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News from 2014-2015

 

 

Lakeside and woodland walk at Penadlake and Lethytep

 

On Friday 29th and Saturday 30th May 2015, open days were held at Penadlake and Lethytep in North Cornwall. The event was very planned, with people enjoying cream teas and light refreshments after their lakeside and woodland walk. There was a cake stall and a raffle with some great prizes.

 

In total £4,480.00 was raised. The proceeds were shared between Parkinsons Cornwall and the Cornwall branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

 

The branch would like to thank Philip and Faith Hambly and Gordon and Beth Roberts for their fundraising efforts. The event was very well attended and thoroughly enjoyed by all.

 

 

About a Year

 

“About A Year” is an uplifting drama set in London. The film follows David, a twenty-six year old music producer throughout the year of his life following his diagnosis with Motor Neurone Disease. It sees the deterioration of his body during the year and highlights the affects it has on his day to day life, his career which is a labour of love, and his relationships with his family and friends. The film displays both the physical and mental strains MND presents.

 

The aim is to reach the people who have been affected by the disease, offering them something to relate to. To find out more about the project click here

 

 

Quiz night for MND

By Emma Bungay

 

On Friday 23rd October 2015, Lisa and Justin Runnalls held a general knowledge quiz at Bodmin Community College to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

 

The evening involved six specialist rounds and two picture rounds, with a joker to be used at a time each team sees fit. Each round was expertly compered by Paul Harrison.

 

Five committee members from the Cornwall Branch of the MNDA formed “Team MND” and battled it out amongst the other teams.

 

The evening was very well organised, and factored in quick breaks after each few rounds: firstly to dish out pasties, then to replenish drinks.

Quiz Night 

The winners of the quiz were Les Amies with a score of 76; the runners up were Bodmin Rotary with 75; and Mick’s Herbs came third with 72. Barclays entered two teams and the Quizzee Rascals came out on top with a score of 52.

 

The night was a great success. £854.95 was raised on the night and Barclays Bank have match funded this to provide the MNDA with a whopping £1,709.90!

 

The branch would like to thank Lisa and Justin for their fundraising efforts, Paul Harrison for adjudicating and Margaret and Bryan, who were instrumental in ensuring the event ran smoothly. The money raised will stay in Cornwall and help MND patients and families in the South West.

 

 

A Ride to Remember

By Emma Bungay

 

On Saturday 19th September 2015, a lovely summer day, Richard Hughes and his daughter Beth took part in a bike ride to raise money for MND. They were accompanied by wife and mother Sarah Hughes, and the family’s furry friends, all kitted out in MND tee-shirts!

 

The pair cycled 36 miles in total; from Bodmin to Wenford Bridge, then on to Padstow, and all the way back again. Richard is a seasoned rider and took to the ride easily, but Beth was particularly brave for facing the challenge, as she does not cycle as often.

 

Beth works tirelessly for various charities and the MNDA is especially significant to the family, given that 10 years ago, the family lost Sarah’s Dad to Motor Neurone Disease. Beth raised £200 on Just Giving and Richard has raised in excess of £300, which is a fantastic amount.

 

The branch would like to thank the Hughes family for their fundraising effort. The money raised will go to people in Cornwall living with MND.

 

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Mawgan Church Fete raises over £100 for MND

By Emma Bungay

 

After the following article was written, but prior to it being uploaded, Christopher Roberts unfortunately passed away on 5th September 2015. This event was one of the last times he was able to get out and about. His wife Lesley says that he really enjoyed the day. Christopher was given a lovely send off on 18th September and will be sorely missed by family and friends alike.

 

On Saturday 8th August the warmest day of the year so far, a church fete was held in Mawgan, near Helston. There were art displays, cake stalls and outdoor games that drew in a big crowd.

 

Lesley Roberts and her husband Chris, who has Motor Neurone Disease, ran an MND stall at their local church fete along with committee member Christine Bungay. The usual merchandise filled the stall, as well as a raffle with two big prizes and Christmas cards for sale.

 

Lesley also sold copies of her daughter’s charity single (downloadable on iTunes); “Levels”. By the end of the day these were sold out and there was talk of having some more made up for future fundraising sessions! Chloe wrote the song when she found out her Dad had been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, and as a music student, this was her chosen outlet to illustrate her feelings about it. She has had the song released and the bulk of the proceeds will be going to the MNDA.

