Login
TwitterFacebook

This News page will be used by the S.U.R.E. Committee to give updates on news, activities and events.

They'll automatically be archived as new stories are added.

26 January 2020Donations Update

Donations this week are £1,000 from the Taunton & District Carnival Committee raised at last year's Taunton Marathon, £100 donation from Robert Lukins of Taunton, £100 donation from the Admiral Blake Lodge of the Masons at Bridgwater, £19.48 from the collection pot at the Constitutional Club in Bishop's Hull and £39.93 from the collection pot at the Old Inn, Bishop's Hull and left at the Beacon Centre was £6.80 in 5ps from Mrs Beryl Brown, £26.80 in 5ps from  Mrs J Fursland and Mrs S Collard of Bridgwater and from the Beacon Centre was £130.65 mainly in 5ps.

This week's total is £1,423.66

Thank you for all your donations.

25 January 2020Taunton Carnival cheque presentation for 2019 Marathon

The photo shows Roy Hole of SURE (far right) receiving a cheque for £1,000 at the Taunton & District Carnival Committee presentation night on Friday 24th January at the Colin Atkinson Pavilion, Somerset County Cricket Club.

This was from money raised at the 2019 Taunton marathon with SURE the chosen race charity.

The new Taunton Carnival Queen for 2020 and her princess are also in the picture together with the Mayor of Taunton,  Councillor Francesca Smith.

Thanks to all at Taunton & District Carnival Committee for your continued support of SURE.

23 January 2020Mike Holman presents cheque to SURE

Today Mike Holman- Master of Admiral Blake Lodge in Bridgwater presented a cheque for £100 to Gail Wills to help SURE keep up the very worthy work they do on behalf of the radiotherapy department at The Beacon Centre Musgrove Park Hospital.

Our thanks to Mike and all at Admiral Blake Lodge for your support.

23 January 2020Northern Soul evening for SURE

On Saturday 23rd of November 2019 Bruce Cowd and his wife Dawn, held a Northern Soul Evening at the Blake Hall Bridgwater.
 

The event was a great success and £1630.60 was raised for S.U.R.E.. Santander pledged to match fund resulting in a total of £3130.60.

Our thanks goes out to Bruce and the Bridgwater Charity Soul Nights.


The photo shows Gail Wills from S.U.R.E. on the left being presented, on Thursday 16th January at Santander Bridgwater, with a cheque from Dawn Cowd with the DJ Keith behind them both. Also in the picture either side of Gail and Dawn are members of the bank staff.

Thank you to all involved for your support of SURE.

19 January 2020Donations Update

Donations this week are £3,130.60 from Bruce Cowd and the Charity Group, Bridgwater Charity Soul Nights raised at a Northern Soul Evening in November at Blake Hall, Bridgwater, the amount raised includes match funding from Santander, Bridgwater, £654.60 from Barleymow's Farm Shop and Restaurant  in Chard raised from a December raffle, £7.75 in 5ps from members of the New Horizon Singers, £15.45 in 5ps from Denis and Rosemary Buckingham of Wiveliscombe, £10 each in lieu of sending Christmas cards from both Tina Travis and Wendy Pattenden and friends, £15 donation from the GWR Ladies Skittles Team, and from collection pots there was £118.76 from Tesco Express, East Reach, £44.60 from Tesco Express Bower, Bridgwater and £43.40 from Tesco Express, North Petherton.  Left at the Beacon Centre was £10 mainly in 5ps, from Hazel Braddick, £127.65, including £92.65 in 5ps in a liquorice jar from Mrs Susan Baker's granddaughter of Rockwell Green and from the Beacon Centre was £129.55 of which £124.45 was in 5ps.

This week's total is £4,317.36
Thank you for all your donations.

12 January 2020North Petherton WI collects 5ps for SURE

On Monday 6th January Gail Wills and Carole Summerfield of SURE received £190 in 5ps from Joan and Gwn on behalf of the North Petherton WI.

Many Thanks to all at North Petherton WI for your continued support of SURE.

12 January 2020Donations Update

Donations this week are £190 in 5ps from North Petherton WI, £150 donation from Mrs D Dewis, £30 in 5ps from the members of Ivy House Park Social Club, £20 from Joy Irish in lieu of Christmas cards, £21.95 from the 5ps collection at Minster Pharmacy, Ilminster and from collection pots there is £22.35 from Hurleys Newsagents, Burnham, £18.47 from Minster Pharmacy, Ilminster, £49.91 from the One Stop Shop, Galmington and £77.20 from Barleymow's Farm Shop and Restaurant, Chard.  Left at the Beacon Centre was £2.15 in 5ps from Pam Garrard and from the Beacon Centre £110.35 of which £73.85 was in 5ps.
This week's total is £692.38

Thank you for all your donations.

