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Total raised for Alexander Devine as of Oct 2014

Charity Info

Reading Roadrunners' Charity Fundraising
Club Charity 2014 Alexander Devine
Richard Hammerson :















The Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service

Alexander Devine Hospice Service was founded in 2007 with the aim of providing a dedicated hospice service for all children with life limiting and life threatening illnesses in Berkshire and beyond. The charity is working to build and run ‘Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service’ so that at last families have access to a local children’s hospice.
The Alexander Care Team will work with other health and social care professionals involved in supporting children aged 0-19yrs, who are suffering from life-limiting or life threatening conditions, to ensure they have continuity of care. They can offer care and support for the children and their families in their own home. The service is free of charge.

If any member wishes to raise money for the charity by way of running a particular race, a sponsorship form and running vest/Tshirt is available. Please contact Richard Hammerson.

Our Car Boot, on alternate Saturdays, throughout the summer at Prospect Park profits, all go to the charity. We always need extra help, so if you can give up a Saturday morning please also contact Richard Hammerson. If you have quality saleable items we can sell on our own stall, please contact the club desk on Wednesday’s club night to arrange collection.

Quiz Night June 14

Our first quiz night organised by Alice Johnson managed to raise £223.80 for our charity. Well done to Alice and her team and all who arttended.

Reading Roadrunners Calendar 2014

2014 Reading Roadrunners Calendars are still available at the reduced rate of £5. Please see Sandra Sheppard or Paul Monaghan for details.


Charity Car Boot Sales 2014

Please watch this space for further details.

The Car Boot Sales will be held on Saturday mornings at Prospect Park, Liebenrood Road, Reading, RG30 2ND (dates below).

The gates open at 07:30 and close at 13:00. Fees are £8.00 for cars and £10.00 for Vans or Cars with trailers.

All proceeds will go to 2014's club charity “Alexander Divine” a local charity raising money for a children’s hospice, which is being built in Berkshire.  

For further details on the car boot sales please contact Geoff on 0118 9663466.

It all began back in 1989 when a Club member needed the services of a baby incubator at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. The Club responded by raising cash for an additional incubator. Over the years we have collected for a variety of causes, such as Macmillan Cancer Care, The National Autistic Society, The National Society for Epilepsy and more recently the Stroke Association. Twenty years later - in 2009 – we passed the £400K mark, a record of which we are justly proud.

How do we do it? 
Simple: We never let slip a chance to raise a few quid! The sources of income are diverse. Last year the Prospect Park car boots alone brought in some £8K and over the years many, many, many thousands of pounds.  Races organised by the Club – Mortimer, Shinfield and Bramley – are also major earners. Since the Club is non-profit making it donates any surplus it makes.  

Individual sponsorships account for a sizable chunk of the total. Carrying buckets round races, in particular the Reading Half, and organising refreshments is likewise lucrative, accounting for several grand.  

However, as they say, every little helps, and often an impromptu quiz or game of skittles will bring in some extra cash...

As said, it all adds up! In Charity History you can find a snapshot of the past 20+ years fund raising, as well as – coming soon! – a detailed breakdown of this year’s accounts.

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