After the huge success of our inaugural Rosemary Ramble in September last year, we are delighted that this year, the Ramble will be taking place alongside the Petersfield Festival of Food and Drink at Queen Elizabeth Country Park. Thank you for your interest and support for this event that will help to raise funds for the vital work of our nurses in the community.
There are three scheduled walks to choose from and you should arrive half an hour before your walk to register and to collect your T shirt.
The 10 mile walk starts at 09:00, the 5 mile walk at 09:30 and the 2 mile walk for children, which will include a Treasure Hunt, starts at 10:00 . The entry fee is £10 for adults and £5 for children.
Please find enclosed with this pack a form for collecting sponsorship for your walk. You can also set up a page on MyDonate to collect sponsorship on line. We say MyDonate because unlike other services they do not take a percentage. We also our own page at http://mydonate.bt.com/events/rosemaryrambler/98257%20″>http://mydonate.bt.com/events/rosemaryrambler/98257
Please bring any sponsorship money with you on the day. It would be very helpful if you are able to bank cash sponsorship and bring a cheque to cover it.
If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact The Rosemary Foundation office on 01730 266329
To get a flavour of the other events at the Rosemary Ramble see pictures of last years event here.
A letter from our Supporters – the lively local charity Football for Cancer
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. Firstly, let me introduce our organisation, we are Football for Cancer (FFC) a non-profit fundraising organisation that raises money for local cancer charities by hosting events throughout the year. Founded in 2008, our initial strategy was a yearly knockout football tournament to be played over two weekends. 60 players formed 4 teams, each named in memory of someone who has passed away or suffered from cancer. The tournament created so much interest that the following year the tournament doubled in size with 120 players and 8 teams, with the games being played over four weekends. Each player buys their place to take part in the tournament, as well as collecting as much as possible through sponsorship. All matches are held at local football clubs. The personalised kits, trophies and match day programmes are sponsored by local companies. Our aim is not only to raise a lot of money for charity and have fun doing it, but to build a community of players, sponsors and supporters who take part in our events, and to help to raise awareness of local charities.
A short history of our achievements: in five years we have raised over £138,000 for the following charities: Marie Curie Cancer Care, The Rowans Hospice, The Rosemary Foundation, The Tom Prince Cancer Trust, Ickle Pickles and Macmillan Cancer Support. This has been achieved not just through the football but with other events which include a moped ride from John O’Groats to Lands End, the annual 10 mile Ladies Walk, men’s leg waxing, the Great South Run, beard growing and of course, the first Rosemary Ramble held last year. We have built a crack team who organise our events, generously giving their spare time, and are proud to have gained support from many local football clubs and companies.
It is a well known and sobering statistic that one in three of us will develop cancer. Sadly the figures have become worse and new statistics put the figure at 42% of Britons contracting the disease. The chances are that everyone will know someone who has been affected by cancer. We believe that everyone can help the cause in some small way. We are constantly looking for sponsors, donations, people to take part, venues, raffle prizes and so the list goes on. If you can help in any way, however small, do please contact us.
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