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Tough and Muddy

Tough Mudder 2015 - The Daily MaidThank you to everyone who sponsored us for completing the North West Tough Mudder on 12th September 2015.

As the heading suggests, it was extremely tough and tremendously muddy!

Following 5 gruelling hours, 11.6miles and 26 obstacles, we had scaled swamps, sewer tunnels and even 10,000 volt electric shocks to get to the end of the course. By far the worst obstacle was the ‘Arctic Enema’ in which had you climb scaffolding to reach a slide that fully submerged you in a skip full of ice water – what a shock!

Thank you again to everyone – it really helped us whilst completing the course to know we had managed to raise £492.99 for the fantastic charity, CALM, so thank you.

For anyone who hasn’t yet donated, our page is still open for the time being: www.justgiving.com/sarahpotts2015

You can read more about CALM by clicking here.

Thank you again for your continued support.

Jan is one Tough Mudder!

Jan Birss and Daily Maid team run for Sports Relief

15th, April 2012 – Written by Tony Birss

In a continuing effort to support local and national charities Jan Birss, owner and Managing Director of The Daily Maid successfully completed the 10 kilometre race for Sport Relief.

 

The event was held at Birkenhead Park on Sunday 25th March. Jan was joined by her daughter Sarah Birss and Laura Hartley, one of the longest serving members of the Daily Maid team.

 

Jan was keen to do some runs for Claire House, St Johns Hospice and Cancer Research UK, not to mention trying to improve her fitness.

 

Being new to running she joined a local racing club in November 2011, who have helped her get into shape, and Jan has been pounding the pavements ever since

 

The day finally came and we woke up to an unusually warm and sunny day for this time of year. Having spent the previous three days fuelling up with pasta galore and buckets of water Jan was ready to go.

 

With only a few short months of training all three girls managed to complete the course in respectable times and raised £200 for Sports Relief.

 

Claire House Summer Festival 2011

5th April, 2011

 

The Daily Maid has always supported local charities, with Claire House and St Johns Hospice being closest to our hearts. This year we are supporting the innaugral Claire House Summer Festival, which will be held on the 24th – 26th June, at Wirral Rugby Club.

 

The Claire House Summer Festival 2011 ethos is to stage a community based event that not only raises valuable funds for Claire House Children’s Hospice but also to help local community groups in raising
awareness and funds for their own cause.

 

We invite local craft artisans and food producers to come along and join in the fun. The Festival is shaping up to be host to a wonderful local Farmers Market and Craft Fair showcasing unique and high quality range of food stuffs, crafts and gifts.

 

It will be a family orientated event with fairground rides, a climbing wall and pony rides. Also face painting, clairvoyant, pet’s corner, artists, live music and dance. The Main Arena will host various displays during the two days plus a Tug Of War.

 

There’ll be lots to keep the whole family entertained with fairground rides, a climbing wall, pony rides, face painting, clairvoyant, a mini-farm, artists, live music and dance. The Main Arena will play host to various displays throughout the weekend including a Tug Of War competition.

 

Under 7s, under 8s, under 9s, under 10, under 11s, under 12s and adults are invited to compete for Claire House Cup in our football tournament, with separate competitions on both Saturday and Sunday.

 

What’s more, Friday and Saturday nights will feature local bands and comedy acts on the main stage as well as headline acts together with full bar facilities.

 

Chill out with us on Sunday and relax to the sounds of the Big Bands, enjoy a Hog Roast and
cheer on the festival’s Balloon Race finale.

Jordan Trek Raises Cash for Claire House

26th October, 2010

The Daily Maid is proud to support local charity and this October our founder will be be trekking from the Dead Sea in Jordan through to Petra, one of the seven wonders of the world. Jan Birss and her daughter Sarah Birss are fortunate to be able to accept this challenge on behalf of Claire House and the children they support on a daily basis.

 

Jan Birss writes…

“We do this to help those children as much as possible and strive to achieve as much as possible on their behalf. We will be trekking for 3 days and will walk over 45km. Please help by sponsoring us via our Just Giving page justgiving.com/sarah-birss/

 

All the team here at The Daily Maid wish them god-speed and hope that they enjoy, what really is, an opportunity of a lifetime. The Daily Maid team are planning a number of fundraising events for 2011 and will keep you posted as we come up with more crazy ideas.

