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09 December 2018Donations Update

Donations this week are £862.50 from Andrew Potter of Bridgwater, raised by completing the Exeter Marathon in May in 4 hours and 47 minutes, £500 from the Lloyds Bank Foundation as part of their staff Match Scheme following a nomination from Lloyds Bank, Bridgwater as a result of Gail Wills raising £1,072 at a quiz held in August at Victoria Park Bowls Club, £1,000 raised by the SURE Committee Ladies at a raffle held at the Beacon Centre last week, £94.95 in 5ps from the Thursday Women's Fellowship Club in Wellington, £175 from Joanne McNulty raised at a quiz held at the Art Cafe in Chard on 4 December, Joanne also donated  £37.15  from herself, friends and family of which £25 was in 5ps, £46.18, mainly in 5ps from Sarah Miller and friends, £62 from the Wellington School, Somerset Lodge, which was their recent Alms collection, and left at the Beacon Centre was £83.45 from Blagdon Retirement Village, of which £75.65 was in 5ps, £39.75 in 5ps from Michael Burnet, £102 in £2 coins from Patrick and Elizabeth Scribbans of Minehead, an anonymous donation of £1.23  and from the Beacon Centre £120.40, mainly in 5ps.

This week's total is £3,124.61

Thank you for all your donations.

03 December 2018Andrew Potter’s Exeter Marathon for SURE

Andrew Potter ran the Exeter Marathon in May, in 4hrs and 57 minutes raising £862.50 for SURE.

The photo shows Andrew handing over the cheque for £862.50 to Carole Summerfield and Sarah Miller from SURE, along with Andrew's dad, Paddy Potter.

03 December 2018SURE Christmas Raffle in Beacon Centre this week

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

02 December 2018Donations Update

Donations this week are £56 from a party of Donald Reason's of Galmington, £461.30 raised at a craft stall held at the Beacon Centre by the Crafty Ladies, £69.50 from Debenhams being the commission due from the Book People, an anonymous donation of £23.70 in 5ps, a further £10 from Brian and Marilyn Hobbs in lieu of Golden Wedding presents and left at the Beacon Centre was £5.30 in mixed coins from Ms Lillian Cynthia Henson, £50 including £30 in 5ps from Peter Edwards of Highbridge, £20.10 in 5ps from the children of Kingston School, £5.80 in 5ps from Charlotte and Sophie of the 1st West Coker Brownies, £78.80 in 5ps from the staff and customers of the Bunch of Grapes Pub in Bridgwater and from the Beacon Centre £57.25 of which £29.35 was in 5ps.

This week's total is £837.75 

Thank you for all your donations.

25 November 2018Donations Update

Donations this week are £92 from Wellington Aqua Social Group raised from a raffle on their recent outing, The same group have also collected £61.50 in 5ps There was a donation of £29.60 from Bernard Spilsbury of Burnham, and from collection pots there is £3.81 from Lizzie's Kitchen, Burnham, £28 from The Globe Inn, North Petherton, £35 from Tesco Express, North Petherton, £35.60 from Tesco Express, Comeytrowe, £60.50 from the One Stop Shop, Galmington and left at the Beacon Centre was £13 in 5ps from Creech St Michael WI, £60.10 in 5ps from St Michael's Ladies Group, Galmington, £120 from Michael Lovell of Wiveliscombe and from the Beacon Centre £201.95 of which ££82.40 was 5ps..

This week's total is £587.56      

Thank you for all your donations.

19 November 2018Light Up Christmas Concert

18 November 2018Donations Update

Donations this week are £3,748.55 raised by Karen Beaver of Minehead who undertook a sponsored climb of Mount Elbrus in Russia, which at 5,642 metres is the highest mountain in Europe, £1,000 from Margaret Harper of Ilminster, which is a donation from the sale of "Sparklers " jewelry, £5 in 5ps from Jacqui and Peter Curry, £23.51 from collection pots in Street, £96.29 from the collection pots at Tesco Express, Priorswood and left at the Beacon Centre was £10.20 in 5ps from Ken and Suzanne Reeve and from the Beacon Centre was £114.65, mainly in 5ps, from the Beacon Centre.

This week's total is £4,998.20

Thank you for all your donations.

15 November 2018Karen Beaver Conquered Mt Elbrus for SURE

Long time SURE supporter Karen Beaver completed her latest fundraiser for SURE! This time taking on a mission to conquer Mt Elbrus in Russia.

Karen has previously climbed Mt Kilimanjaro, Machu Picchu and Aconcagua to name but a few, cycled from Vietnam to Cambodia in over 300 miles and last year endured a 10k run filled with mud and obstacles!

It was a gruelling 9 day trek to reach the summit of Mt Elbrus at 5,642m, it is the highest mountain in Europe.

