Next week, readers of the Midsomer Norton, Radstock & District Journal are being encouraged to get a team together and put their thinking caps on in aid of the RUH’s Forever Friends Appeal towards a brand new Cancer Centre. Journal Editor, Becky Brooks, will be trekking the Great Wall of China at the beginning of September in aid of the cause and is urging everyone to get involved with the fundraising effort.
There are two quiz nights organised for next week, thanks to the kindness of local quizmaster, Dave Stock, and his regular quizgoers at the Old Down Inn, Emborough, who meet once a month. Every three months, the proceeds are donated to a particular charity and last month, they voted to help me,” said Becky.
“I am also incredibly fortunate to have the wonderful support of Mardons Social Club, who will be holding ‘Ted’s Big Quiz’ to go towards my fundraising efforts and who have very kindly agreed to host a charity night, which I will be organising for Saturday, 24th May with more details in the following weeks.
“I have begun training and am trying to keep generally fit – last weekend, I completed my first ten-mile walk over the Mendips and have also begun walking back and forth to work instead of taking the car. As a runner, I am not used to distances taking so long! I am hoping my body will begin to adjust, because, at the moment, it is looking like months of aching muscles and hot baths ahead of me. But it will be worth it.
“I am also really excited to say that I am going to be joined by Midsomer Norton mum of two, Karen Burge, who was considering joining the trek and then saw the article in The Journal. We met up and Karen later decided to join. We are hoping that we can pull together some ideas and try and raise even more together before we leave for Beijing in September.”
Everyone is welcome at the Old Down Quiz, which will take place on Thursday, 24th April at 7.30 p.m. at the Old Down Inn, Emborough, which is for teams of four – please bring a raffle prize if you have one. The following evening, there will be the chance to retain the winners’ crown or redeem yourself at Mardons, with Ted’s Big Quiz, with thanks to quizmaster, Glyn Young. If you haven’t already guessed, there will be a bear theme – feel free to bring along your favourite teddy as a mascot! Teams of 4 – 6 with prizes for the winners and runners-up – there will also be a raffle, including a chocoholics hamper up for grabs! (Thank you, Penny!) To book your team, please email:
firstname.lastname@example.org just to get an idea of numbers. The club can now be accessed via Hazel Terrace or Lynton Road, Midsomer Norton.
Also between 24th – 25th April, Becky and colleagues will be holding another cake sale following March’s successful baking session, where £140 was raised. Come and join the team at Unit 22 (Business West), Midsomer Enterprise Park from 10.30 a.m. with an honesty box to buy cakes if we are busy working! For more details about Becky’s challenge or to donate, visit: www.justgiving.com/BeckysChinaTrek
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