Fundraising Events Calendar

Events in 2011

Charity Rock concert was on 5th Nov

Charity Rock concert was on 5th Nov


Saturday 10th December 9am-12noon

Up to 70%  off Famous High Street Prices
Assorted sizes designs and colours

Venue: Lifford Hall, Broadway, Worcestershire, WR12 7BU
Refreshments available
Admission  £1 donated to The Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust


Tuesday 13th December & Wednesday 14th December

Supporting The Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust  & The Broadway Youth Trust
Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm
Tickets £7 (includes light refreshments)
Available from ‘The Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust Charity Shop, Library Arcade, High Street, Evesham (01386) 421424


Sunday 18th December at 2.30pm
De Montfort Restaurant & Bar, Offenham, Evesham
(01386) 41277

Festive Stalls include: Christmas Decorations, Wine Shop, Silk Scarves and Accessories, , Hair, Nails and Handbags, Chutneys and Preserves, Gifts for the Home, Jewellery and much more….
Auction of Promises
Entertainment with the “smooth sounds” of ‘Gebby Eaton’

Tickets £10 (to include full afternoon tea)
Available from The Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust Charity Shop, Library Arcade, High Street, Evesham (01386) 421424 or DeMontfort Restaurant (01386) 41277  

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A Big Thank you to Colin, Cathy & Family

A Charity Golf Day held on 2nd September 2011 has raised £1,514.72 for The Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust.

The Event was planned and organised by Colin Smith from Offenham, who together with the help of his wife Cathy and family members, held the day at ‘The Vale Golf Club’ near Evesham.

Colin said “We had people travel from Hull, Cardiff and London, we had two professionals give their time free, the weather was brilliant and the Course fantastic. Best of all we raised money for a local and great charity”.

It was an added bonus when England’s footballer Stephen Gerrard assisted by generously donating his Liverpool football shirt for auction on the day.

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Charity Flowers Support  'The Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust'

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Contact the 24hour order line 0870 5300 600  and quote the source code, TTSLT

or log onto

When ordering select 'The Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust'

15% of the retail price will be donated to the charity.

Ladies Fashion Sample Sale,
Saturday 18th June 2011

'Lifford Hall'
High Street
WR12 7BU

Doors Open 9am - 1pm

Admission £1 donated to 'The Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust'
Hot Drinks and Homemade Cakes may be purchased.

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7th May 2011 7.30pm

The Throwbacks and Mines a Pint
Drakes Broughton

Eight musicians, two bands, join forces once again at Drakes Broughton Village Hall for a Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust fund raising concert.

Doors open 7.30pm.

There will be a raffle, an auction and plenty of good music from the 50s 60s and other decades. Bring your own drinks and glasses.

Tickets £7.50 from the Tracy Sollis Charity shop or online Click here

We were proud to present once again, The Trust's Patron Gordon Giltrap, Live In Concert April 23rd/24th

The concerts were staged in the Fleece Inn, Bretforton's 16th Century Medieval Barn. The venue provides the ideal setting for an intimate and atmospheric evening's entertainment. The Barn where Gordon performs 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

Gordon reports : "It is pretty scary how quickly the years come round, and it only feels like yesterday that my annual Tracy Sollis charity concerts at The Fleece in Bretforton took place.

This year the weather was truly gorgeous and we managed to get a reasonable crowd for both nights, the second night being the highlight for me with a few special friends in attendance along with that wonderful guitarist Vo Fletcher sat in the audience.

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Over the two night we raised upwards of £1,100 toward the charity’s funds, but in all honesty I need to do more next year to get a few more bums on seats and I have promised Sue Sollis I will do a few radio and press interviews to resurrect interest in this incredibly worthwhile charity.

Next year we plan to do just the one night on 22nd April and put the ticket price back to the usual £15 per ticket.

