2013 events and donations
Christmas donations from Mrs Beer, Mrs Fallis and Sue White totalling £85.
Moy Vets donation, instead of sending out Christmas cards this year, was £100.
A very happy Christmas and New Year to everyone who has helped raise funds in Mark's memory in 2013. Thank you!
On November 27th 2013 Lancaster Royal Grammar School (LRGS) in Lancaster, Lancashire held a non uniform day to raise funds for The Brain Tumour chairty-Mark Lingard Fund. My son Oscar, is now in lower 6th form and the school have been very supportive to Oscar throughout the difficult times he has endured. Mr Buckland, who is deputy head teacher allowed me to come into school and give a presentation at assembly to the boys to raise awareness levels and inform the boys about brain tumours and the Headsmart campaign. Mr Buckland gave a similar presention to another two year groups to help reach as many boys as possible.
Matthew and Eleanor Hallam- raised £14.45 washing cars during the summer!
Charity boxes at Moy Vets £36.60 and £29.50 thankyou to all our clients for their extra pennies that they put in these boxes.
Lesley Penswick £10 donation
Dick and Jayne Mason £100 kind donation
Shovels Pub Charity Presentation Evening - This local pub raise large amounts of money every year and distribute this money to local charities. This money is raised by raffles, bike rides, fun runs and many other events. We were kindly presented with a cheque for £500 for the Mark Lingard Fund of The Brain Tumour Charity. A huge thankyou to the many local people involved in this brilliant pub!
We received a very generous donation of £500 from Janet Carlon in memory of her very special retriever, Saffie.
The collecting tins at Moy Farm Animal Medical Centre have raised £129.91- thank you to all who have contributed to this total.
St Aidans Cof E High School had a non uniform day in March and had many events at school including a bake sale and teachers in amazing fancy dress costumes. The money raised was split between Comic Relief and The Brain Tumour Charity-Mark Lingard Fund. The incredibly generous teenagers and all staff raised an amazing £790 for The Brain Tumour Charity! A huge thankyou to everyone who worked so hard to raise this money.
Thank you to Anne Walmseley and the staff of Kirkland Bridge Nursery for your kind donation of £25.00 after a visit from Jo Jo the minature dachsund and Kurt and Kimba the guinea pigs!
A big thank you to all of our clients at Moy Farm who have contributed £77.60 to the charity donation box when they bring their pets in.
Thank you to Endurance GB for raising £320.00 for The Mark Lingard Fund at their annual presentation evening.
2012 events and donations
We are pleased to announce that the cake raffle raised a brilliant £134!
£10- Jackie and Stephen Cookson
£20- Mrs M Beer
£20- Karen Archer
£25- Mrs Ann Walmesley
£30- Mrs E Fallis
£100- Mrs Michelle Lingard- as a donation instead of sending Christmas cards
A huge thank you for these donations that were given in memory of Mark this Christmas.
The Shovels Charity Fun Run Presentation Evening - We were invited, along with 30 other local charities to be presented with a cheque. This amazing local group, based at The Shovels Pub in Hambleton, have raised £13,500 through their annual fun run and many other events and then split this between local charities and groups to support the community. It was a very humbling and emotive evening hearing some amazing stories about local people and their fundraising efforts. A friend and local horse owner (whom Mark had cared for her horses), Lyn Lee, so very kindly nominated The Brain Tumour Charity Mark Lingard Fund. We received a cheque for an amazing £750 - thank you so much to all local people who were involved in this.
St Oswalds Dramatists (SODS) - On Sunday 22nd July, 2012 I was presented with a cheque for £1,000 by Anne Markland from St Oswalds Dramatists. This amazing amount of money has been raised at various shows and performance evenings put on by the children of SODS. Michelle, Kate and Oscar would like to extend a huge thankyou to all the families who have given so generously to such a good cause.
Great North Swim - My very dear friend Kate Ibison, who was a huge support for my children and myself during Mark's illness again proved her never ending talents by managing to train for and complete the GREAT NORTH SWIM in Lake Windermere. The conditions were terrible and the previous days events had been cancelled but Kate completed the course in fantastic time. She raised an amazing £470 for Mark's Fund.
Garden Party - On Saturday, 16th June, despite terrible weather the Garden Party organised by Janet and David Nuttall and Rebecca and Andrew Royce went ahead. Janet magically moved the whole afternoon indoors into a local sports hall. The marquees, plants, colourful tables laden with food and fantastic jazz band the afternoon was hugely successful raising an amazing £1,481.14! Thank you to everyone who worked so hard and to those who came and enjoyed and were so generous.
Cheshire Triathlon - Alison and Rob Hemingsley and Angie Ashcroft completed this event raising an amazing amount of money for The Brain Tumor Charity-Mark Lingard Fund. Ali, Rob and Angie are close friends of Mark and Michelle and family and trained really hard to complete this event. Thank you to all three for managing to fit this into such busy lives and raising over £1000!