Many thanks to all at Morrisons Horsforth for donating another amazing £563.46 to our charity collection last Tuesday/Wednesday 20/21 June. Thanks again for your continued support!
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.
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.
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
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The recent Charity Ball in aid of the centre raised £420.
As always we are very grateful to everyone concerned in raising this magnificent amount and hope the you enjoyed the food and entertainment in doing so.
David Steadman has very sadly passed away.
David was instrumental in starting the Therapy Centre over 30 years ago and has been attending and supporting the centre ever since.
He was a larger than life character and left a big impression on everyone who met him.
David will be sadly missed.
We extend a very warm welcome to Lisa Noutch who joined us recently (September) and is already taking the strain from Joanne in running the chambers.
Lisa is full time at the Centre and having quickly become acquainted with the chambers and their controls under Joanne's expert tutelage is now flying solo, so to speak.
With a recent career in care work with both children and adults over seven years, Lisa is well acquainted with some of the trials and tribulations that our members endure.
A mother of three boys, she enjoys the outdoors as a family and walking her dog.
Whilst at the controls of the chambers she's strictly coffee only but after a hard days work it's a good book, a few choccies and a glass of wine.
We're also learning that Lisa is a dab hand with poster design - now that wasn't in the job description!
Welcome Lisa - it's great to have you on board.