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A Musical Evening at Caprington, Ayrshire

Jo's Aunt Kate very kindly organised a smashing evening of music and comedy with Cantanti, on the 25th of November 2011. We're very grateful to Mr and Mrs R Cuninghame and Mr W Cuninghame for allowing it to happen at Caprington. The evening comprised a champagne reception, concert, dinner and raffle,a nd was very well attended by a capacity crowd.  The event raised in excess of £6,000 for the Trust. 

Cruising the West Coast

Andrew and Nicola Bradford were the purchasers of a week's sailing on the west Coast of Scotland, an auction item which they bid for at the Trust's Launch Ball in April 2011. Our thanks to them for outbidding the competition and to David and Mary Parson for generously donating the week's cruise on their beautiful yacht Gualin of Cowes. They have shared a few pictures of their trip with us, which started in Oban and finished in Ardrossan taking in the Crinan Canal along the way. We're not jealous at all, really. No we're not. Seriously.

10km Run - St. Pauls Walden Bury 2011

Date

11th September 2011

Location

St. Pauls Walden Bury

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The annual St Pauls Walden Bury fun run was a big success, raising money for the Jo Walters Trust with the barbeque. Despite the weather threatening to be dire, it actually turned out lovely and did very well raising money for both http://www.amaudo.org/ and the JWT.  Well done to all who took part.

St. Malo to Lyon by Bicycle

Date

27th June to 31st July 

Location

France (all of it!)

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Katie Grant and Aaron Dent cycled all the way from St. Malo to Lyon, but instead of going direct they decided to take in the sights of Perpignan and Monaco, which are not exactly on the way... They collected sponsorship and took bets on how long it was going to take them to complete this mammoth task, raising over £800 for the Trust as they did so.  Their final time in the saddle was 130hours and 25 minutes, covering an astonishing 2,352km. Katie has written a brilliant account of the journey which you can {modal url=index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=17} read here. {/modal}

  

Iron Man UK

Date

31 July 2011

Location

Bolton, England

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Andy Bowes Lyon completed the 2011 Iron Man UK in a heroic 10hrs and 56mins. He raised a considerable amount of money for the Trust, and has written a personalised thank you to all who sponsored him. You can {modal url=index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=16} read more here {/modal}

  

  

King's Speech Auction

Date

23 April 2011

Location

 E-Bay

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The auction of this rare record on eBay was very exciting and led to lots of interest from potential buyers. The eventual sale raised a tidy sum for the trust, and we're extremely grateful to Mike Taitt for donating the record in the first place.

  

Trust Launch Ball

Date

23 April 2011

Location

Victory Hall, Aboyne

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An auction, raffle and ceilidh to officially launch the Trust. A fantastic evening - thanks to everyone who came and supported the Trust and to those who could not make it but who donated so generously. Hope to see you all again next year for the repeat! Once the dust has settled we'll provide an update on the fundraising efforts of the evening.

 

Photos from the launch ball: Click any image to start slideshow

Chalet Raffle

Date

23 April 2011

Location

 Victory Hall, Aboyne

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After a huge response to our raffle, no doubt thanks to the quality of the prize, we are delighted to announce that the week long stay in a chalet in St Martin de Belleville, was won by Stephie Salveson. In total the raffle raised over £4,500 for the Trust. Thank you to Jonathan Lerner who donated this fantastic prize.  

 

Design a Logo Competition

Closing Date 21 March 2011

Here's the winning logo, which was unveiled at the Launch Ball. Thanks to all those who participated in our competition and congratulations to Andrea Kavanagh who designed the winning entry, and receives a hamper full of Kincardine Kitchen goodies for her effort!

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Brighton Half Marathon

Date

20th Feburary 2011

Start Location

Madeira Drive, Brighton

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Verity and Celia Hawson (now Ghoshroy - congratulations Celia and Otty!) successfully completed the Brighton Half Marathon in aid of the Jo Walters Trust. Thank you to both of you very much!

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