Raising funds for children's brain tumour research
I'm raising funds for the work of the Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre (CBTRC), based at The University of Nottingham.
Every week in the UK, 10 children are diagnosed with a brain tumour, and the disease kills more children than any other type of cancer. We can only change this through research . Every pound raised through this Jumpstart campaign will go directly to the work of the amazing researchers at the Centre.
Why 20 spoons in june?
This year marks the 20th anniversary since the CBTRC was first established. So throughout June, I will be making 20 spoons to give away to anyone who donates £15 or more to the cause. Each spoon will be hand-made from locally sourced hardwood using a few basic (but razor sharp) hand tools. (Some of the wood may even be from the University grounds!)
If you find that all the spoons have been claimed, but you would still like to give, then just pledge £15 or more using the '£1 reward' option at the top, and I will send you a spoon from the next batch....but you may have to wait a little longer for delivery.
As you can see from the examples below, the spoons I make are quite rustic. I am far from being an expert and you will see lots of knife marks and mistakes. But they are all perfectly functional and so long as you can avoid putting them in the dishwasher, they will last for years.
small salad servers:
scrambled egg spoontula:
pocket eating spoon:
French roux spoon:
please sponsor and share
Everything raised here really will make a difference to children with brain tumours and their families. Please sponsor me before 30 June. if you could also use the social media buttons to spread the word, that would be brilliant.
If you would like to know more about the Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre, or maybe even consider doing something to raise funds yourself, please visit the Life Cycle Page:
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Thanks to your generous support, we've raised £331 to help improve things for children battling brain tumours. The money will go to the brilliant team of researchers at The University of Nottingham's Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre. To find out what else you can do to support this great cause go to www.nottingham.ac.uk/lifecycle
If you've donated £15 or more then I will be sending out your spoon in a week or two, as soon as the linseed oil has had chance to cure. Here are the ones I have made:
Wow! Thanks everyone who has kindly pledged so far. I'd better get making spoons while the sun shines. Thanks as well to Saul, John and the banks of the Soar for providing these raw materials....
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