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09 December 2017Donations Update

Donations this week £1,025 raised by some of the SURE Committee who held a raffle at the Beacon Centre all last week, £735 from Mr and Mrs Prowse of Bridgwater raised by the sale of cards etc, £40 from wig stands which were made by a group of Somerset Woodturners and donated to the Beacon Centre, £20 for the sale of some donated hand made wooden stepladders, £35 from Bernard and Mary Splisbury of Burnham which were extra Golden Wedding donations, they also donated £10.80 in 5ps, £50 donation from Margaret Hart of Bridgwater, £57.50 from Wellington School Somerset Lodge from their Alms collection, £38.37 from the collection pot at GW Hurleys in Burnham, £4.97 from the collection pot at the Crusty Cob Bakers in Burnham,  £1.95 in 5ps from Jean Leeming, £1 in 5ps from Rita Pointing, £47 raised from a collection by Donald Reason of Galmington, £20 from Andrew and Karen Morgan in lieu of sending Christmas Cards, and left at the Beacon Centre was £100 donation from Mr BM Clark and Mrs ME Clark, £180 consisting of entry fees, donations and contributions from the Chard & District Darts League following a competition in memory of Shane Goodall, and £110 from Sue Oxley and Janet Govier who held a Bingo night at Rockwell Green Village Hall  and from the Beacon Centre £103.55, mostly in 5ps. 

This week's total is £2,580.54 

Thank you for all your  donations.  

09 December 2017High Ham Christmas Crew supporting SURE

This Christmas the High Ham Christmas Crew will be fundraising for SURE and The Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance

Christmas Crew Dates

Thursday, December 14, 2017 to Saturday, December 23, 2017

THE CHRISTMAS CREW will be taking Santa around the Parish starting on:

Thursday 14th - Wearne and Aller

Friday 15th - Othery

Saturday 16th - Pitney

Sunday 17th - Curry Rivel and Drayton

Monday18th, Tuesday, 19th, Wednesday 20th - High Ham

Friday 22nd Henley,  Saturday 23rd - Low Ham

 

Carols around the tree at High Ham on Saturday 23rd at 6pm

07 December 2017Kingscliff Short Mat Bowling Club support for SURE

The Kingscliff Short Mat Bowling Club chose SURE as their charity of the year 2017. 

The Kingscliff SMBC handed over a cheque to SURE for £528 raised over several different bowls events over the past year.

Judith Shackleford (Kingscliff SMBC Secretary) proposed SURE as their charity of the year and the cheque was presented by Graham Wood, Chairman of K. SMBC, Liz Rixon (Treasurer) and Judith Shackleford to Sarah Miller and Gail Wills from SURE.

Many thanks to all at Kingscliff SMBC for your generous support of SURE over the past year.

03 December 2017Donations Update

Donations this week £400 from the Masonic Charitable Trust , £65 from Robin Smith of Puriton raised at a quiz in the local hall,  and left at the Beacon Centre was £20 from Dawn which were her winnings from the November 100 Club, £37.05 in 5ps from Judith of Comeytrowe Lane, £40 from Pete and Jane Grinter, £100 from Mrs Bet Quicke of Wiveliscombe, £37.65 in 5ps from Patricia Stenning of Churchinford and from the Beacon Centre £203.74, mostly in 5ps. 

This week's total is £903.44 

Thank you for all your donations.  

26 November 2017Donations Update

Donations this week £800 from Bridget O'Neill who held an afternoon tea and raffle at West Huntspill, £500 from Mr and Mrs P Arscott of Pitminster which are donations received from a party, £70 from Margaret Jones of Tintinhull from the sale of Christmas gifts, £50 from Neil Metherell, which is a gift to his goddaughter Hope Dinsdale to celebrate her marriage to Stephen House on 21 October, £150 from Lisa Denslow, friends and neighbours, raised at a coffee morning, £5 in 5ps from Mrs Hill, £24 from the collection pot at Tesco Express, High St, Taunton, £18.48 from the collection pot at the Daily Need Newsagents, Bath Place, Taunton, £18.81 from the collection pot at Trull Stores, Honiton Rd, and left at the Beacon Centre was £26.50 in 5ps from June Fogwill and friends of Creech St Michael, £35 in 5ps from Mrs G Harris of Woolavington and from the Beacon Centre £193.73, mostly in 5ps. 

This week's total is £1,891.52

Thank you for all your donations.  

24 November 2017Masquerade Ball

A Masquerade Ball is being held at the Somerset County Cricket Ground on February 17th 2018 to raise funds for both SURE and the Love Musgrove MRI appeal.

