On the 14th of May at The Sun Inn, Pooley Bridge, CA10 2NN. http://suninnpooleybridge.co.uk
Daz’s Rock 4 Charity/Save Cert (UK)
An afternoon raising funds for CERT UK at The Sun Inn, Pooley Bridge
May 14, 2017: Saw a fantastic fundraising afternoon held at the Sun Inn, Pooley Bridge, with live music from professional musician and part-time charity fundraiser Darren Sims, who offered CERT UK a lifeline to help raise vital funds to keep the doors of this vital charity from closing permanently. Darren heard about the charity’s plight via social media, which was made even harder when they tried a last-ditch attempt to raise funds quickly using Virgin MoneyGiving website which crashed on the weekend of The London Marathon. Darren, felt he needed to help and contacted our Client Liaison Sue Dust, he offered to help by donating his services for free, which was warmly received by Sue and the charity. He arranged for the posters to be printed and delivered and so began the planning;
There was live music not just from Darren, there was local talent for the event Harry King aged 14 years, who wowed the crowd with multiple renditions of popular tunes and was joined at one point by his Dad where they performed a duet.
There was also throughout the afternoon:
- Raffle with many great prizes
- £1 Lucky Dip for children
- Charity Auction
- Cake Stall with home-made produce, cakes, scones, bread and preserves
Everyone joined in with the spirit of the day with a wonderful atmosphere, both Sue Dust and CEO Kerryanne Wilde are deeply grateful to the owners of The Sun Inn John & Jane, Manager Cameron and all the staff for their hospitality and graciously allowing CERT (UK) the use of their facilities. Nothing was too much trouble for their wonderful staff who helped to make the whole afternoon a success.
We would also like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all who attended, we thank you for your support.
£1000 was raised by Daz and his followers, family and friends in advance of the day, with £800 + raised on the day, so total is over £1800
In Photos from left to right:
(1) Sue Dust, Daz Sims & Kerryanne Wilde. (2) Daz (Darren) Sims & Mark Owen (3) Harry King