May 2017 – “Speaker of the Lourdes”

Our Second meet up of the month was a meal in our regular haunt of the Coulsdon Manor Hotel.

Our guest speaker Richard Dean, who you may recognise as a regular face of or the Beer-o-de-change at the Caterham Beer Festivals, but professionally he is the face of Caterham Accountants  Tax4Today.  [He’s a trusted pair of hands for anyones financial affairs].

Richard spoke of his involvement the Purley branch of HCPT giving local kids with any variety of special needs or difficult family situations, a holiday to Lourdes, whilst also giving the kids families some respite.

The take-away message for the 25 Tablers there, was that the experience of being away from their routine home environment in a group really does change the lives of these young people.  Richard also spoke of the rewarding experience the volunteer carers have by being involved and why they volunteer year on year.

The charity needs £750 for each place, usually asking only for a very small donation form the parents (who may be in crisis anyway), the rest being raised through various fundraising efforts.

Richard spoke of the experience the volunteer Carers, who take the kids  and cover their own costs.

In a heartbeat the Round Table voted to release £750 form their Charitable Trust, to cover one place for a local child for 2018.   We also decided that if a volunteer carer is unable to fund themselves that they come speak to the Caterham Round Table to see if we can help further.

Another good night of beer food with the lads and being part of a decision to help out a local family and change their lives for the better.

 

 

May the 4th – Star wars day and future Caterham events

Get ready for the May-the-Forth-be-with-you social media frenzy.

Back in the real-world social network of Caterham Round Table… We started May with a social pub night, frequenting the Harrow Pub in Caterham for their £5 fish-n-chips meal deal.

We welcomed a handful of guests, who came to see what we are about and to meet the guys.  Whilst not a meeting as such, the smaller teams began discussing over a drink, the details for the upcoming their upcoming events.  There’s the Monopoly Pub Crawl, Dad’s-and-kids’ camp, Waller Pain Cycle Hillclimb, the Mummers Play pub tour and  not forgetting the big stuff on the far horizon of the Caterham Beer Festival and Caterham Fireworks.

The publican of the Harrow was kind enough to allow Paul to sell tickets to the customers for the raffle of a Caterham Car in aid of Sunnydown School (199 tickets at £100 each).

Better odds than the lottery!  Details on how to get your raffle ticket.

Be quick as quick as a Caterham car, as there are not many.

Also there are tickets left to go to the Black tie Ball.  That’s date-night sorted!   “You are welcome.”  🙂

See the details below in the flyer:

2017 April highlight – The Breck Foundation – #PlayVirtualLiveReal Online safety

The Caterham Round Table had their casual dinner night at Coulsdon Manor Hotel for a few drinks, good food and we invited the Breck Foundation to give us their insight to their #PlayVirtualLiveReal Online safety campaign.

As most of the Tablers have kids or young adults themselves the short talk proved very informative.  We were so happy to help them out to keep delivering the importance of Safety on Line.

Their full website give you all you need:

  • http://www.breckfoundation.org

Here is their Twitter Feed for the latest:

Caterham RT – goes transparent with MeetUp

for Men Aged 18-45 in Caterham, we plan to add our events to the ‘MeetUp’ website – this will give you all some insight into what we do when we meet up.

We are not a Closed-society, and we always welcome new prospective members, extending the hospitality to nominating someone to pick you up, host you and drop you of at home afterward. Sorted!

Being the public schedule on ‘Meet Up, means you can accept an  invite to come along, meet us and make contact, or even give us a try and see if being a Caterham Round Table is for you.  No pressure.

We look forward to hearing form you.  We will post our events up soon.

For more details about the MeetUp website – visit https://www.meetup.com

Caterham Fireworks Saturday 5th Nov 2016

[6 Nov 2016 update ]

  1. Thank you to all, for your participation and your kind donations.
  2. The biggest vote of thanks, still goes to the volunteers who made the event happen.  Their valuable contribution of time and effort helps our community enjoy such events.  
  3. Don’t forget, that all proceeds of the event go to local good causes.  A great deal of money was raised on the night.  Once the bills are paid-in-full, we will announce the amount your raised.

