Chairs Update -July 2018

Dear Member

I hope you continue to enjoy the warm weather going into holiday season. Ironically, as I sit and write this report today, the day has started very overcast almost a reflection on England coming out of the World Cup last night.

World Cup Opener Event/ PSA Testing

Our sell out  event, last month, proved to be a great success with guest speakers Tony Woodcock and Steve Bull taking the floor for questions and answers hosted by our very own David Bradley.

David Baxter Smith and his team tested over 50 men during evening.

Thank you to vice-chair Kevin Powell for organising and Tracey Hopkins on front of house.We raised just short of £2400 for Worcestershire Prostate Awareness Charity.

50K Challenge

We continue to undertake training walks  on a daily/weekly basis. We Have reached 25% of our milestone (excuse the pun) of the £50,000 we hope to raise, in memory of Derek Fradgley, for St Richards Build 2020 campaign

If you would like to support and make a donation in memory of Derek there are two ways to do this

1.please click on the just giving link below

https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/strichards/worcestershireambassadorsamazingadventurers

2. Make a cheque payable To St Richard’s Hospice and send it to myself or Tracey at the address below

Worcestershire Ambassadors

Holly Hedges

232 Malvern Road

Worcester

WR2 4PA

GoodLuck/Congratulations/Thank you

I would like to extend my best wishes on behalf of the Membership to Ambassadors Ben Mannion and Jim McBride, who this month canoe the length of the River Severn to raise much-needed funds for Megan Baker House.

They plan to continue from mid Wales and finish at Chepstow starting on July 13 and finishing on July 19

If you would like to donate to this incredible challenge please follow the link below.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ben-mannion4

Director Judy Owen and her beloved dog Daisy made front page headlines and  television appearances around Daisy’s amazing ability to seek out and collect recycling rubbish from along Worcesters canal banks. Daisy was awarded a special honour from the Mayor for her hard work.

Thank you to Member Mick Foley – One Minute Wonders – for very kindly donating his time and expertise in putting together the launch video for this years Street Sixes event. This has given us some excellent publicity working alongside Member Daniel Daniels who has been doing the PR for the event.  

Worcester Stands Tall

After many months of behind-the-scenes work and the dedication of Tricia Cavell  and her team at St Richards Hospice Worcester Stands Tall Giraffes were launched in Worcester  The project will remain in situ until September 16 and our very own “Senor Fradge” of which the design was chosen by Derek Fradgley’s Granddaughter Molly, sits proudly on the riverbank on the opposite side of the cathedral. For further information on the following the trail please click on the link below.

http://www.worcesterstandstall.co.uk/art-trail/

Events

Our inaugural race day on 11th September  is almost sold out we have 20 tickets/2 tables left

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

Annual Quiz Night – 20th September

Teams are invited now to sign up for our annual quiz night  on September 20th This year hosted by BBC Hereford and Worcester Radio presenter a new member Mr Dave Bradley to book please follow the link below

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

Severn Valley Railway Sunday lunch September 30th.

Join me on the iconic Severn Valley Railway for Sunday Lunch. We are restricted to 30 places.

https://www.worcestershireambassadors.com/events/#!event/2018/9/30/worcestershire-ambassadors-lunch-on-the-severn-valley-steam-train

Strictly Worcestershire 6

We are delighted to of have taken over the running of Strictly Worcestershire 2019. This show has evolved since the first show in 2012 to now be one of the biggest events in the county. Taking on the running of the show will ensure it’s continuity and that the profits continue to go to local Worcestershire Charities.

We would like to put together a team of ambassadors to help organise a first show on Thursday, the 23rd of May 2019 rolls required include:-

  • Organise and create the strictly Worcestershire program following the existing template working with printers source design and print to meet deadlines
  • .Sell tables and tickets – could use your networks
  • Do you know any potential dancing contestants  
  • sponsorship

If you are interested in assisting please contact the board lead for strictly Julia Williams or vice chair Kevin Powell

jlfwilliams@hotmail.com

board@worcestershireambassadors.com

Finally

I am delighted to welcome new members

The new Mayor of Worcester Councillor Jabba Riaz, Kash Knezovich,  Paul Knott , Ian Cosnett David Bradley, Susan Macintosh – Gibbs, Nick Baxter and returning Members, Granville Orange, Robert Capper and Martin Rae.

Kind Regards 

Phil Dutton

Chair

Worcestershire Ambassadors