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17 Sep 2018

2017-18 Cheque Presentations


Thanks to Steve Jeffs for writing this article.

Dallam is a small and sociable running club with around 80 senior (over 18) and 30 junior members that operates in the South Lakeland and North Lancashire area. We meet every Wednesday for a social club run and to plan for the more adventurous week end races and events. Our Wednesday runs throughout the year are mainly on the trails and lower fells (with the option of a faster road run during the winter months). The club is extremely active and we have members involved in fell races all over Britain, many completions of challenge events such as Bob Graham Rounds, Lakeland 50/100, Old Counties tops race, 3peaks etc.
One of the clubs more unusual roles is to ensure we “give back” to the local community as much as possible. To this end most of the income from our local races (Arnside Knott and  20 Barriers) and other money raising activities is given as charitable donations to local good causes. We recently gave a donation of £1000 each to the North West Air Ambulance and the Fix the Fells organisations. 

On the 15th August after a particularly wet but enjoyable run around the Barbon Fells a presentation was made to NWAA and club members were able to hear first-hand about the remarkable work that this essential charity does year after year. Our £1000 donation is not nearly enough to keep the helicopters flying, but as they said…….” every little counts”.

Dallam Club Treasurer Steve Jeffs with NWWA supporters
Dallam runners presenting cheque for £1000 to NWWA at the Barbon Inn

A couple of weeks later it was…. “same old, same old” when Dallam runners met for a very relaxed run around The Helm. After a great 6 mile run we retired to the Station Inn, Oxenholme to present a cheque to Joanne from Fix the Fells. As most members regularly run in our beautiful lake district fells this donation is seen as akin to - mending the sports hall roof!
Presentation to Fix the Fells

This year 2018-19 we are donating to Manna House  Kendal along with NWAA again.

If anyone is looking to start or indeed progress their running, then Dallam Running Club is a very friendly and knowledgeable local club. We have regular planned “easy runs” every Wednesday for seniors and Junior training on a Monday evening based at Tristrams in Heversham (with a senior run out too).We compete in road, trail and fell races and enter teams into the Fell and Hill relay championships, Hodgson Brothers relay, High Peak Marathon, Lakeland 50/100 etc.

For more information about the club go online and view our website gorunningwithdallam.blogspot.com

or contact our secretary  Dave Shinn  ph 01524 734035 
                                                            email david.g.shinn@gmail.com

18 May 2018

Charity Donations and Fundraising

Steve Jeffs is arranging to make the £1,000 donations to each of last year's chosen charities, Air Ambulance and Fix the Fells.We are not yet sure if this will involve any presentations.

As agreed at the AGM this year's charities are Air Ambulance and Manna House Kendal.
So members really need to start planning some fund raising events that can take place over the summer months and into the autumn/winter please. Past events have included orienteering evenings, BBQs/Jacob's Joins but it would be good if you could come up with some fresh ideas as well please (and then carry them out with the support of your club mates).
In June, Dave and Lorna Hewitt will be drawing up the Wednesday evening runs list for July/August/September ,so perhaps one or two of you who are leading runs could come up with a money raising element that could be included please.

10 Feb 2017

Fix the Fells

Here's some of us at the Friends of the Lake District tree planting day in High Borrowdale on Wednesday.
http://www.lakelandradio.co.uk/news/local-news/fifty-volunteers-take-part-in-tree-planting-event/
and the bay radio press release ,one of a number about our money raising efforts for Fix the Fells.

Ray Goodfellow club member, Dave Shinn club secretary, Debbie Copley club coach, John Hodgson club coach, Greg Tagney club member and Paul Sewell club treasurer – presenting the donation to Joanne Backshall, Fix the Fells Programme Manager.

Running Club Raises £1,000 For Fix The Fells

Friday, February 10th, 2017 5:50pm

"A group of runners who use the Lake District fells have raised £1,000 for the Fix The Fells project.
The Dallam Running Club has donated the money to the scheme which repairs and maintains upland paths.
Over the last 10 years the Fix the Fells project has brought significant improvements to more than 200 footpaths.
Joanne Backshall, Fix the Fells Programme Manager, said: “We are delighted to receive this substantial donation from Dallam Running Club and we are very grateful to them for their support. It is great that they can utilise the beautiful Lakeland fells on their doorstop for their hobby, whilst recognising the impact they may have on that landscape.“
Paul Sewell, Treasurer of Dallam Running Club, said: “We enjoy running in the Lake District and are keen to give something back to help maintain the paths and fells we use. Our members contribute through an evening run across Morecambe Bay as well as through their entry fees to two other racing events which the Club organises.”
The two races concerned are The 20 Barriers Race in early July based at Carnforth High School, and The Arnside Knott Race at Holgates Caravan Site with the support of The National Trust in mid November."
Alsohttp://www.cumbriacrack.com/2017/02/10/responsible-runners-help-protect-lake-district-paths/ 
http://www.fixthefells.co.uk/latest-news/dallam-running-club-support-fix/

Well done everyone!

