We are incredibly grateful to the companies, organisations and individuals who have supported Star Throwers over the years. Below are some quotes from these organisations as to why they have chosen to support Star Throwers and what it means to them.
This year we have been chosen as ‘Charity of the Year’ by the Norfolk Constabulary. During 2019 they will be fundraising through online raffles, employee and public events and supporting Star Throwers’ events.
Chief Constable Simon Bailey said:
I’m pleased to announce this year’s force charity is going to be Star Throwers. This is a local charity based in Wymondham which provides support to cancer patients and their families. This is a great cause and well worthwhile so I would ask everyone to support the charity where they can.
Hussey Knights have supported Star Throwers for a number of years in several ways, including having a collection tin on their premises and recently printing a banner for our 10th anniversary ball free of charge.
Janet Coleman, Account Manager said:
“We are proud to support Star Throwers, by having a collection box in our shop. This is such a worthwhile charity and the support they carry out for cancer sufferers and their families is second to none, we congratulate them on celebrating their 10th Anniversary and were honoured to help supply a banner to promote this event.”
Moneyproperties have supported Star Throwers for many years, Mick Money is a Patron for the charity and also does great work in spreading awareness of the work of the charity. In January 2019 we received another cheque from Moneyproperties for £1527.03 which makes a total of £2727.03 which represents 1% of their selling fees for 2018, a wonderful gesture from a local company to Star Throwers. Mick Money said:
“ I have been a keen supporter of Star Throwers for many years now mainly through my good friend and previous patron Les King who sadly passed away three years ago now. However, prior to his passing Les asked me if I would continue with his good work for Star Throwers by becoming a patron, this was an honour I gladly accepted.Firstly, I set up the Les King memorial football matches which are played in July in conjunction with Wymondham Town Football Club and the Rotary Satellite Group of Wymondham as a pre season opener and in three years this event alone has raised over £12,000 in Les’s name.Secondly, I was founder member of the Rotary Satellite Group of Wymondham which has raised much needed funds for Star Throwers through quiz nights and metal detecting events over the past three years.Lastly, my family business Moneyproperties donates 1% of our fee for selling your home to Star Throwers which is really appreciated by our customers who also like to get involved in supporting a local charity which does so much for those affected by cancer.My one wish is that more and more local businesses will get involved in raising much needed funds for local charities such as Star Throwers and supporting the local community.”
We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to borne who have helped create this wonderful new website for Star Throwers. Borne have worked on our new logo, our new ‘look’ and created this website so we can work more efficiently and tell more people about how Star Throwers can support them.
Carole Osborne, founder of the agency, said that working with Star Throwers has been a great opportunity to give back to the community:
“We’re thrilled to have been able to donate a new website to Star Throwers and we hope the new website design and functionality will help raise greater awareness to those that really need to access the services provide by Star Throwers. The organisation’s work is invaluable for many people and the whole borne team are pleased to have been able to help such a vital local charity.”
Fosters Solicitors chose Star Throwers as their Charity of the Year throughout 2018 and raised a fantastic £2735.72 through their ‘Charity Will Month’, dress down days, tombolas etc. Fosters supported Star Throwers with regular fundraisers, sponsoring our events, displaying a collection tin and dedicating their Charity Will Month in November.
“Star Throwers is a charity close to the hearts of many of our employees, which is why so many members of staff voted for them to be our charity of the year 2018. We have been honoured to support Star Throwers over the last year, to see the incredible effort and kindness and enthusiasm they put into everything they do, and to be able to help them continue to achieve the things they do is quite humbling.
Star Throwers appreciates any help they receive, no matter how big or small. For the people they support, there can be host of issues beyond the emotional turmoil that may seem daunting and overwhelming. We are happy to be able assist Star Throwers by providing a supportive approach to help people through the various legal obstacles which may arise out of such circumstances. We are so pleased to be able to get involved with such an incredible charity and look forward to seeing what amazing things they do next.”
The Rotary Satellite Group of Wymondham have been incredible supporters of Star Throwers, they regularly support the charity through helping organise fundraising events and fund projects such as a recent course for our massage therapists and new sofas for the centre.
“The Rotary Satellite Group of Wymondham was formed early in 2015 to encourage a younger membership to engage with their local community and to focus on fund-raising for local charities. We chose Star Throwers as one of our local charities to support in recognition of the important work they do to support local people affected by cancer. To date we have held numerous successful fundraising events and hope to continue to raise money to support them in 2019.”
We were chosen as one of the charity recipients of monies raised at the annual Great Ellingham Teddy Bear Festival. Star Throwers was donated £1500 by the committee, we had a bear in the village trail and a stall at the Fun Day – all these means of support help to raise awareness of Star Throwers and fund our services.