Today Blue Skye Thinking is launching a very special ‘Aim Skye High’ appeal to ensure we continue Skye’s legacy and help more children with cancer across the UK.
Through our work supporting research and treatment of childhood brain tumours, we want to ensure that all children diagnosed, will have a better chance of survival and a better quality of life post-treatment.
Our inspiration is Skye, a boy who refused to let the biggest cancer killer of children curb an incredible energy and imagination. His ambition to shoot for the moon drives us, and the groundbreaking research we're helping fund. Together we're bringing fresh thinking and great inventiveness to new and better treatments of childhood brain tumours and we need you, to support us in this mission.
This mindset is at the heart of our fundraising. It started with Loom to the Moon and it’s continuing with Aim Skye High, our new fundraising initiative for 2016.
Our target is £50,000. It sounds conventional enough, but our approach is
anything but. We're asking people to each think of a new and very different way to raise money, be it a few pounds or very many.
We want people to Aim Skye High: your fundraising ideas should be a little crazy, a touch unconventional, and really original. It could be something that no one’s ever thought of or done before. Or it could be a new twist on an old favorite: hold a Garden Party inside or shave off half a beard. All we ask is that you add your creativity and inspiration.
Why? Because it will demonstrate the power of blue sky thinking; because the more out of the box it is, the more talked about it will be; and because it’s exactly what Skye would have done.
The campaign will run until April 2017. We’re hoping that more and more people find more and more inventive ways to raise money as the year progresses. And that the result is a snowball of originality, creativity and achievement, that benefits those who take part as much as our charity.
Where will your money go?
Relapsed brain tumours carry the most devastating prognosis – fewer than 10% of children who relapse following current therapies will survive. We would like to fund a three year Post Doctoral research position at the renowned Northern Institute for Cancer Research, specialising in pioneering work on the biology of relapsed brain tumours in order to develop new targeted treatments. Having already raised £150k towards this new research project, we are already three quarters of the way to success, but need everyone’s help for the final push to raise the last £50k.
How to Help?
There are lots of ways you can support our appeal.
- Donate Directly
Text UPUP52 £3 to 70070
Send Cheque payable to Blue Skye Thinking
- Plan your own 'Skye High' Fundraising Event
Use free Fundraising Pack
Tell us so we can cover your story in the local paper
Help us with our in house fundraising events. Your skills are invaluable to us. From serving food at festivals to managing Instagram. WE need you!
For more details visit Volunteer for us