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TOUR DA ENGLAND CHARITY BIKE RIDE

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2015 is going to be a big year for many people.

You may be getting married, having a baby, buying a house or following a dream.

For Eric Fulham and Hannah Dawson 2015 is the year they embark on a 200 mile bike ride to raise important funds for the charity CLIC Sargent.

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CLIC Sargent (Cancer and Leukaemia in Childhood) help young people and their families deal with the magnitude of issues presented when a young person is diagnosed with Cancer or Leukaemia. They are guided by four key aims
  • To reduce the practical and financial impact of cancer treatment on a child, or young person, and their family
  • To support the emotional wellbeing and resilience of children, young people and their families
  • To maximise the time that children and young people can spend safely at home during treatment
  • To maximise children and young people’s potential by enabling them to access education, training and employment opportunities.
Everything you need to know about this wonderful charity can be found here on their website
Eric and Hannah work for J D Wetherspoon who have been supporting CLIC since 2002. Over the past 13 years they have raised 10 million pounds for the charity, have recently pledged to keep supporting them for a further 5 years and aim to raise 1 million pounds a year for them.
You can read the company’s celebration of reaching this milestone here
JD Wetherspoons have bars all over the UK, Eric and Hannah work in The Squire Knott in Oldham just outside of Manchester. After knowing each other for only a year they have decided to undertake this monumental challenge to raise money for the very worthy cause.
I spoke to them both to see how they are feeling about this upcoming grueling task they have set themselves.
Eric & Hannah
1) What made you guys want to cycle from Manchester to London?
Stupidity! No seriously, we wanted to do something big to help. Head office is in Watford and we thought it would be a great idea to go from our front door to theirs.
2) What sort of things have your pub done in the past to raise money for CLIC?
We’ve done raffles, football cards, none uniform days and fancy dress days. We’ve taken part in Kick for CLIC which is a five-a-side football tournament held by Weatherspoons as well as a charity darts competition held by the company too.
3) You say you want to cover the 200 mile distance in three days, what made you choose this time frame?
Neither of us are athletes so we wanted to give ourselves enough time to make people impressed and want to sponsor us without actually dying at the end of it.
4) How’s the training going?
We won’t lie, it’s hard, but we are being sensible about it and increasing our intensity gradually in order to build up strength and stamina. We’ve also had one of our customers donate 2 bike helmets and 100 glucose gel packs to help out too.
 
Eric and Hannah embark on their Tour Da England on the 18th of July; their Just Giving page can be found here
The North are heading South and they need you to CLIC and support.
It’s not only money they are currently trying to raise, if you own or work for a sports shop/company and think you could help by donating some of the equipment they will need on their journey, please get in touch with Eric by the following email address ericfulham@gmail.com
Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post; you can keep up with Eric and Hannah’s training and their quest on their Facebook Page. To quote a well known supermarket “Every penny helps” and Eric and Hannah are after pennies to raise pounds.
Lisa Fulham who has organized this blog tour is still looking for sign-ups for June and July, if you have a blog or Facebook page you would like to support this cause with please fill in the sign-up sheet
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Leeds Author Book Signing Event 2016 *** TICKETS ON SALE NOW ***

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Here is that all important link….. You really do not want to miss this event !

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leeds-author-event-2016-tickets-15537433883

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60 amazing authors, a beautiful city centre venue and a chance to dine & party with authors & friends in the evening!

Tickets will sell through Eventbrite at a cost of £12.50 per ticket plus a eventbrite booking fee for the signing (total £13.90)

AM Tickets ~ 10 am – 12.30 pm

PM Tickets ~ 1.30 pm – 4pm

All day tickets ~ 10 am – 5 pm   ( with 1 hours lunch out of the hall) £20.50 plus the eventbrite booking fee (£22.38)

