Category Archives: Radiotherapy Appeal
A £175,000 pledge from Swindon and Wiltshire Rotary clubs recently took the Brighter Futures appeal to raise cash to buy equipment for a new radiotherapy unit at Great Western Hospital, to it’s £2.9m target.
This is fantastic news, and Devizes Rotary can be proud that we did our bit to help reach the target by helping to organise the Singing for Life Concert last year which raised over £3,000 – click HERE for details.
Earlier this year Devizes Rotary helped Gianni Campanella, of Dolicpani Bakery and Coffee Shop in Devizes, to raise just over £3,000 for the Brighter Futures Radiotherapy Appeal through the Singing for Life Concert – click HERE for details.
At the end of July the appeal had hit £1.7million, which means that with less than 12 months to go the Appeal still needs to raise a further £1.2 million to turn this dream into a reality.
To that end I’d like encourage you all to buy tickets to the ‘Bard Heads’ event which will take place in Ramsbury at7:30pm on Saturday 23rd September 2017.
Jules Hobbs, who lives in Rowde, will be performing her own show to say thank you for her Dad’s life, and all profits raised will go to the Radiotherapy Appeal.
For Tickets click HERE
Thanks for your support
Below are a few photos and videos taken at the Singing for Life Concert held at Dolcipani Italian Bakery and Coffee Shop in Devizes on 30th March 2017. Those that attended were treated to a fantastic evening of Italian music from the 1950s and 60s played and sung by Gianni, owner of Dolcipani, and his uncle Enzo. Unfortunately many people were unable to attend the event due to the limited number of places available, so I hope these ‘photos and videos will provide some consolation to them!
The Appeal currently stands at just under our target of £3,000, so if you’d like to help us meet or even exceed that Pease click on the on the following Brighter Futures image and follow the instructions.
Thanks & best wishes
The winning lottery tickets have been drawn, Gianni Campanella (owner of Dolcipani where the concert will take place) and Vincenzo Bua have been practising their routine, and the delicious home-cooked buffet food has been prepared, so all is now set for tonight’s very special Singing for Life Concert which Devizes Rotary Club helped to organise.
Singing baker raises £2,500 for radiotherapy unit before concert even begins
1 day ago / Joanne Moore
SINGING baker Giovanni Campanella, who was diagnosed with cancer nearly two years ago, has raised more than £2,500 for charity before a concert tomorrow evening (March 30) even begins.
Mr Campanella, who runs Dolcipani Italian bakery and coffee shop in Devizes and was diagnosed with lung cancer nearly two years ago, has joined forces with Devizes Rotary Club to collect money for the Brighter Futures Appeal at Great Western Hospital, Swindon.
Mr Campanella and Vincenzo Bua will perform from 7.30pm to 9pm at the coffee shop in Old Swan Yard in a concert called Singing For Life to raise money for a new radiotherapy centre in Swindon.
The tickets were sold through a draw with people pledging cash for the charity. Mr Campanella said: “We are delighted to have raised so much already but people can of course continue to donate via http://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/DevizesRotary1
“I was diagnosed with stage three lung cancer in April 2015, and without the care and support of the Great Western Hospital I wouldn’t be here today.
“It’s my small way of thanking them for everything they’ve done for me and everyone like me. I’ve been playing guitar for fifty years, so I’m excited about the concert.”
Devizes Rotary Club president Cliff Evans said: “It’s a privilege for the Rotary Club of Devizes to have been invited by Giovanni to help organise the event, and thereby raise much needed money for the GWH Radiotherapy Appeal, which currently stands at £1.4m of a £2.9m target.”
Imagine being given news that will change not only your life but the lives of the people you love.
Imagine being given news which means you’ll need to spend countless hours travelling to and from hospital to receive treatment in the hope it will save your life.
Every month, almost 300 people are given a diagnosis of cancer at Great Western Hospital, and have to make the journey to Oxford, Bath or Cheltenham to receive their radiotherapy treatment.
The Rotary Club of Devizes are therefore partnering with Dolcipani Italian Bakery and Coffee Shop in Devizes to help change that by raising cash to help buy equipment for the new Radiotherapy Unit in Swindon.
For details of how you can make a donation or buy raffle tickets for the Singing For Life fund-raising concert to be held on Thursday 30th March at Dolcipani in Devizes, go to https://rotaryclubofdevizes.wordpress.com/donat/. Please buy your tickets this week as we’ll be holding the draw this coming Saturday to see who will be the lucky ones attending the concert.
This is your chance to support the biggest improvement in cancer care in Swindon in a generation. Thank you for your support.
The following has been taken from a story today by Joanne Moore in the Gazette and Herald:
ORGANISERS of a charity music evening fear their fundraising efforts might be in vain after hackers ruined a website page set up by Devizes Rotary to sell tickets for the event.
Devizes Rotary president Cliff Evans was shocked when the page allowing people to make donations and win tickets for the evening at Dolcipani Italian Bakery and Coffee Shop in Devizes to raise money for the Brighter Futures Appeal at Great Western Hospital, Swindon, on March 30 was defaced. He said: “Until yesterday all had been going well, but then disaster struck when the above website page was one of around 1.5m pages hacked.”
A new web page has been created by leaving the ‘e’ off the word donate. People should now go to www.rotaryclubofdevizes.wordpress.com/donat to make donations and buy tickets for the event.
The evening called ‘Singing For Life’ will feature cafe owner Giovanni Campanella who was diagnosed with cancer nearly two years ago and has been helped by specialists at Great Western Hospital. He said: “I was diagnosed with stage three lung cancer in April 2015, and without the care and support of the Great Western Hospital I wouldn’t be here today. It’s my small way of thanking them for everything they’ve done for me and everyone like me. I’ve been playing guitar for fifty years, so I’m excited about the concert and want to offer our guests the chance to immerse themselves in an authentic Sicilian night in the warm atmosphere of our Mediterranean coffee shop.”