Charity Work

Staffs Air Ambulance

At their dinner/disco on Saturday 28th April at Amerton Farm Staffordshire Country Link were delighted to raise through the raffle a total of £190 for the local Air Ambulence.

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RNLI Bridlington

Following our Mad March weekend a donation was made to the Bridlington Station of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Click here to read the letter received from them

Swimathon for Marie Curie

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Country link took part in the swimathon at Etwall Leisure Centre.

Maria, Andy and Clare swam 1.5km in the pool and have raised roughly £200 for Maria Curie.

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A lovely morning spent chatting on the pool side for a wonderful cause.

Presentation to Skegness RNIL

image001.jpgimage003.jpgDerbyshire country link have just returned from a bracing Skegness to present a cheque for £500 to the Skegness lifeboat station.

Making use of the Royal Hotel voucher where we stayed in November 2015 for the autumn Country link weekend hosted by Derbyshire. Yes it was Turkey and Tinsel time all over again, but no Her Majesty the Queen, as on other duties.

Our evening was spent at the Embassy theatre with the Chicago blues brother on stage and us dancing in the isles. The following morning after a great breakfast, we venture for a walking the bracing sea air, to return to present the Cheque to Ray, the Cox man from the boat.

After wishing them well on their training day for Sunday and a cuppa, we bided them goodbye.

Thank you to you all who took part in the tombalo, raffle and visited the Staples farm at Wrangle on the Saturday at the weekend, which all helped the raise this money.for Skegness  RNIL.

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STOP PRESS! London Marathon 2015

As you know from the Autumn Weekend, I was doing the London Marathon this year to raise money for Guide Dogs following a promise I made to my Mum the evening before she died. I would like to say thank you now for the £166.00 raised at the weekend and other money that has come in from Warwickshire Country Link and other money that is still coming in. I finished in a time of 9 hours 45 minutes, not fast enough to get my goody bag or a medal, but I had the satisfaction of knowing I completed the course.

Lorraine Clark – Warwickshire Country Link  

Charity Work with Cornwall Country link

Valda and I this evening we were invited to attend our local Motor Neurone Disease  AGM and presented a large cheque of £450 that we raised at our Christmas party in memory of a dear friend and member of Countrylink, Jackie Snow.

This money was raised by doing our Christmas cracker tombola and the traditional raffle.

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North Warwickshire Country Link

The North Warwickshire country link group have made donations to two charities.
The Derbyshire Leicestershire and Rutland Air ambulance received £70.00 which was the chosen charity of Paul Dwes who gave the group a talk on the first wind farm in the south Leicestershire.
He also showed slides and a short film of the different stages of the Construction of the turbines.

A volunteer from hearing dogs for the deaf gave a talk and showed films on the work of the charity.

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One of the films showed the training of Cocker spaniels, Poodles and a Cockapoo at the head quarters which is located at the princes Risborough the dogs are trained to a alert deaf people that the door bell is ringing and The post has dropped through the letter box. The telephone needs to be answered and wake deaf adults and children when the alarm clocks ring. Three of the films showed the dogs working with the owners.

A collection was held after the talk and £80.00 was raised for the work of the charity.

Cheshire Country Link raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Cheshire Country Link recently organised a charity disco with proceeds going to the Teenage Cancer Trust.  Will Bostock, whose uncles are both members of the club and whose family have been great supporters over the years by hosting events etc, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2011 when he was just 16.  Will underwent gruelling treatment and a 15 hour operation last year and is currently recovering very well.
 
The event was a huge success, and all tickets were sold out resulting in a packed village hall on Saturday 27th April.  Over 175 tickets were sold and everyone enjoyed a disco with hot beef and pork baps together with puddings provided by club members.  A raffle was also held and members had obtained lots of very generous prizes.  The total raised from the event amounted to £1341.50 which will be split between the Teenage Cancer Trust units at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital both in Birmingham where Will had his operation and treatment.

April 27th, 2013

 

A Christmas Cracker

Cornwall Country Link raised £120 for the Cornwall Children's Hospice at their Christmas Party in December 2011.  This money was raised through a Cracker Tombola.  Raffle tickets were "hidden" inside Christmas Crackers and sold to members attending the party.  When the cracker was pulled it revealed the raffle ticket as well as the usual joke, hat and gift.  If the raffle ticket matched a ticket on a wrapped prize the lucky person also won a surprise gift - thanks to generous donations from members.  We could have sold many more crackers!  So we are going to do the same again this year and hopefully raise lots of money, this time for Cornwall's Air Ambulance.

October 25th, 2012

 
 

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