After careful consideration, we are sadly announcing our decision to cancel the 2020 Billericay Round Table Charity Fireworks at Lake Meadows.Our small team of volunteer organisers have been closely and continuously monitoring the COVID19 situation as it has developed both globally and in the UK. Planning of the event has continued as far as possible, but it has recently become evident that we will be unable to deliver the event in November.
This is not a decision we have come to lightly. This time last year we were looking forward to our 2019, 50th anniversary of one of the biggest displays in Essex. Typically, each year we are able to raise enough funds to support around thirty local charities and individuals, so we are regrettably going to see a reduction in our donation activities until our 6th November 2021 Fireworks event. The good news is that you can still support our in-house charity, Round Table Children's Wish by visiting http://www.rtcw.org/make-a-donation/
Stay safe and best wishes for your families,
Billericay Round Table
This years AGM started with an early alarm bell to be in the high street for breakfast in local cafe who really saved us from our previous plans... Thank you Deli37 for your great breakfast to get us started for the day.
Formalities next to wrap up the past 'tabling' year before providing details of plans for the next year. With new chairman Gabriel now at the helm we can all be assured to hear many of his trips abroad.... ;-)
With formalities done we headed out to Nags Heads for all day and night party with some world class dance music dis dropping some ear-shattering and ground-thumping tunes.
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Please come down to Billericay Library today (Sat 2nd December) before 3pm to buy your own copy of a fantastic new book created and put together buy Lisa Unwin on behalf of the Billericay community in loving memory of Harriet who took her own young life.
It's a beautiful book with great memories to remember a special one and to help prevent others having tough times.
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Billericay Round Table have made their first donation of £300 to Greig City Academy following the success of the recent fireworks event where £45,000 was raised for charity
Greig City Academy is an 11-19 inner city state school based in Haringey, North London and is the only London comprehensive school with its own fleet of self renovated boats on which students start taking on the challenge of sailing for the first time.
Teacher, Mr Jon Holt who heads up the sailing project at the school told Round Table at a recent meeting “We purchase boats requiring a little love and attention and renovate them in school. This has the benefit of making the whole scheme affordable and providing the opportunity for our students to learn valuable craft and maintenance skills.”
He went on to add “This donation from Round Table will enable us to start to train the next set of students willing to give sailing a go.”
Round Table Chairman Dan Jackson said “To donate money that helps these kids get out onto the water and experience something completely different to the inner city is amazing.”
He added “These young lads came along and made a serious presentation to us about their sailing adventures leading up to the Fastnet race in August. So it’s not only the sailing, it’s the renovation of the boats and the presentation skills they are learning.”
The attached picture is off Table Chairman Dan Jackson handing a cheque of £300 to Mr Jon Holt and the presenters on the evening Montel Fagan-Jordan, Shabazz Patterson and Camilo Orobio.
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A normal super busy month in Billericay for some of our Tablers
Barrow Farm - One of our recent donations was towards the fantastic work that goes on at Barrow Farm, a local RDA special needs riding school. We were very happy to pay them a visit and meet Phillipa and Curtis, two of the twelve riders that will benefit from the courses we were able to fund.
We all hope you enjoyed our trampolines at the Summerfest
Some of the guys went down to visit Southend RNLI to learn more about there special emergency services for our coast line. A few of the guys managed to do what they love most in life and dress up.
Billericay now also has its own Free Run event at Lake Meadows park. Yes this is a new FREE community event for al to enjoy
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Then to top it all off we welcomed Giles as a new member.
Our chairman Marcus had the pleasure of handing over a cheque to the Lords Taverners charity for £790.48!
Billericay Cricket Club helped us with two of our Santa Sleigh routes at Christmas, and we asked them to nominate a charity where funds raised on the night could go to.
Big Thanks chaps for all your help, I'm sure the charity will make great use of the funds!
August is traditionally a respite month for our Round Table activities, but this year has proven to be somewhat busier than normal.
We kicked off by heading south of the river to enjoy an evening with our Dartford buddies at a Junkyard Crazy Golf event. We were especially pleased to welcome along our National President (and fellow Essex Area member) Mark House. It was a fantastic evening with plenty of laughs had by all, but we are not expecting a call from the Team GB anytime soon! A week later, pretty much the same motley crew went to Festival Leisure Park to have a crack at Wakeboarding. We all agreed that this was an absolute blast, but the days of sore arms/ shoulders/neck that followed was not so great – we are definitely doing it again next year!
We have had a number of new guys come along recently to check out our goings-on and we are always very happy to meet ordinary fellas looking to do extraordinary things, so please check us out at www.facebook.com/billericayroundtable and www.billericayroundtable.co.uk or contact us directly on firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also heading at full steam towards 5th November Fireworks at Lake Meadows. We are again expecting 18000+ visitors and so if you are interested in sponsoring our event, then we have numerous opportunities to do so.
