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Big Duck Race 30th June

 

As many of you know MidasPlus raises money to help local needy people in Staines-upon-Thames and surrounding areas.
On 30th June at Staines-upon-Thames Day we are holding our flagship fundraising event, the Big Duck Race. The Ducks cost just £50, are 32cms long and the aim is to create a spectacle with around 200 decorated ducks floating down the river all raising money for our local needy causes.
Please support us by buying one or more ducks. Please see the video and go to our web page for more information and to purchase.
There is a prize of £100 for the best decorated duck judged by the Mayor on the day. Send us a photo of your decorated duck and we will publicise it on Facebook with a link to your page or website.
The winner of the race receives dinner, overnight stay and breakfast for 2 people at the Runnymede on Thames Hotel + £500 for the charity of their choice.
Please help us to support local needy people by buying & entering a Big Duck. Contact Mike mike@midasplus.org.uk or 07803 706440. Thank you for your support.
If you have already bought a duck or are re-entering your duck – THANK YOU.

 

Get your ducks for the Midas Plus Duck Race and support local charities.

 

On 30th June at Staines-upon-Thames Day MidasPlus are holding our flagship event, the Big Duck Race. The day usually attracts 7000-10,000 people.

I wondered whether you might support us by buying one or more ducks. Please see the video. The idea is to create a spectacle with around 200 decorated ducks floating down the river. They can be decorated anyway you want (provided you use acrylic/waterproof paint); it could be your company colours and logo, your favourite team or just a great design. See some examples; You could have competition amongst your staff or let your children have fun painting a duck!

 There is a prize of £100 for the best decorated duck judged by the Mayor on the day. Send us a photo of your decorated duck and we will publicise it on Facebook with a link to your page or website.

 The winner of the race receives dinner, overnight stay and breakfast for 2 people at the Runnymede on Thames Hotel + £500 for the charity of their choice.

 The ducks which are 32cms cost just £50 each. We can provide an invoice – they are tax deducktable and you get to keep the duck. It can be quite a talking point at the Reception or in the Board Room! Also you can re-enter next year at £25. Once paid we will deliver the duck to you, provided you’re not too far from Staines-upon-Thames.

 All of the funds we raise go directly to supporting local needy people. We are often their last resort!

Please help us by buying a big duck. Contact Mike Wylie, mike@midasplus.org.uk or 07803 706440.

 Thank you for your support.

 

Best regards                                                                      

Mike

Mike Wylie

Trustee MidasPlus Fundraising

Registered Charity No: 1110699                                                     

Tel 01784 440300 | Mob 0780 370 6440 

 

Care Connections Noticeboard – April 2019

Spelthorne Care Connections Noticeboard is for Health & Wellbeing matters with vulnerable people of all ages and the elderly in mind.

Please share this with your friends and colleagues and anyone who you feel may benefit from any of the fantastic  groups and organisations in the borough working to help people to keep healthy and deal with issues such as: illness, loneliness and homelessness.

Care Connections Noticeboard April 2019

Young Womens Trust

Do you work with young women aged 16-30? Young Women’s Trust are an organisation who offer tailored support to women in this age group regardless of whether or not they are in work. Their ‘Work it Out’ service focuses on confidence and employability through coaching and mentoring. This can be accessed by phone or online and is free to use. The support can be personal – mental health/wellbeing etc, or practical help – looking at CV’s, preparing for an interview.

Louise’s story – “I met YWT at the job centre, I was signing on and doing work experience there too. I had an interview – an assessment day with PWC and was really nervous, so the coaching seemed like a good idea. I worked on talking about my skills and abilities, and how to demonstrate them, and got the job. After the interview I was able to utilise the techniques my coach taught me – it was all transferable. It’s helped me be able to talk to my colleagues and peers in the new job. I was self-conscious because they all went to Oxford or Cambridge and I felt I didn’t have as much to offer, but I can talk about my own experiences and skills more clearly and with confidence now.”

Purple Tuesday – the UK’s first accessible shopping day

Purple Tuesday – the UK’s first accessible shopping dayImage result for purple tuesday

Along with the Elmsleigh and Two Rivers shopping centres and Staines-upon-Thames Business Improvement District (BID), Spelthorne Council is supporting Purple Tuesday on 13 November.

Purple Tuesday is the UK’s first accessible shopping day which aims to encourage retailers to introduce a range of measures to improve the shopping experience for disabled visitors. As part of this initiative, the BID will be rolling out a programme of training and awareness raising over the next 12 months.

Glow Badminton- in aid of Children in Need

Glow Badminton – in aid of Children in NeedImage may contain: text

Taking place at Matthew Arnold Sports Centre in Staines-upon-Thames at 10am on Saturday 17 November, Glow Badminton is pure fun – all in aid of Children in Need.

Would your business like to help the local community?

 

 

 

 

 

If you are looking for a way of organising staff volunteering we can help you do this under the Rotary umbrella.

FIND OUT MORE, WITHOUT COMMITMENT, BY COMING TO

AN INTEREST MEETING

ON WEDNESDAY 17 OCTOBER 2018 AT 6PM

AT THE HOLIDAY INN, SHEPPERTON

YOU WILL RECEIVE A WARM WELCOME

For further information about Rotary please see:    www.sheppertonandsunbury-rotary.org.uk

https://www.rotarygbi.org

Or contact: Richard Black on 07715 179280 / richardblack555@btinternet.com

or Les Coulson on 07767 336489 / les.coulson@hotmail.co.uk

Shepperton and Sunbury Rotary