Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Who Ate All The Pies

With a Pie & Pea Dinner and a Halloween bake sale, we have certainly given up counting the calories here at Churchill!

Amanda and her amazing team of bakers put on a spooky spread and managed to raise an amazing £172.53

Last week we also had one of Lorna's famours Pie & Pea lunches! At £2 a pop there was smiles all round!

With thanks to Lorna and the team in the canteen, we raised £212.50 pushing our total to £41,975.74

Thank you to everyone for their continued support and generosity. 

Friday, 18 October 2013

Further donations for our Dougie Mac challenge..

Paul Tighe, an Alchemy Kiln Operative, is seen below giving  his manager, Graham Robinson, a £50 donation towards our Dougie Mac challenge.

We are all not only grateful to Paul for the donation, but proud of him as well. He has managed to save this money since he has recently given up smoking! 

A great effort, well done Paul!!

And thanks again to all of you for your continued support.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013


In Churchill tradition, bring a £1 to work today had a few added twists. With cake sales and quizzes – Friday 11th October was no ordinary day in the office! 

Cakes were very generously donated by Alastair Machin’s Mum, and went down a treat in the office. As always, all donations to our Dougie Mac fund. 

The same goes for our picture quiz. Special thanks to Kristina Henderson and Heather Taylor for taking the time to arrange this – and congratulations to the winners....TOP BANANA!

 So although the day was a little bit bananas, and people were acting a little like clowns...

 It was a great success and we managed to beat our £40,000 target!

 Our total now stands at £40.007.24
Many thanks to all involved and for everybody’s generosity, we couldn't have done it without you!!!!

With lots more to look forward to and more fundraising events lined up in the coming months, lets keep up the good work and keep doing it for Dougie!

Monday, 30 September 2013

Lots to look forward to at Churchill HQ....

So there is a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks here at Churchill HQ. This weekend is Churchill’s trip to Blackpool and next week is the annual Bring a £1 to work day. Following Churchill’s tradition, this will be a fancy dress day which was an amazing success last year, with all of the team getting involved!!

We will also be holding a Halloween cake sale on 31st October, be sure to get there early as this event is always a sell out with Amanda and her team working hard to get their perfect bakes (with no soggy bottoms!)
If anyone would like to volunteer please contact Amanda Goodwin.

The Churchill Fishing Competition was won by Phil Holmes, thank you to John Price who organised it. This event was such a hit that we are looking into making this an annual event.

A big thank you should also go to our planning department. Over the past months they have been running the bonus ball and have raised £640 towards our Dougie challenge. Thank you to everybody has taken part in this! This event will hopefully be making a return around Christmas time so please continue to support our Dougie Mac challenge and our helpful volunteers -

Our total now stands at £38491.63, only £1508.37 to go!
Thank you again for your continued support.

Monday, 16 September 2013


So Friday 13th saw Dougie Mac attempting to break the world record for the number of people dressed as Sunflowers. As always, Churchill were  involved by putting a different spin on dress down Friday ...WEARING IT YELLOW FOR DOUGIE!

Donations were collected and we have made another £48 going towards our £40,000 challenge!

This weekend Churchill also held their very own carboot sale here at head office. Thank you everyone who supported & helped at the car boot sale on Sunday especially, for  braving the awful weather conditions. 

Unfortunately we had to give up after a very blustery morning but it wasn't a complete wash out!

With £150 going towards our target, this was a great effort by all! A special thank you to our cups shop girls - Andrea Salt & Linda Taylor, along with Frank Brownsill & Stan Hollingshead

Thanks again for you continued support.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Churchills sizzling success - BBQ sales boost our total to £36,146.33

Well we may not have been blogging for a while but we have certainly been busy at Churchill HQ, continuing to raise money for our Churchill Charity Challenge. With all proceeds going to the Dougie Mac, the support we have been given continues to amaze us all and we cannot thank you enough for your efforts. 

Last week also saw another successful ware sale in the factory where employees here at Churchill made donations and managed to raise £288.92. 

This in addition to last weeks summer BBQ which was a sizzling success - With the sun shining over Churchill, our hotdogs and burgers went down a treat and were enjoyed by all! Evans & Sons butchers & Lorna in the canteen very generously donated all of the food for this event and we managed to raise £200!!

Back by popular demand, we also had the toast service last week! The accounts team very kindly volunteered to run the Toast Service again, with a special treat on the friday of cheesey oatcakes - thank you to Elizabeth and her band of helpers for organising this and helping to raise an amazing £82.54 

We have several events coming up - volunteers & participants are as always needed.

On Sunday 15th September between 8.00am - 1.00pm we will be holding a car boot sale on site. It will be £5 per car with the full amount being donated to Dougie Mac, this could be the opportunity you need to clear out the loft or shed & make some money for yourselves, or just come along and see if you can grab yourself a bargain!

Other upcoming events include our Churchill trip to Blackpool. This has been a huge success and tickets to this have now SOLD OUT!!! Special thanks must go to Jeannie who has arranged this trip!

Ross Jones will be running the Bristol Half Marathon on 15th September, he has already got £190 sponsorship and has promised that if we can get him up to £200 he will do a 2nd half marathon. Je only needs a further £10 so if you wish to see Ross go through the agony of 2 half marathons then please lets get him up to at least  £200 and visit his just giving page -

We will have a stall selling mugs at Stone Food & Drink Festival 4-6th October if anyone would like to help please do get in touch!

Friday 11th October is bring a £1 to work day as per last year we will be planning fancy dress, themes are to be announced shortly so watch this space!

Our total now stands at an amazing £36,146.33 , only another £3853.67 to go!!!

Keep your eyes peeled for further announcements of upcoming events!

For any further donations please visit

Thank you again for your continued support and generosity!

Friday, 26 July 2013

Mug Sales Boost Dougie Mug Total to over £33,563

Sales of the specially designed mugs have helped to boost the fundraising total by £520 this week to an impressive £33,563.27 - pretty amazing effort by all so far!

The sales continue to come in from all over the city and we still have mugs available. So if you know anyone who may like one or would be able to sell them on our behalf please do get in touch. 

The mugs cost just £5 each, are made in Churchill's factory and feature the heartwarming slogan 'Life sets no paths ..... just follow your heart' and show the runners who helped contribute to the mammoth Charity Challenge relay from Stoke to London.