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                                    OFFICAL NEWSLETTER OF
                                     THE PIED PIPER APPEAL
                                                    ISSUE 8

                                                                                          all day for tests or        wheelchairs) for playing    a welcome distraction
                                                              Let’s                       minor operations
                                                                                          have to spend time
                                                                                                                      games, eating, or even
                                                                                                                      schoolwork. A quiet
                                                                                                                                                  for them.

                                                              play                        on the ward.                seating area for parents
                                                                                                                      enables them to spend
                                                                                                                                                  We are also supporting
                                                                                                                                                  the child and
                                                                                          Debbie Killman,             quality time with           adolescent mental
                                                              Children just love          Deputy Lead Nurse           their child.                health services around
                                                              to play outside,            of the Children’s                                       the county by funding
                                                              whether they are            Ward, explained that        Earlier in the year,        five different projects
                                                              at home, school             with over 60 children       Pied Piper was delighted    to transform the
                                                              or in hospital.             treated each month it       to fund improvements        current facilities into a
                                                                                          is essential for children   to the play area            safe, quiet, secure and
                                                              The outdoor play area       to have the choice of       in the Battledown           relaxed environment
                                                              on the Battledown           staying in their bed or     Outpatients Department.     for the children and
                                                              Children’s ward in          playing outside.                                        their families.
                                        Thank you to          Cheltenham General                                      Children spend time
                                    Kingswalk Shopping        was closed sometime         The new play area           there waiting for check
                                                                                          is to have colourful,       ups or treatment and                  S roup eed
                                                                                                                                                         RES cial G sly agr
                                     for sponsoring this      ago after being
                                      latest Newsletter       declared a health and       safe flooring with wall      the large flat screen TV           P n
                                                                                                                                                     P na       ou
                                                                                                                                                 STOoln Fi generay area
                                                              safety hazard. With no      mounted games and           & DVD player together
                                                              external play facilities,   fun seating (which          with other toys funded      Lin e just he pl
                                                              children waiting            can be adapted for          by The Appeal provide        hav und t
                                            Community News
                                            This year The Pied Piper
                                            Appeal has been chosen as
                                            the charity of the year by the
                                            Club and Seniors Captains at
                                            Brickhampton Court Golf Club.
                                            The year consists of raising
                                            awareness of the charities
                                            chosen and of course raising
                                            money throughout the year.

Welcome...                                  One of the biggest events was
                                            the Captain’s Charity Golf Day our summer newsletter. It             held on Friday 25th July in aid
has been an exciting first half              of The Pied Piper Appeal and                Corporate News
of the year for the charity, with           The Edward Jenner Unit at
our biggest events and donating                                                         Cheltenham based solicitors Rickerbys have
                                            Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.
two new minibuses to Milestones                                                         chosen to support The Pied Piper Appeal this
School in Longlevens.                                                                   year and have already entered a team into
                                            The day was a fantastic success
                                                                                        our Walkathon held on Sunday 8th June and
                                            with 150 golfers enjoying
We are now focusing on the                                                              raised money by selling their unwanted items
                                            the sunshine, followed by
exciting new projects we have                                                           at car boot sales.
                                            a great night of good food
agreed to fund in Cheltenham and            and entertainment.
around the County. We hope you                                                          There are many ways in which a company can
enjoy reading about our events                                                          support our charity. Why not follow Rickerbys
and how local companies and                                                             Solicitors example and help raise awareness
people are supporting us this year.                                                     of The Pied Piper Appeal, both within
Tamara & Jane                                                                           your company but also within the larger
                                                                                        community. Join in with a quick and easy
                                                                                        fundraising event like our Show your Colours
                                                                                        Day, Friday 19th September.

 1                   The Pied Piper Appeal Office, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Great Western Road,Gloucester, GL1 3NN
                                Gloucester Rugby Vs Pied Piper
                                Chris Penny and her turnstile team have generated the magnificent
                                amount of £15,721.23 from last season’s turnstile duties. This makes
                                the grand total of £69,588 for The Appeal since turnstile duties
                                began in 2003.

                                Gloucester Rugby have invited Pied Piper to continue with their duties
                                for the 2008/09 Season which starts again in August, with two bucket
                                collections also booked, to top up our income even more.

                                Chris Penny, Turnstile Manager for Pied Piper wished to thank all her
                                operators for their support and a special thank you to Mark Williams
                                who has enabled Pied Piper to continue to work with Gloucester Rugby.

           Cyclists take on
           challenge of a Lifetime
           David Smart and Mark Fabian completed their
           cycle ride from London to Paris in June.

