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Corbridge Family Fun Day – call for cakes and tombola items

By 13th August, 2019 Events, News No Comments

Don’t forget that Sunday 25th August 2019 is our popular Corbridge Family Fun Day at the Corbridge Cricket Club.

We would be very grateful for any donations of cakes, bakes or savouries for our afternoon tea stall. These can be left on Sunday 25th August at the Cricket Clubhouse from 10.30 am.

We are also on the hunt for tombola prizes including unwanted gifts, ornaments, bottles, confectionery, toiletries, costume jewellery etc. We would be grateful if prizes can be delivered Richard Hart-Jackson at his house by Friday 23rd August. The address is Hudshaw, Appletree Lane, Corbridge.

Anyone who has difficulty getting there can call Richard on 01434 633033 and he will collect.

Thank you for your help!

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Three teams will be battling it out in the Corbridge Charity Cricket Tournament from 12.30pm and there will also be a village quoits competition and a tug of war!

There’s plenty for children to do including:
– mini cricket,
– tug of war,
– children’s tombola,
– facepainting,
– bouncy castle,
– stalls and games,
– free children’s crafts,
– tuck shop,
– live music to dance along to,

Plus afternoon tea, a BBQ from 5pm, some excellent charity stalls including our own Crafty Women, a full bar, Gin & Tonia and live music from John Logan, Shaun Fenwick and Callum Harbottle til late.

It’s a FREE OF CHARGE event, and is held to raise funds for our charity, plus the Corbridge Youth Initiative and the Corbridge Cricket Club. (We have a wet weather plan, so it will go ahead regardless of the weather!)

Please come along and make this event a great success.

Corbridge Charity Cricket Match and Family Fun Day – 25th August 2019

By 22nd July, 2019 Events Comments Off

Our very popular Corbridge Family Fun Day returns and will be held on Sunday 25th August 2019 at the Corbridge Cricket Club.

Three teams will be battling it out in the Corbridge Charity Cricket Tournament from 12.30pm and there will also be a village quoits competition and a tug of war!

Children will be entertained by games of mini cricket, children’s games, a bouncy castle, children’s stalls and tuckshop, face painting, a tombola and the opportunity to take part in arts and crafts.

Plus afternoon tea, a BBQ from 5pm, some excellent charity stalls, a full bar, Gin & Tonia and live music til late.

It’s a FREE OF CHARGE event, and is held to raise funds for our charity, plus the Corbridge Youth Initiative and the Corbridge Cricket Club.

Please put the date in your diary and let your friends and family know!

Charlotte Straker Summer Fete – 8th June 2019 from 2pm onwards

By 20th May, 2019 Events, News Comments Off

Our fabulous Charlotte Straker Summer Fete returns this year on Saturday 8th June from 2pm onwards, with many stalls and attractions including: a tombola, children’s games, book stall, plant stall, craft items, cream teas, ice creams and stalls from many other local charities and organisations.

We’d be VERY grateful if you could donate any unwanted items to our tombola stall, second hand books for our book stall, plants for our plant stall and any home made cakes and bakes for the afternoon.

All items can be left in the Charlotte Straker office at any time before 8th June. Thank you very much for your help!

Afternoon tea at Matfen Hall

By 21st March, 2019 Events Comments Off

Our residents, volunteers and staff had a wonderful trip to Matfen Hall last week, where they enjoyed a sumptuous afternoon tea with cakes, scones and pastries in the Library.

This is one of our favourite outings and is always very popular, and we had some lovely feedback from our residents about the wonderful, historic surroundings of the hotel and the delicious food.

Thank you, as always, to the Matfen Hall staff for looking after us so well.

 

Charity Race Night on 23rd March 2019 at Corstopitum Club in Corbridge

By 18th March, 2019 Events Comments Off
Our Activities Coordinator Jayne is organising a Charity Race Night on Saturday 23rd March at the Corbridge Corstopitum Club, with all proceeds going towards the Charlotte Straker Project.

Entry is only £3 per person.

If you would like to sponsor a race for £10 please contact Jayne on jayne.purvis@charlottestraker.org.uk

Jayne is also holding a raffle on the evening, and would be very grateful for any bottle donations (which can be dropped off at our office on Monday to Friday between 9 and 5pm).

If you would like to book a ticket please email jayne.purvis@charlottestraker.org.uk or by ringing 01434 633 999.

Our Gin Tasting Evening on 28th March

By 18th February, 2019 Events Comments Off

Famous Explorer Conrad Dickinson gives charitable “To Antartica” talk in Corbridge.

By 12th February, 2019 Events, News Comments Off

It was standing room in the Corbridge Village Hall when famous explorer Conrad Dickinson gave his “To Antarctica” talk last Friday night.

The tickets for the event sold out within 14 days, and it was a hugely successful evening, with an entertaining account of Conrad’s expedition to Antarctica with Prince Harry and four wounded servicemen.

The evening raised approximately £1,500 towards our Community Respite Care Bed!

Thank you to Conrad for such an entertaining and inspiring presentation, plus all those who contributed towards and organised the evening

The photo below shows (from left to right) Charlotte Straker Trustee Mike Pottage and Conrad Dickinson.

Conrad Dickinson – “To Antarctica” charity talk at Corbridge Parish Hall.

By 7th January, 2019 Events, News Comments Off

Famous explorer Conrad Dickinson will visit Corbridge to give a one-off illustrated talk on his journey to Antarctica, with Prince Harry and four wounded servicemen.

Conrad hit the headlines when he guided Prince Harry and a group of injured soldiers on one of the most high profile expeditions of modern times.

He is now going to talk about his amazing experience – which included sharing a tent with the Prince – in aid of the Charlotte Straker Project.

Corbridge Parish Hall
Tickets only £10.00; Licensed bar.

To buy tickets please email mike.pottage@charlottestraker.org.uk or ring the Charlotte Straker office on 01434 633 999.

Our Tree of Lights at Charlotte Straker

By 10th December, 2018 Events, News Comments Off

We held a moving Tree of Lights service yesterday at Charlotte Straker House.  Jenny the vicar led the short service and residents, staff and visitors took the opportunity to remember and celebrate the lives of their loved ones.

Thank you to the choir for singing carols, and to our volunteers for arranging mince pies and mulled wine.

In total, 38 remembrance stars have been bought – thank you so much to all those who ordered an engraved star. We hope you will enjoy seeing them displayed on our Tree. Please remember you can pick up your star from our office during our usual opening hours.

Our residents visit St. Andrews Christmas Tree Festival in Corbridge.

By 5th December, 2018 Events, News Comments Off

Our residents had a wonderful visit to the St. Andrew’s Christmas Tree Festival on Monday.

Our own Charlotte Straker tree won a Silver Award in the competition. Thank you to the judges!

Our residents, staff and volunteers enjoyed a cup of coffee and a mince pie, and loved looking at all the different types of trees – the creativity was amazing!