Race Night

Despite an "eleventh hour" change of venue, this event at the Hallmark Hotel was a great success. The room setting and table decorations gave a very special feel to the occasion which was attended by more than 150 of our family, friends and supporters. A huge amount of preparatory work was done in terms of planning, including obtaining sponsors for the races and individual horses, obtaining raffle and auction prizes and the event worked like clockwork on the evening. This really was a brilliant night and with the added benefit of some matched funding raised more than £7,000 for the Charity. By popular demand, the event will be repeated in November 2012 !!


Thank you!

A few thank you's to the people who helped a great deal to ensure a successful evening.
  • Our good friend Bev Waters tirelessly hounded our local shops and restaurants for raffle prizes.  Along with her partner in crime and another good friend Jo Carrison, they undertook the massive task of organising and manning the raffle and did a fantastic job. 
  • 'Place your bets!'  Our sister, Pauline and friends Alison, Helen and Nadine were glued to their seats for most of the evening taking bets from the punters.  A very 'slick' performance ladies!
  • Thank you to Jess Lees, Molly Dawson and Bobby Pye for selling raffle tickets on the evening.

Well done all of you - we couldn't have managed without you.


For more pictures, please see the 'photo' page.

Hull 10K

In order to raise local awareness of the charity, we had a great response to our request for runners and joggers to take part in the 2011 Hull 10k.  Everyone gathered for a 'before' photo in Queen Victoria Square and it was brilliant to see the group of 22.  Everyone really enjoyed the experience and some excellent times were recorded with many promises to take part in 2012.  This event generated an amazing £2,700 in sponsorship.  Well done to all who took part or supported the runners.

The ages within our group ranged from 15 to 50 plus with the youngest being our son, Bobby, pictured in the family photo, across.


Please see the photos page for further images from the day.

8th April 2011- Quiz Night at Atkinson's Cafe Bar, The Square, Willerby.

Brendan and Ian masterminded a general knowledge quiz which packed Atkinson's Cafe Bar to the rafters!  This proved to be an excellent night with the 'Carr Laners' eventually taking first place and sharing an Easter Hamper of goodies!  Many thanks to Brendan and Ian for hosting the quiz which raised £166.50.


8th April 2011- Bun Sale at Hook C of E School

Our sister, Janet Huscroft, Headteacher of this school very kindly offered to undertake the first fundraising event for the charity.  With the support of her staff and pupils the event was a great success and raised £165.90 - Thank you Janet and everyone at Hook Primary School.

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