Mon 27 Feb 2017

Wear a Hat day 2017

On Friday 31st March schools, clubs and businesses in the area are invited to participate in National Wear A Hat Day to help raise funds and awareness for research into Brain Tumours.

If you would like to get involved, please get in touch!

To download a poster, please click here, Wear a hat day poster

To download a letter to take to your company, please click here, Wear a Hat Day Company Letter

To download a letter to take into school, please click here, Wear a Hat School Letter

To view our press release, please click here Wear a Hat Press Release

Wed 03 Aug 2016

Narborough Fete

On Sunday 31st July 2016, members of Red Wellies attended the annual fete in Narborough, Norfolk. Here they held a tombola stall which raised £120.10. A great day was had by all.

Pictured: Lisa's mother Rosalie, grandson Caleb and auntie Trisha on the stall.

Thu 25 Feb 2016

Pamper Evening


Deers Leap, South Wootton is hosting a pamper evening this Saturday 27th February raising funds for Red Wellies.

The event has been arranged by Jem events and looks set to be a fantastic evening. Guests can have lots of treatments from massage to tarot readings. You also have the chance to shop and try new products at one of the many stalls there.

The event, which is free to enter, begins at 7 and we'd love for you to join us and help raise some money!

Thu 25 Feb 2016

The Little Retreat

The Little Retreat, Downham Market, is offering free Microblading treatments to anyone who has lost their eyebrows due to chemo.

Microblading is the process of adding pigment under the skin, using a tiny blade, to give the illusion of eyebrows. This treatment usually costs £200 however, the owner Jason Larkman, is offering it for free. All he asks in return is that a donation (of any size) is made to the cancer charity of his choice - and he chose Red Wellies!

We are extremely honoured to be part of this. It is a brilliant idea and will help so many people regain their confidence when they need it most.

If you'd like more information, call 01366389731.

Sun 14 Feb 2016

Matalan Collection

Red Wellies, once again, worked with Matalan King's Lynn to hold a bucket collection. It's always a pleasure to be there, working with generous staff and customers.

Sun 14 Feb 2016

King's Lynn Mart supports Red Wellies for the 4th year

The Showman's Guild (Norwich and Eastern Counties Section) has, once again, decided to support Red Wellies throughout their two week stay in King's Lynn.

For hundreds of years (812 to be precise), the Mart has been bringing family entertainment to the Tuesday Market Place in the form of rides and side stalls, and for the past 4 years they have supported Red Wellies.

This year they presented us with a cheque of £250. As usual, it's been a pleasure to catch up with The Showman's Guild and to be working with them for another year.

Thu 11 Feb 2016

4 Years of Red Wellies!

Today marks the fourth anniversary of our official launch!

I can't believe it has already been 4 years since we started - it only seems like yesterday that the original trustees were huddled around my grandparent's table with tea and biscuits working out how to run a meeting. Now we're holding meetings about our upcoming lab launch at Addenbrookes hospital!

We've seen a number of trustees come and go over the years and we thank each and every one of them for all their hard work and commitment. We'd also like to thank each and every one one of you, our supporters, for your continued fundraising, promoting etc. We would not have been able to achieve anything without you.

It's been a wonderful 4 years and we're looking forward to seeing where the next 4 takes us. Hopefully we'll be even closer to our goal of beating GBM and other brain tumours!

Tue 19 Jan 2016

Thank You

Everyone at Red Wellies would like to thank the following people for their recent fundraising:

  • Lindsay Van Dyke for her time and effort that went into planning a 'Winter Wonderland' themed ball which was held at The Duke's Head Hotel in King's Lynn. Funds raised were divided between Red Wellies and 3 local schools and we received a £100 donation.
  • Trisha Moore who raised £40 through selling our Red Wellies badges at Pentney Bowls Club. (If anyone would like to purchase a badge please contact us).
  • The Sight and Sound Group for their Elvis tribute night at Pentney Bowls Club. The funds raised were split equally between Red Wellies and the Astro Fund charity and we received £636.89.
  • Staff at St German's Primary School who chose not to send Christmas cards in 2015 and donate the money to Red Wellies instead. We were very pleased to get a donation of £72 from them.
  • Staff and Key Stage 2 pupils of Ashwicken Primary School who raised money for Red Wellies by performing Christmas carols in the Tesco Superstore in King's Lynn. They raised over £200 and then event was extra special because Lisa's second cousin, Alfie Sirju, was in the choir.
  • Staff at King's Lynn Primark who raised £200 through doing various acitivities throughout the Vancouver Centre.

All of the money raised is greatly appreciated and goes towards our fight against Brain Tumours. We love working with members of the public to raise vital funds (although we didn't need to do any work thanks to the excellent bunch above!) and it is always nice to meet up with familiar fund-raising faces.

Thank you all once again, and we wish you all a happy belated 2016.

Mon 09 Nov 2015

Accounts Updates
  • Lisa's brother and Red Wellies trustee, Damien and his colleagues at Highway Garden and Leisure in Norwich, raised £135.05.
  • Lisa's parents, Rosalie and Mervyn, collected a cheque for £800 from Libra Charity Caravan club.
  • Around £200 was raised by Norwich and King's Lynn River Island stores (amount to be confirmed).
  • Mervyn raised £72.73 at Matalan in King's Lynn.

  • Lisa's niece, Madison Wiles, raised £74 at her school, Thorpe St Andrew in Norwich.
  • So far all of the NCS students have raised a fantastic £1293.89.

  • Barclay's bank in King's Lynn did a pop-up shop in their store raising £79.91.

  • And finally, £661.89 was raised by the Sight and Sound Elvis Charity Concert at Pentney Bowls Club.

Sat 31 Oct 2015

NCS Students Graduate

Through 2015, we have had the pleasure of meeting, getting to know and working with local youths who have been participating in the National Citizen Service. The summer saw us complete our second round of presentations from Lisa's father, Mervyn Wiles. From these presentations, two groups decided to work with us - Group Two 'Smells like Team Spirit' and Group One.

Group One kicked off events with a sponsored walk from King's Lynn to Hunstanton, where they stayed overnight in the Scouts hut before walking half of the same journey again the next day. In total they walked about 30 miles.

Luke Preston, a member of Group One said: "We chose Red Wellies as we were really moved by Mervyn's story and how strong he was. It inspired us to push ourselves that little bit further when we walked. We were all so proud when we finished as we knew we'd done it for a good cause." In total Group One raised around £500 (TBC).

Smells Like Team Spirit followed on by holding a fete in Watlington in September. The group had worked hard to find a location, live music, a stage, entertainment (including a climbing wall) and food trucks. The day was very successful, raising £457.19 which was split between Red Wellies and Norfolk Mind.

We were very pleased to be invited to the summer student's graduation, as VIP guests, where we were able to present some certificates to the graduates. Everyone looked very smart and it was an enjoyable evening. These two groups were filled with wonderful, hard-working students who were a credit to themselves and the course. Everyone at Red Wellies appreciates all of their time and effort that was put into raising money for us, and we wish them all the best in their futures.