Fundraising for SCBU
(Special Care Baby Unit - St. Michaels Hospital, Bristol)
Since 2006 Avery's Grand Charity Ball ‘In Memory of Jack Colin Tucker’ fundraising for the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at St. Michaels Hospital, Bristol has taken place biannually and we are so proud to report that our event has so far raised over £200,000. We have purchased vital equipment including; incubators, a monitoring response unit, babytherm units, a blood gas analyser & vital signs baby monitors.
Sarah says; "The generosity and support from so many people is unbelievable, and it is truly remarkable how my close friend Jane (Jacks mother) finds her inner strength to throw herself into the event which is such an emotional roller coaster, I know Jack would be so proud. It is a fantastic feeling to raise any amount of money for a charity, knowing you have made a difference, but the ‘icing on the cake’ for us, is to see the delivery of the equipment we have purchased for SCBU, meeting the dedicated staff, and witnessing all the babies and parents that could receive a life changing experience through our fundraising... it really doesn't get better than that. We are sure, we can speak for everyone involved that we all feel exactly the same that it is so much better to give than to receive".
Mark Regan MBE & ex England rugby player says; "It is with great pleasure that I became Patron of Avery Estate Agents Charity Fundraising in memory of Jack for SCBU. I am proud to be associated with a successful team of people, who with tremendous effort, time, thought and dedication, have to date managed to raise £200,000 making the purchase of vital lifesaving equipment for Neonatal Care possible, which without doubt will have helped save many babies lives.”
Avery Grand Charity Ball 2017
Raising an amazing £17,505.50
Thank you so much to everyone who kindly donated fantastic gifts for our Main & Silent Auction and Grand Draw and to all the generous guests that joined us for the evening.
This year we raised a fantastic £17,505.50 enabling us to buy TWO Dräger Ventilators for the Special Care Baby Unit at St. Michaels Hospital.
Special thanks goes to our M.C. for the evening British Sports Presenter Mr Jim Rosenthal who threw himself wholeheartedly into the evening, together with assisting our friend and colleague Mr Mike Ripley of Stephen & Co who did a fabulous job conducting our Auction. Thanks also to the Nailsea & Backwell Rotary Men who kindly managed our Casino and not forgetting our fabulous live band ‘Kick the Cat’ who filled the dance floor.
It really was ‘A Night to Remember’
Avery Grand Charity Ball 2015
Over 300 guests attended the Avery Estate Agents Grand Charity Ball ‘In Memory of Jack Colin Tucker’ held at Batch Country House in Lympsham, where fundraising for the Special Care Baby Unit at St Michaels Hospital in Bristol took place.
Organisers Sarah Tyson (Director of Avery) and Jane Tucker (Jacks Mum) were delighted to welcome ex England Cricketer Matthew Hoggard MBE as the events M.C. There was plenty on offer including a Silent Auction, Casino, Horse Racing, Grand Draw, Tombola, a fun Photo Booth and live entertainment from the brilliant 9 piece band; Kick the Cat.
We are proud to say the event was a HUGE success raising an incredible £26,000, our best year yet, which will be used to buy 2 Dräger Isolette® 8000 thermoregulation units for SCBU.
A huge thank you to everyone who kindly supported the event and donated to us, and special mention to our friends on the committee, and to Tim Webb from Infinity Photography for all the brilliant photo's of such an unforgettable night.