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Future Fundraising Events

Sponsored Tattoo Event
19 February 2010
Venue to be confirmed

In three months time, I'm going under the needle. Nothing drastic! Before you ask, at least I hope nothing drastic.

I'm giving YOU lovely people the chance to win the honour of picking my first tattoo.

For every £5 you donate your name is entered into the draw, and on the 19th of February one name will be picked out of the hat. It's so simple. So, if you donate £50, your name is entered 10 times and so on!

I'd like to add this will be my first tattoo! Oh, and one more thing, I'm completely terrified of needles. I really, really hope someone is kind to me but the final decision is not mine to have. Although I'm giving someone else the final say there are a few restrictions: I will not tattoo anything pornographic, sexist, or racist, no vulgarity or swearing, naked bodies or alcohol/drug paraphernalia. This has been done before and I'm taking inspiration from a lady called Jillian who lives in L.A. More details on her journey, and the tattoo she had done only 4 days ago!, can be found here:

I would love to raise £2000 for this event, and that is my target! Which means there will need to be at least 400 donations of £5. I would consider bringing the date forward, as well, if I manage to smash that target!

Obviously there is not space inside a tattoo parlour for 400 people to all stand and watch so PLEASE don't post 'I can't make it because I'm running along the Great Wall of Timbuktu in my bikini that day' type messages, they are truly disheartening and if any are posted just goes to show that no one really read this and just, well, from personal experience, it's really naff. I'll make sure to have a camera to hand and I will video the ACTUAL event.

There are so SO many ways to donate to this event as well! Via the donate page at you have details of how to pay via PayPal (Just make sure to note that you've donated for the Sponsored Tattoo) Cheques and cash will also be accepted so just message me for more details on that!

Picture submissions are greatly appreciated! Email me at and I'll post them here.

Events In Planning

Abba Tribute Night
Pamper Evening
Tabletop Sale
Coffee Morning
Car Boots
Quiz Night
80's Night

Completed Events

Jodie Barnes, a member of our Facebook group appeal organised a Bride & Groom Ball. Guests were asked to attend the event in their wedding dresses and groom attire. We would like to thank her for her brilliant effort in raising £1145 for Chelsa's new charity - Chelsea's Angels.

On 30 August, 5 guys from Booker began their 5 day bike ride from their Hatfield depot up to Livingston Depot, calling at Haydock on the way. This consists of 436 miles in total.

They had to dig deep and find the motivation to carry on with the event, knowing it was all too late for Chelsea. But they had put a a lof of work in with training and organising so carried on as a tribute to Cheslea.

TLS Vehicle Rentals provided the support vehicle fully liveried with the Cherish Chelsea Appeal logo's and rider names. Masternaut 3X, one of the UKs main vehicle tracking providers, donated a tracking device and set up a website that allowed everyone to follow on the internet the cyclists progress.

They did absolutely brilliant and with the support of their employer, Booker, they have so far managed to raise appx £8000. We are so grateful to them all and words cannot describe how grateful we all are.
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hatfield haydock livingston

A balloon race was organised prior to Chelsea's passing, but Helen Browne decided to move the date to nearer Chelsea's birthday to make it more special. It was held on Saturday 5th September at the Castle Theatre - Wellingborough. So far appx £100 has been raised. Awaiting results of furthest travelled balloon.

A kind lady, Susan Spence organised a Partylite (candles) party at her home, inviting her friends to support our appeal. She managed to raise £100 through commission of sales of goods. We are very grateful to her and her friends for their support.

Employees at Versalift UK Limited in Burton Latimer took part in an inter-company cricket match at Overstone Park Cricket Club for three-year-old Chelsea Knighton, of Irthlingborough on Friday.

The 22 players paid to take part in the match and the organisers also put on a fundraising barbecue and a raffle. They managed to raise £1500

Cricket club committee member Alison Shelford helped to organise the event with employees from the firm including her husband Darren, David Northover, Tony Snedka and Pete Smith.

She said: "People at the company heard about Chelsea through the Evening Telegraph and wanted to do something to help.

We thank them so much for wanting to help Chelsea, brilliant.


Sam Horne organised Ladies Nite II which took place at Silk, Midland Road, Wellingborough. Entertainment provided was two strippers, drag artist, disco and raffle from which she raised £360. We thank her so much for her hard work, committment and love for Chelsea.

