2010 - Spring Newsletter
A big thank you to all of our wonderful supporters, who have helped us raise just over £100,000 since we started. Your efforts helped us to set up the charity, purchase and kit out our first holiday home, and we are now exploring the purchase of a second holiday retreat.
We still have a way to go, but with the continued generosity of fansatic supporters, we can continue to provide the much needed breaks to families who have children suffering from and life threatening illness, not just cancer.
Becuase of you, we have achieved a staggering £100l in fund raising, and detailed in this newsletter are just some of the events you have held and supported us with since September 2009.
On behalf of us from the Trust Happy New Year to you all and thank you for all your support this year, we would not be where we are without your continued support.
2 Annual Fundraiser's Ball & Auction
“Emotional, Inspirational, personal, professional and a great night out” just some of the comments received following our 2nd Annual Fundraiser’s Ball & Auction.
On November 7th we held our second fundraiser’s ball and auction at the Powdermills Hotel Battle. Over 130 guests enjoyed a three course meal, music and dancing from the 1066 Rockit Men. We raised a fantastic £7,000 from the evening. This would not have been possible without the kind donations and generosity from many companies, thank you to you all. We have detailed just some of these kind gifts below which helped make this evening the success it was:
Rye Christmas Festival
chestnuts, a drumming gorilla and much more. A total of £1,680 was raised. Thank you to everyone involved and for nominating our charity.
Rye Cricket Club's Charity Match
Rye hosted their 2nd captains cricket march in August against the Oliver Curd 11. Fantastic weather, a great BBQ, teas, and followed up by a curry donated by the Ghandi Tandoori, in Rye. Rye rose to the challenge and won the trophy this year.
Alico's Dress Down Days
The Oliver Curd Trust received an amazing donation of £2,287 from Alico Insurance Company based in Crawley. The trust was nominated by an Alico employee who had stayed with his family at Oli's Retreat in 2008. Our heartfelt thank you to all involved throughout the year.
On yer bike!
A Staggering £960 was raised by Simon McGoldrick and his colleagues at Opus Magnum from a London to Brighton bike ride, a great achievement by all involved, well done and thank you.
Parcelforce v Royal Mail Golf Challenge
Parcelforce Worldwide raised £450 for the trust with a challenge Golf Day. They have organised a series of Golf Days up to September 2010 where they will once again challenge Royal Mail Sales teams for The Oliver Curd Trust Ryder Cup.
Anthony Hicks - The Oliver Curd Buddy Bench - situated at Peasmarsh School
A special thank you to Tony, Graham, Ron & Gary for making and donating the Oli Curd Buddy Bench, in Oli's memory. Also Julian Holt for kindly caving it, the bench is beautiful. We hope the children of Peasmarsh School enjoy many hours over the years sitting, reading, and playing around the bench, thank you from us all.
Other fundraising events and donations
Horse & Cart Quiz: £133
Horce & Cart Raffle: £121
T W Fuggle & Sons: £100
Hastings College Nursery: £324
Rye Practical Van Hire: £250
Tony Curd's Produce: £101
Boot Fair: £85
Nationwide Christma Raffle: £147
Little Shop Winchelsea Raffle: £162
Christmas Fayre Griffin Peasmarsh: £80
If you would like to make a donation to the Trust, please visit our fundraising page. All money raised goes directly to the trust to help fund our holiday homes.
Main Trust Events Calendar 2010
This year we aim for a team of 100 runners/walkers. Its not to late to join and register. Everyone who runs for us received one of our trust T-shirts and our goody bag on the day. Please see website for more details.
John O'Groats to Lands End Bike Ride - April 2010
John Doughty and Dave Townsend will be cycling the 900+ mile across the country in a week to raise funds for the Trust. Follow their story on twitter of via our website. They have set themselves a target of raising £5,000 so any sponsors would be very greatly appreciated. You can support them via justgiving.
"Be a Wally for Oli Day"
The Trust are inviting local schools and businesses to take part in the first "Be a Wally for Oli Day" where you can do any thing silly to raise money on the day. If you would like to take part please email us.
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