Sculpture Picnic !

Many thanks to Tony Ryde for planning a series of wonderful events in his glorious gardens at Fletchers Bridge near Bodmin.

His gardens and a wide array of large sculpture will be on show on June 2nd for the opening, then also on the 5th, 9th and 16th June all from 1pm till 5pm. Tickets are £5 with children free…..cream teas will be available. Dogs on leads are welcome.

There will also be 2 musical soirees combing the sculpture and music on the 15th and 22nd June with wine and canapes on the terrace from 5:45 pm and concerts at 7pm. Tickets are £10 in advance from Tony on 01208 821431.

Funds raised will benefit Invictus and Sowenna…

For more details click here

See you there !

Mongol Rally !

Two fellow students of Amber’s at Cambridge University have decided to drive the Mongol Rally for Invictus !

In case you don’t know, the challenge is to travel the 10,000 mile journey from London to Mongolia, in a car of less than 1000 cc. You can choose your route however you like, but the idea is that you basically go in an old banger on one of the most challenging roadtrips ever, in the height of summer!
Their chosen vehicle is shown in the photo.

The two guys are called Miles Fan and James Brooks. They have chosen Invictus because they were struck with the story, and how it is for young adults or teenagers specifically. Everybody taking part in the Mongol Rally must raise money for Cool Earth, the designated charity, alongside their chosen one- and the boys have decided on a 70/30 split to Invictus!!!!!! We were absolutely overwhelmed to hear this – thank you so much.

They told me us about their progress so far:
They’ve planned their route, and have a blog which also shows their route.

They estimate that the entire journey should take them 35 days to complete.

They have worked out that they need £8000 to cover their journey costs, which they are getting through SPONSORSHIP by corporate companies, and some of their own money too. So far, a one-off donation of £5000 has already been made towards this sponsorship, and further £500 sums

They both have applied for all of the visas they need and travel insurance too

They have both researched and extensively thought about cultural sensitivities and things to take into consideration given that they have chosen to travel through Iran, and many of the ‘stans’ before hitting Russia & Mongolia!

Invictus are ready to spring into action behind them. The Virgin Money Giving page is now up and running, so we need to tell everyone about it and get sponsoring these brave and intrepid heroes!

Jack Hoare’s 10K Swim

Jack Hoare will be attempting a 10K open water swim at Marizion on the 15th of September at 13:30. Please support him at
www.charitygiving.co.uk/jackhoare’.

Jack says “The swim should take me about 3hours 30 if I’m lucky and Im going to donate all funds to Invictus, so please sponsor me!”

Charlottes Skydive

On Saturday 18th August when the cloud sleared and the wind dropped, Charlotte pulled on her jumpsuit and slightly strange hat before taking for a spot 10,000 feet above Perranporth and her first tandem skydive.  This incredible act of bravery was all in aid of raising over £600 for the Invictus Trust and we are all incredible proud and grateful that she did make a rather rapid descent reaching speeds of up to 120 mph!

If you would like to add to this fantastic total please go to

http://www.charitygiving.co.uk/charlotteskydive

JOGLE 2012 – The Finish

Congratulations to Nigel Kohler who has completed the John O’ Groats to Land’s End cycle in just 9 days, covering 916 miles and climbing the equivalent of Everest. In the process he has raised over £2000 for The Invictus Trust!

Also cycling were old friends Carl Rigby and Norman Webb, giving the team a combined age of over 150 years!

Many thanks must go to Andy Gwynn for organising the motorcycle escort into Land’s End – thank you also Shells and Alex.

An incredible overall effort Nigel from someone who only took up cycling 18 months ago.

Grand Invictus Walk 2012

22 walkers and 3 dogs started the Second Grand Invictus Walk in drizzle at Trevaunance Cove. Many thanks to all the brave souls in addressing some rather steep climbs and drops. After an hour, we were very pleased to see Amber and Marianne with apples, bananas, water…oh and some delicious brownies! One hour later found us having a welcome drink and lunch at the Blue Bar – many thanks to them for once again supporting us so well.

2 hours later at the Atlantic Cafe in Portreath and some tired legs following the significant stepped climbs found us enjoying a welcome cup of tea. Onwards to the lighthouse…….the weather had improved and following two more not insignificant “up and downers” we hit the flats of the North Cliffs and onwards to Godrevy.

Thank you so much to all walkers and the funds you have raised, but also to our hard working marshalls and to Dave for much needed lifts at the finish line! So far we have raised just over £1000.

You can still donate here   http://www.charitygiving.co.uk/invictuswalk2012

 

Brighton Marathon – Alex Williams

Alex Williams was the youngest ever runner in the Brighton Marathon as he set off at 9am on the day after his 18th birthday running for the Invictus Trust!

He had trained well, but it was evident from the start that some the Kenyan and Algerian runners were going to be home a bit before him! From where we were standing the leaders were actually sprinting and flew past. The route meant that we were able to cheer him on 4 times and every time we say him he looked fresh and was bouncing along and smiling – though he did admit at 25 miles he was seriously hurting!

WHAT A PLAYER !
You can still sponsor Alex at  http://www.charitygiving.co.uk/alexwilliams<

The Numbers……..
Alex finished just a few minutes over 4 hours which is incredible and we are so proud of what he did, notwithstanding the small issue of raising an amazing £2000.

Invictus Christmas Market

Sunday 4th December 5pm-7pm saw over 40 stalls in the covered carpark at Sainsbury’s.

Music provided by Camborne Town Youth Band and by the students of Truro College gave a festive atmosphere as did the smells and tastes of Paul’s bacon stall !

Father Christmas made a special appearance supported by two elves and gave special thanks to Camborne Rotary Club for the use of their sleigh.

Whistlefish Christmas Cards

Whistlefish Galleries have made Invictus their charity for their Christmas cards this year. There is a wonderful selection of 36 cards and they are only £5 for 15. Please click here. every card generates a donation to Invictus.

STOP PRESS – Sainsbury’s Calendar

Sainsbury’s staff have removed their clothes for an amazing in-store calendar. See West Briton and Sainsbury’s Truro. A snip at only £5!

Over £1000 raised !

By selling Invictus marmalade, stall pitch fees, collections, donations to Father Christmas and donations raised this wonderful amount.

Invictus Christmas Party

At the Watersports Centre in Falmouth on Sunday 11th December from 4pm till late.
Many thanks to Debbie Mac for organising this with Barclays Bank, and special thanks to them for all their support.

Grand Invictus Ball

The inaugral Invictus Ball was a wonderful success and we have lots of people to thank. Drinks, Ben Hoadley’s cello, the canapes and of course the amazing silks artiste made the reception in the Biome “truly magical”. Many thanks to Sainsbury’s and Polgoon for the drinks and of course to the fabulous Eden Project.
Entertainment from the Klicks and InspirAsian complimented the food and prepared everyone for Robin Turner’s auction! The auction raised over £3000 alone and there are innumerable sponsors to thank.
Dancing with music by the Klicks and the amazing Merlin’s Rockit was supplemented by Marten Holmes photography booth and the Veuve Cliquot Challenge, kindly donated by Experience Wine in Truro.
All made a memorable evening finished off by a vintage bus ride back to Truro and beyond!