Schedule of Charity Activities
Schedule of Charity Activities
A Mayor will often choose charities to support during his or her year of office. During his time as Mayor, Anthony has chosen to support three Corby-based charities: Corby Foodbank, Corby Street Pastors and the Lighthouse Drop-In Centre. He also held one-off fundraising days for Lakelands Day Care Hospice and the Corby and Kettering Guide Dogs. His schedule of charity activities for the next few months is set out below.
Members of the public are invited to take part in all of these activities. To register your interest, contact Alison Beattie on 01536 464015 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mayor's Charities Fundraising Events Timetable
1. Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 May 2015: Parachute jump course
To take place near Peterborough (the same parachute jump base Lakelands Day Care Hospice use), it is hoped that lots of people will join in with this event. Participants can do a one-off tandem jump, or do the weekend course (as Anthony plans to do) and complete at least one solo jump. It is hoped that publicity from this event will encourage people to donate to the Mayor's Charities, although those taking part may also like to get sponsorship to raise money for these charities. Everyone jumping will be asked to pay for the jump themselves, or get sponsorship to cover the cost (£180 for the tandem jump and £300 for the solo jump course)
2. Friday 8 May 2015: Corby Co-op Choir Spring Concert
From 7:30pm, join the Central Co-op Corby Choir and friends at St Columba's Church hall for their spring concert in aid of the Corby Mayor's chosen local charities. Everyone is welcome to attend this uplifting and entertaining event. Tickets are £5, including a glass of sparkling wine.
3. Saturday 9 May 2015: Mayor's Treasure Hunt
This is a treasure hunt that will take place around Corby Borough, with participants finding clues at various points which will lead them to the next stages of the course. Once completed, all successful entrants will be entered into a draw to win one of the many prizes. As a good way to promote Corby's environmental credentials, this event will also direct participants to iconic symbols of Corby's regeneration. It is open to users of any type of car, as well as cyclists and runners, with entry prices based on the type of vehicle you are using (£10 for an internal combustion engine, £5 for a hybrid, £2 for an electric vehicle, any donation for cyclists and runners), with money given going to the Mayor's chosen charities. Registration will be between 10am and 11:30am, with the hunt taking around two hours to complete. The winners will then be announced at 2pm. The idea is not to do the hunt as quickly as possible, so winners will be chosen from all those who have successfully completed the course. In order to make this event viable, it is essential that enough teams register in advance, so if you're interested, let Alison Beattie know (contact details above).
4. Saturday 16 May 2015: Mayor's Pub Visit Challenge
Pubs and hotels can be a valuable community venue, plus they provide jobs. To encourage people to visit these community hubs, all participating venues will sell a card which can be stamped by the pub staff when each pub is visited. Once people have a stamp on their card, they will be entered into a draw to win one of the prizes. This event is not aimed at encouraging excessive drinking, although it will hopefully get people to try a new venue.
5. Monday 18 May 2015: Annual raffle draw at Corby Cube (either the Chamber or James Ashworth VC Square, depending on weather)
A raffle has been taking place throughout Anthony's mayoral year, with some quite impressive prizes. The draw for this will take place at 7pm on 18th May. Let Anthony know if you would like to buy tickets for this raffle.
6. Saturday 23 May 2015: Civic Celebration at the Core
This will be one of Anthony's last mayoral activities before a new mayor starts on 28th May. This evening event is planned to celebrate what will have gone on during the previous year. Unlike what most mayor's do, Anthony has not planned a civic service during the year, although many of the celebratory elements of an upbeat church service will take place on 23 May, as well as it also being a time to celebrate positive aspects of Corby.
7. Tuesday 26 May 2015: Mayor's Charities Walk and Corby Cube tour
This walk will take place during Corby's annual Walking Festival. Whereas most of the Festival walks take place in the countryside or in one of Corby's woodland areas, this walk will be mainly around Corby's urban area and will take in some of the buildings that the Mayor's charities use to do their work. Talks from representatives of the Mayor's charities will take place during the tour, plus there will be a visit to the studios of Corby Radio. This walk will take place from 6pm and will last until 7pm, at which time there will be a tour of the Corby Cube, Corby's iconic cultural and civic building in the town centre. This tour will end with refreshments in the Cube for all walk participant.