Past Events

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning 2020

September 25, 2020

The 2020 monster nationwide event is scheduled to take place on Friday 25 September. If you would like to take part or host an event locally, please see this info from Macmillan: https://coffee.macmillan.org.uk.

Our local team will also be supporting various events in and around Chichester… If you would like to be involved or need some guidance please get in touch with any one of our Committee members (see Contact page)


Wine Tasting Dinner 2019

December 12, 2019

Thanks to owners, Sam & Janet Bakose and organiser, Lynn Salton, another fabulous Wine Tasting Dinner was held at the always-excellent Crab & Lobster, Sidlesham, on Thursday, 12th December.

Full details follow but these few snaps stand witness to a wonderful evening of outstanding food and wines…


Memories of India

December 5, 2019

Ali, Owner-Manager of Memories of India in Bosham held a fabulous dining and music evening on 5th Dec. featuring a Paul McCartney-Beatles tribute band in aid of Macmillan. Motivated by the loss of a friend to cancer and in appreciation of the care that friend received from Macmillan, Ali generously wanted to support Macmillan with this wonderful evening Delicious food was enjoyed, great songs well delivered and much dancing ensured… Ali generously donated £500 and Ronnie & Sally Williamson organised and held a raffle that raised a further £116. Huge thanks to all!!!


2019 Folk Concert… FANTASTIC!

November 8, 2019

The biggest crowd yet attended the ‘Best Ever’ Macmillan Folk Concert at the Fishbourne Centre on 8 November. Entertained by a fabulous selection and variety of outstanding Folk Music and tear-inducing comedy, the lucky attendees all agreed that this was a truly wonderful and outstandingly entertaining evening… The evening raised an amazing and record £3,850!!!
HUGE congratulations to Ronnie & Sally and all their loyal supporters for a truly superb event in support of Macmillan.


Bridge Battle @Bosham

October 30, 2019

Another thoroughly enjoyable and highly competitive Bridge ‘battle’ took place in Bosham Village Hall on Wednesday, 30th October with 22 teams pitting their wits and helping to raise around £1,235 for Macmillan and still finding time to enjoy a scrumptious tea. The organisers Margaret Harrington and Gay Kaye, assisted by Mark and Shirley and a group of tea makers did a sterling job!
Huge congratulations and thanks to all.


World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

September 27, 2019

A team of around a dozen volunteers from Macmillan Chichester teamed up with M&S… with Martin Bennett doing a terrific job as ‘liaison officer’ between the two… to raise a highly creditable £700 on the day and a superb £4,000 for the week. The local newspaper photographed and reported on this tremendous effort and much welcome result. Well Done All!!!


Clay Pigeon Shoot 2019

September 21, 2019

Blue skies, wonderful sunshine and a (sometimes) tricky breeze made for another fabulous day’s shooting at Goodwood Gun Club’s excellent Chalk Pit arena. 14 teams contested the 5 stands and flush competition in great spirit and with huge enjoyment all round.

The Flush Panorama

Despite an inappropriately re-named, Don’t Stand a Chance team, Simon Lillywhite’s foursome again triumphed winning both the Best Team and The Flush, with Simon himself taking the Best Gun honour.

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Best Gun Winner, Simon Lillywhite and Dame Jenifer Wilson-Barnett

The day raised a total of £7,240… A really excellent result… and a big increase on last year… Well done everyone involved. In particular…
Huge thanks are extended to The Duke of Richmond for letting us use Goodwood’s superb facilities; to Giles and all at The Earl of March for a delicious lunch; to our marvellous participating teams, to the super-helpful volunteers from the Goodwood Gun Club, to our splendid Macmillan helpers and especially to Geraldine and Jenny, who organised everything and ran one of the most original and amusing auctions ever witnessed!!!

The Gallery photos below record and capture some of the teams and the memorable moments of the day. More photos are available.
If anyone would like a copy or a better/bigger version of them, please contact Roger Meadows (roger@mdws.net / 07831 574180)


Cowdray Golf Day 2019

July 3, 2019

The sun shone gloriously on the 18 teams of valiant golfers for this year’s Macmillan Charity Golf Day at the stunning Cowdray Park Park Golf Club on Wednesday, 3rd July.

