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A huge thanks to all the staff and customers at Morrisons Horsforth for their support with our charity collections over the last 8 years!

We received a staggering £40,629.84 in donations over this period from this one store!

We (Pam & Trevor) have now retired from fundraising and handed our collection buckets to a new coordinator!

Thanks for the wonderful send off we received, anyone would think we were part of the staff.

That's some target you've set Trevor & Pam - now we'll just have to set out to try and beat it. And it should be said that the support we have received from Morrisons at Horsforth along with the encouragement from Sarah Marston has played an massive part in this success. We're looking forward to picking up the bucket from where Trevor and Pam left off.

Trevor Gledhill, our champion of the supermarket collection has decided to retire.

Trevor has been at the centre for more years than we can remember and raised £1000s and £1000s.  We are  unsure of the exact amount and unable to ask him as he is on holiday in the sun!

Trevor has decided to hang up his 'bucket' and will no longer be doing the supermarket collections. We are sure Trevor would like to thank his merry band of collectors and his very patient wife Pam.

Morrisons Horsforth were sad to see Trevor and Pam go as they had become a part of the Morrisons family.

Joanne will be coordinating the collections along with Trevor's merry band and If anyone else would like to help please speak to Joanne.

Once again Trevor, we take our hats off to you and Pam for your unstinting efforts and  the time you've put in to the Centre to help it be what it is today.

Are you interested in raising money for the Centre and enjoy cycling? Well here's an opportunity to do both with the Nightrider 2018 challenge.

We are needing at least 10 people to sign up for the challenge as part of the West Yorkshire MS Therapy Centre charity entry.

What is Nightrider?

Nightrider is a fantastic way to discover a city by bike whilst raising funds for charity. Routes are chosen that will enable you to see all the highlights the city has to offer. There is full support, including medical and mechanical back up, as well as regular break stops throughout the night. Here you'll find snacks, water and toilets. At the halfway point there's tea and cake. And at the finish you can expect a cheer in and a well-earned breakfast and medal.

The route is all on road and is fully sign-posted. You can choose from a 50km or 100km route. Nightrider is designed as a fundraising cycle ride; it is not a sportive and it is not timed.

There are three cities and three dates.

Glasgow 19/20th May

London 9/10th June

Liverpool 14/15th July

Each person needs to be able to raise at least £175 in sponsorship as the cost of the centre entering is £1750 which of course needs to be covered.

If you are interested, get in touch with Joanne as soon as possible so that she can register with Nightrider for a charity place. Joanne can be contacted on 0113 263 7375 or via email  Joanne_ms_rawdon@yahoo.co.uk

If you'd like to see more background to this event and that of previous events see Nightrider

It was with heavy hearts that we learned the news of Martin's passing.

Martin was a very active supporter and volunteer at the Centre. Alongside his many contributions and donations he will be perpetually remembered for his skills in manufacturing games and other diversions for the annual fundraising barbecues.

Martin's funeral will be held at Rawdon Crematorium on Wednesday 18th October at 11:00 am. Following the service there will be  a celebration of Martin's life at Bramley Villagers Club, Broad Lane, Bramley. Anyone wishing to attend please contact Joanne on 0113 263 7375.

Martin's death is a great loss to his family and friends at the Centre and will be greatly missed.

 

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!