 

The raffle was drawn at 16.30 and the two big prizes: the large box of Cornish goodies, and the DVD copy of The Theory of Everything; were won by two lucky winners. The winners of the outdoor games were also announced, and they received certificates for their achievements.

 

The total amount raised which will go into Christopher’s FightBack fund is £127.20 (plus further collection box money to be counted at a later date). All money raised will go to help people in Cornwall living with MND. A great day was had by all.

 

Lesley Roberts writes a blog about her experiences with MND. (See the top of this page)

 

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Music in the Park

Inskip FamilyWritten by Marianne Inskip

 

Music in the Park is a very popular annual event held in Crantock village in Cornwall. This year on the 4th August the Inskip family: Ian, diagnosed with MND in January of this year; his daughter Katherine; and wife Marianne ran a stall to raise money for the Cornwall branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association. They were assisted by son-in-law Jeremy and grandchildren Matthew and Daniel and they sold homemade buns, plants and embroidered cards alongside the MNDA merchandise.

 

The family raised £48.48 in total. Some of the money raised came from profits from the sale of signed copies of Ian’s book Ordeal by Exocet, which describes events as they happened on board HMS Glamorgan during the Falklands War in 1982. Ian was the navigator on board during the war.

 

 

Open Garden at Launceston Farm.

By Emma Bungay

 

Jeremy Durrant
Sarah with Jeremy Durrant and family

On 28th June 2015, an open garden was held at Kitcham Farm in Launceston in Cornwall.

 

The event took place on a lovely sunny day, which allowed for people to mingle and share their experiences of Motor Neurone Disease.

 

The open garden offered tea, coffee and delicious home made cakes in exchange for donations. One of our committee members, Sarah Hughes attended the event, and had the pleasure of meeting Jeremy Durrant and his family, who are local to Launceston.

 

The day was a great success and raised lots of awareness of MND. The total amount raised is yet to be confirmed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsored walk raises money for MND

By Emma Bungay

 

A sponsored walk held by Eve Govier on Sunday 17th May raised £2,060 for Motor Neurone Disease.

 

Eve and 21 others started their walk at Lanner Farm and crossed the fields towards Kea, stopping only at the Halwyn Tea Rooms to enjoy the wonderful views across the creek whilst getting refreshments.

 

The walkers asked their friends and family to sponsor them on the walk, and Eve says that she was “overwhelmed by the generosity of everyone”.

 

Jackie SnowEve, who wanted to raise money when she lost a friend of hers, Jackie Snow, to the disease, commented that “Jackie was a wonderful person and she lived through the agony of MND without complaint even though her faculties were slowly slipping away from her.

 

She was loved by the nurses in the nursing home in Truro and even towards the end managed to make them laugh. She is sorely missed by anyone who knew her.”

 

Eve kept a photo of Jackie in pocket during the walk so that she was with them in spirit.

 

The money raised by Eve and the other walkers has been well received by the Cornwall branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association and it will be invaluable to people living with MND in the local area.

 

 

Cornwall Country Link Christmas Party raises money for MND

By Emma Bungay

Christmas Party Cheque

 

Last year, Cornwall Country Link held a Christmas party that raised money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Members of the countryside social club attended the party at The Falmouth Hotel on 20th December 2014. There was a raffle with some great prizes, a Christmas cracker tombola and a theoretical game where participants had to guess how far a reindeer could travel on a pound of oats (like miles to a gallon but miles to a pound of oats instead).

 

Country Link was established in 1985 and the Cornwall branch alone has almost 100 members who take part in a range of activities throughout the year. Valda Gazzard, Chairman of Cornwall Country Link, was very pleased to announce at our recent AGM, that they raised £450 for Motor Neurone Disease at their Christmas party. She presented Peggy Keverne, one of the longest serving members of our branch, with the cheque on Thursday 16th April.

 

The group made the decision to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association because a long time member of Country Link, Jackie Snow, was living with MND. Unfortunately she passed away in December of last year. Jackie had many close friends within the group and it was because of seeing how quickly her condition progressed that the group decided that they wanted to raise some money and awareness for the cause. They also raised money for the Merlin MS Centre which, interestingly, focuses on another degenerative neurological condition, Multiple Sclerosis. Roy Keverne, acting Chair of the Cornwall branch of the MND Association, thanked Valda and her team for their fundraising efforts.

