Charities News - Esporta Swim, Loughton Festival, Haslers Fundraiser and a 5k Walk for Breast Cancer

PUBLISHED: 01:16 03 April 2011 | UPDATED: 19:08 20 February 2013

Charities News - Esporta Swim, Loughton Festival, Haslers Fundraiser and a 5k Walk for Breast Cancer

Charities News - Esporta Swim, Loughton Festival, Haslers Fundraiser and a 5k Walk for Breast Cancer

Recent local charity events. Macmillan fundraising day at Haslers, Sponsored swim at Esporta for the Alzheimer's Society, Fundraising for Guide Dogs for the Blind at Loughton Festival and a sponsored walk in aid of breast cancer.

Local royaltymakes a splash!

Mayoress of Redbridge, Mary OShea took the plunge for a sponsored swim at Esporta, Repton Park on 15th February with John Cryer, MP for Leyton and Wanstead. The swim was part of a widespread event with local schools and organisations participating in order to raise money for the Redbridge branch of the Alzheimers Society, and for the Dream Factory.

A dedicated fundraiser, Mary has organised and taken part in many events and is pleased to see the sponsorship money still coming in for these worthy causes. She also attended a fund raising lunch a week later on 22nd February at the Prince Regent for the Multiple Sclerosis Society with guest speaker Patti Boulaye. The event was attended by over 250 ladies all keen to raise funds whilst enjoying the day.

The next event will be a Celebration Charity Ball adding further support to the Alzheimers Society, Redbridge, and the Dream Factory. This black tie evening is to be held at the Prince Regent Hotel in Chigwell on Saturday 30th April. Tickets are available at 50 and include dinner and a cabaret. For further information or to book tickets, contact the Mayoress on 020 8504 7500.

We went to theanimal fayre

Part of the Loughton Festival this year includes a special event dedicated to animal and bird lovers. The Animal Fayre takes place on 9th April in Loughton High Road where there will be free advice from specialists such as Cats Protection, West Essex Pet Care, the RSPB and the RSPCA, and Hillside Kennels. In addition, event sponsors Goddard Veterinary Group will be offering reduced cost micro-chipping. There will also be an exhibition of animal photography, and articles for sale.

All proceeds from the event will go to Guide Dogs for the Blind. For further information, see the Loughton Festival website: or simply bring your furry friends for a social event of their own.

We went to the

animal fay

Haslers go greenfor a good cause

Haslers Foundation put the fun into fundraising for their Macmillan fundraising day on 10th March in support of their first 100 years. The event began at their offices on Old Station Road, Loughton with a photo session capturing partners in green wigs, and staff in something green with their business attire. Lunch time took the theme to another level as they went into full fancy dress as doctors and nurses to keep with the Macmillan theme.

With food and drink at the Holly Bush and events such as guess the baby, Haslers made it a working day to remember with the added advantage of supporting a great cause.

Haslers go green

for a good cause

New Directions walkfor all generations

Marcia Levan-Harris of the New Direction Pilates Studio in Buckhurst Hill is going the extra mile with another event in aid of breast cancer. Having already raised a substantial amount for the cause, Marcia is keen to promote the Generations 5K Walk which will take place on Sunday 12th June at 11am, starting at Kenwood House, Hampstead. As the name suggests, the intention is to open up the walk to all generations from babies in buggies to those in their senior years.

There is a registration cost of 5 and Marcia hopes that those participating will be able to raise sponsorship of 50+ for this very worthy cause. With a brunch served at the end of the walk, and hopefully some June sunshine, it looks to be a great day out.

For further information call 07789003284 or email

New Directions walk

for all generation

New Directions walkfor all generation

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