This evening sees the end of a busy day for the charity as the initial story detailing our unsuccessful approach to Iceland Foods Ltd to install a Public Access Defibrillator broke in the Northumberland Gazette both in print and online this morning.
This afternoon we are delighted to confirm that we have spoken to a representative from Iceland Foods Ltd and have accepted their offer to place the cabinet and defibrillator at the Alnwick store.
A dental practice in Alnwick has acquired a defibrillator via The Stephen Carey Fund. Scott Williamson of Market Street Dental Practice located within the centre of Alnwick explained “we knew about defibrillators and also of the work carried out by The Stephen Carey Fund so when we decided that we wanted to obtain one of the devices it made sense to contact them”.
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The second annual Golf Day took place at Alnwick Castle Golf Club this weekend in order to once again raise monies for The Stephen Carey Fund.
Following the success of the inaugural event in 2013 the club held discussions with representatives from The Stephen Carey Fund and asked if we would be able to help them acquire a defibrillator for their clubhouse. The committee held a brief discussion on the matter and quickly decided that whilst our primary goal is to drive forward the installation of Public Access Defibrillators the installation of privately held units within locations such as this held many merits which we simply could not ignore.
With the organisers increasing their efforts for the 2014 event a healthy turnout of participants, sponsorship from local businesses and great weather yet again set the scene for a fantastic event.
Approximately 70 individuals took part and the clubhouse was packed both prior to tee off with everyone enjoying some lively banter and definitely getting “into the swing” of the day.
Four hours later and the clubhouse was yet again buzzing with the tales of that long drive, the slice, the putt that nearly was. The presentations and awards were announced and the organisers revealed that circa £2,500 had been raised on the day for The Stephen Carey Fund.
Dougie McEwan, Vice-Chairman for The Stephen Carey Fund, made a brief speech within which he thanked all of the participants and organisers of the event for a truly incredible day, stressing that the monies raised from the event will be put to use very soon and will undoubtedly go on to save lives in the future.
Former colleagues and friends of Stephen from the Iceland store in Alnwick have this week handed over a donation to The Stephen Carey Fund following various recent fundraising efforts including a tombola and bag packing.
Through the effort of the staff and the generousity of the customers the team presented David Wilson from The Stephen Carey Fund with a donation of £324.86. David said “We didn’t actually know about these fundraising activities so it was a pleasant surprise to hear from the team and Iceland and given the scale of our plans this year I have no doubt this donation will be put to good use very soon”.
The team aren’t finished yet and have vowed to continue fundraising and supporting The Stephen Carey Fund in anyway they can.
We are delighted to announce that the The Stephen Carey Memorial Cup, a new pre-season fixture for the North Northumberland League, has been ratified by the Football Association and will take place prior on Friday 30th August.
The fixture will see the League Champions face the winners of the Bilclough Cup at a St James’ Park, Alnwick and will be contested only by teams who will play within the North Northumberland League for the forthcoming season. Therefore should a team who was either the league champions or winners of the Bilclough Cup no longer be registered then the runners up will take their place.
This season that means the fixture will be contested by Red Row Welfare who for much of the season hung on the coat tails of Newbiggin AFC in Division 1 and Shilbottle CW who beat Tweedmouth Rangers to secure the Bilclough Cup.
Kick off at St. James’ Park will be at 6:30pm with the gates opening circa 5:30pm, prices on the gates will be £2 for adults and £1 for concessions with all proceed being split evenly between The Stephen Carey Fund and FA Benevolent Fund.
Main sponsors for the match are Alnmouth Ex-Servicemen’s Club & Institute.