05 January 2020Donations Update

Happy New Year to all our wonderful supporters across Somerset.

Donations this week are £60 from the Old Railway Skittle Team, Highbridge raised at a Christmas raffle at Highbridge Social Club, £100 donation from RH Neale and P E Wood, £30 donation from Enid Loney and the ex dancers, £150.50 donation from Puriton Bingo, £346.30 from Mark De Luca-Fradley and Saffron Doble raised at a quiz night held on Boxing Day at Yarcombe Inn, which has recently reopened, £39.95 from the collection pots at Tesco Express, Comeytrowe, and left at the Beacon Centre was £100 from Sylvia Woodgate of Milverton, £50 from Michael Aldridge of Bridgwater, £17.25 in 5ps from Sally Robinson, £20.45 in 5ps from Mrs A Cross and friends, £21.40 in 5ps from Mrs Gange, £8.25 in 5ps from Madge, £20 in 5ps from Mrs Betty Tovey and devoted friends from Chard, £10 in 5ps from Creech St Michael WI, £50.21, mainly in 5ps from Joanne McNulty, family and friends of Chard, £95.55, manly in 5ps from Blagdon Retirement Village, £165.21 donation from the Broadway Walking Group and from the Beacon Centre £123.20 mainly in 5ps.
This week's total is £1,583.37

Thank you for all your donations.

22 December 2019Donations Update

Donations this week are £114.13 from a bucket collection taken by the John Walker Band's Spirit of Christmas Concert at St John's Baptist Church, Wellington, £171.70 from Molly Gay in lieu of gifts at her 80th birthday lunch last week, £107.98 from the collection pots at Tesco Express, East Reach, £100 donation from William Tucker, £9.94 from the collection pot at the Crusty Cob Bakery, Burnham, £2.15 in 5ps from Jean Leeming, £109.55 from the Oake Carole Singers raised by singing carols around the village, and left at the Beacon Centre was an anonymous donation of £100, and from the Beacon Centre £158.71 mainly in 5ps.
This week's total is £874.16

Thank you for all your donations.

18 December 2019John Walker Band Christmas collection for S.U.R.E.

Many thanks to the members of the John Walker Band for their continued support of S.U.R.E.

After their concert last weekend John Walker said "With the kind support of St John's Church in Wellington, we requested that the audience donate to the S.U.R.E collection bucket at our concert "Spirit of Christmas" (The concert was a fund raiser for St John's). We were so gratified that we raised an amount  £114.13"

 

15 December 2019Donations Update

Donations this week are £1, 200 raised by Yvonne Evans, family and friends of her sister Hazel Bevan and Hazel's husband John who were both diagnosed with cancer on the same day  earlier this year, £50 donation from Connie Morley, £15 from the Pay Pal Giving Account, £10 from Dorothy Hyatt and £21 from Wendy Smith both in lieu of Christmas cards, £56 from Donald Reason from a Christmas Party, £136.75 from Bishops Lydeard Stitchers and Makers, which is half the proceeds from their stall at a recent village Christmas Festival, £305 from Lisa Loud of Street which was raised during an Afternoon Tea event in August in memory of her Mum, in 5ps there is an anonymous donation of £4.75, £25 from June Robinson & friends of Bridgwater, £114.60 from the Thursday Women's Fellowship in Wellington, a further £4.15 from Rich & Chris Turner, £11 from the Ladies Badminton Club, West Monkton Hall, from collection pots there is £61.60 from Tesco Express North Petherton,  and £21.40 from Wemdon Stores and left at the Beacon Centre was £36 in mixed coin from Norman Tomkies of Street, £30 in 5ps from Jan Biddiscombe and friends, £836 from Mrs Julieanna Prowse, raised by making and selling cards, and from the Beacon Centre £137.50 mainly in 5ps.
This week's total is £3,075.75

Thank you for all your donations.

12 December 2019Family support & fundraising benefits SURE

In addition to the donation of £452.64 from the initiative instigated by Carolyn Stait and the ladies from Burnham and Berrow golf club, Yvonne Evans, Hazel’s sister also organised a charity collection from family and friends in support of Hazel & John Bevan who were both diagnosed with cancer on April 1st. 
 

The photograph shows Carol Summerfield from SURE receiving a cheque for £1200 from Hazel and John.

