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Feilden Clegg crowned Brain of Bath 2019

2019 July 8 by

Julian House Brain of Bath winners 2019

The 4th July 2019 saw the Brain of Bath celebrate its 20th anniversary event and what an event it was. Held in the stunning Bath Assembly Rooms, this year saw 17 local businesses batting it out to win the coveted Brain of Bath title.

While competition was tough, there could only be one winner and with only four points in it, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios were crowned victorious at the end of the night.

A huge congratulations to the team and all of the other teams who took part. After 10 rounds of some very tough quiz questions including a country and capitals round and a smells round (always a favourite,) the scores were incredible close. There were less than ten points between 1st and 5th place.


Position
Team NamePoints
1Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios224
2Thrings220
3Pearson May217
4Fidelius216
5City Financial Planning215

 See the rest of the scores here.

We hope everyone enjoyed the night and a big thank you to all of our incredible volunteers who acted as our runners and markers on the night. We really couldn’t have done it with out you. Likewise a big thanks to Priority IT who adjudicated and totted up the scores and of course to Bel Mooney, our very own quiz mistress. She really lifted the room and helped ensure everyone had a fantastic time. 

Of course, the aim of the event was to raise much needed funds for Julian House and its services. So thank you to everyone involved and to our sponsors Deloitte. The raffle also raised an additional £440 and our auction an additional £735. A special thanks to Bath Building Society, Bath Golf Club, Mulberry and Iford Arts for donating these auction prizes

So quiz fans, until next year! 

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Local man running 100 miles for Julian House.

2019 April 9 by

Army veteran and local businessman Mark Hewett has set himself an ultimate challenge this year. If one marathon wasn’t enough, he’s also running a 20-mile hill circuit, a 10km race and three Half Marathons all to raise vital funds for local charity Julian House.

Having travelled all over the world with the British Army, Mark (now Head of Organisational Dexterity at Capgemini Invent) and his family finally settled in Bath nine years ago. After his children spotted a flyer for the Julian House’s Circuit of Bath walk last year, the whole family decided to take part enabling them to find out about the charity and its services.

“My 2019 Running Challenge is a continuation of this.” Mark said. “Julian House does incredible work looking after those far less fortunate than us, and importantly to us, in our community. It’s not just ‘giving out’ but providing a ‘hand up’, making the help they provide self-sustaining. I see this as a way of giving back to the city which has welcomed us and allowed us to make a home for the first time.”

After having already completed his 10K race and the Bath Half Marathon, Mark’s currently in training for his next two half marathons and the Two Tunnels Marathon in August.

“Marathon training starts in earnest next week and I want to continue to push myself to improve my times – but also to continue raising funds”, Mark added. “This is quite literally a marathon not a sprint and I have a JustGiving page open all year to encourage people to donate for any/all of the races. I’d love to get to 90 mins in my next two Half Marathons (I’m running the same course twice to try and set this), and I’m targeting 4 hours (3 1/2 in my wildest dreams) for the Two Tunnels Marathon in August. I’m rounding off the Challenge in September coming back to the Circuit of Bath – and running the 20 miles rather than walking it – which I did with my twin sons (then 11) last year.”

Since launching his challenge, Mark’s not only raised a fantastic £610 but also hit some personal bests along the way.

“I have set some targets along the way: Running every day in January (to shake off some cobwebs) which netted 261km; training hard for the first couple of races through February (despite the snow and a slight mishap with a manhole cover a week before my first race!) As at today, I’ve hit 651km this year; I’ve set 1km, 5km, 10km and Half Marathon PBs; and lost 12kg in weight (being dry New Years to St Patrick’s Day certainly helped there).”

Senior Community and Events Fundraiser, Jessica Gay, added: We’re delighted that Mark has set himself this challenge to raise funds and awareness for Julian House. He proves what someone can achieve when they put their mind to it. Everything he raises will be going to support our vulnerable and marginalised clients and help them build independent, sustainable and more fulfilled lives. Thank you, Mark.”

To find out more about his challenge and to support Mark, head to his fundraising page: Hewett 2019 Challenge.

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New champions crowned Brain of Bath

2018 July 12 by

Once again participants in one of Bath’s longest running charity events delved into all sorts of interesting whiffs as they competed for the coveted Brain of Bath trophy.
The temperature may have been a bit sultry inside Bath’s Historic Assembly Rooms but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the teams who took part the 20th Brain of Bath competition in aid of Julian House.

