Whether organising your own fundraising event or getting involved in our upcoming events, there are many ways that you can support us.
You may feel that you would like to raise funds for the department that cared for you, or a relative, or friend, if you have been inspired by the care received, and then please get in touch with us.
Sunday 22 April Jacobs Jumpers Charity Sky Dive
As part of the commitment from Jacobs Jewellers to raise £70k for the Berkshire Cancer Centre a number of very hardy souls have pledged to raise funds by taking part in a tandem Sky Dive at Chiltern Park Aerodrome, Icknield road, Ipsden, Wallingford OX10 6AS. Our very own CEO Steve McManus is taking part and all are welcome to come along on the day to help him into the plane. If you would like to support Steve and the appeal please log onto https://www.justgiving.com/teams/JacobsJumpersRBH and if you plan to attend the jump please let the Charity team know you are coming.
Thursday 5 July
A cause for a major celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the NHS. 70 for 70, a range of ideas will be circulated over the next few weeks promoting ways for individuals, wards and departments to celebrate and at the same time why not raise funds for your ward or department.
Soapbox Challenge Saturday 18 August 2018
At Englefield for the second year. An outstanding success with over 2000 people attending to watch the thrills and spills of a variety of homemade soapboxes flying down the main drive in the Benyon Estate. Entries are open and all proceeds going to a fund or department of your choice at the Royal Berks.
Catering, a bar, children’s entertainment and other attractions will be available on the day. Cost to come and watch £10 per car.
Charity Golf Day Friday 14 September
Raising funds for the Berkshire Cancer Centre SGRT campaign at Sonning Golf Club. Working in partnership with Jacobs Jewellers of Reading who have pledged to raise £70k for BCC to celebrate their 70 years in business and also the 70th anniversary of the NHS. There is room to accommodate 22 Four balls and T-Off will commence at 1pm. A 3 course meal, auction and prize presentation will take place in the evening. This year the Charity has commissioned a special trophy in memory of Chris Harrison who passed away in December 2017. Chris was a major supporter of the ‘Robbie’ campaign and the brains behind the first Charity Golf day. Over the years he helped provide many of the items for auction and supplied prizes for the winners. All enquiries to the Charity office.
Gala Ball in aid of SGRT campaign on Saturday, 6 October
Venue - Hilton Hotel, Kennet Island, Reading. A black tie ball to raise funds towards the £70k target pledged by the Jacobs family. Table packages are available and for further details please contact the Charity Office.
Walk For Wards Twilight adventure
Plans are afoot to bring back Walk for Wards with a new twist. As the clocks change at the end of British Summer Time we plan to hold a 5/10k twilight walk to raise funds for any ward or department at the Royal Berks. Venue to be confirmed but will be in the local community.
November/December Annual Toy Sale
This hugely successful Charity Christmas Toy Sale will take place at main reception late November, early December to raise funds for the Children’s wards. Date tbc.
Have you ever fancied trying something a little out of the ordinary to raise money for charity?
If so, our list of Open Challenges might appeal to your sense of adventure. You can ride a horse across Mongolia, take part in a world record breaking attempt skydive, wing walk, trek across the beautiful Brecon Beacons, or even take on a challenging trip to an Icelandic glacier.
Open Challenges are a fun and easy way for you to support the RBC – we hope you find something that grabs your attention, but if not please do let us know what you are planning. We love to hear about all of our supporters efforts.
We are passionate about what we do here at the Royal Berks and we couldn’t do it without the support of our donors, fundraisers, volunteers and our own staff at the hospital. From small family run events to the larger ones run by the charity we are always looking for something new. Perhaps you can help us by submitting ideas for us to consider, a summer barbecue in a local meadow, a bed race round a local park or a soap box derby. A member of staff has already suggested a Bake Off Competition – great idea. Get your thinking caps on and let us have your suggestions. Keep it local, keep it simple and always remember that we need to recruit volunteers as well as participants.
For further information about the above events please contact the Charity Office:
Tel: 0118 322 6969 or email: email@example.com
The Royal Berks Charity
Royal Berkshire Hospital
0118 322 6969