Masquerade Ball tickets are £46 plus a eventbrite booking fee

All author details can be found here

https://hourglassevents.wordpress.com/orchard-author-event/

Welcome to the Leeds author event

Presented by Hourglass Events

Venue

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Leeds Marriott hotel

4 Trevelyan Square, Boar Lane Leeds England LS1 6ET United Kingdom

http://www.marriott.co.uk/hotel-search/leeds.hotels.united-kingdom.travel/

Date

Saturday, March 5th 2016  doors open at 10 am – event finishes at 5pm

We encourage you to bring books etc with you on the day, some authors will be selling on the day.
Cash sales only
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We are so excited to share with you the Authors attending the Signing in March 2016

AJ Walters
Alexandra North
Amelia J Hunter
Andie M Long

Anna-Marie Athanasiou
Apryl Baker
Ava Manello
Beth Ashworth
Brooke Harris
C.J. Fallowfield
Cameron Lincoln
Carrie Elks
Carys Jones
Charming Man 
E.J. Shortall
Francesca Marlow
G.G. Carver
Georgina Hannan
Glenda Horsfall
Grace Harper
J.D. Chase
J.L. McCoy
Jenny Siegel
K L Shandwick
Katie Salidas
KelseyBurns
Kitty French
Krissy V
L A Cotton
L. Chapman
Laura Barnard
Laura Morgan
Lavinia Urban
Lisa Fulham
Lisa Helen Gray
Lisa J Hobman
Lisa S Robinson
Mary E. Palmerin
Melody Winter
Muriel Garcia
Natasha Preston
Neil Winnington
Nicola Hudson
Paula Radell
Rebecca Sherwin
S. J. Molloy
S. J. Warner
Samantha Fontien
Samantha Towle
Sarah Elizabeth
Sarah Michelle Lynch
Scarlett Flame
Shani Struthers
Sibylla Matilde
Susan Elle
T.A. McKay
Tracie Podger
Victoria L. James
Zara Cox
More to be added!! ……..

Don’t miss out on all the event news, follow us here:
~ This page is here so followers and Authors can share, chat and promo about the signing being held on the 5th March 2016 in Leeds uk only.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Leeds-Author-Event-2016/640824189355594

~ This Public group is for the authors and fans coming to the Leeds book signing event. Here you can chat, swap ideas and get to know each other before the event making it all more fun and a closer feel.

Feel free to post any promo that will help the Leeds event. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1541707772746487/

twitter @JoRaHourglass use the ‪#‎LeedsAuthorEvent2016‬ to get us all noticed We are on all social media sites, so please come and find us

The Hourglass Facebook page for all our events ~ https://www.facebook.com/Hourglasseventsuk?ref=hl

Please note the Author line up may change

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To round off a perfect day we are hosting an After Signing  Masquerade Ball in the evening.
A chance to meet authors and friends  in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

(Not all Authors are attending the ball)

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Masquerade  Ball
7pm Start – 12.30pm

Dinner will be at the Marriott hotel same as the signing and starts at 7.30pm Dinner will be served at 8pm.

The ball will include a 3 course dinner, coffee and mints with a DJ, photographer and some extra touches.

There will be two bars that will be in the ballroom and open until 12.30 am with the residents bar open until 2am.

Dress code will be formal with an optional masquerade style mask.

We will be having a charity raffle and donating a the money raised from the Photographers  sales to a chosen charity.

The menu is excellent, you would have two choices for each course which we would need to know in advance and if you have any dietary needs we need to cover please let us know.

~Starter~
Asparagus & applewood cheese tart served with red onion, green bean salad (v)
Duck liver & orange parfait served with plum & ginger chutney, granary toast

~Main~
Pan fried parmesan chicken served with celeriac and sweet potato gratin, creamed leeks with bacon
Aubergine millefeuille served with chickpeas, spinach & cherry tomato fondue (v)

~Dessert~
Mini profiteroles tower with chocolate sauce
Lemon tart with a raspberry compote and chantily cream

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Coffee and Mints

Disco and Bar
Photographer with all proceeds going to our chosen charity which are yet to be picked
Charity Raffle

And some extra touches 🙂
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Masquerade Ball tickets are £46 plus a eventbrite booking fee

Please show ticket on arrival.

