Thank you very much to all those who responded to our last appeal. Your help with our events and campaigns are very much appreciated and we couldn’t do as much as we do without your help.
Here is a list of our up and coming activities where your assistance is needed. If you are in a position to give a helping hand, please call the Fundraising Department on 01422 387121.
17th April – Overgate 5k & 10k Challenge
We require over 50 marshals for this event to ensure all of our runners make it safely back to the finish.
If you could spare a few hours of your Sunday morning to encourage our runners round between 8am and 12pm please let us know.
22nd April (Friday) and 20th May (Friday) - We have been offered a M & S Pudsey Bag Packs if you are available to assist between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm or 12.30pm to 2/3pm please get in touch.
29th April (Friday) - we have kindly been invited by the Illingworth Moor Methodist church to hold a stall of Overgate merchandise from 6.30pm until 9pm and we need someone to attend on our behalf. We can drop the things off for the stall and collect them again if needs be.
8th May 2016 (Sunday) – we need an additional 9 volunteers to help marshal at the Leeds Half marathon from 7.30am until approximately 2pm to ensure we don’t incur £90 per missing marshal from Run For All. It may involve maintaining road closures and definitely will involve cheering runners on! We will provide transport to and from Leeds on the day but volunteers can meet us in Leeds at 8.30 if you prefer.
Pop Up Shop – a big thank you to everyone who has helped out in the Pop up Shop over the past two weeks. It has once again proved to be very well received. If you are interested in helping us during one the following weeks, please respond to this e-mail and our Retail Team will be in touch with full details:
· Monday 9th to Saturday 14th May
· Monday 22nd to Saturday 27th August
· Monday 5th to Saturday 17th December (including opening the shop on Sunday 11th December)
The shop will be open between the hours of 10.00am and 4.00pm each day.
15th May (Sunday) - Garden Party – please note the date of this year’s Garden Party has changed and we wanted to make all our wonderful volunteers are aware and hope that you can still get involved to help make 2016’s party a great success. We need volunteers to run stalls from approximately 10:00am until 5:00pm and also lots of people to help in general throughout the day.
4th June (Saturday) - Lanterns on the Lake - Save the date for this brand new event held at Shibden Park Lake. This is an evening event and we will be looking for help from approximately 8:00pm – 11:30-midnight but exact times will be given once we have further details to release.
24th June 2016 – volunteers are needed at our very popular annual Golf Day at the Bradley Hall Golf Club. We need assistance serving food and refreshments at the half way tent, selling raffle tickets throughout the day and a ‘spotter’ on the 10th tee (includes a seat and wine!).
10th September – Overgate Midnight Walk
Our 9th Midnight Walk will see another new route and we are in need of lovely volunteers to help us to keep our walkers safe. Last year’s Midnight Walk raised over £60,000 for the Hospice and this couldn’t have been done without our lovely volunteers on the night. If you could spare a few hours of your Saturday night then please get in touch and be part of this wonderful event.
Thank you for your loyal support.
If you would like any further information on any of the above, please don’t hesitate to call us on 01422 387121.