Clapham Coffee Morning for NA
Marietta Krikhaar hosted her second charity coffee morning for NA in April. Her dining room filled quickly on the Saturday morning in Clapham with friends, neighbours and former neighbours who wished to revisit the area and catch up with friends.
Alex and Ginger Irvine were questioned about the development of the charity and the progress of research into NA. Many were interested to hear about events since the previous coffee morning. As before Marietta baked a wide variety of cakes and biscuits for consumption as well as serving tea and coffee. She raised £400. Our thanks for her continued support!
Parry family support NA at Welsh craft fayre
Gill Parry wrote recently about another craft fayre where she and Gordon sold items for our charity.
“The tiny village of Cilcain is away out in the Welsh countryside but every Saturday afternoon a different charity uses the village hall to raise funds for a charity of their choice so villagers, walkers and cyclists turn up for tea, coffee and home made cakes.” They had a good afternoon and received just under £400 towards NA research. Many thanks again to Gordon and Gill for their indefatigable efforts in aid of our cause!
10-year-old Cooper Williford in Rare Disease Day McLeod's Fundraiser
A presentation by Joy Williford at the Dresden meeting (see photo carousel below) brought us news of a unique form of fundraising by her grandson Cooper, age 10, who initiated a fundraiser at his school to raise awareness of Rare Disease Day, with funds specifically going to research on McLeod’s, a Neuroacanthocytosis syndrome which his great uncle Eric suffered from. Eric sadly passed away in January of this year.
The fabulous sum of $2,298.75 was raised through the school and $1,600 was donated by Sherry Williford in memory of Eric. We are so grateful to Cooper for this wonderful initiative in Eric's memory: his generous donation will directly support our fight against NA diseases.
Marietta Krikhaar hosted her second charity coffee morning for NA