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Supporting Sunflowers Suicide Support

Celebrating 40 years of Michael Tuck Estate and Letting Agents

Michael Tuck Estate and Letting Agents in Gloucester have come a long way since Michael Tuck made the bold decision in 1983 to set up his own business.

Initially as a financial advisor – renting a desk in “Graham and Son’s” office in Gloucester, Mike quickly diversified into Estate Agency and then Property Lettings.

The staff at Michael Tuck decided to mark the 40th anniversary by arranging or participating in no less than 40 events during 2023 to support, raise funds and awareness for Sunflowers Suicide Support.

Event’s included sponsored runs, fire walking, choir concerts, guessing the number of sweets in a jar, pumpkin carving and lots of support from our Director Ian’s Golf Club!

We aimed to raise £10,000 in donations, and exceeded this target  by finishing on £13,439!

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40. Cheque Presentation - GRAND FUNDRAISING TOTAL - £13,439

We were so thrilled to formally present Sunflowers Suicide Support with our overall donation figure that we raised across 2023 on 21st December 🌻
We set out to raise £10,000 at the beginning of the year to celebrate the company’s 40th Birthday. Not only did we hit our target, but we have significantly exceeded it!
A grand total of £13,439 was presented to the charity by our directors along with Jane and her husband who have been heavily involved in the 40 events that we have completed for Sunflowers Suicide Support.
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39. Captain's Charity Bunker - current fundraising total £13,439

During 2023, company Director Ian Lazell was also the Captain at Cotswold Hills Golf Club and with the help of his Co Captain Sophie Dodds they managed to raise £210 just by charging members 50p if their ball went into the charity bunker.

Some members chose to pay £5 for a season ticket instead, Ian Lazell said “this is just one of the many fun ways we did to help raise money for such a good clause, its been a fun year and every little helps”

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38. Item donations for Sunshine Boxes - current fundraising total £13,334

As a small charity, Sunflowers rely heavily on donations from their supporters, as part of their Liaison service they provide every person who accesses this service a ‘Sunshine Box’; these are boxes filled with self-care items to help people develop coping strategies that they can use whilst processing their loss.
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37. Leave a light on Campaign - current fundraising total £13,116

We will be participating in the Sunflowers 2023 ‘Leave a light on’ campaign.

December can be a difficult month for a lot of people, so we have lit up all of our office windows with Sunflowers and phone numbers in case anybody passing requires crisis support

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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36. Presidents Day at Cotswold's Hill Golf Club - current fundraising total £13,116

Thank you to everyone that was kind enough to donate an auction or raffle prize, not just club members but also local businesses and other golf clubs.
There were some excellent auction items that were sold and raised some significant funds that will go towards our ‘Co-Captains’ chosen Charites, ‘Sunflowers’ and ‘Allsorts’. The total sum raised by the auction was £1445, so thank you to everyone who so generously made their bids!

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35. Raffle Prize donation - current fundraising total £11,536

Our friends over at Warren & Co gifted us a beautiful signed picture of Lewis Ludlow from Gloucester Rugby, to help us in our fundraising efforts. We felt that the picture would be most appreciated via the auction that Sunflowers will be holding on the 18th May 2024 at their Sunflower Ball. We are sure that this wonderful item will help raise lots of money for the charity.

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34. Jane's Firewalk at Brickhampton Court - current fundraising total £11,536

On Friday 3rd November, Jane from our New Homes department participated in a sponsored firewalk and raised £331 for Sunflowers!

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33. Yasmin's Firewalk at Brickhampton Court - current fundraising total £11,536

On Friday 3rd November, Yasmin from our New Homes department participated in a sponsored firewalk and raised £120 for Sunflowers!

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32. Cotswold Hills Golf Club Champions - current fundraising total £11,471

This is the second year in a row the team have won Division 1 of ‘North Gloucestershire Foursomes League’ which is a great achievement and shows they have a group of hugely talented and motivated players.

As a result of winning the league, A Team Captain, David Allison was presented with a cheque for £150 which he has kindly donated to Sunflowers Suicide Support. Thank you Dave for your kind donation and successful year.

 

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31. Pumpkin Carving Competition - current fundraising total £11,471

Members of staff participated in a pumpkin carving competition for Halloween, with a percentage of the entry fees being donated to Sunflowers. This incredible carving was the winning pumpkin, well done to Vicky in our Abbeymead branch!