14 Apr 2016

Charities that we are supporting in 2016

Our past chosen charities have included the Alzheimers and Multiple Sclerosis Societies.At the AGM on 16th March 2016 it was decided that we will support two causes this year ,Motor Neurone Disease and Fix the Fells.Website links below.
http://www.mndassociation.org/
http://www.fixthefells.co.uk/

Further details about our money raising events this year will appear here and elsewhere on the club website.

13 Apr 2016

Cheque presentation to Alzheimers

Sausage Sizzle night on Wednesday - a £2000 cheque for money raised by the club in 2015 was presented to Sue Swire ,Community Fundraiser for Alzheimers ,Cumbria and Lancashire.
Link to all of John Leech's photos of the evening here

12 Apr 2015

Presentation to Alzheimer's our 2014 chosen charity

Jarv at the Sausage Sizzle on 1st April presenting a cheque from Dallam Running Club to Paula of the Alzheimer's Society for £1500 raised by the club through various events over the past year. Paula was very thankful to our club and told us about how the society uses donations to make a difference to local families.



We're continuing to raise money for Alzheimer's in 2015.See left hand sidebar for details of events.

Photo credit http://johnleechstudio.smugmug.com/

5 Apr 2014

Alzheimers our 2015 chosen charity

2015 update.
At the AGM it was decided to continue to support the Alzeimers Society as our chosen charity in 2015.
You'll find more information in the left hand side bar on the homepage.

2014
This year Dallam Running Club will be supporting the Alzheimers Society Lakes Area with donations from our race income and other fundraising events.
We still need members to come forward with offers to organise events please.

Races and events planned so far:

Dallam Orienteering Night at Silverdale Wednesday 7th May, 6:30pm register, for 7pm Start. At Silver Saplings Guide Camp Field, (adjacent to Eaves Wood National Trust Car Park), Park Road, Silverdale.

The Dallam Dash 10k date tba. Possible reverting to an weekday evening?

Cross Bay Run date tba to fit with the tides.

The 20 Barriers Race is on 1st July.

The Arnside Knott Races are on 16th November.Junior races from 11.15 enter on the day.
Senior race at 12.15.Limit of 150 runners so please pre-enter to guarantee your place.Closing date is 10th November.

Contacts are Dave Shinn 01524 734035 and Paul Sewell 01524 823794

3 May 2013

Dallam raise £3,600 for the MS Society

We've received a thank you letter from the MS Society for the money raised for them last year as our chosen charity.
A big team effort which included other substantial individual sponsorships and donations from members. 

The cheque for £3,600 was handed over by Stuart at the Castle Inn,Kendal after a Wednesday evening run.
More leechypics photos of the presentation.

PS Apologies for the late publication of this article.
Don't forget that our fund raising events this year so far include our three races plus Dallam Superstars on Sunday 26th May and the cross bay run on Wednesday 10th July.
If any of you can organise some other fund raising events please let me (Dave Shinn) or Paul Sewell know.Thanks

6 Feb 2013

From the 2013 AGM

Approx £1500 was raised for MS Society from our various events and races in 2012. There were also other substantial individual sponsorships and donations in addition to this.

Members decided to continue supporting the MS Society during 2013. Also agreed to give a one off donation to local Mountain Rescue. Actual amounts to be determined at the next AGM.

18 Jan 2012

Our Chosen Charities in 2011 and 2012

This 2011 initiative proved successful ,not only in terms of raising over £1000 for St John's Hospice Lancaster but by also adding to the club's activities eg a cross bay run ,orienteering evening, and a clay pigeon shoot.

The club's 2012 chosen charity is the Multiple Sclerosis Society .Mick Pearcy is this year's charity coordinator .
Please come forward with your money raising ideas and offers to organise events for 2012.
Contact Mick on 01524 736148
or email david.g.shinn@gmail.com