Following the success of this event three years ago, we held another singing day on Wednesday January 18th . A fun day was enjoyed when Ian Stearn led sixty songsters in a whole range of pieces from the musicals to some classical and well known operatics! He managed to achieve a splendid sound from those who could and those who thought they couldn’t sing! A big Thank You to him!
We raised over £1700 and are also so grateful to those who could not attend but donated generously to the charity.
Lunch was served to all and included a delicious Shepherds Pie prepared and gifted by the Crab and Lobster in Sidlesham.
We are also so grateful to have use of the Masonic Hall, South Pallant.
In all it was a rather a social and uplifting day! .
Early December saw another wonderful Wine Tasting Dinner at the excellent Millstream Hotel in Bosham raise over £6,000 for Macmillan. Yet again, it was a tremendous evening with lots of fun … and quite a large amount of delicious food and wine consumed by all!
Many, many thanks to Lynn Salton for organising things and to The Millstream for hosting such an enjoyable evening.
Close on a hundred turned out to support this wonderful evening of music provided by three groups of singers : Take The Shilling, who hail from Gosport; Scolds Bridle, the recent stars of TV’s Gareth Malone’s Choir programme, who had come all the way down from Fleetwood and The Portsmouth Shanty Men… no need to ask where they come from!
The evening raised over £1,800 for Macmillan Cancer Support
Sally & Ronnie Williamson would like to thank all those involved from the Artists, Helpers/Volunteers, local businesses for their generous raffle prizes and Macmillan for supporting their efforts.
Ronnie Williamson and Councillor Sandra Westacot
Photo courtesy of our good friend and helper Lesley Pardoe
She’s done it again! The magnificent and indomitable Julia Baker raised an outstanding £6,500 at her coffee morning extravaganza. With around 350 people attending Julia and team have yet again amassed an incredible contribution towards helping the work of Macmillan.
Massive thanks to Julia (below) and all who participated and or helped.
Our inaugural Macmillan Charity Golf Day at Hayling Island Golf Club on 27 Sept. was a fantastic success… despite pretty awful weather… not at all like the photo above. Sixteen teams of 4 battled one another, the testing course, gusting wind and intermittent rain for the honour of the newly commissioned, Macmillan Chichester Charity Golf Cup.
The eventual victors were Terry Bill’s team from Southdown Office Supplies. Although their score of 64 was equalled by two other teams, their higher handicap saw them triumph. Well done guys!
Together with the auction and raffle, the event raised an excellent £7,500 for Macmillan. Huge thanks to all players, sponsors, supporters and helpers… and Hayling Golf Club for hosting us.
Everyone agreed that we should repeat the competition again next year and so we have already reserved the date of Wed 30th August.
Please contact either Roger or Tim if you would like to participate and or help in anyway…
Our annual Clay Shoot was blessed with a terrific turnout of 12 teams of 4 enthusiastic shooters. Over coffee and bacon butties there was a palpable buzz of excitement and the competition was very keen.
The eventual and somewhat incongruously named team winners were ‘Don’t Stand a Chance’ of (left to right below) Tony Smith, Kevin Lillywhite, Andrew Stringer & individual Top Gun winner, Peter Pitman.
The shoot was followed by a delicious lunch at The Earl of March and together with the auction and raffle, the day raised a magnificent £8,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Our thanks go to the Duke of Richmond and Gordon for allowing us to use the wonderful clay shoot facilities on his estate, Ivol, John and the other Gun Club members who organised things and supported us on the day, the team at The Earl of March, all our wonderful participants and our ever-hardworking helpers.
Mega thanks to Geraldine Watts-Davies for arranging, chasing and working so hard to make this fabulous event such a success.
Forty players took part in our mixed, ’round-robin’ tennis tournament on Sunday 31 July at Chichester Racquets and Fitness Club in Oaklands Park, Chichester. The weather was glorious and everyone enjoyed the games, the Pimms, strawberries & cream and homemade cakes. We sold 230 raffle tickets and raised £1,280… Well done to our winners, Sue Foott and Mike Bac (See photo left) and many thanks to Lynn & Carole for organising things… and to all who participated and kindly donated.
Despite the threat of thunderstorms, we escaped with the odd short, sharp shower and the day was another outstanding great success. There was a wonderful buzz and high spirits about the place from the first bacon butty at 08:30 to the last raffle prize around 16:30… In between times, there was some stunning golf… and some that was perhaps best forgotten!
Most importantly, the generous support of all those present helped us raise another superb amount… Hopefully, around £8,000 once all expenses are deducted and gift aid benefits are included.
Congratulations to Ken Watson and his HNW team (see below) for lifting the cup and shield in a very close and competitive event… We hope to see them defend their position next year.
If you would like to join us, please let Tim or Roger know and put Wed. 15th June 2017 in your diary.
More than 40 wonderful and very generous Macmillan supporters gathered in their finery at the lovely Mill Stream Hotel for a fabulous evening of wine tasting, an exceptionally delicious dinner and a terrifically successful auction… all of which raised an amazing £7,690.
A HUGE THANK YOU to all involved!
Our annual Bridge Drive was another great success and enjoyed by all who came along.
A total of £1,025 was raised and we send our sincere thanks to all who participated.