Thanks again.

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Bigger and better than ever, don’t miss the Caterham and District Round Table annual bonfire and firework display on Saturday 5th November! It’s a great evening out for all the family.

Caterham fireworks

Gates to the field open at 6pm, with the evening kicking off with a torchlight procession leaving from Westway Library at 6.30pm. Don’t forget to get to the library early to buy a torch! The fire will be lit at 7.15pm and there’ll be plenty of hot food, mulled wine and beer on offer.

As with all Round Table events, all proceeds go to local charities in your community. See our Where Your Donations Go page to find out more.

Build a Guy competition

Fancy making your own Fawkes? Our Build a Guy competition has a first prize of £50, with runners up cash prizes and free tickets for the winners. All entries must be delivered to Dene field Caterham by 1pm on the day of the event.

Tickets and where to buy

Info coming soon!

Want to help?

Caterham Round Table is always looking for new members and our annual Bonfire and Fireworks Display is a perfect opportunity for you to come along and get involved. We’ll be at Dene field from 9am on the day, so come along, help with building the bonfire and setting out the field, and meet our current members. We’ll have refreshments and a light lunch for volunteers.

Waller Pain 2016

The 6th annual Waller Pain hill climb returned to Caterham on Sunday 19th June 2016 at 10am! Registration was from 9 a.m. on the day..

Waller Lane is a narrow road running from the centre of the Surrey town that pitches up at 20 per cent in places, and includes 210 feet of climbing over its 0.31-mile length. The all inclusive event attracts an unusual mix of Elite riders including National Hill Climb Champions, enthusiastic club amateurs, have-a-go Mum’s on shopping bikes all the way down to kids on balance bikes (supported by strong backed Mums and Dads).

Categories Included:
Men & Women’s Super Vets(60+)
Men & Women’s Vets(40-60)
Men & Womens
Fat Dads & Fit Mums (Novices)
Boys & Girls Under 16’s
Under 12’s
Best Fancy Dress

The emphasis is firmly on having some fun and the event is part of the annual Caterham summer festival, so there’s always a sizeable crowd cheering on the riders.
Proceeds from the event will go to the Caterham Round Table to support local charities.

This event is run by Caterham Round Table as part of the Caterham Festival.  With the following format:

• Riders set off at 1 minute intervals – Time Trial format

• Pusher on the line (to hold the bike)

• Entry on the day available

• First rider sets off at 10am so please arrive for 9am (latest) to allow time to get your number and register.

Waller Pain 2015

The 6th annual Waller Pain hill climb returns to Caterham on Sunday 14th June 2015, and if past years are anything to go by, its sure to be a doozy!

The event is open to all comers, with categories covering all levels of ability, from Under 12’s all the way up to Men & Women’s Super Vets (60+). There’s even a fancy dress event!

Further details, including online registration can be found here.

Caterham Round Table funds new electric assistance chair

Caterham Round Table has recently funded an electric assistance chair for Hayes Primary School. This helps children suffering from physical issues to remain included in mainstream schooling. Even at a cost approaching £3000, this is money well spent when it helps to improve the well-being of youngsters!

The members of Caterham Round Table also raised about £6500 for St Catherine’s hospice two weeks ago at the Winter ball (which was a great night out!), and we’ve also just donated £1000 to the Dene Hospital as well!

All of this money has been raised through events such as the Fireworks, Beer Festival and Winter Ball, all of which are hard work, but great fun to be involved in.

Do you want to join us for our twice-monthly meeting (a drink over dinner), have some fun and raise money for our local community? Then fill in the contact page at www.caterhamtable.com

You won’t regret it, we promise!

The 2014 Waller Pain results are in..

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…and the course record (1:14) still stands, but it went mighty close this time. The morning of 8th June saw 49 competitors from near and far gather at the bottom of Waller Lane in Caterham to tackle the infamous Waller Pain. The sun was shining, the birds were singing, and there was a scent of fierce (but friendly)competition in the air! Despite the heat, we saw a hard fought competition, with not one, but 2 category records broken, so well done to all who took part, and we hope to see you all again next year…

Full report here..