Horse Racing Evening
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Horse Racing Evening

This is a our first foray into race evenings - so please do come and join us!

Based on the traditional and much loved format, the evening will be an exhilarating experience as you watch your horse gallop towards the finishing line. Hopefully it wins!

Tickets cost just £15 pp which will include the full race experience and buffet supper. A fully stocked bar will be available.

The evening will be held at St James Church Village Hall. To book please either email john.camidge@btinternet.com or call 07768 176372

View Event →
Burns Night
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Burns Night

Once again we will celebrate the life and times of Rabbie Burns.

Do join us for an evening of fun, food , festivities including the immortal memory and the customary lads and lassies toasts. After which the evening will be rounded off with a Ceilidh!

Tickets are £30 pp will all proceeds going to the Foundation and 1st Finchampstead Scouts.

Please contact Dave Judge to book your place. (davejudge47@gmail.com)

View Event →
Quiz Night with Fish and Chip Supper
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Quiz Night with Fish and Chip Supper

It is back by popular demand - the Quiz Night with Fish and Chip supper!

You will again be tested with a variety of eclectic rounds ranging from general knowledge, to music and sport. Teams of up to 8.

There will be a fully stocked bar and for just £12 pp the evening will include a fish and chip supper.

To book your places please email john.camidge@btinternet.com or call on 07768 176372

View Event →
Golf Day
May
15
12:00 PM12:00

Golf Day

The Third Annual Golf Day will take place at wonderful Mill Ride Golf Club, Ascot, Berkshire.

Founded in 1990 and designed by renowned golfing 'architect' Donald Steel, you are greeted by a landscape of perfectly manicured and cross cut fairways intermingled with lakes and the mounding and hollows which gives the course a unique parkland design.

On arrival, bacon roll and tea / coffee will be served. The day will commence with the infamous putting competition , followed by 18 holes of golf. After your round is finished a two course meal will be served in the clubhouse followed by presentations and auction.

As per previous years a team of four is £250 or £62.50 individual player.

Please contact john.camidge@btinternet or call 07768 176372 to book your place.

View Event →

Golf Day
May
17
12:00 PM12:00

Golf Day

The 2nd Diana Camidge Foundation Golf Day took place at the wonderful Puttenham Golf Club where forty-eight players drove, pitched and putted in aid of the Foundation and #CureCJD

Following a putting competition, the teams played an 18 hole stableford event on a tricky course with sloping greens. Thankfully the weather held firm!

The scoring was very good with the "Fearless Four" winning the event with 96 points! Second coming in with 94 points was the "Capetown Four" and "Strokes of Luck" third scoring 89.

The 19th hole, the bar was welcome! A lovely 2 course meal was served followed by the raffle, auction and prize giving.

Over £1750 was raised - a wonderful amount! Thank you to everybody who played and continues to support the Foundation.

Special mentions and thank you to the Wokingham Family Golf Centre, Downshire Golf Club, The Tally Ho, Jonathan and Laura Spring, Romsey Golf Club, Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum, The Frog and Wicket, The London Golf Club and Steve from the Golden Pot who generously donated prizes and auction items for the event.


View Event →
Quiz Night with Fish and Chip Supper
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

Quiz Night with Fish and Chip Supper

Over 100 “quizzers” took part in the latest Fundraiser raising money for the Foundation and Cure CJD.

Much fun was had answering an extremely wide range of topics including Literature, Sport and Youth Culture!

Quiz Master and host Jake Taylor did a wonderful job abely supported by Chris Burdett. The winners on the evening were Half-a-Chance with an impressive score of 116 points from a total of 160.

Thank you to everybody who attended and all the helpers on the evening. The money raised for the cause was over £1400!

View Event →
Paris Marathon
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

Paris Marathon

Mark Hopkins worked with Diana at Leeds University in the laboratory running customer trials looking at the impact of various food and drink products.

They worked extremely well together and unsurprisingly drank a lot of tea during the trials!

Diana would have been very specific about her “brewing” requirements and suspect Mark would be well briefed!

Mark is running the Paris Marathon and raising money for the Foundation and CureCJD.

As he says himself there was no kinder person than Diana, she is still very much missed by all at Leeds University and they are determined to do all they can to help find a cure.

To donate please visit www.justgiving.com/Mark-Hopkins22

image1.jpeg
FA0FDF96-D586-4908-9222-2D4778AEEC88.jpeg
3737A1D7-1055-441C-9B09-2589865BCEC2.jpeg
View Event →
Burns Night
Jan
26
7:30 PM19:30

Burns Night

Another successful evening was held celebrating the life and times of Robbie Burns.

Over 100 people enjoyed a traditional Scottish feast of Soup followed by Haggis, Neeps, Tatties and the classic desert of Cranachan. The Haggis was piped into the room by Charlie Symms.

