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21 October 2018Donations Update

Donations this week are £107.40 from the Beacon Centre, £139.99 from the Minster Pharmacy, £60 raised from a Quiz held in Puriton, £21.25 from Jan Biddiscombe and friends and £20 from MR. And Mrs Walker from the sale of Bramley apples. Collection boxes included £430.74 from several collection boxes in the Tesco Super Store, £32.37 from Honeys Hairdressers, £51.02 from the Co-op store in Monkton Heathfield and £38.83 from the Minster Pharmacy.

The total donations this past week is £901.60

Thank you all for your donations.

18 October 2018Easy Fundraising - Shop to Win

We can enter #easyfundraising's competition to win a £250 donation for SURE Charity when you shop with participating retailers. Plus, if you get the winning entry, you can win a £250 cash prize for yourself!

Please help us raise more and shop through the competition page before it ends on Sunday 21 October.

Shop now: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/shop-to-win

 

14 October 2018Donations Update

Donations this week are a further donation of £643.29 from HMS Somerset from their Charities Fund, £50 in 5ps from Hemyock Short Mat Bowling Club, £25.78 in loose change from Georgina Marshall, £5 in 5ps from Teryn Chorley, £10 in 5ps from Jacqui and Peter Curry, £16 in 5ps from Dennis and Rosemary Buckingham of Wiveliscombe, £2.60 in 5ps from June Hoare, donations from collection pots of £42.50 from Tesco Express, North Petherton, £55.02 from Taunton Country Market, and £72.10 from Tesco Express, Comeytrowe  and left at the Beacon Centre was £130.10 from Claire Jones and family of Langport and £167.61, mainly in 5ps, from the Beacon Centre.

This week's total is £1,220.00

Thank you for all your donations.

13 October 2018SURE Christmas Raffle 2018

The SURE Christmas Raffle will take place in the Beacon Centre Reception from Monday 3rd December until Friday 7th December, with the Draw taking place on Friday 7th.

12 October 2018Mayor's Tea Party

During the afternoon of the Wednesday 10th October Carole Summerfield and Roy Hole of SURE attended the Mayors Tea Party at Mr Miles Tea Room in the High Street, Taunton.  SURE is one of Cllr Catherine Herbert’s chosen charities during her term of office.  The photo shows the Mayor  announcing the raffle prize winners with Carole seated to her right.

The next Mayor's Tea Party is at 4pm on Friday 22nd February 2019.

07 October 2018Donations Update

Donations this week are £2,800, which was a share of the receipts for the 2018 season from Bishop's Lydeard Mill, £1,100 from the St Bernard Masonic Lodge 5361 of Minehead, raised through various fundraising activities throughout the year such as a Ladies Evening and raffles, £1,004.50 raised by Louisa and Jeff Trimmings and Louisa's sister Amy Rich, who all completed the Barnstaple Half Marathon 30 September, £2.10 in 5ps from Gillian Robson, £2.20 in 5ps from Jean Leeming, and left at the Beacon Centre was £38.15 in 5ps from Mrs C Cattle and friends of Burrowbridge, £10.80 in 5ps from Mr & Mrs Baker, £19.72 from Mr M Tuck of Yeovil, £20 in 5ps from Jack Baker aged eleven from Nerrols Farm, Taunton and £88.70 in 5ps from the Beacon Centre.

This week's total is £4,985.67 

Thank you for all your donations.

06 October 2018Barnstaple Half Marathon

My sister Amy Rich, my husband Jeff Trimmings & I all completed the Barnstaple half marathon last Sunday 30th September, raising a total of £984.50 (excluding GiftAid) for S.U.R.E.
Jeff was the first over the finish line out of the 3 of us, in 1 hour, 46 minutes, then Amy In 1 hour, 57 minutes & after suffering a groin injury 3 months ago & not being able to train, I finally made it over the finish line in 2 hours, 20 minutes! It was all worth it for such a good cause & we are so happy that we could help in our own little way - S.U.R.E was our mums chosen charity, after she was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer last December & is a frequent patient to the Beacon Centre. 
Keep up the excellent work you do & thank you.

Thanks Louisa, Amy and Jeff for supporting SURE and well done on completing the course.

02 October 2018Bishops Lydeard Mill cheque presentation to SURE

The photo shows the Mayor of Taunton Deane  Catherine Herbert presenting a cheque for £2,800 to  Carol Young on behalf of SURE on 2 October 2018. 

This was a share of the money raised by Bishop's Lydeard Mill thoughout the 2018 season.

