Our very own ROG
Volunteer and Trustee Sue Fisher took part in this
years Walk the Test Way on Sunday 8th October.
Walking 5 miles from Motisfont Church back to Romsey
Memorial Park. Thank you so much to Sue for taking
the time to walk on behalf of ROG.
On the last day of the Summer term 11 volunteers and staff were presented with certificates in Emergeny Paediatric First Aid. The one day course, over 6 hours, took place on Tuesday 4th July 2017 at the Appletree Centre. The course was tutored by Certified trainer Stella Swindells RN RM RHV from The First Aid Zone. The course was easy to understand, very informative and demonstrations of CPR and the recovery position were shown. These certificates are valid for 3 years with an option of a yearly update if required.
Agapanthus Weekend & Open Garden - Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th July 2017
We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who went along and supported Edward and Jenny Jewell's Garden Opening & Grand Agapanthus sale despite the wet weather. More than 250 people attended and raised £2,000 to be shared between Romsey Opportunity Group and George's Trust!!
We would like to say a very BIG thank you to everyone who helped in any way, either in the lead up to the event or on the day itself.
It was greatly appreciated and ensured the event was a success.
Thank you to everyone who…………
· Brought raffle tickets
· Donated prizes for the raffle / silent auction
· Purchased tickets for the evening quiz/fish n’ chip supper
· Attended the charity table-top sale
Also thank you to the Mayor of Test Valley Councillor Karen Hamilton for allowing free use of the Crosfield Hall to enable this event to take place.
We had several donations during the day and evening including an amazing £2,700 donated by the Winchester Ladies Circle! Thanks to Sue Fisher for getting them involved. Thank you also to Romsey Ukelele Group who gave us a cheque for £200.
We really appreciated all the choirs and musicians who were very generous in giving their time etc. It was a wonderful, very productive day for our Group and everyone enjoyed themselves.
We have made just over £1,500 net (after expenses for Fish n’ Chips) once remaining payments for tickets and silent auction have been received - a commendable effort. The morning raised £549, and the evening raised almost double that.
Bishops Blaize Annual Charity Cycle Ride 2017
The Bishops Blaize pub in Romsey joined up with the Romsey Old Cadets for a cycling fundraising weekend (28th, 29th & 30th April) and the best news is Romsey Opportunity Group were the Bishops Blaize's nominated charity.
The event itself started outside Barclays Bank in the Cornmarket at 5pm on Friday 28th with the Romsey Old Cadets, cycling non stop in relays, the equivalent distance of Lands End to John O'Groats on static bikes through to Sunday 30th at 9am when they joined the rest of the cyclists around a 15 mile course stopping at various pubs on route headed by Wayne (Landlord of the Bishops Blaize)
At around 4.30pm all the cyclists, families and supporters gatthered at The Star (nr Horsefair Mews) and marched back to the Bishops Blaize for a well deserved rest followed by a BBQ, a raffle, musical entertainment and dancing.
To date £1500.00 has been raised to be split between the Romsey Old Cadets and Romsey Opportunity Group with money still coming in!! We would like to say a huge thank you to Wayne and Paula from the Bishops Blaize, the Romsey Old Cadets, all the cyclists taking part and anyone else who supported or helped in someway over this fundraising weekend.
£700 Donation received - Thank you