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Douglas King Award winner collects trophy

Douglas King Award winner Carol Kubicki receives her crystal glass trophy from CWG Treasurer, Alison Owen. Sadly, Carol was away in Spain for the main ceremony, which took place at the CWG dinner in October. This presentation took place at Alison's Cheshire home on...

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New Chairman takes dinner

Chris Apperley enjoyed his first dinner as the Guild's new Chairman on Wednesday 17th October. Chris is no stranger to these events, having attended every one for many years. Guest of honour was Emma Pawluk, chief fundraiser from children's cancer charity, Kidscan....

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Awards Winners

The Guild is proud to announce the winners of its two prestigious awards for journalism. The Douglas King Award for written journalism was won by freelancer, Carol Kubicki (right), who wrote a beautifully descriptive feature on a five-day tour of the Loch...

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Amazing discovery by Kidscan

Cockles are just as effective as some chemotherapy drugs in curing cancer, new research has found. Scientists at CWG Chairman's charity Kisdcan has found that sugars found in the small shellfish were "approximately as effective" as cancer drugs. "Cockle-chemo", as...

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Social media training

The Guild's second social media workshop took place at Salop Leisure, near Shrewsbury on 20th and 21st March 2018. Back by popular demand was international presenter Teresa Heath Wareing whose knowledge and enthusiasm for all things social media has to be seen to be...

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Guild gains two new sponsors

The Guild is delighted to announce that two new sponsors have come on board to support our activities. Dutch company ACSI ( Auto Camper Service International ) is well known for its information services for visitors to campsites throughout Europe. With its...

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Guild dinner enjoys more space

There’s nowhere quite like Stonebridge Golf Club in Meriden for hosting the Guild dinner. Just ten minutes from the NEC, ample parking, glorious food, great service and well, let’s be honest, barely enough space. The upshot of this has been long waiting lists for...

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Caravan industry awards for journalism

The Guild is delighted to announce that in conjunction with its partner, Vantage Insurance Services, the Douglas King and John Wickersham journalism awards will once again be presented this year. Each carries a cash prize of £1,000 plus a crystal glass trophy and a...

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Kidscan certificate

In gratitude for the money raised through the Guild this autumn, Kidcan has sent us a special certficate.

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Guild inspired donations to Kidscan top £10,000

The recent news that the John Wickersham Award money has been donated to Kidscan brings the total raised so far to a staggering £10,390. Kidscan was originally chosen as the chairman's Charity by Terry Owen when he took over the post in October 2014. It...

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John Wickersham Award donated to charity

On behalf of Warners, John Sootheran, Martin Tempest and Hans Seeberg have decided to donate their £1000 prize money to the Guild's cancer charity for children, Kidscan. The award is jointly sponsored by the Guild and Vantage Insurance Ltd. This...

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R&R weekend at Salop Leisure

Some 14 Guild members and partners enjoyed a fabulous weekend of fun from 29th Sept - 1st Oct at Salop Leisure's incredible new glamping site Love2Stay near Shrewsbury. Our thanks go to MD Mark Bebb and his team for their wonderful hospitality. Pics...

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Guild dinner hosts 96 guests

A fabulous evening was enjoyed by all, not least the awards winners (see separate news item). The raffle raised £955 for the Chairman's charity Kidscan.

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Awards winners

The winner of the Douglas King Award for written journalism is Gayle Ripper. She submitted a compelling story about how caravanning changed the lives of herself, her husband, and her three children after he contracted cancer and very nearly died. Buying a...

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Training workshops

The Guild's fourth video workshop took place at Salop Leisure, near Shrewsbury in early October. It was followed by a day's training on social media. The workshops were so well received that participants called for them to be repeated next year at a more...

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Kidscan says thanks

Kidscan has written to the Guild to thank us for our ongoing support. In a letter dated 19th October, Scientific Director, Dr David Pye said: "I just wanted to write to you personally to express my gratitude for the support that the Caravan Writers' Guild gives to...

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February dinner

The popularity of the Guild's industry dinners remaims as strong as ever. More than 80 people attended the February dinner held at our usual venue Stonebridge Golf Club at Meriden. Comparing it to a large hotel in which he was staying one guest said "Here you get...

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Guild presents plaques to AL-KO and Truma

As a token of appreciation for the overwhelming generosity afforded to the Guild by AL-KO and Truma during the Guild’s press tour of Germany in June, each company was presented with a commemorative crystal glass plaque at the October NEC show. The plaques...

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Guild contributes to record breaking show

The Guild once again staged the Expert Theatre sessions at the National Motorhome & Caravan show at the NEC in October. This year the show attracted a record-breaking audience of over 98,000 (excluding exhibitors and press). Two theatre sessions were...

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Guild organises Expert Forums at national show

The Guild was delighted to acccept an invitation from NCC Events to organise the Expert Theatre sessions at their first ever show, the prestigious national Motorhome & Caravan show at the NEC in October. It was the first time the Guild had done...

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David Amess MP is guest of honour at Guild Dinner

The Caravan Writers' Guild hosted another capacity dinner at Stonebridge Golf Club, Meriden on 12th October 2011. Ninety-four guests enjoyed a lovely meal in the club's Bridge restaurant. Guest of honour was David Amess MP who represents the Caravan Club...

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Dinner raises £1107 for cancer charity

A charity prize draw held at the Caravan Wriers' Guild dinner on 23rd February raised £1107 for the Christie cancer charity based in Manchester. The charity was chosen by Nigel Rosser a year ago when he became Guild Chairman. Last year the two Guild...

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Cancer charity benefits from CWG donation

The Caravan Writers’ Guild Chairman Nigel Rosser presented a cheque for £1,452.78 to The Christie cancer charity at the Christie hospital in Manchester on November 9th. The money was raised from the Chairman’s charity raffle held at the CWG dinners in...

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Prize hamper won by Stuart Bladon

All visitors to the Guild’s R&R room at the NEC show are invited to leave one of their business cards to be entered into a competition for a prize. This October the prize was a hamper, kindly donated by Whale. It was won by Guild member Stuart Bladon....

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CWG dinner breaks attendance record

The CWG’s biannual dinner broke all records this October with no less than 94 guests attending. The demand for tickets was such that new arrangements had to be agreed with our host, Stonebridge Golf club. Previously the maximum number of seats had been 78...

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