08 December 2019Donations Update

Donations this week are £1,710.75 from the Greenway Guys (David Thomas and Geoff Bell) who completed the sponsored Great Exmoor 66 mile Cycle Ride in September, £500 from the Masonic Lodge of St George L3158, £20 from Knapp Creations from PJJ's Anniversary Party, £250 from Martin Wale and some musical friends who performed at a 60's Country Night at Coombe St Nicholas Village Hall, £440 from Richard and Carol Jenkins of North Newton in lieu of 40th Wedding Anniversary presents, £7.40 from the collection pot at Trull Stores, Honiton Road, £6.10 in 5ps from members of the New Horizon Singers, £34 from Joy Hartshorne and her friend Beattie raised from the sale of craft items and from the Beacon Centre was £8.50 in 10ps from Rich and Chris Turner, £5.35 in 5ps from Eileen Reading and Janet Langdon, £2.10 in 5ps from Sheila Cross and from the Beacon Centre £99.40 mainly in 5ps.

This week's total is £3,083.60

Thank you for all your donations.

08 December 2019Greenway Guys fundraiser for SURE

Carole Summerfield and Gail Wills from SURE receiving a cheque for £1,710.75 from the Greenway Guys (David Thomas, right, next to Gail and Geoff Bell, left, next to Carole) raised by undertaking the Great Exmoor Ride on 1 September, a sponsored 66 mile cycle ride from Taunton to Blue Anchor, across Exmoor, which included in excess of 5000 feet climbing.

Thank you David and Geoff for your amazing support.

01 December 2019Donations Update

 

Donations this week are £1,714.35 raised by Karen Beaver of Minehead, who together with her daughter Kristy Johnson undertook a sponsored trek and climb in the Carpathian mountains in Transylvania, Romania.  They also held a raffle and a bingo night, £298.27 from Sarah Miller's craft stall at the Beacon Centre, £190 from Molly Bickley of Marsh raised at a recent charity lunch and general fundraising, £61.50 from Gail Wills and June Robinson raised from the sale of craft items at Santander bank, Bridgwater, a donation of £16.90 in coins from Carol Sampson and friends and £40 from Doug and Marcie Hayman of Wellington in lieu of buying Christmas cards. From collection pots there was £57 from Tesco Express High St, Taunton, £44.56 from Tesco Express, Comeytrowe, £14.90 from the Newsagents at Bishops Lydeard and £115.68 from Changes Hairdressers at Monkton Heathfield. From 5p collections there was £2.20 from Alan Sutton, £2.20 from E Ferris, an anonymous donation of £2.70 and £72.22 from Monster Pharmacy, Ilminster, and from the Beacon Centre was £92.20 including £75 in 5ps.
This week's total is £2,724.68

Thank you all for your donations.

28 November 2019Karen Beaver’s latest Fundraising challenge for SURE.

Carole Summerfield from SURE receiving a cheque from Karen Beaver of Minehead for £1,714.35, who together with her daughter Kristy Johnson, completed a sponsored 6 day trek in Transylvania, Romania in July, which included climbing 4 different mountains in the Carpathian Mountain range.
Money was also raised with a bingo evening and a raffle. 

Also in the photo is Kristy Johnson who raised £1,657.42 for the Giraffe Project in Kenya. Their trip was funded by Beaver Ford in Minehead. 
All Thanks to Karen and Kristy for your continued support of SURE.

 

24 November 2019Donations Update

Donations this week are £230 from North Curry Methodist Church raised following their Harvest Festival sale of produce held recently, £20.69 from the collection pots at Tesco Express, East Reach, 5p collections of £2 from Gillian Robson, £10 from Steph Lawrence, £4.25 from Norma Trangmar and left at the Beacon Centre was £550 from John and Jenny Wright and the Rotary Club of Chard, raised by selling items one Saturday in Chard, providing Sunday lunches at John and Jenny's home and a donation from one of their friends, £135 donation in loving memory of Ivan Tomalin, £28 in 5ps from Don and Caroline Hillman, and from the Beacon Centre was £253.90 mainly  in 5ps. 
This week's total is £1,234.84

Thank you for all your donations.

17 November 2019Donations Update

Donations this week are £1,400 from Margaret Harper of Ashill, raised from the sale of her fused glass jewelry, Margaret has raised £15,000 for SURE to date, £1,000 from RPC-BPI of Bridgwater, which is part of the Company's Charity Benefit Scheme and SURE was suggested by one of their employees, Ken Parkin, £100 from Chris Chaffey of Washford, in lieu of wedding presents, £452.64 from from ladies of the Burnham and Berrow Golf Club, particularly the Alliance Team, raised during their "Winning Points for Hazel" campaign, and £1,800 from Janet O'Neill and her son Thomas of West Huntspill raised at a garden party for family and friends in memory of Janet's daughter Bridget O'Neill.  The 5p collections are £45 from Smeatharpe WI, £3.90 from Connie Morley, £5 from Jacqui and Peter Curry and an anonymous £5.  Left at the Beacon Centre was £51.50 from the CFCO, Brendon House, Taunton, raised at coffee mornings, £25 in 5ps from Mr & Mrs Manning of Fairview, £20 in 5ps from Mrs Annie Hagger, family & friends, £22.15 in 5ps from St Michael's Ladies Circle, Galmington, and from the Beacon Centre was £163.80 in 5ps. 
This week's total is £5,094.19

Thank you for all your donations.