 

 

 

19 November 2017Donations Update

Donations this week £612.91 from Portakabin of Highbridge raised throughfundraising activities and donations by staff, an anonymous donation of £2.10 in 5ps, £46.80 in 5ps from the Moose Ladies Circle, Taunton, £8, mostly in 5ps from Jill Robinson, £50 donation from Ilminster Methodist Church Woman's Fellowship, and left at the Beacon Centre was £32 in 5ps from Creech St Michael WI, £145 from Hambridge Post Office, £53.30 in 5ps from Lou, family and friends, and from the Beacon Centre £128, mostly in 5ps. 

This week's total is £1,078.11   

Thank you for all your  donations.  

12 November 2017Donations Update

Donations this week are £249.65 from St Georges Church, Wilton, which was collected during a recent Sunday Service, £250 donation from Ashill Bingo Team, £55,75 from the collection pots at the One Stop Shop, Galmington, £2.15 in 5ps from Alan Sutton, £142.50 from the collection pots at Tesco Express, East Reach, £5 in 5ps from Mary Cooper, £6 in 5ps from Stephanie Lawrence, £4.45 in 5ps from Margaret and Les King, £2.10 in 5ps from Jean Knight, £80 donation from Stockland Sports Club, £68.30 from the collection pots at Tesco Express, North Petherton,and  left at the Beacon Centre was £40 in 5ps from Clare Pile and family of Minehead in memory of Avril Webber and Margaret Baker, £59.46 mostly in 5ps from St Michael's Ladies Circle, Taunton and from the Beacon Centre £120.70 mainly in 5ps. 

This week's total is £1,086.06

Thank you for all your donations.  

 

05 November 2017Donations Update

Donations this week are £1,500 from Crisp and Clean Services Ltd of Curry Rivel, £1,400 from Margaret Hooper being the profit from the sale of Sparklers jewellery, £100 from Wiveliscombe and District Flower Club, which was money raised by club members at various events held recently, £2.05 in 5ps from Jackie O'Mara, £1.85 in 5ps from Gillian Robson, £39.95 from the collection pot at Lizzies Kitchen, Burnham, £65.05 from a collection at Bernard and Mary Spilsbury's Golden Wedding, £205 24 from the 5p collection at Minster Pharmacy, Ilminster, and from the Beacon Centre £133.76 mainly in 5ps. 

This week's total is £3,447.90

Thank you for all your donations.  

30 October 2017Benny & The Teds raise £1000 for SURE

The Benny & The Teds grand Charity gig for SURE to a soldout audience at the Wellington Arts Centre on Saturday 14th October raised an amazing £1,000 for S.U.R.E.

The Teds lineup is:

Steve Bradnum (Rhythm Guitar)

John Tidmarsh (Bass Guitar)

Geoff Redstone (Vocals)

Geoff Cross (Drums)

Charlie Sundquist (Lead Guitar)

Paul Rasson (Keyboard)

The evening was a great success, enjoyed by

 older and younger members of the audience 

29 October 2017Donations Update

Donations this week are £1,000 raised from ticket sales and a grand draw at a fund raising event held by Benny and the Teds at Wellington Arts Centre on 14 October.  They are/were a Rock and Roll Band who "retired" about 4 years ago but staged this "one night only" reunion evening to support SURE, £494.62 raised by staff from the Child Maintenance Group, South West Area, £35 in 5ps from Smeartharpe WI, an anonymous donation of £32.55 in 5ps, £2 in 5ps from Joyce and Brian, £21.65 in 5ps from the staff at Boots the Chemist in Taunton, £61.45 including £48.80 in 5ps from Joan Greedy and friends, £5 in 5ps from Teryn Chorley, £8 in 5ps from Peter and Jacqui Curry, £15 in 5ps from Mrs Margaret Coles, and left at the Beacon Centre was £57 of which £25 was in 5ps from Norman Tomkies of Street, £65 in 5ps from Claire Jones and family of Curry Rivel, £12 including £10 in 5ps from Don Hillman of North Petherton, £28.85 in 5ps from C Cattle and friends of Burrowbridge and from the Beacon Centre £82.64, of which £74.05 was in 5ps. 

This week's total is £1,920.76 

Thank you for all your donations.  