 

 

Annual General Meeting at the Carnon Inn

By Emma Bungay

 

The Cornwall Branch Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place on 16th April at Carnon Inn. Committee members and fundraisers from across Cornwall came to hear how successful this last year has been in terms of raising awareness of Motor Neurone Disease. Roy Keverne, acting Chair, opened the meeting at 7.30 and welcomed everyone to the event. He started by introducing the new members of the committee: Branch Secretary; Cathey Aitkenhead and Publicity Officer; Emma Bungay.

 

After Roy welcomed everyone and went through the ways in which the branch assists people who are living with MND, committee members for the upcoming year were confirmed and new member David Maloret was welcomed. Then Hilary, the branch treasurer, gave her report. She commented that throughout the most recent financial year, the branch has raised more money than in the previous year. Individuals and groups of locals were congratulated on the various ways they have raised money and awareness. From skydives and ice bucket challenges to cinema collections, there have been some very interesting methods. One such fundraiser was Derek Williamson, committee member who over the last 6 years has helped raise over £100,000 for Motor Neurone Disease. Derek organises annual golf days, both in Cornwall and Spain. The next golf day at Lanhydrock Hotel and Golf Course is on 8th May and the branch hopes to beat last year’s total of £6,400.

 

After Roy declared the AGM closed, some members of the meeting shared their fundraising stories and gave praise to Elsie’s Diary, a popular feature of the website. Mary Frost, Branch contact and Associate Visitor, and her husband Bryan were publically thanked for holding committee meetings in their house each month, and for their tireless efforts in supporting members of the Branch and, indeed, the MND community as a whole.

 

Hilary Fairfield introduced herself as the Regional Delivery Manager for the South West, and spoke about her plans to get local branches to meet and work as a unit. The idea is to strengthen the networks between branches and ensure that they work together in the fight against Motor Neurone Disease. She praised the Cornwall Branch and longstanding members Roy and Peggy Keverne, and commented that the AGM was very well attended. A raffle was drawn and refreshments were organised by the committee and pasties provided a local bakery.

 

To signal the end of the meeting, professional singer Andy and accompanist Dave performed for everyone. Songs such as Danny Boy and The Rose were performed with energy and enthusiasm whilst people took reflection on the evening.

 

All in all, the AGM was a great success and the committee would like to thank everyone who attended. The next open meeting is in October. Details to follow.

 

 

MND Awareness Month June 2015

 

Christopher Roberts was diagnosed with MND in May 2014 after first having symptoms 6 months previously. He has bravely done a short video to raise awareness of the devastating effects of this disease which has no cure. To see the video, which is on a separate page,  click on the image below:

 

 

 

Lanhydrock Golf Day 2015

By Emma Bungay

 

On 8th May, a grey and blustery day, Derek Williamson did not let the weather stop him from teaming up with the Bodmin Rotary Club and holding a golf day in aid of Motor Neurone Disease.

 

Derek Williamson and the Rotary Club of Bodmin organized one of the largest charity golf events to take place at Lanhydrock and, quite possibly, Cornwall. It all started when Derek lost his son and ex-wife to MND within 25 days of each other back in 2007. He lost his sister-in-law to the disease 20 years prior to this. Derek quickly decided that he wanted to raise money and awareness for the cause and he set about organizing his first charity golf day with Bodmin Rotary Club in 2008. Since then, 6 years of golf events (both in Cornwall and Spain) have taken place and over £100,000 has been raised for Motor Neurone Disease.

 

Derek is a very active member of the Association, in terms of fundraising and raising awareness. He has given talks on Motor Neurone Disease and the work the association do. He has also attended various rotary clubs and other groups informing people of some common symptoms of MND and highlighting the assistance that is available to people living with MND in Cornwall.

 

On 8th May, forty teams of 4 took to the green at Lanhydrock Hotel and Golf Course and played in a texas scramble format. Despite the unfortunate wet weather, golfers played strong and finished the course with some great scores.

 

The golf day opened at 8.15. Derek Williamson, Peter Ripley (President of the Rotary Club), Graham and Clare Bond (owners of the Lanhydrock Hotel), Andy Coppin (Bodmin Mayor), Julie Abbot from Barclays, Peter Bray and Peter Williams from the rotary club were all in attendance at the opening.

 

The day went very well, tee off times were kept to and players enjoyed a challenging round. Members of the Cornwall branch were on hand to organize and draw the raffle, which in itself raised over £1,200. Prizes were generously given by local businesses, some of whom are listed below.

