So, I have finally sorted out the charity monies for last year. I would like to say a massive Thank You to everyone who sponsored the dieters, came to the coffee, cake, anniversary and Christmas walks, bought raffle tickets and calendars. Thank you also to Julie Grundy for hosting and baking cakes for the Macmillan coffee morning.
The total amount we raised is a fantastic £1070.00.
This was from the Weight Loss Challenge undertaken by Lynn, Ian, Clare, Dee, Bev and Carol (£350), The charity coffee walks (£300), The Anniversary lunch raffle (£140), The Arley Hall ticket excess (£80) and the profit from the calendars (£200.)
I have sent £535 to Prostate Cancer UK. Ian who does voluntary work for the charity says:
“Prostate Cancer is the commonest cancer of men in the UK – especially middle aged and older men – with 47,000 diagnosed every year, equating to 1 in 8 of men, and of these 11,000 will succumb to the disease. Of those diagnosed 330,000 are living with and after prostate cancer.
Prostate Cancer UK is the leading charity in the field and has a simple ambition- to stop men dying. Last year they launched a 10 year programme to focus on radical improvements in diagnosis, treatment, prevention and support. All this needs funding of course and our contribution, gathered over the last 12 months, will be very warmly received.”
And £535 goes to the Kathy’s Centre Fund.
Clare knows the charity and says:
“The money we have raised will go directly towards running Kathy’s Centre, set up by a charity called Act4Africa from its base in Altrincham. Kathy’s Centre is a newly opened community health and education centre in Mayuge, Uganda. The Centre provides women with badly needed health education and their children with early years education; it helps them to set up small businesses, such as making bricks (used to build the centre) and breeding goats, thereby giving them and their community a sustainable income. It is fantastic that our fundraising is helping to support a great project in one of the poorest parts of Uganda.
Thanks so much, Bev for having Kathy’s Centre as part of your fundraising efforts for last year – I know the money we have contributed will make a real difference.”