NA Curtain Walling's Walk For Wishes
Construction workers in London downed tools and pounded the capital’s streets in terrible conditions to raise an incredible £1750 for us in December. We want to say a huge thank you to all the 50 workers from NA Curtain Walling Ltd (the firm behind the glass walls and roofs installations at the new Heathrow Terminal 2 building, Tesco at Woolwich and much of the regeneration of King’s Cross) and in particular Robbie and the ladies in the office who made this happen.
They walked five miles from King’s Cross to the City, and all donned Santa hats and we were able to send some very poorly children to meet Santa in Lapland this year because of their support.
The event was organised by Group Managing Directors Robbie Welch and Nolan Bird. Robbie said: “We wanted to give something back and couldn’t think of anyone more worthy than children who have been fighting a life-threatening illness. It’s wonderful to know that the money we raised helped create some Christmas magic".
Robbie and his team also rather cleverly approached many of their suppliers and associates for sponsorship and this means that even more organisations can hear about the wonderful wishes we grant. Alumet, Red Architectural, Bridge Recruitment, Lakesmere and Praters are just a few among those that sponsored and joined in with the event.
So a massive thank you from all of us – well all 4 of us - to all of you for your support.
Christchurch Round Table presents
A Night at the movies with 'Grease' - 12th Feb 2013
CALLING ALL GREASE FANS....
On Tuesday 12th February 2013 at 7.30pm, Christchurch Round Table are holding a 'Grease' night at the Regent Centre in Christchurch, Dorset.
It is going to be a wonderful evening, with a welcome drink to kick-start the night, followed by a screening of the classic film 'Grease' and a video presentation from our charity which will give you the chance to see how the monies that are raised from the evening will help the children we support.
Fancy dress is also welcome to all those attending!
Tickets are £12.50 per person and are available to purchase from the Box Office (01202 499199) or via the Regent Centre website. Click here to buy tickets.
We hope you can make it to this fantastic event and we look forward to seeing you there!
Purbeck Rally - 10th to 12th August 2012
Come along to the Purbeck Rally between 10th and 12th August 2012. This fantastic event consists of all manner of vintage vehicles and machinery. This year's entertainment includes the Adams Axe Men, Wessex Birds of Prey, Gundog Display, Circus Skill Display and Workshops and a Wild-West re-enactment - there is fun for all ages!
The event is in its third year and with it being Purbeck Rally’s 40th Anniversary it is going to be a very special year.
The aim of the show is to raise money for local charities and the majority of the proceeds of the raffle will be coming to our charity. Thank you so much for your support.
To find out more about the event, please visit www.purbeckrally.co.uk
Signet Managers Walk - Diary of an adventure by Pete Bassett.....
The walk started promisingly at Studland in early sunshine. All in good spirits but a little apprehensive. We made good ground up to Old Harry Rocks, on to Swanage for ice creams so far so good!! Then down came the rain, then it poured! A quick change in to wet weather gear in the quarry caves! We carried on regardless thinking that there would be a break in the rain at some point!! Fat chance of that but spirits were high, we faced and beat the ‘Steps of Death’ a steep up and down cliff face (I that and the now very slippery surface made this very precarious. We all survived but the conditions slowed us down. We endured Houns tout Cliff another very steep cliff face and finally made it into Kimmeridge, cold, wet and hungry. For us hardy types (for now anyway) we got to the campsite, the tents were wet inside and as it was late we didn’t get any food! After a night of hammering rain we spent 2 hours drying off clothes and getting warm, vowing to find a B&B the following night!!!
Day 2 – A very big breakfast!! Leaving Lulworth up the steep hill (just one of many) with rain still lashing down. Today we had gale force winds and unbelievably bad conditions. We couldn’t see where we going at times, we had had to get off the coastal path as far too dangerous so we took a detour in land. The strong winds made walking very tough. The ground was sodden and there were lakes where there used to be paths. It finally stopped raining mid-afternoon but the damage had been done, the rain had left its mark, oh the joys of walking!!! After a quick break at Osmington Mills the rain stopped, after about 30 hours of solid rain! Heading to Weymouth all looked good for the walk to our B&B then it started to rain again!! Ending the day as we started it wet and cold but at least we would all get a good nights sleep and be able to dry off.
Day 3 – Sunshine, could it last?! It did!!!! But and the big but is the fields were now flooded as were the road. Conditions were as bad as before and we were walking through water. We tried to keep our feet as dry as possible but eventually we gave in to the inevitable and just walked through the water, that became the way it was all day. Water sometimes above our knees but it was the only way. At Abbotsbury Swannery we heard from the support team that the roads and paths to Lyme Regis was blocked and that the best we could expect to do was to get to West Bay. So we plodded on the sun still shining (a bonus). At Burton Bradstock we walked across the estuary to get to beach, we were wet though now what the heck!! This was a refreshingly good move; we climbed one of the last cliff paths and walked on to West Bay where we were met by families, supporters and the guys from the RTCW. With a feeling of exhilaration we supped the champagne had some photos and made our way home.
High Adrenaline Bungee Jump in 3 weeks
Join us at the Bournemouth Family Festival from 10am on Thursday 26th July for a fun-filled day for all the family!
Team Ultimate are organising a Crane Bungee at The Bournemouth Family Festival on 26th July 2012 in Meyrick Park.
There are 160 jumps available. You can turn up on the day and jump for £40 or become a member of Team Ultimate for get 2 Guaranteed jumps for £65.
How do you have Fun and Raise money?
The proceeds of all of the non- Team Ultimate members £40 registration will be split equally between us and Kitty’s Wish Foundation.
Team ultimate members will get 2 jumps plus photo for £65 and they also have the opportunity to raise extra sponsorship for Round Table Children’s Wish.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a sponsor form
To ask more about Team Ultimate please email email@example.com
Team Ultimate terms and conditions. http://www.teamultimate.co.uk/web_documents/team_ultimate_terms_and_conditions.pdf
How brave are you?
Participants will jump from a crane equating to the height of 12 double decker buses, so this challenge is not for the faint hearted! Each jump costs £40 and all money raised will go to the two charities.
Team Ultimate organises high adrenaline charity challenges such as skydiving, aerobatic flight, white water rafting and abseiling and have raised nearly £4,000 for good causes.
Come and meet the Team at Meyrick Park and watch them as they take the plunge – and maybe even have a go yourself!
Tickets: £40 on a first-come, first-served basis
Event: 175ft Charity Bungee, Bournemouth Family Festival
Venue: Meyrick Park
Date: 26 July 2012