22 October 2017Donations Update

Donations this week are £4,000 which is an award from the Masonic Charitable Foundation, £15 in 5ps from Judy, £22.66 from a collection pot from Lydia Easton, £18.15 from the collection pot at Trull Stores, Honiton Rd. £30.55 from the collection pot at Tesco Express, Comeytrowe, £50 donation from Temple Methodist Vivary Group following a talk from Roy Hole about SURE, and left at the Beacon Centre was £5 in 5ps from Pauline, £28.95 in 5ps from the Bunch of Grapes pub, Bridgwater and from the Beacon Centre £181.33, mainly in 5ps. 

This week's total is £4,317.69

Thank you for all your  donations.  

 

15 October 2017Donations Update

Donations this week are £47.35 from the collection pot at the Beacon Centre Reception Tea Bar, £22.50 from Mr and Mrs R Walker of Taunton from the sale of surplus Bramley apples, £50 in 5ps from the members of Hemyock Short Mat Bowling Club, £24.70 from the collection pot at Wembdon Stores and PO, £22 in 5ps from Andrew and Tina Potter, family and friends, and left at the Beacon Centre was £24 in 20ps and 5ps from Mrs D Seymour, £25.30 in 5ps from Jan Biddiscombe and friends of Creech St Michael, £25 in 5ps from Marlene Matthews and friends from Wembdon, £10.71 from the Summer Skittles Girls, Bridgwater, £26 in 5ps from West Buckland WI and from the Beacon Centre £110.71, mainly in 5ps. 

This week's total is £388.27 

Thank you for all your  donations.  

 

09 October 2017Radiotherapy Mask Art 2017

SURE is pleased to give our support to the Beacon Centre participation in the Radiotherapy Mask Art exhibition and competition being organised by The Swallows Charity, which is a head and neck cancer support group. 

SURE supporters will know that SURE funded the provision of the Mould Room at the Beacon Centre, used to produce the individual masks required for head and neck cancer treatment.

See details below and if you would like to donate a mask please contact Michele Pereira, Radiotherapy Support Officer at the Beacon Centre.

09 October 2017Model railway club helps keep SURE on track

John Langley presented to Roy Hole of S.U.R.E. a cheque for £525.26 on 2nd October 2017.

 

The money raised was the profits from selling model railway wagons as shown in the photo. The wagon is a replica of a Walls Ice Cream Tanker.

The production of the wagons was organised by John and sold by the Burnham and District Model Railway Club.

S.U.R.E. is very grateful that once again John and the Club have supported our charity. 
 

09 October 2017Porter Dodson Wellington support for SURE

Porter Dodson Solicitors in Wellington chose SURE as a charity of the year and their fundraising efforts resulted in raising £848.16 for SURE.

The photo shows Paul Alway (SURE Chairman) receiving the cheque from Stephen Mahoney, Partner and Head of the Wellington office, together with staff at Porter Dodson and local business men and women at the Porter Dodson Wellington office business lunch on 21st September.

08 October 2017Donations Update

Donations this week are £1,700 from Jane Fear of Spaxton raised at her annual coffee evening in August, Jane, her friends and neighbours have also collected £57.75 in 5ps, £650 donation from the Richard Huish Lodge of the Masons, £186.83 raised by Collette and Paul Secker at car boot sales throughout the year, £128.50 donation from Puriton Bingo, £5 donation from Sue Condick, and the contents of collection pots from Taunton Country Market, Bath Place was £37.55, from the Newsagents, Bishops Lydeard was £45.27, From the One Stop Shop, Galmington was £49.14, from the Half Moon, Stoke St Mary was £18.22, from Trull Stores was £19.05, from Tesco Express, Comeytrowe was £67.04 and from Tesco Express, East Reach was £74.91 and from the Beacon Centre £133.20 all in 5ps. 

This week's total is £3,172.46 

Thank you for all your donations.  

 

01 October 2017Donations Update

Donations this week are £1,700 from Jane Fear of Spaxton raised at her annual coffee evening in August, Jane, her friends and neighbours have also collected £57.75 in 5ps, £650 donation from the Richard Huish Lodge of the Masons, £186.83 raised by Collette and Paul Secker at car boot sales throughout the year, £128.50 donation from Puriton Bingo, £5 donation from Sue Condick, and the contents of collection pots from Taunton Country Market, Bath Place was £37.55, from the Newsagents, Bishops Lydeard was £45.27, From the One Stop Shop, Galmington was £49.14, from the Half Moon, Stoke St Mary was £18.22, from Trull Stores was £19.05, from Tesco Express, Comeytrowe was £67.04 and from Tesco Express, East Reach was £74.91 and from the Beacon Centre £133.20 all in 5ps. 

This week's total is £3,172.46 

Thank you for all your donations.  

