The Sunflower Ball at the Stones Hotel, Salisbury

 

Sunflower Ball image at the Stones HotelAs a business we do as much as we can to help local charities including capturing images for publicity like the Stars Appeal Breast Cancer Unit Campaign, Lucy’s Days Out events, taking part in fundraising and more recently attending and capturing both formal and partybooth images with our portable studio at The Stones Hotel for the Sunflower Ball.

The Ball itself was organised by Baz and Jan Burns, and their daughter Izzie to raise funds for SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) In memory of their son Charlie Burns, who sadly died when he suffered two seizures within days of each other in October 2011.

His condition was unknown to anyone because up until four days before he died, he was an apparently fit and healthy child.

Since Charlie’s death, his parents and sister have raised an incredible £46,000 with a further £10,000 being raised at the Sunflower Ball - along with awareness of the condition with the majority of funds going to SUDEP Action.

We were so very pleased to be the photographers for Baz and Jan on the evening of the Sunflower Ball and very touched to have received such great feedback from them for our support of their event:

You were fantastic - 3 little words!!

Sunflower Ball PartyBooth image at the Stones HotelJohn Rose Photography kindly offered to support our Sunflower Ball Charity Auction and Ball which was held at the Stones Hotel , High Post, Salisbury on 3 October 15. The night was in memory of our son Charlie Burns who sadly died week after his 10th birthday from Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP).

The evening was a black tie event with 150 people attending. There was a full packed entertainment pack and of course JRP were there with both formal pictures and a fantastic photo booth.

The evening was a total success with the bar closing at 06:30 on Sunday morning! People are still commenting on the evening and publishing their photos on social media. Thanks to everyone's support the event raised a staggering £10,000.

Thanks for your support and hope to be able to work with you in the new year!!”

Baz and Jan Burns

Race for Life 2015

Hell hath no fury like a woman in pink and this year’s annual, Cancer Research UK's Race for Life, at Hudsons Field Salisbury brought together an army of over 1,400 women of all ages, from our great City and surrounding areas. Parkwood Warm-up Crew

Putting the women through their warm up prior to the start of the race was, Chris Martin and members of the Parkwood Health Zumba team. There were lots of smiles laughter and giggles as everyone stretched out in preparation but also a great team spirit amongst everyone too.

Spire FM’s very own breakfast presenter Martin Starke, introduced a very special guest, 3 year old Harry Tinham; who in his short life has already suffered Downs Syndrome, open heart surgery and battled with Leukaemia.Race for Life

Harry’s dad Nick said “We hope that the worst is over now”

At 11am, together the Pink Army undertook the 5k course. Some raced, whilst others ran, walked or even danced around some in fancy dress but all with the same aim of raising £95K for research in to all 200 types of cancer.Race for Life

Cancer does not give a second thought to those of us whose lives it affects but by taking part in this ladies event, money is raised to help find a cure for the disease that can ruin the lives of those affected by it. National statistics show that one in three of us will be affected.Race for Life

Together these women raced for friends, family and loved ones and at no time did the rain dampen the amazing spirits and atmosphere.

 

The Business of Giving - Wiltshire Community Foundation

 

The Business of Giving

Rosemary Macdonald, Chief Executive of Wiltshire Community FoundationWiltshire Community Foundation launches new networking group for professional people who care about Wiltshire

On Thursday 6th March, at Trethowans London Road offices, Wiltshire Community Foundation launched The Business of Giving,  an educational networking group for Wiltshire’s young professionals.

30 representatives from the City’s top firms including Trethowans, Wilsons, Smith & Williamson and various other businesses attended to hear Rosemary Macdonald, Chief Executive of Wiltshire Community Foundation, introduce the course of talks and speak about The Voluntary Sector in Wiltshire and its relevance for professional advisors.

Attendees were asked to name the first charity which came into their heads. The overwhelming majority named a national charity. Rosemary Macdonald said “There are 7,800 registered charities in Wiltshire, only 109 of which receive any council funding. Only 5% of professional advisors speak to their clients about leaving gifts to charities in their will. We want people to think local when it comes to supporting causes they care about. ”

Francer Gillett, Rosemary Macdonald, Elizabeth Webbe Through this new course of evening talks (which count as CPD accredited sessions) and visits to local community projects, members will gain an understanding of the voluntary sector and how it is relevant to their clients. They will find out about local charities and meet the Wiltshire philanthropists who are supporting them.

Members will meet a wide range of contacts, learn about corporate social responsibility and take part in a Dragons Den style event where charities pitch for funding and the members decide there and then who receives the grants.  (This event is subsidised by the Community Foundation.)

The next event takes place on 14th April.  For more information or to register call Kate Robinson on 01380 729284 or email kate.robinson@wiltshirecf.org.uk

About the Foundation

Wiltshire Community Foundation supports voluntary groups and charitable organisations across Wiltshire and Swindon, raising funds locally from individuals, companies and trusts. Wiltshire Community Foundation gave out £800,000 in grants in 2013/2014 to 550 voluntary groups and individuals. All applications are assessed and monitored to ensure the grants are effective and benefit their community. Wiltshire Community Foundation has an endowment fund of £17m and also manages funds on behalf of the Big Lottery.

Community Foundations are experts in revitalising local communities through effective charitable giving. Over the last 16 years well over 12,000 private sector donors have used the services of a community foundation to make sure that their giving has been invested to make the lasting difference that they want to see. Community Foundations now manage over £200m of committed endowed giving and it is estimated that most people in the UK will live or work within 20 miles of a charitable project that a community foundation has supported.

 

Stars Appeal launch their new breast cancer appeal

Please help us raise £750,000 for a dedicated Breast Cancer Unit here at Salisbury District Hospital.

