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Fosseway Staff Tackle Army Assault Course

Fosseway (480x548)ATT00076 (600x800)Jacqui, Jodie, Kirsty and Ben are a team of four from Fosseway School who all know one of our members Alice Beere, who is presently very poorly.

They took part in a sponsored 10K Army Assault course involving fire, ice, barbed wire and plenty of mud.

They made it through in an impressive 1hr 15mins and raised money for us on the way. An amazing achievement. Well done and thank you!

Radstock to Brean Cycle Ride

Karen Washbourne and Jason Preson, parents to one of our members, organised and took part in a sponsored cycle ride to raise money for Radstock Juniors and Sauper Saturday Club that Matty attends.

Karen, Jason and friends cycled 30 miles from Radstock to Brean and raised £1,400.

The money will be split between the two clubs and used for activities and equipment.

Well done and thank you to everyone that took part.

 

From left to right: Holly Stokes, Guy Wheatley, Matt Escott, Nick Preston, Sharleen Vranch, Karryna-Marie Preston, Rich Preston, Colin Ettle, Louise Ettle, Jason Preston, Martin Hopkins, Luke Preston. In front David Preston who drove the support vehicle
From left to right: Holly Stokes, Guy Wheatley, Matt Escott, Nick Preston, Sharleen Vranch, Karryna-Marie Preston, Rich Preston, Colin Ettle, Louise Ettle, Jason Preston, Martin Hopkins, Luke Preston. In front David Preston who drove the support vehicle

18+ Holiday to New Forest

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In September we took 18 members of 18+ Club on a weeks holiday to Hoburne Naish holiday park in the New Forest. We stayed in lovely wooden lodges a two minute walk from the beach.

During the week we visited animal parks, the zoo, Paulton’s theme park and enjoyed the on site attractions such as the pool and spa and evening entertainment and discos.

James had his birthday whilst we were away so we all joined him to celebrate with a pub meal and birthday cake brought out by the chef.

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Sponsored Bike Ride / Walk / Push 2014

Our annual sponsored bike ride, walk and wheelchair push took place on Sunday 14th September along the Bath to Bitton cycle path, starting from the Bird in Hand pub in Saltford.

Cyclists chose to take part in the 5, 10 or 25 mile cycle, with those doing the 25 mile route having the option of taking the Bath Two Tunnels route.

The walkers and wheelchair enjoyed a 5 mile stroll to Bitton and back.

We had over 60 people take part on the day and the sun shone throughout. We had a lovely afternoon in the pub been garden enjoy a buffet lunch and a refreshing drink.

We are still collecting the sponsor money for this event but it looks like we will have raised over £3,000!

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Sponsored Sky Dive!

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On Sunday 14th September, 2 of our volunteers Mikey and Vicki, along with supporters from Harley Owner’s Group, took part in a sponsored Sky Dive.

They jumped from an aeroplane from 10,000 feet in the air, free fell for 30 seconds and then parachuted to the ground.

Mikey and Vicki, both volunteers at 18+ Club, raised £750 between them. What an amazing achievement!

 

Radstock Juniors Residential

In August, members of Radstock Juniors had an overnight residential trip to the YMCA Activity Centre in Botley, near Southampton.

The activity centre offers a range of outdoor pursuits and members took part in fire and den building, boat trip, canoeing and the zip wire.

The staff at the centre commented that they were really impressed with the groups enthusiasm to join in and for the first time ever, everyone had a go on the zip wire, which was a massive achievement.

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Lock Stock Fun Day

The charity family fun day hosted by the Lock Keeper pub in Keynsham took place on Sunday 17th August and we were chosen as their nominated charity.

The all day event consisted of live music, bouncy castle, face painting, children’s games and stalls and a fantastic raffle with some superb prizes.

We’re extremely grateful to the Lock Keeper and to everyone that came along on the day. We are delighted to announce the day raised £811.

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Hilton Staff Skydive

Staff from the Hilton hotel in Bath are taking part in a charity skydive and have selected us as their chosen charity.

The staff members, Maria Garcia and Antonio Coppolla are doing the jump in Swindon on the 5th October.

A very brave thing to do! If you would like to sponsor them you can do so here.

Sponsored Bike Ride and Walk

The annual sponsored bike ride and walk will be taking place on Sunday 14th September, from 9.30am.
As usual there is a choice of 5, 10 or 25 mile routes, starting from the Bird in Hand in Saltford, but new for this year the 25 mile cycle will incorporate the two tunnels in Bath.
 
Please contact the office now for your sponsorship form and information pack.
You can download a registration form here.

Complimentary lunch will be provided for participants at 1pm.

Volunteers Parachute Jump

Two of our volunteers are doing a sponsored parachute jump on Sunday 14th September to raise money for the Society.

Mikey and Vicki, who both volunteer at 18+ Club, will be jumping out of an aeroplane at Swindon air field.

You can sponsor them to take part in this amazing challenge here: https://www.justgiving.com/Mikey-Galaszia/