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How others have already helped
A huge thank you to all the shoppers at Waitrose, Norwich, who chose to put their charity green coin in the CHECT box during October. CHECT member Stephen Poundall nominated the charity to be a recipient of the Waitrose Community Matters campaign many months earlier but it was worth the wait when Ewan Boarder and his Mum Sam collected a cheque for £425 on behalf of the Trust. This will be helping to fund our next members meet-up which is taking place at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse just outside of Norwich.
Why not nominate CHECT at your local Waitrose.
Pounds for Penalties
Ricky Simons' club Brentford FC kindly agreed for him to arrange a penalty shoot out during half time in their match against Peterborough on a chilly late November evening. The two teams the CHECT 6 against the GPG went head to head with a final score of 3-2 to the GPG.
Ricky said "Although we lost I did score my penalty. All the lads had a great time and we are already thinking of our next fundraiser. I'm very pleased with how it all went and to top it off Brentford also won."
The £500 raised on the night will be added to Ricky's Just Giving page where he is collecting sponsorship for his marathon run next year.
A big thank you to Brentford FC for giving us this fantastic opportunity and well done to Ricky for a fantastic and original fundraising event.
This beautiful rocking horse was lovingly handcrafted and donated to CHECT by Mr George Dean of Dover. The rocking horse named Dazzle by our younger members, spurred our Trustee Ben Revill into action this autumn. He decided to create a full evening’s entertainment with a charity auction and dinner in Wimbledon. Securing over 20 lots, arranging some great food and the services of Hugh Edmeades from Christies to take charge of the bidding a wonderful night was had by all and over £7,000 was raised for CHECT with Dazzle bringing in £1000!
Around 70 guests bought tickets to attend the auction held in the St Mary’s Garden Room. Welcomed with a glass of champagne and canapés people soon found their tables and met new friends. Dinner was served, a great array of curries produced by a local catering company and, after everyone was full, the real activity started. Ben welcomed everyone and then handed over to Hugh who did a masterful job of managing bidding wars and securing the maximum amount for each unique lot for the benefit of CHECT.
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How you can help support us
You can support us by Fundraising or perhaps you know of an organisation like the Lions Club (above) that supports charities?