Fundraising in 2010


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Bucket Collections during 2010

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Bucket collections were held as follows -

26th & 27th March - Morrisons, Penzance - raised £542

10th April - Co-operative store, Hayle - raised £203

9th & 10th July - Morrisons, Penzance - raised £626

23rd & 24th July - Marks and Spencer, Hayle - raised £317

15th & 16th October - Morrisons, Penzance - raised £699

Two Local Schools Donate to ACE

ACE receives support from several local schools and we are most grateful to them for all the work they put in to help us.

Pendeen School logo

Wednesday 13th October was Harvest Festival at Pendeen Primary School.

Guests were William and Augustine who were visiting from Uganda.

The school donated the £227 proceeds to ACE.

St. Hilary School

A concert by St. Hilary Primary School Choir took place at Goldsithney Methodist Church on Friday 12th November.

Guest Artistes were Bagas Porthia and members of Marazion Apollo Male Choir.

A collection in aid of ACE took £320.

Other organisations and individuals regularly send us donations and the trustees would like to thank you all.

Another Fundraiser in Scarborough

Back in the summer, Mrs Valerie Humphreys held a coffee morning in aid of ACE at her home in Scarborough (see below).

On 23rd November her daughter, Mrs Katharine Minghella, held a fundraiser at her home, assisted by Valerie, and raised £214. They distrbuted leaflets about ACE and showed a DVD about our work.


ACE Cream Tea

cream Tea  


The annual ACE Cream Tea took place at The Old Post Office in Newmill, on Sunday 3rd October between 2.30pm and 5pm.

Teas were served and there were also stalls selling cakes, books, plants and wooden garden items.

Joy Kell  

ACE Trustee, Joy Kell, with her husband, Ray, worked hard in the kitchen all the afternoon, preparing the teas.

setting up stalls  

In attendance were William and Augustine, our two teachers visiting from Uganda.

This gave local ACE supporters a chance to meet them and also was an opportunity for William and Augustine to see how ACE supporters raise funds for their schools and how hard we work for them.

With Tim Hawken  

A regular attender at our Open Gardens and Cream Teas is Rev. Tim Hawkins, the vicar of Madron and Gulval. Tim always prays for fine weather for our outdoor events and this time, as usual, he was successful.

William and Augustine were pleased to meet him.

With Andrew George  

They also met our local Member of Parliament, Andrew George, who attended with his wife, Jill. Andrew had been helpful in liasing with the Home Office to obtain their entry visas.

He presented both of them with a tin of sweets from the Houses of Parliament and a copy of his book A View from the Bottom Left-Hand Corner.

They were also presented with copies of Penzance 2000 - the Town and Around by Melissa Hardie.

Both books were published in Newmill. For further information, or to order a copy of either book for yourself, click here and scroll down the page.

As usual, ACE secretary, Roger Drew, had a stall offering wooden items he had made in his workshop - bird houses and feeders, truggles and planters.

When trade was slack he was reduced to trying to sell himself .....

roger Drew

..... but there were no takers.

This was fortunate because he and his wife, Bette, the hardworking ACE treasurer, are indispensable. When Bette had finished adding up the proceeds the ACE funds had swelled by £284.

A couple of donations received in the following days have brought the total to just over £310.

Roger's Sign

Fundraiser on Dartmoor

ACE supporter, Tanya Jewell, organised a Charity Fundraiser over the August Bank Holiday weekend in the small village of Ponsworthy on Dartmoor.

The proceeds were divided between ACE, Shelterbox and Leusdon Church, and Tanya has sent ACE a cheque for £350.

Newmill Open Gardens 2010

Newmill gardens were again open in aid of ACE on Sunday 20th June.

It was a beautiful sunny day and Newmill quickly filled up with visitors.

By the end of the afternoon we had raised just over £3,300 for the ACE funds.



Chynoey Garden

Cream teas were available in two of the gardens and there were lots of interesting things for sale - plants, artworks, quilts, wooden garden items, books and CDs.

