30 December 2010
The London Marathon has been the basis for collecting monies for various charities for
many years. Since 1988 we have raised over
President Alison Brand selected
WheelPower for the
Virgin London Marathon 2010
I have now received all of the money
raised for my Charity of choice, which is the Wheel Appeal launched by
WheelPower at Stoke Mandeville and am delighted to say that the total
amount is £2,130.00! which will go a long way towards the purchase of a
sports wheelchair, which cost on average £3,000.00. each and hopefully
help to fulfill a dream for a disabled young person.
I'm so pleased and would like to say a
big 'thank you' to everyone who has contributed so generously,
especially those B&B athletes who ran the London and supported this
charity - Nick Barber, Angela Cook, Peter Lovell, Mike Peel & Adrian
Stocks. You've been stars, thank you so much.
I hope to be able to organise the
presentation of the "Big Cheque' to a representative of the Charity at
the Clubhouse in the near future.
WheelPower provides accessible facilities at the
Stoke Mandeville Stadium, the “home of Wheelchair Sport” including an
Athletics Arena, Sports Hall, Indoor Bowls Centre, Swimming Pool and
Fitness Centre. They aim to raise £6-million, enough money to provide
two thousand and twelve sports wheelchairs to disabled children and
young adults by the time the Paralympics return ‘home’ in August 2012.
President Tim Soutar choose
CRY, Cardiac Risk in the Young,
CRY was founded in 1995 to raise
awareness of conditions that can lead to
Cardiac Death (SCD);
Syndrome (SDS, SADS)
saw President Les Roberts supporting The Cure Parkinson's Trust.
Les was diagnosed with Parkinsons some time ago which has more or less
curtailed his running, although he can still get out on his bike. In
June 2008 he rode from Lands End to John O'Groats (read
more) to raise awareness and
funds for the trust. The purpose of the trust is to fund research
to hasten a cure for this debilitative neurological condition. A
presentation was made on 10 September to Tom Issacs.
President Ken Daniel supported the Great Ormond
Street Hospital for Children in 2007 raising £2,000
2006 charity was St Mary's 'a very special school' in Bexhill on Sea. St
Mary's is a non-maintained mixed special school for pupils with speech,
language and communication difficulties. It is also the school of
Tom Leeson who ran
his first marathon.
the video of Tom's run
The presentation of £5655 was made on 8 November
2006 - Neil Masterton (Assistant Principal), President Ken Daniel, IPP
Anne Cilia & John Leeson (Tom's dad).
||In 2004, President John Robinson supported The
Parkinson's Appeal for Deep Brain Stimulation - so far over £5,300 has
Chairman of the appeal, Lyn Rothman, received the
cheque from VP Les Roberts and our President, Margaret Baldwin, on
Wednesday 14 July 2004.
|President Pat Calnan choose the Bromley Autistic
Trust charity for the 2003 London Marathon.
Pat Calnan PP and President John Robinson present
a cheque for £7,369.25 to Richard Lane on Wednesday 17 September 2003.
||The 2002 London Marathon charity chosen by
President Mike Peel was the South Bromley HospisCare. Dave
King is co-coordinating the collection and sponsorship forms. So far
£3,000 has been raised. Mike Peel IPP and President Pat Calnan present
the cheque to Carol Wynn - Wednesday 18 September 2002.
||The 2001 London Marathon charity, selected by
President Mike Davies, was The Macmillan Cancer Relief. Mike is
shown presenting a cheque to Judy Spence of Macmillan Cancer Relief. The
amount raised has since been bolstered by some late receipts - final
total now £7343.
||The 2000 London Marathon charity, selected by
President Richard Coles, was Great Ormond Street Hospital.
The £9,121.42 cheque was handed over on Wednesday
evening, 24 October 2000, to Jessica Brandon of GOSH.
Monies raised for various
charities since 1988
Cardiac Risk in the Young
||The Cure Parkinson's Trust
||Great Ormond Street Hospital
||St Mary's School, Bexhill on Sea
||The Parkinson's Appeal for Deep Brain Stimulation
||Bromley Autistic Trust
||South Bromley HospisCare
||Macmillan Cancer Relief
||Great Ormond Street Hospital
||St John Ambulance
||Kent Association for Blind
||South Bromley HospiceCare
||St Christopher's Hospice
||Royal Marsden Hospital
||Marjorie McClure School