The immortal memory and the customary lads and lassies toasts were well received. The evening was rounded off with a Ceilidh.

Thank you to everybody who attended - we raised over £2000 for the Foundation and the 1st Finchampstead Scouts. A fantastic amount!

View Event →
Quiz Night with Fish and Chip Supper
Oct
13
7:30 PM19:30

Quiz Night with Fish and Chip Supper

Another excellent Quiz Night, the 4th, which raised over £600 for the Foundation and CureCJD Campaign.

Thank you to everybody who attended - the event was really enjoyable and with 12 teams and over 75 people attending much fun was had!

The impressive winning score of 102 was achieved by “Les Quizerables” who won by a massive 10 points!

Massive thanks to Chris Burdett, quiz master extraordinary and all the team for the ongoing hard-work and dedication that made the evening such a success.

IMG_2761.JPG
View Event →
Cycle Challenge Wokingham -  Viry-Châtillon
Jun
21
to Jun 24

Cycle Challenge Wokingham - Viry-Châtillon

The Finchampstead Cruisers Cycling Club completed their epic challenge cycling from Wokingham to Viry Chatillon in just three days!

11 Cyclists ably supported by 2 long-suffering support crew were given a terrific send off by the Mayor and other supporters as they set off from Wokingham Town Centre.

Day 1 saw the team ride 70 miles heading south visiting beautiful English towns before catching the overnight ferry to Le Havre.

Day 2 and the cyclists were a little apprehensive leaving Le Havre as the weather was warm and the terrain undulating! However "good speed" was achieved despite a 13 mile diversion due to a river ferry being out of service!

After a good nights sleep the the final day of the challenge was tackled with the same enthusiasm and motivation as the previous two days despite the obvious tired legs and general soreness!

The team made excellent progress and arrived in Viry ahead of schedule. It was a wonderful reception from the Mayor and people of the Town - we were part of a  "fun day" which was taking place around the beautiful lake.

We were also invited to an "official" reception where gifts were exchanged between the two towns. The Viry Mayor was extremely generous in his praise of the challenge and presented official medals to two of the team!

It was a wonderful event and to-date nearly £3000 has been raised for the Foundation and the Link Visiting Scheme. 

20240978-8877-4879-bd75-3515d034dbbe.JPG


 

 

View Event →
Swimming The English Channel
Jun
20
to Jun 28

Swimming The English Channel

 Vikki swims the English Channel!

We are delighted to announce that in June 2018, Vikki Wright swum The English Channel to raise funds for our Foundation!

Vikki Wright has told of the "surreal" moment she reached a French beach after succeeding in a bid to swim across the English Channel.

She crossed from England to France as night was starting to fall as she made it ashore to the loud cheers of about 10 French people.

“After 15 hours and 17 minutes, I had made it to France,” she said. “It was surreal and I felt like I was in a dream-like state. Then survival kicks in and all you want to do is get warm and fed.”

She said conditions were good, and she seemed to be progressing well until it appeared the tide would turn earlier than expected and suddenly the tone of her support team changed as they asked her to "dig deep" and sprint to get out of a shipping lane.

“For the first time I started to doubt I would make it to France and the thought of failure was terrifying,” she said.

“If I could not make it to calmer waters by the time the tide turned, I would be swept eastwards. If I ended up near the ferry traffic, by Calais, the Coastguard would abort my swim.”

She said she surprised herself with what she had "left in the tank" as she did exactly as she was told and swam as hard as she could for the next two hours and managed to get to more sheltered water.

But she was tired and although she could see France, it "never seemed to get any closer".

She thanked her support team and everyone who had followed the swim, saying messages relayed to her had inspired her to go on when it was really tough. “Swimming the channel not only felt like a big achievement it also felt like a great privilege.”

www.justgiving.com/fundraising/vikki-wright2018

vikki channel swim .jpg
Vicki Channel swim.jpg
View Event →
Golf Day
May
11
12:00 AM00:00

Golf Day

A massive “thank you” to everybody who took part in the first DCF Golf Day at the splendid East Berkshire Golf Club.

We had 13 teams comprising of 50 golfers who putted , drove and chipped in aid of the Foundation.

The day consisted of putting competition, nearest the pin and team tournament.

After the golf, bar refreshments were very much welcomed and a tasty carvery meal was served.

Winners of the event were the “Hartley Hackers” who scored 105 points! Two teams were joint second place just a few points behind.

The event raised over £1500 which is an fantastic amount. It will greatly help the ongoing objective of the Foundation.

