Wiltshire schoolchildren recognised
Wiltshire schoolchildren recognised for their energetic fundraising efforts for RUH cancer unit.
Three Wiltshire children who completed demanding walking and running challenges in aid of the Bath Cancer Unit Support Group have been presented with special certificates at their school.
Coast to Coast in a Day
Andy Single, a 50 year old father of two from Bradford on Avon is raising money for Bath Cancer Unit Support Group (Trowbridge Branch)
He’s entering Coast to Coast in a day, a 150 mile cycle ride across England from Seascale to Whitby on 29th June 2019.
This iconic route will take Andy through three of England’s finest National Parks.
His 150 mile journey begins with the infamous Lake District passes of Hardknott and Wrynose, but this is only the start – he’ll then cross the Yorkshire Dales, the Vale of York and the wild North York Moors, finishing in the seaside town of Whitby. A stunning 150 mile with 4500m of ascent road ride, a route cycled by hundreds of people every year, usually over 4 or 5 days. But Andy’s doing it in just 1 day!
You can support and sponsor him on https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AndySingle1
Let’s help him raise as much as possible.
Also a massive thank you to the Bradford on Avon Lions Club for their kind sponsorship and support.
Significant Donors' Evening
The Charity welcomed 68 guests to its annual evening where fundraisers are thanked for their achievements during the year.
The evening commenced with a welcome from the Chair of the Charity and then supper. A short speech was given by the Chair and also the new Chair of the RUH, Alison Ryan.
Two of our youngest fundraisers were presented with their certificate - Theo and Rosie White had walked 30 miles raising over £800.
Presentations were then given by various RUH Staff on the equipment which the fundraising has gone towards and an update by the Matron of the Cancer Unit on the effectiveness of the 24 hour helpline.
Certificates were then presented including Royal London who have sponsored the charity for nearly three years and have raised approximately £50,000 in that time. Trowbridge Branch received a certificate for their donation in the sum of £25,000 and three special presentations were made.
Geoff Parselle kindly takes photos of many events and has done over a number of years and was presented with a Certificate. Helen Morgan who not only worked at the RUH but has also been a Trustee for many years and retired at the AGM in April was given a small gift, flowers and a certificate. Jeanne Ingham-Law also retired as a Trustee in April following many years supporting the Charity, however she is to remain a member of the Trowbridge Committee. Jeanne also received a small gift, flowers and a certificate.
A gift, certificate and thanks were also given to Chris Knechtli who was unable to be present. Chris is a member of the RUH staff and has also retired as a Trustee. Chris expressed his thanks to the Trustees in an e-mail to the Chair. He stated that "it has been a privilege to witness the amazing efforts that the BCUSG and the hundreds of people that support the Group put into their fundraising activities year after year. Please keep up this work as it has been and will continue to be a vital part of the service that we are able to provide for our patients in the local area."