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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:
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
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
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:
“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.
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.
“We are proud to be able to support many charities across Somerset
To vote for SURE
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
21 May 2017Donations Update
Donations this week are £1,250 from Marie Harris, Lea Alford and Karen Pritchard of Bridgwater who held a charity evening and raffle in April, £100 donation from the Tangent Club in Minehead, £94.99 from Mrs Pat Jones of Taunton who had collected this amount mainly in 1ps and 2ps in an eight pint whisky bottle, £60 from Robin Smith of Puriton who held a quiz in the village, £31.10 in 5ps from the Girls at Boots, Taunton, £6.70 in 5ps from Steph Lawrence and Marlyn Woodland, £49.06 from the collection pot at the One Stop Shop, Galmington, and left at the Beacon Centre was £27.67 from the collection pot at Studio 51, Watchet, £43.93 in an anonymous collection pot, £27.15 in 5ps from Suzanne Knight and Cotford St Luke Primary School, £9 in 5ps from the Marks Family of Taunton, and from the Beacon Centre £177.15 in 5ps.
This week's total is £1,876,75
Thank you for all your donations.
14 May 2017Shine Hair Management raffle for SURE
Shine Hair Management salon in Taunton held a raffle to celebrate 10 years in business, and raised a magnificent £340 for S.U.R.E, in memory of the clients we have lost and for the ones still battling on.
Many thanks to all at Shine Hair Management and their customers for your support of SURE.
14 May 2017Donations Update
Donations this week are £340 from Shine Hair Management in Taunton who held a raffle to celebrate 10 years in business, £160.50 donation from Puriton Bingo, £69.75 from the collection pots at Teare's Newsagents, Wellington, who also collected £42.75 in 5ps, £6.36 from the collection pot at Bridgwater Car Auctions, £30 in 5ps from Mrs and Mrs Coombes of Bridgwater, £2 in 5ps from Alan Sutton, £153.17 from the collection pots at Tesco Express, East Reach, £51.57 from the collection pots at the Newsagents, Bishops Lydeard, £70.09 from the collection pots at Tesco Express, Comeytrowe, £1.70 in 5ps from Jean Leeming, £2 in 5ps from Jackie O'Mara, £20 in 5ps from Jacqui and Peter Curry and family, and left at the Beacon Centre was £30.10 in 5ps from the Bunch of Grapes, Bridgwater, £5.20 in 5ps from Josie Yeandle, £85 donation from Michael Drayton of Ilminster, a further donation of £70 following David Dickinson's Mad March Hair run and Bike Ride, and from the Beacon Centre £159.45 in 5ps which included a jar of 5ps from Mrs E Williams and family.
This week's total donations received is £1,299.64
Thank you for all your donations.
12 May 2017New Horizon Singers Summer Concert
09 May 2017Donations Update
Donations this week are £795 from the Barleymows' Farm Shop and Restaurant, Chard raised at their Easter Raffle with a very large Easter Egg kindly donated by Cottage Delight Ltd, £100 donation from Cannington WI, £200 in 5ps, which Reg Hooper collected from Friends at the Lawns Social Club, Taunton, £290.13 from Mrs Mollie Bickley of Marsh, which was monies donated for items she has knitted and the contents of a collection pot, £29.60 from Debenhams being the commission due from the Book People following a book event, £127.18 from the collection pots at Tescos Superstore, Taunton, two anonymous donations of £5.02 and £100 (in old £5 notes) and left at the Beacon Centre was £20 in 5ps from Jean Carey and friends and £7.90 in 5ps from Audrey Winter and the Monday Club, Galmington, and from the Beacon Centre £104.19 of which £77.95 was in 5ps.
This week's total donations received is £1,779.02
Thank you for all your donations.
30 April 2017Donations Update
Donations this week are £576.78 raised by Gill and David Dickinson of Wembdon through sponsorship, following an event called Mad March Hair, in which David and their dog Lottie, ran 100 miles in installments, on the Quantocks during March and April, £62.50 from the collection pot at Tesco Express, North Petherton, an anonymous donation of £1.90 in 5ps, £27.38 from the collection pot at the Beacon Centre Tea Counter, £18.31 from the collection pot at the Bell Inn, Curry Mallett, £10.11 from the collection pot at the Ashill Inn, £13.71 from the collection pot at the Lime Kiln Inn, Long Sutton, £32.10 from Jean Manley and friends, and left at the Beacon Centre was £17 in 5ps from Creech St Michael WI, £57.05 in 5ps from St Michael's Ladies Circle, £5 in 5ps from the Magee Family card games, £5 in 5ps from an anonymous Wellington supporter, £30 in 5ps from West Buckland WI, and from the Beacon Centre £164 of which £135.70 was in 5ps.
