Due to the current circumstances, our events have had to be put on hold for the foreseeable future. However, we will be hosting virtual events so keep up to date here for news on those!
NICE Golf Day
We have had to postpone our Golf day which was set for June this year. The new date will be announced as soon as possible so please stay tuned, it will be something to look forward to!
Raise a NICE glass
Thank you to everyone who got involved with our raise a NICE glass campaign, joining together in recognition and support of how hard it can be living with a disability. To mark the end of the campaign everyone involved came together on Friday 1 May on a zoom video call to all #raiseaNICEglass together, we were delighted to have 76 people join us online for this!
NICE Easter bonnet competition and parade
For our first virtual event we hosted a NICE Easter bonnet competition and parade. We had a lot of fun all together over Zoom, the children got to showcase their homemade bonnets and celebrate Easter Sunday all together from their homes. Congratulations to Victoria on winning the competition with your wonderful rainbow Easter bonnet!
Thank you to all of our supporters who got involved with the 2.6 challenge on the 26th April, we were so happy to see all of your wonderful creative challenges. Together you all raised £1,830!
The NICE Spring Ball 2020
This was our first Spring Ball held at the Edgbaston Park Hotel, which was a massive success. We were delighted to have the lovely Elisabeth Dermot Walsh from Doctors hosting the evening and our special guest TV auctioneer Charles Hanson to conduct our live auction. Thank you so much to all of our guests who attended we raised an amazing £35,053! And a special thank you to our Ball committee, Lisa Bryan, Emma Segal and Ranjit Bhathal for helping organise what was a truly memorable event.
NICE Let’s Move It! 10k Race
Sunday 3 November 2019
Around picturesque Cannon Hill Park, this year the event was held in memory of Steve Hankinson, who was a popular and well-loved member of the running community in Birmingham, known for his energy and enthusiasm at many parkruns. Thank you so much to everyone who took part and we raised a total of £4,726.
In NICE Company
Kindly supported by Savills
This networking dinner was the first of its kind for NICE, at the exquisite Hotel Du Vin & Bistro in Birmingham with the generous support of Savills. It was very much a business-focused evening with guest speaker, Roger Mendonça, Chief Operating Officer at the West Midlands Growth Company. Roger gave an engaging talk on the West Midlands making its mark on the world. The evening was hosted by the lovely Sam Mann and finished with a buzzing, fast-paced auction delivered by Andrew Grant.
The evening raised a total of £1,875 and received very positive feedback from the guests who joined us.
NICE Climb Snowdon Trek
This year our Climb Snowdon team had their work cut out for them. We heard forecasts of torrential rain and strong winds, then faced the ferocious elements for 6 hours up and down the highest mountain in England and Wales. Typical of NICE supporters, they pushed through the obstacles and challenges to reach the summit. They all banded together and encouraged each other to complete the trek, feeling a great sense of pride to have conquered Snowdon in such difficult conditions.
All their hard work resulted in an incredible £6,542.88 raised for us.
Get in touch with Annie if you’re interested in joining us next year, by emailing email@example.com or by calling 0121 442 5563.
NICE Heights Charity Abseil
14 July 2019
The NICE Heights Charity Abseil was absolutely spectacular celebration of the fact that people with disabilities can take on huge physical challenges. Abseiling from a 100ft vaiduct bridge on the infamous Monsal Trail, 10 courageous abseilers took on this incredible feat whilst overcoming a range of barriers and difficulties. Whether it was an acute fear of heights, nerves about the logistics of the day or concerns about how to control their movement whilst abseiling – it was filled with uncertainty in many ways, yet countered by so much certainty in participants’ determination, courage and ambition to take it on. Some abseilers were so proud and inspired they decided to take the leap again and perfected their abseiling techniques. Others took on eye-watering angles to edge themselves off the bridge at the top, because that was how their body needed to move.
Huge challenges faced, many boundaries pushed, tonnes of ability prevailed in the face of disability. And of course we can’t forget the amazing fundraising – with a phenomenal £5,012 raised by our abseilers and their supporters!
