Billericay Soap Box Derby 2018
Ashton & Charters would like to say a great big Thank You! to all who supported and attended the 2018 Soap Box Derby in aid of some great charitable causes. Ashton & Charters teamed up with the kids from Buttsbury Junior School who designed the Soap Box.
We managed 2 great runs over the jumps and chicane, cheered on all the way by the massive crowds who came in support of this worthy event!
Have you got what it takes?
Do you have what it takes to escape from Billericay? Well here is your chance…
Ashton & Charters are organising a jailbreak on the 17th June 2016, in order to raise funds for Noah’s Big Charity. For information on this heart-warming charity, please visit the website: www.noahsbigcharity.com/our-story
You may ask what a jailbreak challenge is? Simply in 24 hours you must get as far away from Billericay as you can. Of course we wouldn’t make it that easy for you… did we mention you are not allowed any money for travel?
Everyone over 18 is welcome, we look forward to hearing from our Billericay jailbirds!
Teenage Cancer Trust 2015
Another £1,260 raised by Lee Scott
Lee Scott organised another 6-a-side football tournament to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. When a friend he played footgall with was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 13, Lee took it upon himeself to raise money for the Charity. For the fourth year running Lee has motivated his local community to take part and sponsor teams, raising a fantastic £1,260 this year.
Support your local community
Hannah and George helped out again at the Sense Charity shop in Billericay High Street in December. Over Christmas the hardworking team Steve, June, Lauren and Ann were pleased to have extra volunteers in the shop, both Hannah and George had great fun serving shoppers, helping out behind the scenes, ironing, hanging and bagging up kind donations.
Brightside and Buttsbury Summer Fetes
Saturday 4th July we were out in force at the Brightside and Buttsbury Summer Fetes conducting space hopper races for donations to the schools. Parents and children alike were bombing along on spacehoppers in a very competitive show of support and in the end we managed to raise £65 for Brightside and £80 for Buttsbury... hurrah!
Cake Glorious Cake!
Bake sale for Noah's Big Charity
The fabulous Katherine Charters held a bake sale for our favourite charity on Monday 16th March 2015. The cakes on sale were delicious and she managed to raise £180 for Noah's Big Charity.
This will be added to all the money Kath and Lee have raised for the charity by doing the Brentwood Half Marathon - to see how well they've done so far, see their fundraising page: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/teamcharters#donationSummary ...it's not too late to donate!
Billericay Christmas Market
Supporting Noah's Big Charity
Sunday 7th December was the famous Billericay Christmas Market and of course we had to get involved. So we opened our festive doors to the public and we offered free face painting for anyone (children AND adults) who fancied it. There was mulled wine for the grown ups, juice for the littleuns and mince pies for everyone on offer.
In an effort to support our best friends, Noah's Big Charity, we had collection buckets dotted around which we are proud to say collected £50 for the charity.
Noah's Big Charity
Front Page Article For Noah
Congratulations to Noah's Big Charity, dear dear friends of ours who have made their first major grant to Royal London Hospital Whitechapel's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
After months of graft, sponsorship, good will from the people of Billericay and beyond, Noah's Big Charity has managed to raise £11,200 for the hospital which will pay for a Criticool machine (a key piece of equipment for Ward 8D NICU). The cherry on the cake to show off this fabulous achievement is that the donation has drawn some attention and made the front page of The Docklands and East London Advertiser. Well done to all and to those behind Noah's Big Charity; we salute you.
Charity Golf Day
Buddies4Kids for Little Havens Children’s Hospice
Buddies4Kids raised a further £3,500 a year later when Mark organised a Charity Golf Day at Stock Brook Country Club, Billericay for their chosen Charity of the year Little Havens Children’s Hospice.
The day kicked off with an 18 hole golf competition and was accompanied by brunch, a raffle, individual and team prizes and an evening meal with after dinner entertainment.
Noah's Big Charity
Supporting Neonatal Intensive Care at both The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London and Basildon Hospital
Noah's Big Charity Ball is coming on Saturday 14th June 2014. Being held at Stockbrook Manor tickets are for sale at £70pp, the night consists of a three course meal, table wine, charity auction and a live band all evening and is to be the first of many successful charity nights in aid of this fantastic charity.
Noah's Big Charity is a charity supporting Neonatal Intensive Care at both the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel and Basildon Hospital, Essex. Not only are we proud to support the charity because they are locally based and do some fantastic work but it just so happens that they have a very special connection to Lee Scott in the office - Noah and Lee Scott's nephew, Freddie, were next to each other in the neonatal intensive care unit.
So for more information about this fantastic charity, please visit www.noahsbigcharity.com
For more information about Freddie's story, please visit http://www.noahsbigcharity.com/freddie-s-adventure
Teenage Cancer Trust
Letter to Lee Scott from Teenage Cancer Trust
Our Little Lee received a touching card from the Teenage Cancer Trust to thank him for the times he has raised money for the chairty. The card reads as follows;
On behalf of Teenage Cancer Trust, I would like to say thank you so much for the amazing donation raised from your football tournament. If you have photos by all means email them and I can put them on our website.
It was obviously a fantastic success. I am sure Tom Bowdidge would be extremely proud.
Well done and thank you once again."
Teenage Cancer Trust 2013
A further £2,050 raised by Lee Scott
Following the great success of the first charity tournament that Lee arranged, December 2013 saw the second tournament raise a further £2,050. Just a few days before Christmas, the local community got together again on 22nd December and supported the Teenage Cancer Trust for a second year running. We’re very proud of Lee for putting so much time and effort into supporting such a good cause.
The Not So Royal Variety Performance
Buddies4Kids for Great Ormond Street Hospital
January 2011 saw Mark Reeve of Ashton & Charters launch Buddies4Kids – a charity set up to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Buddies4Kids started to be noticed when in September 2011, Mark organised a charity evening; “The Not So Royal Variety Performance”, hosted by comedian Alun Cochrane and staring Russell Kane, winner of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe’s comedy awards, Demetrios and Lagi Demetriou (AKA Stavros Flatley), runners up to Susan Boyle and Diversity in 2009’s Britain’s Got Talent as well as a host of other acts. This highly successful event raised £10,000.
The hospital needs £50 million a year to maintain its services and is grateful of any support it receives. Lindsey Burke, who works as a senior fundraising executive for the hospital said “We get funding from the NHS but a lot of the clinical treatment and research would not be possible if it were not for the support and hard work of people like Mark.”