16 December 2012 - 'A Very West End Christmas II'
A totally awesome show! There are so many people to thank, without their talent and energy we could not have staged this spectacular event. Look out for a full write up in our Newsletter, out in February 2013. If you are not signed up to recieve it click here and subscribe. It's the best way to keep up to date with what events we're planning and how your money helps young people with sport and performing arts.
September 2012 - Online Newsletter Launch
Our first newsletter has just launched, featuring the latest news from our team of volunteers and trustees. Find out how your money is invested to help young people in sport and performing arts, what exciting events are coming up and ways you can get involved with Emma's Trust. READ ONLINE.
Friday 24 August - Golf Day Success
The winners of the Emma's Trust Trophy this year, with a magnificent 92 points: Chunky Townley, Neil Rowlands, Mark Stanton and Andrew Helby. You can see all the photos from the day on Flickr or visit our Facebook page. Thank you everyone who helped us raise a wonderful £6,000 for The Trust and The National Autistic Society.
Sunday 4 December - A Very West End Christmas
It was a truly memorable evening, full of wonderful performances. Massive thanks to the nine strong cast, band members and technical crew, who brought the magic of the West End to Chippy! The town hall was packed to the rafters, everyone thoroughly enjoying every minute. Most importantly we raised a marvelous £1,200 for each charity, Emma's Trust, Lawrence Home Nursing and Macmillan Cancer Support.
Saturday 7 May - Masquerade Ball A resounding and spectacular success! Thank you to all our helpers, the 'Golden Team' and our generous supporters a fantastic £2,665.43 was raised on the night.
Sunday 6 March - Pete ran the Bath Half Marathon
Peter Creese aka 'Pedro Pedometer Pete' told us: "Thanks to all of you who were kind enough to donate. I successfully completed the Bath ½ Marathon in 2hours!! It was very hard during the last 4 miles due to (fat)igue and foot blisters, probably due to my old faithful trainers which I should really get rid of now. It really helped me get round with all your support and have raised £1,040.50 for Emma’s Trust". Huge thanks to you, Pete!
Friday 10 December - Bingo at Over Norton Village Hall
Thank you to everyone who attended and enjoyed the evening. A fantastic £410 was generated for Trust funds!
Friday 10 September - Emma's Day Media Mix Night
The Lido venue, transformed over 3 days by our brilliant technical crew looked out of this world, ready for a weekend of live music and fantastic fun! Friday kicked off with bands until 11pm then party goers donned snazzy headsets and boogied into the early hours. To see photos click this link to 'Flickr'.
Saturday 11 September - Emma's Day
Hundreds flocked to Emma's Day this year, probably our best so far! Warm sunshine and entertainment for all ages meant everyone enjoyed themselves well into the night. To view a selection of photos, click on this link to 'Flickr'. Or to see some great photos of the bands, taken by our marvelous compare Ken Norman click here.
Friday 27 August 2010 - Golf Day Sunshine!
The sixth annual tournament, held by kind permission of Chipping Norton Golf Club was a great success. Emma's Trust is so grateful to Chunky Townley and everyone at the club for making it possible. All 116 competitors certainly enjoyed the day and the event made a fantastic profit of £4,963. The first team, taking home the Emmas Trust Trophy was Steve Hunt, Gordon Clarkson, Mark Champas and Mathew Batchelor with 96 points. Second team prize went to Chris Denton, Martyn Stowe, Roger Charlton and Hubie Stowe with 95 points. View all the pictures by clicking here.
Wednesday 23 June 2010 - New Sports kit unveiled
Emma's Trust is delighted to be one of the kit sponsors for this summer's CNS sixth form tour of Namibia. Sixth form boys and girls from Chipping Norton School were eager to show off the new outfits at an official photo call in June. Everyone at Emma's Trust wishes the team well on their African adventure and we look forward to following their progress.
Saturday 12 June 2010 - Emma's Ride
Thank you, all the riders and marshals for a very enjoyable morning. Starting from the school, we followed a route through Dean, Spelsbury, Taston, Enstone, Lidstone and back to Chippy. For the experienced riders it was a real breeze, but for the rest of us there were a few sore bums in the morning!
Tuesday 29 December 2009 - Celine's Xmas Football Quiz!
Celine Johnson, ably assisted by the rest of the Johnson family feed & watered a rowdy crowd of friends and family and tested their football knowledge with a tricky quiz. 63 was donated to Emma's Trust funds and we thank Celine for all her hard work! The quiz champions were Team Mincer, well done to them!
Friday 4 December 2009 - Bingo Evening
A packed Over Norton village hall enjoyed a prizes galore bingo evening, expertly called by Jim Prew. With refreshments and a raffle we raised over 500! Thank you to everyone who took part or helped.
Thursday 22 October - Fashion4Emma at The Cotswold SchoolNearly 300 people enjoyed a spectacular show, overflowing with creative talent and through their support raised an incredible 3,085.89 for Emma's Trust. The show, organised by A level students Annie Lougher and Lorna Rainey, included 17 collections from the students as well as commercial collections from 'Daisy Dix' and 'As It Sparkles' and a catwalk of the most popular Emma's Trust clothing. Our thanks to everyone who took part or supported this wonderful show.
Sunday 13 September - Emma's Day Triumph!
Friday 28 August - Record Turnout for Golf Day
Chipping Norton Golf Club hosted our 5th Annual Golf Day and saw a capacity field of 30 teams, that's 120 players enjoy fine, if a little blustery conditions. After event organiser Chunky Townley had scrutinised and toted up all the scores he announced the winners. The overall team prize was won by, Paul Findlay, Paul Austin, Steve Orrey, and Graham Wallis with 97 points from the 2nd place team of Shaun Kench, Emily White, Alastair James and Dave Maunoury with 94 points.
