It is always much appreciated when the hard work of QHOF and associated support staff is officially
recognised, so we were very happy when this certificate landed on our door mat this week.
Thank you to everyone who came along and supported this very important and historic event in our village.
Thanks also to all those who helped us with various tasks such as marshalling, BBQing, money collection
and of course the many local small businesses who donated to our cause.
This year despite the miserable weather you helped us raise £1425 for Kent Air Ambulance
WE THANK YOU ALL!
This year we have two Summer events – The Water Slide and the Summer Ball – please check back here soon for ticket details.
It’s going to be a great Summer in SV!
John on behalf of QHOF
We recently had the great honour of visiting our good friends down at Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance in Marden.
QHOF members were lucky enough to meet some of the crew, to get up close to their helicopter and to learn all about their crucial life saving work across Kent, Surrey and Sussex. We were very proud to hand over a cheque for £3,000 from the proceeds of our incredibly popular water slide event on the 8th July 2017.
Everyone who came to ride the slide had a fantastic day, the sun shone brightly and we raised some cash for a very deserving cause.
John Starns, Dave Ewen, Captain Gabriel Barton, Ian Betts, Adam Ormrod, Dr. Jonathan Leung, Ray Butler and Jonathan Worsfold.
Thanks to our sponsors and everyone who supported us by riding the slide – we are already planning a longer, steeper and faster ride for next Summer!
This year we were able to give the Medical Detection Dogs charity £3,500 towards their very deserving and needed work. Generous sponsorship of the pram race along with money donated on the day by members of the public raised the highest amount ever from a pram race.
You will doubtless be aware of the tragic accident that occurred this year resulting in the sad death of Francis ‘Titch’ O’Sullivan. His family and friends have been incredibly supportive of the event in this difficult period and even chose the Pram Race charity as one of their donations along with The Air Ambulance.
Stand by for news of the Summer event that we are planning for July. Here’s a taster of last year’s event – tickets will go on sale very soon!
We recently spent the evening with the members of Hayley’s Heroes to hand over the proceeds from our very successful Summer Ball, held back in August.
We were very happy to present them with a cheque for £10,300.
A spokesperson for Hayley’s Heroes wrote:
“We are all still completely overwhelmed and from the bottom of our hearts we can’t thank QHOF enough”
QHOF have played a fundamental part in the fundraising efforts of Hayley’s Heroes with this years proceeds from the Pram Race also donated towards this most deserving of causes.
QHOF have had the pleasure of working with the Hayley’s Heroes team since their creation and we look forward to continuing this journey in the future.
The last word from Haley’s Heroes:
New Years Day Pram Race entry forms here!
Today QHOF members were very proud to once again marshal the Sutton Valence Remembrance Day Parade to honour those killed in two World Wars.
This involved co-ordinating and implementing the closure of roads around the memorial site and ensuring the safe passage of those who came to pay their respects to the fallen.
More information about Remembrance Day can be found on the British Legion website.
All photographs by John Starns Photography
Stay tuned for a very exciting Summer event right here in Sutton Valence – visit us again soon for more news!