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The Circle G Foundation

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The Circle G Foundation - Mission Statement

To explore all opportunities to protect and preserve the elements at the Circle G Ranch connected to Elvis’ tenure at the property.  To have his connection with the City of Horn Lake celebrated and commemorated and to continue his charitable and humanitarian legacy - his Circle G Ranch acting as our inspirational beacon.

The Circle G Foundation Annual Awards

Winners announced May 11 2024

At our Annual UK Fundraising event we were delighted to announce the winners of our Annual Awards. We are delighted to introduce Emily Sullivan, the winner of our Elvis Presley Rising Sun Memorial Award 2024. Emily is a truly inspiring young lady. Emily has benefited from equine therapy which has changed her life….and all because she loves Elvis and saw a documentary about his love of horses. That was enough to inspire Emily and she has worked so hard and has achieved amazing things that have improved the quality of her life on so many levels. Sadly (in the best award ceremony tradition) Emily could not be with us to accept her award on Saturday night but her award will be sent to her in the USA and we will post pictures of her with it as soon as we have them. Congratulations Emily and thank you for loving Elvis

Congratulations to Christine Frain the winner of our Gary Pepper Memorial Award 2024 ; a lady who despite her own health issues is a regular volunteer at a Dementia and Alzheimer’s support group. We’ve been told she lifts everyone’s spirits with her infectious personality - as you can see from this picture from our fundraising event on Saturday. Christine truly embodies the qualities we aspire to find in the winners of our Gary Pepper Memorial Award…which recognises an individual who has shown the true Elvis spirit, whether that be someone battling against adversity, striving and succeeding against the odds or an individual who has made another persons life better by their kindness. Many congratulations Christine from all of us at The Circle G Foundation.

At our Fundraiser on Sat 11th May, we also presented a special award…..The Circle G Foundation If I Can Dream Award 2024. This is given to an individual or organisation who we feel has contributed to society and who deserves special recognition.  This award goes to two ladies Marlene Chadwick and Sandra Ashcroft -Co Founders of Happy Timers. Their organisation enables people living with dementia and their carers to take a welcome break from day to day life, enjoy some mental stimulation and enter into activities. This not only reduces social isolation but helps people remain valued members of their community. They now have several groups running and have about 70 people attending. They have live music and a meal and have around 25 volunteers. Well done Marlene and Sandra….worthy winners of our Circle G Foundation If I Can Dream Award.

Because we received such great nominations for our awards we decided that we would also recognise 6 individuals by awarding them our Circle G Foundation Medals of Appreciation. These will be sent to the following worthy recipients. Beth Dixon in Memphis, Benjamin Price here in the U.K., Stephen Shutts in Nashville and Lyn Friel in Northern Ireland along with two ladies who joined us on Saturday night at our fundraising event Anne Foy and Marie Harris

 

 

Yee Ha! A Great Night

The Circle G Foundation Round Up Fundraiser 2024

Here are a few pictures from our Circle G Foundation Fundraising event that took place over two days - 11th & 12th May 2024 

On the night our silent auction and raffle raised £673.22. Thank you to all those who took part. We are going to keep our fundraising going for a little while longer to try to raise a little more that we can split between two worthy organisations. If you would like to contribute you can either donate via PayPal to thecirclegfoundation@gmail.com or by clicking this link you can donate by debit or credit card. https://www.paypal.com/donate/...

 

Click on the link to see our Official Circle G Foundation video put together by our Ambassador Rick Lowe from Elvis a2z on Youtube (subscribe to his channel - it's great)

https://youtu.be/QCnN54lSjLc?si=2UoI8mH6B_F9Shat

PLEASE SIGN OUR PETITION

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING - AND PLAY YOUR PART IN SAVING THE CIRCLE G RANCH.  TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

The Circle G Ranch, a former residence of Elvis Presley.  The place where he spent a good portion of his honeymoon. A place where he enjoyed the peace and freedom not afforded him elsewhere.

Despite having been listed on The National Register Of Historic Sites in 2019, this significant historic property is in imminent danger of being lost due to the neglect and inaction of the current owners since 2014.

Their lack of care is not only an insult to Elvis and his legacy but is also an insult his fans, the City of Horn Lake and to the great State of Mississippi.

 

We must urgently secure the future of the ranch; repair, protect and preserve the elements that have a direct link with Elvis’ tenure.

 

Despite persistent outreach by The Circle G Foundation and potential buyers, the owners have been unresponsive and any promises they have made have been broken and the ranch’s future remains in jeopardy and it is teetering on the brink of oblivion.

