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An Amazing Fun Day

What a fantastic first What's Right Fun Day we had today with more than 300 people celebrating What's Right and our Good Causes, Jessie May Trust, CCS Adoption, St Peters Hospice, Children Hospice South West, Penny Brohn, Young Enterprise and the Wild Place Project to name just a few. So many people to thank like Bradley Stoke radio who broadcast live and kept the event flowing, Pirate Pete from Piratewalks who brought tales of the Bristol Pirates in his own special way, the What's right Trusted Partners that we able to give their time to assist and to the master of event organising Julie Evans who did us proud and who not only took care of the logistics to ensure a smooth running day but also managed to arrange for the sun to shine!

We would also like to thank Chris and his team from Leap of Faith for getting everyone involved in the fun games and of course Kate and her team at the Wild Place Project who kindly gave us free acces to use their amazing attraction at Cribbs Causeway which is a must for everyone to explore. Get ready for a rerun next year with a twist

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Proud to Announce Our New Good Cause

On the back of a strategic introduction from Erica Williams (Chair of South Glos Council), we are proud to announce that What’s Right will be supporting a fantastic new Good Cause. So a massive thanks to Erica for her support on this project.

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Inspiring families to enjoy nature with a number of outdoor adventures from discovering wildlife from the UK and around the world with our seasonal themed trails, explore the woods and climbing in the undercover Fun Fort. Or simply enjoy a great range of hot food & drinks in our quaint guest village.

Visitors to Wild Place Project can meet amazing animals from across the world from the mischievous lemurs of Madagascar to the striking grey wolves of Europe.

Wild Place Project was opened by the Bristol Zoological Society with an emphasis on protecting threatened habitats on our doorsteps and around the globe.

Charity Registration No. 1104986

Website:
www.wildplace.org.uk/
Email:
info@wildplace.org.uk
Tel:
0117 980 7175

What's Right in Dragon Boat Race

Community networking group What’s Right were among the teams to take part in the annual Dragon Boat Festival on Sunday June 7th.

The group, which includes businesses from various industries, raises money for good causes by donating funds from work generated as a result of membership. Its crew of 17 came first, second and third in its three races and has already raised over £400.

What’s Right founding member John Tiley said: “It was a brilliant day and very well organised. We are looking forward to next year.”

The group, which has raised over £20,000 for good causes, also presented cheques of £500 each to CCS Adoption and the Southmead project on the day.

The annual Dragon Boat Festival is organised by the Rotary Club of Bristol Breakfast and held each June on Bristol Docks. It is the Club's major fundraising activity and this year’s main charity was the Stroke Association. Teams compete and raise sponsorship to raise money for charity. This year was the 14th this event and to date over half a million has been raised. Many of the teams are put together at places of work so that the day becomes a great team-building exercise.

For more information on the Rotary Club, visit click here

Great Summer Drinks Evening!

What’s Right supported good causes explained how our demonstration of ethical corporate social responsibility has made a difference.

Sarah Hennessey CCS Adoption, Angela Emms Rainbow Centre for Children, Mike Pierce MBE Southmead Project, Reverend Dan Tyndall St Mary Redcliffe, Julian Withers Jessie May Trust, Edd Smith St Peters Hospice and Stephen Melanophy of Business in the Community all shared their feelings about our support in practical terms and everyone present were left suitably impressed with this well organised event at the magnificent Bristol and Bath Science Park.

Whilst this was a team effort, special thanks must go to our trusted partners Judith Heale of Gregg Latchams and Rebecca Jenkins of Results with Marketing for managing the process. Mark Evans our Co Founding Partner said a few special words of appreciation to our Founder John Tiley and it is rumoured that John welled up with tears.

WhoArYa played the piano in the background and an excellent evening was had by one and all. View here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXzZViFF6PQ&list=UUZ-j3nVvECgkYHtn2N3NNqA

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Photographs were taken of the event by Raw Planet Photography.
You will be able to see them all at www.rawplanetphotography.co.uk

Donation Time!

The latest distribution of funds saw us donate over £5,000 to the following good causes:

  1. Young Enterprise – Creating a bright future for young entrepreneurs – What’s Right Trusted Partner host – Rebecca Jenkins
  2. CCS Adoption – Building a positive future for children - What’s Right Trusted Partner host – Richard Tidswell
  3. Southmead Project – Stopping the cycle of harm - What’s Right Trusted Partner host – Trevor Arnott
  4. Jessie May Trust – Children’s Hospice at home - What’s Right Trusted Partner host – Mark Evans
  5. St Peter’s Hospice – For patients, families and Bristo - What’s Right Trusted Partner host – John Tiley
  6. Rainbow Centre for children - a haven of peace for children and their families - What’s Right Trusted Partner host – Sarah McNally
  7. Wootton Bassett Town Football Club - A Charter Standard Community Club in Royal Wotton Bassett - What’s Right Trusted Partner host – Nigel Fowler

All our trusted partners are driven to donate as much as possible practically demonstrating social responsibility by doing What’s Right.

The journey in very much underway!

Running for Fun

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John Tiley from ITQ and Trevor Arnott of Choice Security runs the Bristol 10K. John was supporting St Peter's Hospice and Trevor was supporting the Southmead Project, two of our Good Causes and what great causes they are!

Run for the Future

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Mark Evans from Kbase Connect runs the 5K as the character 'Whoarya' for the great cause "Run for the Future" that support research into Prostate Cancer.

It is a sad fact that more than 40,000 UK men are diagnosed every year with prostate cancer and over 10,000 die.

But prostate cancer research receives only 25% of the funding spent on research into breast cancer in women. The PSA blood test is a the diagnostic test available to screen for prostate cancer but, sadly, only 8% of men currently receive this potentially life-saving test so it's particularly important that men around the age of 40 to 45, with a family history of prostate cancer,make that fact known to their GP and request a PSA test.

To help raise vital funds for research into prostate cancer and post-operative care, in 2004, the Rotary Club of Bristol offered the Bristol Urological Institute a fund-raising event. Working with the staff of the BUI, the first Run for the Future, a 5 km "family based" walk, jog or run, took place on Bristol Downs in September 2006.

Website:
www.runforthefuture.org/

"It is incredibly kind of you to support CCS Adoption..." Sarah Hennessey, Development Officer of CCS Adoption
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