Garden at Old PO

We put on an exhibition of quilts in The Jamieson Library at The Old Post Office.

This quilt was made and donated by ACE's Sponsorship Secretary, Janet Pye, and was won in a competition by Edris Stratford.


Janet's Quilt
There was also a display of sculpture by local sculptor, Andrea Garrihy .....  
..... and a small choir from Bolitho School performed in the garden at The Mill House.
Bolitho School Choir

Coffee Morning in Scarborough

Mrs V. Humphreys has recently sent ACE a donation of £240 which she raised by organising a coffee morning in Scarborough.

Mrs Humphreys had previously contacted ACE because she wanted to sponsor a young man, Denis Musasizi, who she had met during a trekking holiday in Uganda. We have helped her to get him placed at Kisoro Vision School.

Concert for ACE

Mounts Bay Rotary Club organised a concert and donated the proceeds to ACE. It took place on Saturday 8th May at Paul Church and raised £200.

The performers were Kate Cattran (soprano), Angela Thomas (alto), Rob Murdoch (tenor) and Mike Preen (bass), with Nigel Wicken playing the piano and organ.

Marathon Logo

For the first time, ACE was awarded a place for a runner in the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday 25th April 2010.

Our runner was Polly Jacobs, who is a doctor and lives in Salisbury. She is a niece of ACE trustee, Phil Budden.

Polly is a keen runner who has run the London Marathon before. She is seen here on the train to the start at Blackheath with her brother, Julian, who also competed.

Polly and Julian

Polly was proudly displaying her ACE running vest.

She reported "My brother and I got the train up with family and then I made my way to the red start and my brother to the blue start.

The ACE running vest

"Despite the predictions of hot dry weather, the runners were heavily rained upon in the starting area and unfortunately for me the rain stopped my Garmin (stop watch/pacing device) from working so sadly I had no means of pacing myself for the 26.2 miles to come.

I was in the 4th block back and after passing the red start and seeing our support team for the first time, the first 3 miles were spent doing a lot of side stepping around fellow runners before I could really get into a steady pace.

The start

"There were so many highlights such as passing over Tower Bridge and the incredible support of the crowds and seeing all the amazing runners with "in memory of..." on the back of their shirts. It is certainly a very emotional event to be a part of.

I think the race is a bit like labour you forget how long and painful it is, but the presence of my family at 5 key points along the way really helped keep me going through the most painful miles.

The finish

Unfortunately I did not quite get the time I hoped for and ran 12 minutes slower than last year, but I did manage to "sprint" the last 500 metres in order not to be beaten by a teletubby!!!

I crossed the line in 4 hours 2 minutes and vowed I would hang up my marathon boots....well for the immediate future anyway.

I have been overwhelmed by everyone's generosity and have raised around 1,700 for ACE so far."

London Marathon 2010  
You can check on the fundraising and/or sponsor Polly by clicking the logo
Ready for lunch


Quiz Night

We held another Quiz Night on Friday 26th March at Rosudgeon Community Centre, raising £102.

Many thanks to all who helped or took part.

Novelty Dog Show

A Novelty Dog Show, in aid of ACE, took place on Sunday, 28th February 2010, at Marazion Community Hall.

The judge was Dr. Uwe Gerecke.

ACE profited from the entry fees, a tombola, a bookstall and the sale of refreshments. By the end of the afternoon our funds were increased by £413.


Rough coated winners


An enthusiastic crowd attended and there were a good number of entries.

These were the winners in the 'Best Long Coated' section.

There was a good variety of dogs and owners .....
Young lady with big dog
Fancy Dress  
..... this was the popular winner of the 'Fancy Dress' section .....

..... and a special mention must go to Newmill's own Henry, seen here with his owner, Geoff Brighton.

Henry was looking immaculate without his usual coating of mud and won rosettes in both the 'Best Rehomed Dog' and 'Waggiest Tail' categories.

Geoff with Henry



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