 

About Claire House:
Located in Bebington on the Wirral, Claire House is a bright, vibrant place of hope. In addition to caring for our children and young adults, we also focus on the needs of the whole family, providing bereavement and other support for as long as it is needed. With no guaranteed government funding we need to raise in excess of £2.5 million each year to maintain our present levels of service.

Our specialist nursing team also work in the community through our ‘Hospice to Home’ programme which offers paediatric palliative care in the family home. With a hospice to home service also operating from our Liverpool office we are now reaching more families than in previous years and hope to see this grow in other areas too.

The Daily Maid supports ‘Claire House of Rock’

Wirral, United Kingdom (15 September 2010) – Hoylake’s Jack Rabbit Slims is to host charity event ‘Claire House of Rock’ on Thursday, September 23, to help raise money for children’s hospice Claire House. The event has been created by local fundraisers Phil and Sarah Birss in a bid to reach their set target of £4,000.

 

Claire House of Rock Promotional Poster

 

The event is headlined by local rockers and winners of Radio City 96.7’s ‘Make Your Mark’ competition, The Stines. There will also be other featured live entertainment and prizes to be won through a series of raffles, including a signed Liverpool FC shirt which has been generously donated by the club.

 

“We’re thankful for Liverpool FC’s donation and hope it’ll go some way to reaching our goal of £4,000. We’d like to thank everybody who has already shown an interest in and contributed toward Claire House of Rock,” says co-organiser Phil Birss.

“The shirt is just one of the surprises we’re hoping to spring on people when they come along to Jack Rabbit Slims. The Stines are involved in a heavy touring programme at the moment and we’re delighted that they’ve taken the time out to help us raise money for Claire House, and we’re looking forward to a roof-raising performance. Interest has so far been feverish and we’ve sold a lot of tickets, so are expecting a large crowd. There are still plenty of tickets available though, and people can book there place at the charity event of the year by calling my sister and fellow fundraiser, Sarah.”

 

Tickets cost £5. Claire House of Rock starts at 7:30pm and will last throughout the evening. For more information or to purchase tickets please contact Sarah Birss on 0792 654 1952 or 0783 481 9139. Donations can also be made by visiting www.justgiving.com/sarah-birss/.

 

About Claire House:
Located in Bebington on the Wirral, Claire House is a bright, vibrant place of hope. In addition to caring for our children and young adults, we also focus on the needs of the whole family, providing bereavement and other support for as long as it is needed. With no guaranteed government funding we need to raise in excess of £2.5 million each year to maintain our present levels of service.

Our specialist nursing team also work in the community through our ‘Hospice to Home’ programme which offers paediatric palliative care in the family home. With a hospice to home service also operating from our Liverpool office we are now reaching more families than in previous years and hope to see this grow in other areas too.

Daily Maid Team Fund Raise for Claire House

30th July, 2010

The Daily Maid is a family run business and as such we always look to support new ventures from within. Owner of The Daily Maid Jan Birss and her daughter Sarah Birss are going trekking in Jordan in October 2010, in aid of Claire House.

 

They have both been busy organising a number of events to raise the £3000 in funds that they need to book their place on the ‘journey of a lifetime’. they have completed bag packing at local supermarkets, and have savoured the delights of car washing at Upton Fire Station two weeks ago with the help of the hard-working fire response team there. A hard task for the girls, but someone had to do it.

 

Claire House is a 10 bedded hospice for children with life limiting, life threatening conditions from across Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man. Located in Bebington on the Wirral, Claire House is a bright, vibrant place of hope. In addition to caring for our children and young adults, we also focus on the needs of the whole family, providing bereavement and other support for as long as it is needed. With no guaranteed government funding we need to raise in excess of £2.5 million each year to maintain our present levels of service.

 

Our specialist nursing team also work in the community through our ‘Hospice to Home’ programme which offers paediatric palliative care in the family home. With a hospice to home service also operating from our Liverpool office we are now reaching more families than in previous years and hope to see this grow in other areas too.