Thanks to the Staff Grants Committee of Bath based global on-line retailer Lovehoney for recommending that their Directors award a grant to BCUSG. The Directors have generously made a grant to us of £1,500.
£5,000,000 raised since we started!
Congratulations and many thanks to the huge number of people who have made this total possible, enabling many pieces of equipment to be purchased for the benefit of all the cancer patients in the RUH area. This sum has been raised entirely by volunteers giving their time and money as well as embarking on some spectacular activities.
To celebrate we will be holding a fundraising dinner during 2020. Already we have some amazing prizes for the raffle which will take place during the evening.
Watch this space for further information - or you can always contact the Secretary, Sally Pinner, on firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't miss out on your ticket for what will be a wonderful evening.
ROTARY CLUB OF BRADFORD ON AVON PLEDGES FUNDRAISING FOR PORTABLE ULTRASOUND SCANNER
The Rotary Club of Bradford on Avon has pledged to use the whole of the profits from its Golf Day on the 19 May 2020 to funding the Portable Ultrasound Scanner costing £5,000. The Club has pledged to make up any difference between the funds raised on the day and cost of the Scanner.
The Rotary Club are appealing for both players and sponsorship of the event and the prize giving dinner following the event. If you would like to become involved, please contact Andrew Huxman at Andrew.email@example.com or Dan Conley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PORTABLE ULTRASOUND SCANNER - THE EQUIPMENT
The Cancer Unit has high definition fixed Ultrasound Scanners used by the Breast Radiologists, however it is useful to have, in addition, a small portable scanner for use in the Outpatient Clinic Room and Operating Theatre. It will be used:
- To identify the presence and facilitate treatment and drainage of breast abscesses;
- To monitor the effectiveness of anti-Oestrogen Medical Therapy for breast cancer patients unable to have surgery;
- In the Operating Theatre to help more accurately locate the position of the tumour and facilitate its complete removal.
Chiquito in Trowbridge raise £1300
A massive thank to Chiquito in Trowbridge who opened its doors on Friday, 27 September 2019 for a fundraising breakfast on our behalf. The Company supplied the food and customers made a donation. The event was very well attended with a lovely atmosphere and fabulous food on offer. We were very spoilt with a glass of something (either alcoholic or non-alcoholic – the rhubarb/raspberry mix was wonderful and the writer would like the recipe!!) followed by an amazing choice of food and coffee.
A raffle was also held, which continued until the 29 September. Some fantastic prizes were on offer made possible with generous donations from local firms including vouchers towards meals and beauty products.
The efforts of the wonderful staff resulted in a fantastic total of £1300 being raised over the weekend.
Chiquito, Trowbridge - Fundraising
The fabulous staff at Chiquito in Trowbridge raised an amazing £500 for the charity at the Armed Forces weekend on the 29 and 30 June. The staff asked for donations for soft drinks, cupcakes, and their famous sombreros.
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."