Presidents Edna and Louise gave a cheque for £1200 to Snap Cymru at the end of their year. This organisation helps the parents of children with disabilities throughout Wales. Due to the lack of funds this money cannot be used locally but has to go to the central fund, from where it will be distributed to the various localities as needed.
Presidents Edna and Louise presented a cheque for £1200 to the local Riding for the Disabled Centre at Treborth. This centre does not charge the riders for their lessons and so relies heavily on donations. The children from Ysgol Pendalar use this facility and it is amazing to see the changes in confidence and communication skills that the riding sessions make.
President Edna and members of S I South Caernarfonshire visited Ysgol Pendalar and presented this Special Needs School with a cheque for £1200. This was 1/3 of the money raised at the “Funtastic Evening” held at Porth Tocyn Hotel in October 2014. Riding for the Disabled at Treborth and SNAP Cymru, an organisation which supports parents with special needs children, also received similar cheques. The School is going to use the money to buy outdoor play equipment for the pupils to use. The club also helps running the charity shop which the staff and pupils at the school organise in order to raise funds. Working in the shop helps the pupils to gain confidence in life skill tasks. These include sorting, washing and ironing of donated clothes and the pricing of these and other goods as well as dealing with the public and handling money in the
We have just been singing in one of the local Old People’s Homes. They all seem to enjoy the carols and many of them join in. The Staff say that the residents look forward to our visits and talk about them for some time after the event. This summer we also sang for the elderly which was a great success
The total for this is now at £6000, a lot more than the £800 that Eddie had hoped for! A magnificent result and a big thank-you to all donors and riders!
Members of the club and their guests recently enjoyed a “Funtasic Evening” at Porth Tocyn Hotel. About 65 people attended and the evening raised a tremendous £3658! The proceeds will be shared amongst SNAP Cymru, a group which supports parents who have children with Special Needs, Ysgol Pendalar, a Special Needs school which enables their pupils to find a place in society and lead fulfilling lives and Riding for the Disabled. This local group makes no charge to their riders and the confidence that people of all ages get from this activity has to be seen to be believed. Thank you all who attended , gave raffle prizes and donations and made this evening such a success.
Just to let you all know that the Sponsored Bike Ride was completed by 22 riders. It was a super day and enjoyed by all. Lunch at the Black Cat Cafe was needed and the Lady in charge raised another £70 for Alaw Ward by donating a cake to the winner who was Jackie Rees . 12 of the group carried on cycling to Pwllheli and some back to the Hotel. A very good achievement indeed. At least 5 punctures occurred and were sorted en route!! The final amount is not finalised but we know we are over £2000 – a marvellous response . Thank You to everyone. Seeing lots of Sorops who were not riding but had to come to cheer us at the finish was very special – thank you for making the effort.
Members recently helped one of the many churches in our area with a “churchyard Clearing “. The 4 blue builder’s bags were the result of their valiant efforts. This year , for a change, the selected day was bright and sunny. Not bad for October! It made a change from having to cancel at the last minute due to gales and torrential rain.
During the Summer Holidays the students from Ysgol Pendalar are unable to open and serve in their shop which raises much needed money for their school, although they still have to pay for the rent etc. The club has been helping the school by staffing the shop for them. During the term time the students learn to sort the donated goods, wash and iron the clothes as necessary, price the articles and serve in the shop keeping records of what they have sold. They are learning life skillls from this venture as well as raising funds and it is an invaluable asset to the school. The club will continue to support the school shop in the 2015-16 year
ANDREA JOINS THE THIRD WOMEN’S CANCER CHALLENGE Caernarfon Soroptimist Andrea Roberts is getting on her bike and taking positive action in the fight against breast, ovarian and cervical cancers.Andrea, 67, is part of an amazing group of women tackling the third Women v Cancer challenge. She will be challenging herself as part of a women-only team of cyclists riding across Cuba to support the work of three charities: Breast Cancer Care, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action. A donation will also be made to support cancer care in Cuba. Andrea will be joining women of all ages and all cycling abilities from across the UK in Group 5 of Cancer Challenge between 2nd and 10th October 2014. The group will cycle around 400kms over 5 days – both on and off road – experiencing rural Cuba away from the usual tourist trails. It will be