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Bucket Collection at Morrisons Supermarket

Morrisons logo  

Three 2-day bucket collections have taken place outside Morrisons supermarket during 2007.

The amounts raised have been -

2nd and 3rd March
 
£431
20th and 21st July
 
£462
23rd and 24th November
 
£608

The usual Newmill team has been joined by some of the students who visited Uganda in October 2006.

Our collectors broke their record by raising £608 in November.



Male Voice Choir Concert

St. Buryan Male Voice Choir gave a concert at Gulval Parish Church on Friday 9th November.

The programme also included contributions from the Musical Matthews Family and John Harry, the Cornish storyteller. Russell Whitlock was the compere.

The event was very well attended and made £420 for ACE.

 
St Buryan Choir

A Marathon Run for ACE

Eden at the Finish

 

Eden Quayle ran the Isle of Man marathon on 12th August in aid of ACE and raised £937 in sponsorship.

He has known Angela since he was a pupil at Trythall Primary School and was often found roaming the wilds of Ding Dong with her son Russell when he was a child.

He found out about ACE and wanted to help. Running a marathon was the first thing that came to mind!

Eden is currently doing volunteer teaching at the schools which we suggort in Uganda. You can read his latest reports by clicking here.

Following the marathon, he sent us this report -

The marathon was completed at 12.55pm on Sunday, in a time of 3 hours 55mins!

It was an amazing run, there were ups and downs, sunshine and rain, it had it all. The last 5 miles, I would say, was one of the greatest challenges in my life. I have never felt so exhausted and determined in all my life. I was running on empty (known as 'hitting the wall') and my legs had turned to lead but there was no way I was going to stop or give up. Once I passed the finish line and collapsed on the grass, I took it all in. I had done it, my hopes, my friends hopes, my family's hopes, and ACE's hopes all realised. It was a great feeling as I sucked in the air and stared up at the white clouds in the blue sky. This is a good day I thought.

I would like to thank everyone for all their support and donations. I was humbled by everyone's kindness and generosity. I think I have raised over £500 for ACE, but not all donations have come in yet by post. If anyone would still like to donate, please do.

After I am able to walk again I will be looking for a new challenge. Perhaps hiking Mount Everest?!


Sponsored Dogwalk

Jonathan, Muffin and Willow
 

Newmill resident, Jonathan Matthews, has walked the Two Moors Way across Dartmoor and Exmoor with his two spaniels, Muffin and Willow. The total distance was 102 miles.

They set out on 3rd August and camped along the way. They have been spotted back in Newmill but we have no details of their adventure so far.

They were sponsored for the trip and the money raised has been divided between ACE and Children's Hospice SouthWest.

ACE has received £380.




Newmill Open Gardens 2007

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ACE's main fundraising event of the year took place on Sunday 1st July 2007 between 12 noon and 5pm.

We were very fortunate with the weather, having a dry afternoon with sunny periods. By 6pm, when we were out removing the direction signs, the rain was lashing down. The vicar of Gulval, Rev. Tim Hawkins, attended as usual and told us that he had been praying for fine weather for us, for which we are very grateful.

The takings on the day were £2,350. Thank you to all those who opened their gardens, all their helpers on the day, and all who attended and contributed.

£200 Cash Prizes Raffle

Raffle tickets

The draw took place at the Open Gardens event on 1st July.

The prizewinners were -

£100
Celia Julian
St. Agnes
£50
Mrs. Harris
Heamoor
£25
Steve Arthur
Camborne
£15
W. Worth
Heamoor
£10
E. Easterbrook
Marazion
Money

Rotary Donation

At the Open Gardens event ACE received a surprise donation from Mounts Bay Rotary Club.

They had held a raffle and raised £152.

This picture shows the cheque being presented to Angela Peake by Rotarian Ed Bufton.

The money will be used to help pay for the extra work involved in breaking up boulders to prepare for the new classrooms at Mukibugu school.

 
Angela receives donation



Grand Auction

Auctioneer

A Grand Auction in aid of ACE was held at Penzance Astroturf Club on Thursday 8th March 2007.

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T
here were over 100 lots for sale and the event produced £606 for ACE funds.

We are especially grateful to Russell Whitlock, the auctioneer, and to the staff of the Astroturf Club.

 

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