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We Rocked the Moor and Supported Charity!

(17 September 2010)

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Let's Rock the Moor! held on Saturday 22 May 2010 raised a magnificent £7,600 for charity and on Thursday 16th September the cheques were actually handed out at a get together in the function room at the Crown on the Moor. There was wine and drinks donated by Stratfords and food by the Crown. 

The two Organisers Mike Clark and Nick Billinghurst sign the cheques

The recipients of four of the cheques were The Cookham Youth Project, Cookham Dean Cricket Club, Holy Trinity Church, Cookham Village and St John the Baptist Church, Cookham Dean who all received a cheque for £400 each presented by Mike Clark. 

Liz Kwantes receives a cheque on behalf of the Cookham Youth Project Tony Austin receives a cheque on behalf of the Cookham Dean Cricket Club

John Sykes receives a cheque on behalf of St John the Baptist, Cookham Dean 

Chris Harris receives a cheque on behalf of Holy Trinity,  Cookham Village

A cheque for £6,000 was then presented to the Wooden Spoon charity which helps disadvantaged children and young people. The origin of Wooden Spoon was in the wake of the England rugby defeat in 1983. A group of friends who travelled to the Five Nations match against Ireland were awarded the wooden spoon by rival supporters to commemorate Englandís dismal performance in the tournament. The friends resolved to have a charity golf match to see who would have the honour of keeping the spoon. The money raised bought a minibus for a local school and the idea for a charity was born.

 

A cheque for £6,000 was presented to the Wooden Spoon Charity

The presentations were followed by a talk about the work of the Wooden Spoon and at the end Mike Clark and Nick Billinghurst were presented with the 2010 Rugby World Yearbook.

Mike Clark show off his copy of the Rugby World Yearbook

The 2011 Let's Rock the Moor is planned as part of the Cookham Festival and will take place on 21st May 2011.

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