News

Maybe we can thank the unseasonable rains for spurring the good folks of Horsforth to go shopping instead of sunbathing! Whatever the reason, we had a magnificent holiday collection. Many thanks once again to all at Morrisons Horsforth for donating another £459.44 to our charity collection last Mon/Tue 07/08 August and no little thanks to our trusty collectors too!

Josh and Dan finished the 2017 Tough Guy Challenge.
Fiercely competitive, the brothers had  both the adversity of sibling rivalry and the enormity of the course to overcome. Josh finished the course in 3hsr 37mins whilst Dan came in at 4hrs 10mins.

To get some idea of what the brothers endured click on the link below.

Tough Guy 2017

As Josh points out; despite treating the number of people we do, the centre receives no funding from the government or any large sustained donations, every penny the centre earns is from donations, which is why your generosity is greatly appreciated, especially now more than ever.

The centre used to share a patch of land with a large business which would let us use part of it rent free. But unfortunately that business burnt down and we had to move; the business paid the rent of our new premises for 3 years while the centre got back on its feet. That time has now come to an end and the centre must now fundraise an extra £30,000 a year on top of normal running costs just to keep the centre open.

Hundreds of people every week rely on the centre for treatment and without the generosity of the public, we would not be able to provide the services we currently can. So thank you for taking the time to read this and for helping to keep a brilliant charity going.

With nearly £1000 collected already, help them reach their target of £1500 by donating on their JustGiving page.

Although Dave Butler didn't actually jump out of the aircraft he's more than delighted to be putting the first line on our collection thermometer with his donation of nearly £1,220.

No, Dave's carers - Lee and Loran - did the scary bit by leaping 1800 feet out of a plane attached only by bits of string to a bit of canvas* all in aid of the Centre and it's continuing bid to raise funds.

Their pluck raised over £1,200 and Dave has the honour of marking his mark on the board.

Well done to all concerned and a grateful thanks to all who contributed.

*it was all undertaken with professional supervision and  instruction and approved equipment was used throughout.

 

Dave Butler's plucky carers abandoned a perfectly serviceable aircraft to plummet  1800 feet to earth to help rise funds for the centre - with the aid of a parachute of course.

parachute

Dave's regular visits to the centre helps relieve some of the symptoms of his MS. To help support Dave and the centre he relies so much on, Lee and Loran decided to undertake a fundraising skydive.

Their bravery resulted in a magnificent donation of £1,219.89.

Thanks very much to Lee, Loran and Dave for all you've done .

 

Collecting at Sainsburys Greengates, Bradford has helped the centre.

As mentioned in the past charity collections in supermarkets are not as easy to organise as they used to be so we're very grateful for any opportunities we get.

So it is with grateful thanks that we recognise the magnificent efforts to all at Sainsbury's, Greengates, Bradford for donating an amazing £476 to our charity collection last Saturday,14 January.

Yet again Morrisons Horsforth have gone above and beyond in helping us in 2016.

With the new charity collecting restrictions introduced by nearly all leading supermarket companies - including Morrisons, we expected a very lean time for our intrepid tin rattlers with the limited opportunities they could expect.
Nonetheless our total raised from the Horsforth site for 2016 added up to £2,659.58p

What's more we're off to a cracking start for 2017 with £567.85 with our January collection.

Many, many thanks to our collectors, those who donated and everyone involved at Morrisons Horsforth for making it a success.

The Tough Guy challenge is famous for well, being tough! Not for the faint hearted nor the weak bodied, their description says it all "The only course In the world designed to remove your Bravado – Courage and give it to the girl behind you!"

Undaunted, Joanne's sons Josh and Dan are going to do the hard yards on 29th January 2017 all in the cause of helping the centre.

An idea of what they'll be up against can be seen here

Look out for sponsor forms.