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16 August 20173 Counties Coast to Coast Cycle Ride

Not long to go now, register for the ride and support SURE.

13 August 2017Donations Update

Donations this week are £1,007 from the Victoria Park Bowling Club in Bridgwater raised during a quiz and raffle on 6 August.  The local branch of Lloyds have also matched the amount by making a donation of £500.We have received £200 donation from the Skilgate Line Dancers, £8 in 5ps from Richard and Carol Young and family, £71.50 from the collection pot at Tesco Express, Priorswood,  and left at the Beacon Centre was £33 in 5ps from the Bunch of Grapes pub in Bridgwater, £8.95 including £6.75 in 5ps from Muriel House of Creech Heathfield, £15 in 5ps from Phyllis Winter and Jenny Wakefield of Taunton, £18.65 in 5ps from Mr and Mrs Jones of Highbridge and from the Beacon Centre was £185.60, of which £166.80 was in 5ps. 

This week's total is £2,047.70 

Thank you for all your donations.  

06 August 2017Donations Update

Donations this week are £1,500 raised by Lydia Easton at a Bonanza Coffee Morning, raffle and cake stall on 1 August at Wellesley Communal Hall, Taunton, £1,200 from Derek and Sheila Cleeve of Brompton Ralph, raised holding cream teas, £1,000 donation from the Brendon Hill Horse Trials, £785.11 from the John Walker Band raised during a "Stars and Stripes" concert held at the Wellington Arts Centre on 29 July, £350 donation from the staff and customers of Colley Lane Truck & Bus Ltd of Bridgwater who buy from their 'works tuck box', £54 in 5ps from the Moose Ladies Circle, Taunton Deane Lodge 125, £2 in 5ps from Gillian Robson, £7 in 5ps from Marion Coombes, £7 in 5ps from Jacqui and Peter Curry, £34,19 from the collection pot at Tesco Express, Priorswood, £37.10 from the collection pots at the One Stop Shop, Galmington and left at the Beacon Centre was £3.45 in 5ps from Sheila Cross, £8.40 in 5ps from Mrs E Bennetts of North Petherton, and £60.30 of which £50 was in 5ps from Joanne McNulty of Chard, together with her family and friends and from the Beacon Centre was £53.47 mostly in 5ps. 

This week's total is £5,102.02

Thank you all for all your donations.  

02 August 2017EXmoor Beasts Charity Calendar

The Exmoor Beasts 2018 charity calendar is now available, and SURE is featured as one of the 13 charities involved who will receive a share of the proceeds from the sale of the calendars.

The calendar is now on sale in 20 outlets and available to buy online via their Facebook page.

The calendar is £10.00 + £3.00 p&p

So check out their Facebook page for details of stockists and to buy online.

https://www.facebook.com/kellycreech22exmoorbellesandbeastsandfundraising

 

02 August 2017The John Walker Band

 

The John Walker Band held  their "Stars and Stripes" concerts at the Wellington Arts Centre on 29 July, raising an amazing £785.11 for SURE.

 

 

John Walker said " The Band is very pleased to have continued to support the charity for a second year especially as the organisation continues to use the funds to the maximum to improve the incredible services provided at the Beacon Centre."

Our thanks go to John, the Band and all those who supported the concerts and  SURE.

30 July 2017Donations Update

Donations this week are £321.58 from Heather and Martin Bray who raised this amount at their open garden event on 23 July, which included a lunch, cream tea and a raffle, £28.19 from the collection pot at Trull Stores, Honiton Rd, £108.47 from the collection pots at Tesco Express, East Reach, £1.70 in 5ps from Trevor Warner, an anonymous donation of £110 in old £5 notes and from the Beacon Centre £224.27 of which £172.25 was in 5ps. 

This week's total donations is £794.21  

Thank you for all your donations.  

27 July 2017Last 5 days to vote for SURE

Only 5 days until the MCF Community Awards vote closes- Don’t miss the chance to help SURE win a share of £3 million.

Vote online now.

Visit:

http://www.mcf.org.uk/vote

select the Somerset page and vote for SURE

 

25 July 2017New chairs for Beacon Ward

The 9 new chairs purchased with £14k of funding from SURE supporters have arrived on the Beacon Ward and are already in use with patients.