The format for the day’s play was Stapleford – 2 Best Scores on each hole. The stylishly-clad, Cumbacks triumphed in the team competition taking the Gordon Cup for the 2nd time with a score of 94 points. Their hero/bandit was Lionel Hickey who won both the individual Shield with 41 points and the Nearest the Pin in 2 Shots. Second placed, Four Blobs in a Row (86 points) narrowly pipped The Farragos (86) on count back.

The auction was masterfully managed by Patrick Doyle and added a further £3,115 for Macmillan Cancer Support and helped raise a total for the day of £8,250… A fabulous result… Huge thanks to all involved.

Photos of all the winners and all the teams are shown below.

Finally, we are pleased to advise that we are planning for our 2020 event to return to its original timing of the second week in June, and so we have pencilled in Wednesday, 10th June. Please make a diary note!

Gordon Cup Team Winners – The Cumbacks
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Individual Shield winner, Lionel Hickey 
Team Runners-Up, Four Blobs in a Row
Third-placed team, The Farragos
Nearest the Pin – Men (9th) – Colin Kaye
Nearest the Pin – Men (17th) – Marcus Opoku
Nearest the Pin – Ladies (11th and 17th) – Jane Morton
Longest Drive – Men (4th) – Marcus Opoku
Long Drive – Ladies (4th) – Sarah Davies
Nearest the Pin in 2 Shots (18th) – Lionel Hickey


Punk Fest at Chichester Inn

June 22, 2019

We delighted to announce that Grantley Thoms and Blow Me Management will be staging The Razorback Punk Fest evening at the Chichester Inn, West Street, Chichester on Saturday, 22 June at 7.30pm.

Tickets are available from the Chichester Inn website and all proceeds will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Many thanks to all those involved in organising, performing and attending this iconic event.


Wine Tasting 2018… A Wonderful Evening

December 13, 2018

Our December 2018 Wine Tasting Evening at The Crab & Lobster was another hugely enjoyable and successful closing event of the year event for Macmillan. With all tables taken, Anthony Wallace bowled us through some delicious wines as most of us haplessly tried to guess their grape, year and country of origin. Top score went to wine-tasting newcomer, Helen Herlihy. Following a wonderful dinner from the stars of the Crab’s kitchen, Jono Oswin seduced us with his auctioneering skills and together with the raffle helped us raise over £5,500.
Well done to all involved, especially Lynn Salton who organised everything… and is pictured here on the right.


Folk Concert 2018 – Another great success!!!

November 9, 2018

What a cracking turn out on a dreadful wet night to support Sally and Ronnie in raising money at their Charity Concert in the Fishbourne Centre on 9 Nov, all in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Their fourth and best year yet… Ticket sales and raffle raised £2,240 excluding Gift Aid.

But wait! There’s more!  Santander got in on the act and as part of their Community Involvement programme, Elizabeth Dickson helped on the door, raffle sales and numerous other tasks on the night – then announced that Santander would like to add their contribution of £500.

Sally and Ronnie and all at Macmillan would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone involved – Performers, Helpers, Raffle Prize Donors, The Fishbourne Centre Team and Santander.


Bridge Drive… Best yet!

October 31, 2018

On 31 October, Margaret Harrington and Gaye Kaye organised yet another thoroughly enjoyable and successful Bridge tournament at Bosham Village Hall. An excellent turnout of 92 players on 23 tables gathered to do battle. A total of more than £1,350 was raised… and a lot of delicious cakes were consumed and not a Halloween costume to be seen!!!
Very well done to all involved.


Hayling Island Golf Day 2018

September 28, 2018

We have now enjoyed two years of late summer/early autumn golf at the wonderful Hayling Island links course… both to universal acclamation.. However, our proposed 3rd year has not been well subscribed and so sadly and reluctantly we have cancelled the event due to take place on Tuesday, 18 September.

