We had a nice surprise recently in the form of a cheque for over £800 from the Kier Foundation, as part of the proceeds from their ‘where’s the bear campaign’. Nick Greenwood a friend of mine and Huw’s from football days took part in a leg of his employer’s challenge to travel 1,000 miles across Kier’s UK sites, transporting a mascot bear along the way and using only non-conventional, non-motorised transport!
I’m not going to mention any individual feats from our UK 3 peaks trip because there were 22 heroes from the time they got up at 3.00am on Saturday morning to the time they hit their beds nearly 48 hours ago and here are 3 climbers who were with Huw on 13th March 2011 – taking Huw with them to the roof of Wales. Read more
Saturday 12th July saw the 4th (and probably final) Huw Thatcher 5 a side football tournament, with 140 players taking part and raising over £800. These events have been a great tribute to Huw and also to the endeavours of his friends, and lots of other young people in Holmfirth. Read on to find out how the day unfolded and exactly who were ‘Oldmen Pathetic’?
Hoping that Huw is somewhere where he knows about everything: fundraising events, GCSE results day & Cardiff City in the Premier League
As Cardiff City were making their mark on the sporting world last Sunday, the Sky Sports commentators talked of the energy and spirit of the crowd – and how it was inspiring the performance of the players. In the week that the Bluebirds were achieving things beyond anything Huw and I had imagined, Huw’s own energy and spirit was inspiring others – with Carys excelling in her GCSE results and a group of friends completing a 3 day canoeing and running event between Manchester and Huddersfield. Read more
Part 2 – the Bananas eventually slip up in the penalty shoot out as the Huw Thatcher Trust hits £80,000
If you missed it, Part 1 about the early part of the day is here.
I can’t say enough about what a wonderful day we had on Saturday 20th July – but I’ll give it a try! Here’s Part 1 of my report of the day – Part 2 will follow in a few days as I try to do justice to day when 130 people played football – and at least that many also turned up to support the event and the players.
For the 3rd and final year, 500 of us had another great night at the Picturedrome last weekend as the Huw Thatcher Trust raised funds for another local family who need support right now. Read more