Sign up for an online letter writing workshop and learn how to lift the spirits of others while raising money for a cancer charity appeal.

The event is part of a series of activities planned by Sue Ahmad  and her friend Tara Cotton to raise money for Guy’s Cancer Centre to thank them for the support they gave Sue during her cancer diagnoses.

The online zoom writing workshop hosted by From Me to You takes place on March 14 7pm to 8pm and is full of tips on how to write to friends, family and even strangers, via the donate a letter programme.

Sue said: “It’s so lovely to receive a handwritten letter. While I was having cancer treatment and feeling extremely isolated, the letters received ‘From Me to You’ really lifted my spirit and gave me something to look forward to. I would save it up to read in a moment of stillness as I had so many chaotic appointments.”

All that is requested to take part is a donation of £5 or more.

You can book your place on this workshop here

In addition there is a raffle with an array of top prizes including: tickets for the Crystal Palace Football Club match against Leeds Utd, a golf day at North Downs, a year long gym membership at énergie Fitness Thornton Heath and personal trainer sessions from Gloves not Gunz.

Here are a list of the events planned so far:

Next Tuesday (March 12): Gloves not Guns which runs community sports sessions in Norbury Park  teaching boxing, jiu jitsu, yoga and fitness are hosting a 24 hour sponsored padathon.

Saturday March 26: is the The Big fundraising Charity Day at The Prince George on The High Street which will include: a fun Bake Off judged by local ex Great British bake off Contestant Jairzeno and Tracey from Essence of Cake. 

Categories for children and adults in naked bake, decorated cake or cupcakes.

Entry will be via eventbrite and entry forms and rules will be available soon. 

All bakes will be cut and sold in aid of the charity. Bakes to arrive no later than midday and entry form must have been returned by March 14. Entry is £3 with 1st, 2nd and 3rd places for children and adults.

The event will also include face painting, mascots, guess the teddy name, guess the number of sweets and much more.

Local artist and resident Karen Barnett who runs Art in the Park in Grangewood Park will host a fun art workshop  in the pub making beautiful bird bunting to take home and admire. 

The session is suitable for children and adults. 

Sessions start midday, 1 and 2pm. Book your place at eventbrite with a £3 to book a place

The Guides and Scouts are running a badge making stall with fridge magnet and key rings  for sale with all proceeds to the Charity.

There will also be an amazing artist drawing caricatures, karaoke and a live band from 5pm.

On Sunday April 24: A sponsored walk is planned in Thornton Heath Rec from 11am to 2pm. 

If you would like to get involved in Sue’s fundraising bid or to find out more about an event and donate a raffle prize then contact Sue on:  07710 132858

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