 

There is simply too much at stake to allow the owners to determine its fate.

ELVIS FANS…DO NOT SIT THERE AND SIMPLY CRY THST IT IS A SHAME!  THAT IS POINTLESS!

JOIN US AND HELP PLAY YOUR PART….LET’S SHOW THE WORLD HOW MUCH WE LOVE ELVIS

 

This petition will urge the Governor and State of Mississippi to act now to take proactive steps to protect this property which already recognised to be of historic significance

 

PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION

https://chng.it/Gh89X455GV

 

PLEASE SHARE THE PETITION LINK WITH YOUR FRIENDS, ELVIS GROUPS AND OTHERS, WE NEED A HIGH NIMBER OF SIGNATURES IF WE ARE TO SUCCEED…WE NEED TO SHOW THE POWERS THAT BE THAT WE CARE…AND THEY SHOULD TOO.

SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!

PLEASE NOTE!  DONATIONS GIVEN THROUGH CHANGE.ORG DO NOT COME TO US HERE AT THE CIRCLE G FOUNDATION.  Change.org use donations to promote ours and other petitions.

WE ARE NOT ASKING FOR DONATIONS AT THIS TIME

WE ARE ASKING FOR SIGNATURES.

Click on the video link in the petition to see the appalling state of the ranch……the fault lies squarely at the feet of the owners….they are not worthy of being the custodians of this recognised, historically important site!

ELVIS DESERVES MUCH MORE….LET’S BE PRO-ACTIVE FOR ELVIS

THANK YOU!

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS VIDEO - YOU'LL UNDERSTAND WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT ELVIS FANS SUPPORT THIS PETITION.

https://youtu.be/D3TT56HMcrY

 

 

The Circle G Foundation Flowers January 2024

One arrangement for Elvis - one for Lisa Marie

The Circle G Foundation Management Team sent two floral displays for Birthday week Jan 2024. One to commemorate Elvis's 89th birthday and one to mark the one year anniversary of Lisa's passing.

We were thrilled that both displays got such prominent placement.  A big thank you to all those who sent us pictures of our flowers and thank you to Marlowe and her team at Pughs Florists Memphis for once again doing such a wonderful job for us.

Blue Suede Connecton 

Proud to be working with and supporting......

Blue Suede Connection - A Free All Elvis Radio with The King of Rock n Roll! A weekly two hour adventure, celebrating Elvis and his impact on popular music. Make your connection with Blue Suede Connection, on the dial and online.

Check out the link and join this great All Elvis Radio station

https://blue-suede-connection.blogspot.com/p/where-to-listen.html?m=1

Blue Suede Connection is run by two great friends of ours - Dan & Patricia Hawthorne - both are dedicated Elvis fans and both are published authors.  Patricia's 'Angel Saga' Elvis fiction are amazing reads and Dan's motivational life journey documented in his book "Getting my life back - The Giant In Me' should not be missed.

The Circle G Foundation Round Up Newsletter

Our New Quarterly Newsletter

In June 2023 we launched the first issue of our Circle G Foundation Round Up Newsletter.

If you would like to have a copy e mailed to you and wish to add your name to our subscription list all you have to do is email us at thecirclegfoundation@gmail.com....Easy

Get involved....it'll be fun!

Our Patron

We are proud to announce.....

 Elvis’ first cousin Donna Presley has graciously accepted our invitation to become the Patron of The Circle G Foundation. Donna has been a long time supporter of our cause and has been a wonderful advocate for what we are working to do in Elvis’ name.

Donna is one of the remaining blood relatives who actually lived on the ranch during Elvis’ ownership and as such she is perfectly placed to understand how important it is to commemorate Elvis’ time there. Donna was present at our Dedication of the State Historic Marker we sponsored at the ranch in September 2021 and has continued to be a great support to us.

Nominated Causes 2023 -24

We are delighted to announce that we will be focusing our charitable collections for 2023 - 2024 on charities and organisations working with and supporting people with dementia and their families

.  Sadly most of us know someone with this terrible condition.  During the coming months we will promote the work they do and also look at charities and organisations that are doing such valuable work in this field.

Elvis Oscar Party Night Fundraiser.

March 25 2023

We had a wonderful and successful evening at our fundraising event.  Guests entered into the glamorous spirit of the evening and walked the red carpet and enjoyed a wonderful evening.  We raised over £1000 for charity in the auction and the proceeds from the auction will mainly go to our nominated charity for 2022 Heartland Hands given in Elvis' name and a small donation will go to Papyrus - suicide prevention charity and given in both Elvis' and Lisa's name.