Thank you to everyone who continue to support Bishops Lydeard Mill and SURE.

01 October 2018 St Bernard's Masonic Lodge 5361 Minehead supporting SURE

Many thanks to St Bernard's Masonic Lodge 5361 of Minehead for their support of SURE over the past year.

The photo shows from left to right, Sally Sanders-Crook, Mary Pedley, Malcolm Pedley, Carole Summerfield of SURE, Maureen Sanders-Crook and Phillip Hackney, the next Worshipful Master of the Lodge.

Carole received a cheque of £1,100 from Malcom Pedley who is the current Worshipful Master of the St Bernard's Masonic Lodge 5361 of Minehead, on 1 October 2018 at the Beacon Centre.  The money donated has been raised throughout the year from events such as a Ladies evening, a Social evening and raffles, plus many more.

 

 

01 October 2018Shop Online with EasyFundraising and support SURE

Thank you to our amazing supporters shopping online with easyfundraising.
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30 September 2018Donations Update

Donations this week are £1,000 from Judith Heaphy, friends and neighbours of Minehead, raised by selling plants throughout the summer, £500 from the Lyn Valley Classic Event in Lynton which was a share of money raised throughout the year, £200 from Collette and Paul Secker raised at car boot sales, from various collection pots at Tesco Express, Bower Rd, Bridgwater, £34, from the Fish & Chip shop, Norton Fitzwarren £32.02, from Tesco Express East Reach, £99.23 and from British Car Auctions £30, £17.45 in 5ps from Mrs A Coombes of Puriton, an anonymous donation of £2.35 in 5ps and left at the Beacon Centre £5 from Heather, £31 in 5ps from West Buckland WI, £14 in 5ps from Jean Carey and friends and £151.04, mainly in 5ps from the Beacon Centre.

This week's total is £2,116.09 

Thank you for all your donations.

30 September 2018Judith's Plant Sale for SURE

The photo shows Roy Hole and Carole Summerfield of SURE receiving a cheque yesterday from Judith Heaphy of Minehead  with friends and neighbours. 

 Judith is sitting on the right hand  side of the cheque .

After a series of plant sales from her blooming garden in Minehead, neighbourhood charity organiser Judith Heaphy presented a cheque for £1000 to Carole Summerfield and Roy Hole from SURE, the Somerset Unit for Radiotherapy Equipment. 

 

Mrs Heaphy said “It’s been great fun organising my occasional plant sales. We’ve had four sales this year, but you can buy plants at any time from outside my house on Quay Lane."

 

30 September 2018Burnham-on-Sea Spiritualist Church event for SURE

The Photo shows SURE Committee member Gail Wills at the Clairvoyant evening held at the Burnham on Sea Spiritualist Church on 1st September held in memory of Maggie Smith's mother.  They raised £455 for SURE.

 

In the photo left to right..

Jenny Ann (Spiritualist),    Maggie Clark  (event in her mothers memory),   Gail Wills (SURE),  Alan Hogwood Thompson (Spiritualist)  Michella Bishop (Gail’s daughter).

30 September 2018Bridgwater & Albion RFC supports SURE

The photo shows SURE Committee members Carole Summerfield and Gail Wills receiving a check for £315 from Bridgwater & Albion RFC.

many thanks to all team members and supporters at Bridgwater &a Albion for your support of SURE.

30 September 2018Victoria Park Bowls Club supports SURE

The photo shows SURE Committee members Carole Summerfield and Gail Wills receiving a cheque for £1,072 from the Victoria Park Bowls Club.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second Photo shows Carole Summerfield and Gail Wills from SURE together with Les Snow, who is the captain of the Victoria Park Bowls Club.  Les donated the Runners up winnings of £50 from the Notoro Windows Charity League to SURE.

30 September 2018Bridgwater Bowling Association supports SURE

The photo shows SURE Committee members Carole Summerfield and Gail Wills receiving a cheque for £400 from the Bridgwater Bowling Association (BBA) which was a share of funds raised over the past year.  The presentation was at Eastover Park Bowling Club on 9thSeptember.  In the photo are (L to R) Terry Pope BBA Chairman, Carole, Gail and Stuart Vinecombe, BBA Treasurer.

30 September 2018Lyn Valley Classic Event supports SURE

The Lyn Valley Classic Event raises money for various charities and is held annually. This year £6000 was raised to be distributed between 12 charities of which S.U.R.E was a beneficiary.

