Squad Running Fit does Great North Run for Jon Shaw Foundation.
Alarms set for 4am on 11 September 22 to travel to Newcastle for the worlds biggest half marathon. The skies were grey when the team arrived but the sun came out as soon as they hit the start line. This made conditions hot and difficult for the 13.1 miles of road ahead. The crowds were amazing all way along the route offering jelly babies, ice pops and even beer! PBs were smashed, some demons met head on and new friendships and memories were made. The team had their own cheer squad at the finish line which helped everyone across.
One of the team couldnt get to Newcastle but did her own virtual GNR raising more money to add to the total. Another three members had to defer their entries until next year so we already have the start of a new team for 2023.
At the last count the team had raised over £4500 including gift aid, the final total will be added when we have counted up and deducted entry fees etc. Well done to all the team and to everyone who donated.
Tough Mudder North West 10 Sept. 2022
What a great day, it was an early start for the 12 members of Team Fuddy Muckers. A few of them were quite nervous and felt unprepared but too late to turn back now. They set off around the 15k course to tackle 30 obstacles, all in good humour and CLEAN. We managed to snap them around the course, usually getting filthy and/or wet. They all came back safely, with only a few bruises and bumps, one of the team went over badly on his ankle but limped back in with the help of the team. Every one of them enjoyed it and had so much fun. It was lovely to hear their versions of how they managed each obstacle. It was so funny. We finished the day off with a well earned cold beer and and Indian meal, still talking about the course. All have said they want to go back next year and do it again. The team raised over £3500 so far, we will publish the final total when all the sponsorship has been counted and entry fees etc deducted. Thank you to each of them and all of you for supporting them.
Family Fun Day 27 August 2022
We were blessed with a glorious, sunny day, which started early with our fun run, the 10K was almost an exclusive event but the runners achieved the challenge they set. The 5K was a little busier, we even had an alien join us. The day continued and we were joined by several families, taking advantage of the lovely weather and gorgeous outside area of the White Lion. Lots of fun was had, thanks to Chris and the girls from Crewe and Nantwich Rugby Club for organising the games. More fun was had wetting the adults locked in the stocks. The day was closed by a massive Tug of War competition, people arrived from nowhere. There was no mercy, or “taking it easy” for the younger ones, each team was determined to win. We met some new people who offered to support our Foudation and also some people who lived with epilepsy and were really keen to get involved. To top all that, we actually raised some funds, just short of £400 which is amazing as our focus was to raise awareness. Thank you to all who helped out and joined in.
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.