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21 July 2019John Wareham’s 80th Birthday supports S.U.R.E.

At the Annual Meeting at the Beacon Centre on Saturday 20th July SURE were presented with a cheque for £500 donated by John Wareham of Chard who asked for donations to SURE in lieu of presents for his 80th birthday in May. 

The photo shows John presenting the cheque to S.U.R.E. Committee members Gail Wills, Carole Summerfield and Sarah Miller.

 

21 July 2019Annual SURE meeting at the Beacon Centre

The Annual SURE meeting at the Beacon Centre took place on Saturday morning 20th July.

Following updates on SURE’s achievements in 2018 from Chairman Paul Alway and Treasurer Carole Summerfield, the Radiotherapy team at the Beacon Centre gave supporters a behind the scenes tour of the Radiotherapy Department which was very well received by everyone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21 July 2019Donations Update

Donations this week are £1,143.98 raised by 45 members of staff, along with family and friends took part in a walk between the 2 Council offices  (Deane House, Taunton to West Somerset House, Williton) organised to celebrate the joining of the two Councils to form Somerset West and Taunton in May, £500 from John Wareham of Chard in lieu of 80th birthday presents, an anonymous donation of £4.35 in 5ps, £7.10 from the counter pot at the Crusty Cob, Burnham, £3.30 in 5ps from Bernard and Mary Spilsbury of Burnham, £19.35 in 5ps collected at the Information Centre in Taunton following a suggestion as a collection point from Cllr Catherine Herbert, the former Mayor, and left at the Beacon Centre was £54.18 in 5ps, mainly in 5ps, from St Michael's Ladies, Galmington, £12.50 in 5ps from Creech St Michael WI  and from the Beacon Centre £108.15 in 5ps. 

This week's total is £1,852.91

Thank you for all your donations.

15 July 2019Donations Update

Donations this week are £947 from Gill Jeffrey raised by asking for donations instead of presents for her 60th birthday at a party held recently at Hestercombe, £1,232.50 from George Huish raised from donations given to support his completion of the 52 mile Ultra Marathon, £180 from Joanne McNulty who held a coffee morning in Chard.  Joanne also donated £95 in 5ps from herself, family & friends, 5p collections of £10 from Stephanie Lawrence & Marilyn Woodland, £29 from the staff at Boots Taunton, £2 from Pauline Harrison and £8 from Margaret King and Rosemary Smith and left at the Beacon Centre was £5.16, mainly in 5ps from Lilian C Henson, £33 in 5p from Ruth Dyke & Julian Stainton and from the Beacon Centre £182.85, mainly in 5ps. 

This week's total is £2,724.51 

Thank you for all your donations.

07 July 2019Donations Update

Donations this week are £50 from the Burnham & District Model Railway Club, an anonymous donation of £7.50 in 5ps, £41 in 5ps from Sarah Miller of Bridgwater, £19 in 5ps from Angela Coombes of Puriton, from collection pots - £7.03 from Trull Stores, Honiton Rd, £64.08 from Tesco Express, East Reach, £20.17 from Tesco Express, Comeytrowe and £36.86 from Londis, Taunton Rd, Bridgwater and from the Beacon Centre, £77.95, mainly in 5ps.

This week's total is £323.59

Thank you for all your donations.

30 June 2019Donations Update

SURE has received a further £2,117.02 from Councillor Catherine Herbert bringing the total raised over the year in which SURE was one of her supported charities during her year in office as Mayor of Taunton Deane to £3,510.31, SURE was also the charity of the year chosen by both the ladies' and men's Captains at Enmore Golf Club.  Paul Thorogood, the men's Captain presented SURE with a cheque for £6,381.02.  This is in addition to the ladies' Captain's donation already received.  The money was raised at various events such as "Party in the Park", auctions and charity days.  The total raised by Enmore Golf Club was £7,926.52.  Other donations this week are £70.95 from the 5p collection at Minster Pharmacy, Ilminster, whose collection pot also contained £7.36, and from the Beacon Centre was £29.45 in 5ps from Mr T F Quinlan of Taunton, £80.80 mainly in 5ps and 20ps from Blagdon Retirement Village, £30.30 from Jan Biddiscombe and friends and from the Beacon Centre, £104.86, mainly in 5ps.

This week's total is £8,821.76

Thank you for all your donations.

28 June 2019Enmore Park Golf Club cheque presentation

Captain of Enmore Park Golf Club was Paul Thorogood 2018-2019 and the lady Captain was Jackie Bull, during the year they supported SURE as their chosen Charity.

