This page is dedicated to club members who are involved in raising funds for various charities and good causes. Please support the activities as much as you can. Thanks.
From Anne Jobbins, 1st XI scorer.
'Imagine standing at the edge of an open doorway, in an aircraft flying at 10,000 feet. Now imagine leaning forward out of that doorway and letting go - falling forward into the clouds, diving down through the air as you start freefalling at over 120mph. Then imagine the peace and quiet as the canopy opens, the steering toggles come down either side of you; and you begin a tranquil parachute descent from a mile up in the air!
Well, on 19th June I stopped imagining; and did it....................and I have the certificate to prove it!
As some of you may know, I have recently been given an unofficial all clear from the Marsden and wanted to do something a little bit different - just because I can! So, after numerous cancelled attempts because of adverse weather conditions, I finally undertook the tandem skydive planned for earlier in the month, on June 19th; and at the same time, as it seemed too good an opportunity to pass up, I raised some money for the hospital.
I would like to take this opportunity again to thank you all for the support you have given me over the last 3 years and for the donations already made, as this has allowed me to reach my £500.00 target.
However, there is still time if you wish to donate, as I still have my Just Giving page; and: www.justgiving.com/Anne-Jobbins is the place to go.
With The Royal Marsden being right on our doorstep, there can be very few people who haven't been affected in some way by the work that they do. Any amount donated, no matter how small will make a huge difference.
Thank you all again.
From Gareth Lambe
I completed the Brighton Marathon last Sunday, April 15th, running in aid of The Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths. The charity puts in a lot of work to help to prevent sudden infant deaths, as well as offering support to those who have the misfortune to suffer such a bereavement. I have already raised a tidy sum for this worthwhile cause and if there are members who would like to contribute a little extra to boost this further that would be greatly appreciated. If anyone would like to sponsor me they can do so at the link here.
Dave Mitchell also completed the Brighton Marathon. See column below.
From Sam Clarkson
UPDATE 7th April 2012:
I completed my bike ride on 7th April from Newcastle to Carlisle along a very hilly section of the Coast to Coast Cycle Route. I rode for just over 9 hours covering a distance of 76 miles in total in the company of my Godfather Tony and a supportive entourage. Many thanks to all who supported the challenge on the day. I would not have completed it without them.
I really apreciatte the financial support that people pledged which will ultimately allow me to take part in the charitable work in India this summer. To see some pictures from the day visit my blog here.
Once again many thanks for your kind donations.
In July I am going as a volunteer to Tirunelveli in Southern India as part of Project India. During my three week stay I have to function in a team and work alongside local craftsmen with the aim of providing long-term infrastructure to people in need.
I have to raise over £2000 in order to attend the programme, so I am undertaking fundraising as well as learning new skills.
My main fundraising activity will be the challenge of cycling the 100km between the Sports Direct Arena (St James Park) and Brunton Park in Carlisle. I'm planning to do this on 8th April.
For those of you that see me locally or at Carlisle matches I'll have sponsor forms with me but for those friends that see me less frequently it would be great if you could e mail me any pledge that you can make. Unfortunately the project does not have charitable status in the UK, so the likes of just giving websites are not available.
You can see the difference that your donation will make by following this link.
From Dave Sampson
I know that next year's London Marathon seems miles away, but for those of us who have 'stupidly' decided to run it, training is already well underway.
I will be running in celebration of my late grandfather; so, if you have a second, please take the time out to visit this link, and I hope you will be able to find some 'spare change' to support me, and more importantly, the Guide Dogs charity.
From Dave Mitchell
I will be running the Brighton Marathon this year and will be fundraising for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
JDRF is the world's leading charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research and raise money to drive their world class research. They aim to find new ways to treat type 1 diabetes and its complications, prevent type 1 from developing and find the cure for people who already have the condition. They also help educate those affected by the condition, healthcare professionals and the general public.
Any donations would be gratefully received. If you are able to sponsor me for this race, please visit this website.