In addition to an amazing range of subject matter covered the participants were also entertained by behind the scenes snippets from one of the regions best known news presenters, Will Glennon.  Just to emphasise the dynamic nature of his job, Will had to dash to the event from Salisbury where he had been reporting on the rapidly developing poisoning incident.

After 120 questions the eventual winners were City Financial Planners. Just two points behind were former winners of the event, BMT.

Cecil Weir,  our Fundraising Director has been organising the event for 17 years: “It is one of the most popular fixtures in the Julian House calendar.  The atmosphere is terrific and although by its very nature it is competitive, it’s competitive in the right way.  The banter is fantastic and participants get to show off snippets of knowledge.

Will Glennon was a terrific quizmaster and adding some extra colour to the evening with his insights into the role of the 21st journalist and news presenter.  And of course everyone went away some amazing nuggets of information such as what causes the sting in nettles and the correct word for a fear of heights!”

The inaugural Brain of Bath quiz night in 1999 was the brainchild of a small group of Bath businessmen.  They were concerned about the problem of homelessness.  It had three main objectives: to raise funds for Bath’s main local homeless charity (Julian House), raise awareness of the difficult social issues surrounding homelessness and provide support for a dedicated research project at the University of Bath. Originally the event took place in the main sports hall at the University of Bath and teams competed for the title of Brain of Bath and the impressive Waterford Crystal trophy.  Since then the venue has changed to the elegant surroundings of the Assembly Rooms.

Long time supporters of Julian House, Deloitte, were the main sponsors.  The final amount raised from the event is likely to be around £10,000.

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33 Miles for Julian House

2017 December 3 by

Josie, volunteered at our Charity Shop in Frome for 2 years before becoming the Manager of our Trowbridge Charity Shop, and now she is running 33 Miles to raise money for Julian House.

She said:

“While I was working in the shops I learned so much about the work Julian House do and it made me want to raise money for them, I decided to do the Imber Ultra Marathon and am hoping to raise between £300 and £500. I am coming back to running from a leg injury but it wont stop me.”

The Imber Ultra Marathon is a 33 mile trail race that challenges it runners to some tough off road terrain.

We want to wish Josie good luck with the run and all her fundraising!

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Domestic Abuse Service Christmas Party

2017 November 21 by

Julian House provides high quality refuge accommodation for survivors of domestic abuse; in 2017 Julian House became the sole provider of refuge accommodation across B&NES, we also provide the Freedom programme, which is for women who have experienced domestic abuse.

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Volunteer with us this saturday.

2017 October 25 by

Park in the Dark is a family friendly Halloween and (quiet) firework celebration from 4-8pm this Saturday 28th in Alice Park.

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Circuit of Bath Walk 2017

2017 September 27 by

Congratulations and thank you to the 500 walkers who took part in the Circuit of Bath Walk on Sun 24 Sep. It was a wonderful day and luckily the rain held off!

 

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Brain of Bath 2017 winners

2017 July 7 by

The temperature was very sultry inside Bath’s Historic Assembly Rooms but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the 21 teams who took part the annual Brain of Bath competition in aid of Julian House.

In addition to an amazing range of subject matter covered the participants were also entertained by showbiz snippets from one of the nation’s favourite actresses, Stephanie Cole OBE. There was the famous smells round which had noses twitching and a ‘where were they born’ set which presented a few surprises.

After 120 questions the eventual winners were St James Wine Vaults, long time supporters of Julian House and regulars at the popular fundraising fixture. Just two points behind were former winners of the event, Thrings.

Cecil Weir, Fundraising Director at Julian House, has been organising the event for 16 years: “It is one of the most popular fixtures in the Julian House calendar. The atmosphere is terrific and although by its very nature it is competitive, it’s competitive in the right way. The banter is fantastic and participants get to show off snippets of knowledge.

Another great feature of the event is the quizmaster or in the case of this year, quizmistress. Everyone has been entertaining but Stephanie Cole was tremendous – very witty and she shared some great anecdotes from her day job.

The inaugural Brain of Bath quiz night in 1999 was the brainchild of a small group of Bath businessmen. They were concerned about the problem of homelessness. It had three main objectives: to raise funds for Bath’s main local homeless charity (Julian House), raise awareness of the difficult social issues surrounding homelessness and provide support for a dedicated research project at the University of Bath. Originally the event took place in the main sports hall at the University of Bath and teams competed for the title of Brain of Bath and the impressive Waterford Crystal trophy. Since then the venue has changed to the elegant surroundings of the Assembly Rooms.

Long time supporters of Julian House, Deloitte, were the main sponsors. The final amount raised from the event is likely to top £10,000.