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30. Rugby World Cup Sweepstake! - current fundraising total £11,471

20 members of staff are participating in the Rugby World Cup Sweepstake, where a proportion of the prize money will be donated to Sunflowers!

 

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#29. Bee-Fest sponsored by Michael Tuck - current fundraising total £10,498

What an incredible turn out The Bumblebee had for their ‘Bee-Fest’ which was sponsored by Michael Tuck Estate & Letting Agents. The event was hosted by The Bumblebee on Saturday 29th July, with funds being raised for Sunflowers.

 

 

 

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#28. Captain's Day at Cotswold Hills Golf Club - current fundraising total £10,498

CLUB CAPTAIN’S DAY 2023

Ian and Sophie’s year of captaincy and fun continued yesterday with their club captains day.

The bonus emoji ball format proved tricky for some but all members enjoyed the fun team format, the gifts and treats on the tee and supporting the captains charities.

Congratulations to the winning team of Paul, Ray, Roy and John with an amazing 141 points 🏆

2nd place🥈: Steve, Ray, Nick and George 127 points winning ocb

3rd place🥉: Mark, Paul, Lee and David also with 127 points

4th place🏅: John, Julian, Mark and Aaron again 127 points

5th place🏅: Paul, Paul, Paul and Jordan with another 127 points

Final calculations show that the day, alongside the beat the A team player on the 9th, the raffle and silent auction raised a HUGE £4260 to be split between their charities @allsortsgloucestershire (Sophie) and @sunflowersfundraising (Ian)

Thank you to all @cotswoldhillsgc members for their continued support!

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#27. Donation from Via Lucis Freemasons - current fundraising total £8220

We were delighted to secure a donation of £1000 towards the fundraising total from the Via Lucis Freemasons.  We are very grateful for their generousity.

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#26. Choir at The Docks - current fundraising total £7220

Our main event!  Choir at the Docks was a huge success.  Held at the stunning Gloucester Brewery with a magnificent performance by the Churchdown Male Voice choir all tickets were sold several weeks prior to the evening.

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#25. The sale of Sunflower Brooches - current fundraising total £6120

Our own Jane Price made these stunning Sunflower Brooches specifically for Choir at The Docks.  They were later sold, with the proceeds going into the charity pot.

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#24. Choir at The Docks raffle - current fundraising total £6073

Our charity raffle in aid of Sunflowers Suicide Support was a huge success raising £590 on the night.  We were grateful for the generosity shown by Warren & Co, Gloucester Brewery, The Bumble Bee Pub, Woodchester Valley Vineyard, The Alchemist Cake Shop and The Everyman Theatre for prizes donated.

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#23. Chase the Sun 10km Yasmin Haycock's Run - current fundraising total £5483

Having raised £220 in donations, Yasmin from our New Homes department completed her 10km in the evening of Saturday 24th June. In the 27c heat, she managed to finish in just over an hour!

Well done to all three team members that did individual runs on behalf of Sunflowers Suicide Support!

 

 

 

 

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#22. Chase the Sun 10km Ed Voce's Run - current fundraising total £4263

Along with 9 of of his friends, Ed from our Quedgeley office ran his 10km run for Chase the Sun in the morning of Saturday 24th June. The boys combined efforts raised a total of £1220 in donations for Sunflowers, and they completed their run in just 55minutes!

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#21. Chase the Sun 10km Rich Tuck's Run - current fundraising total £4263

On Friday 23rd June, our director, Rich Tuck, completed his 10km run for Chase the Sun. He chose to run from Birdlip Hill to Painswick Beacon, and completed the elevated run in an impressive time of 1hour 11minutes! Excellent work from the boss (and his dog!)

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#20. Chase the Sun 10km Team Walk - current fundraising total £3588

On Sunday 19th June, five members of our team completed a 10km walk for ‘Chase the Sun’.

Covering May Hill and surrounding areas, the walk ended up being a total of 14km, and they managed to complete it in under 3hours!

Each member of the team paid an entry donation of £15, and had set up their own just giving pages to raise more money and awareness!

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#19. Cotswold Hills Golf Club Fundraiser - current fundraising total £3588

Ian Lazell, Director & Captain of Cotswold Hills Golf Club raffled 2 tickets to the 151st Open Championship at Royal Liverpool in July 2023.

