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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.

16 December 2018Ilminster Tree Festival

The photo shows the Christmas Tree decorated by pupils from Saint Mary and St Peter’s Primary School, Ilton, and Shepton Beauchamp Primary School, for the Ilminster Tree Festival, raising £39.93 for SURE, after one of their teachers returned to school following chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment at the Beacon Centre.

Thank you all.

16 December 2018Donations Update

Donations this week are £676.25 from Carly Locke from Taunton who together with some of her colleagues ran the Glow in the Park Run on 10 November, £325 from Janet Brown and Mrs E Toman of Chard, raised from a Tea and Cake afternoon, a further £74 from the Crafty Ladies from the sale of craft items, £55 in 5ps from Doreen Jones of Taunton, £73.02, including £66 in 5ps from Joan Greedy and friends, £7 in 5ps from Rosemary Smith and Margaret King, £5 donation from David Jones, £2.25 in 5ps from Pauline Harrison, £23.22 from the collection pot at the Newsagents, Bishop's Lydeard and £74.12 from the collection pots at Tesco Express, East Reach, £91.25 from Caroline Luxton, raised at a swimming event in September, despite having an injured shoulder, £39.93 raised by 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, and left at the Beacon Centre was £780 donation from Mr & Mrs Prowse of Bridgwater, £25 from A Davies of Highbridge, £40 in 5ps from Jan Biddiscombe and friends of Creech St Michael. £16.40 in 5ps from the Causley family and from the Beacon Centre £123.06 mainly in 5ps.

This week's total is £2,430.50

Thank you for all your donations.

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.

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