 

Photo shows Sharron Sussex, Beacon Ward Sister with some of the team and one of the new chairs.

23 July 2017Donations Update

Donations this week are £27 from the sale of novelty teapots from Jean Manley, £45 in 5ps from the friends of Wellesley Club, Taunton, £35 in 5ps from Smeatharpe WI, £447.45 from the Legionnaires Darts Club Minehead, raised during the 10th Anniversary of the Annette Gregory Cup, £20 donation from J M Knight, £4.75 in 5ps from Connie Morley and in collection pots,  £3.19 from Tescos Express, High St Taunton, £8.36 from the Constitutional Club, Bishops Hull, £21.26 from the Fish and Chip Shop, Norton Fitzwarren, £62.03 from Tesco Express, Comeytrowe and £21.14 from the Hungry Horse, Stonegallows, and from the Beacon Centre last week was £134.70 in 5ps  and this week, left at the Beacon Centre was £12 in 5ps from Creech St Michael WI,  £68.95, nearly all in 5ps from Mr D Tancock and family, and from the Beacon Centre £144.95 of which £141.15 was in 5ps. 

This week's total  is £1055.78  

Thank you for all your donations.  

09 July 2017Donations Update

Donations this week are £10.13 from the collection pot at Styles Ice Cream Parlour, Burnham, £2.24 from the collection pot at Burnham on Sea Hair and Colour Bar, £10.05 in 5ps from Knighton Berry, £1.41 from the collection pot at the Winchester Arms, Trull, £9.47 from the collection pot at Changes Hairdressers, Monkton Heathfield, an anonymous donation of £10£53.31 from the collection pots at the Co-Op Monkton Heathfield, £55.65 in 5ps from the members of the Deaf Plus Lip Reading Groups in Langport, Ilminster, Burnham and Bridgwater and left at the Beacon Centre was £300 from the Somerset Ancient Mark Masters Club as a donation in celebration to mark 50 years in Mark Masonry, £16.60 in 5ps from Mrs Claire Bull, £5 in 5ps from Mrs Mary Bull, £12.95 in 5ps from David Croom,£21.29, mostly in 5ps from the Line Dancers at the Ritz, Burnham and from the Beacon Centre £30.50 in 5ps. 

This week's total is £538.50

Thank you for all your donations.  

03 July 2017In Memory of Michelle Williams

We received the following along with a very generous donation to SURE.

 "My name is Lisa Patten, my best friend Michelle Williams sadly passed away on 28/05/17 in the Beacon Centre.  She was 42 and left 2 children.  Whilst attending the Beacon Centre, Michelle was given the very best care by the staff and I can't praise them enough.  

I work for NHS South, Central and West.  Today 30/05/17, the Referral Management Centre Team held a fundraising event.  We had a dress down day, cake sale and a raffle.  In total we raised £330.66 for SURE who provide the Beacon Centre with their much needed equipment etc."


Our thanks and best wishes go to Lisa and to everyone who supported the fundraising.

03 July 2017Donations Update

Donations this week are £62 from the collection pot at Tesco Express, North Petherton, £26 from the collection pot at Wembdon PO and Store, £23.92 from the collection pot at GW Hurley Newsagents, Burnham, £330.66 raised by the NHS South, Central and West Referral Management Centre Team who held a fundraising event in the form of a dress down day, a raffle and cake stall in memory of Rachel Williams,  £1,000 from the New Horizon Singers raised by fundraising concerts held throughout the year, £200 from the Cheddoners Dramatic Society which is a donation from a raffle following an annual drama week in Cheddon, and left at the Beacon Centre was £2 in 5ps from Mrs J Jones of Highbridge, £41 including £10 in 5ps from Mr Norman Tomkies of Street and from the Beacon Centre £160.35, all in 5ps. 

This week's total is £1,845.68

Thank you for all your donations.  

