barrie Davies

Thanks to all who took part at The Great Fairy and Pirate Fun Run.

It was a very successful day and the sun shone. Thanks to Lucy Heath who took the Zumba warm up for the third year, our sponsors, Creed Foodservice, Wessex Garages, COOK – Bath Road, Factor 3 Communications, Langley Wellington, Cotswold Conveyancing.

Thanks for our lovely young runners that raised sponsorship and to everyone else that took part, whether running, walking or supporting.  We were delighted that Miss Cheltenham, Sophie Lydia Smith, started the run, helped by Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue. The team from Waitrose, along with all of our volunteers on the day, who were fabulous in making such a lovely, happy event such a success.

Special thanks to the Wide Valley Singers who sang in the atrium at Gloucester Royal Hospital raising £211.85. The choir sing a few times a year and are always a delight to listen to. Our lovely volunteers Linda Wakefield and Amanda Barfoot helped to organise.

In July the Churchdown Male Voice Choir sang for LINC and the Cobalt Fund at All Saints Church, Christchurch. It was a fantastic concert, enjoyed by all as part of the choir’s 50th anniversary year.

Special thanks to Carl Hopkins who held a wonderful day at The Swallow Pub in Bishops Cleeve for his 70th Birthday. He held a family fun day and raised a massive £2,500. Happy Birthday Carl.

Thanks to GE Aviation for a further £530 from the staff.

Thank you to Barrie Davies, a LINC patient who walked a half marathon on an organised trek across the Brecon Beacons.

Following Barrie’s admission to Cheltenham hospital last August with an aggressive form of blood cancer, he decided to raise funds for LINC.

Barrie says “During the four months that I spent at the hospital, I underwent a course of high dose, intensive chemotherapy and other treatments. At times, it was a real challenge but the journey was made more bearable thanks to the amazing medical staff at Cheltenham and of course the kind support from the LINC team. I really can’t emphasise how grateful I am to all those who helped through my treatment and continue to support me following my discharge from hospital and subsequent check-ups as a Linc outpatient”. An amazing £1,600 was raised.

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