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Sponsored Walk Raises £1,500

We entered a team of walkers in Penzance Rotary Club's Sponsored Ramble on Sunday 20th September 2009.

You can read further details of the event by clicking here

75% of the money we raised went to ACE and 25% to charities supported by Penzance Rotary Club. These were Cornwall Hospice Care, Shelter Box and The Stroke Association.

We originally set ourselves a target of £600, but friends were so generous that we raised it to £1,000 and then to £1,350.

The Route


We had a team of three - ACE trustee, Phil Budden, and friends David Gibbons and John Pring.

In the end, we exceeded our target and raised just over £1,500. We have passed on £382 to the Rotary Club.

You can see details of our fundraising by clicking here


Bucket Collections during 2009

Morrisons logo

Co-op logo

M&S logo


Bucket collections were held as follows -

27th & 28th March - Morrisons, Penzance - raised £598

4th April - Co-operative store, Hayle - raised £159

26th & 27th June - Marks and Spencer, Hayle - raised £229

17th & 18th July - Morrisons, Penzance - raised £463

16th & 17th October - Morrisons, Penzance - raised £700

Collections at Morrisons in 2010 will be on 26/27th March, 9/10th July and 15/16th October.

Cream Tea

Tea on the patio


Angela and Vic Peake hosted a cream tea, in aid of ACE, at their home, Chynoey, Newmill, on Sunday 6th September 2009.

The weather forecast was very poor with heavy rain being predicted. However, it turned out better than expected and, although it was cloudy, it kept dry.


Tea on the upper terrace  

The event was well attended. As well as tea, there were plants, cakes, books, and wooden garden items for sale.

At the end of the day the treasurer announced that £387 had been raised for ACE funds.

Sponsored Walk by Cape Cornwall School

Just Walk  

Cape Cornwall School held a sponsored walk in aid of ACE on Tuesday 7th July.

More information will be posted here soon.

Newmill Open Gardens 2009

pc vic

Visitors to the fifth Newmill Open Gardens were greeted by the ACE's own very special constable, Vic 'the Truncheon ' Peake.

ACE trustee, Vic, manned the road junction for the whole afternoon and directed traffic to the car parks.

We were fortunate this year to have much more off-road car parking available so traffic problems were kept to a minimum.

Old PO Garden

We were blessed by a most beautiful sunny day. Rev Tim Hawkins had been praying for us again!

A constant stream of visitors came throughout the 6-hour opening period.

Many cream teas were served and we also sold plants, wooden garden items, cards, paintings and books.

There was a stall manned by Serendipity of St. Ives selling ethnic products, some of which were made in the Ugandan villages where our schools are situated. They raised £140 for ACE which will go back to the villages.

Takings for the day reached almost £3,000 and more money has come in since. Currently the total stands at £3,890. Some of this is in the form of gift-aided donations, which will add on enough to take us over £4,000.

Artshow 2009



The Jamieson Library at The Old Post Office also presented an exhibition of pottery and prints.

We featured the work of potter, Debbie Prosser, and prints by 8 members of Penwith Printmakers .

The exhibition was open each day until the following Saturday.

Artists in Newlyn

A £49.50 New Book For £1

Melissa Hardie donated a copy of her new book Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall 1880-1940 to be raffled for ACE.

The draw for the winner, performed by ACE chairman, Angela Peake, was made when the show closed at 5pm on Saturday 27th.

The winner was Geoffrey Brighton of Lower Cranken Farm, Newmill.

Here are a few more pictures -

Angela and Grant  
Plant Stall
The Mill House  
Tea Time
A quiet corner  
Linda's Garden

It's that man again!  
PC Vic


Quiz Night

Following the sucess of last year's Quiz Night, we held another on Friday 29th May 2009 at Rosudgeon Community Centre.

As last time, the quizmaster was David Leek from Trythall School.

£141 was raised for ACE.

Dog Show

GMO Cars logo

On Sunday 15th March 2009 a Companion Dog Show with Pedigree and Novelty classes took place at St. John's Hall, Penzance. It was organised by Goldsithney Dog Training Club.

The winners rosettes were sponsored by GMO Cars of Eastern Green, Penzance. We are very grateful to them for their support.


The judging of the Pedigree classes took place during the morning and the Novelty classes were held in the afternoon.

ACE supporters provided refreshments and also ran a bookstall and a tombola. There were plants for sale courtesy of Marazion Bypass Nurseries.

By the end of the day £350 had been raised for ACE funds.

These were the three winners in the Pedigree section, proving, yet again, that size doesn't matter.

We are very grateful to the Goldsithney club for holding the event for ACE.

