Past event – Moonraker 2014

Organised by Langley and Iver Rotary

10 mile sponsored walk through the Chiltern Hills. Get in touch to join us. We’re entering a team, why don’t you?


Below information taken from
32nd Annual Night Time Charity Walk

Teams of 4 take a 10 mile sponsored walk through the Chiltern Hills, answering a fiendish set of questions to find your route, to raise money for Alexander Devine Childrens Hospice, and other Rotary charities & charities of your choice.

* Team Leader must be 16
* Minimum age of other team members 14 – no maximum!
* Hot soup & light refreshments provided.
* Closing date for applications 7th March 2014.

For further details / information contact:

Philip Holmes

* 01753 594474

Moonraker is an orienteering exercise held at different venues in the Chiltern Hills overnight on a Saturday/Sunday in March every year. It follows woodland paths, bridle paths, paths across fields, tarmac surface of private and public roads. The paths surfaces may be hard and crisp if frosty or soft, squidgy and wet if its rained or dry and friable or all of those and some. The event route consists of two different five mile loops, forming a very crude figure of eight with a number of checkpoints along the way and our Central control located at the at the junction of the two loops i.e. at the start and finish point for both loops.

The first two teams start at approx. 19.00 and go off on either the blue or red loop. Two teams then leave every five minutes after until all have gone. The teams follow a set of instructions that gives you compass bearings and directions on how to get to the next checkpoint. You are required to use an orienteering compass and have a basic understanding of a ordnance survey map 1:25000 scale.

Participants are given a section of map that the route will cover, but not the actual route and a set of instructions to allow navigation to the next checkpoint. The map helps participants to plot where they have been and possibly to answer questions along the route, as they may be based on features on the map. Obviously, you have to know where you are to find some of the answers!

If you wish to enter you could buy an OS Explorer Map 181 to study and practice with. You can also get some advice on how to read a map from Simon King. Remember, it should still be dark by the time you finish. LED type Head and hand torches are better than bulb type torches and the batteries, if new, last forever.

Clothing for the night is very dependent on the weather and the Chilterns can be completely different to where you may live, so attention to the local area forecast is important prior to the night. Waterproof walking boots are important along with windproof / waterproof / warm clothing. Trainers, other sports shoes and high heels are not appropriate and can be sucked off your feet if the mud gets interesting!

The event is not a race and we try to discourage running or jogging because of the varying conditions. Also remember, if you go up, you go down and if you go down you go up. Seems a bit silly, but the Chilterns are not known for their flat open plains!

Hot food and drinks are included and are available at the half way point. Checkpoints along the route will have water only.

Teams may consist of more than four (5 or 6 max) but each extra person over the four is an additional £10.00. The fee covers the cost of administration of the event – e.g. tent hire, food, fees etc.

All money raised as sponsorship by the teams is donated to charity. All money collected by a team is sent to Langley and Iver Rotary and 50% of what is raised by the team may then be donated to your teams chosen charity, the remainder goes to the Rotary Club of Langley and Iver’s chosen charities.

The President may nominate a charity to benefit most from Moonraker and this year Alexander Devine Childrens Hospice, ALEXD, is the charity that will receive the majority share of money raised this year.


Saturday 15th March 2014


Past event – Launch of our “Give it up for the kids” campaign

What could you give up? Why not swap your daily frothy coffee for a home brew, get sponsored or donate the difference!

Lots more ideas, contact Susie Knowles for more information – to chat about what you could choose.


Wednesday 5th March 2014


Past event – Reading Half Marathon and Green Park Challenge

Run the Reading Half Marathon or take part in the Corporate Relay Challenge with your colleagues (4 runners run approx. 3 miles each) or take up the Green Park Challenge with your family (2.8k).

Contact Julia Philipson to register with our team –


Sunday 2nd March 2014

Madejski Stadium
Junction 11


Past event – So Vintage London

So unique, So stylish, So…Vintage!

Join the capital’s coolest vintage market on Saturday 1st March at Old Spitalfields.

Break free from the monotony of the high street and shop for trend led vintage clothing, retro accessories, re-worked jewellery and one-of-kind homeware, all at the best prices in town and with free entry to boot!

Seek dear vintage lover and you shall discover…
Vintage womenswear from 1950 – 1990
Vintage menswear
Vintage bags, shoes and accessories
Trend led vintage picks – (cheaper than the high street!)
Vintage and handmade jewellery
Vintage maps, prints and books
Vintage china, crockery and tea sets
Vintage homeware, glassware and kitchenalia
Delicious cupcakes by Betty Lou
The most knowledgeable vintage traders this side of London!

