Bevirs Law sponsors NSPCC Thames Row

THE NSPCC SWINDON ROWING TEAM  –  “COTSWOLDS TO CAPITAL”

24 – 26 AUGUST 2019 – Rowing 124 miles from Lechlade to Teddington

Bevirs are pleased to announce their sponsorship of this amazing challenge, helping raise money for the NSPCC.

Hugh Ellins, a Solicitor in our commercial team, is taking part in the challenge and will blog the trials and tribulations of training and competing in the challenge. Some 15 years ago Hugh Ellins was one of the original crew that decided to row the same trip for the same cause.  As this year is the 25th year of fund raising in Swindon for the NSPCC they decided they should do it again!

In 1992 the NSPCC recognised the need for a physical centre in Swindon to help local children and their families suffering the consequences of child abuse. At that time, although there had been an Inspector based in the town for over 100 years, there was no building in which to provide these services and NSPCC could not afford to establish such a unit without local funding.

In response some local businessmen and women formed a support group called “Swindon Business Cares for Children” which raised sufficient money in a year to purchase and equip a house which was officially opened as a Child Protection Centre by Princess Margaret in November 1993. 

Since then the Centre has continued to provide services to help children and their families to recover from the impact of abuse. The team works with children who have suffered from all types of abuse which includes physical, sexual and emotional abuse, neglect and those who have experienced domestic violence. 

The level of demand for the services of the Centre has grown dramatically over the years and over 800 children and adults were helped last year. Regrettably this trend continues and, due to the inevitable financial constraints, there is a waiting list of children in need of the services available at the Centre.

Swindon Business Cares for Children continues to raise money to support the running of the Centre and since its inception has raised over £850,000. In 2005 the group rowed from Lechlade to Teddington raising over £17,000 and this year’s row is designed to replicate that event with four of the original team plus four of the “next generation” of fundraisers. To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the opening of the Centre SBCC is committed to raising £25,000 to support the work undertaken there and this Thames Row is part of that fundraising effort.

We would encourage anyone to help support this challenge by donating via their fundraising webpage at:

https:// www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sbccthamesrow2019

Calne Bike Meet 27 July 2019

We are pleased to announce that we are once again supporting Calne Bike Meet following on from its success last year. Calne Bike Meet will take place on Saturday 27th July 2019.

Calne Bike Meet started life as Calne Motorcycle Meet and was the brain child of two local motorcycle enthusiasts and two Rotarians back in the year 2000.

The basic idea was to bring trade to the town and to “put Calne on the map”. The first year started small with just a few bike clubs and some private motorcyclists attending but that soon changed as word got around.

Just 4 years later in 2004 the event had grown with vintage, classic and veteran bikes coming in large numbers. Then there were the specialised clubs like Bath Classics, BSA, classic Japanese, BMW, Virago, Royal Enfield and many more, suffice to say, that every make and style of motorcycle comes to Calne in their thousands on the last Saturday of July every year and attracts many more thousands of spectators, filling the town centre for the whole day.

Now it has fulfilled its original aim and certainly put Calne on the map, as people come from all over the country, with some arriving from the continent. The main reason for this success is the fact that it is based in the town centre and is the only free event of its kind in the country, and the bikers are made to feel welcome.

This year, we wish, not only to sponsor, but once again participate in the days events. This will include volunteering as well as having a tombola to raise money which will offer some fantastic prizes .

This year we hope to raise some funds for Headway www.headway.org.uk. A Charity that we work closely with. The Bevirs Law Team will also be available for any questions you may have. 

For the further information, please take a look at the website https://www.calnebikemeet.com