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This News page will be used by the S.U.R.E. Committee to give updates on news, activities and events.

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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.

21 April 2019Donations Update

Donations this week are £1,000  from Rockwell Green Whist Drives mainly raised by holding whist drives, but also includes £20 in 5ps and £15 from a cake auction, £66.13 from Sarah Miller raised selling Easter crafts, £250 from Eileen and David Lloyd in memory of their son Simon, £46.50 from the collection pot at Tesco Express, North Petherton, £114 from Wellington Aqua Group, raised at their Christmas raffle and they also collected £115.10 in 5ps, £65 from donated items sold at auction, and from 5pcollections there is £5.50 from Keith Bawler, an anonymous donation of £14.15, £5 from Jacqui and Peter Curry, and £19.80 from Georgina Marshall and left at the Beacon Centre was £14 in 5ps from Creech St Michael WI and from the Beacon Centre was £33.90 in 5ps.

This week's total is £1,749.08

Thank you all for your support and donations.

18 April 2019Nic Crocker Running Bristol Half Marathon for SURE

Nic Crocker is running the Bristol Half Marathon on 15th September in memory of his father, Garth Crocker and acknowledge the tremendous care and treatment he received at the Beacon Centre. The Professional and empathetic support gave him 15 months extra life. 
 

To find out more about Nic’s story and to donate please visit his fundraising page:

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/NicCrocker

14 April 2019Donations Update

Donations this week are £100 from the Plainsmen Skittle Team which were fines collected from the men skittlers during the past season, £67.66 from the Stoke St Mary's Senior Citizen Club, who collect their change at each monthly meeting, £5 in 5ps from Knighton Berry, £121 from Mrs M Trunks of Cossington raised at a coffee and cakes morning, and left at the Beacon Centre was £113.80 in 5ps from Emma Burt in memory of her Dad, Grandad and Granfie, £10 in 5ps from Jean Carey and friends, £452 in loving memory of Paul and and from the Beacon Centre was £116.76, mainly in 5ps.

This week's total is £986.22

Thank you for all your donations.

13 April 2019Thank You Carly for your support

The photo shows Carly Locke presenting a cheque to Carole Summerfield (SURE Treasurer) for the £1,120.25 which she raised following her competing in two sponsored 5k runs last year and holding a tombola and raffle at work.  Carly underwent treatment at the Beacon Centre last year and this is a way of saying thank you to all the kindness she was shown.

 

12 April 2019Exmoor Belles & Beasts

On Tuesday 12th March Kelly Creech, Katy Brown and Mr and Mrs January aka Richard Clarke and Nikki Clarke presented the fifth cheque of £354.48 to Carole Summerfield (treasurer) and Roy Hole (Vice chairman) from Richard and Nikki’s chosen charity SURE Charity

Thankyou to the Marston Lodge Hotel in Minehead for letting us use your hotel for the photo shoot. 

S U R E was the chosen charity of Mr and Mrs January and the fifth of 13 charities. 

 

Thank You to all involved and a big thank you to Richard and Nikki Clarke for choosing to support SURE.

 

07 April 2019Donations Update

Donations this week are £320 from Vanessa Southgate in memory of her late husband Jerry Southgate, £50 from Mr and Mrs Hares from Brent Knoll, who raised the money by holding BBQs at their home, £117 from the Monkton Village Hall Textile Fair and Craft Day, and a mention for Marion Burt who won £50 in the telephone tombola at the Fair, £218.13 raised by staff at the Child Maintenance Group of the DWP in Taunton. From collection pots there is £249.06 from Bishops Lydeard Newsagents Shop, £4.30 from The Crusty Cob Bakery in Burnham, £25.25 for Burnham Goldsmiths, £11 in 5ps from Bernard and Mary Spilsbury and left at the Beacon Centre was £13 in 5ps from Creech St Michael WI, £9.60 from Mrs Jay and and from the Beacon Centre was £42.99, mainly in 5ps.

This week's total is £1,060.33

Thank you for all your donations.