The Winners



Bucket Collections during 2008

Morrisons logo


Bucket collections have taken place as follows -

28th and 29th March - Morrisons, Penzance - raised £541

5th April - Co-operative store, Hayle - raised £162

11th and 12th April - Marks & Spencer, Hayle - raised £262

20th and 21st June - Marks & Spencer, Hayle - raised £294

18th and 19th July - Morrisons, Penzance - raised £511

5th August - Lands End - raised £271

21st and 22nd November - Morrisons, Penzance - raised £579

Concert at Gulval Church

The Mounts Bay Singers presented a concert in aid of ACE at Gulval Parish Church on Saturday 8th November 2008. The conductor was their Musical Director, Sheila Farmer, and the accompianist was Bridgit England.

They sang a very international programme, with pieces from England, Wales, Ireland, America, and even Easter Island. The undoubted highlight was a very spirited rendering of Chattanooga Choo Choo.

The Matthews Family were also due to take part but were unable to do so because of illness.

Also singing was 12 year old Cally Curnow Kennedy. Cally had visited the ACE schools in Uganda with her family in 2006 and has been assisting with fundraising since then. She sang three songs, finishing with the Bette Midler hit, Wind Beneath My Wings.

ACE trustee, Roger Drew, was the compere, coming out of retirement as a professional magician, to perform a few of his old tricks and provide lively banter between the musical pieces.

£256 was raised for ACE.

Cream Tea

cream Tea  

Angela and Vic Peake hosted a cream tea, in aid of ACE, at their home, Chynoey, Newmill, on Sunday 7th September.

There were plants, cakes, books, and wooden garden items for sale.

Unusually for this summer, it was a warm, sunny day and £310 was raised for ACE funds.

Quiz Night

A Quiz Night in aid of ACE took place at The Coldstreamer in Gulval on Wednesday 13th August.

£130 was raised for the funds.

ACE Collection at Land's End

Land's End Sign

ACE held a collection day at Land's End on Tuesday 5th August.

This picture shows ACE trustee, Roger Drew, with a new member of the ACE fundraising team.

Land's End is currently hosting a Dr. Who exhibit and ACE were fortunate to be loaned two working daleks created by local sculptor, Tom Leaper.


Roger Drew and Dalek

The weather was very poor so the ACE collectors and the daleks sheltered under the entrance portico for most of the time.

Some visitors had their photos taken with a dalek in exchange for a donation to ACE.

This picture shows the Coulter family from London and Oliver Pescetto from Barcelona.

Coulter family

Alex Rattray  

Another donor was Alex Rattray (right) from Lancashire.

He gave a generous donation to ACE from his holiday money which he had been saving through the year.



Tom and Julian

Later in the day the Daleks were brought to life by Tom Leaper and his colleague, Julian Greenwood-Penny. The picture on the left shows Tom and Julian taking a dalek away to fire it up.

They toured the site with ACE collectors. Shown here is ACE trustee, Joy Kell.

Dalekand Joy

A dalek on the move  

By the end of the day we had collected £271 for ACE.

We are very grateful to the manager at Land's End, Martin Potter, for allowing us to collect there.

Also we are indebted to Tom and Julian for loaning and operating the daleks.

Newmill Open Gardens 2008

Sunflower Logo


The annual Open Gardens Day took place in Newmill on Sunday 6th July. We had one new garden in addition to the ones that have opened previously, making a total of eight.

There was also an art exhibition in the Jamieson Library which benefitted ACE. The participating artists were Margaret Chinn, Meg Jenkins and Pam Furby.

On the Open Gardens Day the rain held off for most of the afternoon although there were a couple of heavy showers.

Unfortunately we had endured continuous heavy rain and strong winds for the preceding two days and this inevitably reduced the number of people attending.



The Mill House

By Sunday morning it looked like autumn had set in and the lawns were covered with fallen leaves and broken twigs.

However, our gardeners did their best to make their gardens presentable during the spell of fine weather on Sunday morning.

Many visitors were very complimentary about the gardens and clearly enjoyed their visits.




A new feature this year was the garden at Bay of Biscay Cottage which has been undergoing a big refurbishment.

So now our Garden Day is able to boast a stone circle.

Stone circle

This year our gardens have also been subjected to unprecedented attacks from rabbits.

We have seen a huge increase in their numbers and they have overtaken slugs and snails as our gardeners' biggest problem.

Rabbit damage

At least they haven't yet figured out a way to eat the contents of hanging baskets.
Hanging baskets

Despite the inclement weather and the ravages of the rabbits, we are pleased that the fundraising for ACE has reached a total of over £1,900 and, when the art exhibition profits were added in, topped £2,000.

