This years London Marathon is took place on Sunday 13th April, and this time round all of us at Easy2name were behind the one and only Adam Brown. Adam is the nephew of one of Easy2name’s employees and most famously known for his part as dwarf Ori in director Peter Jackson‘s trilogy adaptation of The Hobbit. Although for many years previously we loved him performing annually in the local pantomime in Newbury.
Adam was running for The British Heart Foundation in the London Marathon, in memory of his late father who tragically passed from a heart attack at the end of last year. If you to, would like to support Adam please donate through this link www.justgiving.com/BrownAds He has now raised nearly £6000 for the fantastic charity.
Well done to Adam and all the brilliant runners.
We personalised Adam’s shirt and many other runners with our iron on large letter transfers, so everyone can shout out their name and cheer them on. If you need any for future events you are taking part in go to this link to purchase them. Only 50p per letter.
Fundraising is an important part of our company ethos here at Easy2name. We are well aware that all schools and nurseries are always trying to raise money for various projects and we also know that school children have a habit of mislaying items of clothing, books and personal belongings. It was these two things combined that led us to start our fundraising scheme 13 years ago.
The scheme is simple, parents buy our products and we give the school 20% cashback on the orders.
We are very proud of the strong relationship we have with over 4000 schools and nursery groups in the UK. Our most successful schools raise over £1500 with our scheme every single year. By offering 20% cashback on all orders placed, even smaller groups can reap a substantial amount of funds from doing really very little. And we continue to see this as a win-win situation, our groups are very happy to be raising money and we continue to welcome new groups and schools every week.
Of course it is not only schools and nurseries that can benefit, we have numerous Scout & Brownie groups raising funds with us as well as care homes and smaller charitable projects.
St John’s School in Wiltshire came up with a great way of keeping their uniform looking smart by stipulating that all parents buy specific labels from us (see image below) The gold on navy ID tags really stand out, and are used on the outside of PE kit. What a great way to raise even more funds for the school and avoid any lost property. If you are a large school you may want to consider designing your own labels with us?
Click here to view our ID Tags page.
Most importantly you can claim funds from us as often as you like. Simply log in to your account through our website and we pay directly into your bank account.
Could it be any easier?
Click on the link to register with us today:
Today, 6th March 2014 is World Book Day. Lots of children are dressing as their favourite book characters. Are yours? And what are they? We would love to know the most popular.
The website www.worldbookday.com has lots of fun activities, resources and events to look up, and even some top story books for just a £1. From nursery to secondary age, it’s got lots of ideas.
Our favourite books in the office are: Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (in fact any Roald Dahl classic), The Rainbow Fish, The Blue Balloon, Topsy and Tim, Mr Men, We’re going on a bear hunt and of course, Peter Rabbit.
Pancake Day is soon to be upon us. We love Mary Berry at Easy2name so here is her classic pancake recipe:
BASIC PANCAKES – from Mary Berry’s Complete Cook Book
250g (8oz) Plain Flour
3 eggs, lightly beaten
250ml (8fl oz) milk
250ml (8fl oz) water
75ml (21/2 oz) sunflower oil, plus
extra for frying
20 t0 23cm (8 to 9in) frying pan
* Sift the flour into a bowl and make a well in the middle. Add the eggs and a little of the milk and gradually blend in the flour. Whisk together the remaining milk, measured water and oil and sift into the flour mixture. The recipe says leave to stand for 30 mins but we’ve always found it works fine if you use it straight away!
* Heat the frying pan. Brush with a little oil and pour in batter. Roll around the pan until it covers well. Cook for one minute, turn (or flip!) and cook second side until golden.
Delicious with sugar and lemon or limes. Or add a dollop of ice cream and even some Baileys. We also love them spread with Nutella chocolate (and cream!) and rolled up French crepe style.
* Make approx 10 to 15 pancakes depending on how large your frying pan is and how thick you like your pancakes.
Tip: You can also make a stack of these pancakes earlier and when you want to eat them, simply reheat in microwave or fry lightly again on each side. They will also keep rolled up in your fridge to eat next day.
ENJOY PANCAKE DAY EVERYONE.
It’s still that time of year for the great classic British Pantomime. This year several Easy2name employees have taken part in the local village production of ‘Aladdin’.
We’ve been practising each week for the past few months and the show date has soon come round. The clever writers have given it a modern twist by adding TOWIE’s to the character list in the form of Yasmin and her friends. We have been fake tanned to the hilt and our nails were immaculate.
We have all thoroughly enjoyed being part of such a wonderful community project that not only gave us plenty of laughs but raised money for charity too. Have you taken part in any stage shows this winter?
It is that time of year again where you very much get into the Christmas mode by starting your Christmas Cake. I made my very first cake last year and thoroughly enjoyed the whole process and cannot wait to start my second this year. I followed a Mary Berry recipe last year which I would thoroughly recommend. I think the key to a successful cake is to plan ahead. Below is the recipe I used.
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Employee Claire takes her little one to a local toddler class called toddler sense, it carries on from the baby sensory classes. It is all designed with baby development activities to stimulate all the senses. From singing with sign language, climbing up and over soft play obstacles to interacting with other little ones amongst many other things. Claire and little Chloe really love the classes and can’t recommend them enough. Find out about your local classes via the website Continue reading »
Robo Boy started school this week, even though I’m putting my hands over my ears and singing “lalala it’s not happening” it is, and that is that. He had a very good first day and came home full of beans. Prior to him starting I attended a information meeting for parents. During the meeting there was a 15 min talk (I kid you not) about using name labels. Continue reading »
Easy2name employees Holly & Amy ventured to London on Saturday to visit the Cake & Bake Show. Much to their delight they met several of the Great British Bake Off Contestants (old and present). Continue reading »
We have just come across this amazing company ‘The Celebration Tent’. A unique and fabulous eye-catching addition to any celebration ~ children’s birthday party, teenager’s birthday party, wedding, christening, naming day, baby shower, or a general gathering of family and friends. It’s an exciting hideaway for your party entertainer/entertainment and a great ‘sleepover’ venue too…! Continue reading »