Charity of the Year
Tewkesbury Running Club is proud to work each year supporting charities in the local area. Each year a charity is selected by the members to be our nominated charity. The Club runs events throughout the year to raise money for the selected cause, from Club social events to the Guy Fawkes 5 race held each November. At the end of each year the proceeds of our fundraising efforts are presented to our chosen Charity. In recent years we have supported CLAPA and Friends of Alderman Knight School.
Our Charity of the Year for 2021 is SCBU
This year it was decided that SCBU would remain our nominated charity for a second year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic our fundraising activities were limited in 2020, despite the cancellation of the Guy Fawkes 5, we did run a virtual event raising £500. However, our members felt it fair to support SCBU for a second year to allow us to give them as much support as possible
SCBU – Scoo B Doo is the dedicated charity for the Neonatal Unit at Gloucester Royal Hospital, the unit has 28 cots and provides care for any baby born either prematurely or at term, that needs extra help after birth.
The charity is totally run by volunteers, so any funds raised are totally used for the benefit of the babies or their families.
At the moment the charity is looking to fund a new scanner so the doctors are able to assess if the babies’ hearts and heads are okay or need some additional car. This scanner is approximately £60K so all the fund raising is put to good use. Our next project will be to replace our incubators, which are approximately £15K each and we need to replace 10!