Charity Initiatives and Events

Charity total is music to Thelma’s ears

Very little fazes Thelma Adams in her working day, but an out of work project managed to set her nerves a-jangling. The amateur flautist admits to feeling the pressure as she came up to her solo in front of a packed theatre, but the charity concert was a resounding success. “A big thank you to…

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Cash, stash, smash

They have been smashing targets again at Northfield and there were big smiles all around when the big £4,641 cheque was handed over to Willen Hospice. That was way over the £4,000 goal and now site people are keeping an eye on beating this year’s aim of boosting their chosen charity by £5,000. “For such…

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Macmillan Coffee morning – iPSL does it in style

ACROSS iPSL generous-hearted, cake-loving crowds of people supported Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Bootle – Café setting is a big social success A LITTLE bit of café society brought a real flavour to Bootle. A host of tables and chairs were set up in a meeting room so that people could sit down over a…

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Kenny is such a Diamond geezer

Crowds cheering encouragement helped Kenny Diamond to complete The Great Scottish Run and raise £200 for charity. Hundreds of people lined the route through Glasgow for the half marathon in October, the first Kenny has had time to attempt for five years. The Tweed Processor has been busy working all hours – night shifts at…

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Joanne goes the extra mile – or few

Joanne Butcher set off to run a 13 mile charity race thinking she’d never make it – but she did. Plucky Joanne was doing her best to support a group of friends running for the Essex Air Ambulance and was thrilled to bits when her efforts helped raise a total of £800. “I enjoy keeping…

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Cold place but warm-hearted help

Manning a refreshments stand at a charity cycle ride meant braving freezing conditions, but volunteer Phil Smith wouldn’t have been anywhere else. “We were in a place called Cold Ashby and it’s not called that for nothing,” laughs Phil, who braved the chilly winds at the annual fund-raising ride in aid of the Cynthia Spencer…

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Cakes and bakes across iPSL

Help for school Copley got out the cake tins and whipped up a tasty sum for a local cause. Two bake sales raised £165 for a bid to build a community centre for post-16 learning at the Halifax-based Ravenscliffe High School and Sports College. Several staff had seen a lot of local publicity about the…

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Baking Ben’s dough is rising

Keen baker Ben Miller’s charity fund-raising total just keeps on rising. Generous Chelmsford colleagues have helped swell the grand total raised for little-known charity Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis to around £5,000. Ben’s popular summer Quiz Night raised £870, while a fund-raising day of activities in September, together with a Halloween cake sale have all contributed…

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Didn’t we have a lovely time

FUN times for BPH people kicked off in spring with a slap-up cream tea to celebrate the Queen’s official birthday. And the good things kept on coming. A spring disco in April, followed by day trips to the Ideal Home Show in London and Ascot in June, were huge hits and more trips to Skegness…

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Lin’s run in memory of sister

WHEN Bootle’s Lin Verburg took part in the Race for Life in June, it took on even greater significance for the Rem Days Process Manager. In previous years she has always run it with her sister Sue, but this time she was joined by her two nieces and another family member for an event that…

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