Posts for Charity Fundraiser

Tired of sitting down? Do a memory walk for Alzheimer’s Society

Walking has taken a back seat for many people through lockdown, with the average UK adult reaching just 2,700 steps a day – a quarter of the recommended amount., if you go by ‘step count’.   A survey by Alzheimer’s Society shows that in the South West, the average daily […]

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Kim and Allan raise £3,650 for charity

When Kim Gouldson set out to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and for Bude branch of Animal Free Research, she never dreamed the final total would amount to £3,650, to be divided equally among the two charities. Brilliant work from unstoppable Kim, and wonderful husband Allan, plus […]

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Flying start to save the Storm Tower

I always call it Compass Point, mind you . Good news. Bude & Stratton Town Council say:   We have just hit our 50% target on the crowd funder!  and raised over £100,000 across the whole project. This is an incredible achievement  – thank you to everyone who has donated […]

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Heritage Crowdfunder for Bude Storm Tower close to 50% of target

The aim: to save the Storm Tower at Compass Point from falling into the sea due to coastal erosion. The Storm Tower is in serious danger due to ongoing coastal erosion of the Compass Point cliffs below; if left untouched, the elements will claim the tower and this local landmark […]

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Jay’s AIM install another defibrillator in Bude

Dan from Jay’s AIM was pleased to be able to install another defibrillator this morning at Life’s A Beach, Bude overlooking Summerleaze beach. Life’s A Beach has a prominent position with clear views across the beach and is an ideal location for this latest defibrillator adding to the good network […]

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Save our Storm Tower hits over 40% target

An historical icon of Bude, the Storm Tower sits on overwatch proudly above Bude Bay. Originally designed by architect, George Wightwick, in 1835 for Sir Thomas Acland, as a refuge for the coastguard and for ornamental purposes. This iconic octagonal tower was modelled by Wightwick on the ‘Temple of the […]

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Happy Birthday, Allan Gouldson – and what a day …

You have probably by now all heard of Kim’s Lockdown Kilometres. This is an attempt by the extraordinarily lovely – and busy – Kim Gouldson – to walk during lockdown (the target is now 500km, to raise £3,000 for two charities by 1st March). She’s been doing amazingly. Alongside the […]

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Social action fund open for grant applications

A Social Action Fund established at the end of last year will be soon be accepting grant applications. The Fund was set up to help organisations addressing the indirect impacts of the Coronavirus in the wider Bude area. The Bude-Stratton Social Action fund was established by Bude Coastal Community Team […]

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Emergency appeal to restore wildlife area after arson attack

The recent arson attack at Rosenannon Nature Reserve between Wadebridge and St Columb destroyed more than 25% of the reserve, over 20 hectares,  according to Cornwall Wildlife Trust, which has set up an emergency appeal. They say: Over 20 hectares, which was rich in wildlife and a globally important habitat, […]

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Save our Storm Tower

The campaign to save Bude’s Storm Tower, Compass Point, has so far attracted 16% of funding on its Crowdfunder site. This morning, the amount pledged stood at £8,376. The Storm Tower is in serious danger due to ongoing coastal erosion of the Compass Point cliffs below, if left untouched the […]

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Children taking up fundraising mantle – this time for RNLI

The RNLI is a huge part of their lives as their dad, Mike Tame, is a Bude lifeboat volunteer crew member and celebrated 20 years of service on the Bude Lifeboat crew last year. Isla and Sennen will run, walk or cycle the distance between all the Cornish Lifeboat Stations […]

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Jake to ride 100 miles for Talan’s Trust

Attaboy! Jake is 7 years old and has decided to try cycling 100 miles to raise money for Talan’s Trust.  Talan Penny sadly died in May 2017 from Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), a type of soft tissue sarcoma that grows in active muscles of the body. Talan was 19. Talan’s Trust exists […]

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Save Our Storm Tower – a plea from the town Council

From Bude & Stratton Council: The Storm Tower at Compass Point, Bude is in serious danger due to ongoing coastal erosion of the Compass Point cliffs below. If no action is taken the Tower will be claimed by the elements and this iconic landmark will be lost for good.   […]

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Relaunch of Bude Hygiene Bank

From Bude Hygiene Bank: We have officially re-launched Bude Hygiene Bank. Hygiene Poverty is a real issue and with the help of the Bude community we can #GiveLocalHelpLocal Currently our main drop off point is in the Bude Boots store – find the box to drop off donations by the […]

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Help for families whose homes were devastated by gas explosion

The house of Josie and Alan Cornish, which was recently destroyed in a gas explosion, is to be rebuilt with the help of local tradespeople and Bovis Homes. THe community has really rallied round to help the couple, whose home was uninsured. In their 70s, the couple are currently living […]

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