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Sam’s Trust makes its first grant…

This year Sam’s Trust is supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

The first grant, a donation of £5,000, was given to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity this week.  The money was raised through various sponsored events, a Ceilidh, Poker Nights and the sale of handmade gift cards.  

£3,174 of this donation has helped to buy a new Platelet Incubator and Agitator.  This will be used by the blood transfusion laboratory to store platelets before they are given to patients, many of whom are undergoing treatment for cancer or leukaemia. 

The remaining £1,826 will go towards the Kiss it Better appeal.  This supports research to cut childhood cancer deaths and improve treatments for related chronic health conditions by pioneering new therapies.  Our donation will contribute towards the cost of employing and training three nurses supporting these medical trials.

If you’d like to help us raise even more for this very worthwhile cause, why not join us on Sunday 16 October for an afternoon of treasure-hunting in London.  For full details and to book, check out the Treasure Hunt link near the top of this page.

Treasure Hunt 16th October

Come and join us for an afternoon of treasure hunting on Sunday 16 October. In teams of up to 4 people you will be given clues and challenges which will take you accross central London. Finishing with a prize ceremony at a secret London location.

The cost is £8 per person (30p booking fee for online bookings). 

Places are limited, so book your place now using paypal (see the Treasure Hunt section of the website), or reserve a place for your team by emailling

** BE QUICK – Registration closes on 6 October!**

Amazing Fundraising Runs

Well done to Caroline and Alesha who have both raised fantastic amounts of money running for Sam’s Trust.

Caroline completed the British 10k on 15th July.  She raised £700 – with  extra sponsorship for finishing in under an hour.  

Alesha raised £710 running in the Bupa London 10k on 30th May. 

Good luck to Ali, who is running the Great North Run tomorrow!

We’re accepting donations

We’ve just made it easier to donate to Sam’s Trust.  

To make an online donation visit and click on the  Donate link.  From there you’ll be taken to the secure Paypal payment site, you don’t even need to have Paypal account.   

If you drop us an email with your name, address and confirm you are a UK taxpayer we can even add giftaid (more money for us at no cost to you!).


Thanks to Hollybush Primary School

On 13th and 14th of July Pupils in Years 4, 5 and 6 at Hollybush Primary School in Hertford performed a musical, Pirates of the Curry Bean. BIG thanks to everyone involved for raising a fantastic £264 for Sam’s Trust!

Charity Ceilidh Tickets – On Sale Now

Tickets are on sale now at £8 and there are several ways to buy one:

* Online (80p booking fee applies). To buy your ticket, visit

* Cheque or Bank Transfer – please email us for Sam’s Trust’s bank details.

* In Person (before 17th June). Tickets are available from contacts in Newcastle – please email us for details.