The photograph shows Carole Summerfield from S.U.R.E being presented with a cheque for £500 from James Tucker of Lyn Financial Services, after which Carole gave thanks. The donation for S.U.R.E was proposed by Kristy Johnson of Beaver Ford. 
During the event last June, classic cars paraded through Lynton. 
The cheque presentation happened on the evening of the 28th September 2018 at the Lynton Town Hall where all the chosen charities were presented with cheques. The  presentation evening was very well attended and included entertainment from the Lyn Line Dancers and the Lyn Tones singers and refreshments were available. Carole and Roy Hole, both from S.U.R.E enjoyed the evening.

24 September 2018Donations Update

Donations this week are £1,700 from Mark Barry, Cricket St. Thomas Golf Club Captain who chose SURE as his charity of the year and raised through various events held throughout the year, £500 from Cynthia and Jack Law in lieu of presents for their Diamond Wedding Celebrations held at Monkton Heathfield Village Hall recently, £30 in 5ps from Smeatharpe WI, £23 in 5ps from the Tuesday Badminton Club, Monkton Heathfield, £49.85, in 5ps from Maureen Ward of Taunton, collection pots at Lizzies Kitchen Burnham of £32.43, Hurleys Newagents, Burnham of £25.42 and Crusty Cob Bakeries of £6.95 and from the Beacon Centre £5.12 from Ms Lilian Cynthia Henson, £35 in 5ps from Norman Tomkies of Street and £132.45 from the Beacon Centre.

This week's total is £2,539.12 

Thank you for all your donations.

17 September 2018Donations Update

Donations this week are £1,715 raised by Jane Fear at a coffee evening held at her house,Twinhill Bank, Spaxton in August, £128.50 from Puriton Bingo, £250 from Colley Lane Truck & Bus Ltd, Bridgwater,  £12.81 from the collection pot at Trull Stores, Honiton Rd and from the Beacon Centre £30 in 5ps from Miss T Knight's mother and friend, £22 in 5ps from Creech St Michael WI and £70.80, mainly in 5ps, from the Beacon Centre.

This week's total is £2,229.11  

Thank you for all your donations.

10 September 2018Donations Update

Donations this week are £315 raised by the skittles team of Bridgwater and Albion Rugby Club, £60 in 5ps from Sarah Miller and friends, £15.60 in 5ps from Mrs Jill Woods, £400 from the Bridgwater Bowling Association, which was a share of the funds raised over the past year and presented at Eastover Park Bowls Club, £50 donated from Victoria Park Bowls Club which was their prize money as runners up in the Notoro Windows Charity League, £20 in 5ps from Alcombe Methodist Church, £11.20 from the collection pots at the Daily Needs Newsagent, Bath Place, Taunton, £39.86 from the collection pots at the One Stop Shop, Galmington and left at the Beacon Centre was £9 in 5ps from Margaret Jenkins, £16 in 5ps from SLJK and Sharon, £35 in 5ps from June Fogwill and friends of Creech St Michael, £53,45 from the CFCD, Bredon House, Taunton, £89.80, mainly in 5ps, from Blagdon Retirement Village and from the Beacon Centre £144.65, manly in 5ps. 

This week's total is £1,259.56

Thank you for all your donations.  

03 September 2018Donations Update

Donations this week are £455 raised at a clairvoyant evening at Burnham Spiritual Church in memory of Maggie Smith's mother , £5 in 5ps from Jacqui and Peter Curry, £43.25 including £28.55 in 5ps from Joy Heartshorne of Taunton, £107.26 from the collection pots at Tesco Express, Priorswood and  from the Beacon Centre was £158.31 including £139.85 in 5ps. 

This week's total is £768.82 

Thank you for all your donations.  

26 August 2018Donations Update

Donations this week are £233.66 raised by Joanne McNulty of Chard at a tea party.  Joanne, her family and friends have also collected £90 in 5ps, £34.50 in 5ps from Taunton Moose Ladies Circle, £59 from the collection pots at the Newsagent Shop, Bishop's Lydeard, £86.11 from the collection pots at Tesco Express, East Reach, and left at the Beacon Centre, was £17.85 which was out of the pocket money of Kira, Neave, Maisie, Louis and Ted and from the Beacon Centre was £119.71 mostly in 5ps. 

This week's total is £640.89

Thank you for all your donations.  

