Up The Creek!

You may be aware that Zoe, myself, Mike (our Pharmacist) and his wife Sarah signed up for a raft race in aid of Sussex Sailability – a local charity that opens up the world of sailing to the disabled.

Several weeks ago our raft was created and on her initial venture onto the water …. sank!

More buoyancy was added and we arrived at the start line on Saturday full of expectation, hope and excitement!

The canon sounded for the start of the race from Jubilee Green to a mark just before the Norfolk road bridge and back.

It was lovely to see so many familiar faces in the crowds both along the shore and also on the pedestrian bridge – all shouting encouragement.

There were rafts of all shapes and sizes and as we approached the turn we were contesting 2nd place with a raft made on drainage pipes crewed by 8 guys who managed to pull away from us as we finished 3rd!

The Sussex Yacht Club hosted the event and it was there we headed back to for the prize giving.

Plans are already being made for next years race which will be in June.

 

St Barnabas Fundraising – Update

It has been a while since we posted about our Fundraising activities for St Barnabas House and with the Fire Walk that Debs & Emma undertook and the Coffee afternoon that Catherine coordinated we have now topped £10,000. The current amount including gift aid is £ 11,254 which is amazing and a huge thank you not only to all our amazing staff for volunteering for events but also to everyone who donates to this valuable organisation.

Emma & Debs – Firewalk!

Last Saturday Emma & Debs undertook a Fire walk in aid of St Barnabas House.

Despite the cold weather a large crowd watched as around 100 people walked on hot coals at Worthing Rugby Club.

The amount the ladies have currently raised is approaching £500 which is brilliant and thank you for everyone who has donated it is very much appreciated.

Very well done Emma & Debs we are all very proud of you!

Firewalk in Aid of St Barnabas House

Our fund raising for St Barnabas is set to continue in March when Debs & Emma are taking part in a Firewalk!!!

The event is being hosted by Worthing Rugby Club on 17th March 2018 when they will have a Family Fayre with lots going on including live screening of the 6 Nations Rugby for those that wish to see it, a bar and food stalls (and lots more!) It all starts at 2pm with the Firewalk starting at 6.30pm.

It would be lovely to see as many people as possible join us to support our intrepid duo on the day and if you were able to sponsor them it would be as always much appreciated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please follow the link to our Just Giving page.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/valerie-manor-stbarnabas