Tuesday, 31 January 2012

John O'Groats to Land's End

On Sunday 15th April 2012 4 cyclists from Wymondham Post Office will be setting off from John O'Groats on a 10 day cycle ride to Land's End. 

Paul Wightman, Dean Whitnall, David Crisp and Trevor Manser will be pedalling all the way with Andy Howard driving the support van. 

The team has decided to donate all the funds raised from the sponsored ride to Star Throwers Cancer Support Charity, for which we are very grateful.

Everyone at Star Throwers wishes all the riders a fantastic and safe trip.

Donations can be made through Just Giving 

or directly to Star Throwers at 30 Melton Road Wymondham NR18 0DB

Friday, 27 January 2012

Rock 'n' Roll for Star Throwers

A rockin' night on New Years Eve raised a final amount of £555 for Star Throwers. 

The New Year's Eve charity dance had the four piece band Kenny Lee and Hustler playing 60's and 70's Rock 'n' Roll music to an enthusiastic crowd. The band consists of Kenny Lee on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Mick Breame on lead guitar and vocals, Laurie Sudder on bass guitar and vocals and Sonny Walkman on the drums and harmonica.

Out thanks for Caroline Cracknell for organising a wonderfully entertaining evening and to all to contributed on the night.

Thank you to Sam Jessops and Wym Lions.

Our thanks go to Sam Jessops and the Wymondham Lions organising a concert at Wymondham Central Hall which raised £1000 for Star Throwers in memory of Roger Kingwell.

The concert was excellent and full of good community spirit. We were pleased to be part of the evening and to be able to tell people about the work we do at here at Star Throwers. The people at Star Throwers remember Roger with affection and especially for all the support he gave to us in the early days.

Our thanks again to Sam Jessops and her family and friends, and Derek Fripp, Moya and the Lions' ladies from the Wymondham Lions.

Monday, 16 January 2012

A massive THANK YOU

As a young charity, at just over 2 years old, Star Throwers relies solely on the support and generosity of kind individuals and companies. Without them, Star Throwers would not be what it is today. And appreciation of their gifts is seen time after time on the faces of those who walk through our door as they realize that there is someone who cares. 

So we would just like to say a big thank you to every single person who supported us in 2011. Thanks especially to those in our local community, who have been so supportive and generous throughout the whole year.

In no particular order, specials thanks goes to:

Sainsburys Longwater, The Lively Crew, Chris Bartlett, SJH Garden Services, Agile Marketing, Wymondham Choral Society, the Hampson family, Les King, Wymondham Town Football Club, Steve Hayes, Waitrose, Yes to Life, Kate Barnard, Julie Barnard, all the Star Throwers volunteers and therapists, Rosedale Funeral Home, Mick Money, Michael Armstrong, Park Farm Hotel, Andy Speller, The Boars, Green Dragon, Queen’s Head Hethersett, Kettle Foods, Caroline Cracknell, Wymondham High School, Wymondham College, Sam Jessop, Wymondham Lions, No.5s, Rotary Club of Wymondham, Break, Theatre Royal, Mark Chapman, Penny Fitzpatrick, Fiona Dickson, Fitzpatrick Construction, David Williams, Nichola Denney, Watton Inner Wheel Club, Brandbank Ltd, Tim Martins, Taverham Junior School, Norfolk Golf and Country, United Reformed Church, Marc Rowland, Paul Warren, Rachel Waddison and the Hunstanton and District Ladies Circle, Kerry Davis, Pat and Jeff Billings, Grove School, Gt Ellingham Flower Club, Breckland Flower Club, Lee Studholme, the Chalu family, Mulbarton and District Angling Club, Jane Bartram, Windmill Public House, Hethersett Pantomime, Wymondham Golf Society, Adam Simmonds, Great Ellingham Pretenders, Mary and Norman Saunders, BP Thetford, JP Espresso, Roydon Service Station, Mulbarton & District Angling Association, Southborough County Secondary School.

Friday, 13 January 2012

No.5 Hair Studio presents Christmas hamper

A hamper of beauty products worth over £100 was presented today to Bev Tunnicliffe, the winner of No.5 Hair Studio’s Christmas raffle. Mayor Neil Ward drew the winning ticket on New Years Eve and joined Star Throwers on the day to present the prize. 

Congratulations Bev! 

A total of £150 was also raised from the raffle in aid of Star Throwers. A big thank you must go to Mel Storer and everyone at No.5 Hair Studio. 

Star Throwers would also like to wish No.5 the very best of luck for their relocation to Godfrey House at Market St Car Park in February.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Could you walk 8 miles to work every day?

James Hampson recently visited us at Star Throwers to present a cheque for £500 to Dr. Henry Mannings, after he completed his challenge of walking 8 miles from home to his place of work every day for a week. 

Well done James for meeting such a fantastic challenge! 

James’ family have also fundraised before for Star Throwers. Last summer, a garden lunch was held in June and Allan Hampson’s garden in aid of Star Throwers which raised over £1000. 

Our deepest gratitude goes out to the Hampson family for their continual support.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Great Ellingham & Breckland Flower Clubs raise over £2000

A Christmas flower arranging demonstration was held at Connaught Hall, Attleborough in December. It was a well attended event and raised an incredible total of £2630 for Star Throwers.

Christine Hewson, Ann Norris, Brenda Tubb & Joy Tunmore of the Great Ellingham & District Flower Club and Breckland Flower & Garden Club performed wonderful and entertaining demonstrations on the night in front of a large crowd. This was followed by a tombola and a raffle of which the beautiful flower arrangements made up a significant portion of the prizes. 

Star Throwers would like to say a massive thank you to everyone at the Great Ellingham & District Flower Club and Breckland Flower & Garden Club for fundraising such a fantastic amount and for a wonderful evening.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Cleaning up for Star Throwers

We would like to say a massive thank you to Andy Speller from Wymondham, who has donated 10% of his November sales to Star Throwers.

Andy, who has only recently started his car valet services franchise with AutoSheenPCC travels throughout South Norfolk and the Broads providing specialist valeting for cars, boats, motor-homes and caravans.

He said: “I always wanted to work for myself. I worked as a retail manager in supermarkets for the past 25 years but decided I wanted to be my own boss. I thought about opening a shop but the costs today are prohibitive so I started looking for a franchise.”

Andy came to Star Throwers in December to present a cheque to Star Throwers after his first month of trade and talked about his personal experiences with the services Star Throwers offers: "My wife suffered from a cancer a few years ago. She came here and found it a big help. Star Throwers is self-funded, so every little helps".

Thank you again Andy, for such a generous gesture - we all wish you luck with your new business.

For more information about Autosheen Professional Valet Services, visit his website: www.autosheenpcc.co.uk/andyspeller

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

The Lively Crew ‘Light for Life’ events are a success

A series of events held across Norfolk whereby people light a candle in memory of somebody touched by cancer raised over £1100 for Star Throwers. 

The Lively Crew, who have supported Star Throwers as their Charity of the Year since 2010, organised eight ‘Light for Life’ events in total over a period of five weeks, raising an amazing total of £1121. 

The events were held at six different locations spanning from Wymondham to Norwich to Bury St Edmunds. Members of the public made a small donation for a candle light to be lit and placed on the Star Throwers logo in memory of someone they knew affected by cancer. 

Star Throwers are deeply grateful and thankful for the continued support from The Lively Crew, not just for their fundraising efforts but also for their staff time, money and marketing expertise. Special thanks also goes out to Tina Wilkins and Jo Hilton for helping with the events.