Category Archives: Events 2014

Swindon Cares Events

Britain’s Biggest Breakfast 17-19 October

Britain’s Best Breakfast is the first ever national fundraising campaign to raise money to help support unpaid carers and give them a break from their caring role.  We want to encourage people to wake up to the issue of caring.

Swindon Carers Centre (SCC) is participating in this campaign, which is being run by the Carers Trust, by asking people and businesses in Swindon to get involved and Raise a Toast to our carers. You could:

  • Invite your colleagues, friends and family to join you for breakfast and raise money for SCC
  • Ask your customers to donate the cost of their breakfast to SCC
  • Give a percentage of your breakfast takings to SCC

Today, 1 in 10 of us is a carer. That’s nearly 7 million people across the country. In Swindon there are more than 19,500 carers of all ages. So even if you aren’t a carer yourself, it’s likely you know someone who needs the support of Swindon Carers Centre or Carers Trust.

If you want to participate in Britain’s Best Breakfast raising funds for Swindon Carers Centre please contact Russell Francis at SCC for more details on 01793 531133 or by email russell.francis@swindoncarers.org.uk

How will the money you raise help?

£5 could pay for a carer to have a break from their caring role and have breakfast with a friend or pay for a carer to benefit from a pamper session at Swindon College

£10 could support a young carer to attend an art workshop or for a parent carer to get benefits advice

£15 could give a carer a short break and give them the opportunity to take part in a range of activities

£20 could support a carer to benefit from six weekly counselling sessions, giving them the chance to voice their concerns and gain reassurance.

£50 could support a young carer to have a day out at PGL Liddington going on the zip wires and giant swings

Britain's Best Breakfast

Britain’s Best Breakfast

          Charity No. 1061116         Company No. 3305621          

Swindon Cares Golf Tournament a Success

12 teams took part in the annual Swindon Cares Golf Tournament organized by Peter Hayman.

Zurich were the winners with Bluefin second on 84 points – & the
team from Arval were only one point behind coming third.

We had several teams from the Swindon Rotary Clubs so a good time was had by all.

Our 2 Charities The Alzheimer’s Society & Swindon Carers Centre will gain by around £1400 which is a brilliant result.

Thank you to everyone for their support

250+ tickets sold for The High Sheriff’s Concert!

Over 250 tickets have been sold for The High Sheriff’s Concert for Swindon Cares which is this Saturday 7th June at Christ Church in Swindon at 7.30pm.

The Kentwood Show Choir in their 50th year have a great musical programme – old favourites such as Barcelona & The Flower Duet for us & it will be a fabulous evening.

Ben Prater

Ben Prater

Ben Prater from BBC Wiltshire – He hosts The Breakfast Show will be compering the evening & hoping not to call Sheila Harrod Sandra as he did last year….

If you would like to join us on the night to raise even more monies for The Swindon Carers Centre & The Alzheimer’s Society ticket are available on the door price £6

 

Swindon Cares Football Tournament 2014

Swindon Cares 6-a-Side Football Tournament

at County Ground Extension (Athletics Track), Swindon

Date: Friday, 26th September 2014

Time: 5.30 – 9.30 pm

16 Teams of 8 – 2 Pools -minimum 7 games of 10 minutes

Enter now £60 per Team – Download form here > Swindon Cares Football 2014

Contact: Nick Arkell – nick@arkells.com or Clive Maguire- clive@stfc-fitc.co.uk

SPONSORED BY WESTONS STOWFORD PRESS CIDER

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