Sponsored Cycle Ride

Liam Cotterill, a student at Hayle School, did a sponsored cycle ride in aid of ACE on Sunday 20th April.

He rode along The Bissoe Trail which goes from coast to coast, starting at Portreath on the north coast and riding to Devoran on the south coast. He then turned round and cycled back. The total distance was about 27 miles.

He raised £157 in sponsorship for ACE. We are very grateful to Liam and his dad, Rob, who rode with him.

For details of the Bissoe Trail click here.

Dog Show

Parade of dogs


A Companion Dog Show with Obedience classes took place at St. Johns Hall, Penzance on Sunday 16th March 2008. It was organised by Goldsithney Dog Training Club.

We are very grateful to the Goldsithney club for arranging this to benefit ACE.

Waiting their turn  
Young competitors

Young lady with her dog
judging time

Roger Drew and his stall  

Refreshments were served and a variety of stalls were set up.

This picture show ACE trustee, Roger Drew, with his stall of wooden garden items. He designs and makes a wide variety of these items in his workshop in Newmill. If you missed the Dog Show you will be able to buy from him on the Open Gardens Day in Newmill on Sunday 6th July.

The event raised about £588 for our funds.

Quiz Night

A Quiz Night was held on Friday 25th January 2008 at Rosudgeon Community Centre.

The quizmaster was David Leek from Trythall School.

Proceeds amounted to £145.




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
20th and 21st July
23rd and 24th November

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

Sunflower logo

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 -

Celia Julian
St. Agnes
Mrs. Harris
Steve Arthur
W. Worth
E. Easterbrook

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


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


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.




Bashment Boogie Raffle

The summer Bashment Boogie event at the Acorn Arts Centre, Penzance, was held on Saturday 22nd July 2006. There was live ska, reggae, funk, soul and hip-hop performed by local young musicians.

The event featured a raffle in aid of ACE.

Bashment Boogie

Addict shirt
The raffle included prizes from Addict and Subliminal clothing...
Addict dress

Subliminal shirts 
... and lots more...

... and raised £100 for ACE.

Coffee Morning in Newlyn
on Saturday 8th July 2006


A coffee morning was held at Morvah House, Faughan Lane, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn. It was organised by the families of some of the Mounts Bay School students who will be visiting Uganda with Angela in October.

Clothes, plants, wonderful cakes, and drinks were available.

£345 was raised for ACE.

Details about the Uganda visit are on the Events page.


Sunflower Logo
Open Gardens in Newmill
June 2006
Sunflower Logo

Following the success of last year's event (see below), seven families in Newmill opened their gardens to the public on 18th June.

The visitors enjoyed the colour of the plants and the variety of features in the gardens.

There were stalls selling plants, wooden garden items, books, bric-a-brac, and cakes.

Cream teas were provided too.


Newmill Cottages
The event raised £1,800 for ACE.
Mill Wheel

Mounts Bay School

During the 2005/2006 school year, the pupils of Mounts Bay School chose ACE for their charitable fundraising. They set themselves the task of raising £4,500 to provide a new classroom at Rukongi school. This amount was the equivalent of £5 for every pupil.

In fact they succeeded in raising £5,500. Construction of the classroom is now completed, and the extra money they raised has been used to provide the classroom furniture. Some of the students will attend the official opening of the classroom in October.

A sponsored run took place. Mounts Bay students, Charlie Armstrong, Max Mitchell and Kane McLlroy ran from the school to St. Ives.



Michael Burt and George Pye, two other Mounts Bay students have cycled from the school to Truro, raising sponsorship money for ACE.

These two events raised about £700.

You can see the latest information about Mounts Bay School's efforts by clicking here.

ACE Quiz Night

A Quiz Night was held at The Coldstreamer in Gulval on Wednesday 7th June 2006.

After an enjoyable evening, £112 was raised for ACE.

We are grateful to The Coldstreamer for putting this event on for us.

Coldstreamer Inn

Bucket Collections

The bucket collection outside Morrison's supermarket on 17th and 18th February raised £500, and the collection outside Hayle Co-op store on 15 April raised £220.

The collection outside Morrison's on 21st and 22nd July raised £423.

Collections also took place at several Rosudgeon car boot sales. The collection on 8th August raised £133.

How Far Will Neil Go?
- a Competition in aid of ACE

2 Rail Tickets to London Have Been Won

Railway enthusiast and ACE supporter, Neil Chandler, set off on 26th February 2006 on a rail trip around Europe. In a week he visited France (Paris), Belgium (Brussels), Holland (Maastricht), Germany (Berlin), Austria (Vienna), Italy (Rome), Slovenia (Ljubljana), Croatia (Zagreb), Hungary (Budapest), Slovakia(Bratislava), Czech Republic (Breclav), Poland (Krakow), Leichtenstein(Vaduz), and Switzerland (Zurich).

