Thank you to all those who kindly subscribe, make donations, or who have left legacies to the Friends.
Thanks too to all who organised or attended these wonderful fundraising events:
Quiz Night 25 January
The Quiz Night had twenty teams competing (110 people participated). Tickets sold out within ten days of going on sale.
Brian King was the Quiz Master. There was a good selection of questions: hard enough but not impossible!
There was also an excellent bar run by Peter Neal and a nice selection of tasty cakes.The raffle prizes were amazing. Click here to view them.
Amount raised will be posted here soon.
West End Short Mat Bowls
Instead of sending Christmas cards to each other the Short Mat Bowls club make a donation to a local charity and put a paper star on a paper Christmas tree they hang where they play. They presented a cheque for £140 to David Hayes and John Thompson. Mr Tuffin, their Chairman, said many of their members are in the 80’s and even 90’s.
Charity Chase raises over £1,074
With additional donations made by wellwishers to the Friends on the day, the total raised was £1,074. That sets the bar very high for next year’s event! Well done to all concerned.
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Greenslade Taylor Hunt support the Friends at Festive Shopping Day
A fabulous hamper donated by Greenslade Taylor Hunt is one of the featured prizes in the Friends Giant raffle, and the GTH team with members of the Friends were busy selling tickets on Festive Shopping Day.
GTH staff had also prepared a Lucky Dip which was very popular, as were the cakes supplied by the Friends. Thanks to everyone’s generous support, the total takings for the day were £1,056.76.
Ed jumps from 10,000ft for the Friends
Ed’s skydive flight from 10,000ft over Old Sarum is set to raise £2,062 once Gift Aid is reclaimed. A terrific result!
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Winning Ways with Craft
Sarah Chilcott and Gail Felgate wooed admirers when they displayed their knitted Dolls House at various Craft Shows in 2018 and in the windows of the the Slipped Stitch and Girling in Sherborne over Christmas 2018 and 2019 respectively. Adding the £374 that Gail raised through raffling her crocheted blanket, their efforts have now raised £1,055.56 for the Friends. An amazing achievement!
Ralegh 400 Group
Marking the 400th anniversary of the death of Sir Walter, The Twinning Association organised a programme of events under the banner of the Ralegh 400 Group to raise funds to be shared between the Friends and the Roy Lancaster Lung Cancer Charity. Events included an Open-Air Play (postponed due to adverse weather), a town Walk and Talk about Ralegh, a talk by Anna Beer on her new book about Ralegh, and a fantastic Tudor Banquet.
The Friends are grateful to organiser and Chairman of the Ralegh Festival Bob Walden and his team, and all who supported their events, thereby raising £220 for the Friends.
Car Boot Sales 2018
September sale attracted more cars than ever before, and raised best ever profit of £1000.
Total for the three sales of 2018: £2,301
Change of image is big fundraiser
… to this:
After growing his hair for nearly four years, Luke Bridgway decided to raise funds for the Friends by arranging a sponsored haircut. His grandmother was cared for on the Willows ward at the Yeatman, and he arranged this fundraiser in her memory, and to show his appreciation of her care there.
Well done Luke for raising £91.74, with a further £130 in the pipeline. The new look is terrific!
Tim Edwards Memorial Cricket Day raises £327
To celebrate the life of cricket enthusiast and much-loved Tim, The Wriggle Valley Cricket Club hosted a Fun Day at Chetnole Playing Field on a beautiful day in June. They also organised a Kwik Cricket interlude affording fun to all, and boosted their profits by holding a Silent Auction and a raffle, whilst also serving non-stop refreshments. Tim’s family donated a new trophy, the Tim Edwards Memorial Cricket Shield, which stayed on home ground as the Wriggle Valley team were victorious over their competitors the Montague Cricket Club, Bruton. Tim must have looked down approvingly!
Sherborne Golf Club members are champion fundraisers
Sherborne Golf club captain Bill Butters nominated Friends of the Yeatman as his charity of the year, whilst lady Captain Nic Pointing chose Lymphoma Association. Following a fantastic fundraising year, and through the generosity of club members, each charity benefitted by £3,200.
Charity Billiard Tournament results in £827.50 donation
Following the success of the Billiard Tournament he organised in 2017, Carroll arranged another this year despite all three family members suffering serious health issues – many would have cancelled in the circumstances. However, such is Carroll’s reputation that the event attracted many skilled competitors, and the raffle and refreshments provided by friends and family helped them achieve this fantastic result. Well done indeed!
The Slipped Stitch Yarn Shop Day raises £78.40
Thanks to all who supported the raffle, and made donations too.
Another £50 from running in the 2018 Yeovil half marathon
Congratulations to Viviane Jefferey for once again competing in the Yeovil Half Marathon – and not even looking tired for her photo! Big thanks for your support Viv.
Knitted charmer raises £524 for the Friends
The knitted Dolls House which raised £200 for the Friends when it was displayed over the New Year at the Slipped Stitch has since been displayed by its creators at Craft shows at Exeter and Shepton Mallet.
Despite admirers having no connection with either the Yeatman Hospital or even with Sherborne, they happily contributed to the collecting box, and Gail and Sarah have now raised the magnificent sum of £524.93 through their endeavours.
Such is the quality of their craftsmanship that they have been invited to display it at yet another Craft Fair at Shepton Mallet in October – a wonderful achievement!
Hospital Blues raises almost £500
A fascinating illustrated presentation by local historian and Sherborne Museum’s archivist, Luke Mouland, covered the important role played by people of Sherborne and surrounding villages in nursing the wounded of the First World War.
Mayor’s Charity Quiz Night 26 January 2018
Over £1,000 raised
The Friends were delighted to receive £520.42 from Mayor Jill Hogben, this being their 50% share of the proceeds from her Charity Quiz Night.
