Donation to Macmillan Cancer Support

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certificates-1Long Eaton Round Table have donated a further £1800 from monies raised by their 2008 Three Peaks Challenge, this time to Macmillan Cancer Support, an organisation dedicated to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.

Macmillan provide practical, medical, emotional, and financial support. They address concerns such as how will I get to my hospital appointment?  Who will walk my dog? How will I pay the bills when I can’t work? Who will listen and understand?

Helena Curtis, Fundraising Manager for Nottinghamshire praised the club saying “This is a fantastic achievement – we are most grateful!”.

Three Peaks Money Donated

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certificates-21Monies raised by the club’s 2008 Three Peaks Challenge have been donated to a number of causes including the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

A donation of £1800 helped grant 12 year old Bethany’s wish to watch the premier of ‘Camp Rock’ at the Royal Festival Hall. Bethany is from Cornwall and is living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. In addition to granting her special wish, Make-A-Wish was also able to give Bethany and her family a trip of a lifetime with a visit to the London Eye and a river cruise to see London’s famous sights.

Bethany said “Thank you very much, I really appreciated it. It was a dream come true”.

Donation to Draycott United Football Club

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Long Eaton Round Table is pleased to announce a donation of £500 to support Draycott United Football Club Under 14’s expedition to Uganda later this year. Whilst out there they will be levelling a pitch which means hiring a generator & power tools, taking out their funds raised to buy stationary for a school and to buy clothes for a children’s orphanage.

More Skiing Pics

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Here are some photos of the highly successful skiing trip taken by some members of the club, courtesy of Vice Chair Mr Elm. Just click on them to see larger versions.

Tabler Down!

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By Our Intrepid Reporter on the spot – Mr Elm.

Ramsey the organiser of this year’s annual LERT ski trip, which is underway in Les Carroz (Grand Massif region, France) has become the first casualty of the trip. Unfortunately he has succumbed to the organisers curse for injury. Whilst attempting a green run (the easiest of all ski runs) on his snowboard (he was warned about the dangers of being “on a tray”), in near perfect conditions, Ramsey caught the edge of his board on a lump of snow & stumbled forward at low speed. The result was severe pain in his lower leg leaving him incapacitated on the slope. Several other skiers in the group attended to him in his hour of need as all his fellow boarders had long since left the scene. Onsite first aid was given in the form Ibrufen tablets & whiskey to numb the pain. However Ramsey was still unable to continue despite the skiers best efforts. It was thus decided to loan him a set of skier’s poles to allow him to limp off the slopes. His snowboard was removed from the scene by a caring skier.

It'll be the gimp outfit next
It'll be the gimp outfit next

Later from the comfort of his hotel, Ramsay, who had already had to wear the “cape of shame” due to the poor weather on his arrival in the resort was seen relaxing in true Tabling style.

Seven of the party headed back to the UK today as they still had jobs to return too. The remaining four hard core skiers remain in the resort to enjoy the now near perfect ski conditions in true Table style following the last few days of inclement weather.

Finally, upon his return to Blighty, Ramsey commented “Yes the curse of organizing a table skiing trip continues, everyone told me it’s a poisoned chalice. However we had a fantastic time in Les Carroz, and apart from 1 day of torrential rain the skiing conditions were great. I would like to thank everyone who came on the trip, especially the tablers who got me down the side of a mountain with a minimal amount of fuss. Top men”.

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Christmas Walk

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Who or what is everyone searching for?
Who or what is everyone searching for?

Just after Christmas a few hardy souls took up Ian’s challenge of a walk in Derbyshire. Setting off from Cromford, we did a loop of around five miles, and “lunched” in a pub along the way.

A good day out – nice weather, good route, and excellent company. Some more pics below.

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Santa’s Sleigh is on its way!

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It’s that time of year again when Santa and his little helpers tour Long Eaton in his custom built sleigh, knocking on doors and collecting for local charities.

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Fireworks Display Raises Over £5000

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The club’s annual fireworks display on Friday 7th November was a huge success this year, raising a total of over £5000 for local charities.

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The Birdmen of Ilfracombe

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Those ain't sun umbrellas....
Those ain't sun umbrellas....

While on holiday in sunny Devon, Chairman Dave, Aka & Mark S muscled in on an Ilfacome Round Table event, and even got to star in the video. To see it click here, and then select the video called “South West Birdman”.

After about a minute or so, you will hear Dave laying down a challenge to Ilfracombe Table for next year. In the words of Mark “It’s amazing what a few pints of local ale does for him!”.