Neil donated 2 return rail tickets to London to be presented to the winner of our competition, which was to guess how far he would travel. Each guess cost £1 and if you bought 5 you got one free.

The answer to the question 'How far will Neil go?' was 'A lot further than most of us guessed'.

His recorded mileage was 6,843.35 miles.

And the winner of the rail tickets was ........... J. Hawkins from Heamoor.

Draw for Painting

The recent draw for the painting by Pam Furby was won by Lucy Roberts, the secretary of Trythall School.

Other 2006 Fund Raising

  • ACE received the proceeds of a dog show which was held at St. Piran's Hall, Goldsithney, on 2nd April. This amounted to £142.
  • Following Angela's talk to Penzance Lions Club on 10th April, they made a donation of £110.
  • A donation of £78 was received from The University of the Third Age group at Camborne, following Angela's talk to them on 26th April.
  • The Grand Sale at Long Rock Community Hall on 29th April raised £280.
  • Mounts Bay Rotary Club have made a donation of £1,000.
  • £100 was collected at an event, organised by Newlyn Church, held on Newlyn Green on 5th August.
  • Wesley Rock, Heamoor, donated £58 when Angela talked to them in September.
  • A donation of £150 has been made by Hayle Rotary Club.
  • Other activities feature on the upcoming events page.


Hypatia Trust Founders' Day Dinner in aid of ACE
Saturday 26th November 2005


The Hypatia Trust, based in Penzance, holds an annual dinner at their home, Trevelyan House, 16 Chapel Street. This year they decided to use the event to raise some money for ACE.

The evening had a Greek theme and ACE have received a cheque for £272.

Coffee Morning

A coffee morning was held at Point House, Point, near Feock, on Wednesday 23rd November 2005, by courtesy of Jill and Nick De Sausmarez.

Just over £700 was raised for ACE.

An Evening of Cabaret and Magic
Royal British Legion, Bolitho Road, Heamoor, Penzance
on Friday 11th November 2005

Paul Scott

International Cabaret Magician


Yvonne Mystique

International Brotherhood of Magicians
Ladies Award Winner


Roger Drew

International Award-Winning
Comedy Entertainer



Jon Udry

Under-21 British Juggling Champion

ACE committee member, Roger Drew, who is also a professional entertainer, put together this fundraising evening, together with some of his show business friends.

A large audience enjoyed an evening of humour, skill, and magic, and over £550 was raised for ACE.

Rotary Club Quiz Night

Penzance Rotary Club held a Quiz Night at The Logan Rock Inn, St. Levan on Monay 17th October 2005.

They raised about £200 for ACE.

We are very grateful for their support.

Logan Rock Pub

Concert by The Perraners
St. John's Church, Penzance
Tuesday 27th September 2005


ACE is very grateful to The Perraners who gave an excellent concert which raised £325 for the funds.

Singing unaccompanied, the group performed some of their repertoire of Cornish folk, traditional and pub songs, under their musical director, Ian Marshall. Ian also gave a memorable rendering of The Barley Mow.

The concert also included

  • Cyril Nicholas, who sang several operatic numbers. He also painted 3 pictures during the evening which were auctioned at the end of the concert.
  • John Harry who told Cornish stories and accompanied Cyril
  • Jenny Murray, the 82-year-old honky-tonk pianist, who stole the show

We are also grateful to the members of the Youth Club at St. John's who assisted throughout the evening.

Sunflower Logo
Open Gardens in Newmill
June 2005
Sunflower Logo

Cottage Garden

On 19th June 2005 seven private gardens in Newmill village were opened to the public.

On a beautiful sunny afternoon a large number of people enjoyed the gardens and purchased plants, wooden garden items, books and bric-brac items.

Most of them completed their tour with a Cornish cream tea.

River Garden
Garden Pond 

About £3,000 was raised for ACE.

Marathon Cycle Ride

Matt Barnes 

Matt Barnes is a 19-year old from St. Ives, and he rode his bicycle the length of Britain from John O'Groats to Lands End in July 2005. He stayed overnight in hostels and the distance he cycled was 1,000 miles.

He raised money for ACE through sponsorship.

With a friend, who rode for another charity called 'Hand In Hand', he travelled from Cornwall by train to the north of Scotland. They began their ride south on 4th July and arrived at Lands End on 23rd July.


Bucket Collections

Bucket collections during 2005 totalled £1,100. 

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