Royal Wootton Bassett Rocks raises hundreds for Prospect Hospice

Royal Wootton Bassett Rocks raises hundreds for Prospect Hospice.

Last month an event organised by Royal Wootton Bassett-based Prospect Hospice supporters Ceri Tranter and Rachel Mason raised over £600 towards our care. The two mums galvanised the support of the people from the town to raise funds through the pebble-painting craze that has swept the nation this year . The R.W.B Rocks event at the Cross Keys saw the pub taken over for the bank holiday weekend, and it brought together the whole community to raise funds for a cause that’s close to the organisers’ hearts, and to those of many of the people living in the town. 

Ceri’s daughter Morgan and Rachel’s daughter Ava helped boost the amount raised on the day by organising and selling tickets for a raffle which contributed significantly to the total raised by the event. 

When Ceri and Rachel visited the hospice later in the month they told us that planning the event wasn’t just fantastic in raising money for such a worthwhile cause but it also brought together the community of Royal Wootton Bassett and allowed people to get to know each other and make friendships they may not have done. Rachel and Ceri also noted that it certainly has allowed them to create a very special friendship that will last a lifetime. 

They were keen to thank many of the people who contributed to making the event such a success. This included The Cross Keys Inn – RWB – Hayley and the team at The Cross Keys, who allowed the event to pretty much take over the pub all weekend and couldn’t have been any more accommodating and helpful; Ella McCelland at Sweet Cheeks Cakes and Bakes for her fabulous supply of freshly made cakes to sell on the day; Swindon Children’s Scrap Store, and in particular Olivia from the store, who had been very helpful in providing some rock painting equipment; and finally the Swindon Advertiser for attending on the day and covering the story, and publicising it before it happened. 

Community fundraiser Hollie Ricketts said: “Thank you to everyone who supported this fantastic event in aid of Prospect Hospice. It was wonderful to hear how well supported the event was by the local community with donations of goods, time and resource. Thank you to everyone who attended on the day and got stuck in with some creative rock painting which helped to raise a fantastic amount for the Hospice. Finally thank you to Ceri, Rachel, Morgan and Ava from their time and dedication in creating such a brilliant event in Royal Wootton Bassett – it’s always lovely to hear that a fundraising event has helped to create lifelong friendships.