Many apologies to those who had planned to join us… We hope that you will come along for our early summer golf day next year at Cowdray Park on Wednesday 3 July 2019. (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A DATE CHANGE FROM OUR ORIGINAL DATE of 13 JUNE)

Early next year, we will be writing to all those who have previously been involved with more details, but in the meantime, please make a note in your diaries.

Tim Davidson: timadavidson@icloud.com / 07738 466644
Roger Meadows: roger@mdws.net / 07831 574180


Clay Pigeon Shoot 2018

September 22, 2018

Despite some occasional light drizzle and a new set up, the Macmillan Shoot day again proved to be a terrific event. We enjoyed some excellent shooting and a wonderful atmosphere between all the teams. The highly professional back up from the Goodwood Gun Club, Goodwood Estate, a splendid lunch at the Earl of March and the valuable support of all our sponsors all made for a truly great day. Our sincere thanks to everyone involved who helped make this such a successful event.

Although our team numbers were slightly down because of various celebratory parties!… we raised an impressive  £5,242.00  The Best Gun was Kelly Wheeler and his team, the Gunzerkers – a family affair of father, son, nephew and friend took the team prize. We look to welcoming everyone next year at the same venue.

Father and son, Harry and Kelly Wheeler triumphant again!…


Charity Golf Day at The Park, Goodwood

August 8, 2018

Chris Osborn of Motiv8 Solutions organised a charity golf day at The Park course, Goodwood on 6 August and raised £1,200 for Macmillan.

Congratulations and thanks to all involved…


Tennis Tournament 2018

July 29, 2018

Sadly our always-hugely-enjoyable Tennis Tournament scheduled for Sunday, 29th July at the Chichester Tennis and Racquets Club was a casualty of the only wet and windy day this glorious summer… However, we had a wonderful turn-out of stalwart supporters who huddled together for Pimms, strawberries & cream and delicious homemade cakes… and generously helped us raise  £1,340 for the cause… Huge thanks to all.


Flag Day 2018

July 21, 2018

Our 2018 Flag Day on Saturday, 21st July was yet another successful local event for Macmillan. A wonderful and dedicated group of 30 volunteer bucket-rattlers besieged the streets and denizens of Chichester and amassed over £1,400… Splendid work!!!

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For more information, please contact:
Dame Jenifer Wilson-Barnett:
077862 32436  
jenifer.trimble@btinternet.com


Cowdray Park Golf Day 2018

June 13, 2018

What a FANTASTIC day!!! The weather could not have been more perfect… The course was in stunning condition… The bonhomie was bubbling… and the result was outstanding!!! Over £8,800 was raised for Macmillan via players, sponsors, raffle tickets, auction prizes, other competitions and donations.

HUGE THANKS to our players, sponsors and helpers who were involved in making this such a wonderfully enjoyable and successful day… and especially to our Gold sponsors, CPN and Richard Prescott and all the team at Cowdray.

Peter Austin’s Try Hards team (94 points) tried just enough to pip the teams from Peter Williams; SOS A  (92) and Paul Tidey’s Bulls Head (91) and win the Gordon Cup.

The individual prize of the Lennox Shield went to a rather embarrassed Stuart Gillett, Director of Golf at Goodwood, whose amazing 41 points meant he was 3 under the card!

Here is gallery of the other winners and we will load the team and group shots taken on the course shortly…

We look forward to seeing you all again at Hayling Island on Tuesday 18 September… More news soon.


Line Dancing

May 16, 2018

Come and join us for two hours of fun at our Macmillan Line Dancing  on 16 May from 2-4pm at Bosham Village Hall, Walton Lane, Old Bosham. Your exertions will be rewarded with tea and cakes… and a raffle. All for just £7.