The photo shows Karen presenting a cheque to Carole Summerfield (SURE Treasurer) for a total of £3,648.95, with Gift Aid to come on some donations.

Many thanks to Karen (and all at Beaver Ford Minehead) for your continued support of SURE.

if you would like to find out more about the many challenges Karen has undertaken to fundraise for SURE visit her Facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/karenstreks/

11 November 2018Donations Update

Donations this week are £2,751.53 from Long Sutton Golf Club,where the Ladies Captain nominated SURE as her charity of the year and the money was raised from various fundraising events, £54.20 in 5ps from Taunton Moose Ladies Circle, £80 donation from Alcombe Methodist Church, £2,093.75 raised by Tim Smith following a raffle and a fun walk along the canal, £861.25 from Emma Martin and Adele who ran in the Taunton 10K in support of their friend Heidi Waddon, £649.50 from Lyn Keitch, which was a share of the money raised at a tea and cake afternoon,  £120 from Cynthia Stevens in lieu of payment to Catherine Cowling who did some cooking for Cynthia's daughter's wedding, £246.31 from St. George Church, Wilton, Taunton collected from a recent Sunday Service, £31 from Elaine Tizzard raised from the sale of knitted teddies, and left at the Beacon Centre was £12 in 5ps from the Monday Club, Comeytrowe, Galmington, £50 from Mrs S Noakes in memory of Keith Greedy, a loving partner, father, uncle brother and granddad, and £112.90, mainly in 5ps, from the Beacon Centre.

This week's total is £7,062.44  

Thank you for all your donations.

04 November 2018Donations Update

Donations this week are £ 2,379.35 raised by Liz Gray who completed the Ironman 140.6 mile challenge in July, £1,035 from Emma and Paul Lewis who raised the money by completing the 3 Peaks Challenge earlier this year, £250 donation from the Vale of Taunton Chapter Rose Croix No. 826, £160 from Brian and Marilyn Hobbs of Minehead in lieu of Golden Wedding Anniversary presents, £3.75 in 5ps from Pauline Burt, £3,50 in 5ps from Norma Trangmar, £48.62, including £33 in 5ps from the Belvedere Centre, Taunton, Collection pots at Londis, Bridgwater was £56.42, Trull Stores was £18.05 and Tesco Express East Reach and left at the Beacon Centre was £15.05 in 5ps from Sue Tett and friends of Bridgwater, £17.85 from the children at King's Hall School who are all collecting and £165.30, mainly in 5ps, from the Beacon Centre.

This week's total is £4,255.91 

Thank you for all your donations.

30 October 2018Emma’s Three Peaks Challenge

Having finished her GCSE’s in June, Emma Lewis set off with the dad Paul, who has been fighting bowel cancer for 4 years, with uncle Simon doing the driving, to take on and complete the National Three Peaks Challenge 2018 and in so doing raised an amazing £1,035 (incl.Gift Aid) for SURE.

The Three Peaks Challenge takes place over a single weekend and is to climb:

Ben Nevis, in Scotland (1,345 m);

Scafell Pike, in England (978 m), and;

Snowdon, in Wales (1,085 m)

 

The first photo shows Emma on her way down from Ben Nevis.

The second photo shows Emma on her way down from Scafell Pike.

 

Well done Emma, Thank You.

 

28 October 2018Donations Update

Donations this week are £1,000 from Rockwell Green Whist Drives, raised by holding whist drives at Rockwell Green Village Hall, the donation also includes a player raising £30 from selling home-made cakes and another player collecting £20 in 5ps, £500 from Daniel James of Minehead who organised a ball held at Minehead Cricket Club, which was attended by some well known Minehead Cricketers, £81 from Joanne McNulty of Chard who raised the money at a quiz at the Lordleaze Hotel, Chard, Joanne has also donated £20 in 5ps from herself, friends and family, £31.50 from the collection pot at Wembdon PO and Stores, £5 in 5ps from Teryn Chorley and left at the Beacon Centre was £199 from Anne Watson from her 80th birthday celebrations,  £2.60 in 5ps from J G Dancer, £47.50 raised at an October Coffee Morning by CFCD, Brendon House  and £78.80, mainly in 5ps, from the Beacon Centre.

This week's total is £1,965.40 

Thank you for all your donations.

28 October 2018Use your online Christmas shopping to raise free donations for SURE

Christmas is just around the corner! When you do your online shopping through easyfundraising, you'll be helping to raise donations for SURE Charity.

Please sign up and start shopping through easyfundraising today to help us reach our goals for the Beacon Centre in 2019.

It's fundraising for free: http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/ZSUKJY/2ZP872

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.
Your support really does make a difference, so don't forget there's 3,300 shops and sites you can raise free donations with. 
Please make sure you shop the easyfundraising way every time you buy something online:

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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.

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