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St Stephen's C of E Primary School Open Day This little school had an open day and I was asked if I could help. The school had the presence of former school pupils,local councillors,Rossendale and Darwen MP Jake Berry. There was a special unveiling of a plaque in remembrance of former Chair of Governors Professor Clive Willis for is dedication and services to the school and community of Tockholes. The school had a Bake Off Cake competition and winner was Casper. All funds raised from the cake and biscuit sale was in aid of Macmillan Cancer Pictured left rear is Head Dominic James Rick Willis, MP Jake Berry and Martin Willis jointly carrying out the unveiling.
The Three Towers Walk (from Turton Tower to Darwen Tower to Hoghton Tower) Mill Hill Working Men's club was the venue for the Macmillan Morning coffee cheque presentation With other events such as a coffee morning held by the staff at Asda Blackburn and help from the Navigation Inn, the final total was £3,173.96. They thanked Darwen Coaches and City Taxis for transport to and from the Towers and also P & M Catering and Mill Working Men's Club for the venue.
Tickled Pink Fundraising Well the year has gone and the fundraising began again. I dressed daft Tickled Pink tee shirt (Thank you Asda)Pink tie and my famous pink ears and wig. hen I got home the colour from the wig ran on the tee shirt colour, trust the Mrs she did manage to get it removed. Thanks Mrs P Pictured her is Margaret Smith and old friend, when she saw me she rolled out in a fit of laughter, don't blame her as I said "Who cares Maggie, as long as I cane help the good cause, it shall be done". Margaret thanks for the support that you always give me, with whatever the cause. She bought some merchandise and insisted on a photo with me
Ivy St Community Centre Fundraising Ivy St Community Centre held a fundraising event in aid of Cancer Research and Bouncy Castle Appeal for the community centre activity use, which the current one now is in urgent need of replacement. The centre is continuously raising funds for this and other materials which require replacing due to everyday wear and tear.The community centre welcomes any form of donations from the residents, services users and members of the general public. The community centre's management and volunteers would like thank for the support, generosity and donations from the local businesses and public. Hey and do you know my luck? I won a pair of ladies high heel shoes, light pink, hmmm last straw to this win my size as well. I and a few of the colleagues had a good chuckle. The event raised a fantastic sum of £374 to be distributed evenly. Pictured left to right rear is volunteer Michelle Gooden, member of the public and Ewood Ward Labour Councillor Jim Casey on the tombola stall trying his luck.
Ramsey's Ace Kickboxing team carried out a bag pack at the store and raised an amazing sum of £604 for their club. The Gym/Club is less than a mile away from the store and the team compromises of both males and females of various ages. The team were proud to have displayed some of their titled trophies and belts. Sensei Paul Ramsey (far left) was delighted the generosity with the donation given by our customer and would like to extend the groups thanks to the management, staff and customers of the store Well done to all.
Apna Ghar Age UK Blackburn with Darwen Annual Fundraising at Bangor St Another year has gone by and here we were at Bangor St carrying out another fundraising. I was at the tombola and raffle tickets. The venue had garment stalls, face painting, henna painting, refreshment stalls, including candy floss and hot sweet corn to which you could add your own flavours to suit your palate. The corn stall was run by former colleague Saj, nephew and friend. Hmm I had to go for the typical medium heat Asian style variety of chilli sauces etc, boy yummy!! Yummy!! and to cool it down you've got it candy floss, cup cake Joan and Allan Cook service users of Shadsworth Community Centre were also present, Joan away with her knitting away. I asked Joan if she'd knit an item for me and she said yes. A good day with this fundraising and thanks to all for volunteering and donations.
We had the Guide Dogs Blackburn branch with volunteers who carried out a fundraising at the store and raised £409.66. The branch secretary Alan Dean and the team of volunteers would like to thank the store and their customers for the fantastic support and generous donations. Pictured rear Secretary Alan Dean and front left to right Debbie Platt with son Isaac Platt giving a donation, Guide Dog Burley and volunteers Bob Dysart who is blind himself. If you look closer, you're able see Burley who couldn't resist in his way of saying thanks to young Isaac with his donations. Well done to all particularly to Isaac and Burley for their fantastic pose, as to get both to do this is 1 in a million, cause there is always one who gets fidgety and not wanting in keeping still. Beat that one
SHINE is part of a registered charity organisation called Alternative Futures Group. The name SHINE stands for Shared Hobbies Interest And New Enterprises. The group have branches in various locations throughout the UK. SHINE supports those who have learning disabilities and any other supporting needs. The group’s venue is held at the Ivy Street Community Centre and meets every Friday from the hours of 10.30 till 2.30. They are looking for expand and have more available days subject to the demand. The group charges a small fee of £5 which includes refreshments, light lunch and the usage of any art or materials. Any items that are made the service user are welcome to keep their work. I would certainly recommend it to anybody, no matter what their disability is. You are welcome to visit and see if it’s suitable by just turning up on the day and trying it out. The group relies and welcomes donations from the public whether it’s money, material or personal support. The group has grown in numbers week by week and continues to do so. Well done guys good pose eh!!!