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News from 2011-2013




Charity TombolaTHANK YOU

A big thank you to all customers and staff who participated in our charity-tombola in the foyer raising funds for Motor Neurone Disease Association Cornwall on Sunday 1st December 2013. The money raised totalled £234, this will be used where needed most, helping sufferers and their families in Cornwall. We extend our thanks to Asda Stores and Community Life Champion, Stacey Remnant. Again many thanks, Shirley Jackson, Checkouts.










Tehidy Horse Ride

These people rode, trotted, galloped (cantering is for light weights!) around Tehidy Woods, Cornwall to raise money for the Branch. The event was organised by Kim Hempsall (seen on the right) and her mother Denise, and raised almost £150.


Tehidy Horse Ride    Tehidy Horse Ride



Crown Inn

Crown Inn, St Ewe

This is me collecting a cheque for £500 from Richard of the Crown Inn, representing all the St Ewe Quiz Teams. The teams organised by Chris Russel MC and Quiz master, collect money for quiz sheets every Thursday at the Crown Inn, St Ewe, When the funds reach £500 they elect a charity to give it to. The Cornwall Branch were the lucky recipients this month. They are a wonderful group of people and if I knew anything or could fill my head with obscure facts, I would join them every week.


Peter Wicks 7th November 2013


Sticker Cheque

Sticker Fair Raises £2500

This is a Merlin representative from the MS centre with Peter Wicks and Shirley Jackson.


We are receiving cheques following the Sticker Fair and Rally for £2,500 each.


Our thanks go to everyone in Sticker and to Shirley and her husband Jeremy who worked so hard to make this event such a success.










Creative Workshop ParCreative Workshop Par 

Peter Wicks receives a cheque for £370 from Creative workshop who raised the funds playing croquet, line dancing and Pirate day!


They are quite simply an inspiration and example to us all 














Sticker 2013


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2013 Bodmin Ten Tors

Ten Tors

This is the start of 2013 Bodmin Ten Tors - Jeremy Jackson and peter Wicks

Ten Tors

Not half way round! Wet, cold and tired but still smiling! Jeremy Jackson and I finished in just under 6 hours so thanks to everyone who sponsorded us.


2013 Lanhydrock Golf Day


MNDA banners are displayed proudly on the balcony of the 5th MNDA Cornwall Golf Day at Lanhydrock. The event is organised by the Bodmin Rotary and Derek Williamson


Hilary Rogers, Treasurer, Sarah Hampton, MNDA and Peggy Kevern at the start of the 2013 Lanhydrock Golf Day

Roy Kevern - it's the 5th Golf event held at Lanhydrock


Ray and Oliver Stidwell complete 3 Peaks Challenge!

Ray & Oliver are raising money for the Cornwall Branch - and as Ray says they completed the three peaks!....



Mount Snowdon Summit

16 Sept-- 2012, Freezing Howling Gale at 8.50am

Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis Summit

15 Sept 2012

Freezing Howling Gale

"Hi All,

Delighted to confirm that Oliver & I, on summitting Mount Snowdon yesterday morning at 9am, completed our 3 Peaks Challenge this weekend.We reached the top of all 3 & came back down again, which was usually just as tricky!

Attached are photos at the summits of Ben Nevis- Saturday & Snowdon-Sunday. Scafell Pike at Midnight Saturday was too dark! & freezing with yet another howling Gale!

Many Thanks to Everyone for their kind support, which did indeed keep us going, especially in the dark hours.... & there were enough of those!




Many congratulations to Ray and Oliver for a fantastic effort!


Letter to MND Association

In praise of iPad "Speak it" App


St Columb YFC Donation October 2012


St Columb YFC


29 May 2012 Ray Ball Walk for MNDA

Asda Bakery Manager Ray Ball completed a walk from John O'Groats to Lands End in aid of MNDA. Mr Ball's father is himself a sufferer. He has raised in excess of £6000!