Chris Easton, would like to say thank you for donations received for Chelsea Knighton Appeal before and at his 70th birthday celebration. He presented £635 to Chelsea and her family last week. So thank you to Chris for thinking of Chelsea and to his friends and family who helped him raise this brilliant amount.

The Elvis Tribute Nite, featuring "THE REBEL" took place on Saturday 13 June which also included a raffle where the 1st prize was 2 Take That Concert Tickets, donated by Kelly Barnett. The winner of those tickets was Kaz ( ticket 1841 ). List of all prizes/winners will posted as soon as we can.

In total we raised £2338 and we thank everyone that came along on the night, everyone that bought raffle tickets, Kev for doing the disco, Simon for your brilliant Elvis performance and The Embankment Club for working very hard behind the bar.

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A big thank you to Gary Knight, Booker employee who ran the London Marathon on Sunday 26 April 2009. Through sponsorship he managed to raise just over £1000. Well done for you huge effort and for supporting Chelsea.


Stagecoach held a Easter Egg competition and raised £300 for Chelsea's appeal. Thank you to all involved in supporting the event.

Chelsea's Nanny and Grandpa, Maggie & Mick organised a coffee morning which was held at Cafe 25, Irthlingborough. There was a tombola, tea/coffee and cake at £3 which Cafe 25 donated £1.50 of that to Chelsea's appeal. In total £196 was raised, which was brilliant. Thank you to Cafe 25 and all those that supported the event.

We decided to hold another Tabletop Sale to raise funds for both Chelsea and her 5 yr old cousin, Zach who also has the same disease and at the same stage.

There was many items left over from the last tabletop sale so we wanted to get rid of as much as possible.

It was held on Saturday 23 May at Tithe Barn in Wellingborough. There was lots of stalls, toys, books, clothes, bric-a-brac, tombola, refreshments and home made cake stall. We managed to raise just over £600 which will be split between the 2 appeals, Cherish Chelsea Appeal & Zac's Fight Appeal.

Thank you to all that helped on the day with unloading, setting up and looking after stalls. Also a big thank you to all those that donated home made cakes, everyone loved them

After seeing local business woman, Sam Horne put all her efforts into raising money for Chelsea, our local shopping centre felt they should get involved as it was in aid of a local girl. The Swansgate Centre in Wellingborough spoke to Sam and offered the centre as a venue.

So they allowed a fundraising day on Saturday 4 April where we could promote Chelsea's appeal and raise funds. This gave us a great opportunity to spread our appeal further afield and people could come and meet Chelsea. There was a tombola, name the teddy, raffle for a hamper donated by Booker Distribution. We had entertainment in the centre aswell, Mr Mudge, local magicians and Holly - a brilliant singer who also did a duet with Chelsea singing Dido - White Flag.

chelsea with mr mudge headshave infopoint

Sam Horne from Wendleberie Sweets also organised a Ladies Nite on Saturday 28 March. Well what a night, a great laugh had by all. Many thanks to all the people who helped out, the guys who let themselves be put up for auction, the waiters in their lovely underwear, Old Grammarians for providing the venue FOC, you were all fantastic. Over £700 was raised on the evening, many thanks

wendleberrie sweet event

On February 16th, an event was organised by Samantha Horne, owner of Wendleberie Sweets, in the Swansgate shopping centre, who assembled a team of fundraisers by asking customers to help out another customer. The team of 35 got together on Monday and raised £650.00 for the Cherish Chelsea Appeal on a sponsored walk around Wellingborough.

Sue Edgar works for Forever Living and spent a lot of time with Michelle trying to think of ways to raise the funds we needed. One of the ways Sue managed to raise some money was by gathering groups of ladies together to experience her products for free, either with a foot or hand massage, in the comfort of their own homes with their friends. They were then encourage to put money in the pot at the end of the night. She managed to raise £210 for Chelsea's appeal, which was brilliant, thank you to Sue and her friends.

Jonathan Furr decided 2 weeks before Christmas he would dress up as Santa and raise funds for Chelsea driving his Stagecoach bus with a collection. He then approached his employer to see if they would match what he had raised, they did more than that. They made it up to £1000 and this is brilliant. So thank you to Jonathan and Stagecoach for their support.

