Fundraising Story – Craig Muir’s family and friends
Craig's Day Summer Football Tournament
Craig Muir passed away on March 15 2012 after losing his bravely fought, second battle with cancer, at the age of 22. His family and friends are now committed to supporting St Christopher’s as “They did such an amazing job of taking care of him (and us) in his final days”.
“It was our 3rd tournament, which had 16 teams of 7 players, every team had at least 1 under 16 and 1 female, which made it a real family event. Craig’s friends from school and Uni entered several teams, we also had family and other friends play.
“We started the football at 11am with a minutes applause to remember Craig, which seems very fitting, because we were there to celebrate Craig’s life. We had a BBQ, tombola, bouncy castle, pony rides, craft stalls, ice cream, candy floss and face painting. We also held a raffle with prizes donated from local businesses, everything from, haircuts to Chanel perfume.
“The auction this year was the most successful yet, raising over £2,000. Signed posters from a couple of Craig’s favourite bands, Bombay Bicycle Club and Arctic Monkeys, raised £655.00 between them.
“The day raised £4,800 with more donations coming in. We are still selling wrist bands with Craig’s name on and have his St Christopher’s JustGiving page, so we are confident to reach the £5,000 target we set for ourselves.
“We have had an amazing response from family and friends saying what an amazing day they had, and how they are looking forward to next year. It’s hard work, but Craig deserves to be remembered and it’s such a good way for us all to get together and raise money for your wonderful hospice.”
The Muir Family
Craig Muir's family and friends have raised more than £19,000 for St Christopher's. Thank you!