If wishing to be seated as a group at the ball please send us a note and we will try our best to accommodate this. Alternatively make a group booking in one name with a maximum of 10 tickets per booking.

Please tell us in advance of any dietary needs

(10 seats per table)
Non refundable tickets
Ticket can be transferred, you will have to contact Hourglass to change names.

Dress code is Formal, optional Masquerade style mask

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Leeds signing tickets

The Leeds author event 2016 tickets will be on sale from 12 noon of Friday the 15th May.

Both the day signing tickets and the Masquerade ball  tickets will be sold on our eventbrite site. 

Here is that all important link….. You really do not want to miss this event !   

60 amazing authors, a beautiful city centre venue and a chance to dine & party with authors & friends in the evening! 

https://hourglass-leedsauthorevent.eventbrite.co.uk


 


Please note line up may change, not all authors will be attending the ball.

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☆☆☆The Countdown has begun for the Leeds tickets☆☆☆

We excited to say that the Leeds 2016 author signing tickets will be on sale from

12 noon Friday the 15th May!

Here is that all important link

 

https://hourglass-leedsauthorevent.eventbrite.co.uk

☆☆☆ We are proud  to announce the Leeds 2016 Authors ☆☆☆

AJ Walters

Alexandra North

Amelia J Hunter

Andie M Long

Apryl Baker

Ava Manello

Beth Ashworth

Brooke Harris

C.J. Fallowfield

Cameron Lincoln

Carrie Elks

Carys Jones

Charming Man / A S Wilkins

E.J. Shortall

Francesca Marlow

G.G. Carver

Georgina Hannan

Glenda Horsfall

Grace Harper

J.D. Chase

J.L. McCoy

Jenny Siegel

K L Shandwick

Katie Salidas

KelseyBurns

Kitty French

Krissy V

L A Cotton

L. Chapman

Laura Barnard

Laura Morgan

Lavinia Urban

Lisa Fulham

Lisa Helen Grey

Lisa J Hobman

Lisa S Robinson

Mary E. Palmerin

Melody Winter

Muriel Garcia

Natasha Preston

Neil Winnington

Nicola Hudson

Paula Radell

Rebecca Sherwin

S. J. Molloy

S. J. Warner

Samantha Fontien

Samantha Towle

Sarah Elizabeth

Sarah Michelle Lynch

Scarlett Flame

Shani Struthers

Sibylla Matilde

Susan Elle

T.A. McKay

Tracie Podger

Victoria L. James

Zara Cox

More to be added!! ……..

Don’t miss out on all the event news, follow us here:

~ This page is here so followers and Authors can share, chat and promo about the signing being held on the 5th March 2016 in Leeds uk only. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Leeds-Author-Event-2016/640824189355594

~ This Public group is for the authors and fans coming to the Leeds book signing event. Here you can chat, swap ideas and get to know each other before the event making it all more fun and a closer feel. Feel free to post any promo that will help the Leeds event. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1541707772746487/

~ This Closed group is just for the ATTENDING Leeds authors only. https://www.facebook.com/groups/826868420713950/

twitter @JoRaHourglass use the ‪#‎LeedsAuthorEvent2016‬ to get us all noticed We are on all social media sites, so please come and find us

The Hourglass Facebook page for all our events ~ https://www.facebook.com/Hourglasseventsuk?ref=hl

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✰✦✰ Sign up for our 2017 event…. The Darker Side Of Fiction ✰✦✰

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The Darker Side of Fiction ~ October 14th 2017 Hosted by Hourglass events We are excited to announce our Darker Side Of Fiction Signing Event

~ We are looking for Authors writing the darker things….. Crime Horror Mystery Paranormal Psychological Fiction Thriller

~ Peterborough – Venue to be confirmed October 14th 2017

If you would like to sign up please complete the form and we will be in touch with payment details and more information,.

