Marathon des Sables 2010 In aid of Facing Africa / NOMA 'the great adventure!'

The North Weir Trust was set up by two local residents who after several years of living a small town in such a beautiful location among warm and friendly people decided they would like to give something in return to Hay-on-Wye. Over the years they have been asked to sponser individuals undertaking various worthwhile activities such as voluntary work overseas, and many educational projects.
North Weir Trust
North Weir Trust

With the valuable help of their solicitor and the advice of the Charity Commission The Nort Weir Trust was set up in 1996 with six trustees and an initial fund of £5000.

The Trust was formed to provide grants for persons wishing to undertake special educational projects at home or abroad and is for the benefit of people living within 10 miles of Hay Town Clock.

For more information on The Trust please look at their web site
or write direct to
The North Weir Charitable Trust
PO Box 16 Hay-on-Wye Hereford HR35YL

We shall be holding fundraising activities over the next two years to raise money for both these charities. All events will appear on the events page, with details of how to get involved. We look forward to a fullfilling couple of of years with plenty of training....culminating in the 'Marathon Des Sables'.

North Weir Trust

Download a sponsorship form here
Macmillan cancer support

Macmillons Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. They provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and campaign for better cancer care.

Here is a description from Macmillans of the work they do. To find out more go to their website

'There are tree times as many people in Britain living with cancer than there were 30 years ago. In fact over a million people have had a cancer diagnosis, and one in three of us will be diagnosed at some point in our lives.

With improvements in screening, diagnosis and treatment, more and more people are being diagnosed earlier and living with cancer for longer. They're often spending less time in hospital and more time at home. Cancer is becoming a part of more and more people's daily lives.

When you have cancer, it has an impact on every aspect of your life - from your emotions to your finances. And as you learn to cope with the shock and distress of diagnosis and the changes cancer can bring, you need a range of support - and so do their family and friends. That's where Macmillan comes in.

People affected by cancer have told us they need help living their lives, today. The concerns people have are not just medical, they're practical, emotional and financial. How will I get to my hospital appointment? Who will walk the dog? How will I pay the bills when I have to take time off work? Who will listen and understand? Who will help improve the situation - for me and others like me?

We are here to help with all these things. We are Macmillan Cancer Support.'
Cancer affects us all Macmillans can help.
Click below to give to Macmillans online

Sponsors and Links
Thank you to everyone who has sponsored us and made this trip possible. Also thanks to all those who have supported our events.
Jo and Annie
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