This week's total donations is £1,020.84
Thank you for all your donations.
27 April 2017A look ahead at SURE funding in 2017
A look ahead at 2017
SURE is committed to ensuring the Beacon Centre continues to offer high quality cancer care to internationally recognised standards. SURE has committed to support the purchase of a new MRI scanner at Musgrove Park Hospital (at an estimated cost of £1M+), at the same time as SURE continues to provide equipment and support not otherwise available within the NHS budget that is assessed to be of real benefit to patients. SURE is committed to supporting the introduction of new advanced cancer treatments, and enabling the Beacon Centre and wider Oncology department at Musgrove Park Hospital to participate in national cancer treatment trials, leading to more patients being able to be treated locally at the Beacon centre.
1. MRI Appeal – Analysis has shown that around 25-30% of all MRI use at Musgrove Park Hospital can be attributed to an element of the cancer treatment pathway, and with more areas of cancer diagnosis, planning, treatment and follow-up making use of MRI in the future, SURE has already pledged £100,000 to the appeal and this has now been ring-fenced for this project. The new MRI is planned to be live in early 2018.
2. Dragon Medical Voice Recognition SURE has agreed to fund the purchase of specialist medical Voice Recognition software for the Histopathology Department, which will speed up and improve accuracy of their reports. At a cost to SURE of£14k
3. Gafchromic Film SURE has agreed to fund the purchase of additional film required to support ongoing SABR QA testing and treatment planning, at a cost of £1.4k
4. Adobe Acrobat Licences SURE has agreed to support the expansion of paperless working practises into the Radiotherapy Physics Department where significant progress is being made in developing the use of electronic working including e-signatures. To fully implement the new paperless processes across the Physics department SURE has agreed to fund the purchase of 9 full Adobe Acrobat Licenses, at a cost to SURE of £1.7k
5. Digitising Tablets In 2010 SURE funded the purchase of 5 WACOM digitising tablets for the Radiotherapy treatment planning department. These are used by oncologists to define radiotherapy treatment targets for Beacon centre patients and by members of the planning team during the planning process. The original units are now ageing, the model is now obsolete, therefore SURE has agreed to fund he purchase of 6 new tablet monitors, 5 replacements and one for a proposed additional workstation in the planning department. The existing tablet monitors will then be reused elsewhere in the Beacon centre until their end of life. At a cost to SURE of £10k
6. Radiotherapy Bladder Preparation Management Patients having treatment to pelvic cancers (bladder, prostate, lower GI, gynaecological) are required to attend radiotherapy and follow a bladder preparation programme before each treatment delivery. For many patients this means arriving an hour before to fill their bladder to a precise volume. Where patients are then observed on treatment x-ray pictures to not have the correct bladder size they have to restart the bladder preparation analysis has shown that around 41% of prostate patients at their preliminary planning CT are rescanned due to bladder volume issues, and that 90% of prostate patients require repeat treatment scans due to sub-optimally filled bladders. The proposal is to scan using simple ultrasound equipment before their radiotherapy planning scan and each of their radiotherapy treatments (up to 25 in a course) : minimising delivery of additional radiation dose from multiple xrays, reduce patient waiting times, improve overall patient comfort, experience and quality of care. To this end SURE has agree to fund the purchase of 2x BioCon 700 Cubescan 700 Bladder Scanners and associated scanner trolleys, at a cost to SURE of £13k
7. Dual Registration Software In 2013 SURE provided significant funding to support the purchase of a cone beam CT imaging (CBCT or Synergy) unit together with a full set of supporting software There was already an existing Synergy unit on another Linac, installed in 2009, that came with a basic set of software, the propiosal is to raise the level of software on the original Synergy to Dual Registration, also known as Critical Structure Avoidance. DR allows radiographers to perform a critical structure and tumour registration on the same image, and make corrections based on either or both based on clinical decisions for the individual patient. This will benefit Head & Neck, lung SABR, and Prostate patients, including enabling participation in the POPS (prostate) trial. SURE has agreed to fund his at a cost to SURE of £15k