 

A presentation was held in the evening of the golf day, and players stayed behind to watch the prizes being given out.

 

The President of the Rotary Club gave a few words about what a great day it had been and the fact that we should be very thankful to Derek, who did a great job organizing the day.

 

Derek said a few words, thanking the rotary club very much for their assistance before and during the day. He said that we should thank ourselves for being there and for dealing with the “Cornish mizzle”. He said that it was great that people were willing to participate in the golf event for such a “serious cause”.

 

The results of the golf day are as follows:

After the event, it was announced that £6,100 was raised for the Motor Neurone Disease. The Cornwall branch of the MNDA would like to thank everyone who took part, especially Graham and Clare Bond, the owners of Lanhydrock Hotel and Golf Course, for their hospitality. We would also like to thank Bodmin Rotary Club for their superb assistance in organizing and helping to run the golf event.

 

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Thank you to everyone who contributed to the raffle. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

 

Clippy’s Haircutting Co

Kelly’s of Cornwall

Proper Cornish

Cummings of Bodmin

Cornwall Hotel

Bodmin Specsavers

Trago Mills

Virag Indian Cuisine

Bodmin and Wenford Railway

JD Wetherspoon in Bodmin

Westberry Hotel

Tickets to the Wizard of Oz Musical

Malcolm Barnecutt

Mercedes – A special raffle was held for someone to win a weekend in a Mercedes. Our very own Bryan Frost won this prize!

 

 

Spring Festival at Bodmin Nursery raises over £4,500.

By Emma Bungay

 

On 18th and 19th April 2015, two of the brightest and warmest days of the year so far, Bodmin Nursery held their annual Spring Festival. Historically, the Spring Festival is a charity event run by the Nursery for their visitors. This year there were face painters, harpists and Reiki Masters offering complimentary sessions to name but a few aspects of the festival. All money raised at the tea tent went to the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Margaret Hammond, whose sister Rosie was diagnosed with MND three years ago, organized the event along with her daughters Natalie, Kirsty and Julie. Margaret’s family and friends assisted in running the tea tent; serving delicious home-made cakes, biscuits and sweet and savoury treats. There was also a tombola, crafts stall and a second hand book sale.

 

Hayley, Rosie’s daughter commented that “We have been totally overwhelmed by the event and all the people […] participating in the event […] and developing a greater awareness of what MND is all about.” Events like this one are very important for raising awareness as well as funds for research. David Maloret, a recent addition to the Cornwall Branch of the Association, said that he was surprised to hear how many people had been affected by the disease on some level. As one of the greeters at the entrance of the Nursery directing people towards the tea tent, David was able to speak with people about their experiences and found that a lot of people had lost friends or family members to the disease.

 

Over the two days, hundreds of people visited the MND tea tent and indulged in tea and cake. There was a steady stream of customers and the stewards of the Nursery commented that at one point, the car park had reached full capacity. At 3pm on the Sunday, a raffle was drawn by one of the committee members. Local businesses donated some very generous raffle prizes; one of which was won by Rosie herself. Everyone rallied around to help the weekend run smoothly and people gave generously to the cause. This is why it should come as no surprise that over £4,500 in total was raised for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

 

The Hammond family are delighted with the amount of money and awareness that was raised during their event, and wish to thank everyone who took part.

 

Photographs courtesy of Lisa Stephens and freelance photographer Peter Glaser.


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MND Support Group Lunch

By Emma Bungay

 

On 17th March 2015, a bright and sunny Tuesday, we held our annual support group lunch at Porth Veor Manor in Newquay; a stunning hotel in a fantastic location, overlooking Porth Beach. There was a great turnout, with 55 supporters, fundraisers and people living with MND in attendance.

 

A pre-lunch drink offered the ideal opportunity to catch up with old friends and establish new connections with people in a similar situation. Mary, vice chair and associate visitor, announced Cathy and Emma as new committee members and also introduced some of the patients the branch works with. They were all warmly welcomed by everyone.

 

The meals were pre-ordered from a comprehensive menu, and all arrived in a timely fashion. There was the opportunity to have a dessert from their specials menu (who could resist?!), and tea and coffee were brought to the tables to complete the meal. The customer service was brilliant and, as always, we were very fortunate that they excelled at serving a party of so many.