           They covered over 300 miles in just 4 days
           and both were grateful they put the training                Dean Close Pre-Preparatory School
           in beforehand allowing them to enjoy the                    in Cheltenham took up the offer
           experience.                                                 to receive a talk about The Pied
                                                                       Piper Appeal and decided to raise
           David and Mark have raised over £6,198 for                  money by holding a silly hat day
           The Pied Piper Appeal.                                      on Friday 23rd May. They raised a
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Minibus Gift                cancelled because
                            the school’s 15 year
                                                           school’s old vehicles
                                                           were to be taken off
                                                                                          experience for pupils
                                                                                          and valuable respite
                                                                                                                         Chairman, Roger Head
                                                                                                                         explains “We are
Pupils at The Milestone     old minibuses were             the road.                      for their families.”           committed to helping
School in Gloucester        expected to fail their                                        The children said a            local children both in
are looking forward to      MOT and it could not           Head teacher Lyn               big ‘thank you’ to             the community and
a brighter future thanks    afford replacements.           Dance said “Pied               the Appeal with                in hospital. So it was
to Pied Piper stepping                                     Piper has saved the            handmade cards.                a delight to make
in and saving the day       The Appeal was                 day. Without its very                                         this gift to the School
at the 11th hour.           delighted to purchase          generous help we               Milestone provides             which greatly benefits
                            the two much needed            would have been                for 280 children, aged         children throughout
Pupils faced having         new minibuses.                 forced to cancel our           two to 16, from across         the county.”
their school trips and      The hand over took             summer residential             Gloucestershire with a
activities, such as         place on 23rd April,           courses. These                 wide range of special
riding and swimming,        just days before the           provide a great                educational needs.

    3                    The Pied Piper Appeal Office, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Great Western Road,Gloucester, GL1 3NN   |   08454 226119   |   4
in Cheltenham
300 guests joined MI5’s most
famous agent, James Bond,
for a night of glamour, cars
and music.

On Saturday 14th June at
Cheltenham Town Hall, guests
were greeted by Jaws, Odd
Job, Pierce Brosnan and Hallie
Berry look-a-likes before
enjoying a glass of bubbly.
A saxophonist entertained the
diners during the delicious
three course meal by playing
James Bond theme tunes.
The rest of the evening
consisted of a Shirley Bassey
tribute act, casino games and
dancing to Severn Sound’s DJ,
Joe Lemer.

Thank you to Cherry & Whites
Ltd for their on-going support.

    5                  The Pied Piper Appeal Office, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Great Western Road,Gloucester, GL1 3NN
Runner’s Boost                               Highnam
to Local Charity
Forest of Dean born Chris Reeves
                                             Court Spring
has donated £3,280.50 to
local childrens charity The Pied             Fair 2008
Piper Appeal which he raised in
sponsorship by completing the                The Spring Fair was held at the end of April,
London Marathon in April.                    and more than 5,300 people from all over
                                             Gloucestershire and beyond, came to what
“It is one of those huge                     was a highly successful charity event.
achievements in life, which
you can say you have done                    The three benefiting charities were Gloucester
that, maybe only once, but                   Cathedral, The Pied Piper Appeal and the
you completed the London                     NSPCC who have commented that the money
Marathon!” Chris explained.                  raised will make a most valuable contribution
                                             to their important work in the County. They
The Pied Piper Appeal’s aims                 were most grateful to the 200 volunteers who
are close to his heart as he has             made the Fair possible and to all the members
a young daughter himself and                 of the public who supported the event which
friends all have children who                raised £25,000 and has been shared between
may benefit from the work of                  the three charities.
the charity.
                                             Plans are already under way for Spring Fair
“This is a local charity and I can           2009 which will be held on Saturday the 25th
see how the money I raise will               and Sunday the 26th April.
help, maybe even help families I
know in my community.”                       For further information please visit:

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EVENTS 2009                                         JULY 2009
                                                    Sat 25th                                       The Pied Piper Appeal
MARCH 2009
                                                    Churchdown Male Voice Choir                 invite you to their annual
                                                    Concert at Kings School
Le Spice Dinner                                                                               CELEBRATION of CHRISTMAS
APRIL 2009
                                                    TBC                                                      at
                                                    Beaufort School Family Day
Sat 25th - Sun 26th                                 at Highnam Court                                 TEWKESBURY ABBEY
Highnam Court Spring Fair
                                                                                             Wednesday 3rd December 2008
MAY 2009                                            Forest Fun Run 2009                               7:30pm – 9:15pm
Thurs 7th
Three Counties Gala Preview
                                                                                         Please visit our website for further details
                                                    SEPTEMBER 2009
evening at Malvern                                  TBC
                                                    Show Your Colours Day
JUNE 2009
Sun 7th                                             DECEMBER 2009
Walkathon 2009                                      TBC

Sat 13th
                                                    Tewkesbury Abbey Concert      Our Christmas Cards are on sale now
Famous and Fabulous Pied                                                          All packs come with 10 cards and envelopes and you can purchase them from:
Piper Ball in Cheltenham                                                          The Pied Piper Appeal Office, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester and
                                                                                  Cards for Good Causes shops in Cheltenham & Gloucester, from November
Concert at Gloucester Cathedral                                                   For more details please call or email The Pied Piper Appeal Office

       We are in the process
       of introducing a legacy
       leaflet to all solicitor
       practices around
       the county.

                                                                                  Santa,   Robin in Snow                 Mirror Bauble      Christmas Rose
                                                                                  Tree and £2.99                         £3.25              With silver foil
                                                                                  Robin    121x121mm                     121x171mm          £2.99
 I N F O @ L O C K H A R T- M E Y E R . C O . U K
                                                                                  £2.99                                                     121x121mm

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