We hold many events where we collect for both local and internation charities. The photographs below cover SOME of those events carried out over the past year
St Goerge's Day Chairty Ball in aid of Essex Air Ambulance
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Camping Equipment Collection & Sale
Several of our fitter members collected equipment left over after the Chelmsford V Festival, this was later sorted by more members at Bev's for sale at Myland Fete where we also had a Tombola Stall. The weather at Myland was atrocious so the remainder of the equipment sold at Colchester Oyster Festival located in Castle Park.
Murder Mystery Evening
Several (very good) amateur actors acted out a murder and teams of six had to determine who was the guilty person. A reasonable sum was collected for charity.
Make Batter Matter
Fish and Chip Supper at Beverley's (again) and almost £300 was collected for the Spinal Injuries Association.
Christmas Spectacular December 2013
During November we organised our second Christmas Spectacular in Colchester Town Hall where we raised around £3000
Where have all the men gone - probably working?
Wine Tasting Night For Kenya Sand Dams ProjectWe held a wine tasting evenin with the wines and food kindly donated by the East Of England Cooperative Society. We collected over £500 which was donated to this charity.
Elaine Bannon gave an excellent talk on her work with the Maasi peoples in Kenya. One of their projects consists of damming the rivers with local stones during the dry season. When the rains arrive, the rivers carry sand which deposits just upstream of the dams which helps to store water for the rest of the year and replenish the aquefers.
Several members of the club spent several hours collecting tents, sleeping bags, chairs etc. left at the end of Chelmsford V Festival. These articles were then sorted and sold at Myland Fete making over £500 for the "End Polio Now" campaign
Several members, their friends and families climbed Snowdon on a beautiful day in June raising £4,000 for ShelterBox.
This year we held an "Art On The Run" event at the the Bentley Garden Show and all members participated in the collection of over 300 paintings. Members of the public were invited to buy a £10 ticket, the number on which corresponded to one of the paintings. We also had held a raffle for a large snail. As a result of this event £1500 has been raised for East Anglia Children's Hospice.
Waitrose Bag Pack
Every Christmas, and sometimes during the year, we each spend the day bag packing in Waitrose in return for a donation from the shoppers! (Photo not taken during a session)
Police Choir Concert
We organised a concert at St Botolphs Church on Saturday 27 October 2012 when we raised over £750 for 'Walking with the Wounded'. Police Choirs from Essex, Suffolk and Hertfordshire combined forces to provide a great musical evening. As compere for the evening Liz Mullen said; It was a fair cop .