Bridgnorth Santa Dash 2012


On Sunday the 02/12/12 we held the Bridgnorth Santa Dash.

The Santa Dash was a great success and everyone had a good time. The High Street was very busy with the Christmas Market on and everyone involved in the Santa Dash gave the people of Bridgnorth quite a sight with close on 100 Santa's running the streets.
The weather was perfect for such a thing. Innitial signs show that somewhere in the region of £700 was raised for the Shropshire Smile Maternity Charity and a big thank  you to everyone involved who helped raising this much for the charity.
We are certainly planning on making this an annual event.
Well done to Jon Rogers from the BridgnorthTriathlon Club who was first back across the line.

All the pictures from the event for free download on the Flickr link on the home page.

Back To Basics Day At Ludlow College


On the 28/11/2012, 1st and 2nd year students at Ludlow College held a Victorian style 'Back To Basics' day to raise funds for the Shropshire Smile Charity.

The 1st and 2nd year students involved who are studying for a Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education, were forced to hand over all mobile phones, Ipads etc, over to the teachers at the start of the day before classes started.

Lessons on the day included - Spelling, Times Tables, Elocution, Poetry Reading, Posture and Sewing. Students were all dressed up for the day such as Hollie Davies in a fetching one piece outfit. Tests were also carried out during the day and anyone coming up short with the results such as Sophie Baker, were forced to wear the 'Dunces Hat'. However as Emily Gould found out, Insubordination was greeted with a much more sever penalty.

Teachers for the day were 'Head Of Department' Mary-Ann Preece, 'Course Tutor' Sue Mundy and acting 'Head Mistress' Carol Booth who was also handing out lines for substandard work.

Lunch for the day was provided by the catering students at Ludlow College and consisted of Chicken Gruel.

Everyone had a great day and the total raised for the charity is yet to be confirmed but is believed to be in excess of £800. So a huge Well Done and Thank You to all the students and staff involved.

Please see the 'Flickr' link on the home page for all the full size pictures for free download from the day.

Thursday 25th October 2012 - Charity Pub Quiz


On Thursday the 25th October, the Shropshire Smile Maternity Charity held a charity pub quiz at the Punchbowl Inn, Bridgnorth. The quiz consisted of teams of a maximum of 4 people and was well supported with 17 teams attending the quiz to raise money for this charity. Among the teams attending the quiz were teams representing the maternity units of Shrewsbury, Telford and Bridgnorth. It was a great night and everyone had a good time. Lots of raffle prizes were donated by local retailers and we managed to raise approx £350 for the charity. A big thank you to everyone who supported this event and to the Punchbowl Inn for their ongoing support of this charity.
Saturday 20th October 2012 - The Snowdon Challenge 
On Saturday 20th October, Matthew Brown from Highley took on the Snowdon Challenge to raise money for the Shropshire Smile Maternity Charity. He made it to the Summit of Snowdon which is the highest mountain in England & Wales coming in at 3560ft. Matthew was joined on the day by Emma Sirrel and representing the maternity charity, Debbie Smith and his Father Eddie Brown. As well as raising his own sponsorship, Edspin Health and Wellbeing have donated all their takings from this weeks Spinning Classes in Bridgnorth to Matthew's fundraising and he has raised somewhere in excess of £200.

Sunday 23rd September 2012 - The London Triathlon


On Sunday 23rd September, Nicola Lewis competed in the London Triathlon to raise money for the Shropshire Smile Maternity Charity. Nicola, a member of the Bridgnorth Triathlon Club was competing in her first ever Olympic Distance Triathlon. The event was held at the Excel Centre, home for some of the Olympic events over the last couple of months. The Triathlon consisted of a 1500mtr open water swim in the Royal Victoria Dock, a 25 mile bike ride stretching up to Big Ben at Westminster before returning, then a 10k run around the redeveloped Docklands. Nicola completed the course in 3 hours 56 minutes and in doing so raised £300 for the Shropshire Smile Maternity Charity.`The pictures below show Nicola on the bike section and waving to the crowd on the run section.

Sunday 16th September 2012 - Patshull Hall Fun Run


On Sunday the 16th September 2012, we held our first running event. The Patshull Hall Fun Run. Everyone had a good day, the weather was great for running, and everyone who attended did really well. This will be an annual event.


A special thank you goes to everyone at Patshull Hall for their hospitality. They were very kind to allow us to use their fantastic venue and did everything they could to make the charity event a success. For more details on their venue, please visit their website at the link below:


Stephen Reid came in first in the 10k run with a time of 40 mins 17 secs. Ian Pincher came in second with a time of 45 mins 18 secs. Staurt Carr came in third with a time of 46 mins 20 secs. A couple of fantastic runs in the 5k event with 15 year old Arthur Charlesworth coming in first with a time of 18 mins 22 secs. Closely followed by 11 year old Jay Arnold in a time of 23 mins 7 secs. The first female to finish was Alison Lamputt, coming in third with a time of 26 mins 20 secs.


The childrens 1 mile fun run went really well with everyone putting in a good effort and it was good to see them all really enjoying it.


A big thank you to everyone who volunteered to help out with this event and a special thank you to Ryan and the Bridgnorth Air Cadets who did a great job in marshalling the event.


A special thanks go to all our other sponsors for the day:


Higher - Nature. Quality health products

The Ludlow Nut Company. Go nuts about your health at:

Wenlock Water. Water with the edge


Please click on the link on the home page page to see all the pictures from this event but a couple of pictures along with the results can be found below

Patshull Hall Fun Run Results.xlsx
Microsoft Excel sheet [16.4 KB]

Thursday 12th July 2012 - Charity Pub Quiz at the Punch Bowl Inn


On Thursday July 12th 2012, we held a charity Pub Quiz at the Punch Bowl Inn at Bridgnorth. The quiz consisted of 4 members per team and we had a total of 19 teams. The quiz was followed by a raffle with several prizes donated from different local businesses within the Bridgnorth area.


The Quiz was sponsored by both the Punch Bowl Inn and Filtermist International Ltd and we would like to pass on thanks to to them both for their support of this event.


Both the Shrewsbury and the Bridgnorth Maternity Units were represented with 2 teams each and as special guests, we really hope they enjoyed their evening.


It was a great night and everyone seemed to have a good time which was the main aim of the evening. The quiz was not over challenging although a few questions were added that really had people thinking. We raised £400 on the night with the entry fee and the raffle. There were prizes for the winning team and a nice hand made momento for the team bringing up the rear. Due to popular request, we will be looking to run another quiz later in the year, possibly late October with some new an interesting questions.


A big "Thank You" to everyone who attended and their generosity in raising the amount that we did for the Charity.


The results and a couple of pictures can be found below but for all the pictures from the event, please follow the link on the 'Home Page'.

Microsoft Excel sheet [12.7 KB]

Saturday 16th June 2012 - 4 Hour Spinathon


On Sunday June 16th 2012 we held a charity spinathon.
This was our first charity event to raise funds for the Shropshire Smile Maternity Charity.

The Spinathon consisted of 4 classes back to back. Each class was 45 minutes long with a 15 minute break between them for individuals to catch their breath and have some refreshments.
The event started at Midday and finished at 4pm. Everyone taking part then met at 6pm down at the Bandon Arms in Bridgnorth for a celebration meal. It was a great day and everyone enjoyed themselves even if it was tough going at times.

Click on an image below to see a larger version.