With just one week to go until the closing date for the Dragon Boat racing, we hear that Worcester now have competition! Yes, a team from Rowan House will be joining our intrepid crew to provide Smiths News’ own ‘mini regatta’ with the Regatta
The teams are as follows:
Worcester – Get the Word Out
- Vicky Wheeldon (Captain)
- Lisa Pass (Drummer)
- Wendy Cane
- Mike Frost
- Kay Oakes
- Andy Wheeldon
- Rupy Dharmi
- Mike Falcon
- Lesley Alcock
- Chris Townrow
- Charlotte Keen
- Ross Jones
- Rebecca Edwards
- James Lamb
- Jess Beard
- James Webster
- Derek Hampton
- Gavin Spares
- Alex Williams, Charlie Bradley and Laura McDonald (Reserves)
Rowan House – No Pressure
- Laura Morris (Captain)
- Viv Heydon (Drummer)
- Paul Smith
- Brett Hanley
- Andrea Kreugel
- Dan Giles
- Si Sargeant
- Mark Charlton
- Sam Hemphill
- Sam Marlow
- Lauren Devine
- Fred Pavone
- Tim Weaver
- Lucy Manfield
- Lisa Coate
- Sophie Morris
- Mike Andrews
- Chris Wilding and Tom Shaw (Reserves)
Anyone else fancy joining them? Have a look at the Race the Dragon Flagship Fundraiser page and contact Laura Morris now!
Just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who donated to the BHF Mending Broken Hearts Appeal. The total raised is £250. The walk was rescheduled for Sunday 19th May. Myself, Andy, mother and father-in-law, son Sam and my baby (dog) Barney completed the walk in 1hr 18mins.
Thanks to everyone.
Laura Morris says: “I was in Worcester and saw the walk going on – well done “
Vicky will also be featured in her local paper this week – here’s the photo of her, Sam and Barney they’ll be using.
Peter Geoghegan of Rowan House sent this spectacular view to tempt you to join him on this year’s Mountain-Trail Challenge on September 14th. He’s chosen the 30 mile route through the Brecon Beacons which takes in three of its highest peaks – Fan y Big (719m), Corn Du (873m) and Pen y Fan (886m). He estimates the route will take him around 15 hours to complete (the website says between 10 to 18 hours is usual).
Peter will be raising money to support Acorns Childrens Hospice; if you join the challenge you can nominate a charity of your choice. It’s up to you to apply for the Challenge and make your own arrangements for training and the day, though I’m sure Peter won’t mind hearing from anyone who decides to join him.
It costs £25 to register, which must be done in advance of the day. Note, no additional sponsorship monies are expected by the organisers, though many participants – like Peter – choose to make their participation a fundraiser as well as a personal challenge. I see from the website that the event is open to walkers, joggers and runners, plus applications from individuals, pairs and teams are welcome.
Hot on the heels of yesterday’s fundraising update, we have news of Slough House‘s plans to add to the total
Shefali Patel reports:
As a Community Champion for Slough House I would like you to know we have organised 3 charity events:
- Wig Wednesday – 22nd May 2013. Everyone will be coming in to work on the day with a wig and making a donation.
- Race for Life – 2nd June 2013. The ladies at Slough House will be participating in the 5km event at Windsor. [Their Just Giving page shows there's 14 ladies taking part, marvellous - Ed]
- Sponsored Shave – 19th June 2013. An employee who have not shaved his beard for last 30 years will be shaving it on the day for charity.
All proceeds raised during Wig Wednesday and the Sponsored Shave will be donated to the Children’s ward at the local hospital in Slough.
Fantastic news Shefali! Looking forward to seeing those wigs tomorrow! Is anyone else out there joining in for Wig Wednesday? It would be great to feature everyone on Community Link-Up!
The answer is… very well indeed!
The totals are in for end of April and so far you’ve raised…
… a whopping £17,474!!!!!!
That’s a lot of money for your nominated good causes. Congratulations and many thanks for all your efforts and contributions so far.
Remember, by completing a Publicity Form and telling us your fundraising story (plus adding an odd picture or 2), nets you an extra £20 donation as a further thank you