Reading Roadrunners' Charity Fundraising
Sandra Sheppard : firstname.lastname@example.org
|Club Charity 2013 - “Ollie Young Foundation”|
Watch this space......coming soon for charty......Great Roadrunners Bake off!!
“A Charity Auction will be held at the Barn Dance. We have a signed cricket bat by the one and only Michael Vaughan and a signed rugby shirt from London Irish players“
The Wine Tasting trip organised by Katie had a jolly time, so we heard and mand a total of £122 for the charity so once again thank you everyone who supported this event. We hope you had a great time.
Tina Wilson's Spring Do which was held back in April made £320.50 plus the raffle which made £170 so another great event giving a total of £490.50 to the charity so thank you everyone who attended and please do continue to support all the social events which not only make money for the charity but are good fun.
Reading Roadrunners Calendar 2014
THE CALENDAR IS NOW AT THE PRINTERS
Sandra Sheppard is making a Reading Roadrunners Calendar for 2014 with the help of Paul Monaghan.
Charity Event - 7th September 2013
WINE TOUR AND TASTING
Saturday 7th September, 12 noon at
Stanlake Park Wine Estate, Twyford (http://www.stanlakepark.com)
The Estate has plenty of parking, but it’s only a 15 minute walk from Twyford train station, so come and enjoy the wine!
Tickets available from Katie Gumbrell on a Wednesday night
Dinton Pastures - Guess the Weight of the Cake
Penny Kurowski and Pete Morris both guessed the Weight of the Cake at the Dinton Pastures Relays on Tuesday 9th July. Penny took the cake while Pete was happy to take some beer!
Charity Quiz Night
Saturday 1st June - St Peters Church Hall, Earley, Reading RG6 1EY - 7:30pm Start
Teams of 6, £3.50 per person. Full details on the Social page
London Marathon Coaches Competition
Question : How many people will finish this year’s London Marathon?
Answer : 34,170 finishers
And the winner was : David Stares - who guessed 34,021
Thank you everyone who entered we made £120.00 for the charity
Charity Car Boot Sales 2013
Reading Roadrunners are pleased to announce the 2013 dates for the Charity Car Boot Sales.
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 this year’s charity “Ollie Young Foundation” (Registered Charity Number 1148511). A local charity funding research into childhood brain tumours
For further details on the car boot sales please contact Geoff on 0118 9663466 or for details on the charity please visit www.readingroadrunners.org
- Saturday April 20th
- Saturday May 4th
- Saturday May 18th
- Saturday June 1st
- Saturday June 15th
- Saturday June 29th
- Saturday July 13th
- Saturday July 27th
- Saturday August 10th
- Saturday August 24th
- Saturday September 7th
- Saturday September 21st
For further details please contact Geoff Chaffer on 0118 966 3466.
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! On this web site 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.