Charity Auction

We are holding a charity auction and raffle on Thurs 28th April at the Club at Cricklade. It will start approx 7:30pm and entry is FREE, but remember to bring your wallet/chequebook as there are lots of prizes on offer in both the auction and the raffle!

This fantastic fun event will be a great way to celebrate the completion of our 3 Peaks Challenge as well as help raise even more funds for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.

At time of writing our official total is just shy of £3000 (although we hope this will increase to over £4500 after the Spring Disco).

There will be live music with “Tony M” and we’ve managed to get hold of “Elvis” the auctioneer too! Don’t miss out!

Tons Of Prizes On Offer – Including:

  • Steam Taster at Swindon & Cricklade Railway
  • Bed & Breakfast For 2 at Cricklade House
  • Signed Ian Botham T-Shirt
  • Signed England Football Shirt
  • Family ticket to Wookey Hole
  • MOT courtesy of Russell Osman
  • A month’s drum lessons at The Alternative Drum School courtesy of Ollie Tanner
  • Cut & Blowdry at Deja Vu courtesy of Nicola Tipler
  • A meat voucher at James’ Butchers
  • 4 x Sunday Dinner at The Four Pillars Hotel
  • Reflexology Treatment & Indian Head Massage, courtesy of Ira Muir
  • 3 x FREE Driving Lessons with High-Tech School Of Motoring
  • + Many, many more!!

If you would like to donate a prize for auction / raffle, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Thanks to everyone for all your support and generous donations so far!

Scafell Pike Training Run

Damo, Kev & Mike set off for the Lake District on Sunday night in order to attempt Scafell Pike, England’s highest peak. The boys stayed overnight in a youth hostel in Elterwater and set their alarm for 5:30am!

What they hadn’t initially realised was that, although the start of Scafell Pike was just a few miles away, they had to drive round one of the great lakes to get there, so they didn’t actually start their ascent until 07:19am! A minor setback, but nothing to put them off.

The climb went really well, but was a lot tougher than last months climb of Snowdon. By comparison, the straigh-forward path of Snowdon was a stroll in the park! Scafell Pike is considered to be the hardest of the 3 peaks and certainly lived up to its reputation. This was definitely a “climb” involving scrambling over boulders and rocks, with several sheer drops of several hundred feet before reaching the summit in a time of 3:43hrs.

The descent was a lot easier, but still tough and (unlike Snowdon) the boys weren’t able to run all the way down. However, Kev & Mike finished in a very respectable time of 4:30hrs and Damo finished in under 5 hours. A great achievement if you add in the factor that Damo was designated driver for the trip!

The boys then drove 4 hours from the Lake District to Snowdonia, ready to attempt Snowdon. But, the traffic was against them and they arrived around 4:30pm and they quickly realised it would be unwise and unsafe to attempt the peak without head torches with darkness falling. It was a shame, as it would have been great to attempt 2 peaks on the same day. But common sense meant that with 9 hours driving for Damo, it would have been dangerous to add another 3-4 hours climbing on top of the already long 14 hour day!

The good news is that, between them, the boys have climbed both Snowdon and Scafell Pike within target times as part of their practice. If you factor in the fact that there will be less ‘sightseeing’ (stopping for photos) on the day of the actual challenge and combine this with another 6 weeks fitness training, the team are confident of achieving their goal. 3 peaks, 24 hours. Bring it on!

Fundraising Update

Well, we have some great news! We’ve already hit our original target of £2,000! In fact, we’ve beaten it by quite a bit already, so a massive THANK YOU to everyone who has sponsored us or donated so far!

We’ve collected some cheques recently, which have taken us over £2,500! There’s lots and lots of people to thank, too many to list here. But we would like to say a special thankyou to the following people:

  • The Joyce Family – £410 donation
  • Deja Vu Salon – over £300 in collections
  • Calves Hill Ltd – £100
  • Blackwells Funeral Directors – £153.99 collected at the crematorium from Wayne’s funeral
  • T Barry Haulage – £250
  • The White Hart – £100 donation + over £250 in sponsorship from patrons

These, along with the many, many people who’ve donated online, or in the Club etc has helped us to SMASH our initial total! Plus… Don’t forget the TEAM WAYNE Spring Disco on Friday 1st April at the Town Hall with LOCOMOTION headlining a special night! Tickets are priced at £15 with all proceeds going to TEAM WAYNE! Tickets are selling fast, so get yours now (on sale at Baileys News)!

Mr Cricklade 2011

The White Lion are hosting “Mr Cricklade 2011” on Friday 11th March and all proceeds are being generously donated to Team Wayne.

There willl be talent rounds and mankini rounds – what more could you ask for? Come along and support your favourite hunk!