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The Acorn Committee,
PO Box 101, Otley, LS21 2WA
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t:
01423 734876
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07984 727304
The Sports Pages!
CHARITY CYCLISTS
RAISE £37,000
DESPITE RAIN
The Sponsored 100k Bike Ride took place in dismal weather
conditions but still raised a hefty £37,000. The Acorn Bike Ride was
in its eighth year and cyclists turned out in large numbers despite
a very unfavourable and unfortunately, accurate weather forecast.
The bike ride started at Bishop Monkton and followed a 100k circular
route through Boroughbridge, Helperby, Easingwold, Sheri Hutton,
Linton on Ouse and Marton-cum-Grafton before returning to
Bishop Monkton. The route was marshalled by over 50 volunteers
and lunch was provided at Sheri Hutton with tea and cake at the
nishing point in Bishop Monkton. St John’s Ambulance were on
hand to deal with medical emergencies, Chevin Cycles of Otley with
mechanical di culties and signage was provided by HACS, Imageco
and Marsland Timber. Lunch was generously sponsored by Tesco,
Ultimate English, Fy es and Greencore, and Bettys kindly donated
their famous Fat Rascals for every rider completing the route. The
whole event was sponsored for the eighth consecutive year by
Lights4Fun.
The Acorn Sponsored Bike Ride began as a challenge for Acorn
supporters in 2007 and has now become a very popular date in
the cyclists’ calendar. Everyone is encouraged to join in from serious
road cyclists to enthusiastic amateurs and a number of tandems
are usually expected to complete the route. This year, 586 cyclists
joined in the event in spite of wet and windy weather which made
conditions less than ideal.
There were prizes for the two cyclists, David Robinson and Mark
Clifton who generated the largest amount of sponsorship money
and received a mountain bike each which was generously donated
by Chevin Cycles of Otley and Wetherby Bike Shack. David Robinson
who has completed the Bike Ride for the last three years has raised
in total £4,502.82 for Acorn and we cannot thank him enough for his
tireless pedalling.
Although the Bike Ride is not a race, individual cyclists posted some
fast times despite the weather with Andrew Bond reaching the nish
in 3 hours and 10 minutes and the fastest ladies were Steph Riley
and Maureen Maughan in 3 hours and 55 minutes. Two cyclists also
completed the route twice!
This year was the rst time the charity had produced its own
cycle tops generously sponsored by Lights4Fun, Knight Frank,
tilesandmosaics.co.uk, Spring eld Healthcare Group and Ultimate
English. The cycle tops were especially manufactured by the UK’s
leading cycle clothing brand Altura and there are more details of
how to purchase one on the back page of the newsletter.
2010
Launch of our website
Ma
r:
Bridge Day at Rudding
Apr:
Total raised £616,235
Apr:
Dr Francesco Del Galdo
gained EULAR Orphan Disease
Project grant
May:
100k Bike Ride
Jun:
Tennis Tournament at
Ilkley Tennis Club
Sep:
Golf Day at Oakdale,
Harrogate
Sep:
Launch of Singing for
Fun
Oct:
First Holiday to Skipton
Oct:
Harrogate Antiques Fair
Oct:
Bridge Day at
Goldsborough Hall
Nov:
Bollywood Ball
2011
Feb:
Harrogate Beer Festival
Mar:
Cookery Demo at Fodder
by Stephanie Moon
Apr:
Holiday to Skipton
Spring:
Programme for
monthly outings is launched
Apr:
Total raised £690,235
Apr:
Charity Fundraiser of the
Year and Ultimate Local Hero
of the Year at Stray FM Local
Hero Awards.
May:
100k Bike Ride
May:
Dr Maya Buch secured
grant from Raynaud’s &
Scleroderma Association
to investigate heart
complications
Aug:
Featured on Channel 5‘s
Celebrity Wish List
Sep:
Golf Day at Alwoodley
Sep:
Holiday Low Graythwaite
Hall
Sep:
Harrogate Antiques Fair
adopt Acorn as the charity to
support
Oct:
Bridge Day at
Goldsborough Hall
Nov:
Private View by artist
Tony Brummell Smith and
launch of wooden objects
Dec:
Moonlight and Mistletoe
PapaKata party
Dec:
Dr Begonya Alcacer-
Pitarch – rst podiatrist
to undertake a PhD in
Scleroderma
A PERFECT DAY FOR GOLF
After last year’s soggy day we were blessed this year with beautiful
weather for our annual golf competition hosted by Pannal Golf Club.
Special thanks to lady and gentleman captains Susan Taylor and Sandy
Callandar who have chosen to support Acorn in their year of captaincy.
Ninety six golfers played including a record number of ladies. A hole
in one competition was generously sponsored by Jonathan Baker of
Charles Stanley.
Overall winners on the day were the Dementia Forward team; Mike
Sleath, Philip Lees, Mark Rudolph and Neil Crawford. Coming second
and beaten by just one point was Peter Jeavons’ team and third prize
went to last year’s winners, Mrs Barr’s Boys.
Other prizes included: Longest drive: David
Brayshaw, Ladies’ Longest Drive: Susan
Taylor, Nearest the Pin: David Aitken and
Ladies’ Nearest the Pin: Sheila Fraser.
Prizes were generously donated by
Byron and Brown, Pannal Golf Club
and the Kippax family. The day raised
£5,900. Next year’s Golf Day will take place
at Alwoodley on Friday 4th September 2015.
Dementia Forward team
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