Spreading light, one act of kindness at a time
Monday, 17 September 2018 16:36

The K's play for DARK

On Friday 19th October, The K's will play at Newton Social Club along with another great local band Serratone!

Tickets will be limited and priced at £5 each. The ticket link is: www.daveys-ark.org.uk/the-ks-are-on-fire.

More information on our Facebook Page.

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017 14:56

Sun shines for Memorial Match 2017

The annual memorial match and funday was held on 8th July and the sun was shining through! We feared that there may be a repeat of 2016 when the funday was cancelled at the last minute due to bad weather, but the weather turned from the forecasted cloud and was sunny all day.

View some photos from the day.

During the evening The K's entertained an emphatic crowd who cried out for more. It was an awesome end to a very brilliant and emotional day. 'Dream Team' manager Bernard Court received a special thank you from us on night (pictured).


Raffle prizes

We'd like to say a special thank you to Emma Bellis and Village Hotels for donating some great prizes and also a thank you to Jo Ashton and Clear Tax Solutions Ltd for donating the main prize of a family trip to Gulliver's World.

See the Facebook post below to check if you were a winner! [edit - all but 2 prizes have been claimed!]

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Sunday, 02 July 2017 17:00

Memorial Match and Funday 2017

The 2017 memorial match and free family funday will be on Saturday 8th July, with main match kick off from 2.30pm

From 11am there will be a number of kids football games including some girls football matches, to promote women's football in Newton le Willows.

In the day there will be:

  • Zorb football
  • Bouncy castle
  • Fun slide
  • Assault course
  • Face painting
  • Candy cart
  • Pony rides
  • Name the teddy
  • Refreshments & food
  • Free raffle with some great prizes including Golden Square gift cards, various Village Hotel stays, family entry to Gulliver's World
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On Saturday 15th April, Mark will be running 50 miles in the L2M Ultramarathon. Show your support by meeting him on the route (see link below) or at a checkpoint (see the image). Or just help him reach his sponsorship goal by donating via our site or www.gofundme.com/DARK-2017.


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Sunday, 12 March 2017 21:09

Mark's Month of Mayhem

Mark's Month of Mayhem... following on from his Month of Madness last year, this time Mark is running more miles in less time - over 102 miles in just 3 different races!

As ever Mark's sponsorship all goes towards helping us to continue our Acts of Random Kindness. If you want to sponsor Mark, please head to www.gofundme.com/DARK-2017


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Saturday, 16 April 2016 17:40

Coast 2 Coast 2016

We set off at 6am for Workington, heading up the M6 hoping for good weather over the weekend.

Of the five 'stolen' bikes that Merseyside Police had given to us, we managed to salvage two that might be worthy of the 145 miles ahead. The stolen bikes along with the rest of the gear (which included a few tents and a BBQ) were loaded onto the support van, kindly donated for the weekend by Frankie's employer Window Repair Company. It was tight squeeze with all the cycles and equipment but we made it work. We planned for 8 or 9 cyclists (depending on age and injury) and had 10 bikes in total, including the 2 stolen ones.

We arrived into Workington at around 9am and the fact that at first we struggled to find the starting point, kind of set the trend for the rest of the trip. We eventually parked at the C2C point and began to get ready for the journey ahead. The weather was looking pretty nice and fortunately it stayed that way for the rest of the day.

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It's been a few weeks since the Coast 2 Coast and we are busy getting all the photos and videos together for a full report. In the meantime we'd like to say thanks once again for all your donations (we'll publish the total at the end of April) which will go towards this year's Memorial Match & funday, on Saturday 2nd July.

DARK Coast 2 Coast, C2C
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Sunday, 17 January 2016 13:41

Coast To Coast (on stolen bikes)

As you know we do a fundraiser every year. This year we (including the one's nearing 60) will be cycling coast to coast across England, starting on Friday 25th March.

We will be going from Workington to Tynemouth....The twist is that we will be doing the ride on stolen bikes! The police have a number of recovered but unclaimed bicycles and have agreed to let us take some for the ride, then donate them to charity afterwards.

To show your support via Paypal then please click the link: https://goo.gl/u0mAlA

We'd also like to thank SHIPS of Newton le Willows for their donation which helped us print the posters.

More information TBC

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Tuesday, 18 August 2015 07:21

Swim, Ride, Run & Climb - Fundraiser 2015

Updated: October 2015

Mark completed a triathlon in September and a Halloween mountain climb on 31st October... dressed as a haunted bride!

If you would like to retrospectively sponsor Mark, please visit our GoFundMe page: www.gofundme.com/DARK-2015

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Sunday, 05 July 2015 20:54

Funday Was a Huge Success!

The annual memorial match and funday was a great success with hundreds enjoying the activities - especially the zorbs! We gave you the opportunity to donate if you wanted to and we were very humbled by the kindness of the public.

We hope to make the event even bigger next year! For photos head over to our Facebook Page!

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