The t day Appeal has enlisted the help of various celebrities who have donated signed t-shirts and memorabilia to help raise vital funds for the three local charities, which all support children and young children with disabilities within the county. Individuals, businesses, schools & colleges will be able to bid for t-shirts signed by their favourite celebrities which include well-known sports, music and TV heroes, including a signed t-shirt by the entire Gloucester Rugby club team including James Simpson-Daniel, a signed t-shirt by Cheltenham Town football team, an England rugby shirt signed by the England rugby team that played Ireland in the 6 Nations, a Manchester United shirt signed by John O'Shea, a signed Madonna tour t-shirt, shirts signed by TV's David Attenborough and the Flying Gardner - Chris Beardshaw. Also up for auction is a Limited Edition Ashes print signed by the England Cricket Squad and many more items.
If you would like to bid for your own celebrity signed t-shirt and help local charities at the same time, please visit the Appeal's new website at www.tday.co.uk and click on the link to the 'Celebrity T-shirt Auction'. The auction will close at 12pm on t day - Friday 12 May. This is the only dress down day in Gloucestershire that directly fundraises for charities within the county. t day 2006 promises to be bigger and better than ever! It's not too late if anyone would like to donate signed items.
To donate an item, for more information or if you or your company would like to be involved in this year's appeal please contact Dave Stallworthy on 01452 725935.
Gloucestershire t day 2006 is officially launched
The Gloucestershire t day Appeal 2006 was officially launched on 22 March, starting the Appeal's eighth fundraising year within the county.
t day committee members, existing supporters from the local business community and also new organisations keen to support the appeal met on Wednesday for the official t day2006 launch. The launch, held at the National Star College, Ullenwood, Cheltenham, was a great opportunity for people to hear from each of the charities that benefit from t day and also for the appeal organisers to share their latest fundraising initiatives.
A representative from each of the benefiting charities; The Spring Centre, National Star College and the Severn Sound Money Mountain described how their charities support children and young people in the county and how easy it is for companies, schools and organisations get involved with t day. In previous years the appeal has raised thousands of pounds for young people in the county.
Joe Smith, aged 18 and a first year student at the National Star College also contributed at the launch by sharing his experiences of being at the college and this showed what a valuable asset the college and the other charities are to young people in the community.
The annual t day appeal - Friday 12th May - sees thousands of people across the county pay a pound to wear a t-shirt or casual clothing to work, school or even home. Every pound raised from t day goes directly to the three Gloucestershire based charities; so put the date in your calendar now.
Chairman of the t day Appeal, Darren Stevens commented:
"The launch of t day 2006 was a great success. We were delighted that existing supporters of the appeal shared in the launch with us and were happy with the interest from several new organisations wanting to support t day. This year when supporters sign up for t day we will issue them with a fundraising pack, we will also be including a quiz designed exclusively for t day that can be completed by companies, schools, groups or individuals to help with fundraising. For the second year running we will also be hosting an online celebrity t-shirt auction. This proved a great success last year with signed t-shirts donated by Madonna, Embrace, Stephen Hendry, Natalie Imbruglia, Gloucester Rugby Club etc."