31 March 2019Moose International

On Thursday 28th March SURE Treasurer Carole Summerfield and SURE Secretary Vanessa Marchmont were at the Moose Hall in Taunton receiving a cheque for £2,000 from the Moose International Ladies Circle Taunton Deane Lodge No. 125.

Thanks to all the Moose ladies for your continued support of SURE.

 

 

 

 

 

On the same evening Carole and Vanessa also received a cheque on behalf of SURE for £2,250 from Roger Baker of the Moose International Taunton Deane Lodge  No 125.

Thank you all for your continued and very generous support.

 

31 March 2019Donations Update

Donations this week are £2,250 from the Moose International Taunton Deane Lodge No.125, £2,000 from the Moose International Ladies Circle Taunton Deane Lodge No.125, £500 from the Masons Loyal Vacation Lodge 6209, Wiveliscombe, £136, 13 from the collection pot at Tesco Express, East Reach, £48.34 from the collection post at the One Stop Shop, Galmington, £5 in 5ps from Margaret Trimm, £2 in 5ps from Pauline Harrison, £40 in 5ps from Mrs Setter and friends. Left at the Beacon Centre was £33.60 in 5ps from Jan Biddiscombe and friends, £21 in 5ps from Carol and Tony Hughes, £2.75 in 5ps from the children of Kings Hall School, £25 in memory of Reg Lawrence, £88.81, mainly in 5ps from Blagdon Retirement Village and from the Beacon Centre was £166.75, mainly in 5ps.

This week's total is £5,319.38

Thank you for all your donations.

24 March 2019Donations Update

Donations this week are £2,500 from the Queens College Taunton Lodge, £1,750 from the "For the Love of Luke" campaign organised by Belle Cole of Minehead and raised by the sale of calendars, a BBQ and other activities, £240 donation from Stockland Sports Club, £54.83 from the 5p collection at Minster Pharmacy, Ilminster, £42.01 from the collection pot at Tesco Express, Comeytrowe, £2.20 in 5ps from Alan Sutton, £10 in 5ps from the Marks family of Taunton, £3.10 in 5ps from Adrian and Sheila Cross, left at the Beacon Centre and £105.20 mainly in 5ps, from the Beacon Centre.

This week's total is £4.703.34

Thank you for all your donations.

22 March 2019Somerset West & Taunton Trail raising funds for SURE

On 12th May Somerset West & Taunton Council staff, family & friends are coming together to walk or run the 16 miles from The Deane House in Taunton to West Somerset House in Williton to mark and celebrate the coming together of our two Councils. 

The route is a well trodden, but will be challenging all the same, so please show your support for those taking part and donate what you can. 

All money raised will go towards S.U.R.E

To find out more and to make a donation visit the SWT event page:

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SWT

 

22 March 2019Queen’s College Lodge supporting SURE

The photo shows Alan Watkins and Peter Thomas from Queen’s College Taunton Lodge presenting a cheque for £2,500 to SURE Chairman Paul Alway.

Alan Watkins, current Master of the Queen's College Taunton lodge of Freemasons was moved to select S.U.R.E as the charity he wished to support with fundraising during his year in office as the result of first hand experience of the benefits of the charity through recent treatment of a close family member at Musgrove.  He recalls how alarming it was to learn of the diagnosis but the prospect of having to travel daily to Bristol for the necessary treatment was daunting.  What a fantastic relief to learn that as a result of public generosity, a charity 'the Somerset Unit for Radiotherapy Equipment' had purchased essential specialist equipment for The Beacon Centre at Musgrove Park Hospital making travel to Bristol unnecessary.  Confidence was boosted by the knowledge that through The Beacon Centre, Musgrove Park Hospital had become a centre of excellence in the delivery of cancer treatments for the people of Somerset.  It gave Alan a tangible way of saying 'thank you'.

Thank you to all members of Queen’s College Taunton Lodge for your generous support of SURE over the past year.

20 March 2019Chris Bunch running London Marathon for SURE

SURE supporter Chris Bunch is running the London Marathon on Sunday 29th April to raise funds for SURE and has already raised over £100 in donations.

