SAVE THE DATES!!!!

Our yearly Golf event will take place on Saturday 25th July 2015 at Burghill Valley Golf Club.  If anyone or business would like to sponsor a golf hole or enter any four ball team, please contact Ange through the website.

Bi-Annual ELY CHARITY CHRISTMAS BALL - Saturday 28th November 2015 at the same venue as 2013.  The Three Counties Hotel.   Details will unfold over the next few months and tickets to go on sale well in advance of Christmas. 

TIM WILLIAMS - RUNNING IN THE LONDON MARATHON 2015 FOR ELY

We are really pleased that Tim has now commenced his gruelling training for the London Marathon on the 26th April 2015.   We will be posting information about his training leading up to the event and links to his sponsor page through Virgin Media.   If there is anyone who would like to sponsor his running kit and printing, we would gladly advertise your business, over the next four months.   Many thanks Ange (ELY)

23rd March 2015 - Edinburgh to Hereford Cycle Ride

Kyle Dovey my nephew is planning on doing a long distance bike ride for charity.  Starting in Edinburgh and finishing in Hereford approx. 360 miles over 4 days. In hope to raise as much money as possible for two charities the ELY Memorial Fund and Neema International, in memory of two people VERY close to my heart, my cousins Billy Grisman and Emma Young.    To donate £5 just text KDOV48 to 70070 for £5 and you can text as many times as you like.    Thank you for supporting Kyle!!

Choir Evening

We would like to say a huge thank you to Harry Jenman and the wonderful choir for their brilliant choice of hymns, songs and entertainment.  We had a wonderful night and raised £280.00! 

On Saturday 29th November 2014 at the Richmond Place Club from 7.30pm until 11pm.

You will be entertained with a range of music, well known hymns, show songs and modern numbers, together with a little humorous interlude and a solo or two.

Tickets are now on sale from Angela Tyler 07877591583 or at the Richmond Place Club

Under 10's free, upto 17 £2.00, Adults £5.00.

Light refreshments and raffle on the evening!!

Will Writing Event

Thank you!

We would like to say thank you to everyone who visited Kidwells on the 15th November 2014 to make a Will at their Will Writing Event in aid of ELY.  We know it's not a nice subject to think about, but your loved ones will be protected and more importantly they will now know your wishes.   Thank you Ange & Steve

Will Writing Event - 15th November 2014

Venue:  Kidwells Solicitors
6 Coldnose Road, Rotherwas Industrial Estate, Hereford HR2 6JL

The purpose behind this event: 

Our Emma died at the tender age of 23 in a car accident. She died without a Will which means she died intestate. If Em had written a Will, I may have known her wishes and where she may have wanted items to be donated too. Not knowing her wishes was very difficult for all of us. The ELY Memorial Fund Charity not only helps to pay upto to £2,000 funeral costs if a family loses a son or daughter aged between 17 - 25 years, we also want to encourage 18 - 25 year olds to think about writing a Will to outline their wishes to Mum & Dad's and also give Mum & Dad's an opportunity to think of theirs too.   If only I had known Em's wishes, not knowing and making those decisions were so traumatic at a time when I couldn't cope with losing Em so suddenly. Please think about a small document that stops unnecessary worry, heartache and red tape!

Kidwells have kindly agreed to help us by offering:-

We are offering a special discounted rate of £50 for 18-25 year olds,  £100 for a single will and £120 per couple. And half of this amount will go to ELY.

We are planning to do appointments every half an hour from 9am until 1.00pm on the 15th  with 2 members of staff.  For every request we have for an appointment we will email/post out a Kidwells Will questionnaire to that enquiry which they can then bring in to the appointment. This will then save time as all the information they require on their will has already been written down. This way we can fit more in during the day.

After the day Kidwells will then draft each will and the client would be called back to sign and have the will witnessed.

If you are interested in attending this event, please contact Ange via the contact form and your details will be sent to Kidwells to arrange a suitable appointment on the day. 

Thank you and we hope this day will be helpful to you all.

Regards
Angela

4th & 5th CARPING 4 ELY - 24hr Carp event at The Valletts, Letton

We would like to say thank you to Terry & Gemma Ingram for organising the Carping4ELY event at The Valletts, Letton.  10 pairs of Carp Anglers set up their bivvies on Saturday morning for 24 hours of carping!  Even the rain didn't put them off!  They were all given a goodie bag and Carping4ELY t-shirt along with a BBQ in the evening and breakfast.   Terry also held a raffle with lots of tackle donations from Carpology, Sports Fish & Fishtastic Tackle.   The weekend has raised over £1500 in aid of ELY by way of sponsors from the Anglers and raffle, a huge amount for which we are very grateful.   We would also like to thank Fishtastics, Barry Reed, Signs & Labels & Hereford Waste Paper for kindly donating and supporting Terry in the event.   As Terry said, he is hoping to hold another event next year, so hopefuly we will see you all again!   Thank you  Ange & Steve. 

29TH NOV - HEREFORD RAIL MALE CHOIR @ THE RICHMOND CLUB, HEREFORD

The Hereford Rail Male Voice Choir have kindly offered to entertain you on the 29th November 2014 in aid of ELY.   You will be entertained with a range of music, well known hymns, show songs and modern numbers, together with a little humorous interlude and a solo or two.

