Events

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Brent Mullane's Four 100-Mile Ultra Marathons

Local Chorleywooder, Brent, will be running four 100-mile ULTRA Marathons in 4 months in aid of Mission EmployAble
Dates: 8th August - 7th November 2020
Please join Brent in his unique and challenging way of raising funds for Mission EmployAble.

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I have been asked, what makes me want to run four 100-mile races in 4 months to raise money for Mission EmployAble?

There’s nothing special about it - I’m just a guy who likes to run a lot. But what is more amazing is all the time and dedication that all the volunteers from Mission EmployAble are giving towards creating a truly fantastic future for so many young people with learning difficulties - bricks and mortar that will last for generations to come to ensure that everyone, no matter what their abilities, will have a chance to get trained and find employment. The entire community will also benefit from a fantastic new cricket pavilion and a place to meet on the Common for a coffee and some food.

Running 400 miles is easier to imagine if you break it up into manageable bite size chunks in your head. Each of the races are 100 miles, which must be completed before the cut off time of between 27 to 30 hours. Each race has around 13 feed stations. This means that I just have to think about 7 and a bit miles to the next checkpoint. So when the chaff under my arms is so painful that I have to run with one arm in the air for relief, or my feet are so wet and blistered that it feels as though the soles of my feet are sliding off, or my quadriceps are so ruined that I have to walk up the hills backwards, I just think about getting through the next 7 miles to the feed station, take a drink and some fruit, reset and carry on.

Incentives for donating to Mission EmployAble:

The person who donates the highest amount will get to choose my outfit to run in next January's Country to Capital race that runs through Chorleywood. This is the middle of winter and it is 43 miles, so a mankini is not that practical! 😊

The 4 people who donate the most, will get a finishers t-shirt for one of the races.

For every £2000 raised, I will run a marathon on consecutive days to a maximum of 14 days (As I do have a job and a family). So if I raise £28,000 I will run 14 marathons in 14 days.

To follow the progress you can either follow me on Strava under the name of Burt Bang or at Centurionrunning.com for live updates of all the races.

Brent Mullane
Running for Mission EmployAble

Photo courtesy of jo@jodayphotography.co.uk

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My Mission - Three
August/September

Choose a Mission - Walking, Running or Cycling
Date: 22 August - 18 September
Beginner: £5.00
Intermediate: £10
Ultra: £15.00

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With the easing of lockdown Mission Employable have been delighted to be able to launch their own My Mission for our local foot-ninjas and pedal crunchers looking for a personal fitness challenge.

Rediscovering the joys of walking, running and cycling within our beautiful village has encouraged us all to work on our own fitness. Sunny weather, quieter roads and the need to get out and breathe in the better air has also been essential to help lower stress, reduce feelings of isolation and help ease anxiety and depression.

Your one-off donation per category (£5 for a Beginner entry, £10 for an Intermediate entry and £15 for an Ultra entry) enables you to enter your progress into your chosen leaderboard and update it as many times as you like, with all proceeds going to Mission EmployAble.

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Mission Diggable Virtual Flower Show

£2.50 per submission
Open: Monday 8th June 2020
Deadline: Monday 31st August 2020
Winning prizes for each of the 7 categories will be selected, followed by a Best of Show

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Mission EmployAble, together with the horticultural societies of Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, Heronsgate and Loudwater, are calling on green-fingered residents of all ages and from the surrounding villages to take part in Mission DiggAble, a virtual flower show, to raise money for a training café staffed by young people with learning disabilities that will be housed within Chorleywood Cricket Club’s new pavilion on Chorleywood Common.

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Comedy Night

Chorleywood Memorial Hall
Saturday 5th June 2021
7:00pm - 11:00pm
£15pp
Adults only

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Another great night of comedy here in the village with Out of Bounds Comedy. This is fabulous evening to share with friends and help us at the same time raise money for Mission Employable and the Cafe on The Common here in the village.

Doors opens at 7pm for an 8 pm start.

Tables can be booked in groups of 8 or more. If you do book individually please have a main booking name agreed between you and use this when you purchased your ticket and we will place you together.

There will be a licensed bar so please do not bring your own - but welcome to bring your own food or snacks.

In light of the developing situation surrounding the Coronovirus, the following events have been postponed until further notice. Please check back regularly for further updates.

Quiz Night

1st Chorleywood Scouts Hut
Saturday 19th September
7:30pm - 11:30pm
£15pp includes Ploughman's & Chips

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Who doesn't love a quiz and a bit of supper . We have one of the best local quizzers in the village, Sean Brew to get our brains ticking ,not too hard but not a give away either!

Joins us in teams of 8's. If you wish to book individually please give us your lead name as a reference so we can keep you on the same table. There will be bar and raffle prizes.

Doors open at 7.30 for 8.00pm start.

Licence Bar.

The hall is limited on numbers so please book early so not to be disappointed. The Scout organisers are very generously helping us put this event on in aid of fundraising for Mission EmployAble.

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Sportive Bike Ride

Location (TBC)
Sunday 27th September/5th October
8:00am - 1:00pm
£25 for 25k ride
£35 for 55k ride

Details to come.

Postponed

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Great Muddy Santa Dash

Chorleywood Common
(TBC)

Details to come.

Details to come.

Date Coming Soon!

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* Please note that all tickets are non-refundable, but if an event is cancelled by Mission EmployAble, a full refund will be given.