We had a variety of events including "Party in the Park", auctions and Charity Days. Paul wanted to thank all members, guests and sponsors who have assisted in raising a total of £7,936.52 for the SURE charity,

Paul has great pleasure in presenting the final cheque for the remaining £6,381.02 to Gail Wills and Sarah Miller of SURE.

Our thanks to all members of Enmore Park Golf Club for your generous support of SURE over the past year.

27 June 2019Presentation to SURE by the last Mayor of Taunton Deane

The photo shows Cllr Catherine Herbert, the last Mayor of Taunton Deane, presenting a cheque for £3,510.31 to SURE Chairman Paul Alway. This is the final amount which was raised for SURE during her year as Mayor in which SURE was one of the Mayor’s chosen charities.

The presentation took place at Mr Miles Tea Rooms in Taunton which had also hosted the Mayors charity tea parties over the year.

Many thanks to Catherine Herbert for choosing SURE and to all those who supported and donated to the Mayor’s charities during her year in office.

27 June 2019Taunton Motorcycle Action Group presents cheque to SURE

The Taunton Motor Cycle Acton Group raised £500 at their Tone Valley Tea Rally held on the late May Bank Holiday. 

 

The cheque presentation was at the group's meeting at the Maypole Inn, Thurloxton, on Wednesday evening.

 

The photo shows Gail Wills of SURE being presented with a cheque from Tim Poole (grey tea shirt) and Dan on each side of Gail.  The Taunton members are (from left to right)

Sam, Lorna, Stuart, Martin, Brian, Tim, Tony and Ollie.

23 June 2019Donations Update

Donations this week are £1,000 from the New Horizon Singers raised from their concerts throughout the year, a further £21 from Ron Greenway from his 90th birthday party, 5p collections from Teryn Chorley of £5, from Pauline Burt of £3.25, an anon donation of £2.90, from the collection pots at the One Stop Shop Galmington £39.02, from the collection pots at Tesco Express, High St, Taunton £130, and from the Beacon Centre was £25.90 in 5ps left by Val & friends from Westonzoyland and from the Beacon Centre, £112.90, mainly in 5ps.

This week's total is £1,339.97

Thank you for all your donations.

21 June 2019New Horizon Singers donation to SURE

The photo shows Carole Summerfield and Gail Wills of SURE receiving a cheque for £1,000  from the New Horizon Singers at their Midsummer Music concert on Thursday 20th June at the Baptist Church, Silver Street Taunton.

Thanks to all members of the New Horizon Singers for your continued support of SURE.

16 June 2019Donations Update

Donations this week are £500 from the Taunton Motorcycle Action Group raised at their Tone Vale Tea Rally and from the Beacon Centre was £30 in 5ps left by Norman Tomkies of Street and from the Beacon Centre, £78.75 of which £53.75 was in in 5ps.

This week's total is £608.75

Thank you for all your donations.

11 June 2019Cricket World Cup Tickets - and the lucky winners were...

Following problems with the bidding process for the two tickets, generously donated to SURE by the Somerset West & Taunton Council, for the World Cup Cricket match between Afghanistan and New Zealand at the County Cricket Ground in Taunton, the SURE committee decided to offer the 2 tickets to members of staff at the Beacon Centre.

As a result 2 names were drawn and the photo shows the winners, Kate and Mark Cooper on their way to the match.

11 June 2019Judith Heaphy makes Minehead bloom for SURE

After a series of plant sales from her blooming garden in Minehead, neighbourhood charity organiser Judith Heaphy presented a cheque for £2000 to Carole Summerfield and Roy Hole from SURE.

Mrs Heaphy said “We had hoped to raise £2,000 in the year to September, but managed it in nine months!  It couldn’t have happened without the generous help of our cake-makers, and all my lovely neighbours and friends who helped before, during and after the event. We raised £170 on the day, and we are already starting on the next amount for SURE."

09 June 2019Donations Update

Donations this week are £2,000 raised by Judith Heaphy, friends and  neigbhours selling plants in Minehead, £539.75 raised at the Annette Gregory Cup Darts Competition in Minehead by competition entries, a raffle and a buffet, £120 from the Burnham on Sea Inner Wheel, £60 in 5ps from Lyn Hart, and from collection pots, £12 from Hurleys Newsagents, Burnham, £46 from the Tesco Express, North Petherton, £384.37 from Tesco Superstore, Taunton, £104.57 from Tesco Express, East Reach, £5.88 from Trull Stores and Post Office and from the Beacon Centre, £177.06 of which £149.15 was in 5ps.

This week's total is £3,449.63

Thank you for all your donations.

