‘We are a residential home for adults with disabilities in Trowbridge. In our last residents meeting one of our residents, Teresa, expressed an interest in raising money for a worthy cause. She had been listening to the many pleas for help that are on the TV daily. It was the children’s charities that really pulled at her heart strings. In the meeting she asked the other residents for ideas on how to raise some money. It was decided that a raffle would be a good way to involve everyone and raise the money that would achieve her goal. A poster went up and soon there were many donations from resident’s families and from staff and their families. Teresa was supplied information on several children’s charities, she expressed an interest in keep it local and after reading about the amazing help that Julia’s House offer to so many children, she decided that she would like to give the money that she raised, to you.’ A huge thank you to Teresa, the staff and residents of Shaftesbury Court in Trowbridge for their raising a wonderful £80!
Thank you to Eureka for entering the Dorset Plane Pull, with their fantastic team name Flying Plasters and for raising a wonderful £1674 including gift aid for Julia’s House. “The team at Eureka! are still buzzing following the 2019 Plane Pull for Julia’s House. The event not only promoted teamwork throughout our organisation but was really great fun for all involved. I’m super proud of our team and the amount of money we have managed to raise for such a worthy cause. We’ll definitely be back again next year.” Ricky Williams Sales Manager – Eureka!
A big thank you to Racing for a Cause, based at Michael Blake Racing, Staverton, and Partners Employment in Trowbridge, for choosing to support Julia’s House through their charity syndicate ownership of 7 year old Bay Gelding, Bounty Pursuit. Two of our volunteers, John & Ann Butler, were invited to Chepstow Racecourse and were thrilled to see Bounty Pursuit finish 1st! We look forward to working with you over the next year.
We were pleased to show the End of The Track Singing Group, who travel the county performing 60’s and 70’s style music, our beautiful Hospice in Devizes. The group charge no standard fee, but simply ask for a donation to their chosen charity for any performance. This year, and for years to come, End of The Track have chosen to support our Wiltshire Hospice, and have given us a fantastic £4000 which could pay for 20 families to enjoy all the delights of one of our flagship family events, the Winter Party – an afternoon of magical moments to treasure forever.
Huge thanks to Superior Seals, some of the management team took on the Tough Mudder Challenge on 18th August and raised an amazing £5,800! You are absolute stars!
Many congratulations to Peter Webb for getting a sub 1.30 in the Frome Half Marathon and raising a wonderful £231.00. The Frome course is a unique and challenging route through some spectacular countryside and Peter’s placement of 30th out of 542 runners is a fantastic achievement. Thank you so much Peter!