They’ll also be roaming street style snappers to reward our most stylish shoppers with £5 vouchers and the opportunity to book in for a free vintage personal shopping appointment with one of our vintage experts.

So…what are you waiting for?

See you all on March 1st! Love…SO Vintage London


Saturday 1st March 2014

Old Spitalfields Market
16 Horner Square
E1 6EW


Past event – Bath Half Marathon

The Bath Half Marathon – or the ‘Bath Half’ as it is affectionately known, is one of the longest established and most popular city centre road events in the UK. It is also the largest charity fundraising event in the South West region, raising over £1.5 million for charity last year alone. The course itself is fast and flat making it suitable for all abilities – for beginners whose key objective is to complete the course, to more regular long-distance event runners, looking to beat their personal best time. It covers a two lap 13.1 mile (21.1km) traffic-free course straddling both sides of the River Avon. The race starts and finishes in Great Pulteney Street, in the heart of the World Heritage City of Bath

You don’t have to raise money for charity, but we’re delighted that most of you chose to do so. If you have not already chosen a charity, why not run for our Lead Charity Coppafeel, or one of our other official race charities ?

We are very proud of the event’s reputation for its wonderful atmosphere, fast flat course and of course fantastic location. In fact, The Daily Telegraph voted The Bath Half ‘3rd Best Running Event’ in their Top 10 Big Runs and Athletics Weekly voted the event ‘The Fastest Spring Half Marathon Course in the UK in 2010’

Whether you’re a runner, spectator or resident, you’re in the right place to find out more about our events, including the Bath Half Marathon, Corporate Challenge & Bath Half Family Fun Run; as well as our race Charities, Sponsors, training services and medical advice.


Sunday 2nd March 2014



Past event – Dolly’s Vintage and Craft Fair, Basingstoke

Dolly’s first Vintage and craft fair for 2014. Selling clothing, home ware, art, jewels, gifts and so much more. This is a great day out for all the family.

Imogen’s tea room will be providing refreshments and fund raising for Tommy’s the baby charity. Sharon Dann Dolly’s PA is running the London Marathon in memory of Dolly’s other PA Genevieve’s daughter Imogen. Read the full story behind this at

Carli Morris will be running our beauty palour where you can get the vintage look!

We look forward to seeing you on the day. Please invite your friends. Entry is £1 for adults and children go free. There is lots of free parking at the Village Hall.

ACTS, BLOGGERS & PHOTOGRAPHERS– We’re always on the look out for people to contribute to the event whether you want to get up on stage, do a review or challenge or snap some great shots for us, email



Sunday 23rd February 2014

Old Basing Village Hall
The Street
Old Basing
RG24 7DA


Past event – Bows and Braces Vintage Fair, Lymington

Bows & Braces Vintage Fair! Lose yourself in vintage and enjoy its quirky charm!

Each fair will be crammed with authentic vintage items; a unique blend of handpicked traders will display the very best vintage stock.

Stand out from the crowd and purchase unique items from the 1920’s to 1980’s, glamorous ladies fashion, menswear & unusual accessories. Be inspired and find fabulous up cycled furniture, vibrant homewares, kitchenalia, luggage and curiosities for decorating your home. While you are shopping your favourite tunes from the past will be playing all day.

Swing back in time to era’s of fine dresses & afternoon tea.

Drop into Bows & Braces Vintage Fair for a lovely vintage experience.

10:00am to 4:00pm


Saturday 15th March 2014

The Masonic Hall
High Street
SO41 9AA


Past event – EM-CON, The East Midlands Sci-Fi and Fantasy Convention, Nottingham

EM-Con is coming to the East Midlands!

We are bringing the magic of Sci-Fi and Fantasy to the Midlands! We’re bringing together the best talent from television, comics, books and more just for you, and it promises to be great.

We’ll have Stormtroopers, Predators and Daleks, and hopefully something else a little special to tickle your fancy—and you can get your photograph taken with all of them for free!

We’re all about the fan experience so you can forget being shooed away from guests and forced to wait eons to meet them, they’ll be right there in front of you. You can take Professional photographs, get autographs and have a little chat too, so you’d better start thinking of something memorable and witty to say to your favourite people. From Game of Thrones, Red Dwarf, Harry Potter, Star Trek to Star Wars, we have something for everyone.

You certainly won’t go away empty handed as we have over 30 vendors with some amazing merchandise on the day, including custom items and even the artists from your favourite comics may even scribble you something personal.

Our venue is based in the middle of the city of Nottingham, just a short 2 minute walk from the Market Square at the Albert Hall and is within easy reach from all major UK areas. And if that’s not enough for you we’re also collecting for Cancer Research UK, helping to make the world a better place while making sure you all have fun.


Sunday 16th March 2014

Albert Hall
North Circus Street