Please contact Julia (01243 572521) or Jan (01243 576347) for tickets


Wine Tasting Dinner

December 14, 2017

Our annual Wine Tasting Dinner took place on Thursday, 14 December at the Crab & Lobster in Sidlesham. This was the first time we had held the event that this wonderful gastro- location and we weren’t disappointed. The food and the service were first class. The configuration of the tables made organisation of the wine-tasting and auctions ‘interesting’ but did not diminish the fun and success of both. Michael Trimble triumphed at the wine tasting, scoring an amazing 46 points out of a possible 60 by guessing the grape, year and country of 3 flights of 3 white and 3 red wines. He pipped Anthony Smoker by just 2 points.
Our thanks to everyone who attended and helped us raise nearly £5,400 for Macmillan… Particularly to Lynn Salton, who organised the evening, our winemaster, Anthony Wallace, our auctioneer Jono Oswin and especially Sam & Janet Bakose for allowing us to re-locate to their wonderful, top-class dining venue.


This ‘black tie’ fund raising event promises to be even better than the huge successes of previous years.
If you would like to come along, please contact Lynn Salton (email: lynnsalton@btinternet.com or telephone 07778 677337) for tickets and further information.


Folk Concert

November 10, 2017

On Friday, 10 November at the Fishbourne Centre, Ronnie & Sally Williamson staged another Charity Concert and raised £1,600 for MacMillan Cancer Support.  They and Macmillan would like to thank all the artists and performers, their friends who helped organise and steward the event, and all the local retailers who gave generously towards the raffle prizes. Thanks to the Fishbourne Centre for the use of the venue, and finally to all those who attended and made the night a success and to our local newspaper for its support in helping to advertise the event.

See Ronnie’s wonderful Personal Message under News…

Photo attached courtesy of one of our helpers, Lesley Pardoe.


Chichester Yacht Club

September 29, 2017

Chichester Yacht Club held a Coffee Morning on 29 September in support of Macmillan and raised an amazing £1,034 through the sale of delicious coffee and cakes plus a raffle. Huge thanks and congratulations to all concerned.


World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

September 29, 2017


This year’s event yet again an outstanding success in our area!!! The amazing Julia Baker and her wonderful team staged another hugely enjoyable day with stalls and other amusements raising £7,200 for Macmillan.
Sadly, Julia has decided that this will be her last such event and will be hanging up her coffee cups after having raised a truly incredible £42,563 over the past 10 years. Macmillan will sorely miss her contributions and, we the local committee, would like to offer our MASSIVE THANKS to her for everything she has done to raise monies and awareness for the charity.


Clay Pigeon Shoot 2017

September 23, 2017

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Once again, the Clay Shoot at Goodwood was huge success and raised over £7,350 for Macmillan.
Our heartfelt thanks for the generosity and support of all those who participated and contributed.

The Don’t Stand a Chance team proved their name to be a fallacy romping to victory in both the main shoot (139 points) and the Flush (57 Points). The Goodwood Sporting Club were a close 2nd in the main shoot (133) and 3rd in the Flush (53). Marco Turner’s team of relative newcomers were a delighted 2nd in the Flush (54)…

The day could not have happened without the kind permission of His Grace The Duke of Richmond and Gordon or the wonderful expertise of Ivol, John and the splendid team of club volunteers together with our own band of helpers. Our thank too to Giles, Richard and their team at The Earl of Marsh for a super lunch and catering for all our needs.

We hope to announce details of our 2018 event soon…

In the meantime, here are few memories of a wonderful day…


The Peckers refresh before shooting…


The Gunzerkers are ready to go…


The contest gets underway…

The Macmillan team take a well earned break as the teams battle it out…


The Madehurst Shooters are ready to replenish after an enjoyable day…


The Hazzars get their just reward for a good day’s shooting…

 

For more information, contact Geraldine Watts-Davies:
geraldine@wattsdavies.plus.com / 07973 383234


Hayling Island Golf Day 2017

August 30, 2017

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Yet again our Macmillan Charity Golf Day at the wonderful Hayling Island Golf Course on Wed 30 August, wasn’t blessed with glorious sunshine… but the damp conditions didn’t seem to affect the enjoyment of all who played.
The competition was as fierce as ever and the eventual winners, Chris Nicholls, CPN Investment Management recorded an amazing net 57!!! Huge congratulations to him Sam, Roland and Peter.

