|Heads up everyone! On the 21st or May it’s Wig Wednesday! One big special day when people across the UK will be donning a wig to raise vital funds for children and young people all over with cancer.|
|So who are CLIC Sargent?
CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. They provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help people cope with cancer and get the most out of life. Basically they are heroes and have help so many people across the land which is why we’re giving them as much support as possible!
How can you get involved?
Well! To get stuck in your can Sign up online or contact the Wig Wednesday team on 08451 212 492 for more information….
|You can even do it at work! Get your colleagues, senior managers, directors and CEO’s involved in the wig-tastic fun this year! Find out how your business can take part in Wig Wednesday to help raise funds for this amazing charity.
Check out some of the big names getting involved!
|So there you have it folks! Get stuck in, have some fun and raise some money for this brilliant cause. We sure will be!|
|Anyone you know taking part or is you work getting in the swing of thing? Let us know what you’re up to and where by leaving a comment below.
Thanks everyone xoxo
|Can you believe it’s that time again?!
Yep this weekend sees another whopping 40,000 brave runners line up and set of on the epic 26.2 miles course around the heart of London as they raise huuuuge amounts of money for some simply amazing causes.
The race begins in Greenwich, and will see the dedicated runners get a first-class tour of London’s biggest and best-loved tourist attractions including the Cutty Sark ship, Tower Bridge, Cleopatra’s Needle, the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament. The runners then take their last few steps down The iconic Mall before completing the race in front of Buckingham Palace. Cool huh!
Raising money for countless amount of amazing causes, this spectacular event (that gets us out of breath just thinking about it) is a real highlight of the calendar and partly for one reason….for us a least…. the costumes!
Yep you name it and we’re sure someone has dressed up as it and run the full length of the course! Deep sea divers, Cavemen, donkeys, superheroes…the lot! And all in the name of raising money to help those in need.
One of the best parts of getting to watch such an amazing event for us is picking out some of these fab costumes and ultimately thinking….’how can you possible run 26 miles in that?!’
To highlight some of our own costume heroes, we’ve picked out some of our personal favourte runners from the past few years. Take a peep and see if you can spot any like these this year….
|…and of course this guy!|
|We would just like to say a MASSIVE good luck to everyone taking part this year!
Are you watching it or taken part this year? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
|That’s right folks today is the big day!
Yep World Book Day is once again here for the 17th year and is looking bigger and better than ever with some amazing initiatives and ideas to get as many people reading and loving book including some total classics.
|So what’s World Book Day you ask?
World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide effort, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world. Wowzers!
The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage kids all over to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own by sending schools packs of Book Tokens.
As part of this, schools and kids everywhere go all out and dress up for the day as their favourite characters and take part in some fun school activities.
|This year we’re celebrating in style (sadly not by dressing up) with our very own offer for you lovely peeps. For a limited time only we’re offering 10% off all TruffleShuffle Roald Dahl clothing including designs inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Twits, Danny The Champion of the World, James and the Giant Peach, The Witches and more!
|To save big on classic t shirts simply enter voucher code DAHLDISCOUNT14 at the checkout. That’s it!|
Don’t forget to check out our complete collection of book t-shirts that have been inspired by a whole range of classic books and authors.
Are you doing anything fun to celebrate and get stuck in?
We moustache you a question!
The start of November has arrived! What does this mean? MOVEMBER! For anyone unsure about what this is – it’s an amazing month long campaign involving the growing of moustaches to raise awareness of prostate cancer and other male cancer initiatives. By encouraging men to get involved, Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Besides getting an annual check-up, the Movember Foundation encourages men to be aware of any family history of cancer, and to adopt a more healthy lifestyle.
Throughout the month of November, TruffleShuffle will be running a competition, involving all your best Movember pictures!
All you have to do is take a pic of you rocking your moustache and send it to email@example.com. We’ll then upload it to a Facebook album – the picture with the most ‘likes’ will land the owner £50 to his Movember account, along with a TruffleShuffle gift voucher! The picture can be as serious or as silly as you like – and of course, if you’re rocking a TruffleShuffle tee it can only work in your favour huh?
The 80’s, and the TruffleShuffle shelves are filled with inspiration…
Whatever style you go for – we want to know about it!
Things to bear in mind when taking part in the TruffleShuffle Movember competition:
All entries have to be emailed to us before 9am on Monday the 26th of November (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The competition will run up until (and including) the 30th of November (plenty of time to get all your friends involved too).
Only one entry per person will be put into the public vote.
If the winner does not have a valid Movember account, the winnings will be donated directly to a cancer charity listed on Movember.com.
Winner will be announced on the 1st of December!
We were contacted by Louise Meek and Abigail Bannatyne, who had decided to take on this year’s Bristol Half Marathon and as a local Bristol company we offered to sponsor the girls! Lou (right) and Abi have been training hard for months and as the race day is nearly here we thought we introduce our two crazy brave runners!
Lou and Abi have chosen to raise money for 3 charities close to them, Make A Wish, Lupus Research and BRACE – you can read a bit about each of the charities and the work they do below:Make-A-Wish Foundation UK grants magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening illnesses. The charity was founded in the UK in 1986 and since then we have granted over 6,500 magical wishes to children and young people aged between three and seventeen years old. There are over 20,000 children in the UK living with a life-threatening illness and we believe that every one of them deserves to experience the magic of a Make-A-Wish wish. Anyone can refer a child to us. This year alone, around 1,200 children will turn to Make-A-Wish to have their special wish granted. A small and dedicated team of professional wishgranters works alongside hundreds of volunteers to turn our children’s wishes into reality. Whether a wish is to be a princess or a train driver for the day, own the latest TV or computer equipment, meet a favourite celebrity or just enjoy some special time away from home with their family, a wish come true brings so much to a child’s life and provides memories that last a lifetime for the whole family.
Make A Wish is an amazing charity that gives children with terminal illnesses one last wish in their life from meeting JLS to going to Disneyland… This is such a great cause and very close to Abi’s heart.
LUPUS UK is the only National Registered Charity supporting people with Lupus. Lupus is a chronic incurable autoimmune disease that can affect the joints and almost every major organ in the body, including the heart, kidneys, skin, lungs, and brain. With Lupus, the immune system, which is designed to protect against infection, mistakenly attacks the body’s own tissues and organs causing inflammation and damage in the joints, muscles and organs.
One of Lou’s closest friends has this illness, and she is a true inspiration. Lupus needs so much more research and injections of cash and we are proud to be raising some much needed funds for them.
BRACE raises money to fund research into Alzheimers and other dementias. It’s about hope – the hope, based on solid science, that we will understand, control and finally beat dementia. Dementia is a physical illness of the brain, but the human experience of it is loss of memory and ability to cope, destruction of personality and loss of relationship. It is more common than is generally realised, affecting 1 in 50 people aged 65-70 and as many as 1 in 5 over 80. In rare cases, it can strike young adults and even children. It is truly a profound form of suffering. That is why a charity that provides hope is essential. BRACE is a West Country charity, based in Bristol and currently funding scientists in the same region. However, dementia is a problem for the whole human race and the benefits of the research are therefore global.
This is something Lou has had to experience firsthand with her lovely Nan. They are quite a forgotten charity and we are so proud to raise money for them.
If you would like to sponsor Lou and Abi you can visit their Virgin Money Giving page to help raise money for these three amazing charities.
We will be there on Sunday 30th September to cheer on the girls and everyone else running for fantastic causes so be sure to look out for them and give them a wave – you will spot them in their TruffleShuffle.com sponsored t-shirts!
It’s a tough challenge and we wish them all the very best of luck 🙂