Thank you PricewaterhouseCoopers!
This year, the Trust has been very fortunate to be part of PricewaterhouseCooper’s ‘Matched Giving Programme’ where staff undertake charity fundraising events and they, as the employer, match any monies raised for the chosen charity. The staff member in question with reference to the Sophie Cameron Trust is the company’s Infrastructure & Procurement Manager, Roy Fleetwood who has been a lifelong friend of Sophie’s family.
Along with many colleagues, Roy has been involved with Quiz nights, Dinners, Auctions, Treasure Hunts and even a Slimathon to help raise money for the Trust since last autumn. As a result, nearly £12,000 has been raised.
This is a fantastic gesture made by Roy and PricewaterhouseCoopers. We very much hope that in consequence, other Trust supporters working for large companies will approach their own employers for similar ventures.
London Marathon run by Gareth Lloyd, the Deputy Head of Kingswood School, Bath
Post-London Marathon: exhausted, dehydrated and hungry – but ECSTATIC!
The Sophie Cameron Trust and I would like to take this opportunity to thank most sincerely all of you who have contributed to the SCT through sponsoring my marathon efforts, and for your good wishes. To date, we have raised a total of just over £2,000 (£1,454 through the website, details below, as well as cheques via the School).
Yes, I did it! This year’s London Marathon race was extraordinarily tough, with temperatures up to 86 degrees Fahrenheit down on the Isle of Dogs, and many competitors suffering badly in the heat. For my part, I decided at the 4-mile marker to adjust my scheduled finishing time to allow for the heat, so I gave myself an extra minute per mile, finishing in 3.36.42, in position 4,065 out of 38,000 starters. We had an amazing crowd to cheer us all on, including my wife, our three children, Mr and Mrs Wheeler, along with Gemma and Sophie, and Rob Carrington, all of whom supplied me with food and carbohydrate drinks at various points along the way, and a great meal at the end: thank you!
If you would still like to make a donation (now that you know for sure that Lloyd completed the challenge!), kindly send a cheque made payable to Kingswood School (marked ‘London Marathon’ on the back, and send to the School Office), or by visiting the Just Giving website at http://www.justgiving.com/marathonlloyd where you can make a donation online. This has the added benefit of offering you the opportunity to declare yourself, if appropriate, to be a UK tax payer just by ticking a box, which in turn will add a further 28% to your donation. Our Justgiving page will automatically expire on 22nd June 2007 so please make sure you e-mail any donation before that date.
So, on behalf of all those involved in the sophie cameron Trust, Kingswood School, and most especially Sophie’s family, thank you for helping us to honour the memory of Sophie in a very practical way that will benefit others in years to come.
Gareth P. Lloyd,
Senior Deputy Head,
Also see interview in Bath Chronicle
Royal High School Memorial Concert to Sophie, Thursday 29th March 2007
Music from the Elizabethan age right up to contemporary styles featured in this year’s annual concert for the Trust. St Mary’s Church in Bathwick provided a splendid venue in which to enjoy the music, performed by musicians and singers from The Royal High School, Bath. www.gdst.net/royalhighbath
The main work of the concert was a splendid performance of Haydn’s Nelson Mass, featuring the schools combined choirs. The programme reflected Sophie’s broad taste in music and included the slow movement of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto that she enjoyed playing as well as some Courtney Pine jazz that she loved to listen to.
The evening also showcased a number of individual talents including solo performances on the harp and saxophone. The school’s orchestra, windband and madrigal group also contributed to a memorable musical entertainment, which included members of Sophie’s family in the audience. Ticket sales raised £972 for The Sophie Cameron Trust.
Bath Half Marathon, Sunday 25th March 2007
Once again, the SCT team of twenty runners took to the Bath streets in bright sunshine to tackle the 13 mile half marathon along each side of the river basin. The Trust’s new banner flag waved its presence beside the ‘rec’ from early morning where Phillip Cameron and Teresa Steele had coffee, snack bars and energy drinks for all team members.
In dayglo yellow t-shirts, the SCT runners could hardly be missed and once again, several couples took part including Trust Chairman, Bernard Whiteside and wife Theresa, Chair of Trustees, Richard Wharton and wife Teresa, Chris Wrigley and Emma Hopwood. For Emma, a close friend of Sophie’s during childhood, it was the first time she had tackled such a long race.
Our congratulations and thanks go to everyone who ran and raised money for the Trust, but our best runner award has to go to Sarah Toogood who used to teach Sophie games at the Royal High. With a time of 1.49, she was the fastest runner of our team and came in 9th overall among the ‘women vets 50 – 54 year olds’ – a time that was better than she achieved 11 years ago.
To date, we have raised over £5,500 from the event and more money is still due to arrive. We are confident to beat last year’s figure of £6,300 which in no small measure has been helped by the Trust’s signing up to www.justgiving.com , a website that makes it easy to support The Sophie Cameron Trust and automatically reclaims any tax paid on the charity donation.
- Rock’n’Roll evening, December 2006, £650 raised
- Royal High School’s 2 events, December 2006 (packing bags at Waitrose and the music department’s jazz band played at Westonbirt), £700 raised
- Pot Luck Dinners, November 2006, £1,300 raised
- Faure’s Requiem and Debussy’s Petite Suite, performed by the Royal High School choir and soprano soloist Anne Marie Cullum who was at school with Sophie and graduated from the Royal College last year, March 2006, £1,000 raised
- The Bath Half Marathon, March 2006, £6,300 raised
- Glitter Ball in the Assembly Rooms, Bath,
- December 2005, £12,000 raised
- Crabtree & Evelyn charity shopping evening in Bath, November 2005, £532.60 raised
- The Carmina Burana performance at the Forum organised by the Royal High School’s music dept, £1,800 raised.
- The Bath half Marathon, March 2005, £6,400 raised
- Pot Luck Dinners, November 2004. £3,400 raised
- The Sophie Cameron Performing Arts concert, March 2004. £591 raised
- Bath Half-Marathon, March 2004, £6000 raised
- Keith and Fenella Duchars Silver Wedding. We would like to congratulate Keith and Fenella Duchars on celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary and also offer our sincere thanks. Keith is a victim of encephalitis, and although he has made a significant recovery, both he and Fenella are aware that the outcome could have been far worse. On celebrating their silver wedding at Kingswood School (Nov 2003), they requested donations to the SCT instead of personal gifts. Their generosity has resulted in nearly £1,000 being donated to our Trust. We are extremely grateful for this kindness.
- A Political Life, an evening with Tony Benn, September 2003. Click here for Bath Chronicle Report.