Thursday, 31 July 2008

St Edmund's School 2008

St. Edmund's School, Hindhead, raised a fantastic sum of over £4,500 in their 12 Hour Sponsored Swim. The event was organised by teacher Nick Rowley, and colleagues. This is the fourth time that the school has raised a significant amount for Cancer Research UK, and we are very grateful for this support.

The boys swam in relays for twelve hours, starting and finishing with the school swimming team. Every boy took part including the four-year-old son of one of the senior teachers! Photo: Some of the boys present the cheque to Ruth Holden, Cancer Research UK Haslemere Local Committee chairman.

The boarders enjoyed a barbecue after the swim was completed.

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Grayshott Ball-goers raise funds for Cancer Research UK

An elegant marquee in the grounds of Amesbury School was the venue on Saturday 5th July for this year's Grayshott Ball. After an excellent dinner provided by David McCoy, the equally excellent band - May Contain Nuts - kept the revellers on their feet with a wide selection of very danceable music.

The highlight of the night, after a successful raffle that raised over £800 for Cancer Research, was a last-minute offer by Richard Lago of Carat Associates, to auction two day-long charters in the flagship of his luxury yacht fleet out of Portsmouth around the Solent. The two highest-bidding couples - Sue & Rod Neale and Valerie & Glen Blake - between them bid over £1000 for the nautical delights and , of course, towards the charity. So a very enjoyable evening resulted in support for a very worthwhile cause.

After the final sums were done, the total donation was £2200 - well done to the organisers and thank you Grayshott!

Pictured (from left to right):

Ruth Holden, Chairman of the Haslemere Local Committee for Cancer Research, accepting a cheque for £1835 from members of the Grayshott Ball organising group; Jenny Philo, Sheila Smillie and Barrie Archer.