Our aim:

Our aim is to raise funds to allow for provision of specialist items, equipment, resource and support which may be required by children with complex needs in areas covered by a "PL" postcode. Please join us on a journey to help make significant difference to the lives of those children.

E-mail : admin@pl-ease.org.uk

Sunday, 21 September 2008

It's free!

Our next event has been finalised - and it's free!

We have booked an evening at the Mount Pleasant Inn (opposite the Plymouth Pavilions) on Saturday 25th October.

We have a local band, CONTRAST, who will be playing 60's / 70's covers from about 7.45pm onwards. It will be a great opportunity to come along and find out about the charity - and it's FREEEEEE!

Many thanks to the Mount Pleasant Inn, and to CONTRAST for offering their services free of charge.

If you want to find out more about us, please just turn up on the night. If you need more info about the event, please e-mail us at admin@pl-ease.org.uk

Hope to see you all there.


Sunday, 14 September 2008


We are now looking to put an event on to help raise awareness of the charity, and also to sell any raffle tickets that we are looking to produce.

We have local band lined up, and are currently looking to finalise arrangements on venue. The date is likely to be Saturday 25th October. Keep watching this space.... We hope to make the event free entry, and then have leaflets on tables to show where the charity has come from, where it is going, and to generally raise awareness. I know a lot of people in the area with children with special needs can't afford to keep stumping up large sums of money to support charity events. With this in mind, we are looking to have this as a free-entry night. Bit of 60's / 70's music, and a raffle.

Have been looking on 'myspace' at musicians in the Plymouth area. Never realised how much talent there is. This has got me thinking about arranging a bigger music event (I would say 'gig' if I was about 20 years younger...). I have e-mailed a couple of local acts and they have all come back with a positive response! Wow!!! Again, all we need to do is find a venue, secure a date, and away we go. What a great way of raising money for a local charity - showcasing local talent, for local people. Everyone goes home happy!

Have a good week!


Tuesday, 9 September 2008

..and more money...

Our two intrepid abseilers raised a total of £188 for the charity. Very many thanks to Debbie and Phil. With the steady flow of money into our charity account, we can now start to look at requests for support from families in the PL area.

We have also written to a number of other supermarkets requesting permission for bucket collections between now and the new year. Hopefully a couple of these will prove positive, and allow us to raise more money and awareness.

Finally, if you want to see an excellent example of spending money on children's education, have a look at http://www.thisisplymouth.co.uk/news/Pride-goes-parade/article-313914-detail/article.html. What a terrific achievement! Must be the first time in ages that so many children have actually been looking forward to going back to school. Wouldn't it be great if this became the standard for school buildings across the Plymouth area?

Bye for now

Thursday, 4 September 2008


Made the first cash payment into our bank account today. In total we paid in £139 (of £146-46) from the bucket collection. Our kids enjoyed putting all the pennies, 2p's, 5p's etc into bags for the bank. Money that we couldn't make up to £1, £5 etc to fill a bank cash bag, has been kept as petty cash - until our next bucket collection. Recall an article from the banks saying how many millions of pounds were effectively out of circulation because people had pennies, five p's etc stored at home. Would make things easier if they accepted pennies rather than ask for them to be collected in bags of £1. We had thought about putting the cash into one of those cash collector machines that you see outside supermarkets and around town - but the charges seem a bit on the high side.

Great feeling to be paying our first pile of cash into the account. We also handed over our first standing order for regular payment by a donor (thank you!!!) into the account. £6 a quarter - all helps. We have additional standing order forms if anyone else would like to make regular contributions to our charity. This can be made weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually....

Following on from last Saturday's collection, we have now written to another set of supermarkets asking for permission to hold a collection between October and March of next year. See how it goes. Might be looking for volunteers to help!! Let us know if you are willing and able.

Bye for now,