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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.

08 September 2017Where to take your 5p pots in Wellington

Following the sudden closure of Teares Newsagents in Wellington a number of supporters have asked where they can drop off their full 5p pots and pick up an empty one.

Rosie's Larder, 29 Fore Street, Wellington, has kindly agreed to take on this role. Rosie's Larder already have a SURE collection pot on their counter and have been supporting SURE for many years. Our thanks go to Rosie's Larder for taking on this new role.

04 September 2017Heather & Martin Bray Open Garden 2017

Heather and Martin Bray held their latest Open garden on Sunday 23rd July to raise funds for SURE.

 

 

Heather said "Although the weather could have been kinder we were delighted to see so many people come along for lunches and afternoon teas in our garden. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"We were very pleased with the sum of £321 raised that we could donate to SURE."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Without the help of my team pictured we could not do this fund raiser."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"We do hope to open again in two years time so people can look forward to seeing what we have changed in the garden in that time."

04 September 2017Victoria Park Bowling Club

The members of Victoria Park Bowling Clubonce again chose to support SURE with the proceeds from their Quiz Night.

The photo shows a Cheque presentation for £1,007 to S.U.R.E held at Victoria Bowling Club for the quiz which took place on August 6th 2017.

 

 

Accepting the cheque on behalf of S.U.R.E were Carole Summerfield and Sarah Miller. Presenting it to them were Gail Wills and Pat Snow.

 

 

04 September 2017Donations Update

Donations this week are £48 from the collection pot at Clarks HQ, Street, £53.30 from the collection pots at Tesco Express, North Petherton, £20 donation from Tony Willard, £142.50 from Queenie Hutchins and the residents and friends of Ivy House Wellington, £2 in 5ps from Gina Gore, £8.50 in 5ps from West Monkton Badminton Club, an anonymous donation of £3.30, £14.91 from Georgina Marshall, and left at the Beacon Centre was £71 from Aidan Culverwell whose Granddad is recovering from Prostate cancer, £35.26 from Gwilym David Williams, an ex patient and from the Beacon Centre, £128.75 mainly in 5ps. 

This week's total is £527.52   

Thank you for all you donations.  

27 August 2017Donations Update

Donations this week are £635 from Dennis and Rosemary Buckingham which were donations received from their Golden Wedding Celebrations on August 9th, £100 donation from one of the winners at a club evening at the Wells City Bridge Club, £172.94 from the Bampton Handbell Ringers which was half their remaining bank account as they are disbanding, £1.85 in 5ps from Mrs Osborne of Runnington, £30 in 5ps from Sarah's Bingo Ladies, Bridgwater, £9.21 from the collection pot from Trull Stores, Honiton Rd, £47.02 from the collection pots at Tesco Express, Comeytrowe, £24.61 from the collection pots at Co-Op Monkton Heathfield, £15 from Gordon and Liz Davies in memory of Susan Cotterall,  and left at the Beacon Centre was £4 in 5ps from Mrs C Cattle of Burrowbridge, £17.20 from Mr and Mrs Hewlett's 3 great nieces who saved their pocket money to thank the Beacon Centre for making their uncle better, and from the Beacon Centre, £236.01, most of which was in 5ps. 

This week's total is £1,292.84   

Thank you for all you donations.  

20 August 2017Donations Update

Donations this week are £500 from the Taunton Deane Morris Dancers raised at a summer event in Aller where they performed, £200 donation from the Minehead Bowling Club, £102.65 in 5ps from the Wellington Thursday Women's Fellowship, £10 donation from Alan and Eve Jenkins, instead of a payment for a warning sticker made for their caravan, £39.15 in 5ps from Mrs Setter and friends of Taunton, £39.05 in 5ps from Taunton Hard of Hearing Social Club, £5 donation from Betty Pontin  and from the Beacon Centre, £140.15, of which £110 was in 5ps. 

This week's total donations is £1,036

Thank you for all your donations.  

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.  

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