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This year our annual

champagne and canapés garden party


will be held in a secret Bedford Park venue that we have never used before and has
one of the largest and most beautiful gardens in Chiswick.

For tickets please email
carolwoolner@waitrose.com

or
libby@thebalches.net.

    Wednesday 18th September - Autumn Tennis tournament at Hartswood Tennis Club
   
Our second doubles tournament of the year followed by a buffet lunch.
If you are interested in playing please contact liz.rigden@gmail.com or francesehall@hotmail.co.uk
Hartswood Tennis Club, Hartswood Gardens, 31 Hartswood Road, W12 9NE
         
    Wednesday 13th November - Bridge tea afternoon at Duke’s Meadows Golf & tennis centre
   
Get together a table of four and play chicago whilst enjoying home-made cakes and tea.
We won’t be moving you around so you can relax and enjoy playing with the friends you invited.
Please contact vivienne@pringle.co.uk or libby@thebalches.net to secure a table.
Dukes Meadows Golf and Tennis Centre, Dan Mason Drive, W4 2SH
         
    December - Christmas Party TBC
   
Date and venue to be confirmed but we are intending to hold a festive Christmas drinks and canapé party
         
    2012 Update
   

Thank you!

In 2012 you raised £27,200+ for Macmillan Cancer Support

  Many thanks to all our supporters, new and long standing, for all the generosity you have shown over the past year. We appreciate that we regularly ask you to dip into your pockets and you always graciously help us make our events jolly and successful.
   

The events held and the amounts each raised are listed below.
Soup Kitchen - 14th February Held in Liz's kitchen - where else? £500 +
Bridge with supper - 8th March An informal 'competition' led by professional Neal Cutler £2,060
Plant Fair - 10th May Thanks to the loan of the Thompson's Bedford Park garden and despite heavy, continuous rain! £4,152 +
Tennis Tournament - 16th May Miraculously it did not rain! £1,400
Garden Party - 12th July Down by the river's edge. Rain - it did! See photographs below - nevertheless you came and smiled. £7,460 +
Tennis Tournament - 12th September Another dry day with sunshine! £1,210
Sri Lankan Evening - 20th October In the opulent splendour of the Sri Lankan High Commission, with drummers, dancers & the young players of the Ligeti String Quartet. £3,557 +
Christmas Plant Fair Door wreaths, table centres, poinsettias, cards, candles, ribbon, paper ......! All crowded into Liz's house - again! £4,200
Other donations £1,450 + CAF donations, Covenants, Tax claim from 2012 £1,220 +

Items noted have an proportion of Gift Aid which will be credited to us when claimed from HMRC by head office.

Garden Party - 12th July 2012

Thank you!
Most of the food at our events is prepared and donated by the committee. Many items offered as raffle prizes or for auction at the Garden Party, are donated by friends, restaurants and local retailers whom we sincerely thank. Both Tennis Tournaments are held at Hartswood Lawn tennis Club who very generously loan us the facilities free of charge, and our hosts for the Garden Party also deserve grateful our thanks.

How is the money being spent?
We continue to help the fund for training a Neuro-oncology specialist nurse at Charing Cross Hospital. She provides support to patients diagnosed with cancers of the nervous system. A key focus is to provide patients and their families with high quality information about their cancer and the various treatment options, from the point of diagnosis and throughout their cancer journey. The nurse offers expert advice about how patients can best manage their symptoms and also provides emotional support to patients, their families and carers.

         
         
         
   

 

   
 
 
 
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