Tickets are now on sale from Angela Tyler 07877591583 or at the Richmond Place Club Under 10's free, upto 17 £2.00, Adults £5.00.

Light refreshments and raffle on the evening

WILL WRITING EVENT - 15TH NOV - KIDWELLS SOLICTORS

Our Emma died at the tender age of 23 in a car accident. She died without a Will which means she died intestate. If Em had written a Will, I may have known her wishes and where she may have wanted items to be donated too. Not knowing her wishes was very difficult for all of us. The ELY Memorial Fund Charity not only helps to pay upto to £2,000 funeral costs if a family loses a son or daughter aged between 17 - 25 years, we also want to encourage 17 - 25 year olds to think about writing a Will to outline their wishes to Mum & Dad's and also give Mum & Dad's an opportunity to think of theirs too. Kidwells are offering 18 - 25 years to write a Will for £50. Over 25 - £100 and joint Wills £120. If only I had known Em's wishes, not knowing and making those decisions were so traumatic at a time when I couldn't cope with losing Em so suddenly. Please think about a small document that stops unnecessary worry, heartache and red tape!

ELY - AGM

Our next AGM will be held on Monday 10th November at the Hereford Richmond Club.  It will start at 7.30p.m.   All welcome to hear what we have achieved this year. 

Car Boots at Wellington Garden Centre

Final count day to holding our Car Boots this year at the Wellington Garden Centre.  Sunday 5th October is free for Booters, then every Sunday will be normal price of £5.  Buyers are welcome from 12 - 3p.m.   Our last Car Boot will be Sunday 26th October, so if you still have unwanted items to sell, this is your chance to do so before the weather changes and final count down to Christmas. 

ELY Charity Car Boots - Every Sunday at Wellington Garden Centre

Every Sunday we will be holding a Car Boot on the overflow car park of the Wellington Garden Centre.  All booters are £5 to arrive by 11 am and buyers from 12 to 3pm.    Please come along and sell those unwanted items to put towards your xmas funds!   The garden centre is also open to all booters for toilet facilities, café and retail.   Hope to see you all there!

Dragon Boat Race - HMS JS - Sainsbury's Crew

What a fantastic day being with the Sainsbury Crew rowing in the Dragon Boat Race on Bank Holiday Monday 25th August 2014.  Considering it rained all day, their spirits were buzzing and it showed winning two out of their three races!    Brilliant effort from everyone. 

On Saturday, ELY held a Charity Bag Pack in store, with the help of Di Simms, Kate Thomas & Michelle Dyer-Thompson who also held a Tombola, Lucky Dip, face painting, guess number of balloons in car and guess weight of the duck cake.  Sainsbury's Duck was walking around the store making the whole event fun for staff and customers. 

The whole weekend with Sainsbury's will be truly remembered and especially in memory of Tom Wood. 

Special thanks to Steve Harrison of The Commercial Hereford for sponsoring the HMS JS t-shirts and to Rob Harfoot of Barry Reed for printing the t-shirts.  

Details of the final amount raised will be posted shortly. 

Thank you all again - Ange & Steve

Herefordshire Running Festival - Sunday 21st Sept 2014 @ Saxon Hall

Not long now for the Running Festival to take place at the King George Playing fields.  Marathon runners will register at Saxon Hall and families taking part in the fun run will register at King George Playing fields.  ELY will have their own gazebo to support our runners on the day.   We are still looking for runners to support ELY on the day whether its in the family fun run, 10km, half or full marathon.  If you are interested please contact Ange via email hugs4u@ely-memorial-fund.org.uk.   Thank you

ELY CHARITY CAR BOOT @ Wellington Garden Centre 3.8.14

Our first charity car boot was held yesterday.  We did have some booters and buyers, so that's a start. The added benefit of holding the boots on the overflow car park is that its all on hardstanding, NO WET FEET!    Every Sunday we will be holding a car boot until further notice.  11am Booters @ £5 and buyers from 12 to 3pm.  Facilities at the garden centre are also available.  Look forward to seeing you there on Sunday 10th.  Ange & Steve

Charity Golf Day - 26th July 2014 at Burghill Valley Golf Club

We have two spaces left for the event on Saturday.  If you would like to participate, please contact Ange on 01432 359152.   We are still looking for sponsorships of £50 for three golf holes.  If you could help, please contact Ange on the number given.   See Golf page to see the companies that have kindly offered to help us on the day. 

ELY Fishing Competition & Treasure Hunt days at Stone End Farm, Corse, Gloucester

The ELY Fishing Competition held on the 21st June 2014, raised just under £2,000 from the fishermen that took part, the raffle and games that were held in the evening provided by Richard.  The weather was beautiful and everyone had a lovely evening. 

On Saturday 12th July, 2014, Lorna & Richard organised a treasure hunt during the day and then arranged for their son, Chris's band "Broca Divide" to enter us in the evening.  From ticket sales and raffle they raised £288.85 for ELY.   A great band, great company and fabulous food provided by all the campers off Stone End Farm.   They truly are wonderful friends who continue to support Ange & Steve for ELY.  Thank you