Club rallies to support teen hit by a stroke
Members raise £1,000 and awareness for charities
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.
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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@ btinternet.com. 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.