We organise a number of collections throughout the year at a number of different local venues. We are always looking for helpers to give an hour or two of their time. If you would like to join us, please get in touch
On Wednesday, 7 October, the local community of Itchenor gave much-appreciated support to Macmillian by way of a wonderful evening hosted by Roger Stearn, landlord at the splendid Ship Inn. He and his team generously donated half off of all the monies charged for this Local’s Night Supper. A super raffle, which raised £500.00 was organised by Daphne and Ann, both locals and two members of the committee. A grand total of £1,000 was collected. A big Thank You to everyone for a most enjoyable evening.
On Friday 25th September, Julia Baker hosted a Macmillan Coffee Morning as part of the nationwide The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning at Church Farm, Old Park Lane, Bosham. This is the 8th year that Julia has hosted such an event and this year it was an even bigger success than ever… She helped raise a massive and incredible £6,332!!!
The garden was full of colourful stalls offering a raffle, tombola, cakes, local produce, books, hats and handbags. There was a silent auction, a children’s corner, games and bacon butties . While visitors enjoyed cups of tea or coffee they listened to live music and met up with old friends. It was a wonderful, fun and hugely successful day all round.
Huge thanks to Julia and all her marvellous team of helpers from all of Macmillan Chichester.
Julia (right) and friend Jan show off their cheque for this year’s event… Since then the sum they raised has continue to increase with further donations!
Special thanks to Ivol and his merry band of men and women, and our wonderful ladies Prim, Jennifer and Steph, who cater for your needs plus Mike and Peter (the car parking team), without whose help this event would not take place. The Earl of March team excelled themselves and we thank Giles, Ruth and staff for an excellent meal. Even some of their other diners put money in the pot!
We came home on a high from all your kind words and thanks. The final figure raised is expected to be approx. £4600 (to be confirmed after Gift Aid is calculated by our Treasurer).
A great success! So thank you all.
We look forward to another similarly wonderful event in 2016
With warmest wishes
Geraldine and Jen
This annual and always very enjoyable day will again be held on the Goodwood Estate courtesy of the Duke of Richmond and the Earl of March.
Every year a group of thirty or so volunteers hold out collection tins for one hour each in Chichester city centre from 9 am to 2 pm
Last year, we collected over £1,500 and everyone who joined in said how much they enjoyed themselves. This gives us such pleasure because we get to know just how popular our charity is.
If you can help, please contact our Vicki Wilson who will arrange a time with you and explain where to collect your tin!
Our annual Charity Golf Day on 17 June at the beautiful Cowdray Park was another hugely successful event. Largely covered skies and a balmy temperature made for perfect playing conditions… and the popular Texas Scramble format meant that the final scores were very close. In the end the young guns of Team Herlihy triumphed with an amazing score of 55.3 and their elected hero of the day was 26 handicapper, Sam Herlihy.
David Adams of Henry Adams, was our auctioneer of the day and his fine handing of affairs plus very generous purchasing of raffle tickets added to the revenues from teams and sponsors, meant that this important event in our calendar raised £9,300… a healthy increase on last year.
Our huge thanks go to our Gold sponsors, Snows-BMW for bringing along their amazing ‘i’ cars and to all those who kindly donated funds to help the Macmillan Cancer Support in its quest to improve the lives of those affected by cancer.
The inaugural Macmillan Summer Ball at Southend Barns in Donnington was a splendid occasion attended by over one hundred guests! Everyone marvelled at the beautiful decor, candle-lit hall and fairy lights! The delightful outside reception area with burning braziers and rustic furniture promoted a friendly and enchanting contrast.
Gourmet catering by Field and Fork was enjoyed by all and superb service was commented on by many! Fun entertainment by Kane the magician was well received by everyone before and during this dinner. After dinner Johnno, our wonderful auctioneer helped to encourage guests to bid for some excellent items! They then recovered by dancing to the music of the Delorian Band.
Generous sponsorship by Brad Ainsworth of Cathedral Wealth Management, part of the St James Place group, gave us the confidence to organise this ambitious event! We are extremely grateful to him and generous donations from Joel’s fabrics of Church Road, London and several private individuals meant a fantastically healthy balance sheet!
Champagne for the reception was donated by Tinwoods and a substantial amount of wine by Berkmans winery. We are so grateful to Sam Bakose of The Crab and Lobster fame for arranging these wonderful gifts!
All in all we raised over £15000, way above our expectations. This included £5000 from the auction and over £1300 from the raffle.
We are so grateful for the huge generosity of everybody involved and for the brilliant organisation and efforts of Jenifer Wilson-Barnett, Lynn Salton and Geraldine Watts Davis
We held a very successful collection at this traditional Easter Monday fair on the stunning Goodwood Race course which regularly hosts over 300 stalls… the largest in Sussex.
Another sunny September day, saw a great turnout of local marksmen at the Goodwood Estate where they were brilliantly helped and supported by volunteers from the Goodwood Clay Pigeon Shooting Club… Many thanks to Ivol and his team.
Our thanks to the Duke of Richmond & Gordon.
Last September at the Park Course on the glorious Goodwood Estate, 13 teams of 4 fought tooth and nail for the honour of lifting the Roger Jackson Trophy Cup. At the conclusion, Charles Hunt’s Blue Spire team were this year’s victors. Held in conjunction with The Lords Taverners, terrific event raised £5,500.
After 15 months of fund-raising and hard physical training, a group of friends from Chichester took on the awesome challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Not only did they succeed but they raised £13,877.32 for Macmillan. This is the photo of some of the trekkers handing over the cheque to the Macmilan Committee at the Fernhurst Centre St Richards in October 2013. The actual Climb took place on 17th August 2013.