The ELY Glam Ball 2017

Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Glam Ball.

Here's everything you need to know...

To reserve your tickets get in touch with Angela at Tickets cost 47.50. A £20 deposit will be required at the time of booking (non-refundable) with the final payment required by the 30th October 2017.

Tables are being reserved, there is only a limited amount of tables left!   Please reserve your table by email to Ange at

The ELY Memorial Golf Day - 2017

The Golf Day will be held on Saturday 22nd July 2017.

The event is for any four ball teams, ie. can comprise of all men or all women or mixed, the cost is £120 per team.  This will include the golf, food and prizes at the end of the competition.   The first tee time is early from 9.30am. We are hoping we can achieve over 30 teams this year.

If you would like to join in the day, please download the form below and re-submit by email to or send by post to The ELY Memorial Golf Day, 39 Grandison Rise, Tupsley, Hereford. HR1 1PP.   Alternatively for more information please contact Angela on 01432 359152.  

We are also seeking sponsorship for each of the 18 holes, along with raffle prizes.  If you are able to help, please contact Angela on the above telephone number.  Thank you. 

Keep checking our website for more news about our charity golf day or follow us on Twitter.

Co-op Local Community Fund

You can now help us raise money by choosing The ELY Memorial Fund as your Co-op local cause. If you're a co-op member, every time you shop at Co-op, 1% of what you spend on own brand products and services will go to help us.

ELY is still part of the Co-op Community fund - we are now in the main supermarket off Grandstand Road.  If your not a member of Co-op it's still not too late to go along to the store, pay £1 for your card and start saving on your purchases as well as choosing to share your 1% donation to the ELY Memorial Fund!    Thank you Ange


ELY has lots planned for 2017 involving ELY Race Club.  Please visit their facebook page /ELYRaceClub

It is the year of our Bi-Annual Charity Ball to be HELD ON SATURDAY 11TH NOVEMBER 2017 at Three Counties Hotel.  Details will be announced Feb/March.   If you would like to reserve a table of 10, please contact Ange via email:

1st March - Kidwells Quiz Night in aid of ELY

Hereford River Carnival 29th April -  ELY will have a float on the River and a stall on the Bishops Meadow section, please come along and say hello!  Static bike training for ELY Race Club challenge!!

Carping4ELY - 12-14th May at Celtic Lakes (not many places left)


ELY 100 - Hfd to Brecon (Bishops Meadow Caravan & Camping Park)  Family Cycle over two days - 24th & 25th June

ELY Golf Day Saturday 22nd July

Charity Jail Break - 30th July

Dying2Drive Sept/October - Road Talks in partnership with HWFRS, Police, Safer Road Partnerships, Ambulance Services

ELY CHARITY BALL - 11th November at Three Counties Hotel



Whitecross High School - Fundraiser

On Friday 9th December, 2016, I was invited to the School because some of the Year 11 students had organised a tombola cake sale for ELY.   The short time I was there everyone made me feel welcome who came along to the cake table.   At lunch time the Year 10 performed for the school and my word they were excellent!    It was lovely to see the Year 11's again after meeting them at the Dying2Drive Initiative and more importantly on a happier note.   The girls, Becca McColl, Bec Johns, Alannah Cartwright and Hollie Gethin were tremendous it was a joy to be with them.  Thanks to their efforts they raised £30, Well Done!  Hope to see you in 2017.  Ange x

ELY 100 - Completed by many cyclists!

A great weekend enjoyed by 48 cyclists who started from Rotherwas and cycled 53 miles to Llangorse Lake.   The weather started off with great hopes, but half way towards Peterchurch the heavens opened up!   By the time they arrived at Peterchurch fire station they were all soaked through!  Thanks to Debbie and the fire crew we soon warmed them up with hot drinks along with cake, jelly babies and crisps.  They all arrived safely to the Lakeside Caravan Park at Llangorse Lake where a wonderful BBQ awaited them!  Thank goodness we had enough food – they were all starving!  All fed and tents array, they prepared themselves for the next morning.    After a hearty breakfast, they all set off in the rain at 10.30!  Yes it rained the majority of the way home.   The Mayor of Hereford, Jim Kenyon joined the cyclists and completed the journey home in good time.   The ELY Committee welcomed them all home to a warm curry & rice at the Hereford City Sports club where they received medals and individual trophies for outstanding achievements.   A great weekend by all and we have already received support with new comers for next year.   Thank you to Co-op Funeral Care for the kind donation of £75 towards the BBQ.  Other donations came from Fluidmaster, Sainsburys, Radnor Hills Water, Lafarge Tarmac and RMS.   The final total raised will be announced shortly. 

