Chairs July Newsletter
As ever Its been another busy month on the Ambassadors front, again can I start by welcoming our new members Samantha Sinclair – Day, Cherril Barker, Andrew Dyer
I had a first in being invited to open Bishampton fete spending the afternoon there with my family, delighted to hear later that they raised just over £3000.00
We then had our Sponsorship of Street Cricket 18 teams including 2 from Worcestershire Ambassadors playing cricket in Worcester High Street, amazing spectacle seeing so many people in our city wearing shirts with the Worcestershire Ambassadors our logo.
Congratulations to all those who took part especially to Phil Fowler whose team picked up a trophy, as well as Ambassador Tom Hill whose hard work makes this event happen, I understand we helped raise in excess of £3000.00 which will go to bring all stars cricket to the under 8’s across our County.
This was followed by the Chamber of Commerce awards held at the University of Worcester Arena, I was delighted to meet and chat with so many Ambassadors many of whom were nominated for awards. Congratulations to all those who were nominated for awards.
Steve Descher and Lance Turner have stepped down from the Board, Steve joined the board in 2013 making valuable contributions especially around the Balls silent auction. Lance was one of the first to join Worcestershire Ambassadors always being involved in the running of our organisation, ready to help when needed. I will be presenting both with our leaving piece at our August board meeting. Both will remain active members.
We are conducting Interviews for new directors in August I hope they will be in place by our September board meeting.
Next year is our 20th Anniversary so next month we will be working on a programme of events to celebrate us reaching this milestone.
Congratulations to Paul Chester’s from the Christmas Decorators who now are “by Royal Appointment” and will be placing their decorations at the private residence’s of The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.
Future Ambassadors events
All tickets for these are available on our website.
On Tuesday 10th September we have our Annual race day like the cricket day is an ideal opportunity to meet up with other Ambassadors whilst enjoying in this case the racing at this beautiful course.
We have exclusive use of our own room, the day starts with a Drinks reception 11am, Lunch is served at 12, then the Racing starts at 2.40pm the last race is at 5.30pm.
The Racecourse really do look after us, the food is lovely, betting is of course optional, and we have our own cash bar.
Like the cricket day this is a traditionally a great day at one of the Counties top sporting attractions. Tickets are £78 and include entrance to the course.
Wednesday 18th September sees our Annual golf day, please join us in the lovely surroundings of Ombersley Golf Club, £324 a team includes hole sponsorship.
Starting with Coffee and Bacon rolls at 11.30, we start to tee off from 12 noon. The Carvery starts from 5.15pm with the presentations at 7.15pm. This is a stableford competition, with a maximum handicap allowance, we have a nearest the pin, longest drive and a beat the pro competitions to keep the day interesting.
Thursday 26th September we are holding a Lunch at Hogarths Stone Manor.
12 noon drinks reception followed by a Three Course lunch.
The speakers will be Worcester born Paralympian Mel Nicholls who completed in London 2012. You may have seen her recently on the News undertaking to break the world record to cycle John O’Groats to lands’ end. Mel will be joined by Worcestershire Ambassador John Peters the former RAF pilot who became a Prisoner of War in the first gulf War. Now a successful businessman John travels the world to tell his story of how he coped with the brutal physical and mental pressure inflicted upon him. Johns story is both inspiring and motivating. Tickets are £41.
Our Ball is now sold out but we are operating a waiting list.