Summer Newsletter - Annabel's Angels

Seasonal Newsletter - Annabel's Angels

We hope you’ve had an excellent Summer. We felt that we’d like to share what we’ve been up to over the Summer and also give you a sneaky insight into what is to come in the Autumn and Winter.

Since June 2016 we've helped 10 families living with cancer. We've collected testimonials that can be found on our Annabel's Angels Facebook page.  We're proud of the work we've done! 

We’d love to hear what you did with your Summer, be it sitting in the garden enjoying the outdoors, or trekking up the mountains of Bulgaria! Anything that shows you being your own extraordinary!


- Annabel's Angels 


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The incomparable Simon Hancox strikes again, successfully finishing the Blithfield Triathlon in July 2016.  Fitness champion at Annabel’s Angels, Simon is always doing something adventurous. We wouldn’t be surprised if he messaged us from the side of a cliff face in Peru. Simon, along with numerous others, is taking part in the Derby 10 Mile this November. Surely 10 miles is just a warm-up for Simon. We’re excited to see what he gets up to next!

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We enjoyed bragging about our wonderful partnership with the Derby 10 Mile! We want you to start bragging about taking part in such a fantastic, family friendly event! The @Derby 10 Mile takes place Sunday 6th November 2016, 10am, The Ipro Stadium - Derby County Football Club.

That's PLENTY of time to dust off your old trainers and hit the road running, jogging, walking or even crawling (we don't recommend this one). We'd love for you to be a part of it. It doesn't matter how long it takes, as long as you get it done. Finishing last is better than not starting. Join us!

Chairperson, Simon Hancox doesn’t seem to have an ‘off-switch’. To wind down, Simon seems to find solace and relaxation in trekking up mountains and hillsides in Bulgaria. Each to their own. Simon successfully trekked in the Bulgarian Rila mountains and finished off his adventure with an ascent of Mount Musala, with it’s peak being at 2971 metres.  Of course the obligatory reward was a cold Bulgarian beer.

Chairperson, Simon Hancox doesn’t seem to have an ‘off-switch’. To wind down, Simon seems to find solace and relaxation in trekking up mountains and hillsides in Bulgaria. Each to their own. Simon successfully trekked in the Bulgarian Rila mountains and finished off his adventure with an ascent of Mount Musala, with it’s peak being at 2971 metres.  Of course the obligatory reward was a cold Bulgarian beer.


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Annabel’s Angels was gifted with some excellent news in July. We hate to brag, Ashgates Accountants chose us as their Charity of the Year 2016/2017. Steve Martin, Ashgates Partner states: "We’re delighted to have found Annabel’s Angels and we have nominated them as our Charity of the Year. At Ashgates we are going to do all we can throughout the year to raise funds for and awareness of the Charity. One example will see Ashgates putting a team together for the Derby 10 mile run in November.” 


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Social Media Marketing Guru, Will Kennard, jetted off to the Olympics in August. We only found this out after he posted a beautiful, authentic picture of rows of houses on a hillside in Rio. We have a feeling there was a little bit of reluctance to come back to reality. 

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Trustee, Elizabeth Johnson recently graduated from The University of Nottingham with a degree in Communication and Media. Besides from almost dying of over exposure in the 25 degree heat, she agreed that it was a lovely day shared with her family...with the obligatory glass of prosecco before walking across the stage.

 

Our trustees dressed in their finest garments to attend the Rolls Royce Graduate and Apprenticeship Charity Ball in June. Here's an overview courtesy of our super Secretary, Tessa:

"Annabel’s Angels was nominated as one of the local charities along with Tiny Tim at this year’s Graduate and Apprenticeship charity ball event held at Queen's Hall in Derby.

The theme for the event was Arabian Nights and to fit in with the theme there were belly dancers, Middle Eastern food, Middle Eastern decoration and music. The event host entertained all the guests during the auction and raffle as well as during the presentations. The guests were all well entertained by a band, disco and very skilful magic acts.

Representatives from Tiny Tim and Annabel’s Angels attended with each giving a presentation on the work carried out by the charities.

Everyone was impressed by the event and we were very honoured and humbled to be chosen as one of the two local charities. The event was extremely well organised by the graduates and apprentices and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Fundraising from the night will be split between the two charities - we'll confirm totals shortly. A huge thank you to all involved.”We heard that Matt Hancox graced those attending with his supposedly expert dancing skills. We just wish we had the evidence to prove it!