Category Archives: Fundraising

Children in Need: Cambridge Day Nursery

Cambridge Day Nursery is situated on Milton Road in West Chesterton ward. Over the weekend they have joined forces with the staff of the Grafton Centre to raise funds for Children in Need. The aim was to have four people … Continue reading

Posted in Charities, Fundraising, Young people

Zumbathon for Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)

A Zumbathon was held to raise funds for research into Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD). ALD is a rare but devastating progressive metabolic disorder in the brain of young people. Zumba is an increasingly popular form of dance-for-fitness. According to Wikipedia: Zumba is … Continue reading

Posted in Charities, Dance, Disabilities, Fundraising, Health

Festival of Remembrance

The Annual British Legion Festival of Remembrance was held in the Large Hall of the Guildhall on Sunday afternoon. The Hall was full, including the balcony, to the relief of the organisers who had said that the finances for staging … Continue reading

Posted in Charities, Civic Event, Fundraising, Memorial, Military

Fundraising Mayoral Reception for Cruse

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A stunning achievement: in excess of £3500 was raised by Cambridge Cruse Bereavement Care via a reception in the Guildhall on Wednesday evening. A lively gathering of about 150 guests were presented with a range of locally sourced drink and … Continue reading


Buffalo Benefaction

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Five Brothers from the Cambridge Guildhall Lodge of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes visited to present me with a cheque for £300 for the Mayoral Charities. I learned that the number of members, as the number of Lodges, was … Continue reading


The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

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Macmillan Cancer Support staged their annual The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday. The coffee mornings started in 1990 and now are a very important part of Macmillan’s fundraising. Marshall’s of Cambridge have been participating for a number of years … Continue reading


SSAFA Forces Help: Ride of Britain

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The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) Forces Help has staged Ride of Britain, a national cycling challenge from Edinburgh to London. They set out on Wednesday 21 September 2011. Their last leg started from Cambridge on Sunday morning. … Continue reading


Chariots of Fire 2011

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The Chariots of Fire race is one of Cambridgeshire’s largest annual charity events. The race follows in the footsteps of the famous film, taking its scenic route through the streets and colleges of Cambridge, with teams of six running a … Continue reading


Cherry Hinton Festival

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Cherry Hinton Festival Day is the climax of a week of events in a part of Cambridge that proudly proclaims its separate ‘village’ identity. The large Recreation Ground was filled with stalls and children’s activities. There was an interesting range … Continue reading


Minden Band Concert

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We went over to Ipswich at the invitation of the Mayor of Ipswich Councillor John Le Grys to hear a concert performance by the Minden Band of the Queen’s Division. The band was reinforced by members of the Royal Anglian … Continue reading