Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Carolyn and Stella go walkabout in Scotland

The day started off so well looking forward to the walk around the Loch, then Stella turned up! The walk was going to be easy, compared with spending 3-4 days with Stella. After a pleasant journey, Stella's company only supassed by the beauty of the surroundings of Scotland. We arrived at Fort Auqustus, a very favourite and special place. After getting earache from my Dear friend for not pre booking accomodation, we found a great bed and breakfast at Drumnadrochit, between Inverness and Fort Auqustus. After a shower and a medicinal drink i put in my ear plugs and dozed off. After an early breakfast the walk was under way. We started from the Loch Ness centre a minutes walk from our B and B. The weather was just marvellous sun shining, birds singing. The only thing on Stella's mind was once we are Loch side WHERE CAN I GO TO THE LOO, she's such a girl!
We enjoyed the views, scenery we didnt really stop anywhere giving ourselves 2 days only to walk the Loch. Then we saw it we couldn't believe it we could only stare at this magnificent sight, The pub the dores inn our first real stop.This pub is great it's at the top of the Loch opposite end to Ford Auqustus. We were both so pleased to reach the Inn but for different reasons mine to take in the views and to have a soft drink, Stella to visit the loo.
At this point we had walked over half the route so to find a place for the night. A lovely place we stayed a little b/b tucked away off the main road. Thank you so much John and Terry for letting Stella at your lovely home. Conversation, food, shower, drink and sleep. Sun shining again what great weather we were off on the road again, early. We set off at a good pace. Now I know what they say about this side of the Loch the south side, thats its a little well, not right starange things have happened and continue you to happen. There are things you shouldnt talk about so I wont!!. The walk was going well, we saw some curious sights but that is the history of this marvellous place. We completed the walk doing 56 miles in 2 days, yes i would do it all again tomorrow.
On the way home Stella made us stop at a Distillary at Spean bridge, well I cant not remember the journey home, well they were giving it away it would be rude to refuse. I told Stella how delightful all the drinks were.
So heres to the next sponsored event.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Road Safety Week 10 - 16 November 2008

We are supporting the Road Safety Week 10th to 16th November 2008. Come and support us - We will be at he Potteries Centre in Hanley on Saturday 15th November.

Here is a link for information:

BRAKE Road Safety Week

Sunday, 31 August 2008

Road Safety Staffordshire 2008 with Andy Taft Charity

It has has been a busy year for our volunteers as they stand out in all weathers promoting road safety and hopefully help you part with your money to help the charity. The girls have been to a number of events where Bikesafe and Bikesense have been presence. Some of them have even ran in a marathon. The charity exists to promote road safety and is very active....... 2008 HAS NOT FINISHED YET.......

Walk around Loch Ness September 2008

Stella and Carolyn are off walking again, this time in Scotland. They will be walking Loch Ness 8th September, walking 56 miles over 2 days. The Loch is 26 miles but cant walk it like the crow flies !! We will be walking with our trust visability vests, also with "Think Bike" and spreading the word.

Saturday, 5 April 2008

Andy Taft Quiz Night 8.4.2008

Another Quiz Night is being organised - at The Boar at Moddershall on Tuesday 8th April at 7.30pm £5 per team. Food included in the price.

Thursday, 3 April 2008

Andy Taft Charitable Trust - Objectives

The Andy Taft Charitable Trust will work in conjunction with other agencies, authorities and groups, both nationally and locally, in order to achieve its objectives as indicated below.

1. To advance the protection and preservation of human life by supporting the provision of immediate medical pre-hospital care to persons involved in road trafic accidents in Staffordshire and the surrounding areas.

In order to achieve the above objective, the trust will operate as a grant-making body.

It is the intention of the trust to invite local voluntary organisations, or charities, that are directly involved in the provision of immediate medical pre-hospital care to submit their written applications to the trust for the possible funding of specific items of equipment and or services, as deemed appropriate.

Any applications which are subsequently approved will receive a grant from the trust, thereby facilitating the partial or total funding of items or services detailed in the application.

2. To advance the preservation and protection of good health of motorcyclists and their families who have been involved in, or suffered a loss through a road trafic accident in Staffordshire and the surrounding areas by facilitating support networks.

In order to achieve the above objective, the trust will give verbal information, written information, moral support, and offer other appropriate information about relevant organisations that may be useful to those individuals and families who have been involved in, or suffered a loss through a road trafic accident.

3. To advance the education of the public in motorcyclist safety, in particular but not exclusively, by raising the profile of road safety awareness and by promoting motorcycle training initiatives.

In order to achieve the above objective, the trust will organise a number of events locally, with the purpose of proactively helping to reduce motorcyclist causalities. These events will enhance, encourage and sustain awareness of all road users.

Welcome to the Andy Taft Charitable Trust Blog

What is the Andy Taft Charitable Trust

The Andy Taft Charitable Trust has been in operation since 3rd June 2006. Much work has been done by the trustees since establishing the trust, which was formed in a direct response to the devastating loss of life suffered by Andy Taft, who hailed from Stoke-on-Trent, in a motorcycle accident in November 2005.

Needless to say, this tragedy had a huge impact on Andy's family, friends and colleagues, who were determined to establish some form of lasting tribute to Andy. After many weeks of planning and preparation, the Andy Taft Charitable Trust was finally unveiled.

Recently, the Charity Commission gave official notification that the submitted application made by ATCT to become a registered charity had been successful, with registered charity status being awarded to ATCT as of 15 January 2007.