20 August 2018Donations Update

Donations this week are £625 from Eve and Alan Jenkins of Wellington in lieu of gifts in celebration of their Golden Wedding, £190.50 from Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Club, collected from members at a recent fund raising competion, £55 from the collection pots at Tesco Express North Petherton, £23 from the collection pot at Wembdon Post Office and Stores, £56.70 in 5ps from Joy Irish and the members of the Ivy House Park Social Club, Henlade, and left at the Beacon Centre was £3.25 in 5ps from Pauline, £20 in 5ps from Mrs Claire Bull and Mrs Mary Bull, £35.10 in 5ps from Mrs Cross and friends of Taunton and from the Beacon Centre was £193.69, including £173.05 in 5ps. 

This week's total is £1,202.24

Thank you for all your donations.  

15 August 2018Tim Smith's Fun Walk & Raffle for SURE

On Saturday 1st September Tim Smith is holding a Fun Walk along the canal and Raffle with family and friends to raise funds for SURE.

To join Tim for the walk:

Meet at the Cafe at Maunsel Lock, North Newton, TA7 0DH at 3pm

please arrive a little before 3pm.


It lasts for about an hour and a quarter and goes along the canal and round droves and fields. Well behaved dogs are welcome.  Each participant will be given a free bottle of water donated by North Petherton TESCO.  The Raffle will be drawn after the walk,with some excellent prizes including a 'Year's Family Membership to Hestercombe Gardens, Taunton

I hope to get a good number to join me and support S.U.R.E  So please join in or make a donation.

Tim has set up a fundraising page on BT Mydonate, to donate please go to:

https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/timothysmith2

 

12 August 2018Donations Update

Donations this week are £1,072 raised by Victoria Park Bowling Club in Bridgwater following a quiz and raffle, £726,24 raised by the Taunton office of the DWP Child Maintenance Group, £40 in 5ps from the Wellesley Club in Taunton, an anonymous donation of £2.50, £5 in 5ps from Teryn Chorley and £5 in 5ps from Peter and Jaqcui Curry.  Left at the Beacon Centre was £10 in 5ps from Creech St Michael WI, £22, including £12 in 5ps from Peter Edwards of Highbridge, £11.70 in 5ps from Mrs Winter and St Michael's Monday Circle, £50 in 5ps from Mrs Clare Pile, family and friends of Minehead £40 from North Curry Community Coffee Shop, which is their surplus profit for a six month period and from the Beacon Centre was £123.75 mainly in 5ps. 

This week's total is £2,108.19 

Thank you for all your donations.  

05 August 2018Donations Update

Donations this week are £842.20 raised by the John Walker band at Musique Folklorique Charity Concerts, £2.25 from Alan Sutton and £2.35 in 5ps from Gillian Robson.  From collection pots this week there was £45.98 from One Stop Shop, Galmington, £6.35 from Trull Stores, £7.32 from Skipton Building Society, £14,45 from Eastgate Card & Cartridge, £57.03 from Tesco Express, Comeytrowe and £146.31 from Tesco Express East Reach. Left at the Beacon Centre was £30 from Pete, Jane and Sue Grinter, £20 from Jan and Ivan Bluffield, £64 in £2 coins from Patrick and Elizabeth Scribbans of Minehead and from the Beacon Centre was £130.70 mainly in 5ps. 

This week's total is £1,368.94  

Thank you for all your donations.  

03 August 2018Please sign the petition demanding an increase in Radiotherapy funding

On 31st July The Telegraph published an article about the current underfunding of Radiotherapy Equipment in the UK, which badly needs an update, read it here:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/body/nhs-radiotherapy-offering-badly-needs-update/

 

Action Radiotherapy have started  an online petition "We want a world class radiotherapy service accessible for all cancer patients"  calling for the government to increase funding of Radiotherapy Equipment, please support the petition by signing it here:

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/225310

thank you all for your continued support.

 

30 July 2018Donations Update

Donations this week are £1,130 from Sheila and Derek Cleeve of Brompton Ralph, raised by holding cream teas, also £5 in 5ps from Sheila Cleeve, £43.76 from the collection pot at Sainsbury's Petrol Station, Hankridge, £172.47 from the 5p collection from Minster  Pharmacy, Ilminster, £11 in 5ps from Maureen Maddocks, £2 in 5ps from Gina Gore, £2.05 in 5ps from Jackie O'Mara, £33.80 in 5ps from Boots Staff Taunton, £2 in 5ps from Jean and £2 in 5ps from Joyce and from the Beacon Centre £148.70 in 5ps. 

This week's total is £1,552.78 

Thank you for all your donations.  

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