April 17, 2015

La Tasca raises £1,000 for Team Margot Foundation

Simon Wilkinson, CEO of La Tasca came up with the idea of paella4margot - Thank you Simon !

Simon came up with the idea of Paella4Margot – Thank you Simon !


La Tasca chefs dish out Paella4Margot; Margot’s auntie Charlotte (R) & uncle Durand with Claire Bull from Team Margot, Wednesbury

Yesterday, Vicki, Charlotte, Durand (aka uncle Pie) & I were invited to Birmingham’s newest restaurant at the Barclaycard Arena for our first Team Margot Foundation fundraiser event since our charity was formed.

It all came about when Simon Wilkinson, CEO of La Tasca contacted me a few weeks ago asking what La Tasca could do to help fundraise & promote Team Margot Foundation. The Paella4Margot idea soon followed: the staff cooked a giant pan of paella and served plates of the authentic Spanish dish for £5 each, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Team Margot Foundation. They sold over 100 portions raising £500 and La Tasca generously doubled this to make a donation of £1,000.

Brilliant !

We were all really touched to be approached by the La Tasca team with this innovative fundraising idea for our new charity, Team Margot Foundation which supports people and projects close to our hearts – more specifically charities and research related to bone marrow / stem cell transplants, such as blood disorders like leukaemia and those caring for child cancer patients.

It was also really lovely to meet so many of you from Team Margot who had travelled from all over the country; given the nature of our volunteer work, we were delighted to finally meet some of you for the first time ! Amongst others who joined us were:

Maria Smith (l) and daughter Katie: Team Margot, Worcester

Maria Smith (L) and daughter Katie: Team Margot, Worcester

IMG_2213Adam Flood, Team Margot, Evesham – Adam, inspired by Margot and alongside with Alex Hill, organised Coast 2 Coast over the Easter weekend raising over £17,500 for Delete Blood Cancer UK

Rebecca Robertshaw & her mum Sue, Team Margot Taunton

Gav Ingles & Sarah Tranter, Team Margot Wednesbury: Gav runs Wednesbury Athletic, the best football team in the world… Wednesbury Athletic will play the Wolves Legends on 31 May

Sarah Bagnall & Claire Bull, Team Margot Wednesbury – these ladies have organised a family fun day at The Croft in Wednesbury on 23 May

Staff at La Tasca join in the fun & busily promote the event

Staff at La Tasca join in the fun & busily promote the event

Maria Smith, Team Margot Worcester – Maria has organised donor registration events at Worcester County Council & fundraised for Delete Blood Cancer UK. She is also assisting the family of Raj Bhuller with their registration events in temples and places of worship

It was fitting for our first Team Margot Foundation fundraiser to be held in Birmingham – we have had such tremendous support not just from within Birmingham City but also from people living right across the Midlands, where a lot of our family live and it was lovely to see so many friends turn out to support.


IMG_2094*** NEW *** Team Margot Wristband Display Boxes : how you can help

We have a limited number of display boxes available (see photo). These are intended for doctors & dentist waiting rooms, hospitals – frankly anywhere where they will sit quietly and help spread awareness.

If you know of places in your community where you think it would be good to put a box on display, please email me at info@teamargot.com.

Thank you!

Team Margot

Together, saving lives

Husband to Vicki and father to Oscar (2007), Rufus (2008), Digby (2015), Humphrey (2017) & Margot (2012-2014)

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