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Leisure centre spin marathon raises hundreds for Comic Relief

Posted on Friday 15th March 2013 at 7:57 pm by SH (Editor)

Sponsored cycle for Comic Relief at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre.

Two spin instructors have raised hundreds of pounds for Comic Relief by staging a sponsored cycle in the foyer of Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre today.

Fitness supervisor Jon Booth and gym manager Sam Holmes began the marathon at 6am this morning and planned to continue until 8pm this evening, allowing themselves only the occasional toilet break of a minute or two.

Red Nose Day 2013.

The pair set out to raise £250 but the generosity of the leisure centre’s customers means that as much as £750 could be achieved by the end of the event.

Local businesses have also contributed, with Drive Vauxhall of Patchway leading the way with a donation of £50.

Donations can also be made online, through Jon and Sam’s Red Nose Day ‘Giving Page’.

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BBC One Show Rickshaw cheered on by Wheatfield Primary pupils

Posted on Wednesday 14th November 2012 at 10:20 am by SH (Editor)

Pupils from Wheatfield Primary School cheer the rickshaw along Bradley Stoke Way.

Pupils at Bradley Stoke’s Wheatfield Primary School took a break from lessons yesterday afternoon to cheer the BBC One Show’s rickshaw as it passed through the town.

The 2012 Rickshaw Challenge is raising vital funds for disadvantaged children and young people across the UK on an arduous 411-mile journey from Llandudno to London, and is due to arrive at BBC’s Television Centre for The One Show’s BBC Children in Need special on Friday (16th November).

Yesterday’s 55-mile stretch, from Cardiff to Bath, saw the rickshaw visit Chepstow before passing into England over the Old Severn Bridge. After passing through Almondsbury, where it was cheered on by children from the local primary school, the rickshaw arrived at the north end of Bradley Stoke Way shortly before 3pm.

Pupils from Wheatfield Primary School had assembled near Primrose Bridge to give the rickshaw and its entourage a tremendous welcome. Waving flags and posters they gave the convoy a tremendous cheer and the rickshaw and its two accompanying cyclists slowed down to acknowledge the reception.

As the Children in Need support vehicle whisked through a few seconds later, the children broke into a chant of “Pudsey, Pudsey …” before being reluctantly ushered back to their classrooms.

The rickshaw eventually made it to Bath in time for a live broadcast on the BBC’s One Show at 7pm and the switch-on of the city’s Christmas lights.

More Photos on PicasaWeb and Facebook.

Related link: You can give £5 to BBC Children in Need’s Rickshaw Challenge via the Text To Donate service.

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Greggs lead the way in fundraising

Posted on Saturday 9th June 2012 at 1:28 pm by SH (Editor)

Children in Need fundraising by Greggs, Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

Greggs at the Willow Brook Centre in Bradley Stoke have been confirmed a top company fundraiser for the 2011 Children in Need appeal – raising a fantastic £6,145.

1,500 of the UK’s leading bakery retailer’s outlets took part in the fundraising effort. Greggs in Bradley Stoke came 5th nationally, but were number one in the South West, outperforming over 200 other shops.

Manager Sarah Walken said:

“I’m really proud of the effort my team put into fundraising for this terrific cause. We held tombola, a raffle, we walked around Bristol shaking our buckets, we dressed up in silly costumes and we even took Pudsey on a pub crawl!”

“It was great fun but we never lost sight of why we were doing it and we’re very pleased to have made such a significant contribution to the amazing £1,001,052 raised nationally by Greggs.”

“I’d also like to thank other Greggs managers in the region who were entirely supportive and helped us keep going. We’re already planning our activities for 2012 so watch this space!”

Photo: Greggs staff and supporters raising money for Children in Need in the Town Square on Saturday 12th November 2011.

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Bradley Stoke Children in Need events start this weekend

Posted on Friday 11th November 2011 at 4:36 pm by SH (Editor)

BBC Children in Need 2011 - Pudsey Bear

Next Friday (18th November) is BBC Children in Need Day and here at The Journal we’ve heard of a couple of events that are happening in the build up to the big day.

Greggs the Bakers in the Town Square at the Willow Brook Centre are holding a fundraising event tomorrow (Saturday 12th November) from 11am.

They are planning a tombola, a “guess the number of balloons in the car” challenge, children’s competitions and a raffle. The store promises to reward participants with cakes and doughnuts to take home.

Over at Bradley Stoke Community School, students have organised a Variety Show to raise money for Children in Need on Wednesday 16th November starting at 6pm.

Tickets are available from the school office at £3 for students, £4 for adults and £2 for 11 years and under.

The school says the event will only go ahead if sufficient tickets are sold, so please show your support.

Know of other Children in Need events happening in Bradley Stoke? Let us know and we’ll give you some publicity.

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