Queen Square, Bath

9th – 11th June 2017

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Queen Square, Bath

9th – 11th June 2017

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Jolly good fun which helps the community!

Local people raising money for local charities

We raised a staggering £41,424.58 during the BoulesFest in 2016, thanks to the generosity of our Sponsors and Partners.

 

Many local causes have benefitted already, including Three Ways School, First Steps Bath, Action on Hearing Loss South West, Julian House, Developing Health & Independence, Golden Oldies, The Forever Friends Appeal, The Carer’s Centre, RICE, and Southside.

 

If you're a local charity and would like to appeal for a donation, get in contact with the Trustees.

From our Trustees

The generosity of those attending Bath Boules means that each year we are lucky enough to be able to give away the proceeds of the event, so not only is it fun, it's also for a great cause.

Our charitable objectives are to spend locally, selecting Bath-based charities for grants ranging from a few hundred pounds to several thousand pounds.

The organisations that have benefited are as varied as the community they serve. Notable beneficiaries include Off the Record – a counselling service for local youngsters. The charity were in trouble a few years ago when various funding channels dried up. Fortunately, trustees were able to step in with a timely grant.

Dorothy House has benefited on several occasions from grants from the Bath Boules Charitable Trust. This charity is close to the hearts of many Bathonians. Another well-known cause is Julian House, which helps the homeless in Bath all year round.

But you don’t have to be a big charity to benefit. We have given much smaller sums to charities that do not require a lot to make a big difference, and that is something that we intend to continue for years to come.

If your organisation could benefit from some of the proceeds, all we ask is that you give us a few details such as, who you are, what you do and why the money could make a difference. Oh, and you must be local.

Testimonials

Dorothy House

 

"Dorothy House Hospice Care provides compassionate caring for our community, supporting people with life-limiting illness to live and die well. In order to do this, we need the support of the local community as currently, for every £1 received from the NHS, Dorothy House has to raise another £4 to pay for our services. The Bath Boules Charitable Trust has supported Dorothy House since 1994 and enabled us to continue to care when it counts. We are so very grateful for the continued support."

 

The Golden-Oldies

 

"We really appreciated the funding provided by Bath Boules Charitable Trust, it was most welcome and extremely useful."

 

The Golden-Oldies Charity is a social initiative, bringing positive change to marginalised vulnerable people through structured daytime social singing and activity sessions that encourage participation and functional exercises. Our charity promotes and sustains independence in the growing older population by making connections with local communities, offering activities that improve mental and physical health and well-being and activities that break down many social barriers.

 

Bath Mind

 

Bath Boules Charitable Trust raised £1,500 for Bath Mind this year – a significant donation, which contributes to our work. Without such generous support we, as a charity, could not survive.​

 

"Bath Mind is a small, independent, local charity providing services and championing the needs of people across B&NES who are living with mental health problems. We receive a small grant from the local authority for our supported housing projects, but the majority of our services are funded through donations and fundraising activities.

 

The donation from Bath Boules Charitable Trust has helped support our Food for Thought Social Enterprise scheme giving people with lived experience the tools and experience to develop catering opportunities, to develop self confidence and longer term work based skills."

Off The Record

 

"Off the Record is delighted to be the recipient of a £1,500 grant from the Bath Boules Charitable Trust this year – which has been instrumental in keeping our youth counselling service running by helping to ensure we can provide clinical supervision and support to our Volunteer Counsellors. It has also helped to raise the profile of Off the Record so that more people know about and can access our services.

 

Off the Record is the only charity in B&NES providing free, confidential counselling and support for children and young people in need, supporting thousands of local children and young people affected by: trauma, bullying, depression, abuse, bereavement, disability, sexuality and gender identity, young parenthood and living in foster care.

 

As a small local charity, we could not do this work without the support of our local community. On behalf of all the young people we work with, thank you to everyone who took part in Bath Boules and to the Trustees for nominating Off the Record!"

 

The Forever Friends Appeal

 

"On behalf of The Forever Friends Appeal, I am delighted to be writing to thank Bath Boules for your recent wonderful donation of £1,000 following the incredible success of Bath Boules 2016! Your gift has been allocated towards the RUH Cancer Care Campaign – raising £8.5million to help build an exceptional new Cancer Centre for the RUH in Bath.

 

Our hospital serves over half a million patients in the South West and we treat over 2,200 new patients with cancer every year. We rely on the wonderful generosity and support of our donors to help make a really big difference to the patients who are cared for at the RUH. With your incredible support we will be able to significantly improve our Cancer Services for the hundreds of patients and their families who walk through our doors each and every day.

 

Dedicated support from local organisations is cruical to the success of our Campaign, we are therefore so grateful to Bath Boules for your passion towards helping us achieve our fundraising goal for this new Cancer Centre."

Featured Sponsors

All of our sponsors benefit from tremendous exposure and the opportunity to align your brand with a hugely popular and much-loved event.

​Every year, Bath Boules raises tens of thousands of pounds for local charities – none of which would be possible without the generous support of sponsors and partners.