Walk the Vale 2018
Thank you to everyone who came and supported the reorganised Walk the Vale event on Monday 7th May 2018. Just over 188 walkers chose to complete either the long or short route taking in some of the breathtaking views of the Heritage Coast. Our thanks go to Paula and all the staff at The Plough and Harrow, Monknash for their support, allowing us to take over their garden and providing complimetary tea, coffee, water and suncream! The final mileage is still being calculated and we raised just over £2000 for the foundation.
Clay Pigeon Shoot 2017
Friday 29th December once again saw shooters arrive to compete for the Ed Evans Memorial Trophy. Many Thanks to Phil Ash of Dragon Shooting and Brian Daniels for their continued support in organising this event and to Tina and Guy at The Horseshoe Inn, Marcross for hosting us after the event. This year there were two competitions running in parallel with Phil Ash winning the professional shoot and Peter Morris winning the farmers shoot.
Howie Evans presenting the professional shoot winner Phil Ash with his trophy
Peter Morris winner of the farmers shoot being presented with his trophy
Phil, Howie and Peter with the Ed Evans Memorial Trophy
Clay Pigeon Shoot 2015
Monday 28th December saw 66 shooters arrive to once again compete for the Ed Evans Memorial Trophy. A range of challenging traps were set with the wind once again adding the additional challenge. A good few hours of shooting were had with the top ten shooters competing for the trophy. Many Thanks to Phil Ash of Dragon Shooting for his continued support in running this event and of course to Tina and Guy at The Horseshoe Inn, Marcross for hosting us after the event and providing a much needed curry to all competitors.
Eurof Davies being presented with the winners trophy by Howie Evans
Winner of the John Sedgebeer Memorial Cup
Laura Thomas top female shooter of the day
Clay Pigeon Shoot 2013
Friday 27th December saw 52 shooters battle the wind and rain to once again compete for the Ed Evans Memorial Trophy. A range of challenging traps were set with the wind adding an extra challenge! A good few hours of shooting was followed by the top ten highest scorers taking part in a shoot off to decide on the winner.
The Ed Evans Trophy was eventually won by Luke Morgan with the runner up Nathan James receiving the John Sedgebeer Memorial Cup. Many Thanks to Brian Daniels for his help with organising and setting up the shoot and to Phil Ash of South & West Country Sports for his continued support of this event. Thank you to Tina and Guy of The Horseshoe Inn, Marcross who provided a much needed curry and a few pints. Many Thanks to everyone who came to shoot or spectate, we look forward to seeing you all again at the next shoot.
Luke Morgan being presented with The Ed Evans Memorial Trophy
by Ed's brother Howie.
Walk The Vale 2013
233 walkers braved the cold on Easter Monday to join our annual Walk the Vale event. Starting from The Plough and Harrow in Monknash walkers could choose a short 6 mile route or the longer 12 mile route taking them along the coast to Llantwit Major and back to Monknash. A total of 1668 miles were walked and these will now be added to the International Brain Tumour Alliance's World Walk Challenge to see how many times they can circle the earth. The money raised from this event will be used as part of our commitment to support the post of a development co-ordinator based in Wales to support patients and families affected by Brain Tumours. We would like to thank all of the team at The Plough and Harrow for their continued support.
The Plough & Harrow at sunset The last of our walkers Avril & Hywel with
Lorraine, Cath and Hil from the foundation celebrating their completion of
the 12 mile walk.
Clay Pigeon Shoot 2012
Sunday 30th December saw 50+ shooters compete for the Ed Evans Memorial Trophy despite the wet and windy weather. After a challenging day of shooting the trophy was won by Nathan James with Keith Bradshaw winning the John Sedgebeer Memorial Trophy as runner up. Many Thanks to The Plough and Harrow who provided a much needed curry and a few pints! Thank you to South & West Country Sports who continue to support this event every year. The Foundation would also like to thank all those who continue to support us and look forward to seeing you all again next year.
Runner Up Keith Bradshaw being presented with The John Sedgebeer Memorial Cup by Lorraine Jones of The Ed Evans Foundation.
Winner Nathan James being presented with The Ed Evans Memorial Trophy by Lorraine Jones.
Race Night @ The Bear Hotel
Friday 2nd November
A good time was had by all who supported the foundation at this event at the beginning of November. Thanks go to all those who sponsored the races, horse and jockey owners and of course those who placed many bets on each horse. We would also like to thank the staff at The Bear Hotel who worked extremely hard and produced a lovely buffet. The total raised is £2500 and there are photos to follow.
Walk the Vale 2012
Many Thanks to all those who braved the weather and took part in our walk on Easter Monday. Despite the wind and rain 70 brave walkers completed either the 12 mile or 6 mile walk along the coast, making a total of 582 miles for ‘Walk the World for Brain Tumour Awareness’. Many Thanks to Guy and Tina of The Horseshoe Inn, Marcross for hosting the tired and very wet walkers.
A final total of monies raised is£1200
Clay Pigeon Shoot 2011
Tuesday 27th December saw 54 shooters brave the cold to compete for The Ed Evans Memorial Trophy. After a good day of shooting the trophy was won by Phil Ash with The John Sedgebeer Memorial Cup being won by Steve Howells. Everyone finished the day with a few pints and a curry at The Horseshoe Inn, Marcross. Many Thanks to Guy and Tina for their continued support.
The Ed Evans Trophy being presented to Phil Ash by Hywel Evans
Steve Howells being presented with The John Sedgebeer Memorial Cup
Jonathan 'Wingnut' Lean and Hywel Evans
AC/DC Night @ The Star Inn, Wick
Friday 28th October
Thank you to all those who supported the foundation at this event. We are still awaiting a final total of money raised but the foundation would like to thank all those at The Star Inn, for their continued support.