8. HOPE Counselling Centre SURE is supporting setting up the HOPE Counselling Centre in a separate location inside the main hospital, near to the Beacon centre. This allows 2 specialist counsellors to provide support to cancer patients and their families in a quiet, friendly atmosphere. SURE has agreed to fund the purchase of a bespoke wall divide which will give flexibility in the use of the counselling centre, new furniture and new carpet, at a cost to SURE of £13k
9. MRI Ultrasound Fusion This project is to enable MRI fusion for targetted diagnosis of Prostate cancer. In essence it superimposes the suspected prostate cancer lesion from the MRI onto the ultrasound machine, ensuring more accurate targeting of the suspicious area, rather than the current method where the consultant notes the position of the abnormality on the MRI scan and mentally targets this during the ultrasound guided biopsy. As MRI is increasingly used and more lesions are seen then this fusion technology will become standard. Without Fusion Scanning there is a risk of missing significant prostate cancers on biopsy, which have been detected on MRI scan. This can often lead to a delay in cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment. If biopsies are negative and the suspision of prostate cancer remains, patients often require repeat prostate biopsies which exposes the patient to potential complications which could be preventable. The cost of purchasing a new ultrasound machine with MRI fusion is around £105k, however the Hitachi Preirus Ultrasound machine purchased in 2014 to participate in the PROMIS (Prostate MRI Imaging Study) is capable of being upgraded to MRI fusion. SURE has agreed to fund the purchase of the required software and hardware upgrade to deliver this, at a cost to SURE of £32k
27 April 2017Equipment provided by SURE in 2016
SURE – Equipment Provided to the Beacon Centre during 2016
During 2016 SURE was able to commit £70,774 to providing additional items of equipment to the Radiotherapy Department at the Beacon Centre along with other items of equipment to the wider Oncology departments at Musgrove Park Hospital to further improve patient treatment and outcomes.
By mid 2016 SURE had raised the £550,000 targetted for the purchase of a new Big Bore CT Scanner/Simulator for the Radiotherapy Department at the Beacon Centre, to replace the existing scanner provided by SURE when the Beacon Centre opened in May 2009 This was achieved 9 months ahead of schedule and the funds have now been ring-fenced for this project. The Beacon centre will undertake an evaluation of equipment suppliers during 2017 to determine the appropriate scanner to purchase, with the new scanner planned to be live by April 2018.
1. Annual Maintenance charges SURE funded £26,357.06 towards the annual maintenance charges of Radiotherapy equipment for the period to 30.9.2016
2. Medicare 3-section scanning couch for Superficial x-ray treatment used to safely position patients during superficial x-ray treatments, SURE funded the purchase of a new couch, at a cost to SURE of £1,399
3. Ashland Film QA Pro software SURE funded the purchase of specialist software to support the completion of the testing programme, allowing SABR (Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy) treatment to be introduced at the Beacon Centre, at a cost to SURE of £13,966.
4. Paperless Radiotherapy Project SURE supported the move to paperless working in the Radiotherapy Department. The Beacon Centre Radiotherapy Department was already considered paper-light This project aimed to remove the use of any paper documents in the delivery of radiotherapy treatment, leading to further improvements in patient safety and experience. SURE funded the provision of in-bunker screens, process automation using IQ scripts to augment the MOSAIQ system patient workflows, making existing MOSIAQ functionality mobile, avoiding patient notes and information having to be collated and printed by using securely networked tablet-based MOSIAQ functionality, at a cost to SURE of £21,381.42
5. Radiotherapy Network Area Storage (NAS) SURE funded the purchase of 2 new computers to provide a NAS system for the radiotherapy service. It is used for backing up all images acquired and used in RT, including CBCT Synergy images and provides a “live” archive for the Pinnacle treatment planning system. The system is mirrored to provide additional redundancy. Provided at a cost to SURE of £6,250.52
6. Cancer Patient Treatment Triage/Advice Line SURE funded the purchase of Netcall telephone system and recording facilities to enable the provision of a single contact telephone number for all patients receiving treatment at the Beacon Centre to seek advice, enabling all patients to receive consistent advise in response to any concerns they have in relation to their ongoing treatment, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Provided at a cost to SURE during 2016 of £1,480. with the final costs to complete the project to be incurred in 2017.
