On the 24th March 2019, a fantastic day was had at Dogs & Daffs – Charity Dog Walk and Fun Dog Show, held within the stunning grounds of Hatfield House.
It only seems like yesterday since we last catered for Dogs & Daffs Fundraising Team, and what an amazing day we all had again! The weather wasn’t too dissimilar to last year, but slightly warmer which was an added bonus. Many Dogs of all breeds arrived in droves, to take part in this popular, and rapidly growing charity event, where there’s four exclusive mapped-out walks set within the beautiful grounds of Hatfield House, along with numerous brightly coloured obstacle courses for your pet to take part in, lots of pet stalls, Barbe-Kew’s outstanding locally sourced food, and of course, not forgetting our crepes and waffles to sweeten your day! Again the entire Dogs and Daffs Team did an amazing job, and managed to raise a staggering £8,300 for Digswell Place Group RDA (Riding for Disabled Association); a much loved charity that provides therapy, and builds confidence in people with disabilities, through riding ponies and horses. I believe this year’s charity event was even greater than last year, so well done to everyone that took part, and for your kind generosity, which will have a huge impact on improving the lives of others. Thank you to all the pooch owners that took part in this exceptional day, along with your outstandingly well-behaved dogs and pups, and to Hatfield Army Cadets, who helped the day run smoothly.
We look forward to seeing you all again next year.
On Sunday 14th October, Crêpe de la Crêpe had the privilege of taking part in Champneys Challenge, the 10k Hike, Bike and Run Event at Champneys Tring. Despite the downpour, hundreds of charitable participants turned-up to make it a day to remember. The event kicked off with a warm up, hosted by the astrologer legend ‘Russell Grant’. He geared everyone up, ready to take on the challenge. With his bending and stretching techniques, we could hear lots of giggling and banter amongst the contestants.
Then who should I hear amongst the crowd………. It was the deep voice, and laughter from the legend himself, ‘Frank Bruno’. He came over to our creperie bearing a super smile whilst ordering his crepe, I made sure it was an extra-large one! I couldn’t resist the opportunity of having our photograph taken together.
Champneys Challenge raised a staggering £50,000 for their chosen charities: Alzheimer’s Research UK and Crisis UK. Well done to everyone who took part, you really are truly super!
On the 1st July 2019, we had the pleasure and privilege of cooking our crepes for the ‘The London Bridges Walk’; an annual charity event for Kidney Research UK. The charity walk started and finished within the charming Potters Fields Park, which is a small grassed riverside park located South-West of the iconic Tower Bridge, with sweeping views of the river. This year’s charity walk consisted of hundreds of selfless participants, that manage to turn London purple with their brightly coloured purple tops, headpieces and accessories, whilst they made their way across London’s most famous bridges. This popular charity walk is approximately 7 miles long, and took place during UK’s blistering heatwave. Thousands of inflated purple balloons could be seen floating across Tower Bridge in their droves, whilst being held by the participants, and raising thousands of pounds for Kidney Research UK.
Kidney disease is a silent killer, and with monies raised from Kidney Research UK charity events, and the generosity of everyone involved, it is now estimated that every year, 60,000 people with kidney failure are alive today, due to the advances in research that Kidney Research UK has directly contributed to.
Everyone involved had an amazing day, and I would like to thank Kidney Research UK for asking us to be a part of your special fundraising day; what a privilege it was!