 

There were some very exciting raffle prizes, one of these being a meal for two at the Porth Veor Manor, kindly donated by the Hotel Owner, Jeff. There were many raffle prize winners and they were all happy to receive a variety of gifts, from hand towels to handbags. The total amount raised on the day was £219.97. Angela Williams raised £51.94 by selling her handmade cards and novelty felt birds. All of this money will go to helping people in Cornwall living with MND.

 

The lunch ran very smoothly and we look forward to the next one! If you were unable to make it on this occasion, please consider joining us next time. The website will be updated with the details in due course.

 

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Tandem Skydive raises £2014 in 2014

By Emma Bungay

 

The 1st March 2015 marked the second anniversary of the loss of one of our MND family. Bob Bungay was diagnosed with MND on 31st October 2012 after displaying some of the key symptoms: the dropping of his foot, slurred speech, and falling over. The disease progressed very quickly and he passed away on 1 March 2013 surrounded by his loving family.

 

In late 2013 Bob’s wife Christine, a frequent user of the MND Forum, decided to join a group of others and sign up for a tandem skydive. The event, which became known as Jumpfest, was arranged to take place at Old Sarum Airfield in Salisbury, Wiltshire on 24th May 2014. Zoe Ball, TV and Radio Presenter decided to take part and the event was set to be a resounding success. Unfortunately, due to wet weather conditions on the day, many of the people scheduled to jump were not able to for safety reasons. However, Christine and the 16 members of her family who travelled to support her did not let it dampen their spirits. She rebooked her skydive for 20th July 2014 at the Cornish Parachute Club in Perranporth. Christine does not regret her visit to Salisbury because it was a great opportunity to meet other MND fundraisers and people living with MND, many of whom she has kept in touch with. She and her daughters were also excited to meet Zoe Ball whose step Dad suffered from MND. They exchanged stories of their experiences and when it was Zoe’s turn to jump (when the weather had improved), all eyes looked to the skies. The day was filled with laughter, tears, and shared memories.

 

On the morning of 20th July, Christine and her family and friends made their way to Perranporth for the big jump. After a 6 hour wait to allow the weather to stabilise, Christine got into her jumpsuit and oversized MND T-Shirt and ascended to the skies. While everyone watched from the ground with silent awe, Christine jumped to her free-fall and quickly maneuvered into a gliding position for the rest of the dive. From start to finish the whole process took less than 20 minutes but the experience will stay with her for a lifetime. When asked about the jump, Christine commented “There are no words”. Needless to say it took her breath away.

 

Inspired by the loss of his wife’s step Dad, Stephen Robinson also took to the skies on 20th July at Perranporth. He thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, saying “the skydive was so exhilarating and uplifting”. He said the jump helped to put his life into perspective and made him realise how lucky he is.
Stephen and Christine had a very large group of family and friends supporting them as they took their jump of faith, and both of them said that they would do it again.

 

Christine raised £2014.50 in total and Stephen raised £547. Both amounts have been added to Bob’s tribute fund which, at the moment, stands at £2679.

 

All of the money raised will stay in Cornwall and will go to local people living with MND and their families.

 

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Ice Bucket Challenge Success

By Emma Bungay

 

Last summer the Ice Bucket Challenge phenomenon took over Great Britain. Initially thought to have started in America as a way to raise awareness for ALS, also known as MND, the Ice Bucket Challenge soon made its way to the UK. Barnsley couple Paula and Robert Maguire set up a Just Giving page and encouraged friends and family to take part and to donate to the MNDA. Their original target of £500 was soon blown out of the water and donations for over £3.5m flooded in within a three week period. To date, over £7m has been raised in the UK from the Ice Bucket Challenges alone.

 

On 11th February 2015 there was a special event held in London to celebrate how much was raised and to explain what the money will be used for. Local couple Lesley Roberts and husband Chris, who is living with MND, were invited to attend the evening due to their early involvement in the Ice Bucket Challenge. Despite initial travel struggles due to miscommunication on what the couple’s needs were, Lesley and Chris made it to London in one piece. They met with other fundraisers and MND sufferers from across the country and lifelong friendships were made. Lesley commented on her blog that “we all greeted each other like we were a long lost family, all of us brought together under the worst of circumstances, but all the stronger for knowing each other.” She and Chris met with Princess Anne, Michael Ball and some key figures from the MND Association. They “felt honoured to have spoken to [Lucy Hawking]” even though it wasn’t until after speaking with her that Chris told Lesley who she was!