15 November 2019

When Hazel Bevan and her husband John were both diagnosed with cancer in April the ladies at her Golf Club were determined to support her and also to raise funds for the charity of her choice, saying "All of the girls in the Alliance Teams Squad want you to know that we are all in your corner and thinking of you every time we go out in our new team colours! We would very much like to achieve something practical with all these thoughts and so we would like to launch a new Alliance campaign to run concurrently with the normal one of doing the best we can on the course:  this additional one we would like to call “Winning Points for Hazel”.

"For all the points we win as a team, we will contribute a set sum for each point (divided equally amongst all team members - not just the ones that win their matches!  After all, it is a team thing!).  We’ll collect the resultant money throughout the year and end up with a lump sum to come to you and through you to whatever Charity you have chosen".

As a result the photo shows Hazel receiving a cheque for £452.64 for SURE from Carolyn and some of the Alliance teams ladies, which will be used to fund the purchase of new wall mounted monitors in one of the Radiotherapy treatment rooms at the Beacon Centre.

Thanks go to all the Ladies of the Alliance teams at Burnham and Berrow Golf Club.

 

 

12 November 2019Margaret Harper “Sparklers” continued support of SURE

Ashill fused glass designer Margaret Harper has presented a cheque for £1,400 to S.U.R.E.

Trading as Sparklers, a name which reflects the multicoloured brilliance of the dichroic glass that she transforms into stunning pendants, necklaces, and earrings, Margaret began supporting S.U.R.E. in February 2007 by donating the profit from sales of her jewellery. each year since then Margaret has made further donations and her latest cheque brings the total Margaret has raised for SURE to just over £15,000!

The photo shows Margaret presenting the cheque to Roy Hole and Paul Alway of SURE.

Margaret has also raised over £6,000 for other local charities by organising an annual handmade Christmas Craft Fair at Monks Yard. This years event, in Monks Yard at Horton Manor, will be held on Saturday 23rd November, with free entry and car parking, from 10:00 to 16:00, with over 30 carefully selected stall holders offering a wide range of high quality unique and affordable gifts along with Margaret's own glass pieces.

12 November 2019RPC-BPI Bridgwater supporting SURE

 

A cheque of £1000 was presented to SURE from RPC-BPI Bridgwater on Monday 11th November.The cheque is part of the Company’s Charity Benefit Scheme donating £1000 per quarter to local charities.

Presenting the cheque on behalf of RPC-BPI is Ken Parkin and Annette Duddy.   Ken’s grandchildren did a charity collection for S.U.R.E in 2018 and suggested to him that his employer may like to donate to the charity. The children were very pleased the company had chosen S.U.R.E and receiving the cheque on the charity’s behalf is Sarah Miller and Gail Wills who both thanked RPC-BCI for such a wonderful donation and how it would help towards purchasing equipment in the radiotherapy department.
Thank you to all at RPC-BPI Bridgwater for your generous support of SURE.

11 November 2019Donations Update

Donations this week are £301.40 from St George's Church, Wilton, collected during a recent service, £40 donation from Susie and Russell Needham, £20.40 in 5ps from members of the New Horizon Singers, £9.80 from the collection pot at Lizzies Kitchen, Burnham, £50.90 from the collection pots at Taunton Country Market, Bath Place, and from the Beacon Centre was £162.01 including £105 in 5ps. 

This week's total is £594.51

Thank you for all your donations.

03 November 2019Donations Update

Donations this week are £350 from Mrs D Dewis, £150 from Kevin Jarman in lieu of payment for work and donated in memory of Paddy Potter, £35 from the collection pot at Tesco Express, North Petherton, £16.27 from the collection pot at the Co-Op, Monkton Heathfield, £78.60 in further donations from Stewart Kitch, following his sponsored Somerset Cycle Ride, bringing the total raised to £578.60, £7 in 5ps from the Potter family and friends, and left at the Beacon Centre was £35 from Norman Tomkies of Street, £20 in 5ps from Creech St Michael WI and from the Beacon Centre was £146.81 mainly in 5ps. 
This week's total is £838.68

Thank you for all your donations.

View All Stories

site map | cookie policy | privacy policy | accessibility statement