The work carried out by the DMH is emotionally demanding, so we do what we can to alleviate their day-to-day worries. We pitch in wherever they need us, be that around the hospice or out in the field, doing anything at our disposal to make their lives that little bit easier.
Total raised: £844
We partnered with the DMH to offer a fantastic prize at this year’s charity Golf Day. The event, which this year took place at Trentham Park, saw players compete to win a variety of prizes donated by businesses across Staffordshire. A £5,000 luxury holiday was on offer to the first player to score a hole-in-one at the 13th hole with our very own Jon and Chris there to bear witness to any sporting greatness. Relive the day here.
Dougie Mac's Bring A Pound Day was back! This year, Leighton jumped at the chance to dress like a parrot for the cause. And in true Blue Bay form, there was plenty of home-baked cakes to celebrate the ocassion as the pounds rolled in. But one question still remains, do parrots eat cake? The pics are right here.
Alex endured a Sunday morning with a twist as he took on Trentham Triathlon to raise money for the Dougie Mac. Alex faced ice-cold waters, unexpected punctures and the British September chill as he successfully completed the 750m swim, 20k bike and 5k run course. Incredible work, Alex! See the man himself in action right here.
Total raised: £105
The Blue Bay ladies dug out their bunny ears for a Saturday evening with a twist, the Dougie Mac's 10th Anniversary Moonlight Walk. The challenge involved 8 miles of pink as the moon did its thing, including an encounter with a very familiar spot en route: Blue Bay HQ. A Saturday evening well spent! See the snaps here.
We busted the cravings, desires and hankerings of our much-loved foodstuffs as we waved goodbye to our favourite things over lent. From firm favourites chocolate, biscuits and crips to cherised meat, macaroni and fine English tea, there was a whole host of indulgences off the menu. We caught it on camera right here.
Total raised: £376
Festive attire was out in full force as we hosted our very own Christmas Jumper Day. There were Santas, reindeer and sparkles galore along with a feast of gingerbread too, all in aid of our friends at the Dougie Mac.
The Dougie Mac's annual Bring A Pound Day hit town, a fantastic reason to bake sugar-laden treats to raise dollar for a good cause. We joined in at our local Morrison's store collecting pounds from all of the kind people of planet earth. Eyeball a snapshot of the antics here.
Selling paraphernalia kindly donated by mankind is a one of the ways the Dougie Mac raise extra dollar to help them do good. We went along to one of their shops to lend a hand sprucing the place up and getting the donations primed ready to sell on the shop floor. See the snaps of what we got up to here.
The Dougie Mac kindly invited us to their Big Thank You event on National Volunteers Week to acknowledge our volunteering contributions. The day was full of classic British Fayre antics, including Bayley's newfound favourite, hook a duck. He was a pro! A big thanks to the Dougie Mac for having us. Take a look at what else we got up to here.
After getting a taste of green fingered life once before, we couldn't help but head back to the Dougie Mac again for more gardening antics. Bayley loved getting his paws dirty to help keep the hospice's grounds looking ship shape! Browse through the snaps of our shenanigans here.
So, we got into the Christmas spirit, donned our Christmas jumpers, and took part in the aptly named 'Babycakes' quiz all in the name of fun and joviality. Inspired by the arrival of Chris's new bundle of joy, everyone paid a pound to take part in the quiz where they had to guess the name of the Blue Bay Team member from a photo of their cheeky chops aged 1-3 years old. There was pride and the Babycakes cake at stake! Huge congrats to Victoria Lawton for being a baby-naming ninja! All in all, a lot of laughs and extra cash for the very worthy Dougie Mac!
We jumped on board the Douglas Macmillan’s Bring A Pound Day to help them in their quest to raise as many pound as possible to provide care for adults with life limiting illnesses. We added all of our pounds to the collection and headed out to Tesco to give others the chance to get involved too. Read more about what we got up to, including our MASSIVE pounds, right here.
As a place focused on physical and psychological transitions, the DMH need peaceful places for relaxation and contemplation. We helped manicure the hospice’s gorgeous grounds by weeding, edging, and generally beautifying the greenery. You can see the fruit of our pottering here.