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Bowerhill fundraiser raises thousands for RUH

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OVER £3,000 was raised for Bath’s Royal United Hospital cancer care unit thanks to a sponsored walk and a live music event in Bowerhill.

The event was organised by local fundraiser, Tracie Winslow, to mark the 20th anniversary of the hospital’s charity, The Forever Friends Appeal.

Tracie said, “On Saturday 14th September we took part in the sponsored walk and then held a live music event at The Pilot, Bowerhill. There was an incredible turn out, and so far we have raised £3,062.93. The money will be going into the Nicola Robertson Tribute Fund, in memory of my friend who died of cancer six years ago. 

“PSG Choir started the afternoon off, then a minute’s silence was held for Lisa Wells. Plan of Action then did a set on the stage, followed by Sound Affects, Sarah Deer and Chloe Brewer singing in the garden, in the beautiful sunshine.

“Heather Kerr and Tyler Bartlett then started the evening music, followed by Burlington Underground getting everyone on their feet. I can’t thank these bands and singers enough for giving their time and giving us such fabulous entertainment!

“Family and friends helped with planning and on the day, special thanks go to Liz Reid, Karen Lavender, Karen Kerry, Lisa Caine, Mary Crowley, Annabel Phillips, Becky Hatfield and Chris Patterson for setting up and manning the stalls. Thanks to Ben Phillips and Yvonne, Ben and Abigail Piercy for delivering leaflets. A medal goes to Paul Winslow for helping with this fundraiser from start to finish!

“Local businesses were so generous, thanks to Cooke Automotive, Meads of Melksham, DJ Bewley, Cobblers Bench, Henry’s Cafe, Gompels, Embroidery UK, Bona Dea Therapies, Lavender Lodge, Libra, Polished with Carly, Melksham Motor Spares, Lisa’s Beauty Room, Roman Baths, Castle Combe, Ellie’s Natural Health Centre, Boomerang, The Rising Sun at Christian Malford, Waitrose, The Garage in Trowbridge, Neston Farm Shop, Pet Paw Paving, Cumberwell Park, Button It Betsy, Henley’s Cake Company, Mudita Fitness, Heaven Scent Flowers, Lola’s Bows, Morrisons Westbury, Bespoke Massage, and John Marchant NJT Travel Agent. 

“We raised an amazing £859 on the auction, all thanks to the support of these businesses. To all the walkers who enjoyed a warm walk along the canal path from Devizes, thanks for your sponsors and giving your time. It was a really relaxing 5 mile walk with some wonderful people. 

“To all the donators, and everyone who supported us by coming along on the day, many thanks. Hope you enjoyed the afternoon and evening as much as we did.

“Huge thanks to Sam Ponsford and all the staff at the Pilot. It was such a great atmosphere and I appreciate all your help.”

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