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact us at : hourglassevents@yahoo.co.uk

~ sign up is now open

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ZMmk5sfIY7QlumUN5ss_1vJ1lcYdDt_GCCRRgyLWe4Y/viewform?c=0&w=1

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Leeds hotels

Leeds Marriott Hotel

 

Our venue

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4 Trevelyan Square, Boar Lane Leeds England LS1 6ET United Kingdom

Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:  for 100.00 GBP  – 105.00 GBP  per night from 4th March until 6th March. Last booking date for this offer is 12th Feb 2016

http://www.marriott.co.uk/hotels/travel/lbadt-leeds-marriott-hotel/

Leeds Marriott hotel is a modern, elegant four-star hotel in Leeds city centre. The hotel is a short walk to the train station, opposite the Trinity shopping centre with entertainment on its doorstep. This upscale Leeds city centre hotel welcomes you with warm, friendly staff and wonderful amenities, including spacious guest rooms with luxurious beds. The suites and executive rooms include access to the executive lounge for complimentary drinks, snacks and Wi-Fi. The hotel’s relaxing Leisure Club, features a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and fully equipped gym. This Leeds hotel is an ideal choice for conferences, meetings and weddings, with 17 flexible conference rooms for both intimate gatherings and large affairs. In addition, this Leeds hotel provides a unique choice of dining. The modern Midtown Grill Restaurant offers steak, chops and seafood, the AM Kitchen & Bar, is set in the iconic Dysons building offering Halal Indian cuisine, and 1871 Bar & Lounge offers tasty snacks and drinks.

 

Jurys Inn Leeds

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Kendell Street, Brewery Place, Brewery Wharf, Leeds, LS10 1NE, United Kingdom

https://www.jurysinns.com/hotels/leeds/?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=jurys%20inn%20in%20leeds&utm_campaign=Brand%20-%20Leeds&tmad=c&tmcampid=34&tmplaceref=e&tmclickref=jurys%20inn%20in%20leeds

In Leeds city centre, this hotel offers budget accommodation along with a modern bar and restaurant. Leeds Rail Station and the city’s main shops are a 10-minute walk away.

Jurys Inn Leeds is located on Brewery Wharf by the banks of the River Aire. It is only 25 minutes’ drive from Leeds Bradford International Airport.

The hotel’s spacious rooms feature a flat-screen TV with Freeview channels, and spacious bathrooms with toiletries. There is a workspace area for guests to use, and facilities for making tea and coffee. Disabled access rooms are available, but it is recommended to check availability before booking.

Breakfasts are served in the contemporary restaurant, which also offers an international dinner menu. The bar serves lunch, snacks, and coffee.

The hotel has a 24-hour reception, Wi-Fi in the lobby, and also provides dry cleaning and laundry facilities.

 

 

Park Plaza Leeds

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Boar Lane, City Square, Leeds, LS1 5NS, United Kingdom

http://www.parkplaza.com/leeds-hotel-gb-ls1-5ns/gbleeds?s_cid=se.301725667

 

Located opposite Leeds Rail Station on the City Square, this 4-star hotel is just metres from Leeds’ shopping district, bars and restaurants. The hotel has a fitness centre and Pan-Asian restaurant.

All of the spacious, air-conditioned rooms at Park Plaza Leeds have satellite TV with movies on demand, and 24-hour room service. Rooms also offer modern bathrooms, minibars, and Wi-Fi access.

The award-winning Chino Latino restaurant offers fresh, Far Eastern cuisine in stylish surroundings. Scene! Lobby Bar is a sleek lounge space, serving champagne and creative cocktails.

Just a 5-minute walk from Leeds Cathedral and Leeds City Museum, Park Plaza Hotel is a mile from the University of Leeds.

 

Novotel Leeds Centre

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4 Whitehall, Whitehall Quay, Leeds, LS1 4HR, United Kingdom

http://www.novotel.com/gb/hotel-3270-novotel-leeds-centre/index.shtml

With private parking, a stylish restaurant and fitness centre, Novotel Leeds offers spacious rooms. The hotel is situated in central Leeds, just 3 minutes’ walk from Leeds Rail Station.

The bright bedrooms each have a flat-screen TV with on-demand movies. All rooms have a seating area, work desk, Wi-Fi access and luxury bathrooms. Executive rooms also boast an iPod docking station.