My special thanks go to all the friends and volunteers at the event: Sue Sollis, the lovely Debbie and Mum Ann, Mike and Sue Holton who was on merch table duty as well as filming both nights. What an amazing woman Sue Holton is!  Some of her footage of the two nights is on YOUTUBE already, and you can view 'Night' below! Sue and Bob Fairclough, Steve, Keith and Fiona Meredith, she of Fiona’s Smile, Nicky and Andy.

The final thank you must go to Nigel, the landlord at the Fleece who has supported the charity during the six consecutive years that I have played there. As a special thank you to Nigel I plan to do a free concert for him sometime in the autumn as part of my touring period. Again this will be a Sunday night concert.

Next year we will pack that ancient barn to the rafters!"

Fleece Inn Sat 23rd April 2011 review by Keith Meredith

The less than perpendicular medieval barn next to the Fleece Inn at Bretforton was bedecked with fairy lights and red/white pennants ( it was St. Georges day ) and was once again the atmospheric venue for this annual fundraiser for the Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust. Grateful thanks to landlord, Nigel, for again allowing its use.

Overlooked by Helpful Harry the Hedgehog (the Trust's mascot) a certain talented, hirsute guitarist of our acquaintance delivered a polished and well received performance. The ambience of this delightful building suited Gordon's music well.

After a brief introduction from Sue Sollis - founder of the Trust that commemorates her daughter's name - musical proceedings commenced with the bouncy Appalachian Dreaming. Under This Blue Sky was singularly appropriate for the very un-traditional bank holiday weather - although Rain in the Doorway suited the very short, sharp shower just before the off. Although it appeared unusually in the middle of the first set, the Dodo’s Dream was just about flawless.

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The interval’s raffle was followed by the auction of a superb ceramic dog donated by a local artist, Rosie Lippett. It was secured by the solitary bid of £50 – a considerable bargain.

Requests and dedications were featured in the second set – and included On Camber Sands, Forever Gold, and a note perfect rendition of Echoing Green. The loop station was again utilized for a version of Night – a blast from the Visionary past.

This was a wonderfully atmospheric evening’s entertainment – and I am told that the Sunday event was even better. In all the Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust is better off to the tune of £1100 to help it to continue with its important and worthwhile work. A satisfying result – I look forward to helping top that figure next year.


Yes it’s official. Pete really is a tough guy! Former Prince Henry High School Student, Pete Thain, successfully completed the world’s most difficult assault course for The Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust on January 31st.  Pete has now received the official race data from ‘The Tough Guy Challenge’ confirming that he finished the course in 2 hours 3 minutes 49 seconds, putting him in 483rd place out of 3,221 finishers. He was 52 minutes behind this year’s winner and 6 hours 17 minutes ahead of the last placed finisher. Pete’s escapade has raised in excess of £250 sponsorship with donations still being received.

Founder of The Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust, Sue Sollis said, “Pete undertook a huge challenge and succeeded with flying colours. He completed the course in high spirits despite being covered in cuts and bruises. It is wonderful to know that Tracy had such a great school colleague.

There is still time to sponsor Pete by clicking on the Pete Thain Just Giving link in the  article below. Alternatively donations can be made in The Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust Charity Shop, Library Arcade, Evesham

Ladies Fashion Sample Sale, Saturday 19th February 2011

The Lifford Hall,
WR12 7BU


Admission £1 (donated to The Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust)

Tough Guy Challenge, January 30th 2011
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Pete Thain, who is 31years old and living in Bristol, is attempting the world’s toughest assault course to raise funds for ‘The Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust’.

The event called ‘The Tough Guy Challenge’, is held at Perton, Staffordshire and attracts competitors from all around the world. It is regarded as the highest form of mental and physical endurance and takes place under extreme conditions. Pete is in full training and will undertake the challenge on January 30th 2011.

The charity is close to Pete’s heart, especially as he knew Tracy Sollis from his school days where they both studied music.

Pete has set himself the target of raising £1,000 in sponsorship -  a big challenge during the current economic climate.  The more people who can back him the better.   To sponsor Pete log on to Just Giving

All donations great or small will be very much appreciated.

updated: 6 years ago