Joanna Bott“Three months after my 26th birthday, I was told I had breast cancer. What happened after was a whirlwind of tests, surgery and treatments. Due to the nature of the cancer, I needed a mastectomy followed by months of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. I am now part-way through 10 years of hormone therapy.

Having cancer can be very isolating. Since my diagnosis I have met some wonderful people and been fortunate to have a lot of support, but it is not easy for everybody to seek such help. That’s why I think a specialist Breast Unit would be a fabulous idea. A place for patients to go without feeling embarrassed, a hub of support and information, and somewhere everything can be done in one place.”

Joanna Bott, Salisbury

make a donation online now

 Why do we need a dedicated Breast Unit?

1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Breast cancers treated in Salisbury have increased by nearly 40% in the last two years. Salisbury District Hospital’s specialist breast team offer excellent care but the number of patients they see is growing fast. Now they urgently need a dedicated Breast Unit to provide even better, quicker and more dignified treatment for over 4,500 local women, and a small number of men, each year.

What will the benefits be?

A dedicated Breast Unit will offer:

1. Faster diagnosis and treatment

  • Same day diagnosis
  • No need to visit other departments or repeatedly dress and undress for mammograms and scans
  • Quicker access to treatment
  • State-of-the-art equipment

2. The best possible environment

  • Purpose-built, spacious waiting, diagnostic and treatment rooms dedicated entirely to breast patients
  • Sensitive design and décor creating a calm, light and dignified environment
  • Private spaces to talk, think and reflect
  • Counselling rooms for women who have just been told they have breast cancer

3. The best possible experience for patients

  • No more anxious waits for results
  • Fewer return visits and more efficient care
  • A tranquil haven where patients can be supported by staff and one another

Who will you be helping?

Your support will help over 4,500 local patients each year, from across Wiltshire, Hampshire and Dorset. Perhaps even you, a friend or a member of your family.

You can help by:

The campaign is supported by  salisbury journal

Photos kindly provided by John Rose Photography

Gaudeamus Chorale at Salisbury Cathedral

A choral concert performed by the Gaudeamus Chorale at Salisbury Cathedral.

Lady Benson, president of Salisbury Cancer Research UK committee, joined chairman Yvonne Mills, Maria Gomez – Local Fundraising Manager, sponsors and organisers to launch the fundraiser at Salisbury Cathedral

Lady Benson, president of Salisbury Cancer Research UK committee, joined chairman Yvonne Mills, Maria Gomez - Local Fundraising Manager, sponsors and organisers to launch the fundraiser at Salisbury Cathedral

The Gaudeaumus Chorale, part of the English Philharmonia Chorus from Hertfordshire, regularly tour Europe and have sung in many of our great cathedrals. This year they have chosen to tour the south of England, with more than 100 voices in support of Cancer Research UK.

The choir will be singing in Salisbury Cathedral on 15th August 2014 and and will perform Faure’s Requiem, works by Cecilia McDowall, Bruckner, Parry and Rachmaninov. All proceeds from the tour will be donated to Cancer Research UK.

 

 

 

Salisbury Life Issue No 162

As usual we feature heavily in the new edition of Salisbury Life, issue no 162. John did a "pub crawl", photographing pubs as far afield as Romsey and Fordingbridge to Tisbury for the "Snug Pubs" feature; 11 in all.

A visit to The Personal Wellness Studio in Brown Street for a feature on the studio and Erak Simsson was also on the cards. John watched and photographed a kettle bell class which he said was great fun.

Visits also included Cranes Wine Cafe in Crane Street, The Chapel Nightclub for a fashion show, sponsered by Specsaavers, in aid of Scotty's Little Soldiers and Castle Street Social Club for a beer festival run by CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale). All in all a very alcoholic theme to this post but not a drop was tasted.

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Lord Pembroke launches Walk for Wards 2013

Stars Appeal President Lord Pembroke officially launched Walk for Wards 2013 today and is inviting local people to take part in the event which takes place in the grounds of Wilton House, his ancestral home, on Sunday 23rd June.

Lord Pembroke said, “Our local hospital does such a great job and the work of the Stars Appeal makes an enormous difference to people in every ward and department. Last year’s walkers raised a record-breaking £63,000. Much of that went towards enhancing the new Neonatal Unit and attached parents’ accommodation, projects especially close to my heart as I was cared for in the old Neonatal Unit as a baby. Now I encourage local people to get involved again. Come and join this year’s walk at Wilton House to raise even more funds for important charitable projects around our Hospital.”

Over the last seven years, thousands of local people have enjoyed the annual Stars Appeal Walk for Wards. As a result the event has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds to help fund additional care, the latest equipment and a better environment for patients in Salisbury District Hospital.

Walk for Wards features two routes, both of which cross the beautiful Palladian Bridge and go on to the parkland and woods of the estate. The 3k walk is particularly suitable for young families with toddlers and pushchairs whilst the 10k walk is more challenging.  All walkers get a free picnic lunch, medal and the chance to enjoy the grounds and adventure playground after the walk. Entry is free, but all walkers must register in advance and pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £15 per person.

Walkers can choose to support a particular project, ward or department, or raise funds for wherever the need is greatest. This year the Stars Appeal is raising funds for a number of new projects to make a difference for local people in Salisbury District Hospital.

These include: building a therapeutic garden for cancer and stroke patients; providing state-of-the-art heated cots for the Neonatal Unit, so that babies can be transferred out of incubators sooner; improving care for teenagers and young adults on the Hospital’s Pembroke Cancer and Blood Disorder Unit; funding state-of-the-art monitoring equipment for seriously ill children; providing portable diagnostic machines for cardiac patients, especially those too sick to be moved; and supporting creative activities for elderly patients.

To register for Walk for Wards visit the Stars Appeal website at www.starsappeal.org or call 01722 429005 to request an entry form.

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