Over the years we've been lucky enough to arrange some of the most spectacular events and even more spectacular challenges! Have a flick through some of the galleries and maybe you'll be inspired!...
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A Fairytale of New York was the theme for our Annual Ball 2014, and what a fairytale it turned out to be as over £100,000 was raised on the night!
The Ball took place on Saturday 6th December at The Mere and was attended by 320 guests who were treated to a night of glitz and glamour at this ever popular event. Our Patrons Noddy & Suzan Holder, Dame Sarah Storey & Barney Storey and Catherine Manford joined the esteemed list of guests for a night of fun and fundraising.
With thanks to Andrew Collier Photography for the fantastic pics from the night!
32 brave participants walked over 20ft of burning hot coals for CAFT - WOW - helping raise over £5,500 at our 2014 amazing Firewalk Challenge sponsored by MBL, Chartered Accountants & Business Advisers.
On Sunday 31st August we were joined by not one but two of our celebrity Patrons at our Annual Family Fun Day. John Bishop and Jason Manford brought down their families and friends to support our charity which is close to their hearts. This year’s event attracted around 800 visitors and raised a fantastic £5,000!
“The atmosphere was brilliant
from the moment we walked in to the moment we left”
“We smiled all the time - so much was happening”
“What an amazing well organised and fun event”
“It really was an amazing day for me, so thank you for making me a very happy lady”
“This is without doubt an event not to be missed!”
We were joined by more than 100 ladies for an afternoon of tea, cakes and shopping at Mere Court Hotel on 18 March. This was the second Annual Vintage Afternoon Tea we’ve held at the venue and they raised almost £6,000 on the day!
Many thanks to all who attended and helped make this years Grand Ball another huge success!
The sun shone and the crowds attended in their droves for this year's Family Fun Day and Open Day on Sunday 11th August. We were overwhelmed with the support shown by supporters old and new who made this, our 12th Annual event, the most successful yet with well over a thousand visitors who raise over £10,000!
23 teams of golfers braved terrible weather to support us at our 13th Annual Golf Day at The Mere Golf Resort & Spa. Teams of 4 were joined by charity President Sir Bobby Charlton and United legend Clayton Blackmore for 18 holes of competition golf. Congratulations to competition winners PST Legal IT!
Our best ever Annual Ladies Lunch this year saw over 300 cheshire ladies sit down for an indulgent afternoon of entertainment, shopping, raffels and fantastic food! Thanks for coming girls, we hope to see you all again next year!
Get ready to jingle bell rock around the clock at this year’s glitzy Christmas Ball. It’s guaranteed to be an evening full of festive fun, complete with a 4-course dinner, live entertainment and much, much more. Plus you’ll be helping a good cause too. So book your tickets now and have yourself a very merry Christmas.
Our biggest fundraising event of the year, a seriously stylish but fun-packed night, celebrating The Rat Pack for 2011! Attended by hundreds of our supporters including Patrons and celebrities…Jason Manford, John Bishop, Noddy Holder, Sally Lindsay, Suranne Jones, Lee Boardman and Jenny James to name a few!
16 brave adventurers took on the jungle in Costa Rica, trekking from the highest point on the Trans-American Highway, 'Mountain of Death', to reach the ocean, experiencing horrific conditions. Participants spent most of the time cliding on their bottoms through the mud and strewn jungle terrain and enduring 11 hours of arduous trekking for 6 consecutive days. This amazing group of CAFT challengers raised a staggering £38,000!
The 3 Volcano Trek went with a bang as 32 intrepid trekkers braced the storms which swept Italy as they scaled up Vesuvius, Stromboli and Etna. They braved steep inclines, narrow crater rims and rough (and sometimes dangerous) terrain. The weather meant they had to be creative when planning their routes on each day as cloud cover, galeforce winds and driving rain made a tough trek even tougher. Within 6 days the team of trekkers experienced 4 flights, 12 bus journeys, 2 ferrys, 2 bus fires, climbed 3 volcanoes, slept in 4 different hotels and 1 ferry and eaten 6 questionable Italian meals whilst meeting 31 amazing friends along the way. This memorable trip will have raised in excess of £25,000.
More coming soon...