Masked Ball and Auction
Saturday 2nd July 2011
Thank you to all those who attended our annual ball and auction on Saturday 2nd July at The Holland House Hotel, Cardiff. 230 people donned an array of colourful, imaginative and some rather interesting masks to our sixth ball. Mr John Morgan of Watts and Morgan, assisted by Lorraine Jones took on the role of auctioneer for the night, this was followed by a speech from Sue and the presentation to Brain Tumour UK and Cancer Research Wales each receiving £8000. Once the formalities were over guests danced the night away to Big Mac’s Wholly Soul Band. A total of £5000 was raised on the night. A great night was had by all
Sue & Hywel presenting a cheque to Liz Andrews of Cancer Research Wales
Cath presenting a cheque to Nikki Turner of Brain Tumour UK
NFU Golf Day
The annual NFU Mutual Insurance Charity golf day organised by David Harris and Julian Kelly was held at the Grove Golf Club, Porthcawl. More than 100 golfers of all abilities together with support from local businesses raised more than £4500 for the foundation. The winning team was NFU Southport. Many Thanks to all who took part.
Ed's mum Sue being presented with the cheque by David Harris
Walk the Vale 2011
Thank you to all those who took part in our walk on Sunday 1st May. The walk was one of the many taking place around the world to raise awareness of the plight of those with Brain Tumours. In total we walked 1062 miles which will go towards the total mileage for 'Walk the World for Brain Tumours'. The walk raised a total of £2050.50 which will be used to set up a support group for those with Brain Tumours and their families. Starting and finishing in Marcross, 200 walkers were able to explore the vale coastline, either completing the 6 or 12 mile walk. Thank you to Tina and Guy of Horseshoe Inn, Marcross who played host to the walkers and to 'Bad Crop' , a local band who entertained us throughout the afternoon and evening.If you have any photos from this event please email them to us.
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Clay Pigeon Shoot 2010
Tuesday 28th December saw 30 shooters take part in our annual clay pigeon shoot. A perfect clear day for shooting with no evidence of the previous few weeks weather. The 5 highest scores of the day took part in the final shootoff with Jonathan Morgan eventually winning The Ed Evans Memorial Trophy. Rob and Steve Howell competed in a final shoot off to determine who had the highest points score, with Rob Howell eventually winning the John Sedgebeer Memorial Cup. We all retired to the Plough and Harrow, Monknash where a well earned chilli was provided by Janine and Andy and a few celebratory pints were consumed! A good day was had by all.
Jonathan Morgan winner of The Ed Evans Memorial Trophy
with Hywel, Ed's brother
Rob Howell the days highest points scorer being presented with
The John Sedgebeer Memorial Cup
London Marathon 2010
Thank you to Jodie Cotton, James Chappell and Andrew Thomas for running the marathon on behalf of the foundation.
Casino Royale Night
Thank you to all who helped to make our 5th Ed Evans Foundation Ball a great success. A great time was had by all with many having a flutter on the casino tables. Cheques of £10,000 each were presented to Brain Tumour UK and Cancer Research Wales taking the foundations fundraising total to over £100,000.
Walk the Vale 2010
Thank you to all those who supported our 'Walk the World for Brain Tumours' event on Easter Monday. Starting and finishing at Nash Point, Marcross, walkers either undertook the short (6 miles) or long (13.9 miles after remeasuring!) walk taking them through some beautiful parts of the vale. Over 180 people helped us to walk 1520.2 miles, this mileage will now be added to the International Brain Tumour Alliance's 'Walk the World for Brain Tumours' grand total for 2010. The Foundation Committee would like to say Thank you, your participation, donations and sponsorship money will go towards vital research and support.
Photos coming soon.........
Clay Pigeon Shoot 2009
Thanks to all those who braved the welsh wind to take part and support our annual clay pigeon shoot on Sunday 27th December. 30 shooters competed for the Ed Evans Memorial Trophy which was eventually won through a final 'shoot off' by Jonathan 'Wingnut' Lean. The John Sedgebeer Memorial Cup was presented to Keith Bradshaw as highest overall points scorer. Following a bracing morning shooting we retired to The Horseshoe Inn, Marcross for a presentation of awards and a well earned chicken curry provided by Tina and Guy.
Hywel Evans presenting Keith Bradshaw with
the John Sedgebeer Memorial Cup for highest points scorer
Hywel Evans presenting Jonathan 'Wingnut' Lean with The
Ed Evans Memorial Trophy as winner of the final shoot off.
Walk the Pennine Way
Our thanks go to Ed and Mark, friends of Ed's who undertook the challenge of hiking the Pennnie Way in September. It took the boys 16 days and despite the hard slog they loved every minute of it. There are already talks of Ed and Mark's next challenge a coast to coast hike or even Mount Killimanjaro! We look forward to hearing about your next challenge.
Thanks to the group of brave (or mad) individuals including Ed's brother Howie and cousin Louise who jumped out of a plane at 12,000 feet to raise money for the foundation. This was something Ed always wanted to do but never got to achieve so we thought it an appropriate way to raise money. A total of £1500 was raised - well done!
Walk the Vale 2009
Held on Monday 13th April 320 people collectively walked 2526 miles to support Walk the World for Brain Tumours. Starting and finishing at the Plough and Harrow in Monknash a choice of a 6 mile or 12 mile walk across the coast to Llantwit Major was on offer. The fundraising total currently stands at £3200 which will go towards vital research into and awareness of Brain Tumours. Thank you to all who took part.
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Ed Evans Memorial Spring Ball and Auction 2009
A few photos from our 4th annual Spring Ball - Thank you to everyone who made the night a success!
Dave Bassett - our MC! Presenting the cheque Enjoying the cocktail
to Brain Tumour UK reception
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