Tri-Service Bomb Disposal staff to cycle John O’Groats to Land’s End for Felix Fund

Military personnel from all over Europe compete in the 2006 United States Forces Europe Mountain Bike

Photo courtesy of US Air Force

Starting on 17 July 2015, a team of eight cyclists made up of military and civil service personnel and members of Defence Industry will undertake the daunting challenge of cycling approximately 1000 miles from John O’Groats to Land’s End in aid of Felix Fund in only 3 days.

If you would like to sponsor them for this challenge please go to donate at Just Giving.

You can also donate via text: Text ROLL15 £[insert an amount] to 70070.

Handcrafted Felix models now available

felix fund modelsFor a unique gift why not purchase one of these special Felix models?

Each individual Felix, standing about 5½ inches tall and 3 inches wide, is handcrafted using polymer clay over a metal skeleton and features a felt base. There are currently two colour options to choose from: full colour (green and yellow) or bronze. The models are coated with a hard glaze for long-lasting protection.

Each model is made to order, so please allow up to one month from date of payment for delivery. At busy times your order may take slightly longer to arrive so we’re asking customers to be patient.

Felix can be personalised at no extra cost with a small hand-painted inscription on the back  (recipient’s name, call sign, for example). If you have any queries about the space available please contact Felix Models at felixmodels@yahoo.co.uk before ordering, or give us the exact wording at the time you order. Ensure you provide correct spelling!

Each model costs £80 with £20 from each one going to the Felix Fund charity.

(Price for a single model includes P&P within the UK. For addresses overseas, please enquire before purchasing. Multiple orders will incur an additional postage fee.)

To place your order contact felixmodels@yahoo.co.uk

Felix Fund needs your opinions!

Here at Felix Fund we’re reviewing some of our charitable objectives. Your opinions are very valuable to us so we’ve created a  short survey where you can tell us what support you think Felix Fund should be providing. It would be really helpful if you could fill the survey in on online (or download a form if you are happier doing it that way).

Visit our survey page now – it will only take a short time.

Many thanks

Mel Moughton

CEO

 

Ex-bomb disposal officer Mike Speirs co-writes play

mike spiers in a blast crater

Bomb disposal officer turned playwright Mike Speirs

What happens to people who have served their country after they leave the military?

A new play by Cornish author Jane Harvey-Berrick and former bomb disposal officer Mike Speirs, which will be performed at the Acorn Theatre in Penzance on Friday 5 June 2015, explores this subject.

When Alex is arrested after yet another bar fight, it’s up to police psychiatrist Dr. Helen Ashton to uncover the reasons for his explosive temper. Using dark humour the play looks at the life and work of a man who has seen too much.

 

All profits go to Felix Fund and Surf Action.

To book tickets, visit theacornpenzance.com

Later After

Acorn Theatre

Penzance

Cornwall TR18 4BU

Friday 5 June, 8pm

 

Fundraising raffle and sale nets over £1000 for Felix Fund

patchwork quilt raffled in aid of felix fundThe recent raffle for this beautiful patchwork quilt, which was organised by Anne Linley, has been won by green ticket number – Mrs Eileen Wray.

The raffle raised £600 and along with the sale of hand-made goods and crochet poppies a total of £900 has been paid to Felix Fund, plus an extra £225 in gift aid.

Thank you to Anne for her excellent fundraising and to everyone who sold tickets, and an even bigger thank you to everyone who bought tickets and goods in aid of Felix Fund.

Everyclick – a new way to raise money for Felix Fund

Search the web and raise money for Felix Fund - The Bomb Disposal CharityHere’s a new easy way to raise money for Felix Fund – and it doesn’t involve parting with extra cash.

everyclick.com has called it “Give as you Live”. It means you can search the web, shop online from your favourite retailers, trade on eBay and raise money for Felix Fund.

You get great search results from Yahoo! and content from leading shopping providers and you can access to all eBay auctions. Every search you make creates a donation for charity.

After you click on the button all searches, shopping and eBay activity made from here will raise money for us.

Everyclick has already raised over £5.7million for charities around the UK, was voted website of the Year 2008 and has been recognised as a top 100 media tech company 2009.

 

Andrew Harrison’s Marathon run raises over £1000 for Felix Fund

Andrew Harrison at the finish of the 2015 London MarathonCongratulations to Andrew Harrison for his London Marathon run on Sunday and for raising well over £1,000 for Felix Fund.

In his own words, this is how it went:

I crossed the start line shortly before 10.30
and headed off with the masses. It was very overcast and had been raining overnight, but the weather conditions where pretty much perfect for the runners and the rain held off, so the spectators could enjoy their day too (I’m told it was a little chilly, although it is hard to feel sympathetic when you have just run 26.2 miles!). The crowd where out in force and covered the whole distance (5 rows deep at some points), it was a great atmosphere along the root and I resisted temptation to stop and join some of the roadside BBQs and beers that were going on.

I hit ‘the wall’ at around mile 20, but after unexpectedly seeing an ex-11 EOD Regiment colleague (Doug Fitzsimon) spectating, I liberated his Jelly Babies and carried on to the finish line, crossing in 4.45 (8 minutes ahead of Chris Evans!).

I would like to thank everyone for their support and sponsorship, it really helped me on the day and I know those people supported by the Felix Fund will really benefit!

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