Chris Lea has completed his 300 mile challenge

Chris set off with a police escort at 6.30a.m. on the 18th June from the Hereford Football Club facing 150 miles to Bangor.   The weather was beautiful travelling through breath taking landscapes and climbing some of the toughest hills in England & Wales, namely, the Burway outside Church Stretton, Stiperstones near Welshpool, the highest tarmac road in Wales known as “Hell’s fire Pass” and yes it lived up to its expectation - it was hell of a climb, near Bala lakes.  The views from the top were magnificent!    We arrived safely into Bangor at 9.30pm, feeling tired and hungry.    Next morning Chris was on the road at 6.50a.m. facing Llanberris Pass after 10 miles of cycling! He climbed and cycled through mist and rain, unfortunately the rain stayed with him all the way home.   Against the clock, Chris cycled 160 miles having three water/coffee stops and completed his cycling challenge at 7.15p.m. arriving home to a huge welcome of family, friends and supporters at Hereford Football Club.    We helda welcome home party at the Club along with curry & rice and music by “Turnstone”, finishing off what we can only explain as one of the most exhilarating fundraising events that ELY has held.   We would like to say a huge thank you to all his supporters for donating to his justgiving page, to the Co-op Hereford (Tupsley) for the kind donation of Jelly Babies and Bananas, Hereford Football Club for their hospitality and sponsor of the cycle shirts, Coombes Cycles for their cycle maintenance and Stage Coach for the fabulous curry!  We are proud to announce that Chris has raised £2,200 for the ELY Memorial Fund. 


The ELY Memorial Fund car boot sales are back for 2016. You can find us at the Wellington Garden Centre on the A49 every SATURDAY.  We are trying to bring back what used to be a great place to hold a car boot.  It has hardstanding, so no more soggy feet, has toilet and café facilities and a great Garden Centre to walk around too.   

Hard standing

Booters from 13:00 - JUST £5

Buyers 13:30-16:00

Check on our Facebook for updates if the weather has been poor. Or contact us on 07877 591 583 for further details.

We really hope to see you there!

The ELY Table Top Sale - 27th Feb 2016

ELY table top sale was held on 27th February 2016. St Pauls Community Centre.

Our wonderful sellers sold crafts, cakes, jewellery and more.

We would like to say a big thank you to all the sellers and visitors on the day, we raised a huge £306.29 for the charity!

Here are some photos from the day

Boxing Event

International Boxing Event

We are proud to announce that the ELY Memorial Fund will be the chosen Charity to be sponsored at the next full international boxing event.

It will be organised by the ABAE England Boxing and hosted by City of Hereford Rotary Club and Hereford Sixth Form College.

What can I say!  We all had a fantastic night at the Boxing event.  Great company, lovely food from Christine's Catering, wonderful waitress service organised by Prestige Events, photographer Ray Whittaker and to the kind gentlemen from the City of Hereford Rotary Club who supported and helped with the event.  The England and Wales Boxing teams truly did themselves proud and created a wonderful atmosphere for the whole evening.  Thank you so much to Vince McNally and Richard Roberts and everyone else who was involved with the event, Ange & Steve


The event is hosted by the Sixth Form College and City of Hereford Rotary Club.  Tickets are available for £52 ring side and £42 outside ring.   The night will comprise of a three course dinner, boxing and entertainment.  A night not to be missed!  Monies raised from the evening will be donated to ELY.   A black tie/lounge suit and a night for the ladies to dress up too.  More details please contact John Taylor via the mobile number as stated on the poster.  Hope to see you there Ange & Steve