Fundraising 4 Charity worked extremely hard with their pantomine production of Cinderella, it was a brilliant success and was very funny. The theatre was packed out both nights and was enjoyed by all. They managed to raise £4000 for the appeal and we are so grateful to everyone who made it the success it was. Big thank you to those that supported the event as well by going to see it.


LMZF PS3 clan have chosen Chelsea to raise funds for through their website. They have been very generous in raising in excess of £633.00 so far, with additional personal donations from the members of the group. Kindest Regards to you all for being very kind.

Jayne Randall of Milton Keynes and a member of our Facebook group for Chelsea raised £207.00 through a sponsored walk and raffle. She has also worked very hard at writing letters on our behalf for raffle prizes and done really well. Thank you so much

David Wills of Grangewood, Northampton and his friend Barry Peynado, also of Grangewood, raised £1,000 for Chelsea by hosting quizzes at the Yeoman of England pub in Wootton and the Grange Inn in Grange Park. We attended a presentation of the cheque and met some very friendly and lovely people. Thank you all very much for your support

Fundraising 4 Charity held a tabletop sale on Saturday 15 November in Northampton. They managed to raised a fantastic £516.00 for which we are very grateful and pleased. Thank you

Morrisons allowed us instore to collect for Chelsea and we collected £100.00 in the 2 days we were there. Many thanks to them for this opportunity.

In Morrisons collecting

Leanne Aston organised a Christmas Shopping Fayre at Club Diana, on Sunday 7 December. Proceeds from the raffle helped to raised £225.06. Thank you Leanne for you hard work and all those that supported the event. Special thanks to Michelle at Club Diana for offering the club for free :-)

Fancy Dress Disco, Friday 5 Dec, organised by Alison Malin and Pat Weedy raised £740.00. Many thanks to everyone that came, kind donations for raffle prizes and the DJ's and Higham Working Mens Club for helping.

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Halloween Collection, Friday 31 October, saw Chelsea's mum and family dress up and collected £475.00. Many thanks to the people of Irthlingborough, Higham Ferrers and Rushden, and the landlords of all the pubs that allowed us to collect.

Halloween Collection

Members of the Rushden Windmill Club hosted a race night, Friday 21 November The event raised £155.00, thanks to everyone at the Windmill Club for their efforts and everyone who supported their event.

Elliot Sismey, of Kettering, had his back waxed by Cheryl at Simply Beauty in Rushden. Mr Sismey, who works with Chelsea's aunt Sam Knighton at Forces & Corporate Publishing in Rushden, has collected about £250.00 in sponsorship.

Raunds FC kindly allowed us to collect at one of their matches, Saturday 15 November. We managed to collect in the region of £150. Many thanks to the players, supporters and everyone at Raunds FC.

Tabletop Sale at Tithe Barn in Wellingborough, Saturday 4 October 2008. Raised £1338.37 in total. Thanks to all people who made donations, people that helped on the day and all those that attended the event on the day. Brilliant job done by all :-)

Kirsty, best friend of Emma, Chelsea's mum helped to organise and event at The Band Club Irthlingborough - 20th September. This involved a come and fetch it darts competition, raffle, quiz and name the rocking horse. They have raised in the region of £1700.00 Thanks to all involved.

Bean Bath at JJ's in Higham Ferrers

Alison Malin and Louise Smart completed their 8 hour sponsored bean bath event. Monies are still being collected, but looking in the region of £1499.00. Well done to them both, for putting up with being sooooooooo cold. Thank you.

Rushden Fire Service Charity Car Wash, fire fighters and volunteers washed cars from 10am till 4pm to raise funds for The Fire Benevolent Fund and Cherish Chelsea Fund. Raising £963.27 in total to be shared between the two. Thank you very much for all the hard work.

My husband works for Booker,Wellingborough and they decided their family fun day would raise funds for Chelsea. On September 6, Booker employees attended the fun day and helped raise in the region of £2000 - Many thanks to Booker and their employees

Booker Cheque Presentation

Asda in Rushden donated 100 tins of beans for the sponsored bean bath event and also let Alison and her mum collect more beans from shoppers. There was also a bucket collection whereby £480.00 was raised, with an additional 44 tins of beans donated.

Rushden & Diamonds FC, kindly allowed 10 volunteers to attend their Bank Holiday Monday football match to collect from the fans - we managed to collect £294.00 - kind thanks to Rushden & Diamonds and their fans - home and away.