Past and Present Fund Raising
Event raises £500 for Joe Way appeal
A comedy night at Monkey Tree Holiday Park has raised £500 for Newquay charity, the Joe Way Appeal.
The October event, which saw over 100 people flock to the holiday park’s club house from all over Cornwall, featured stand-up from Cornwall's favourite comedian Johnny Cowling.
"The Joe Way Appeal is a marvellous charity which will inspire anyone who hears about it," said Johnny, "I was happy to add my support - the turnout at Monkey Tree was brilliant and atmosphere from the home crowd amazing - great night!"
"We were delighted with the response from guests and overwhelmed by the numbers of local people who also came along to add their support,” said park manager, Laura Walker. "As a large venue we hold charity nights throughout the year for guests and the local community and are always pleasantly surprised at their generosity."
"This event was no exception and we’d like to thank everyone for their support, including Crantock Bakery for supplying the pasties.
Girls get Tuff for Toddlers Appeal
Six local women endured the elements and raised £400 for the Joe Way Appeal. Emma Adams, Louise Skinner, Kate Ardon, Annabel Wilkins, Rosa Thompson and Emma Bridgens battled through the picturesque but rugged Cornish coastal scenery around St Buryan and Sennen. The Tuff Enuff course features 30 gruelling obstacles over 12km’s which was designed by Royal Marines.
The motto of Tuff Enuff is ‘compete or complete’ and entrants can opt for a timed race to compete for the crown of Tuff Enuff Champion 2014 or enter for the glory of completing.
The £400 raised will be split between Children’s Hospice Southwest and the Ronald Macdonald House in Bristol.
Claire Way Joe’s mum said "They did an amazing job completing the course and where still smiling at the end. The two charities are very close to our heart as we have been involved with the hospice in Cornwall since the beginning and we stayed at the Ronald Macdonald House in Bristol for months when Joe was fighting for his life at the Hospital without the support of both charities our experience would have been even harder than it was".
From Newquay to The Gambia
The Banjul Challenge started in Newquay heading South through France, Spain, Morocco, through the Anti Atlas Mountains, Western Sahara, Mauritania, and Senegal, finally arriving in Banjul in The Gambia. The route involved travelling not only on tarmac but unmade roads, mountain tracks and beaches but one highlight was the two-day crossing of the Sahara Desert. The journey was approximately 7,133 miles and was completed in three weeks. Newquay man Ian Bodman and his Brother in law John Reeves from Southampton have just completed their trip which started on Boxing day. They survived the heat of the desert sun, and the challenge of nursing an early 90’s Renault Clio all the way to destinations that most people would only consider flying to.
Matt Way Joe’s Dad said “This was a great challenge which helped raise the profile of Joes story and has so far raised over £1500.00 for Children’s Hospice South West by businesses paying to advertise on the car as well as individual donations which was amazing”.
The companies that sponsored the car were, The Garage Co, Hutton hire, Colourworx, Newquay Garden Center, Lantallic Construction, Newquay Tile Center, Riverside Holiday Park, Dudden Construction, Bathroom Studio, Ace Engineering, Cornwall Cooker Conversions, Braefel Garage, The Whipsiderry Hotel and Sandpiper together with Studs Sports for donating loads of football's which where given out to the local children along the way and they also had stationary donated by Penver’s and help was also given by individuals too many to mention.
MONSTERS BALL RAISES OVER £1,000 FOR CHARITY
Monkey Tree Holiday Park near Newquay, Cornwall has raised over £1,000 at their annual Halloween party which has been donated to Help For Heroes via the Joe Way Appeal.
The event took place on Friday 1st November at the Holiday Park. With a great turn out, impressive costumes and some fantastic prizes kindly donated by local business’ which were up for grabs in the raffle and auction.
Director Laura Walker said “We knew it was going to raise a lot for the charity but were delighted to hit the £1000.00 mark thanks to our customers digging deep”.
The night involved loads of Halloween fun and games for the kids and adults alike including apple bobbing and a creepy catwalk fancy dress competition. There was a free buffet put on for all and welcome drinks for fancy dressers!
Guilford fundraisers help Newquay toddlers appeal
Dave Brett a family friend and one of Joe’s god parents decided to set himself a challenging by riding from London to Paris with his friend Tim Wheeler.
They trained for 6 months clocking up thousands of miles and all this during the arrival of Dave and his wife Beth’s twins.
The cycling duo raised £1450.00 which is going to Cornwall’s children’s hospice little harbour and they also carried Joe’s banner and had a photo taken after the finish at the Eiffel tower where the race finished
Joe's small banner has now travelled the equivalent of 10 times around the world clocking up over 418,616km which is the equivalent of travelling further than from the earth to the moon and has been snapped with singer James Morrinson, boxer Frank Bruno and some of the worlds top surfers