This year our memory tree raised a total of £508.52 which has been donated to the Somerset branch of Mind.
Well we did it.
38 miles from Yeovil to Taunton Hospice. A very enjoyable day despite the numerous hills. Everyone was so helpful and welcoming. Thank you to our cycling buddies Teresa Coombes and Martin Lloyd.
Claire, Anne Taylor and Mary Gale represented the Inner Wheel Club of Chard at the Party in the Park, they were promoting their club as well as selling jewellery and accessories made out of recycled magazines and can ring pulls for the charity Purple Community Fund.
Although wet and windy a great time was had.
Barry has joined the voluntary group which is trying to get a number of defibrillator's installed around Chard to enable the community access to life saving equipment in an emergency.
Both Barry and Claire hope to cycle the 38 miles from Yeovil Hospice to Taunton Hospice on Sunday 6th August.
They have been out on 1 practice cycle so far and hope to raise funds for the great cause that is St. Margaret's Hospice.
Although Barry handed over the Presidential responsibilities of Chard Rotary Club to Robin Williams, Claire decided to stay on for one more year as President of the Inner Wheel Club of Chard.
Inner Wheel District 20 have volunteered at the School in a Bag tea tent for 2 years now. Pictured is Claire with other local Inner Wheel members during their shift this year.
Quad Kids in a annual sporting event for local Primary Schools held by Rotary at Holyrood Academy. Both Barry and Claire enjoy helping out with the howler throwing.
Completing her second ever marathon is Claire with running buddy Helen Baxter. After very little training Claire managed to get round in a very respectable time!
Claire, daughter Hannah and Barry's cousins, Teresa and Sarah completed the 13km walk in memory of Jess. Each km was marked with a photograph of Jess at that age.
Claire turned 50 this year and decided to celebrate with her friends and family with a charity party. Her chosen charities are Fiveways School, Yeovil and Diabetes charities.
In total the night raised over £500.
Claire completed her first ever Grizzly which was a gruelling 20 miles along the coast and cliffs from Seaton to Branscombe and back again.
Pictured is Claire crossing the finish line with running buddy Helen Baxter and a fellow competitor.
Barry and Claire were invited as Presidents of Chard Rotary Club and The Inner Wheel Club of Chard respectively, to cut the ceremonial ribbon at the relaunch of Cricket St Thomas' newly refurbished Leisure Club.
The people of Chard, Ilminster and the surrounding area were invited to place a star in memory of a loved one upon the tree. Those wishing to could also make a donation to St. Margaret’s Somerset Hospice.
The sum raised was £346.28 with B. Gibbs Funeral Services also pledging £200.00 to make a Grand total of £546.28.
Barry and all at B. Gibbs Funeral services would like to take this opportunity to thank all those people who placed a star on the tree and to all those who made such generous donations.
Pictured are Teresa Coombes, Head of Inpatient Services
Barry & Claire Gibbs
Sharon Pavey Community Fundraiser
As part of International Inner Wheel Day Claire and the Chard Inner Wheel ladies collected an array of food items to donate to the Lord's Larder.
A memory tree once again has been errected in our office, members of the public are invited to place a personal remembrance star on the tree to fondly think of lost loved ones.
This Years collection is in aid of St. Margaret's Somerset Hospice.
St. Margaret’s Hospice has been at the heart of Somerset’s community
for over 35 years, delivering high quality, responsive and compassionate care to patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness.
Through their medical expertise, nursing skill and specialist support services, they provide physical, emotional and spiritual care to
their patients, their families, carers and friends.
The Hospice is dedicated to making each day count for all their patients and their families.
So please visit the office to place a star on the tree to remember the loved ones that are no longer with us, and if you can, please make a donation,
however small it may be.
pictured with Barry & Claire Gibbs is Miss. Teresa Coombes
Head of Inpatient Services of St. Margaret's Hospice.
Barry and Claire both became presidents of Chard Rotary Club and Chard Inner Wheel Club this year. Here you can see them with the presidents of Crewkerne Rotary and Inner Wheel and Crewkerne District Rotary Club.
Barry seen here handing over a cheque, to Caroline Dowell local fundraiser for The Children's Hospice South West.
This Years Remembrance Tree is in aid of Childrens Hospice South West
After intense training Claire completed the London Marathon in 4 hours 50 mins and raised over £2,500 for the childrens disability charity Whizz-Kidz. We would like to thank everyone who helped with her training and donated money to the worthwhile cause.
Barry completed the Mayor’s Christmas Santa run whilst Claire and their daughter Hannah helped marshal to ensure the race was safe as well as fun.
During December we offered the public a chance to put a star on our tree in memory of a loved one and make a donation to the chosen charity if so wished. The final total after we matched the donations came to £900 which all went to The Teenage Cancer Trust, a charity very close to us as a family.
B. Gibbs Funeral Services Ltd. is a family business covering the local community of Chard and the surrounding area. We are proud to be an independent family run firm. Being born and raised in Chard, Barry understands the local area and the needs of the local communities within.