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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.

17 February 2019Donations Update

Donations this week are £4.50 in 5ps from Wendy and Bob Griffiths, £4.50 in 5ps from Jan Payne and left at the Beacon Centre was £38.00 in 5ps from Brian King, £13.30 in 5ps from Jeanette Barnett, £100 from Dinah and Rob Rawle and friends in thanks for all the kind treatment Dinah has received and from the Beacon Centre £146.05 mainly in 5ps.

This week's total is £306.35

Thank you for all your donations.

10 February 2019Donations Update

Donations this week are £7.65 in 5ps from Warwick and Mollie Fooks-Bale, £91.20 in 5ps from Medipak, Bridgwater and left at the Beacon Centre was £37.40 in 5ps from Jan Biddiscombe and friends of Creech St Michael and from the Beacon Centre £105.40, mainly in 5ps.

This week's total is £241.65

Thank you for all your donations.

 

03 February 2019Donations Update

Donations this week are £1,280 from Barleymow's Farm Shop and Restaurant, Chard, raised from their Christmas raffle, the Shop also had £74.53 in their collection pot, £500 from Mr and Mrs White of Ilminster, £390 from Peter and Jane House of Kingston St Mary, raised during a Carols in the Cattle shed evening at their farm, £21.85 in 5ps from the friends and villagers of Kingston St Mary, £50 from Mrs S Woodland of Creech St Michael which was collected from family and friends throughout Christmas and the New Year, £55 from the 'Take Note' group of singers based at Langport, who go around singing for the elderly.  The money was in lieu of sending Christmas Cards, £44.97 from Jackie, Marcus and Jessica Parkin who did a collection at Bridgwater Carnival in November to raise money in memory of the children's granddad, and left at the Beacon Centre was  £33.55 in 5ps from CFCD - Case Prep at Brendon House, Taunton, £21.11 mostly in 5ps from Mr C Jones of Highbridge, £12.65 in 5ps from Jean and Madge, £3.20 in 5ps from Pauline and from the Beacon Centre £54.30, mainly in 5ps.

This week's total is £2,541.16

Thank you for all your donations.

01 February 2019Southern Co-Op award grant to SURE

SURE applied for a grant under Southern Co-Op's Love Your Neighbourhood Local Funding Scheme and  were awarded a grant of £750.

Vanessa Southgate, who works at Southern Co-op’s store in Bridgwater, said: “Because my husband is terminally ill with cancer, the store manager Charlotte approached me to see if we could suggest a charity to make a donation to. My husband Jeremy used to go to the bowling club where they used to run a lot of fundraisers for S.U.R.E so we thought this was really appropriate. I’m just glad that we have been able to help them to be honest.”

The donation will go towards updating some of the patient immobilisation devices used during Radiotherapy treatment, when the three Radiotherapy delivery machines at the Beacon Centre are being replaced in 2019.

27 January 2019Donations Update

Donations this week are £40 from Enid Loney and the ex country dancers of Taunton, £20 in 5ps from Roy Hole, £5.25 in 5ps from the New Horizon Singers, from collection pots, £221.54 from Tesco Express, East Reach, £34.66 from Tesco Express, Comeytrowe, £38.30 from Honey's Hairdressers, Galmington, £40.51 from the One Stop Shop, Galmington, £20.33 from the Old Inn, Bishops Hull, £40.27 from Rosies Larder, Wellington, which included £15 in 5ps and from the Beacon Centre £74.24, mainly in 5ps.

This week's total is £534.99

Thank you for all your donations.

25 January 2019Mayor of Taunton Deane's 'Song for Springtime' Charity Concert

20 January 2019Donations Update

Donations this week are £1,555.50 from Jackie Bull, the Ladies Captain at Enmore Golf Club, who chose SURE as her charity of the year.  The money was raised through several fundraising activities throughout the year, £120 raised at a quiz and raffle at the Flintlock Inn, Marsh, from collection pots there was £44 from Tesco Express, North Petherton, £24.80 from Pyne's butchers, North Petherton, £10.81 from Trull Stores, Honiton Rd, £10.52 from Kim Rew, and 5p collections from Gillian Robson of £2. Jean Leeming of £2.30 and an anonymous collection of £10, and left at the Beacon Centre was £80 from Isabel and Daniel Worner as a thank you for all the help and support they both received, £16.85 from Mrs Denise Grange of Taunton, £15 in 5ps from Jennie and friends of Bradford on Tone, £13 in 5ps from Richard and Christine Turner of Taunton, £71 including £16 in 5ps from Colin and Wendy Crawford, family and friends of Wellington, £13 in 5ps from Creech St Michael WI and from the Beacon Centre £131.46 mostly in 5ps.

