It is with deep sadness and regret that we must say farewell to a tremendous Trustee Nawaz Shaikh. Nawaz did some amazing work for CLASH during his time with us and a lot of that time was spent making a success for the charity from his involvement and leadership with LEBC & NCS. We would like to wish him all the best for the future and THANK YOU! for your hard work and support.
The picnic held for the families group was a lovely afternoon and the weather held out for us. We enjoyed some good old games and all those that came got involved too which was nice. We would have liked to more of our families group there, however we understand that travel and other commitments can cause possible issues. If you have any future ideas for our families group please get involved and share them with us, who knows we could be doing your chosen activity next time! Your feedback is very important to us in order to monitor and evaluate our services!
Arthritis Digest Subscription News
Following our announcement in the August newsletter, that CLASH is no longer able to support group subscription for Arthritis Digest, Griffin Publishing Solutions, who publish the magazine, have let us know that they are more than happy to offer a one off discount to any member who wishes to take out a personal subscription, paying £7.50 for the year, rather than the £15 fee as detailed in the magazine itself. Members should call 0845 643 8470, ask for Charlotte and quote CLASH17 for the discount if you wish to take advantage of this generous offer.
August was a very busy month for fundraising for the Charity which is always good news! Our monthly meeting was more of a social gathering this month which consisted of a pub quiz and a raffle which took place at Birstall, Golf Club. There were members from the group present as well as outside individuals there were so many participants and the evening was very fun! The event turned out to be an amazing fundraising opportunity with a total of £307 and a few pence being raised. We would like to say a huge THANK YOU! too everybody that came along and participated.
Our sponsored walkers did an amazing job on the Charnwood peaks walk which took place on the bank holiday weekend. Thank you to everybody that took part you done an amazing job and raised around £250 (tbc).
NCS - Team 1 & Team 2 for raising awareness of the charity and £1680 in donations for the charity WELL DONE GUYS!
Birstall Golf Club – Mark Bentham for the preparation and completion of the Pub Quiz
Tesco, Shellthorpe – Jody Branston – For the donation of water and food for the BBQ for the individuals that completed the sponsored walk