Two exciting fundraising events coming up:
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 reopened on the 17 April. It will be open on Fridays and Saturdays for 8 weeks.
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.