Generous contributions to the raffle helped boost the profits, as did the assorted refreshments. Big thanks to all contributors: prize donors, ticket holders, helpers and question master, but most of all to Mayor Jill Hogben for organising everything – and well done Brian for making the challenges such fun!
Greenslade Taylor Hunt stand at Festive Shopping Day
Helped by some Friends, Greenslade Taylor Hunt staff raised £574 on their stand at the Sherborne Festive Shopping event. This was raised through a raffle, Children’s Lucky Dip and sales of cakes, plus kind donations.
Cheap Street Church Tree Festival
The Festival attracted a massive and appreciative audience, and the two main beneficiaries, Friends of the Yeatman Hospital and the Air Ambulance each received cheques for £1,902. An astounding outcome!
Work of Art at the Slipped Stitch
Gail Felgate and Sarah Chilcott created an amazing Doll’s House in which every single item was knitted, even the Christmas cake on the sideboard, the items in the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom and, of course, Santa and his reindeer on the roof. Millie of the Slipped Stitch kindly displayed the work of art in her window, and generous admirers filled some Friends of the Yeatman Hospital collecting tins in the shop, raising £134 in a few weeks.
Local Vocals: £128.00
Brilliant busking by Local Vocals outside Waitrose one lunch time. Magnificent!
Wine Tasting: £462.10
Castle Gardens kindly loaned the Butterfly House to the Friends, and David Copp, wine expert, introduced his audience to exciting wines from Hungary, Argentina, Spain, France, and Italy.
Car Boot Sale, July 2017: £665.00
In such beautiful sunshine, our profits may have been better selling chilled drinks rather than our renowned Bacon Butties and hot drinks.
Plant and Cake Sale 2017: £787.59
Despite inclement weather, and torrential rain the night before the sale, there was good support for the sale, and a rewarding outcome.
Sherborne International: £347.77
Billiard Tournament Success: £735
Caroll Walters and his daughter Sarah Harding present the cheque raised at their Billiard Tournament with all-day refreshements
Bose Music System
Daughters of the late Betty White present a Bose Music System for the Ada Kearvell Suite
Sherborne Masonic Lodge: £300
Chairman and Master of Masonic Lodge, either side of Matron, present cheque for£300 at joint presentation event with Sherborne International
Viviane Jeffery runs in the Yeovil Half Marathon, raising £50 for Friends
Big congratulations, Viv!
PiP (Pound in the Pot) continues to raise funds.
Do you know what it’s all about? Click here to read the entry in our News section.
Tamburino present cheque for £222.75 raised from the scheme whereby certain menu choices earn a donation for the Friends
This is Tamburino’s seventh donation from the scheme – perhaps you might like to check their menu at www.tamburino.co.uk and consider supporting their endeavours.
Greenslade Taylor Hunt held a Coffee and Cake event in Celebration of the Refurbishment of their office, and to raise funds for the Friends: £153
Our thanks both to Richard Stubbert and his team from the office, and to those who supported the event.
Tins about Town: £1,366 (since April 2013)
Leigh Village Hall Committee
An evening of New Orleans style jazz with the Sunset City Stompers: £353
Queen Elizabeth Day Celebrations: £3,500
Photo Joe Dunstan
FOYH Bed Push – “Birth of the NHS”
Bumper plant and Cake Sale: £1,030
We were blessed with a dry morning, and lots of willing contributors, helpers and buyers – absolutely fantastic!
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Car Boot Sales 2016: £1,913
(from the three) Dates for 2017: 7 May, 9 July and 10 September.
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Anyone interested in helping us in ways such as marshalling, putting up signs, or serving refreshments please contact us
Rachel Knight: £1,000
Raised by Rachel in memory of her late father by hosting a series of Pizza Nights. An amazing tribute and a brilliant example of a “Donations Do”
Burning Bright: £1,050
An enterprise inspired by Shirley Fry, written and produced by the Sherborne Poets.
Tamburino make a donation to the Friends if you choose a marked pizza or pasta menu option. This was their 6th donation to the Friends.
See their menu at www.tamburino.co.uk
Sherborne Rotary Club: £500
Presentation of £500 towards the refurbishment of the Day Room, now called the Don Mildenhall Room
Pete Shutler Memorial Concert: £4,200
Young Yetminster Irish dancers do a turn. Concert organised by Meg Rose, John Waltham, David Langly, Phil & Val George.
Manor Court PIP: £231
Pound in the Pot event
Blackmore Vale Lions Club Fun Golf Day: £1,436
Rotary Club of Sherborne Castles Jazz Night: £1,330
A tribute to late President Michael Peart. Profits were shared with St Margaret’s Hospice.
Pure Hair: £345
following their Charity Evening
Sherborne Rotary Club Youth Makes Music Festival: £550
FOYH Dancing with Dog Ruff: £1,000
Fashions, music & dancing of the 60’s 70’s and 80’s
Rotary Club of Sherborne Castles Open Gardens Event: £2,157
Wessex Morris Men: £193
Entertain in Cheap Street
Sherborne Art Club: £350
Boogie Night nearly: £2,500
Organised by Peter Hunt
Austin Pugh’s Hand Crafted Furniture for Auction
Open Garden with Tea: £520
Held by Jenny Harding-Rolls
Waitrose Token Scheme: £447
Battens Solicitors: £500
Dorset Voices Nautical but Nice Night: £700
plus donations also to Weldmar Trust and Julia’s House
Ladies of Sherborne Golf Club: £1,788
Friends were their Charity of the Year
Redcliffe Homes: £866
A charity tea to celebrate the opening of Portman Place
Leigh Village Hog Roast: £618
Reunion for Yeatman Babies/Mums: £600
Monday Artists: £209
Charterhouse Auctioneers Wine and Cheese: £700