Details can be requested via email@example.com lastly, we invite members of our community to make a donation request for a special person or special group within the Billericay area via www.billericayroundtable.co.uk/funding
Billericay Round Table’s summer is shaping up to be another sizzler. In early June, the lads headed south of the river to join with Dartford members for an evening of mountain biking around Cyclopark in Gravesend; one of the largest purpose-built facilities in Europe with plenty of high-speed tricky trails to offer. By luck rather than skill, no one crashed out too seriously so the group were able to relax and enjoy a post-event curry and a well-earned drink together.
Talking of drinks, this year’s Lions Billericay Beer Festival featured two of our very own, specially brewed kegs of beer – a Pale and a Mild. Our good friends at Billericay Brewing Company came up trumps again with the tasty tipples which we donated to the charity event. We are already looking forward to testing next year’s batch!
To round off June, it was back to Billericay Cricket club for a re-run of last year’s themed-match – English Gents vs RestOfWorld. This is always a great opportunity to mix our fondness of dressing up in silly costumes with a bit of serious, sporting competition; if only the quality of play matched the high stakes of pride involved! Always a good laugh this one and we were extremely pleased to welcome along two new fellas who contacted us about getting involved in our club.
The sun is out now and we’re off to visit our fellow European Round Table members on a long weekend of culture and fun in Berlin.
Following this, on the 23rd July, we are throwing a special, Hawaiian-themed afternoon BBQ and evening Disco at the Red Lion on the High street. This will be a great opportunity to meet the team and have a bit of fun with us. If you fancy coming to this, or any other event, please check our details www.facebook.com/billericayroundtable and www.billericayroundtable.co.uk and contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Additionally...... some had a Long-Weekend in Berlin Trip July 2016
Berlin was the destination this year for some of the guys who regularly take a Euro trip in June/July and it was one of the best yet. Eight members, including a couple of guys from the 41 Club who have been on previous trips, headed out from Stansted in the early hours of Thursday morning. The first beer of the holiday - traditionally at the airport regardless of what time we're there - was just before 5am! By around midday local time we had worked our way across Berlin to find our hotel, taking in a bar on the way of course, as it's thirsty work. The sun was shining and we were all in the mood for another great Euro trip.
The weekend wasn't just a beer-fest, although Thursday was mainly spent sampling the local "Berliner Kindl" beer, trying out some currywerst (sausage with loads of ketchup and some curry powder, essentially) and joining the Germans in supporting them for their semi-final match against France. That was particularly hard to do! A great night to start the tour though. We took a 3hr walk around Berlin on the Friday, seeing loads of incredibly famous sights and learning a huge amount about the dark history of the city. Later in the afternoon we met up with 4 guys from Berlin RT44 who took us to a beer garden and a couple of other bars, keeping us entertained well into Saturday morning!
On Saturday we took a boat tour around the river in Berlin, although we missed the first boat and had to kill a couple of hours, so naturally we found a cool little bar/club by the river to pass some time. In the evening we had an amazing Vietnamese meal (when in Rome?!) and some of us tried to relive our youth and ended up in a Berlin techno club until 5am. We were mainly broken by that time but like true Tablers we nicked 3.5hrs kip and then got up on the Sunday to check out in time.
After much walking, getting on the wrong trains, going round in a massive circle and getting very hot and bothered in the sweltering 30C heat, we ended up at Strandbad Wannsee, the biggest outdoor lido in Europe, with 1.25km of sandy beach where we could chill down for the afternoon before heading back to the airport. Apparently the place had a nudist section and it was literally next to the main beach with nothing really screening the naturists off, not that any of us went over to investigate further!
All in all, a fantastic long weekend with non-stop fun, banter, beers, some childish behaviour "Round Table style" and great fellowship throughout. We talked about some ideas for next year's trip and it's looking like Romania might be a favourite, so should be another great one.
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May was off to a flying start for Billericay Round Table. The inaugural Rotary Soap box derby on Bank Holiday Monday was a huge success and our distinctive ‘Rocket Racer’ took a podium finish after coming second in the wacky races class. Furthermore, our lads got stuck in to staffing one of the busier gates and enjoyed welcoming the community to another great local event.
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A week later, some of the group spent an evening in Chelmsford attempting to solve a room full of wickedly tricky puzzles as part of the Escape Room experience. Let’s just say that it was touch and go whether or not one of the teams would make the night bus!
Mud, glorious mud! The mid-May weekend saw us venturing once again into the Essex countryside to take on the 2016 Nuclear Rush ‘mudstacle’ race. Spread across 12km of farm and woodland, the course was a mix of trails, fields, lakes and ditches with up to fifty man-made and natural obstructions to get under, over, in and out of! The team were reunited with friends from BOSP (Brighter Opportunities through Supported Play) to have some good, but not-so clean fun together and managed to raise around £450 which will go towards helping support Essex families of children with complex disabilities.
With summer just around the corner, we have plenty of great events lined up, including mountain biking, BBQ’s, a long weekend in Berlin and a fancy-dress Cricket match to name a few. If you fancy coming to an event and meeting the lads, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org