 

24 September 2017Donations Update

Donations this week are £2,325 raised by Rosemary Lock of Bridgwater who undertook a sponsored head shave in Morrison's Store in Bridgwater (where she works) on 21 August.  There was also a tombola and sponsored spinning, £34 23 from the collection pot at the Carrots Nursery Garden Centre, £15 donation from the Panteg Bowling Club Wales, £15 donation from the Bridgwater Grammer School for Girls reunion, £46 donation and a 5p collection from Cutcombe and District WI following a talk about SURE, 3 miscellaneous donations totaling £13.07, and left at the Beacon Centre, £35.85 in 5ps from the Bunch of Grapes, Bridgwater and from the Beacon Centre £98.60, mainly in 5ps. 

This week's total is £2,582.75

Thank you for all your donations.  

21 September 2017SURE at Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust 10th Annual Members Meeting

On Wednesday 20th September SURE committee members Carole Summerfield and Sarah Miller represented SURE at the 10th Annual  Members'Meeting of the Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust at Taunton racecourse.

The photo shows Sarah and the SURE information stand where they were able to talk with the public about SURE's work  before the start of the meeting.

 

21 September 2017Rosemary Lock's Head Shave for SURE

On 21st August Rosemary Lock shaved her head, to raise funds for SURE, in Morrison's in Bridgwater, where Rosemary works.

Rosemary's mum is currently attending the Beacon Centre.

Rosemary and her colleagues also held a Tombola and Spinning in the store to raise funds.

The photo shows Rosemary, Morrisons manager Paul O'Brian and some colleagues presenting a cheque for £2,325 to Carole Summerfield of SURE.

Many thanks to Rosemary and her colleagues at Morrison's for their support.

21 September 2017The Gauntlet Games 2017

Karen Beaver and a team from Beaver Ford competed in the Gautlet Games to raise funds for SURE.

The gauntlet games consisted of two laps around a 5k course, with 15 obstacles on each lap, including gladiators who were challenging us and trying to obstruct our way! The most memorable obstacle was the wobbly bridge which was inflatable steps over a rather large, smelly pond! We all succeeded in crossing but some of us swallowed a bit too much water! and a foam slide (see photos).

The runners for team Keep Calm and Beaver On were Karen Beaver, Kristy Johnson, Holly Branfield, Becky Cook, Ruby Coles, Milly Stowey and Dave Sinden.

This particular games was held in Cardiff but they are done all over the country over different dates. After our efforts we were all awarded a medal and a T-shirt. All in all it took us 3 hours to complete but we did have a long wait for one of the obstacles for over 45minutes! Our fundraising was done by seeking sponsorship for the run and also by doing a raffle where we had lots of very generous prizes from local businesses.

 

 

 

 

The amazing efforts of the Beaver Ford team raised £1,331.86 for SURE, the photo shows Karen Beaver and the Team presenting a cheque to Sarah Miller of SURE.

17 September 2017Donations Update

Donations this week are £1331.86 raised by Karen Beaver and her colleagues at Beaver Garage, Minehead who in two teams, Team Keep Calm and Beaver On took part in the Gauntlet Games in Cardiff where they did two laps of 5k each with 15 obstacles on each lap including gladiators who were challenging them.  They also held a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses, £420  donated in memory of the late Gordon Knight of Burrowbridge, £125 from the Highbridge Ladies Group following a talk about SURE and sales of craft items donated by Linda Woods,  £40 in 5ps from Mrs Christine Cattle and friends, £25 in 5ps from Alcombe Methodist Church, £122 from Mrs Bickley and friends of Marsh, £31.67 from the collection pot at Rosie's Larder, Wellington, £50 in 5ps from the members of the Ivy House Park Social Club, Henlade, £30.05 in 5ps from the Belvedere Centre, Taunton, £35.67 from the collection pot of Linda Woods, Burnham, £7.23 from the collection pot at the Crusty Cob, Burnham, £44.19 from Lizzie's Kitchen Burnham, £2.20 in 5ps from Pauline Harrison,  and left at the Beacon Centre last week was £15 in 5ps from Miss A Hollingdale of Taunton and £152.10 in 5ps from the Beacon Centre, and left at the Beacon Centre this week was £36.30 in 5ps from Pauline Howell of Middlezoy, £68 from Patrick and Elizabeth Scribbans of Minehead, £109.10 mainly in 5ps from Blagdon Retirement Village and from the Beacon Centre, £104.70 mainly in 5ps. 

This week's total is £2,750.07

Thank you for all your donations.

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