This week's total is £2,120.04

Thank you for all your donations.

13 January 2019Donations Update

Donations this week are £400 from Capella Rew and Danny Meakin raised by raffling a handbag donated by Mulberry Ltd, Bridgwater, £300 from John and Jenny Wright of Wadeford and the Rotary Club of Chard raised by raffling a hamper and other prizes at Christmas, £260 which were part of the proceeds of a Words and Music for Christmas evening held at St. John's Parish Church, Hatch Beauchamp, £180 in 5ps from North Petherton WI, £40 in 5ps from the people of Porlock, £70 from Quantock Vale Surgery, Bishop's Lydeard raised by selling hand made Christmas decoration, £43.25 in 5ps from Taunton Hard of Hearing Club, from collection pots,£49.42 from Tesco Express Comeytrowe, £22.95 from the One Stop Shop, Galmington, £109.16 from Tesco Express, East Reach, £8.09 from the Crusty Cob, Burnham, £7.68 from Burnham Fish & Chip shop, and £16.14 from Hurleys Newsagents, Burnham and left at the Beacon Centre was £1.35 in 5ps from the children at Kingston School, £5.60 in 5ps from Chris Hooper, £9.50 in 5ps from Val & friends from Westonzoyland, £15.10 in 5ps from Dennis Emmett of North Petherton, £39.45 including £4.45 in 5ps from Mrs J E Penn and from the Beacon Centre £215 mostly in 5ps.

This week's total is £1,792.69

Thank you for all your donations.

11 January 2019Mulberry Handbag Raffled for SURE

On 31 Dec 2018 SURE Treasurer Carole Summerfield joined Capella Rew and her fiance Danny Meakin at the Beacon Centre to watch the drawing of a Raffle.

 Danny works at Mulberry in Bridgwater and as Capella's mother Kim is having treatment at the Beacon Centre, Danny "made a pitch" to Mulberry for a prize to raffle.  Mulberry donated a handbag and the tickets were sold amoungst friends, family and work mates.  They raised £400 for SURE.  

In the photos are Carole Summerfield, Danny Meakin (holding the Mulberry handbag) and Kim Rew, who drew the winning raffle ticket.

 

 

 

 

 

06 January 2019Donations Update

Donations this week are £678 from Waitrose in Wellington as a result of their token scheme, £239.89 from the sale of various donated items, such as teapots and goods from Mrs Stockham of Puriton, £76.74, including £61.65 in 5ps from Minster Pharmacy, Ilminster, £10.63 in loose change from Gladys Harris of Woolavington and £3.80 in 5ps from her friend, and left at the Beacon Centre was £8.40 in 5ps from Mrs M Wenham, £30, including £20 in 5ps from Norman Tomkies of Street, £100, from Mrs Silvia Woodgate of Milverton and  from the Beacon Centre £148.85 which included £133.05 in 5ps.

This week's total is £1,287.31

Thank you for all your donations.

31 December 2018Donations Update

Donations this week are £150 from Mrs D A Dewis, £100 from Janice Dunn, Norma Thorn, Jane Annison, Val Hay and Val Flack from Burnham as thanks for all the hard work and dedication of the Beacon Centre Staff, £50 from residents of the Avongrove Court, Taunton, raised following a Christmas raffle, £50 from the Chard Ladies Evening Guild Handicraft Group raised at a Christmas Tree Festival at Chard Museaum,  £30 from friends at Holcombe Rogus, a further £10.07, making a total of £50, from the children from St Mary & St Peter Primary School, Ilton and Shepton Beauchamp Primary School who decorated a Christmas tree for the Ilminster Tree Festival, £250 from Ashill Charity Bingo Team, £50 from Ron Thompson (Carpets) Ltd of Wells, £125.50 from Puriton Bingo, £146.77 raised by the Oake Carol Singers singing carols around Oake, £300 donation from Mrs Mollie Bickley of Marsh, £100 from the Tuesday Night Dance Group, collections of 5ps of £3.30 from Connie Morley, £5 from Marion Coombes, £5 from Jenny Beale and her coffee mates, and £24.35 from Karen and Charlie Barker, and left at the Beacon Centre was £60 from Jane Grinter and family of Taunton, £3.65 in 5ps from the children of Kings Hall, £100 from Mr J S Grace of Taunton and from the Beacon Centre £92.71 mainly in 5ps.

This week's total is £1,656.35

Thank you for all your donations.

27 December 2018Thank You Wellington Waitrose

Collected a cheque today from Waitrose in Wellington for £678, big thank you to Waitrose for running the monthly charity scheme and to everyone who shops in the Wellington store for your support of SURE and all the local charities in 2018.

Best Wishes to you all for 2019.

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