STRA in the news
STRA member recognised
Daniels Estate Agents was given a plaque from Cllr Parvez Ahmed for the company’s contribution to local causes over the last 24 years.
See full story here.
In addition STRA member Christine Harvey was also recognised.
Brent Community Champions Award
Well done to our deputy chair Renu Kaul who is one of 19 recipients of the Brent Community Champions Awards for 2015. STRA members Francis Henry, Christine Harvey and Jean Peacock, won this award in 2014 for their efforts to make Sudbury a better place to live.
The awards are an annual event from Brent Council to honour and recognise individuals who have given outstanding community and voluntary service in Brent
The awards are given to recognise people who make a positive difference to their local community. Recipients may work for a voluntary organisation or group: or are school governors: run or work for youth clubs and organisations, or are just good neighbours, or helpful business people.
Residents can apply on line to suggest someone they think deserves this award.
The Sudbury Town Residents’’ Association’s Events Team present a cheque to St Luke’s Hospice.
The Sudbury Town Residents’ Association’s Events Team – Christine Harvey, Jean Peacock and Francis Henry, were delighted to present a cheque for £600 to Pam Russell, head of fund raising at St Luke’s Hospice, after the very successful production early in December 2014 of “A Merry Little Christmas” presented by Diva Opera, an international chamber opera company. Plans are underway for another Diva Opera event for December 2015, again to be held at St Andrew’s Church, Harrow Road, Wembley.
St Lukes are organising five Overseas Challenges on various dates in 2015 including a London to Paris Bike Ride, a Kilimanjaro Summit Climb and three treks: a Brazilian trek and kayak challenge, a trek to Machu Picchu, and a Sahara Desert trek. More info on each challenge can be found on their website www.stlukes-hospice.org/overseaschallenges, along with an enquiry form. If anyone is interested in completing these challenges and fundraising in the process for St Luke’s Hospice, Harrow, the easiest way is to visit their website to sign up or contact Marlon Burton on 020 8382 8056, alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Thames Path Challenge (Sat 12-Sun 13 September 2015) is a challenge event along the Thames Path trail, where you can run, jog or walk all or part of the challenge. The Grand Union Challenge (Sat 27 June 2015) is along the historic route of the Grand Union Canal towpath. You can also run, walk or jog 100km from London to Brighton (Sat 23-Sun 24 May 2015). To find out more info or to sign up to run (walk or jog!) the Thames Path Challenge, Grand Union Challenge or London2Brighton Challenge then visit their website www.stlukes-hospice.org/events or contact Marlon Burton on 020 8382 8056, alternatively email email@example.com.
STRA members win community award
Brent Community Awards 2014
The Mayor Bobby Thomas presented awards to 26 Brent residents aged from 18 to 84 in recognition of their outstanding community service. Three Sudbury residents Francis Henry from Daniels Estate Agents, Christine Harvey from Through the Looking Glass hairdressers and Jean Peacock, membership secretary for the local Sudbury Town Residents' Association and the local National Trust voluntary group, had their contribution to the Sudbury community recognised. They have done much to bring their mixed community together, the latest being the Sudbury Arts Festival 2013.
The Arts Festival committee has announced as part of this years community project, the return of the internationally renowned Diva Opera company with a Christmas opera at St Andrew's Church on the 5th December.
STRA member raises funds for charity
Gini Moore, a STRA member, took on Ben Nevis to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
Her 21-year-old nephew Bradley was diagnosed with the disease when he was only six months, who inspired her to conquer the mountain.
She said: “Bradley has had a hard time over the years with cystic fibrosis, he had to quit his university degree as he was in and out of hospital so much and he suffers from cystic fibrosis related diabetes. “He also struggles to put on weight. I wanted to give something back to the charity that supports people like Bradley, by completing this challenge. “l was pushed to my limits completing this challenge both mentally and physically but all in all it was a great experience to be a part of the Cystic Fibrosis Trekkers team.”
Cystic fibrosis is a life-shortening genetic condition which causes internal organs to become clogged with thicksticky mucus, leading to infections and inflammation of the lungs.
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