Every year the club adopts a local charity and raises money  towards it, using some race entry profits, contributions to refreshments and fundraising.

For 2019 the Charity is Phase Thornbury. We start by collecting your donations for refreshments at the Riverbank Rollick Race  on 13th January.

are “building a community of support for Thornbury teens and their families.  PHASE is about looking after the well-being and mental health of our young people and empowering them to reach their potential.”

See their Facebook page, or web site which is under development.

For 2018 the Charity was Brain Tumour Support, registered Charity Number: 1163856 (formerly Hammer Out), based in Thornbury High St and we raised £1266 for them.

“Brain Tumour Support is dedicated to providing support for patients, families and carers so that no-one feels alone facing the effects of a brain tumour diagnosis.

We provide individualised and specialist information, guidance and emotional support, at any point from diagnosis and for as long as it is needed.​”

In 2017 we  raised £1,199,70 for Great Western Air Ambulance, charity number: 1121300. (Click for more information.)  In addition to the usual funds raising activites, Jo Emerson cycled from London to Edinburgh and back, almost non stop!

“Founded in 2008, we are a charity funded Air Ambulance service who are ready to save the lives of local people in our community. 

We provide life saving emergency care to people who cannot be reached by road, or are in a state so critical that they require the specialist skills of our team at the scene of the accident. 

Though we are part of the regional 999 response service and work closely with NHS hospitals, we are a charity entirely funded by local people just like you.”

In 2016 we were very pleased to donate £1109.63 to Meningitis Research Foundation.


The charity for 2015 was:  CP Sport 

Cerebral Palsy (CP) Sport is the country’s leading national disability sports organisation supporting people with cerebral palsy reach their sporting potential. Our vision is that everyone with physical disabilities is able to access a sport of their choice. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for people with physical impairments through the provision of appropriate sport and recreational activities.

This charity is close to Craig’s heart (ex Chairman, pictured on left) and in 2018 he is to be awarded an MBE for his many years work getting a new paralympic category started.


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