Chairs Update – February 2019

Dear Member

Welcome to my February update.

The month started with our Membership event at the Crown and Sandys in Ombersley when over 30 new members joined fellow members in attendance along with our Strategic Partners and representatives from our Charities, Worcester Community Trust and St Paul’s Hostel.

New Members

We welcome Worcestershire County Cricket Club Captain Joe Leach and also Matthew Parsons, Robert Burns, Paul Valentine, Dennis Evans and Jane Doyle.  

Sponsorship

We were delighted to sponsor the Chinese New Year celebrations at the Guild Hall on the 17th February. Several hundred people turned out to watch the Dragon dances and show.

Thanks to Ambassador Frankie Tsang for arranging. Myself and several other ambassadors were in attendance,

HWCOC Expo – 7th March

Worcestershire Ambassadors has a stand at the Chamber of Commerce expo on Thursday 7th March, please come along to see us and if you haven’t already got our new badge you can pick one up.

PSA Testing – Worcester Race Course 7th March

Worcestershire Ambassadors PSA testing is also on the 7th March, we will be at the Race Course in Worcester from 6.30pm. If your male over 40 and haven’t booked please do, every year we do this, people’s lives get saved, which is why we keep doing it.

Ambassador Rob North works tirelessly promoting PSA testing, my thanks to Directors Steve Hunt and Phil Fowler for working with him to put on this event.

You can book your spot by going to our events page on the website.

Again if you haven’t got our new badge we can give you one at this event.

New Directors

We had a great response from members wishing to join the Board. Interviews were held in February at the County Cricket ground.

This was a very competitive process with some very strong candidates offering us a range of skills and experience.

The following Ambassadors were successful and will be joining the board as of 1st March 2019

Tracy Lowe

James Green

Sarah Mayo-Evans

Derek Simmonds

Dawn Owen

Chris Green

Events

Our ability to donate to Worcestershire’s good causes is  very much dependent on the success of our events. Our 2019 programme starts with two events in May,

1st May we have our annual cricket day at New Road when the County take on Nottinghamshire in a one day game, we are in the new marquee where we will be taking lunch and afternoon tea and cake whilst watching the game. Tickets are £46 each.

https://www.worcestershireambassadors.com/events/#!event/2019/5/1/worcestershire-ambassadors-annual-cricket-day-worcestershire-v-nottinghamshire

23rd May we are hosting Strictly Worcestershire at the Chateau Impney in Droitwich, We have a fantastic panel of judges chaired by Sir Digby Jones backed up by the voice of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing announcer “Alan Dedicoat.”  BBC’ radio presenter Elliott Webb will be the MC for the evening. The stars of the show are the 8 couples we have dancing, please look at the Strictly Worcestershire website for more information.

We still have some tickets available starting at £65pp for what promises to be another great evening at the Chateau

If you haven’t already booked, we would welcome your support and please bring a friend or two with you. Tickets for all our events are on the website

https://www.worcestershireambassadors.com/events/#!event/2019/5/23/worcestershire-ambassadors-strictly-worcestershire-6

Chosen Charity News

We are delighted to be supporting mental health for St Pauls Hostel and Worcester Community Trust. In support of this Fellow Ambassadors Tracy and Tony Lowe, Elaine and Stuart Watt are dancing in Strictly 6 and Stanimira Stavreva-Colley’s Dental Practice Malvern Dental Care is opening up on the 10th April at 6pm to the homeless to offer free dental care and food.

If you are able to donate anything for the homeless please contact Stassi direct

stassident@icloud.com

Many Ambassadors will also be joining in in “The Big Worcester Sleep Out at Sixways on 4th April

https://www.worcestershireambassadors.com/events-2/#!event/2019/4/4/the-big-sleep-out

Its that time of year when your membership invoices will be coming out, we are delighted to announce there is no increase in membership this year, it remains at £125.

Partnership Offer

Greenworks solutions are one of our strategic partners for 2019, they are looking for ways they can help us raise money for our good causes.

Most of us buy coffee from the supermarket, however they are offering, exclusive to members, their  South American Premium Espresso Beans. These 100% Arabica beans are roasted weekly and come in 250gm crafted bags for consistent freshness.

Initial orders will be delivered free of charge minimum order 1kg for £12.50. (This can be split into 4 x 250g craft bags)

10% of the profits will go to our causes this year.

Please think about not buying from the supermarket this month but try our own brand. Your Supermarket won’t  miss the sale but our Worcestershire Charities and those we sponsor will appreciate it.

Please Call Mark on 07887 456996/ 01527 888020 to place your order

Kind Regards

Kevin Powell

Chair
07946642559