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13 May 2012 Bodmin Ten Tors

The Bodmin Ten Tors is run every year by the Bodmin Lions as a vehicle for fund raising. Delighted to say that on completion of the walk almost £500 was raised for the Cornwall Branch.


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MNDA Lunch at Porth Veor


It may have been a damp, foggy day when the annual lunch was held at the Porth Veor Manor Hotel at Porth on Tuesday 13th March, but the atmosphere inside was welcoming, warm and friendly.


Having a pre-lunch drink gives you the time to chat to old acquaintances and make new friends. For the meal itself, a comprehensive menu, including vegetarian meals, is sent to members prior to the lunch, so you can make your choice beforehand. I chose the Cornish sausages, with mash, gravy and a red onion comfit, absolutely delicious. There is a choice of desserts on the day, along with tea or coffee, which completes a satisfying meal


The Porth Veor Hotel stands in an enviable position, overlooking Porth Beach, wonderful views on a clear day. The hotel manager and staff give a first class service, nothing is too much trouble for them. The restaurant is beautifully presented which adds to a sense of occasion, but retains a relaxing style.


So if you were not able to join us on this occasion, do try to come along next time. You will not be disappointed. Remember we are all there for a common purpose, supporting our local MNDA.






THE 27th annual Penryn Easter seven-a-side tournament was a massive success as hundreds of spectators visit the Memorial Ground for a fun filled Easter Sunday.


The weather was kind, with no rain. Ten teams entered, which meant two pools of five, 20 pool matches on two pitches, two semi- finals, a plate final and a cup final.


Most of the teams were based on Cornish Rugby clubs, but Stevenage RFC entered as they were in Cornwall for a stag party.


Two teams had a mixture of Cornwall based players and players from further afield.


Speaking about the event organiser and Penryn RFC past president Dermot Shier, said: “The level of Rugby ability varied, but every team had at least four matches, and played thoroughly enjoyable Rugby in the traditional spirit of our sevens - the tournament is unashamedly a fun event.


“A good crowd of spectators came to enjoy the occasion; there was lots of music in evidence; the famous Falmouth Marine Band played in an interval in the proceedings; and there was a real ale festival laid on by local brewery Skinners.


“The teams played in a variety of colourful imaginative kit, and some of them were sponsored. The baker W C Rowe donated ten Rugby balls for the tournament. There were only three referees, so they had more exercise than anyone.


“This year we abandoned the idea of cash prizes and instead raised money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.


“The impression was that this was a popular change. We chose Motor Neurone Disease because one of our past players, and brother of our chairman, has the disease. He played fly-half for Penryn, Cornwall and England U18's in the 1960's. People were very generous, so that over one thousand pounds was raised for the charity.


The plate final was won by Redruth Colts who beat Penryn Saracens by 20 points to 17. And the cup final was won by Capio Eggs who beat Kernow Kingers. After the Rugby a carnival atmosphere devel- oped, and traditional Rugby refresh- ments were enjoyed..


Dermot Shier, added: “The successful 7s tournament was just part of a successful weekend of Rugby at The Borough, and this was because of the enormous amount of hard work put in by so many people. We will be back in 2013.”




Boogie NightBoogie Night!!


This photo shows George & Jackie Bateman who along with Terry Chapman organised a 60s & 70s Music Night, Dance & Supper at the Eagle House, Launceston on 11th November last.


Approx. 130 people attended & a most enjoyable time was had by all. £1,452 was raised for Cornwall MNDA funds. They have booked the same venue this time with Johnny Cowling for 12th October 2012 to raise further funds for the Association.







Lanhydrock LunchLunch at Lanhydrock


At the beginning of October Mary Frost organised another delicious lunch for over forty friends of the branch at Lanhydrock Golf Club. Christmas cards were on sale as well as a wide range of scarves knitted by Pauline Colenso. Raffle tickets were sold for a blanket that Pauline had crocheted. The draw will be made at the branch open meeting later in the month.







Charity Mountain Trek Completed

"I Climbed a mountain, and my uncle was diagnosed with MND..." See the Youtube video here:



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