.
18th December 2014: We were delighted to receive £6,000 from Takeda Pharma, our first corporate funding.
We were so pleased with the response we got from the 80 day Christmas challenge, which so many people contributed to. We raised an incredible £4813.48. Sam Williams kicked this off with her Cardiff Half Marathon on 5th October, raising £400 & this also included our very successful annual Christmas Family Fun Evening on 6th December.
16th October 2014: We held our 2nd AGM
For minutes please click here
2th Sept 2014: Updates, Dates and on the Up!
MOTS is pleased to announce that the charity continues to grow, with more members along with a greater presence on social media as well via Twitter and Facebook followers. There are ongoing negotiations with King's College Hospital and Birmingham Hospital as MOTS expands to support patients from these transplant centres as well.
21st July 2014: Aware, packed and supportive!
Several items today, the first of which was a hugely successful National Transplant Awareness Week campaign running from the 7th to 14th of July. MOTS ran stalls at University of Wales, Addenrbookes, Fazakerely, Altnagelvin, King's College and St Mark's Hospitals , and a stall at Spinney Surgery in St Ive's.
Also, a small crew got together to pack bags and ran a stall at Asda Duffryn in South Wales and raised the respectable sum of £263.82, with a big thank you to those that gave us their coins that day!
Lastly, some great news is that MOTS will now be officially supporting the patients of Churchill's Hospital in Oxford as they do the patients of Addenbrookes Hospital. This is a huge step forward as the charity expands its support and we are looking forward it!
5th July 2014: Congratulations to Gary and Linda on their wedding day!
Today one of our members Gary Palmer is getting married to his lovely soulmate Linda Mellis, all of us at MOTS want to wish you all the luck, good health & happiness and wish you many happy fun-filled memories, love from all at MOTS. Gary and Linda will also be having a collection on the day to raise funds - thank you!
29th May 2014: 1000th Like on Facebook and well done Andrew Proctor!
On the 25th Andrew Proctor ran the Edinburgh Marathon in support of MOTS in the amazing time of 3 hrs, 57 minutes and 8 seconds raising the staggering sum of £471.20. Well done Andrew and many thanks, and for those wishing to donate follow the justgiving link!
The MOTS Charity Page has reached over 1000 likes now, with a little help from a T-shirt incentive for the 1000th liker. Well done Liam John Millar!
23rd May 2014: Kirsteen's memorial collection.
A big thank you to all Kirsteen's family and friends for their generosity at Kirsteen's memorial. The total donated including Gift aid was £956.40p, your kindness is much appreciated and will help so many people. Thank you so much, love from everyone at MOTS.
21st May 2014: Wedding Bells are ringing! Congratulations Katrina!
Today is Katrina Evan's wedding, as well as wishing her and her betrothed good luck and best wishes for the day, we also send loads of thanks from everyone at MOTS for the donations on behalf of ourselves and Macmillan Cancer Support. Thanks!
20th May 2014: Feeling Hungry?
Want a delicious food recipe and to eat healthily? Well, our new diet page is full of ideas where you can do just that, hop on over and have a look!
It was also decided at our last AGM that MOTS would transition over to a membership system, you can read more about the benefits of being a member here.