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Clare's Charity Swim

Clare’s Charity Swim

Kelsall Steele Director Clare Vaughan is taking to the water again, following her successful  Swimathon for Sports Relief last year.

Last March Clare completed 100 lengths, which is 2.5Km, and thanks to many generous donations raised over £900 for Sports relief  this April she is hoping to achieve the same in aid of Marie Curie.

Clare will undertake the swim on Saturday 18th April.

Update – Swim Successfully Completed!

The day came and Clare successfully completed 100 lengths of the pool, well done Clare and thanks to everyone who pledged money in sponsorship. So far Clare has raised £655, however if you’d still like to make a donation and support Marie Curie you can donate to Clare via her Swimathon page

Here are a few action shots!


Clare said of the challenge “I am challenging myself to 100 lengths after having part of my bowel removed in October 2014 due to my Crohns Disease. I managed 100 lengths last year for Sport Relief and I hope I can get back to fitness.

I’m raising funds for Marie Curie to help them to provide care to over 40,000 people living with terminal illnesses across the UK.”

Once again, if you would like to support Clare in her efforts to raise money for such a great cause you can do so via her Swimathon Page

The Cove

Macmillan: The Cove Cancer Support Centre

Each year, here at Kelsall Steele, we choose a charity to support throughout the year. This year we have chosen to support ‘Macmillan Cancer Support’ in their fundraising efforts toward a new cancer support centre for Cornwall, called ‘The Cove’. The centre is set to cost approx. £2.8million, and Macmillan are hoping to raise £1million towards the centre over the course of the year.

One of the initiatives at Macmillan for this year is to enrol local businesses as ‘Business Champions’ – the idea being that each participating business makes a pledge to raise £1,000 over the course of the year. If Macmillan are able to secure the support of 100 local businesses, they hope to raise £100,000 – which would be a tenth of their £1million target!

What are we doing?

One of our fundraising ideas, which we run throughout the year, is dress down Friday for which everyone taking part donates £1. If we are able to raise just £20 in donations per week, over the course of the year we would easily hit the £1,000 target, so we’re very confident that we should be able to hit our £1,000 target.

However, we do hope to raise a lot more than the £1,000 target, so here in the offices we will be taking part in some fun and exciting activities and competitions to raise more money, so look out for details on our website throughout the year!


If you’d like to get involved and make a donation towards The Cove there are a few ways you can do so. If you’re in the area, we have a collection box on reception as well as some badges you can purchase to show your support. Alternatively you can TextCOVE50 £5′ to 70070 to donate £5 or if you prefer you can donate online

If you’re a local business and would like to become a Cove Business Champion yourself, you can find out more information on The Cove website, just fill out the form, make your pledge to raise £1,000 and get started raising money!

If you’d like more information on Macmillan or The Cove Cancer Support Centre you can see their websites, there is also a brochure in our reception with further details on The Cove centre.