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supported by 'The Karen Trust'


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We run a number of events throughout the year. Please ensure you keep connected to enjoy the fun.

Lady President, Worshipful Master & Director of Ceremonies

Thank you to St. Barnabas Lodge 948 who Raised £2500 at Their Ladies Weekend - 11-13th March 2011

St. Barnabas Lodge arranged a Ladies Weekend away at the glorious Menzies Carlton Hotel in Bournemouth. The weekend consisted of partying to the sounds of Soul Sensation - Razamataz on the Friday evening, a Black Tie Gala Dinner on the Saturday evening, followed by a fabulous auction and raffle.

A fantastic time was had by all 93 guests that attended and were thrilled when they raised in excess of £2500.


Luton Town Cricket Day

We are proud to have the continued support of Luton Town Football Club.  The club arranged a celebrity cricket game which saw Luton Town old boys Mick Harford (Patron), Scott Oakes and Marvin Johnson play alongside cricketing legends Philip DeFreitas and Devon Malcolm.  The star attraction was Pakistan’s Imran Nazir who spent lots of time signing autographs for his young fans.

A great day was had by all.


More pictures from the Luton Town Cricket Day available on our FB page.

England striker - Jermain Defoe's visit to Keech Hospice Care

On the 30th September 2010, The Karen Trust were supported by one of their Patrons; England Premiership Footballer - Jermain Defoe in presenting a cheque to Keech Hospice Care in Luton from members of The Karen Trust Team. Our aim is to assist Keech Hospice Care each quarter with providing support to a local terminally ill cancer patient.

Whilst at Keech, Jermain also made time to visit the Childrens Hospice, where the children were only too pleased to demonstrate their football techniques; and many of the children got their shirts signed etc. Jermain was also the first person to sign the new graffiti wall. A great afternoon was had by all!

The 2010 Karen Trust Run

Our 2010 run attracted some great supporters including Ian Wright, Mick Harford, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Dave Coard of local Triathlon Club BoxFit and the wonderful Portia who could be seen lapping many of the runners on the day.


Dynamic Duo Supporting the Trust

After losing her father to cancer 10 years ago Tammie and her husband James Inkster-Sanders decided to that they both wanted to make a difference. After several events including 5k's and triathlons the pair are very kindly supporting the Karen Trust by completing 3.... Yes 3 marathons!

  1. Paris marathon - 12/04/15
  2. London marathon - 26/04/15
  3. Milton Keynes marathon - 04/05/15

Their quote that rings true is "When you legs get tired run with your heart"

Please support this special couple by visiting their justgiving page and donating what you can:

50k Thames Path Challenge

November 2015

Team Karen Trust did an amazing job completing the London to Brighton bike ride and raised over £5.500. Thanks to everyone for a brilliant day. Not too early to get training for next years :-)

April 2015

Julia Mariappa supported the trust by completing the 50k Thames Path Challenge and raised over £500 in support of the Trust.

A big thank you Julia.

Sam Moody - Great South Run on Sunday 27th October

Sam Moody ran the Great South Run on Sunday 27th October, despite the terrible weather conditions he completed the run in 1:36:06, he raised £130.00 for our Charity.

He’s already booked his hotel accommodation for next year, so fingers crossed he’ll get a place again and raise lots more cash !

Well done Sam... many thanks!

The Gardeners Call - Pub Quiz - Friday 27th September 2013

The Gardeners Call Public House in Hightown Road, Luton invited their regulars to attend a Pub Quiz on Friday 27th September, around 20 people joined the fun night, a raffle was also held, a huge £230.00 was raised during the evening which was all donated to our Charity.

Thanks to all who organised, particular thanks to Andy Rowley for taking on the role of Quiz Master”

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