- As we reported in the last issue of the magazine, inspiring young resident, Jack Godfrey, completed many, many hours of cycling and walking, despite an acute brain tumour, to raise £1000 for Blue Skye Thinking, the charity dedicated to research into this condition. He would like to express his deep gratitude to all those who have contributed to this cause. Late donations would be very welcome at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jack-godfrey3
- Do you remember Rachel Carter’s 100km walk of the Cotswold Way from the last issue? She told us that she had no blisters at the end but she did have £1320 raised for Teenage Cancer Trust; if you would like to add to this grand total, contact https://justgiving.co/fundraising/rachelcarter50
- A recent display in Fifield of Stephen Markeson’s photos from his book, Fleet Street Exposures, raised £300 for an eye cancer charity.
- Thanks to lockdown, Rod Blackwell decided that he would not have his hair cut until his choir practices could resume and so, from February 2020 until May 2021, his hair grew and grew, despite complaints about blocking up the hoover! It was all worth it in the end as the choir sponsored him in is hairy pursuit and £300 was raised for Lawrence Nursing Home.
- Not to be outdone, Heather Blackman took part in the annual Ride and Stride event to raise money for local churches. She rode around to 17 churches, up hill and down dale, the highlight perhaps being the wall paintings in the tiny church at Shorthampton. At the end of the day, having cleared the hair from the plughole (!) she had raised £217 for the Historic Churches Trust of Oxfordshire.
December 2021 – January 2022