Thursday, 10 September 2009

Sponsor Jackie in the Cancer Research 10K - Sunday 13th Sept




Jackie Aldridge from Grayshott is running a 10K Race in aid of Cancer Research UK again this year. She's taking part in the event at Petworth House on Sunday 13th September.

If you would like to support her please see the link below:
http://www.run10ksponsorme.org/jackiealdridge

Cancer Research UK has organised Run 10K events at 41 locations this year. If you'd like to find one near, you, please see this link.

We love to hear of local people doing great things for Cancer Research UK - let us know through the contact page of our website!

Saturday, 29 August 2009

New links on our web site


We've added links to other Local Committees and Friends of Cancer Research UK in Charnwood, City of London, Greenwich, Loughborough, Mansfield and Marlborough, on our main web site.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Street Collections 2009 - over £2,200 raised!

We've finished counting and banking the money collected in our 2009 Street Collections in Haslemere and Grayshott. The total was an amazing £2,263.42! Our 30 volunteer collectors carried out 58 collecting sessions (usually an hour long), and we'd like to say a big Thank You to them all, and to everyone who contributed so generously.

If you missed us, you can donate small amounts online here or larger amounts through our National Site.

If you would like to volunteer to help with collections or any of our other activities, please contact us using the details shown on our web site.

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Street Collections - Haslemere

Our volunteer collectors will be at Tesco in Haslemere on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th June.

If you miss us, you can donate small amounts online here or larger amounts through our National Site.

If you would like to volunteer to help with collections, please contact us using the details shown on our web site.

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Anna (7) raises £25.94 for Cancer Research UK



Just to prove that all age groups can raise funds for Cancer Research UK, we'd like to thank Anna van den Bos (7 years old) of Haslemere who raised £25.94 at her school by running a 'Guess the number of sweets' competition. She's a pupil at St Margaret's School, Midhurst and her initiative involved asking staff and pupils at her school to guess how many sweets were in a large tin.

Anna had the idea after hearing an item on the radio, and asked her Mum if she could do some fundraising for Cancer Research. Ruth Holden, chairman of the Haslemere Local Committee, went to meet her class and accept the donation during a school assembly.

Thank you and well done!

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Race for Life 2009


Congratulations to (left to right) Claire Hitchcock, Linda Hampshire, Kate Mackie and Sally Smith from Grayshott, who took part in the Guildford Race for Life on 6th June 2009.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is the largest women-only fundraising event in the UK. Since 1994, women of all ages and fitness levels across the UK have come together at these inspiring events.

Some take part in celebration of surviving a cancer experience. Others take part in memory of a loved one or to give hope to a cancer-free future. But all of them share a common goal: to raise money for Cancer Research UK’s pioneering work to beat cancer.

Every pound raised in sponsorship goes towards our vital work. This includes funding the work of over 4,500 scientists, doctors and nurses who are dedicated to help more people beat cancer.

Claire, Linda, Kate and Sally raised at least £700 through their JustGiving.com pages, and they raised at least £100 more back in Grayshott. If you missed them in their amazing costumes, and would like to donate a little more, please click here (Sally's page) or here (Kate's page).

More pictures from the Guildford event here (link to 96.4 Eagle radio web site)

Monday, 18 May 2009

2009 Street Collections - Haslemere and Grayshott



We had a tremendous result from our first 2009 street collection days in Haslemere and Grayshott on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th May. Our 21 authorised volunteer collectors did 40 collecting sessions in Haslemere (Brewers, the Central Car Park and Co-op Food Store, Weyhill) and Grayshott (Co-op Food Store / The Square) and raised an amazing total - £1141! Thank you to everyone who contributed.

We have further collection days at the Tesco store in Haslemere on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th June.

If you miss us, you can donate small amounts online here or larger amounts through our National Site.

If you would like to volunteer to help with collections, please contact us using the details shown on our web site.

Monday, 6 April 2009

Haslemere Committee member honoured

Joan Barber, a long-standing member of Haslemere Local Committee, was honoured at a ceremony at the Café Royal on 6th June 2008, with Cancer Research UK's most prestigious individual honour for supporters, the Flame of Hope award. The certificate was presented by David Newbigging, Chairman of Cancer Research UK.



Joan has been - and still is - an active member of the Haslemere Local Committee for 30 years, and was our Treasurer for 20 years. Joan is pictured with Frankie Gaiter (Haslemere Committee Secretary, left) and Ruth Holden (Haslemere Committee Chairman, right)

If you wonder what's going on...

We've transfered all of the news stories from our main web site to this blog.

This is the news blog of the Haslemere Local Committee of Cancer Research UK. We are the local fundraising committee covering Haslemere, Hindhead, Grayshott and nearby areas.

Our main web site has more information about our local work, events and how to contact us and make donations by cheque. It also has links to areas of the national Cancer Research UK site, which give detail on specific parts of the charity's work and support.