A massive thank you to all the staff at Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions in Trowbridge for their donation of over 80 Christmas presents for our Julia’s House families. This was in addition to the brilliant £2200 donated earlier in the year! Your continued support is very much appreciated.
A massive thank you to Curtiss-Wright for their wonderful support throughout 2019 and finishing the year on a wonderful high with their annual staff Christmas Pantomime! Thank you for raising a fantastic £269.50 and we hope you all had a great lot of fun putting on the show!
Huge thank you to all of 26 Engineer Regiment LAD for all their support and fundraising into 2019. From washing cars in fancy dress to testing their strength in a Crossfit competition, 26 Engineer Regiment LAD not only donated lots of wonderful toys but also raised an impressive £740.23. Top work!
Thank you so much to everyone from the UK Crossfires Owners Club who bought lots of lovely sensory toys for the children we care for in Wiltshire. They enjoyed their tour of our hospice in Devizes, and it was amazing to see their Crossfires parked on the drive! Thank you all for coming and visiting us.
A huge thank you to Codestone for raising a fantastic £6,677.51 for Julia’s House at their annual Codefest festival. Now in its seventh year, SAP Business One Gold Partner, Codestone, organises this singular charity music festival exclusively for their employees who bring their children, friends, parents and their camping gear to a field in Wareham, Dorset, just next to Monkey World. Arriving on a Friday afternoon, Codestone’s team creates a crowd of over 500 party goers. Many pitch tents and get ready to be entertained for two days by a wide variety of local artists, rock groups and tribute bands: Coldplay, Mumford & Sons, and Stereophonics… to name a few. There is an arts & crafts tent, face-painting and bouncy castles for the children, as well as plenty of stalls selling food and drink. Ken and Irene, both in their eighties, were invited to Codefest by daughter Caroline, Codestone’s People and Payroll Assistant: “We were invited to our first Codefest this year. Wow! We had a great time. There was loads of music and entertainment for the children and great food. A good mix of people too. At our age we declined the camping experience, even though it looked like it was fun! The festival is a fantastic way to raise funds for charity. Roll on next year!”
They did it again! The beautiful village of Urchfont, situated in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside rocked the weekend away with their fantastic mid-summer music festival. The weather was fantastic for the second annual FontFest held over the weekend of 21st, 22nd and 23rd June 2019. This well-organised event provided fun for all ages and raised an amazing amount for local charities, including an absolutely wonderful amount of £1250.00 for Julia’s House. With the support of the Big Give, the donation was doubled to an incredible £2500 – thank you so much to everyone involved for all their hard work.
Huge thanks to the Rock Choir for their concert at Weymouth Pavilion in mid November, which was a sell-out and raised an over £2000 for Julia's House. The concert was organised to showcase local Rock Choirs and it brought together choirs from Dorchester, Weymouth and Poole. Approximately 280 members took part. The performance included a wide range of songs including “This is Me” from the film The Greatest Showman, and “I’m Still Standing” by Elton John. It ended with a huge finale with the whole theatre up on their feet dancing to “Shut Up and Dance with Me” by the group Walk The Moon! Pictured are Stacey Hobday, the Rock Choir leader, together with Sue and Alan Pike, Trudi Baker and Jane Evans from the Choirs and Gill Slade from the Dorchester Friends of Julia’s House.
Rick Stein Marlborough held a coffee morning for us and had a fantastic turn out. Over £600 was raised from the delicious treats – so a big thank you to Kevin, Kev, Calum and all of the team!