 

Throughout the evening, attendees were introduced to Princess Anne, who is heavily involved with the MND Association. They were informed that the Association have committed £8.5m from the Ice Bucket Challenges and individual donations which will be used for research, training and awareness. £5.1m of this will be spent on research; including new drugs testing projects and the largest MND international gene-hunt. Over £1m will be used to fund volunteers, and £¾m to be used on a 2yr UK wide awareness campaign. They will also set up two new specialist care centres and train four specialist nurses.
Chris and Lesley were approached about being interviewed and, despite being a bit nervous, they said yes. The interviews conducted that evening were scheduled to be shown on the applicable ITV regional news channels. Lesley has since commented that she is “not sure [she is] going to actually be able to watch it, but hopefully it will do a little more to raise MND awareness and that is what is important.”

 

The Ice Bucket Challenge may have seemed like a fleeting fad but the effect of the money and awareness raised for Motor Neurone Disease will continue to make a difference for years to come.

 

To read more of Lesley’s blog, click here www.soulpixie.blogspot.co.uk

 

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Raising money at the Regal.

 

Raising money at the Regal

From left to right: Chris Roberts, Chloe Roberts, Emma Bungay, Christine Bungay, Lesley Roberts, Josie Burdon.

£346.84 was raised for the Motor Neurone Disease Association on 1st January 2015 at the first showing of "The Theory of Everything" at the Regal Cinema and Theatre in Redruth.

 

The film chronicles the early life and the daily struggles that Professor Stephen Hawking, theoretical physicist and sufferer of ALS (MND), faced in the wake of his diagnosis. The film is expected to be invaluable at raising awareness of Motor Neurone Disease and has been nominated for no less than 10 Bafta awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress. Stephen Hawking himself gave it his seal of approval.

 

Lesley Roberts, Christine Bungay and a few others set up a table in the foyer of the cinema in order to raise money for and awareness of this debilitating disease, which both Christine's and Lesley's families have been affected by. Many of the audience were interested to find out that ALS and MND are, in fact, the same thing.

 

The evening was a great success and those involved would like to formally thank the Regal Cinema for their help. Thanks also to everyone who donated to this very worthwhile cause. All money raised will stay in Cornwall and will go towards getting the right equipment for people living with MND.

 

As Stephen Hawking says "while there is life, there is hope". We live in hope of a cure.

 


 

Penzance Rotary Club Sponsored Walk

Jill Orchard and her two sisters plus 2 husbands and a friend did a 7.5 mile sponsored walk for MND with Penzance Rotary Club on Sunday 28th September 2014 near Mounts Bay. They raised an impressive £605.75 for MND. They presented their cheques to MND at the Cornwall Branch's Open Evening on Thursday 16th October at The Carnon Inn, Carnon Downs.

 

Jennette and Laurel Eathorne provided the entertainment at our Open Evening. They sang a variety of songs and told Cornish yarns. They were a great success. There were about 75 people present.

Penzance Rotary Sponsored Walk

From left to right: Jill Orchard, Sheila Saunders, Peter Saunders, Margaret Saundry and Pamela James. Included in the cheque was £57 from Len Newman but he was unable to make the evening.

Penzance Rotary Sponsored Walk

Our president, Roy Keverne in the middle with Jennette and Laurel Eathorne


 

Brigidine College St Ives do the Ice Bucket Challenge

Year 12 recently completed the ice bucket challenge to raise funds for MND. Well done, Year 12!

Click the image to see the video:

 

Brigidine College St Ives

 


 

Sticker Rally. August 2014

 

Jeremy and Shirley Jackson

Jeremy and Shirley Jackson at

Sticker Rally, Nr St Austell. 3 August 2014

Terry, Brandon and Flo Hughes

Terry, Brandon and Flo Hughes helping Jeremy & Shirley Jackson on the Sticker Tombola!


 

St Day Line DancersSt. Day Line Dancers

Peter Wicks and representatives from the Cornwall RNLI receive a cheque from Terry & Maureen Prisk, representing the St Day Linedancers who collected £ 200 for each charity. It was a wonderful evening despite Peter looking a little startled!

 













 

White Mountain C. W. Club at Treviscoe

On Saturday the 10th May 2014, the club held their monthly live dance night and on this occasion presented a cheque, of £500, to their charity of the year 2013/4 which was Motor Neurone Disease. Photos below show the committee with Peter Wicks and one of Alan Gregory who played a fantastic three set evening, even taking time to serenade Kath, a long time devotee of linedance, who was celebrating her “?” birthday.