Welcome to the Stonehenge and Pewsey Vale Local Committee of Cancer Research UK. From our name you can see that we cover a very wide sprawling rural area, from Pewsey out to the Collingbournes and Tidworth, on to Figheldean and Durrington, round to Larkhill and Shrewton taking in Stonehenge and on to Woodborough.
Our sole aim is to raise as much money as possible to fund research into finding cures for the various forms of Cancer.
45 Years And £250k Raised!
In 2016 we celebrated our 45th year of fundraising for Cancer Research UK.
Since we began in the late 1970’s, we’ve raised a massive £250,000
YES a quarter of a million pounds!
Thanks to all those who over the years have helped make this possible.
This site has information about our local work, the events we are planning for the forthcoming year and how to contact us.
Together, we really can stand up to Cancer!
Saturday 8th April – Jack The Ripper – As You Have Never Heard It Before!
Thank you to everyone who dared to join us for a fabulous evening uncovering information about the infamous Jack the Ripper murders.
Tony Strafford, a former Yeoman of the Guard at the Tower of London, displayed a vast knowledge of the subject and kept his audience captivated throughout.
We heard about the police errors, all the grizzly details of the murders and who were the possible suspects, a truly fascinating subject.
To top it all, we raised the sum of £676, so a huge thank you to everyone attending.
Coffee Morning – Saturday 6th May – Collingbourne Kingston
A Coffee Morning with several stalls was held at Collingbourne Kingston Village Hall. Further details to follow
Music Evening – Saturday 10th June – Enford
Come, listen and be thoroughly entertained by the fabulous Military Wives Choir, together with a Barber Shop Quartet.
A Ploughman’s supper will be provided.
Further details to follow
2017 Future Events
Curry Lunch – Sunday 15th October – Goa Balti, Everleigh
Doors open at 12 midday so be sure to put the date in your diaries, as tickets for this ever-popular event sell out quickly.
You won’t want to miss it.
Christmas Fair – Saturday 11th November – Bouverie Hall, Pewsey
A fantastic opportunity to solve your Christmas present problems while browsing around this wonderful variety of stalls.
Fund Raising Milestone Reached!
In 2016 we celebrated our 45th year of fundraising for Cancer Research UK, which is a fantastic feat.
Over the past 10 years we raised £70,700 but in total since we began in the late 1970’s, we have raised a massive £250,000 – yes, a quarter of a million pounds!
Thank you to everyone for your continued support.
Christmas Fair 2016
We finished last year’s programme of events on a high, with the Christmas Fair raising a fantastic sum of £2,775.
Thank you to everyone who came along, and particularly those who helped man the stalls, we couldn’t do it without you.
Curry Lunch 2016
Once again the ever popular Curry Lunch, held on the 9th October 2016, was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who came along and joined in the fun, it was great to see so many familiar faces and some new ones as well. Through your generosity we raised £766, which is a fantastic sum just for eating curry, meeting up with friends and enjoying ourselves.
You can be assured that every penny of the £766 will go direct to Cancer Research UK to help fund the pioneering research that will find cures for all forms of this disease.
There are many people, the unsung heroes, who we would like to thank – Manningford Croft Estate Agents who have sponsored the Christmas Fair for the past three years; the local magazine editors who find space for our adverts and articles; Colin Stevens who designed our website and has kept it updated; Peter Bell for providing all the plants for our Plant Sale over the past three years; and of course all of our ‘Supporters’ who turn up at the events and give their time freely to man the stalls, serve in the kitchen and clear up at the end. So a huge thank you to all of these people – together we really can beat Cancer.