Fund Raising Events - 2009
Once again, Sharon, John and Rachael Stephens of the Three Tuns pub in St Keverne, Cornwall, gave the fund a tremendous boost with another of their popular Euchre Drive and Auction evenings, which raised over £1,000. The fund was further enhanced by very generous private donations from two dear ladies from St Keverne.
Pool Methodist Church generously donated the takings from their spring coffee morning, raising £300. Adam enjoyed meeting all the people and was keen to sample as many cakes and biscuits as he could get his hands on.
In July, Paul Haynes and Dave Simmonette completed the arduous Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for the fund. The gruelling event involved scaling the highest peak in England, Scotland and Wales within 24 hours.
The peaks in question, Scafel Pike, Ben Nevis and Snowden respectively, are challenging in their own right, but to scale all three within a day takes physical fitness, determination and organisation. Fortunately, Paul (who was Best Man at the wedding of Adam’s parents) and Dave had plenty of the first two, and their wives, Dani and Gillian respectively, to help them out with the organisation. All together they raised over £1000 for the fund and we would like to send our grateful thanks to them all. Thanks also to Dave's mum Shirley and all her colleagues in the Cardiac Unit of Freeman Hospital in Newcastle for their generous contributions.
Paul and David were accompanied every step of the way by Gulliver the bear, who is now Adam’s much-loved toy.
Adam’s paternal grandparents, Pamela and Richard Best, held two more of their successful Bingo evenings at the Working Men’s Club at Indian Queens, Cornwall. The evenings always prove popular - no sooner has one finished than the devoted bingo fans of Cornwall are pestering them to arrange another one.
The staff of East Cornwall Magistrates’ Court in Bodmin made a wonderful donation of £85 from the proceeds of their Christmas raffle. Further Christmas donations were received from the staff of Reliance Security Group in Exeter, who held a collection in lieu of sending each other Christmas cards, and from Graham Carter and all his colleagues.
Our grateful thanks go out to everyone who has made a donation to Adam’s Fund. Without you, we would not be able to pay for much of the treatment and equipment which is making such a difference to Adam’s life.