Overall Ladies prize went to Wendy Newton 31 points & Roly Stowe won the Mens Competition with 44 points.
NTP 3rd Hole Robin Molyneux
NTP 8th Hole Alan Dore
NTP 10th Hole Steve Orrey
NTP 15th Hole Tim Nolan
LD Ladies Tracey Hunt
LD Men Tim Millard
Chunky expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Golf Club, Staff and all participants for their support in raising the magnificent sum of £5,700 through the various fundraising activities during the day.
July - 10s Set the Bar!
Tutor Group 10s at Chipping Norton School and their tutor Bertram Rickter organised a 'Cross Bar Challenge' and charged pupils 50p a go to try the balancing test. They raised a marvelous £25.50 for Emma's Trust and we thank them for such a fun initiative.
Saturday 20 June - Emma's Ride
Hattie and Amy started the ride at Vodafone in Adderbury then nearly 50 cyclists, all of varying standards enjoyed the scenic ride to Chippy. Trust volunteers marshalled the route which followed the back roads through Bloxham, Wigginton, the Rollrights, Over Norton and on to the finish at Chipping Norton School. Vodafone Cycle Club members then carried on to complete 350 miles to Anglesey, finishing on June 26th.
Sunday 26 April 2009 - Marathon Success!
A fabulous achievement by the Croft School team, Long Compton. They ran the Rotary Shakespeare Half Marathon and have raised a whooping £3,000! The team members were: Jayne Harrison, Angie Hutsby, Lorraine Mackay, Tracey Knights, Lorna Perkins, Mandy Zyda, Matt Perkins, Martin Cronin, Rupert Forsythe and Angus Turner, thanks to you all.
Friday 5 December 2008 Christmas Bingo
The annual bingo night at Over Norton village hall was again extremely well attended. Along with the raffle we raised about 370 which is fantastic, considering all the gloomy financial forecasts!
10 - 19 October 2008 - Rupert Parsons Conquers Cuba
Rupert went off to cycle 350 kms across Cuba and raised over £3,000 for Emma's Trust! On his adventure, he saw everything from Havanas fading 50s facades to some very bumpy potholed byways. Castros Communist state has become a fabulous tourist attraction and Rupert made many friends along the way. It was a long year of fundraising and Rupert is very grateful to all those who have supported him, either by going to the concert in the Town Hall, The Motorcycle Diaries film night or through sponsorship. Well done Rupert and a BIG THANK YOU from everyone at Emma's Trust.
James Edginton's Great North Run
The Great North Run has become a hugely popular event with an incredible 52,000 runners taking part in 2008. James finished in a personal best time of 2 hours 28 minutes 54 seconds and raised a great 340 for Emma's Trust, well done!
Sunday 28 September 2008 Emmas Day
Last years Emmas Day, held in and around Chipping Norton was a resounding success. That was the view of the hundreds of people who flocked to take part in the fun day. Market stalls, bouncy rides, live music and even the sun shone all adding up to a memorable Sunday in Chippy!
The Town Hall hosted childrens workshops and youth bands, the Leisure centre had a Play bus and climbing wall as well as a 5-a-side football competition. Pubs hosted live bands and the Theatre showcased a number of talented youngsters who have benefited from awards from Emmas Trust.
We are truly grateful to everyone who helped, performed or came along to support us and contributed to the spectacular £9,319.73 raised.
Jane's £100 comes out of the blue!
Jane Hall, from Over Norton was also busy raising money, by leaping out of a plane! She very kindly donated £100 to Emmas Trust. Jane wrote: The jump was sponsored by Nivea to promote a new range of cosmetics designed for women over fifty. The women, who came from all over the country, were over fifty and one was eighty-eight! It was an exciting, exhilarating and terrifying experience and, as you will see from the photo, I even managed to smile on the way down, due mainly to the reassurance given by my instructor Ricky.
Simon & John Go All the Way!
Simon Day and John Prince from Leamington Spa cycled from Lands End to John OGroats during the September last year. They very generously chose Emmas Trust to support and raised £733.50! Simon wrote:
We started out wanting to do it just as a challenge to ourselves, but decided that we'd really like to raise some money for a good cause. Neither of us has any particular connection to a specific cause or organisation, so we started having a browse on Justgiving.com and found Emma's Trust. When we were talking about the sort of charity we would like to raise money for, we both agreed that we would like if possible to give young people who needed it, the chance to take part in some of the things we were lucky enough to enjoy ourselves.
Saturday 12 July A healthy Beanbag profit!
The staff and friends at the Beanbag Natural Health store in Witney celebrated their 21st anniversary with an open day and some healthy family fun & games. Many people visited the store during the day of Witney carnival and helped raise a wonderful £258!
Friday August 22 - Golf Day chips in £3,612!
For our fourth annual Golf Tournament we were again lucky with the weather. The sun shone and the course looked amazing! The Trust is so grateful to all the staff at Chipping Norton Club for making us most welcome throughout the afternoon. Over a hundred players took part and many commented how enjoyable the afternoon had been, our thanks to all of them. Our biggest thank you goes to Chunky, Carol and Sarah for organising the event. This year the converted Emmas Trust trophy was won by Hubie Stowe, Mike Hughes, Roger Charlton and Chris Denton with 96 points, well done!