Chairman’s Chat, December 2014

Hi Everyone,

I hope you all enjoyed last month’s events.  I can’t believe it’s December already; this year seems to have flown by.

I am really looking forward to the Christmas party at the Double Tree; we are trying out a new venue this year following the Racecourse the previous two years.  We have now sold all our tickets, and it should be a great night.  For those of you on the reserve list I will let you know if any spaces become available.

The calendar is a little bit empty over the Christmas period as people will be off doing their own thing with family and friends; feel free to organize any ad-hoc events using the members’ group e-mail and Facebook page.

Club night falls on Christmas Eve this year so we have decided to have a pub crawl instead to get us into the festive mood.  We are also hoping to get something organized for New Year’s Eve, possibly a house party or a night out; if you have any ideas or would like to host please let Rhian know.

This should have been in last month’s Chairman’s Chat but I had already submitted it before Andy reminded me…  So, better late than never well done to both Andy and Giles, who have both been sporting fine moustaches over the past month, for yet another year of supporting Movember raising money for men’s health awareness.  You can donate at http://uk.movember.com/team/1597397.

We have had another change on the committee this month as Carol stepped down due to other commitments.  So I would like to welcome and thank Heather who has volunteered to take her place.

Finally I would like to welcome our newest members Pip and Helen.

Have a good month every one and I wish you all a Happy Christmas and New Year.

Cheers

Dave

Support the IVC Movember 2013 team

It’s Movember and the time for change is now. IVC members are committing their faces to the cause and will be growing moustaches for the entire month of November to raise funds and awareness for men’s health.

Please support the IVC Movember team at http://moteam.co/ivc, as we fight the good fight for men’s health.

Mo Bro’s, start growing that Mo today and join the IVC team. See the Movember rules and style guide.
Mo Sista’s can help too. See how to get involved and join the team.
You can donate online at: http://moteam.co/ivc.

Thanks in advance for supporting our Mo and helping to change the face of men’s health.

United we Mo

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Donations will support world-class men’s health programmes that combat prostate and testicular cancer. These programmes, directed by the Movember Foundation, are focused on awareness and education, living with and beyond cancer, and research to achieve our vision of an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health.

These funded programmes are spread across the UK – please visit the Funded Programmes page for all the hairy details: http://uk.movember.com/programs

Sinking, not Stirred

A group of James Bond body doubles and Bond Girls flew the flag for the Countess of Chester Hospital at this year’s 007 themed Chester Raft Race.

The budding secret agents and bond girls guided their raft – ‘Doctor Yes’ – into a very respectable 12th place, out of 38.

The race took place on Sunday 13th July and covered an 800 metre course starting from the Royal Chester Rowing Club and then heading downstream, over the weir.

The team, consisting of Alison, Alex, Ann & five other Countess staff, raised approximately £400 for the Special Care Baby Unit. They then capped off the day with a barbecue and a few cold drinks on the banks of the river while their soggy tuxedos dried.