Leith Hill Action Group – Newsletter 21 (15th October 2013)           

Stop the Leith Hill oil drilling!

Hello and welcome to our latest newsletter, in which we will be announcing a number of fundraising events that you may want to participate in, helping us meet our £25,000 financial target whilst also having fun!

Heart of the community award – we need your votes!

First of all, however, we need to remind you that we have been nominated in the environment category of Surrey Mirror’s Heart of the Community Award.  Within each category, the winning group will win £2,500.  There are also second and third place prizes of £1,500 and £1,000.  In order to win this award, we need your votes

As an alternative to getting voting coupons from the Dorking Advertiser, Leatherhead Advertiser and Surrey Mirror, voting is now open via text.  Simply text the code SU HEART 1046 followed by your name, house name or number and post code to 65100.

Each text vote will cost you 50p plus your standard network message rate.  Remember that you can text as many times as you like!  Voting ends at midnight on Sunday 27th October

Please vote.  An extra few votes could make a huge difference to our fighting fund, so please don’t think that you don’t need to do this.  It’s only 50p, but winning would get us £2,500.  We don’t have many other opportunities to make so much money in one go in the time available and so we really are banking on winning this.  We can do it, but only with your help.

Latest funding position

Pleading over, we move onto our much-loved totalizer!  Since the last newsletter, your donations have been pouring in and several of our supporters have put on fundraising events too – a bring-and-buy clothes party raised a fabulous £355, and a pampered chef part brought in a superb £80.  Thanks to all involved.

With all of this, I am delighted to tell you that we are past the half way mark, with the total now standing at £12,545.


And now onto our announcements... 

LHAG fundraising events

We have three events this year to entice you with.  These are a black tie dinner, a snooker and bar games evening (please note that this event is for the villagers of Coldharbour only), and a bridge tea.  We are also planning to restage our extremely successful Leith Hill 10km run

In chronological order:

The bridge tea is on Wednesday 13th November at West Campfield Place, Leith Hill; please arrive at 1:45pm for a 2pm start.  Tea, sandwiches and homemade cake will be served and there will also be prizes and a raffle.  A table costs £30; contact Mary Adair at mary.adair@which.net for entry, or use this entrance form, which also includes all the details.

The snooker and bar games evening is on Friday 15th November.  Enjoy a fun night out with snooker and bar games, plus a homemade supper to boot!

There will be an 8 ball snooker competition in pairs with prizes for the winning team and runners up.  On what promises to be a fantastic evening, there will also be darts competitions (with prizes for the winning team and runners up), live music with Al Stewart, a cash bar and a raffle.  More details will follow for this separately, but keep the date in your diary.  Tickets are £25 for snooker competitors, £15 for everybody else.

The black tie dinner is on Saturday 7th December.  This will include a fabulous three course dinner, a glass of bubbly, live classical background music and after-dinner entertainments.  There will also be a cash bar and a raffle with lots of splendid prizes.  The setting will be the beautiful and atmospheric Christ Church in Coldharbour.  Arrive from 7pm with dinner served from 7:30pm.  Tickets cost £35 per person and are advance purchase only.  Places are strictly limited so don’t delay.  Dust off your evening wear and dress to impress!  Email lhag@hotmail.co.uk  to book.

The provisional date for the Leith Hill 10km run is Sunday 23rd February.  This event was well loved by those of you who took part last time, and we were inundated with requests to stage it again – well, it looks like you are going to get your way!  The details are still being finalised, but please keep the date free.  More information will follow in later newsletters. 

I hope that there is something there for you to enjoy.  Our events have always proved great fun so please do come along – we hope to see you there.

Patrick Nolan

The Leith Hill Action Group