Fundraising Events Calendar

Events in 2010

Fashionable  Fundraiser

The Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust is to benefit from a 'Fashion Sample Sale' held at the Lifford Hall, Broadway on Saturday 4th September. All clothing consists of famous High Street Names with a substantial price reduction.

The event runs from 8pm until 1pm with refreshments of tea/coffee and home made cakes available.

Admission is £1 in support of the Trust

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Winning Ticket Drawn
Guitar Winner - Andrew Randle

Marcel Zidani drew the winning ticket  Number 0017

There will be a press call at the shop on Monday 16th August at 11 am when The Trust's Patron Gordon Giltrap will present the signed guitar complete with a unique CD to the winner, Andrew Randle.

The guitar has raised £509 and the winner Andrew is absolutely over the moon! His partner is Diane Shorleson - is a huge Gordon fan !






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Grand Guitar Raffle



As launched at the Gordon Giltrap Charity concerts in April, there is to be a Grand Draw, promoted by The Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust to be drawn in August.

Gordon has taken a fine sounding, donated guitar from the Trust's charity shop in Evesham, has restrung it, tuned it, autographed both it and a tuner, then recorded a special exclusive CD with a certificate of authenticity. Some lucky person will win the whole package.

Those of you lucky enough to be at the April concerts will have seen the beautiful blue guitar and heard the way it sounds in the hands of a maestro.



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Puddle Ducks Childrens Day Nursery
Supports' The Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust'



A Summer fete is being held at 'Puddle Ducks' on Saturday 7th August between 12am-2pm  to raise funds for The Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust.

Puddle Ducks is situated in Evesham near the Aldi Car Park in Swan Lane. Staff, Parents and Children are looking forward to welcoming lots of visitors besides raising funds to assist with the treatment of leukaemia.




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We were proud to present The Trust's Patron Gordon Giltrap. Live In Concert

'The Fleece Inn', Bretforton,

Nr Evesham, WR11 7JE

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th April 2010

7.30pm for 8pm

Tickets £15

Proceeds to 'The Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust'

For several years now, Gordon has given an annual fundraising concert on behalf of the Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust. Demand for tickets is always so great, that this year once again there were 2 concerts on consecutive nights ( Sat & Sun )

The annual concert event is ever increasing in its popularity and is now held for two consecutive nights. It is staged in the Fleece Inn's 16th Century Medieval Barn. The venue provides the ideal setting for an intimate and atmospheric evening's entertainment. The Barn where Gordon performs is pretty ancient, approximately 400 years old, and has an amazing atmosphere. The Barn has been used in the past as the pub when the main building was ravaged by fire a few years back, and is currently used for concerts, civil ceremonies and wedding receptions. It only holds about sixty people, and that's the reason why we go for two consecutive concerts each year.

Photos from the weekend can be viewed by clicking here

Ticket Profits were donated to the Tracy Sollis foundation.
Charity Concert at the Fleece Inn

The Gordon Giltrap weekend held at the Fleece Inn, Bretforton on 24th/25th April has totalled £1,303.17. This is the sixteenth year that Gordon has raised thousands  of pounds towards the treatment and care of leukaemia patients. The amount will be used to purchase new equipment for The Tracy Sollis Laboratory, which is situated on the grounds of the Royal Free Hospital, London. Founder of The Trust Sue Sollis said "We are really lucky to have Gordon as Patron. Despite having a really hectic schedule this year, Gordon made sure he found the time to raise funds for The Trust. I am really grateful for his continued support".  

Review by Keith S Meredith

On 24th April, the Fleece Inn at Bretforton - originally a half timbered medieval farmhouse - was again the venue for this years fund raising concerts in aid of The Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust. Gordon has been supporting this very worthwhile charity for a number of years by offering his services gratis, and the event is a popular sell out every time.
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The venue is a VERY old barn alongside the Fleece with an authentic 'atmosphere' and walls that cannot be described as perpendicular. Watched over by Helpful Harry the Hedgehog (the Trust's mascot) the event was a relaxed and laid back affair with two way banter and stories included.

After a brief address by Sue Sollis – Mum of Tracy and founder of the Trust that commemorates her daughter's name - Gordon commenced entertaining us in his inimitable style.

A slightly revised running list included some newer pieces, such as Shining Morn, the beautiful Em's Tune and (a new one on me) Ladies of Lichfield: interspersed with older favourites like the evocative Down the River and of course everyone's top tune The Dodo's Dream.

My wife, Fiona, reported to me later that during the interval The Dodo was being hummed in the queue for the Ladies – the Old Grey Whistle Test in action!

The interval was enlivened by – joy of joys, a raffle - drawn of course by Mr G.

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As a twist there was a second raffle – a Grand Draw being promoted by The Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust to be drawn in August. Gordon had taken a fine sounding, donated guitar from the Trust's charity shop in Evesham, had restrung it, tuned it, autographed it and recorded a special exclusive CD and the whole package was to be the prize. I understand the person who donated the guitar is thrilled with this marvellous fund raising idea and will be attending the Sunday concert.


The second half of the performance again included old and new tunes; On Camber Sands, Rachel's Reflections and – two personal favourites – Ives Horizon and Echoing Green/London. All too soon Gordon played a medley of his greatest hit as his finale.


This was another wonderful evenings entertainment by the Troubadour made extra special by raising around £900 on the night for a very very worthy cause. I sincerely trust that this figure will be boosted substantially by the Sunday concert at the same venue which is taking place as this is being written (20.00 hours 25th April).

'Ladies Fashion Sample Sale' (Famous High Street Names, up to 60% off)



Saturday 5th June 9am - 3pm

Prince Henry's High School (Sports Hall - no stilettos)

Admission £1 - Proceeds to The Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust


Charity Fashion Show Success



A Charity Fashion Show held at Pershore No. 8 on Saturday 8th May, raised £763 in proceeds for The Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust.

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The show which featured charity shop clothing, had the audience in awe at the huge savings that could be made.


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The charity recently opened its new shop in the Library Arcade, Evesham and used the event to highlight clothing which had been kindly donated.  


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The evening was packed with entertainment including local celebrity Dean Bayliss, the McCarthy-Felton School of Dance and a hairdressing display by hairdresser Glen Dufty from Tewkesbury.




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