27 April 2017Letter of Thanks to SURE Supporters
SURE has received the following letter of thanks from Dr Sam Barrell, Chief Executive at Musgrove Oark Hospital. Your fundraising is making a real difference, thank you all for your continued support.
26 April 2017SURE Supporting New MRI for Musgrove Campaign
SURE is teaming up with other charities supporting Musgrove Park Hospital (League of Friends and Love Musgrove) to raise £1 million to provide Musgrove with a much-needed, brand new, high specification 1.5T MRI scanner.
SURE is supporting this campaign as recent analysis has shown that over 25% of MRI use is either for cancer diagnosis, treatment planning or follow up, and MRI use is increasing as new methods of diagnosis and treatment are introduced.
SURE has already pledged the first £100,000 to the new MRI, and are seeking to raise a further £150,000 towards the £1M campaign.
SURE is committed to doing this whilst continuing to support the purchase of new equipment and services for the Beacon Centre and other improvements in cancer diagnosis and treatment. SURE has already committed to funding £100,000 of new projects due to be delivered in 2017, with our regular fundraising continuing to support this work.
If you would like to make a donation towards the new MRI or run a fundraising event for the new MRI you can do so on the SURE BT Mydonate page:
An MRI Scanner provides high quality images for diagnoses and monitoring of treatment for patients who may have:
• Breast cancer
• Neurological conditions
• Cardiac issues
• Prostate cancer
• Spinal injuries and problems
• Musculoskeletal disorders
The two current MRI scanners work to full capacity seven days a week, and the Trust has to use external providers to meet the demand, which means longer waiting times, extra cost and repeat scans due to poor quality.
An additional scanner will allow the hospital to continue delivering first-class healthcare to the people of Somerset and beyond, and deliver a number of benefits for patients and the Trust, including better patient experience, additional MRI scanning capacity, faster scan times, a reduction in wait times, reduction in outsourcing costs, reduced failure rates and increased diagnostic accuracy, improved clinical outcomes, increased availability to partake in research studies, such as the recent study on prostate cancer diagnosis.
23 April 2017Donations Update
Donations for the past two weeks are £245 from Pamela Sellars of Ashwell,raised from the first part of her cycle ride - 80 miles along the old railway lines and canals from Ilminster to Chard, £250 from the Ilminster and District Carnival Committee, £10 donation from Mrs C Hurman of Fitzhead, £50 donation from the people of Porlock, £45 in 5ps from the Smeatharpe WI, £19.45 from the collection pot at Trull Stores, Honiton Rd, an anonymous donation of £3.10 in 5ps, £17.43 from the collection pot at the Co-Op Monkton Heathfield, and left at the Beacon Centre last week was £10 in 5ps from Mrs B Dennis of Monkton Heathfield, £45.10 in 5ps from Mrs Fogwill and friends of Creech St Michael, and from the Beacon Centre £97.20 of which £86.40 was in 5ps, and left at the Beacon Centre this week was £8.85 in 5ps from Mrs R Arkin of Withypool, £9 in 5ps from Jack Baker (aged 9) from Taunton, £102 in £2 coins from Patrick and Elizabeth Scribbans, £70 in 5ps from Claire Jones and family of Curry Rivel, and from the Beacon Centre £156,25 of which £146.15 was in 5ps.
The total donations is £1,188.38,
Thank you for all you donations.
23 April 2017Cotley Point to Point Cheque Presentation
Cotley Point to Point supported SURE at their event in 2016.
The Race was: The Barleymows Charity Team Race Challenge.
In memory of the late Des Boyland run at the Cotley Point to Point on Saturday 9 April 2016.
Won by Flying Felix and the Go Girls. A cheque for £1,000 was presented to SURE at this months Point to Point. Runner Felix Ransford, Jockey Emma Richardson pictured with Jim Boyland, brother of Des Boyland together with Carole Summerfield (SURE Treasurer).