To find out more and to support Chris go to his online fundraising page at:

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ChrisBunch1

 

 

18 March 2019Amy D’Arcy runs Bath Half Marathon for SURE

Our Thanks go to Amy D’Arcy for running the Bath Half Marathon on Sunday 17th March to raise funds for SURE.

So far Amy’s supporters have donated over £450 (with Gift Aid) to SURE, if you would like to find out more about Amy’s story and donate to her event go to:

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AmyDArcy

18 March 2019SURE Official Charity of Taunton Marathon & Half Marathon 2019

SURE has been named as the Official Charity of the Taunton Marathon & Half Marathon 2019, which takes place on Sunday 7th April starting at 10:30 at Bridgwater and Taunton College.

SURE will be there so come along and visit us and find out what projects SURE is planning to fund at the Beacon Centre in 2019.

For more information go to the Taunton Marathon website: http://www.tauntonmarathon.co.uk

and Facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/events/2525518440823559

 

 

17 March 2019Donations Update

Donations this week are £354.48 from the Exmoor Beasts, which is a share of the money raised from the sale of a Charity Calendar for 2018, £30 in 5ps from Smeatharpe WI, an anonymous donation of £1.75 in 5ps, a further donation of £119.06 from Charlotte Bly in lieu of birthday presents,so her total donation is £643.96, £209.89 from the collection pot at the Holywell Inn, a further £444 from Carly Locke and colleagues raised by holding a raffle and a tombola and for completing another 5k run, the total they have raised is £1,120.25, £30 in 5ps from Norman Tomkies of Street and £92,45 mainly in 5ps, from the Beacon Centre.

This week's total is £1,281.63

Thank you for all your donations.

10 March 2019Donations Update

Donations this week are £524.90 from Charlotte Bly which was as a result of donations in lieu of birthday presents, from 5p collections there is £55 from Judi and Bill Tregillus, £1.90 from Gillian Robson, £12 from Maureen and Anna, £8 from Gill Wood, £3.75 from Andrew and Tina Potter, £10 from Jacqui and Peter Curry, and £5 from Teryn Chorley and £198.36 mainly in 5ps, from the Beacon Centre.

This week's total is £818.91

Thank you for all your donations.

 

03 March 2019Donations Update

Donations this week are £25 from Mr & Mrs JP Mellanby, £8.55 in 5ps from Eileen Reed and left at the Beacon Centre was £5.10 in 5ps from Lilian C Henson, £19.90 from Karen Fell and £176.32 mainly in 5ps, from the Beacon Centre.

This week's total is £234.87

Thank you for all your donations.

02 March 2019SURE now live on Virgin Money Giving

BT having announced that BT Mydonate will be closing at the end of June 2019 we have had to set ourselves up on an alternative online donation site.

SURE is now live on Virgin Money Giving to replace our use of BT MyDonate for online fundraising events and donations. We chose Virgin as they are well known, offered free set up and have lower commission charges than Just Giving and no monthly fee.

You will find us under our full name Somerset Unit for Radiotherapy Equipment. 

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/giving/

 

 

24 February 2019Donations Update

Donations this week are £340 from Mr & Mrs Stradling and Mrs Muriel Coles raised in memory of Mrs Hilda Stradling, from collection pots £30 from Tesco Express North Petherton, £119.75 from Tesco Express, East Reach, £4.17 from Wyevale Garden Centre, £10.60 from Trull Stores, Honiton Rd, £16.20 from Co-Op Stores Monkton Heathfield, £15.09 from the Constitutional Club, Bishops Hull and 5p Collections from Norma Trangmar of £2.80, an anonymous donation of £6.15, Joy Hartshorn of £17.51, the Girls at Boots of £33.00, Joyce Kilner of £4.00, Mollies friends of £15.00, Moose Ladies Circle of £48.75 and £2 from Jackie O'Mara  and from the Beacon Centre £109.41 mainly in 5ps.

This week's total is £774.43

Thank you for all your donations.

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