Club ral­lies to sup­port teen hit by a stroke

Mem­bers raise £1,000 and aware­ness for char­i­ties

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

A RUIS­LIP cou­ple who lost their cam­era af­ter their ruby wed­ding an­niver­sary are plead­ing for its safe re­turn.

An­gela and Ron­ald Pear­son are des­per­ate to re­trieve the pho­to­graphs from their happy day as it was the first time their whole fam­ily had got to­gether in 11 years.

They have called the taxi com­pany and checked at the venue where they held their party, but have so far come up empty- handed. Mrs Pear­son, 62, of Green Walk, Ruis­lip, said all she and her hus­band re­ally wanted was the Nikon Coolpix cam­era’s mem­ory card, con­tain­ing the pic­tures.

She said: “It would mean ev­ery­thing be­cause that’s all we’ve got.

“To any­body else they mean noth­ing, but they are so im­por­tant to me.”

The cou­ple cel­e­brated the 40th an­niver­sary of their 1975 wed­ding with fam­ily and friends at Ruis­lip Con­ser­va­tive Club, in Ick­en­ham Road, on Satur­day, March 14.

It was the first time Mrs Pear­son had seen her step­daugh­ter Val, who lives in North­ern Ire­land, since her other step­daugh­ter, An­gela – Mr Pear­son’s daugh­ter – died of liver fail­ure in 2004, aged 39.

It was also the first time Mrs Pear­son’s 93-year-old mother, Joyce, who has can­cer, had left the house A lov­ing mum of Tina and Deb­bie. For­merly of 107 Har­ling­ton Road. Sadly passed away on 21st March 2015. Fu­neral ser­vice to be held at Break­s­pear cre­ma­to­rium on Tues­day 7th April at 2pm. Fam­ily flow­ers only. Dona­tions to Alzheimer's Re­search UK. En­quires to: A V Smith and Sons

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Mrs Pear­son said: “No­body else took any pic­tures so the fact that the whole fam­ily got to­gether – the kids, the grand­kids and my mother – makes it so im­por­tant. I was so up­set when I re­alised.

“Even if we can’t get the cam­era back, all we re­ally want is the sim card, and there will be a re­ward.”

Any­one who can help should email r.j.pear­son@ bt­in­ter­ STAFF at a Hayes foot­ball club raised £1,000 for teenage stroke vic­tims at a char­ity night held in hon­our of a for­mer player.

As­pir­ing foot­baller Jac Rush, 17, had been on track to turn pro­fes­sional when he suf­fered a stroke in De­cem­ber last year.

He is now man­ag­ing to speak a few words but has been told he may never play foot­ball again.

Zoe Her­bert, who or­gan­ised the char­ity night at AFC Hayes, said: “For some­one whose life has been cen­tred around foot­ball, you can imag­ine the heartache he WIN­NERS of a cre­ative arts com­pe­ti­tion in­spired by a First World War ex­hi­bi­tion have been an­nounced.

Rob Adam won the adult cat­e­gory of the com­pe­ti­tion based on the Home Fires and For­eign Fields ex­hi­bi­tion at Uxbridge Li­brary for his paint­ing Youth­ful har­vest.

Skye Gre­gory, won the Key Stage Two short story cat­e­gory with her story called The Tun­nel.

En­tries cov­ered a range of First World War-re­lated sub­jects, in­clud­ing the ef­fects of shell shock and life for sol­diers on the front line.

Some of the en­tries also had lo­cal links, re­fer­ring to army re­cruit­ment in Uxbridge and the Aus­tralian and New Zealand Army Corps (AN­ZAC) hos­pi­tal at Hare­field.

Af­ter­wards Mr Adam said: “Both my grand­fa­thers were and his fam­ily felt. But we are grate­ful be­cause he is alive and is still here.”

The club, in King­shill Av­enue, Hayes, held its fundraiser on Fri­day, March 20 to raise aware­ness of teenage stroke vic­tims and to gen­er­ate money for the Jac Rush Foun­da­tion and the Stroke As­so­ci­a­tion.

The evening fea­tured a raf­fle, an auc­tion, food and tele­vised horse rac­ing.

Ms Her­bert, who works at the club as bar su­per­vi­sor and so­cial sec­re­tary, said: “The night was a great suc­cess and I can­not thank peo­ple enough for com­ing and sup­port­ing Jac and his fam­ily and rais­ing so much money for both Jac and the stroke as­so­ci­a­tion.” sur­vivors of World War One, and my fa­ther was a squadron leader in World War Two, so I con­sider my­self to be one of the priv­i­leged peo­ple they fought for.

“The Home Fires and For­eign Fields com­pe­ti­tion

An­gela and Ron­ald Per­son, who mar­ried on March 15, 1975, at Ruis­lip Methodist Church, are des­per­ate to re­trieve pho­to­graphs from the ruby wed­ding an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions af­ter los­ing their cam­era

Jac Rush with sup­port­ers of Hayes Foot­ball Club who held a Char­ity Race Night to sup­port him af­ter he suf­fered a stroke was an op­por­tu­nity to try and paint some­thing vis­ually ac­cept­able about an event that was so bru­tal.”

All po­etry and short story win­ners were awarded Wa­ter­stones vouch­ers and art cat­e­gory win­ners re­ceived vouch­ers for A. Boville Wright art shop in Uxbridge.

The win­ning en­tries and run­ners-up are on dis­play in the Lo­cal Stud­ies, Ar­chives and Mu­seum sec­tion of Uxbridge Li­brary un­til the end of May.

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