Saturday, 10 June 2017

2017 Charity Golf Day Was a Record Event

The Independent Fundraisers Annual Charity Golf Day was held at Ombersley Golf Club on Thursday 8th June. This was the final event in the May/June fundraising campaign on behalf of West Mercia Search & Rescue. The final donation total to be presented mid June is £3,300.

Fourteen teams fought a keen challenge on a day of mixed weather conditions. Prizes were awarded for Winning Team, Runners Up, Best Individual, Yellow Ball Competition, Longest Putt, Nearest the Pin and Longest Drive.

This year all team members could participate in a Free Prize Draw for a luxury hamper and golf balls as second prize. The obligatory raffle saw a number of luxury prizes awarded on the day collectively worth in excess of £900 and donated by local businesses and friends.

The Main Sponsor for the day was Bristol Street Motors Ford - Worcester & Redditch. The Iguana Group also sponsored the Nearest the Pin and Longest Drive Competitions and Tesco, St Peters, Worcester sponsored the prizes for the Yellow Ball Competition.



Charity On Line Auction raised £150

The auction of a signed football donated by Manchester United Foundation came to a close on 31st May at 9.00pm. The winning bid was £150 from a dedicated MUFC fan.

The item of memorabilia was secured by a request made to Manchester United Foundation. The ball contains the signatures of the 2016/17 squad and comes complete with a team photo with references as to who the signatures belong to. The ball has a hologram with sequential ID number that matches the signed Certificate of Authenticity. The auction was decided on as the item was too good to be a raffle prize.
West Mercia Search & Rescue will be the recipients of the funds raised within the donation to be made mid June as a result of the May/June Fundraising Campaign.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Bucket Collection at Asda Worcester a Great Success

Independent Fundraisers collected a massive £761 in their bucket collection over the weekend on behalf of West Mercia Search & Rescue.

This is the start of a month long fundraising campaign for these everyday heroes who deserve every pound we can raise.

WMSAR fully supported our efforts by sending along two of their members fully suited and booted. The guys braved a really hot spell in their suits but they attracted a lot of attention.

Our next event will be the results of the Charity Auction for the signed football donated by Manchester United and then the Annual Charity Golf Day on 8th June at Ombersley Golf Club.

Nick James-Williams (WMSAR) with
Neil & Kath
Dean Andrews (WMSAR)
with Mike & Amanda

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Fundraising Campaign for West Mercia Search & Rescue starts this weekend

Independent Fundraisers will commence their fundraising campaign for West Mercia Search & Rescue this weekend with a bucket collection at Asda Worcester.

The Group will be collecting in the Counting House Entrance on Saturday 27th May from 10am to 4pm and Sunday 28th May from 11am to 4pm.


This event will be followed by our Flagship Charity Golf Day on Thursday 8th June 2017 at Ombersley Golf Club. 14 teams will compete for a range of prizes and then enjoy a two course supper. Raffle prizes to the value of £900 have been donated by local businesses and friends of Independent Fundraisers. We have also been blessed with the donation of a signed football from Manchester United Foundation that is currently up for silent auction. Bids close on 31st May at 9pm.
Main sponsors for this event are Bristol Street Motors Ford, Worcester & Redditch with two of the competitions also sponsored by The Iguana Group.

Saturday, 8 April 2017

The Team Have a Night Out

Independent Fundraisers enjoy great Nepalese Food at Cromwells Worcester.

The Group enjoy social occasions on at least a monthly basis between active fundraising for local charities. Socials help the members bond and are a way of involving family members and friends.

We enjoy regular quiz nights at The Blue Bell on the last Thursday of each month. Our next Social will be Sunday Lunch at the Dewdrop in June.


Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Generous Donation of Arsenal Memorabilia for Auction

We have received a limited edition of Arsenal Memorabilia for Auction to raise funds for West Mercia Search & Rescue.

The item is a montage of Postal Cover for lead up to UEFA Champions League Final between Arsenal & Barcelona 2006 in Paris, and additionally a photograph of Thierry Henry in the last strip at Highbury in 2006.

Both items are signed by Thierry Henry and the montage comes with a certificate of authenticity showing it is Number 9 of 500.

The auction is currently live and will run until Wednesday 31st May 2017 with last bids by 9pm. We have placed a reserve of £50 on the item and bids are invited by email in increments of £5 over this value. Winners will ne notified by 2nd June 2017.

Bids should be sent by email to giving name, telephone number and amount of bid.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Email Auction of Manchester United Signed Football

The Manchester United Foundation have kindly donated a signed football for auction to raise funds for West Mercia Search & Rescue.

The ball has been signed by the 2016 - 17 squad and is to be auctioned by email with the closing date of 31st May 2017. A £75 reserve has been applied.

Bids are invited by email on   in increments of £5.

A certificate of authentication will be provided to the winner.