Inverurie man, John Cardno, & family, are holding a charity Race Night in the Hopeville Social Club this Friday in aid of Relay For Life. The first race starts at 7.45pm. Continue reading
Once again, we are proud to be involved with charity work. This time, it is Billy who has taken the lead, so I will have to rely on him heavily to keep us informed of progress. My knowledge is that we are sponsoring a charity bike ride by two ex-servicemen from Aberdeen to London on behalf of Help 4 Heros. Their blog can be found here:-
I will be giving a full report once I have had time to get my facts together, unless Billy can add to this posting?
This year we appear to be sponsoring a lot of Cancer Charities (Moonlight Prowl, Cockermouth Race for Life and Jog On for Clic Sargeant for example), and July was no exception, where we supplied T-Shirts to the Mintlaw Mo’s for their 100 mile charity hike from Milngavie to Fort William from July 28 to today.
We have acquired a good set of photographs, via Mo-Sista Jemma, of the team on their walk and are proud to present their gallery here.
Please note that there is still time to donate to the Prostate Cancer Charity by visiting the Mintlaw Mo’s donation page (click here). Please be as generous as you like – every little helps!
A short time ago I put out an appeal for you to support the female staff at Cockermouth school in an effort to raise money for Cancer Research on behalf of one of their colleagues who had recently been diagnosed with the illness. Unfortunately, the team are still well away from their target, so I was hoping that a photo of the ladies wearing their campaign t-shirts might make a few of you jump into action and sponsor them. The sponsorship link is here.
..and some of the ladies are here…..
Please help the Cockermouth School ‘Race for Life’ Team. – goo.gl/ijmLv with either a small donation or a RT.
— Steve Allen (@TheSteveAllen) June 29, 2012
Paton’s Purple Princesses
In February 2012 a colleague was diagnosed with breast cancer and, within a month, had surgery and began a course of chemotherapy.
To say staff at Cockermouth School were shocked is a huge understatement as this colleague is the type of person who, no matter what is going on in her own life, is always thinking of others, and, no matter how busy she is at work, always finds time to listen to everyone else’s problems.
Many staff have rallied (as we all do in these circumstances) and baked and cooked and offered lifts for the family. It’s not a lot but everyone feels helpless at a time like this, which is why we all decided to enter a Cockermouth School team into this year’s Race for Life. We set up a Race for Life group called Paton’s Purple Princesses (purple being our colleague’s favourite colour!) and a fundraising page, then emailed all staff asking for team members and/or donations to our fundraising page. Currently, we have 38 team members and £295 in sponsorship; this doesn’t include any money that has been raised in school, which will be added at a later date. We are grateful to everyone who has donated so far, but I’m sure we can do better. If anyone would like to make a donation to this very worthy cause, please visit our fundraising page (Click to go to link).
We must also extend our thanks to PomPrint, who have generously donated our team t-shirts; we may not be the fastest on the field but we will certainly be the smartest!