Since the start of virus situation 18 months ago I had seen a lady everyday walking between the villages of Histon and Cottenham on my journey in to work.
So what you may say but this lady had been collecting the litter that had been thrown in to hedgerows, footpaths etc
I had seen the ever increasing amount of litter the lady had been picking up on a daily basis come rain, sun or snow.
I became so impressed by what an amazing job that she had done over an 18 month period that I felt that she deserved a small thank you.
So I made the decision to stop on the way to work last week and offer a small gift to the lady for the outstanding work she had done over a prolonged period.
I stopped and spoke to the lady who I now know as Kathleen and said that CCFR had a small gift of a couple of boxes of chocolates for the outstanding work she had done in keeping the country side so clean and tidy it was so nice to be able to offer a small gift for somebody who cared about her community and put a smile on her face.
Outstanding work Kathleen
Ian Darler B.E.M
We finally made a small presentation of £500 to the The Malcolm Whales Foundation yesterday which was raised by Cambridge Charity Fund Raisers fishing series.
Fund raising has been very difficult during the pandemic so we are really pleased to have raised £500 for such an outstandingly good cause.
We would like to thank James & Clair German along with Alex Bates at Rookery Waters for all their support with our events and the anglers who raised sponsorship money during such challenging times.
Photo attached .
Back row L to R Dudley Seal , Alan Giddens , CCFR anglers
Front row L to R Tim cooper CCFR James German tmwf Mike Lynch CCFR
Help Kallan by going to Fundraiser via the link https://tinyurl.com/s6b5s3my
Hi! My name is Kallan, I am 19 and I was born in Cambridge! Aged two weeks I was left on a doorstep. My cousins stepped in and I lived with them until I was 11 years old, when social services had to step in and removed me from their care protecting me from further emotional and physical abuse which had been a regular occurrence. I was then placed into 17 different homes.
During this time I found the my love and passion for acting was born. Being able to create an imaginary world and escape my reality at that time gave me a way through. It allowed me moments of great happiness from age four and has remained this way. I never let go of my dream of one day being a professional actor. Against the odds I am still fighting for this dream! Ive never let go of it.
I am proud to tell you that I have have been accepted into THREE of THE World renowned Acting schools in the USA. 1) The New York Film Academy, (2) American Musical And Dramatic Academy, both of which have currently offered me a scholarship to attend and (3) The American Academy Of Dramatic Arts where the likes of Anne Hathaway, Danny DeVito and Paul Rudd has attended. I could not be more pleased.
I have decided to go with The American Academy of Dramatic Arts which has been my dream for many years. However, unfortunately I have come to an financial barrier on my path. This is due to being an international student studyingin the USA; and I do not have parents or family to offer any support. I have tried to save every penny that I could in hope that it can embrace the opportunity of studying in America to become a professional actor. Sadly, despite my best efforts I haven’t been able to save enough saved yet, which breaks my heart.
I am here to politely call on you in hope that you could be part of making an ordinary guy, with a big dream come true, and to be part of the next steps of this adventure. It is such an amazing opportunity and would fulfil the biggest dream; a dream that has kept me going for many years. I have added my audition videos, the acceptance letters and some photos below for you to see so you can see who you are investing in and to get a better understanding of who I am.
I am a highly focused and determined young man who throughout his life has never let go of his dreams of becoming an actor despite having been laughed at when I tell people what my goal is. I have been told very nasty things when opening up to people about what I want to do. People will say things like “that’s not a proper career” “don’t make me laugh!” “You won’t get anywhere” and despite all of that I have pushed myself through it all and I have now become one step closer to achieving this goal. You would be investing into the right sort of person for the industry because of the mindset I have. I understand that I will receive a lot of no’s and I will get a lot of rejection but that will only encourage me more; motivating me because I know they chose me to audition for a reason and I will use my rejection to learn from those who were successful in their auditions. Acting is my life and I would never give it up because it gets too hard. I know the risk that others say I would be taking but to me it isn’t a risk. It is my life. If every aspiring actor never gave up because things got tough then they would have made it. That is the difference between the thousands of aspiring actors and me. I will never give up and I will use every moment as an opportunity to develop myself, my skills and to learn from others around me even if it is in failure. No one can ever take that courage away from me.
THANK YOU for taking the time to read my post and I hope that you can become part of making my dream into a reality, and part of my journey. This dream means more to me than words will ever show and I hope you all stick around to see the outcome of this amazing journey!
Life's a Pitch book by Ian Darler ---- Ian Darler, Head Groundsman at Cambridge United’s Abbey Stadium for 40 years, looks back on an eventful career in his autobiography, Life’s a Pitch: The Groundsman’s Tale From an apprenticeship that kindled his love affair with the turf to welcoming the world’s biggest football club to his stadium.
But Ian also talks bravely about the life-threatening incident that plunged him into a very dark place, and sheds light on the reasons why he works tirelessly to raise money for good causes.
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CCFR are pleased to be able to continue their support with Tom’s Trust.
Back in 2016 Ruby Darler wrote her first book Flash’s New Glasses when she was 7 years of age and was supported by her cousin Yasmin Aldrich who produced the artwork within the book.
The book has raised several thousand pounds for Tom’s Trust over the years and a new supply of books have been delivered to Debs Whiteley at the trust
Break for Christmas CCFR & CUFC
Cambridge Charity Fundraisers are a voluntary organisation, raising money for local charities through fishing tournaments, donations, sponsorship and events.