Patrons for PAC
Action on Cancer is celebrating two new patrons,
Nick Jones and Professor Jane Plant.
owns country club, Babington House and Soho
House in London. Tricia Greenwood and Jill
Miller from PAC met with Nick at Babington
on Thursday 13th of June to discuss how best
he could support the charity. Both Tricia
and Jill were heartened by his enthusiasm
and were delighted to show him around their
and Jill said, We were thrilled to meet
Nick and to know that hes 100% behind
us. With his hectic schedule, we think its
most generous of him to accept the role and
we look forward to working together.
said when agreeing to become a patron. Thank
you for your kind invitation to become a Patron
of Positive Action on Cancer. I am delighted
to accept and look forward to a long and fruitful
was impressed at how the dedication and hard
work of a small team have produced a service
of significance for the local community. He
was especially appreciative of the service since
his own mother sadly died of cancer recently.
Nick has pledged his support to PAC and has
promised to do all he can to raise the profile
of the charity and to help generate much needed
funding so that it will continue to be a vital
resource, available to all who need it.
and Jill will be meeting with Professor Jane
Plant sometime later this month. Jane has also
agreed to become a patron of PAC. Jane is an
eminent scientist who herself has had breast
cancer. Jane works for the British Geological
Survey and is the author of two best selling
books about breast cancer - Your Life
in Your Hands Understanding and Overcoming
Breast Cancer and The Plant Programme
for Health' walk from Bath to London
will take place in October starting on Thursday
3rd, and arriving in London on Sunday 13th.
walk is to raise funds for the Little Gift Theatre
Company - to allow it to continue to offer subsidised
performances of the play 'Time Bomb' to Hospices,
Hospitals, Teaching hospitals, schools and colleges
throughout the U.K; funds raised will also sponsor
the making of a video of the play, - and for
Positive Action on cancer for which funds are
needed to ensure the service can continue to
offer free counselling for carers, family, friends
as well as the cancer patients themselves.
a prelude to the walk, Jon Haines, a partner
with McAllister's Estate agent in Frome, is
organising a convoy of 'Classic' cars to drive
from Frome to London passing through each town
that Gwyn and Jill will walk. The lead car will
be decorated with 'Hike for Health' logos and
the logos of the event sponsors. The cars will
set off from Babington House country club -
owned by one of PAC's patrons, Nick Jones -
after a photoshoot . The cars will drive to
Soho House in London - also owned by Nick Jones
- where they will be met for another photo-shoot
and refreshments before the journey home.
convoy will leave Babington at around 8.30 and
will return to Frome early that evening.
classic cars will be in Frome town centre sometime
before the walk to generate interest and collect
donations - look out for publicity over the
next few weeks.
Vowell, daughter Tracey and Tracey's daughter
Polly Gattiker (left)
added a new dimension to the sponsored swim organised
by Positive Action on Cancer at Frome Leisure
Centre on Saturday. The three generations invited
sponsors to guess how many lengths they would
swim in total.
actual lengths completed were 416, with Polly
swimming a mile (64 lengths).
bottle of wine was won by Sally Merry whose nearest
guess was 415. The second prize winner was Amy
Bentley with 412.
year old Annie Aldam swam her first mile, having
swum no more than two lengths before Saturday.
Sophie Ellwood, 12, swam 100 lengths, Holly Coleman,
12, swam 82 lengths. Annie is a Year 6 pupil at
Oaklield . Sophie and Holly are Year 8 Pupil at
anonymous donation of �5,000 has recently boosted
the funds of Positive Action on Cancer. Tricia
Greenwood and Jill Miller would like to take this
opportunity to thank the nameless benefactor.
The donation along with a grant from Mendip Primary
Care Trust will help to protract the work of this
valuable cancer counselling service.
directors and the trustees of Positive Action
on Cancer would also like to thank volunteers
and sponsors for their support and hard work in
helping to organise our last two fundraising events.
Jumble sale, held on November 10th at St Johns
Hall raised �200. Money is still being collected
from the October sponsored swim, so as yet we
cannot announce a final sum.
community involvement in these two events is as
important as the money raised. It�s a great comfort
to know that Positive Action on Cancer has the
support and kindness of the local community at
the heart of its service. Thank you Frome.
Nov Press release
Bomb at the RUH
audience of around fifty, mostly health professionals,
gathered in one of the auditoriums of the Royal
United Hospital in Bath for the last performance
of �Time Bomb� this year. The play and the after
show discussion time was a great success.
Maggie Crow said after the performance, "I knew
it was going to be good, but I didn�t expect it
to be as brilliant as it was"
Bomb� is a work in progress and the company are
working on two more ideas and a song to include
for performances next year. Bookings are already
being made for next year.
two performers in �Time Bomb� Gwyn and Harwood
and Jill Miller are busy preparing their next
fund raising event. They plan to walk from Bath
to London next year, using the Kennet and Avon
Canal route, (please check spelling Neil) with
a few well known people meeting up with them at
strategic points along the way. (More information
about them will be divulged later) The journey
will take the duo between 8 and 10 days.
you want to pledge support or sponsorship you
can contact Gwyn and Jill through this website
or email them at: email@example.com