25 June 2017Donations Update

Donations this week are £1,000 from Rockwell Green Whist Drives, raised at from whist drives at Rockwell Green Village Hall, £2.95 in 5ps from Pauline Burt, £52.56 from Magnet Trade, Taunton raised from a bucket collection at their trade day, £188.42 from the collection pots at Tesco Express, East Reach, £21.39 from the collection pots at Trull Stores, Honiton Rd, £111.32 from the collection pots at Tesco Express, Comeytrowe, £2.00 from Mr G Larcombe, £42.51 from the collection pots at the One Stop Shop, Galmington, £65 from the West Monkton Badmington Club, which were the proceeds from their stall at West Monkton Spring Market, and also from the club is £35 in 5ps,  and left at the Beacon Centre was £97.35 including £67.95 in 5ps from Blagdon Retirement Village, £31.35 in 5ps from Jan Biddiscombe and friends and from the Beacon Centre £69.60 of which £66.40 was in 5ps. 

This week's total is £1,649.45

Thank you for all your donations.  

18 June 2017Help SURE win £25,000

SURE needs your votes to receive £25,000 from Freemasons.

SURE needs all our supporters, their families and friends to vote online to help SURE receive a £25,000 Community Award from the Freemasons.

As part of Freemasonry’s 300th anniversary celebrations, the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) is distributing £3,000,000 to 300 charities across the country, and SURE is one of those selected.

Each of the nominated charities will receive a grant, but the public vote will determine how much they receive, ranging from £4,000 to £25,000. SURE can now hope to receive £4,000 but your vote could ensure we receive £25,000. Please share on Facebook and help SURE win the public vote.

To vote for SURE visit the MCF website:

http://www.mcf.org.uk/vote

select the Somerset page and vote for SURE

The voting period is from Monday 12 June until Monday 31 July.

18 June 2017Donations Update

Donations this past week are £20 from Mr R A Smith of Puriton from his collection pot, £500 from the Quantock Lodge 4446 branch of the Masons, £3.17 donation from Hazel Hughes and left at the Beacon Centre was £14 in 5ps from Mrs Green of Bishops Hull and from the Beacon Centre £116.15 of which £86 was in 5ps. 

This week's total is £653.32

Thank you for all you donations.  

11 June 2017Donations Update

Donations this week are £44.01 from the collection pot at Lizzies Kitchen, Burnham, £10.20 in 5ps from Mary and Bernard Spilsbury of Burnham, £2.15 in 5ps from Gillian Robson, £31.27 from the collection pot at the Barleymow Farm Shop and Restaurant Chard, £28.31 from the collection pots at Minster Pharmacy, Ilminster, who have also collected £200.76, almost all in 5ps, from customers, £100 donation from Mr and Mrs D Reason of Galmington and left at the the Beacon Centre this week was £1.50 in 5ps from Paul, £2.05 in 5ps from Carol, £16.70 from the Ritz Line Dancers, Burnham and from the Beacon Centre £104.75 almost all in 5ps..  

This week's total is £541.70

Thank you for all your donations.  

 

08 June 2017SURE Funding Update

The SURE Committee has approved funding of £14,571 for the purchase of 9 new Merlin riser recliner chairs for the Beacon Ward at the Beacon Centre.

Sharron Sussex, Beacon Ward Sister, said "We had some charitable funds that were made available for the ward to purchase 5 new recliner chairs earlier this year when we had to condemn some recently. When the Beacon Day Unit replaced their chairs last year we had the best of the old ones  to replace the worst of ours but unfortunately some of these have now also had to be condemned.

The  new chairs have been a huge success with staff and patients so it would be fantastic if we could replace all the old chairs with the recliners.

We have had many positive comments from patients about how comfortable they are and from staff as it helps promote independence for patients and facilitates safer manual handling for the nurses, these are riser recliner chairs our current ones are quite low and difficult for patients to get out of".

05 June 2017Open Garden - Galmington

Martin and Heather Bray are holding an Open Garden again this year on Sunday 23 July,

at 72 Somerset Avenue, Galmington, Taunton TA1 5HH.

It is 12 noon to 2pm for aPRE-BOOKED lunch of Quiche/ ham/ cheese/ egg, salad and new potatoes and a dessert for £7.  

They will also be doing a cream tea from 2.30 to 5pm for a £3 minimum donation.  

All proceeds to SURE.  

