Fundraising Events Calendar

Events in 2008

Events in 2008
Memorabilia Draw 2008

During 2008 Fill the Frame held monthly raffles in aid of two charities, these were Macmillan and the Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust. Over the last ten years or so, Fill the Frame have either purchased, won, or been given pieces of memorabilia covering sports, films and music. These items have been framed and were up for grabs during 2008. Tickets were available from Fill the Frame, the Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust shop (Library arcade in Evesham), the Thatched Tavern, Post Office and Premier stores all in Honeybourne and the Post Office in Bretforton. They were priced at only £1 and all proceeds will be split equally between the two charities. Below are a few of the items that theywere raffling.

To mark the release of the latest Harry Potter and James Bond movies this year there were two raffle prizes which were drawn in October and November! The Harry Potter frame contained seven pictures from the films along with a cast list and book list! The James Bond frame had pictures of all the "Bonds" along with a list of all the movies so far!

The Wallace and Gromit picture was signed by Peter Sallis. This was the prize for January's raffle and was won by Karen Johnson from Evesham

The prize for June was a signed music sheet of Midnight Rambler by the Rolling Stones. It was won by a very pleased Andy Bott from Evesham.

The raffles raised the sum of £XXX


Charity Concerts

Once again, our Patron Gordon Giltrap held a two night Charity Concert  at The Fleece Inn, Bretforton raising the sum of £2,160.85. Gordon's dedication and ongoing support for the cause is much appreciated.

Gordon writes:
"This was my third appearance at The Fleece in Bretforton Worcestershire. The Barn where I perform is pretty ancient, approximately 400 years old, and has an amazing atmosphere. The Barn has been used in the past as the pub when the main building was ravaged by fire a few years back, and is currently used for concerts, civil ceremonies and wedding receptions. It only holds about sixty people, and that's the reason why we go for two consecutive concerts each year, next year we are doing three!

The Fleece is the only National Trust pub in the UK, and Hilary and I stay over in the only room that the pub lets out, so it's a real treat for us.

It's always good to know that one is keeping the memory alive of this remarkable girl. This year over the two nights we raised £2,160.85 the money going towards buying electronic beds for leukaemia patients at the Worcester Hospital. Apart from money raised on tickets sales, there were funds raised from an auction and 'stand up Bingo'...great fun.

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My thanks go to Nigel and Jenny at the Fleece for their ongoing support of this worthwhile charity, and of course to Sue Sollis and her trusty team of volunteers and trustees. Here's to next year. Oh and I nearly forgot. Because of my big 60 they presented me with a stunning birthday cake and a beautiful silver plectrum."





Music for a Midsummer's Evening - June 2008.

The Cheltenham Philharmonic Orchestra performed an evening of popular classics conducted by Duncan Westerman including Liszt's famous Hungarian Fantasy. For this the Orchestra was joined on stage by local virtuoso pianist Marcel Zidani. The evening ended with a selection of music from the highly acclaimed Cole Porter's 'Kiss Me Kate'. The event was generously sponsored by 'ValePianos' and 'Allen Gears Ltd' with all proceeds of £2,050 donated to 'The Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust'

London Marathon - April 08

Michael Edmondson, 31, from Cumbria, took part in this years London Marathon and raised more than £1,000 for the Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust based in Evesham


List Recruitments - November 08

As part of List Recruitments recent move the office have raised money for the Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust. Instead of throwing away any unwanted office furniture Branch Manager Annie Potter and her team had the ingenious idea of selling the furniture for the Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust. The sale of the unwanted office furniture raised the fantastic sum of £160.

The money will be used to provide essential equipment for leukaemia patients on Laural 3 Ward, Worcester Royal City Hospital who are at present raising funds for electronic beds, which allow a patient to be moved more easily, thus alleviating the risk of bed sores and providing much more comfort.

Sue Sollis Founder member of the Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust said "We are extremely grateful for your much appreciated support as these beds make such an enormous difference to a patient's well being during their stay in hospital"

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