09 April 2017Donations Update
Donations this week are £450 from the Fairfield Shoot Syndicate, which is a donation from their members, £100 donation from Leone Martin of Exford, £4.32 from the collection pots at Tesco Express, Priorswood, £47.55 from the collection pots at Tesco Express, Comeytrowe, £8.09 from the collection pots at Trull Store, Honiton Rd, £66 from the collection pots at Tesco Express, High St, Taunton, £57.78 from the collection pots at Tesco Express, East Reach, £44 from the collection pots at the One Stop Shop, Galmington, £70 from the Beacon Bunch Lunch Group which was raised at their bi-annual lunch and raffle and left at the Beacon Centre was £5 in 5ps from Mrs M Oaten, £6 in 5ps from Jean Morrish and from the Beacon Centre £120.41 of which £101 was in 5ps.
This week's total is £979.15
Thank you for all you donations.
02 April 2017Donations Update
Donations this week are £1,000 from Cotley Point to Point raised last year by Felix Ransford (rider) and Emma Richardson(runner) who took part in a sponsored tag relay race over the Coxley course in memory of the late Des Boyland, £2 in 5ps from Gina Gore, £2 in 5ps from Jean Leeming, £24 in 5ps from Lorraine Fordyce of Middlezoy, £60 from Stokes Partnership LLP Solicitors being a donation from the partners and solicitors from their oath witness fees, £50 in 5ps from Hemyock Short Mat Bowling Club, £35 in 5ps from Mr and Mrs T Coombes of Puriton, £100 from Mrs M Jones of Tintinhull raised from the sale of her hand knitted chicks with a small chocolate egg inside, £37.15 in 5ps from the Moose Ladies Circle, Taunton and left at the Beacon Centre was £10 in 5ps from Creech St Michael WI, £40, mainly in 5ps from Norman Tomkies of Street, £50 in 5ps from Jean Frazer of Taunton, £32 in 5ps from the Bunch of Grapes Pub in Bridgwater, £29.85 in 5ps from Jan Biddiscombe and friends of Creech St Michael, £10 donation from Mrs K Preator, and from the Beacon Centre £138.65 of which £113 was in 5ps.
This week's total donations is £1,620.65,
Thank you for all you donations
29 March 20173 Counties Coast to Coast supporting SURE
SURE is one of the causes being supported by the 3 Counties Coast to Coast Cycle Ride this year.
The ride takes place on 10th September 2017, with a target of 200 riders, spaces are already filling up so if you want to take part, and support SURE, go to the website or FaceBook pages below and register online.
There are three Distance options:
65 miles - both legs
45 miles - Minehead leg
20 miles - Charmouth leg
Full details of the event can be found on the website.
29 March 2017Memorial Football Match
A football match was held on Sunday 27th November 2016 at the Wellington School All Weather Pitch in memory of Rachel Britton. Rachel was well known in Wellington and was treated at the Beacon Centre and died sadly at the young age of 41 two years ago.
The match featured Wellesley Park Veterans FC against their counterparts from the Wellington FC. It was a close run match but Wellington FC won 2-1.
The event was organised by Peter Wainwright and raised £370.60 from the players and spectators for S.U.R.E., and therefore the Beacon Centre at Musgrove Park Hospital.
S.U.R.E. would like to thank all those who participated and donated, with special thanks to the organiser Peter Wainwright and Rachels family.
26 March 2017Donations Update
Donations this week are £1,000 from Scotsgrove Holdings Ltd of Taunton, £500 from the Moose International Ladies Circle, £180 from Joanne McNulty raised by holding two quizes and raffles in Chard. Joanne also collected £90 from family, friends and WI members in Chard, £73.80 from the collection pot at the Barleymow Farm Shop and Restaurant, £72.05 in 5ps collected in a champagne bottle by family members and friends of the late Sarah Bass who passed away on 8 April 2012, £44.20 in 5ps from Taunton Hard of Hearing Club, £4 in 5ps from Joyce Kilner, £1.50 in 5ps from Joyce Hopkins, £1.60 in 5ps from Jean Knight, £25 from the sale by auction of donated stamps, £30 in 5ps from Liz Hector and Mary Chilcott, £7.60 in 5ps from Jill Wood and friends, and left at the Beacon Centre was £25 in 5ps from Mrs C M Butler of Taunton, £15 from Mrs GM Reid and Mr P A Reid, £148.65 from Julie Dines and Gordon Godfrey of Langaller, of which £134 was raised by a raffle held at Gordon's 60th birthday party and where they also collected £14.65 in 5ps and from the Beacon Centre £138.28 of which £94.45 was in 5ps.
This week's total is £2,356.68,
Thank you for all your donations.