Ivybridge And District Young Farmers who presented the club with a generous donation. The Specials have been one of their charities of the year. A huge THANK YOU to them and to Chris Stephen and David who represented the club at the presentation.
SOPD are raising money to send a team of 40 athletes to Sheffield for the National Summer Games in August 2017. The whole club are involved as we need to raise £29,000.
Some of the ways we are raising money:
Nathan Evans who had a coffee morning for SOPD, this very well attended event with scrumptious cakes, bric-a-brac stall, name the teddy, draw and craft stall raise an amazing £280. Well done Nathan for all your hard work in organising this enjoyable event.
David Aiken who at his recent 40th birthday party asked his guests for donations for his named charities in lieu of presents. He raised an amazing £350 for SOPD thank you David for this selfless gesture and the generosity of his guests. The party was great as well!!! Well done David from everyone at SOPD.
Once again our Cafe at Harewood House community centre went well. A huge thank you to our fantastic team of volunteers, Santander Plymton branch who helped every day, Sainsbury’s and Morrison’s Plymstock branch for their donations, and not least the people of Plympton who supported the cafe making it the success it was.
We will be back again in December looking forward to seeing you all again then.
We have had some really great fundraising ideas this summer and our thanks go to a number of people who have very generously organised or donated monies to SOPD. Continue reading
Thank you to Derrick Beck owner of Invalifts Ltd (http://www.invalifts.com/)
for his generous donation of £500 towards Elizabeth Haywood’s World Summer Games Los Angeles fund. Chris Curtis is a relative of Elizabeth and is also an employee of Invalifts, he told Derrick about Elizabeth and her selection for Special Olympics Team GB. This was a huge boost towards our Fundraising Campaign. For more information about Elizabeth’s path to Los Angeles see our World Summer Games LA page (coming soon!)
A massive thank you to the all customers who made our week running the café a huge success. It is a week that we all love and it is great to meet all the regulars again and everybody is so friendly we are made to feel very welcome. Continue reading