The runners up were last year’s victors, Terry Bill and Southdown Office Supplies team, with Phil Burns and Paul Tidey’s teams in joint 3rd place. Sam Herlihy was Nearest the Pin – Men (5th) with Pauline Senior closest for the Ladies on the 11th and Sarah Davies on the 16th; and nearest the pin in two on the 18th was Team Herlihy… Congratulations to all.

Peter Tyson was the very lucky winner of the wheelbarrow of wine in the Heads & Tails.

Our huge thanks to all those who helped, donated and participated in a terrific day that raised an estimate of around  £5,700 for Macmillan Cancer Support… Well done everyone!!!!


Flag Day 2017

August 5, 2017

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.

This year, we collected £1,700… well above last year! 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.

Many, many thanks to all who worked so hard and gave so generously.

Jenifer Wilson-Barnett
077862 32436
jenifer.trimble@btinternet.com

Vicki Wilson
07881 790404
vicki@vwilson3.orangehome.co.uk


Singing Day

January 18, 2017

fullsizerenderFollowing 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! .


Wine Tasting Dinner

December 1, 2016

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.

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Folk Concert – Another great success!

November 27, 2016

What a cracking turn out on a dreadful wet night to support Sally and Ronnie in raising money at their Charity Concert in the Fishbourne Centre on 9 Nov, all in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Their fourth and best year yet… Ticket sales and raffle raised £2,240 excluding Gift Aid.

But wait! There’s more!  Santander got in on the act and as part of their Community Involvement programme, Elizabeth Dickson helped on the door, raffle sales and numerous other tasks on the night – then announced that Santander would like to add their contribution of £500.

Sally and Ronnie and all at Macmillan would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone involved – Performers, Helpers, Raffle Prize Donors, The Fishbourne Centre Team and Santander.


World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

September 30, 2016

The amazing Julia Baker announced that this would be her last World’s Biggest Coffee Morning…and it was her biggest success ever!!! With around 350 people attending, Julia and her remarkable team raised an incredible £6,900. 

It is impossible to thank Julia (below) enough for all that she has done for and in support of Macmillan over the years… She has been truly outstanding… THANK YOU JULIA!!!!

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Hayling Island Golf Day

September 27, 2016

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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!

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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…

Roger Meadows
roger@mdws.net
07831 574180

Tim Davidson
timdavidson@metronet.co.uk
07738 466644


Clay Pigeon Shoot 2016

September 24, 2016

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.

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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.

If you would like to join us next year and or help in any way…
Please contact Geraldine Watts-Davies:
geraldine@wattsdavies.plus.com
07973 383234


Tennis Tournament 2016

July 31, 2016

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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.


Cowdray Park Golf Day

June 15, 2016

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.

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Wine Tasting Dinner

December 3, 2015

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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!


Collections

October 24, 2015

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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


Fund Raiser at The Ship, Itchenor

October 9, 2015

47055E80-8B63-4728-BEFD-D58F69B563C1On 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.


The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning 2015

September 25, 2015

imageOn 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!


Clay Pigeon Shoot 2015

September 5, 2015

DSCF1736DSCF1738Huge thanks to all our team leaders and supporters for their contributions, enthusiasm, sense of good fellowship and generosity in making this another successful fund-raising day for Macmillan.

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.


Flag Day 2015

August 1, 2015

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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!


Cowdray Park Golf Day 2015

June 17, 2015

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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.


Summer Ball

June 10, 2015

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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

 


Antique Fair Collection

April 6, 2015

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Clay Pigeon Shoot 2014

September 30, 2014

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Our thanks to the Duke of Richmond & Gordon.


Goodwood Golf 2014

September 22, 2014

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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.


Trekkers Climb Mt Kilimanjaro

August 17, 2014

Cheque Presentation - with amountmt-kiliAfter 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.