Chairs Update – August 2018

 Dear Member

I hope you continue to enjoy the wonderful weather we have been blessed with this summer. Whether you have been on annual leave or about to go it always seems much easier to get back on track with everyday life when the weather is so glorious.

The last few weeks has seen a variety of events taking place across the county from the  third successful Street Sixes challenge to Chris Jaeger’s Worcester Live performance of ”The Hounds of the Baskervilles. in the gardens of the Commandery at Worcester..

Worcester Stands Tall

The arrival of 57 Stunningly painted giraffes has brought thousands of people flocking into the city to trek the trail of this wonderful exhibition led by Tricia Cavell of St Richard’s Hospice. If you haven’t already been on the trail it really is worth doing. Look out for the Ambassadors Giraffe  “The Giraffe who’s gone to a happy place” in memory of Derek Fradgley which stands proudly on the riverbank on the opposite side of the Cathedral.

50K Thames Challenge

With St Richard’s Hospice in mind the Worcestershire Ambassadors Amazing Adventurers team of 50 walkers are now gearing up for the final event on September 8th.

Training has been in full force with regular walks over the past few months to build those kilometers up. The majority of walkers are now able to complete at least 30K in one stretch. Keep an eye on social media as members of the group relay their own personal reasons why they wish to complete the 50K Thames Challenge for St Richard’s build 2020 Campaign.  

Fundraising is starting to gain momentum and we have hit £17,500 of our £50,000 target. I know many of you knew Derek Fradgley well and I am hoping you will make a donation in his memory.

There are 2 ways to donate:-

1. Send a cheque payable to St Richards Hospice to Tracey Hopkins 232 Holly Hedges, Malvern Road, St Johns, Worcester

2. Via Just Giving by clicking on the attached link. https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/strichards/worcestershireambassadorsamazingadventurers

The Handelsbanken have a team of 6 walking  in memory of their late colleague Alison Hewitt and the Branches first customer which was Derek Fradgley.

To help with fundraising they invite you to join them when they take over Browns at the Quay for the evening of 4th September. I myself will be head chef for the evening and will be preparing a curry whilst the other members of the team will be serving on the bar and waiting on the tables. It should be a fun evening.

If you wish to come along please book with Julie Woodhouse juwo02@handelsbanken.co.uk

Tickets are £25 a head paid by donating  online at link below.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/phil-dutton1

Street Sixes Competition

Last month 18 teams took to Worcester High Street to compete in this year’s Street Sixes to help raise funds to bring cricket to the community for disadvantaged children.

Sponsored by the Worcestershire Ambassadors and led by Tom Hill of Worcestershire County Cricket Board, local businesses from the community joined up to battle out softball cricket in very warm conditions. This was followed by an after party at the Hick Pavilion. The Worcestershire Ambassadors Lions made it through to the finals but lost in the first round. Alas the Worcestershire Ambassador Lioness fell at the first hurdle!!

Congratulations

Congratulations to Ben Manion Director of Hewett Recruitment and Jim McBride of Lesk Engineering for completing the  gruelling River Severn challenge from mid Wales to Chepstow in support of Megan Baker House.

Congratulations to Ambassador Dale Parmenter and his award winning firm DRP who took silver and bronze awards in the UK Digital Experience Awards, held in London, for work carried out with Worcester Bosch and the global automotive firm Jaguar Land Rover.

Events

Inaugural Ambassadors Race Day 11th September

We still have a few tickets left for this event if you would like to join us please click on the link below

https://www.worcestershireambassadors.com/events/#!event/2018/9/11/worcestershire-ambassadors-race-day

Annual Quiz night 20th September

Teams are now invited to sign up for the annual quiz night hosted by BBC Hereford and Worcester radio presenter Mr Dave Bradley. It’s always a great fun evening and very lighthearted.

https://www.worcestershireambassadors.com/events/#!event/2018/9/20/worcestershire-ambassadors-quiz-night-hosted-by-bbc-hereford-and-worcester-presenter-mr-dave-bradley

Annual Ball – 5th October.

Once again this event sold out in record time. As we start to finalise the details for what deems to be a fantastic evening  we are looking for Auction prizes especially holiday homes and Silent Auction prizes worth over £100 If you are able to donate please contact Kevin Powell – board@wocestershireambassadoors.com

or Steve Descher steve@activitygroup.co.uk

Strictly Worcestershire 6 –  May 23rd – Can you help?

Strictly 6 led by Julia Williams and Kevin Powell  are looking for contestants to take part in this fantastic showstopping event. They are also looking for members to join the event team to help organise the evening.

There are many sponsorship opportunities so if you feel you may have something to offer please contact Kevin or Julia the following email links.board@worcestershireambassadors.com  jlfwilliams@hotmail.com

New Members

Finally it leads me to welcome the following new members to the Ambassadors

Brett Barton   Begbies Traynor

Kristian Stott Andrew Grant  

Louise  Hookham –   Begbies Traynor, returning member.

I hope you continue to enjoy the weather and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any feedback or questions or ideas you would like to share.

Kind Regards

Phil Dutton

Chairman

Worcestershire Ambassadors