05 June 2019Letter of Thanks to SURE supporters from Colin Drummond

02 June 2019Donations Update

Donations this week are £450 from Mrs Dorothy Dewis raised from the sale of her late husband's tools, £100 from Ginnie Hill and all club members of the Sedgemoor Inner Wheel at Bridgwater, £7.90 from the collection pot at the Crusty Cob, Burnham and £25.55 from the collection pot at Lizzies Cafe, Burnham, 5p collections of £82 from the clients of Elaine's Beauty Salon, Hemyock, £30 from the Friends of Ivy House Park, Henlade, £34.15 from Taunton Moose Ladies Circle, left at the Beacon Centre was £9 in 5ps from Jean Carey and friends and from the Beacon Centre, £148.35 in 5ps.

This week's total is £866.95

Thank you for all your donations.

 

01 June 2019SURE has 2 Cricket World Cup Tickets on offer

Bidding will end at 9am on Wednesday 5th June.

SURE has received from Somerset West and Taunton Council 2 tickets for the ICC Cricket World Cup match between Afghanistan and New Zealand at the County Ground Taunton on Saturday 8th June which we have decided to use to raise funds for SURE.

The 2 tickets for seats in the Marcus Trescothick Stand will go to the highest bidder.

To place you bid please email info@surecharity.org.uk giving your bid for the pair of tickets and your contact details.

 

Good Luck!

 

27 May 2019The New Horizon Singers ‘Midsummer Music’ concert

26 May 2019Donations Update

Donations this week are £126.50 from Puriton Bingo, £2 in 5ps from Gillian Robson and £3.05 in 5ps from Norma Trangmar, £98.26 from the collection pots at the One Stop Shop, Galmington and £58.90 from the collection pots at Tesco Express. Comeytrowe  and from the Beacon Centre, £127.55 of which £78.55 was in 5ps.

This week's total is £416.26

Thank you for all your donations.

 

19 May 2019Donations Update

Donations this week are £312 from Barleymow's Farm Shop and Restaurant in Chard raised at their Easter raffle, £275 from Ron Greenway of Bathelton raised at his 90th birthday party, £200 donation from Lydia Easton, £100 donation from The Society of Somerset Cuckoos, £148.50 from Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Club raised by members at a recent competition for SURE, £22.14 from the collection pot at Trull Stores, Honiton Road, £42.22 from the collection pot at Taunton Market Shop, Bath Place and left at the Beacon Centre was £30 in 5ps from Mr PG Dixon & friends, £20.60 from J.T.L.S and Sharon of Cotford St Luke, £4 in 5ps from JG Dancer and anonymous donation of £2.70 and from the Beacon Centre, £154.70 mainly in 5ps.

This week's total is £1311.86

Thank you for all your donations.

13 May 2019Taunton & Bridgwater College student RAG for SURE

On Wednesday 1st May SURE committee members Gail Wills and Vanessa Marchmont attended the Student Parliament  at Taunton & Bridgwater College to receive a cheque for £1,450.17 raised by the students during the last RAG.

The photo shows Gail and Vanessa receiving the cheque from L-R:

Jonathan Surya, Paige Kassim-Swateridge, Thomas Harris, Leanne Payne, Saul Rockett, Dylan Tippetts, and Mark Nettle (Director of Student Services).

 

Our thanks go to all the students for choosing to support SURE and for the amazing donation raised.

12 May 2019Donations Update

Donations this week are £1,450.17 from Bridgwater & Taunton College raised during their Rag Week, £30 from Brian Hale in memory of his mother, £28.70 from Debenhams being the commission due to them from the Book People, an anonymous donation of £2 and left at the Beacon Centre last week was £30 in 5ps from Mrs N Ratcliffe and £211.20 mainly in 5ps from the Beacon Centre.  Left at the Beacon Centre this week was £12.90 in 5ps from Rich & Chris Turner and from the Beacon Centre, £90.25 mainly in 5ps.

This week's total is £1,855.22

Thank you for all your donations.

28 April 2019Donations Update

Donations this week are £484.09 from the Somerset Direct Team, raised throughout the year from their Dress Down Days, £41.10 from the collection pots at Wembdon Stores and Post Office, £4.70 in 5ps from Mr & Mrs Mervyn Baker, £96.15 from the collection pots at Tesco Express, East Reach, £4 in 5ps from Wendy & Bob Griffiths  and left at the Beacon Centre was £29 in 5ps from Beryl Hake & friends, £5 in 5ps from Caroline Howard, £51.05 in 5ps from Clare Pile, family & friends of Minehead in memory of Avril Webber and Margaret Baker, they have now collected £500 in 5ps, £8.65 in 5ps from Madge Smith, £102 in £2 coins from Mr & Mrs Patrick Scribbans of Minehead and from the Beacon Centre was £111.30 in 5ps.

This week's total is £937.04

Thank you for all your donations.

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