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Sodbury Sportive fuelled by Waitrose

Waitrose today announced its support for the second annual Sodbury Sportive and pledged to keep the riders well fed by sponsoring the meal given to participating cyclists at the end of the event.
The Saddleback Sodbury Sportive (1) is a must do sportive for all levels of cyclists. The 2012 Sportive attracted 376 riders and raised £6404 for various Rotary Charities.

Local employees complete Virgin Active London Triathlon for Charity

On Saturday 27th July, a team from Venues Event Management, part of Capita Travel and Events, completed Virgin Active London Triathlon in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Swindon based Alisdair Ross, Chris Goundrill and Rich Edwards took part in the London based sporting event raising £905 and finishing 320th out of 485 relay teams taking part.

Local grant fund helps get Cirencester residents get back to work!

An innovative project, funded through the Cotswolds Conservation Board's Sustainable Development Fund, to help unemployed people learn new skills and improve their chances of finding work was completed this week.

The Big Give Garden Party

On Sunday 28th July, Charitable Website The Big Give Will Host the Fourth Big Give Garden Party in the Amazing Grounds of a Historic Manor House. Sir Alec Reed, committed philanthropist and businessman, is once more opening the gates of his picturesque 15th Century Jacobean Manor House grounds in Little Compton, Warwickshire to the public.

Record breaking 18th Annual Classic Car Run

The Rotary Club of Chipping Sodbury Annual Classic Car Run took place on Sunday 30 June 2013 with a record number of vintage, classic, and rare models completing the 80-mile course.

Not only a record number of vehicles, 200, but at £10,000 the most raised for Charitable causes in the events 18 year history.

Gromit unleashed at Westonbirt Arboretum

The Forestry Commission's National Arboretum at Westonbirt is welcoming a new canine visitor this summer, as part of a ground-breaking public art trail raising funds for Bristol Children's Hospital.

For 10 weeks from 1 July, Westonbirt will take part in a Bristol-wide art trail when it becomes the residence of one of 80 Gromit Unleashed sculptures.

Jessie May's Head of Fundraising joins the Sodbury Sportive

In recent months staff at Jessie May's Kingswood based office have been seeing a lot less of their Head of Fundraising, Julian Withers. The reason for this is that he has lost 3 stone in the last year having taken up cycling.

Avon Dassett Soap Box Derby is back again this year

Saturday 15 June 2013 marks the return of the annual Soapbox Derby to Avon Dassett for the 6th consecutive year.
This is a fantastic fun filled family event, that just gets bigger and better each year, attracting a growing number of visitors from throughout Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire.

Charity Challengers Spending 24 Hours in Environmental Chamber

After spending 24 hours in the University of Gloucestershire's environmental chamber, Hannah Lawton and Jessie Van Beck will be one step closer to one of the greatest challenges on Earth.

The Bristol-based duo has teamed up for the Atlantic Rowing Race in memory of their friend, Eleanor Rose Ellis, who lost her battle with cervical cancer in May 2012.

Hold a Blooming Great Tea Party for Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is asking the people of Shipston on Stour to hold a Blooming Great Tea Party this June and July to help raise funds for the charity. It can be as simple as a cuppa with colleagues, a vintage inspired tea party or garden party with friends. It's a great way to get together with friends and family to do something easy and fun for charity.

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