What’s next?

The campaign continues…….

Obviously when our campaign to save Elvis’ Circle G Ranch began in 2010 we had no idea that the journey would be such a difficult one.  We have encountered problems, delays and let downs along the way BUT WE WILL NEVER GIVE UP.

We continue to explore all avenues and we do have plans that we will be pursuing during 2024 and beyond

Elvis inspires us.  

We are first and foremost Elvis fans, just like you, and as such we will do all we can to ensure his time at the ranch, which was so important at a very significant period in his life, is not allowed to be forgotten.

Please keep checking back for updates……

 

A State Historic Marker

September 8 2021

We are so very proud that on Sept 8 2021 we were able to erect a Mississippi State Historic Marker at Elvis’ Circle G Ranch.  This was made possible by the love and support of Elvis’ fans from around the world.  The dedication ceremony was attended by The Mayor Of Horn Lake and Elvis’ first cousin Donna Presley.

We hope this is just the beginning……..

This is the link to our video that gives you more info on the ranch and The Circle G Foundation and features the dedication ceremony on Sept 8 2021

https://youtu.be/RM3urUXX7Ug

2023 Donations

Following our Fundraising Event - Elvis Oscar Night Party

We were delighted to be able to donate £200 to the amazing Papyrus UK organisation who work to prevent young suicide.  Our donation was given in Elvis' name and in memory of Lisa Marie and Benjamin.  

Papyrus UK sent us this certificate of thanks and the following letter....if you would like to learn more about this wonderful organisation just click on this link to visit their website. 

https://www.papyrus-uk.org

We received this certificate of thanks from the Papyrus charity following our donation in memory of Lisa Marie and Benjamin. We also received the letter of thanks below. To fin out more about the Papyrus organisation visit their website, papyrus-U.K.org

15 April 2023

Dear The Circle G Foundation,

Thank you so much for raising an amazing £200.00 with the four additional items your Foundation added in memory of Lisa Marie and Benjamin Keough to the Elvis Oscar Night Party Auction in support of PAPYRUS! We are so grateful for all the hard work you have put into your fundraising for this event.

In 2022, 54% of people who contacted our helpline, HOPELINEUK, were young people with thoughts of suicide, donations like yours help pay for our trained advisers to be there for these young people in their moment of need – keeping them safe and saving their lives.

PAPYRUS is dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people. We believe that no young person should have to struggle alone with thoughts of suicide. Your generosity helps us to do this, not only through HOPELINEUK but through our training and community work equipping young people, their families and local communities to recognise and respond to suicidal behaviour; to prevent, to intervene, and to encourage self-care.

Thank you so much once again for supporting PAPYRUS, if there’s anything further, we can do to help, please do not hesitate to get back in touch.

With best wishes,

Kate Foley

Fundraising and Donations

 

If you would like to contribute to The Circle G Foundation's charitable donations that will be made in Elvis’ name you can do so via our PayPal account thecirclegfoundation@gmail.com

If you don’t use PayPal and would like to co tribute please e mail us at 

thecirclegfoundation@gmail.com

THANK YOU

Heartland Hands.

Our Donation.

We were delighted to hear that the donation from The Circle G Foundation has been used to purchase an additional chest freezer.  This will help this wonderful organisation store and distribute the meat they use to feed 500 plus families with every month.

We think Elvis would be pleased that his fans have once again helped others in need, don't you?

In Memory of Elvis...for Hawaii

Donated to The Red Cross for the Hawaiian Relief Fund

The Circle G Foundation is proud to have donated to The Red Cross to benefit the Hawaiian Relief Fund and given in the hame of Elvis Presley.

We all know how much Elvis loved Hawaii and we are certain he would have been one of the very first to step up to help following the disaster in 2023.

Giving in Elvis’ name

The Circle G Foundation is very proud to continue Elvis’ charitable legacy by making donations to good causes in Elvis’ name.

Over the years The Circle G Foundation has donated to

St Jude’s Research Hospital for Children (Memphis)

Cancer Research

Heart Research

Last year our donation was to the MAP Crohns charity which is funding research into the treatment and prevention of Crohns. 

There is an Elvis connection with the Crohns MAP vaccine as the triplets of Elvis’ good friend, the late Richard Davis’ suffer from the debilitating Crohns.

Click on the link to find out more about MAP Crohns.

https://crohnsmapvaccine.com/

The Circle G Foundation has also recently donated to the Red Cross Ukrainian Aid Fund

Donations via Paypal - thecirclegfoundation@gmail.com

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