Again thank you to everybody who main the event such a success.

golf3.JPG
golf4.JPG
golf5.JPG
View Event →
Quiz Night
Apr
21
7:30 PM19:30

Quiz Night

Our third quiz evening raising funds for The Cure CJD Campaign 

Another excellent Quiz Night raising £1100 for the Foundation and CureCJD Campaign with over 100 attending.

The impressive winning score of 91 out of 120 was achieved by "7 No Trumps" with the Red Hot Chilli Quizzers close in second.

Massive thanks to Chris Burdett, Chris Collins, Janet, Steve from the Frog and Wicket and all the team for the ongoing hard-work that made the evening such a success.

dcf quiz 5.jpg
dcf quiz 7.jpg

 

  

View Event →
Curry Evening
Mar
12
7:30 PM19:30

Curry Evening

Thank you to everybody who attended the latest DCF Curry Night - wonderful food, great company and over £370 raised for the Charity!

Special thanks to Lukas Sehringer for his amazing raffle ticket sales to the whole restaurant!

curry night 3.jpg
curry night 4.jpg
View Event →
Burns Night
Jan
27
7:30 PM19:30

Burns Night

FH_0417_BurnsNightWeb-1000x435.jpg

Our latest fundraiser was a fantastic Burns Night Supper. Much fun was had celebrating the life and poetry of Robbie Burns! A traditional haggis meal was served followed by speeches and Scottish dancing.

Huge thanks to Dave Judge and the team for organising this fabulous event which raised over £2000!

Special thanks to Finchampstead Scouts for their support and help.

dave and piper.JPG
John and Piper.JPG
Burns night.JPG
View Event →
Quiz Night with Fish and Chip Supper
Nov
11
7:30 PM19:30

Quiz Night with Fish and Chip Supper

File 13-11-2017, 10 22 09.jpeg

A fantastic evening with 14 teams and over 100 people taking part in the 2nd DCF Quiz.

Chris Burdett was once again the Quiz Master Extraordinaire and set a wide-ranging fair test with topics from Geography, Food and Drink, Music and of course Sport!

A Bar and Fish and Chip supper all helped fuel the grey matter and certainly contributed to the high scoring with the top 5 teams separated by just 8 points!

Congratulations to “One Night Stand” who won the competition by just 1 point from  “The Barbarians” with “Spawn of the Frog” in third place. The winners received Chocolate and Fizz!

A massive “thanks” to everybody who attended and made the event extremely enjoyable and successful.

Together we raised £1145 for the Foundation! A wonderful amount!

Jan quiz.jpg
general quiz.jpg
Win team quiz.jpg
Chris and Dave quiz.jpg
smiling lady quiz.jpg
andrea quiz.jpg
John and happy guy quiz.jpg
IMG-8297.jpg
View Event →
Cake Sale at Leeds University
Sep
13
9:00 AM09:00

Cake Sale at Leeds University

Fiona's cake sale .jpg

A cake sale was held at the start of the new term in the department Diana worked in at Leeds University;  the institute of Psychological Sciences. This was to  mark the first anniversary since she passed. Diana was a prolific baker so what a fitting way to begin the new term. 

Thank you to her very good friend and long-standing work colleague Fiona for organising the event. They raised £105!

View Event →
Sponsored Walk Around Scammonden
Sep
9
8:30 AM08:30

Sponsored Walk Around Scammonden

FullSizeRender (63).jpg

Diana's very dear friend Catherine walked 10 miles with close family to raise money for the Foundation. Scammonden was a very special place for Diana and her close friends so this was more than a sponsored walk; one year since we lost Diana, it was a walk full of wonderful memories too. 

Congratulations and thanks to Catherine for raising £370.00! Brilliant effort. 

To support Catherine, please do donate on her JustGiving page.  

View Event →
180 Mile Dutch Bike Ride
Jun
22
to Jun 25

180 Mile Dutch Bike Ride

  • IJsselmeer Netherlands (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

180 Mile Dutch Bike Ride

****£6000 RAISED!!****

A group of 15 friends will be riding round the Ijsselmeer, Holland's inland sea, over two days, to raise money for the Diana Camidge Foundation. 

This is a huge challenge, as the group will be cycling 90 miles each day in potentially very windy conditions! They'd really appreciate your support, whether it's homemade flapjack, words of encouragement or a little (or large!) donation. 

621.jpg
View Event →
Burns Night
Jan
21
7:30 PM19:30

Burns Night

Over 100 people joined us to celebrate the legend that is Robbie Burns and to raise monies for the Foundation and 1st Finchampstead Scouts.

The guests were treated to a wonderful traditional Scottish meal of Haggies, Neaps and Tatties washed down with the finest wines.

Traditional Scottish dancing followed with differing levels of expertise! A good night was enjoyed by all and the event raised £1378 for the Foundation.

View Event →