Their telephone number to book your lunch is 01823 274150

04 June 2017Donations Update

Donations this week are £1,000 from Bridgwater Gangs and Carnival Club who put on 3 shows for the old folks in the area, £1,100 from various sources within the Freemasons, £6.02 from the collection pot at the Post Office, Bishops Lydeard, £17.35 from the collection pot at Trull Stores Honiton Rd, £170.43 from card sales at the Beacon Centre, £32.50 from a collection bucket at Cotley Point to Point, a further £335 from Pamela Sellars following her 80 mile cycle ride, £150 from Miss L D Hart of Bridgwater from Rapel friends birthday bash, £6.60 from the collection pot at the Crusty Cob Bakery in Burnham, £50 in 5ps from Sarah's bingo ladies, Bridgwater and left at the Beacon Centre last week, £5 in 5ps from Maureen Ward, £19.15 in 5ps from Bradford on Tone WI, and £97.15 from the Beacon Centre of which £92.35 was in 5ps, and left at the the Beacon Centre this week, £100 from Mr K Sims of Bridgwater, £100 from Mrs Joyce Sims of Bridgwater, £43 from Norman Tomkies of Street and from the Beacon Centre £58.10 in 5ps. 

This week's total donations is £3,290.30 

Thank you for all your donations.  

04 June 2017Gangs & Features 'Old Folkw Show' raises £1000 for SURE

The local Bridgwater Gangs and Features Carnival Clubs put on 3 shows for the Old Folks of the area and the audience attending the show gave generously to the charity collection taken during the interval, resulting in £1,000 being donated to both SURE and MacMillan Cancer Support. 

SURE Committee members Collette Secker and Sarah Miller collected the £1,000 cheque.

In the photo are left to right: Jill Goodenough (Secretary G&F) Sean Rendells (Chairman G&F)  Arthur Leigh (President G&F) Collettee Secker (SURE) presenting the cheque Wayne Anker ( Organsier Old Folks Show) Sarah Miller (SURE) Lynne Leigh.

29 May 2017HOPE Counselling Centre -Official Opening

The new HOPE Counselling Centre at Musgrove Park Hospital, located in the main hospital close by the Beacon Centre, was officially opened on Thursday 25th May 2017 by Babette Fuller (Directorate Manager of Clinical Support & Haematology, Oncology, Palliative & End of Life Care (HOPE), The Beacon Centre).

The HOPE Counselling Centre provides a much needed service for cancer patients and their families.

SURE is proud to have provided funding of over £13,000 for the total refurbishment of the Counselling Centre.

29 May 2017Updated SURE leaflet available to download

The latest version of the SURE A5 information leaflet is now available to download from the Download Library: documents/sure-leaflet-may-2017-a5-version.pdf

 

28 May 2017SURE Needs Your Votes

SURE needs your votes to receive £25,000 from Freemasons.

SURE is appealing to all its friends. supporters to vote online to help SURE receive a £25,000 Community Award from the Freemasons.

As part of Freemasonry’s 300th anniversary celebrations, the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) is distributing £3,000,000 to 300 charities across the country, and SURE is one of those selected.

Each of the nominated charities will receive a grant, but the public vote will determine how much they receive, ranging from £4,000 to £25,000. 

To vote for SURE visit the MCF website:

http://www.mcf.org.uk/vote

select the Somerset page and vote for SURE

The voting period is from Monday 12 June until Monday 31 July.

Paul Alway, SURE Chairman said:

“A grant of £25,000 would make a huge difference to our work. I would urge all our supporters and fundraisers, their families and friends to go online and vote for SURE. Please remember that every single vote counts.”

The Masonic Charitable Foundation obtains all of its funding from Freemasons and their families.  It is estimated that half of Freemasonry’s total charitable expenditure of over £33m goes to charities that help people in communities across the country.

Stuart Hadler from Somerset Freemasons said:

“We are proud to be able to support many charities across Somerset, but in this special 300th anniversary yesterday ear we want to involve the public, as well as local Freemasons, in deciding which of the nominated charities should benefit most. I urge everyone to visit the website and vote.”

To vote for SURE to win up to £25,000, visit http://www.mcf.org.uk/vote

 

28 May 2017John Walker Band Annual Charity Concert

27 May 2017Benny And The Teds reunion Concert

A DATE FOR YOUR Diary.

Benny And The Teds are holding a reunion concert at the Wellington Arts Centre on Saturday 14th October, with all funds raised going to SURE. The evening will also include supper, a grand draw and other entertainments. More details will be given on the SURE Calendar of Events nearer the date.

27 May 20173CountiesCoast2Coast Cycle Ride

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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