Planning to Jump out of an Aeroplane?
Imagine doing this whilst raising funds for Jon Shaw Foundation. Well at Black Knights, you can! Youre in safe hands with Black Knights, the Parachute Centre has been operating for over 50 years making it the longest running centre in the country. They have helped people raise tens of thousands of pounds for charity over the years. You will take part in a tandem skydive which involves you being connected to a British Skydiving qualified instructor through the use of a harness. You’ll be able to experience the 120mph rush once you have completed your 20-minute safety briefing on the date of your choice. Follow the link below to visit the Black Knights website for further information.
Black Tie & Sparkle
We had a fantastic evening at our first Black Tie Charity Christmas Ball at Crewe Hall Cheshire.
After waiting a year and being cancelled twice before, everyone was ready to celebrate getting out. Guests looked stunning in their evening wear. The food was delicious, drinks were flowing, dance floor full all night. Well done everyone. Fun aside, we were there to raise vital funds for the Foundation and I am thrilled to update everyone that we raised a fantastic £7000.69 Thank you so much for your generosity. To all the raffle winners who went on to auction their prizes and to our wonderful local businesses and friends who donated prizes.
Gilligan Family, David Jackson,
Nick of Mitchell Plant Repairs
Michelle at Beyoutiful Sandbach,
Crewe & Nantwich Roundtable
Crewe Alexander Footba
Christmas Fair at the White Lion
27 Novemer 2021 10am – 4pm
The event went ahead despite dreadful weather; Storm Arwen brought severe winds and freezing temperatures. We had a few cancellations but Jackie came to the rescue and managed to make room for everyone inside. Except poor Santa, who set up his grotto outside in a Gazebo, he had a heater and managed to nip in for a hot sandwich, despite being outside he managed to see lots of children and was congratulated by parents for being so kind.
The storm put lots of people off venturing out but we all had a good time and managed to make £343 from sales, £1499 in total including the Christmas Hamper Draw.
Thank you to all the stall holders, and trustees who came to help set up and take down and set up again. It was one to remember.
Jon Shaw Foundation 10k & 5k FUN-RUN
Crewe Cheshire 28 August 2021
We had some great support for our first ever fun run,with 30 runners taking part. It was a beautiful day, (maybe a little too hot) the runners took advantage of the bottles of water kindly donated by Morrisons and The Coop on Parkers Road.
Great feedback from the runners which we will use for next years event.
Thanks to all who took part.
Lands End to John O Groats Cycle Event
08 – 18 August 2021
They did it! What an amazing achievement. Sisters, Izzie Pettit and Stina Pettit Higson set off on 09 August 2021 and cycled every day for 10 days to complete the 1010 miles to John O Groats. They cycled through some wonderful scenery, some tough gradients, good and awful weather but they kept going. They were of course supported by Martyn Higson and Mike Shaw, who made sure there was a hot meal waiting for them at the end of each day, were available along the route to supply drinks, coats, spares and basically anything they needed. The Founder of Jon Shaw Foundation met them at the finish line, and says it was an emotional day, to see them cross the line was a wonderful sight. The girls raised a magnificent £5220.49 including gift aid.
THANK YOU TO ACORN MOTOR GROUP CREWE FOR GENEROUSLY DONATING A FUELLED SUPPORT CAR FOR THE CHALLENGE.
Total Warrior Great Northern Mud Run
10 July 2021
Matt, Josh, Vic, Pom and Lauren with her team completed the course. Matt and co finishing in 2 hours 7 minutes. Lauren ran a slightly slower course with her team but enjoyed it just as much. Photos on the gallery page. All finished wet, muddy, and tired but with a big smile on their faces.
The teams raised £435 between them.. Thank you to all who took part and all who sponsored them.
Well done all, we are really proud and very grateful to you all
A small team of supporters has taken on the virtual challenge of Lands End to John O Groats virtual Run/Walk.
The event finished on 25 October; each individual completed the challenge in their own time and own way. Some walked it all , some ran and walked . The team managed to raise £790 between them, with Pete Shaw raising the majority . Well done to all however you did it.