Guests can enjoy a varied brasserie menu and hearty breakfast buffet at Elements Restaurant. Elements Bar serves light snacks and fine wines, and room service is also available.

The vibrant nightlife and shopping areas are within a 10-minute walk from Novotel Leeds Centre, and the Royal Armouries Museum is just a mile away.

 

Travelodge Leeds Central Hotel

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Blayds Court
Blayds Yard
Off Swinegate
Leeds
LS1 4AD
United Kingdom
Tel:
0871 984 6155

https://www.travelodge.co.uk/uk/hotels-in-leeds

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Link to Booking.com with the city centre hotels on

http://www.booking.com/searchresults.en-gb.html?aid=308014;label=msn-ESV2GmdL4K8m2KWv1AfGzg-5367999467;sid=8b3d4c44672b7981ed4780dddcde4bbd;dcid=4;city=-2600941;nflt=district%253D3547&

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Little Leeds update

Just letting you know that it’s looking like the Leeds tickets will be going on sale within the next week or so!  The signing will be 10am -5pm

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Tickets sold in AM and PM sessions AM TICKETS  10am – 1pm PM TICKETS  2pm – 5pm Hall will be closed to public 1-2 pm for the authors break. Right out side the hotel are a vast array of shops and restaurants you could go to, or the 1871 bar is joined to the hotel We have the over night room rate back from the Marriott and its £100 a room with and extra £10 per head breakfast…… we have blocked booked some rooms both on the Friday and Saturday and are just waiting for the link for the discount BUT we have also added a list of very close hotels on our blog which could work out a better deal. https://hourglassevents.wordpress.com Link to UK booking.com on the Leeds city centre hotels http://www.booking.com/searchresults.en-gb.html?sid=8b3d4c44672b7981ed4780dddcde4bbd;dcid=4;class_interval=1;csflt=%7B%7D;dtdisc=0;group_adults=2;group_children=0;hlrd=0;hyb_red=0;idf=1;inac=0;nha_red=0;no_rooms=1;offset=0;redirected_from_city=0;redirected_from_landmark=0;redirected_from_region=0;review_score_group=empty;score_min=0;si=ai%2Cco%2Cci%2Cre%2Cdi;src=index;ss_all=0;sshis=0&;district=3547;origin=disamb;srhash=2608823630;srpos=2

We would really like to put on an event after the signing , after all we are and events company and our Peterborough charity ball was a fabulous evening and we had so many positive reviews; plus we learnt a few things from the evening so we are confident Leeds will be just as good if not better! We are aware of the fact that many of you are traveling a great distance to attend the signing and we feel we should to have a celebration after the signing to remember ….

So we are hosting a charity Masquerade Ball!

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Dinner will be at the Marriott hotel same as the signing and starts at 7.30pm Dinner will be served at 8pm. The ball will be a 3 course dinner, coffee and mints with a dj and some extra touches. There will be two bars that will be in the ballroom and open until 12.30 am with the residents bar open until 2am. Dress code will be formal with the optional masquerade style mask. We will be having a charity raffle and donating a percentage of the ticket sale to a chosen charity. Tickets will be on sale with eventbrite on our eventbrite page…. keep an eye on this one 🙂 tho we are sure you will see us and others shouting that the tickets are on sale! http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/hourglass-events-6593824923 Many thanks, and please remember we are here for you all the way, just message us at anytime with anything and we will try our hardest to help 🙂 Rachel and Jo Hourglass Events

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Today is our first birthday :)

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Blimey a year ago today we launched Hourglass Events and what a fabulous year we have had!

We have had so many magical moments, worked with amazing people and companies also had so many late nights lol but have enjoyed every second.

Hourglass is going to achieve great things, this year is just the start 🙂

Words are often inadequate to express our thanks, but THANK YOU to everyone around us for sharing the dreams, for your invaluable help, support and patience.

Heres to another  fabulous and  successful year ahead!! 

 

Please join us today over on Facebook for some celebration give ways

https://www.facebook.com/Hourglasseventsuk?ref=hl

 

~Rachel & Jo ~

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