NICE Golf Day 2019
Kindly sponsored by S&U Plc and Aspen Bridging
Monday 24 June 2019
Blackwell Golf Club, Bromsgrove
We are so pleased that the rain held off for our NICE Charity Golf Day! With huge thanks to all the teams who came along to Blackwell Golf Club for a great game of golf on the stunning, challenging course.
Special thanks must go to Aspen Bridging and S&U for their fantastic support as our main sponsors for the event, in addition to having a sponsored tee and bringing two teams along on the day. We would also like to thank Hill & Smith Holdings for sponsoring a tee, as well as all the local companies and sports club who kindly donated prizes towards the day.
From joining us as a team to taking part in our exciting raffle and auction led by the very generous Andrew Grant, we are absolutely over the moon that everybody helped us to raise an incredible £6,113.22 for our families at NICE.
Give a NICE Gift this Christmas
NICE Gifts are not your average Christmas presents. They can help an individual with Parkinson’s to fix a tremor, enable a stroke survivor to regain mobility and provide disabled children with the best start in life.
NICE Gifts are vital for us to keep supporting local people faced with disability.
We are delighted that the incredible NICE Gifts we received raised an amazing £4,108.55 towards our work. Thank you so much to everybody who got involved with Gift a NICE Gift – we are so grateful for the support.
Bucket Collection at Grand Central
We were joined by a fantastic team of NICE Bucket Collectors at Grand Central on Saturday 8 December. A fantastic day raising the profile of NICE in Birmingham City Centre and a brilliant £64.37 worth of spare change from passers-by!
If you want find out about volunteering at NICE events, please contact Annie on 0121 442 5563 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
NICELand Christmas Fayre
What a fantastic day! With lots of support from the families we work with and people in the local community, we raised a fantastic £2,077.92. Everyone had a fantastic time soaking up the Christmas spirit, with visits to Santa’s Grotto, twinkly stalls with beautiful crafts and gifts, as well as incredible entertainment from the U3A choir.
Huge thanks to everybody who helped organised the event and to those who supported it.
NICE Cricket Parking
This year our Cricket Parking events raised a phenomenal £5,757.85! It’s with many thanks to everybody who parked with us that it was such a success.
We’re already taking bookings for the England V Australia Ashes Test from 1-5 August 2019!
Please contact Adam on 0121 442 5547 or email email@example.com for further information.
We’re absolutely delighted to have raised £18,944.14 at this year’s NICE Ball. Thanks so much to everyone who joined us for a spectacular night.
NICE – Let’s Move It! 10k
Sunday 4th November 2018
Thank you so much to everyone who came along to the NICE – Let’s Move It! 10k Race.
The rain stayed away, making for a fantastic morning of running and an incredible final total of £4,587.42!
NICE Summer Festival 2018
Our Summer Festival was a great success, with lots of stalls, great food and some fantastic entertainment. Massive thanks to everyone in the community who came along to enjoy the day. We are so pleased to have raised £2,194.52!
NICE Golf Day
Kindly sponsored by S&U Plc and Aspen Bridging
Thanks to all the amazing teams who joined us for this year’s NICE Golf Day, an amazing £9,455.20 was raised!
We were delighted to have been joined by broadcaster Adrian Chiles, who got involved and played a game of golf on the fairways, conducted our auction and said a few words about NICE after lunch.
NICE Climb Snowdon Trek
Kindly sponsored by DAC Beachcroft
Saturday 2nd June 2018
Our NICE Climb Snowdon team did an absolutely fantastic job of conquering the highest mountain in England and Wales. Even with a brutal 5am start to the day, the team of 27 set off up the rocky terrain of the Miners Track. It was a chilly ascent, navigating heavy mist and strong winds.
A huge thank you to everybody who took part for raising an incredible £9,807!
To register your interest in next year’s trek, please contact Annie on 0121 442 5563 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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