 

Full results from the quiz can be found at http://www.priority-it.co.uk/brain-bath-2017-results/

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Brain of Bath 2017 update

2017 May 4 by

QUIZZARDS TAKE AWAY COVETED TROPHY AT FAMOUS QUIZ EVENT

Now in its 19th year the Brain of Bath is a popular fixture in the corporate calendar.  Last year’s winners were a group of media and finance professionals who entered under the banner of “The Quizzards of Odd”.  Not only could they spot the difference between cumin and garam masala in the unique smells round, they also knew a little bit about 20th history and movie characters.  They and the other 21 teams had a great evening in the elegant surroundings of Bath’s Assembly Rooms – a marvellous networking opportunity and a chance to show off nuggets of interesting knowledge.

Hot on the heels of the Quizzards were previous winners BMT Defence Services and architects, Feilden Clegg Bradley.  Big thanks also to the event sponsors Deloitte.

This year’s event takes place on Thursday 6th July, 2017.  Keeping the teams in order and acting as quizmistress will be one of the nation’s favourite actresses, Stephanie Cole.

Further details from cecilw@julianhouse.org.uk

 

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Fun run makes a colourful splash

2016 October 5 by

750 people took part in our second Julian House Colour Fun Run, which was once again held in the beautiful Oldbury Court Estate.

We were blessed with glorious weather all day as the fun runners ran, walked and skipped around the 5km course whilst getting splashed with brightly coloured paint!

Lots of happy faces raising money for Julian House. Big thanks to all those who took part, cheered on the runners, volunteered to help make the day such a great success and fundraised for Julian House.

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Dom Joly Adds Extra Chuckles to Grand Quiz

2016 May 18 by

Dom Joly

TV personality, journalist and comedian, Dom Joly, is well known for his quirky humour and hidden camera show, Trigger Happy TV. However on the 30th June he will be adding another starring role to his long list of successful performances when he acts as quizmaster at the annual Julian House Brain of Bath quiz event.

Up to 25 company teams will compete for the coveted title of Brain of Bath champions for 2016. This is the 18th event and organisers are hoping that the traditional atmosphere of genial competition will carry on under the watchful eye of Dom Joly.

Cecil Weir has been organising the event since 2001 and is delighted that the busy comedian was able to support the event; “Although by their very nature quizzes are competitive one of the great things about the Brain Bath is that the teams participate in a fun and light hearted way.”

“The number one goal of the evening is to raise funds towards the work of Julian House but along the way there’s no rule that says you can’t enjoy yourself at the same time.”

“I’m sure Dom will help us to achieve that and perhaps share some snippets of what happened behind the scenes when he was in the Australian jungle with Ant and Dec – or the out takes that didn’t get aired on Trigger Happy TV.”

“Such events are vital to an organisation like Julian House. Homelessness is not a fashionable cause and we have to work very hard for a disproportionate amount of our income. However once we have an opportunity to involve companies in our work and dispel some of the myths attached to homelessness, gaining further advocacy is not normally an issue.”

The event will once again be sponsored by long time Julian House supporter, Deloitte.

Companies wishing to join the fun on 30th June should contact Cecil Weir on 01225 354652 or email cecilw@julianhouse.org.uk.

Kindly supported by

Deloitte

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Join the Masato Homeless Beanie Campaign!

2015 October 8 by

Masato beanie

Julian House has been chosen as one of 6 charities and projects around the UK to work with London based, designers, Masato London in their Homeless Beanie Campaign.

Every time someone buys one of the special Beanies (retailing from £15-£18), Masato will donate either a Beanie or £5 (the net profit). At the end of the campaign the donated Beanies, or the accumulated £5’s, will be split between the 6 charities.

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The social media campaign launched on World Homeless Day and ends on January 31st 2016. Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook, get behind the campaign and spread the word – these will make perfect Christmas gifts as well as helping some of the most vulnerable and marginalised people in Bath.

For one day only, Masato will be having a stall at Bath Artisan market (Sunday 13th Dec) and Julian House will receive £5 profit from every Beanie sold on the day so come along and say hello.

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Julian House Super Sunday!

2015 September 30 by

Well done and thank you to the 1000+ supporters who took part in the Circuit of Bath Walk and The Colour Fun Run at Oldbury Court Estate.

Both events were always intended as fun ways to support the charity’s work, but with fantastic weather and a massive turn out in Bath and Bristol, a great time was definitely had by all.

Circuit of Bath Walk

The Colour Fun Run

Well done to everyone who participated and to all the volunteers who helped with the logistics.

Special thanks also to Sanlam for sponsoring the Circuit of Bath Walk.

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