The last few months have been an especially busy time for our Fundraising Teams in Bath and Bristol. We would like to say thanks to all those who have taken part, fundraised for, or volunteered at one of our many events. Here’s a summary of just some the things our lovely supporters have been getting up to…
Natwest Promotional Day
An enthusiastic team of 11 from Natwest Bristol and Bath Business Banking Team very kindly took to the streets delivering promotional flyers for this years Colour Fun Run in Downend, Staple Hill, Fishponds, Bromley Heath and Mangotsfield! Huge thanks to all who helped, great to have your support!
Burges Salmon Volunteer Days
Big thanks to the team of staff from Burges Salmon who have helped work along our Aspire team to regenerate Aiken Garden in Bristol, bringing it back to its former glory. A well done also goes to the team who painted all of the communal space inside our addiction recovery project, St Vincent’s. It’s a great improvement and really appreciated by all of our residents who stay there.
We’ve had many brave people take on huge challenges this year to raise as much as they can for Julian House – there have been skydivers, tough mudders, triathletes and cyclists all pushing themselves in personal challenges and we are truly grateful to each person for choosing Julian House and doing so well in their chosen challenge. If there is something you’ve always wanted to ‘tick off the list’ we’d love to hear from you and get that challenge event booked!
The annual Julian House Garden Opera events took place in late June and early July with over 350 guests attending across Bristol and Bath enjoying two Rossini operas – La Cenerentola and The Barber of Seville. The weather was not on our side, but this didn’t dampen ours or the performers spirits as the performances went ahead indoors, and in a large marquee in Bath! A great evening had by all, with many guests also enjoying picnics in true British style! A big thank you to our sponsors for all of their support and everyone who bought tickets to attend, and a huge thanks as well to our wonderful volunteers who gave up their time to make the events run so smoothly.
Brain of Bath
23 teams took part in the annual Brain of Bath event where retired presenter and broadcaster, Leonard Pearcey, stepped into the breach as Quiz Master after Dom Joly had to pull out. A great, although slightly competitive time was had by all with The Quizzards of Odd walking away with the coveted title. Well done to them and to all the volunteers who marked the papers, and badgered the teams into buying raffle tickets – your support helped us to raise over £10,000.
This months Bike Bath event was our first step into Bike events with 3 supporters (including a volunteer and Trustee) who cycled over 210 miles between them and raised a terrific £1000. Thank you all for your commitment and support!
A special thanks goes out to Jacqui Dibble (right in the picture) who gave up two weekends to help at both of our recent Colour Fun Run promo days over the last month, the first Mangotsfield Festival and the second Heathfest. Jacqui is a regular volunteer at our events – last year she helped at the Circuit of Bath Walk, Dragon Boat Festival and Colour Fun Run! Thanks Jacqui for all your hard work and we look forward to working with you again soon.