WESLEY ROAD CLUB HOSTED THE 4TH QUIZ NIGHT ON THE 4 NOVEMBER 2022
Thanks to Dave Birch for setting nine rounds of general knowledge questions and a picture round. This asked teams to identify the TV/Film crime fighting duos.
67 people made up 15 teams in total with a target of 118 points. It was a close finish the top scorer being “Dowsetts Dynamos” with 107 points; “The Marshans” came second with 106 points and with a joint score of 105 points came “Can’t Remember” and “Milly, Maud and Maple”.
Thanks go to all the supporters of this event; Trowbridge Committee members and friends; Marie for assisting with the scoring; Glenn and Lynsey for the super trophies and Wesley Road Club for all their help and use of the function room.
Including the well supported raffle, the total for the evening raised a fantastic £646!
FRIENDS OF BRATTON SCHOOL CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EVENING
Thanks are given to Glenn Sharp for all his hard work making and selling so many beautiful items on behalf of the Charity.
On Thursday 10 November 2022, the BOATHOUSE bar and restaurant in Bradford on Avon was the venue for a charity concert held in aid of the Bath Cancer Unit Support Group.
The concert was given by The Steeple Rock Choir conducted by its founder and leader Adrienne Hale. The choir was made up of forty singers who gave a fantastic performance of mixed music comprising of soul, rock, pop and gospel.
An audience of over sixty people came along to support the evening. They were given song sheets and asked to join in with the choir on a couple of numbers. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
A raffle took place and included star prizes kindly donated by The Maharaja Tandoori and Widbook Grange Hotel.
A retiring collection was taken and the total funds raised on the evening amounted to £466.95.
BCUSG would like to thank the Boathouse management for enabling this concert to take place at their venue and to the organisers of this event.
Thanks go to the Rotary Club members of Frome Town for their donation of £5000.
The Rotary Club of Frome Selwood has also donated £1500 and our thanks go their members.
Sainsburys, Frome has allocated our new Frome Branch a collection slot on the 17 December. If you are able to help with this - or any other event, please contact [email protected]
Thank you to all those who took part in our Bingo Evening. We raised the fantastic sum of £406.10.
Two Quiz Nights have been held since we started back with our fundraising post-Covid! The first in November 2021 raised an amazing £1004 and the second on the 17 June 2022 added another £538. It is the first time Trowbridge Branch have held a summer quiz so thanks to all our wonderful participants.
A new branch covering Frome/Shepton Mallet/ Radstock is currently being formed. Their first meeting was held on the 6 June 2022.
To kickstart their fundraising, the branch has already been given a donation of £5000 thanks to the Frome Town branch of the Rotary Club.
Anyone interested in helping in any way or becoming a committee member should contact Chairman of Trustees Mike Taylor at [email protected].
A quiz night was held at the end of November. Thanks go to the Wesley Road Club for providing a room and looking after us so well. There were approximately 80 attendees which was more than expected but made for a very enjoyable evening.
Dave Birch made a fantastic quiz master and had also set all the questions for the evening. The winning team was Mike and the Mechanics so congratulations to them.
An evening to thank volunteers and fundraisers was held at The Farmhouse Inn, Southwick on the 9 November. A meal prepared by Hilary, Rachel Creber and Sally Pinner was enjoyed by the 78 attendees. Trustees of the Charity took the opportunity to present certificates to fundraisers and donors in place of the annual Presentation Evenings, usually held in the spring but which had to be cancelled for 2020 and 2021.
The Mayor of Trowbridge, Councillor Denis Bates gave a short address thanking the supporters for their contributions and complimenting the Charity of its achievements.
Sue Oliver, the Chair of the Trowbridge Fundraising Committee, also thanked volunteers who had assisted with events which had been able to take place over the last 19 months, mainly the ‘Pop-up’ Shop in Castle Place Shopping Centre.
The Superintendent Therapeutic Radiographer at the RUH, Andrea Baynes, provided an outline of the new fundraising project for the Charity (details of which can be seen on the Current Projects page of the website).
Finally Mike Taylor, Chair of the Trustees gave an update on recent projects and informed volunteers that Dr Martyn Evans had confirmed that the 5000th patients will shortly receive a scan on the PET CT scanner which was purchased by the Charity in 2016 at a cost of £1.2m.
Tino Polledri (middle photo), the outgoing Vice-Chair of the Trustees and Chair of the Trowbridge Committee was presented with a gift on his retirement and thanked for all his fundraising work over many years.
We had a super weekend at #AsdaFrome when we held our first supermarket collection since lockdown. We raised £1153.14 in total, which is a fantastic result. We’d like to thank the staff, who went out of their way to make sure we had a good position, and the generous customers who supported us.
We’re also delighted to have received a £200 donation from the #AsdaFoundation through #GreenTokenGiving. Thanks again to the staff and customers at #AsdaFrome for nominating and voting for us!
Green Token Giving supports local, grassroots organisations making a positive impact on their local community and helping to improve lives.
Trowbridge Pop-Up Shop and Wishing Tree
We would like to thank the many donors, supporters and customers who helped to make the pop-up shop such a success in these difficult times. Thanks go to staff at the Castle Place Shopping Centre who provided the shop and storage space; also to the team at AL Electrical who PAT tested all donated electrical items – all done free of charge
The Trowbridge Fundraising Branch of the BCUSG, came together in 1988, in order to support the Charity through fundraising events within the Trowbridge area. Over time, the team has grown and now also has members within Bradford on Avon, Westbury and Warminster, who come together once a month to plan store collections and local events.
The fundraising events over the past 30 years have been numerous and to date, the small team has raised over £530,000. Some of our favourites include Bingo, Cream Teas, Half Marathons, International Food evenings, Magic shows, Race Nights, Quiz Nights, tandem Skydives and Zumba! However, the theme of fundraising is only restricted by imagination – and we always welcome new and innovative ideas to raise funds for our local Cancer Unit.
If you would like to get involved and help fundraise with the Trowbridge team, we would love to hear from you. We welcome any help, from giving a few hours a year to help with store collections, to joining our friendly committee to help plan events. Or maybe, you are organising your own event and just need some information.
We have cancelled all planned fundraising events and store collections due to the current Covid-19 pandemic.
But we intend to re-schedule these events once it is safe to do so.
Take care and stay safe.