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Black and White Ball : 17th October 2015

Brighter Futures are requesting we all dress up very smart for an evening to help raise vital funds for the dedicated radiotherapy unit planned for GWH.  This event replaces the sports auction dinner planned for last september.

Thanks to very generous supporters of the hospital we have donated over 20 different sporting experiences and prizes, ranging from clay pigeon shooting, horse riding, brand new mountain bikes, hotel stays, dinner, even a signed football from the Chelsea FC Foundation to help make this a truly glamorous event .

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Help support Great Western Hospital

Cycle 30, 70 or 100 miles to help vital appeal.

Sunday 20 September 2015

Brighter Futures are looking for people from all over the south west to take part in a cycle challenge  – Ride For Radiotherapy.

Choose from cycling 30 miles, 70 miles or a 100 miles.

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Website reaches target of 100,00 visits

The website which has helped to win all of these fantastic prizes has reached its target of 100,00 visits and has been monumental in the fundraising undertaken for both cycling from Rome and also keeping you up to date with challenges and cycling events in Wiltshire and beyond. Read more


Shooting and Lunch for 2

Thanks to Barbury Shooting School and The Lamb Inn Marlborough they have donated 2 x 1 hour shooting lessons followed by a marvellous lunch for 2 for the value of £50.00. This is another wonderful prize to be added to the many excellent prizes all donated to help raise funds for the Great Western Hospital. Another big thanks and show of support to help raise funds. We will keep you posted on other news coming in as we get it.





Win Horse Riding, Dinner for 2 and a Stay At The Castle And Ball Hotel


Thanks to Pewsey Vale Riding Centre and The Castle and Ball Hotel in Marlborough we have 2 hacks over the Wiltshire Downs plus dinner and a nights stay for 2 to bid on at the Sports Auction Dinner, now scheduled for early 2015.  Read more »


Sports Auction Dinner Postponed

We have been getting a lot of enquiries about the Sports Auction Dinner due to take place on 13th September 2014 at Marlborough Golf Club. Its currently advertised as postponed as many of you may have noticed. The event which has had tremendous support from sponsors both locally and nationally (even europe) has currently over 20 excellent prizes and experiences to be auctioned in aid of GWH. Read more »


Swindon Active Challenge I Pad Winner

The Active Swindon Challenge was a free competition for individuals, teams and families running from May to the end of August.The challenge was jointly organised and promoted by supporters Swindon Travel Choices and Sustrans as a way of encouraging people to get out their cars and enjoy Swindon on foot, on two wheels and by bus or train. Read more »


Public Donations Raise £1410.00 for Rome to GWH Challenge.

Thanks to everyone for the support shown for the Rome to GWH Cycle Challenge. A cheque was presented to Jennifer Green the fundraising manager of Brighter Futures at Great Western Hospital on 26th August 2014. This figure is what has been raised at fundraising events and public sponsorships over the last 12 months. With gift aid, the figure donated for the Osprey Day Therapy centre should be near £1700. Read more »


Competition winner collects Cat Eye prize

Congratulations go to prize winner Pauline Cockings from Devizes who was the lucky winner from our raffle prize courtesy of Mitchell Cycles in Swindon. She held the winning ticket drawn and collected the powerful next generation Cat Eye at Mitchell Cycles. The light has an RRP of £120.00. Read more »


Touring Tips For The Summer

If you enjoy cycling there is nothing better than a touring expedition.Here are some valuable tips from time spent on the road. I wish I had known some of these before I began touring.

The Back Wheel

Q) OK, so whats the fuss about the back wheel ? Read more »