 

The raffle was shared with Co-Captain Sophie Dodds and between them they raised £640 for their charities, Sunflowers & Allsorts.

 

This all helps Michael Tuck Estate Agents & Lettings get closer to their target and raising money for good causes to celebrate their 40th year in business.

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#18. Bank Holiday Bingo at the Bumblebee - current fundraising total £3088

Some representatives from across our offices attended the Bank Holiday Bingo at the Bumblebee in aid of raising money for Sunflowers.

Not only did the event raise over £100 for the charity, it was also a great night out, with many of our staff members winning a few rounds!

 

 

 

 

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#17. Grow your own sunflower competition - current fundraising total £3088

We have raised a further £108 for charity by getting staff members to participate in a ‘Grow your own Sunflower’ competition.. results to follow!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#16. Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training - current fundraising total £2980

We have sent three members of staff on the ‘ASIST’ 2 day training course.

LivingWorks Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)  is a two-day face-to-face workshop featuring powerful audiovisuals, discussions, and simulations in suicide first aid intervention.

ASIST teaches participants to recognise signs when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety.

No previous mental health or suicide prevention experience is necessary – anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model.

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#15. Chase the Sun sponsorship - current fundraising total £2980

We have proudly sponsored the ‘Chase the Sun’ 10k charity event, which adds another £1000 to our fundraising total so far!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#14. Stroll 4 Sunflowers - current fundraising total £1980

Our director Richard Tuck and his sister Michelle completed the 14th task by spending a few hours of their Sunday marshalling the Stroll 4 Sunflowers sponsored walk. Organised by Rotary Club of Severn Vale.

The event was a huge success with almost 100 participants walking the 8 miles from Gloucester Quays to Saul Junction.

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#13. Bumblebee Spring Quiz - current fundraising total £1321.17

Representatives from each of our branches came together to support the Bumblebee Spring Quiz and assisted in the marketing of the event!

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#12. 50,000 emails to spread awareness of Sunflowers Suicide Support - current fundraising total £1321.17

We sent over 50,000 emails to all our customers past and present promoting our fundraising events between April and July 2023 and to spread awarenes of Sunflowers Suicide Support.

See of our our upcoming events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#11. Cotswold Hills Race Night - current fundraising total £1321.17

At the weekend our company Director & Golf Club Captain, Ian Lazell co-hosted a Race night at Cotswold Hills Golf Club to raise money for charity.

The event was very well supported by the members and raised over £780 which is to be split between the co-Captains charities, Sunflowers Suicide Support & Allsorts, which helps families with disabled children.  Both charities are based around Stroud and need as much help to allow them to continue the good work they do.

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#10. Sunflowers Pub Quiz - current fundraising total £928.83

Across all of our offices, we had 15 members of staff playing in three teams at the Sunflowers Pub Quiz at the Carpenters Arms in Stroud. With £2 entry per player, and an extra £10 donation from each of the loosing teams, this added another £50 into our total donated so far!

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#9. Cheltenham Races Office Sweepstake - current fundraising total £878.83

All of our offices participated the Cheltenham Races sweepstake, with the draws being overseen by Mr Lazell. A donation of £10 per race being donated to Sunflowers!

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#8. £10 donation everytime we receive customer feedback - current fundraising total £687.83

We have vouched to donate £10 to Sunfflowers Suicide Supprt everytime we receive customer feedback during January 2023

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#7. Captains charity at Cotswold Hills Golf Club - current fundraising total £597.83

Michael Tuck Director Ian Lazell celebrated becoming the club captain at Cotswold Hills Golf Club by nominating Sunflowers Suicide Support as one of the two captains charities for 2023.

Ian started his term along with Sophie Dodds with the traditional drive in.  The combined driving distance was 570 yards with the winners of the “guess the distance” competition, Rob Matthews and Drummond Watt, kindly donating their winnings of £31.33 back to the Captains Charities: Sunflowers Suicide Support and Allsorts Gloucestershire.

 

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#6 Guess how many sweets are in the jar - current fundraising total £557

If you visited any of our offices in Gloucester during December and January you will have been invited to guess how many sweets were in the jar for a minimum entry of £1.

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#5. Links to the fund raising page from all company email footers - current fundraising Total £493

We have added links to this page and our Just Giving page to raise awareness of Sunflowers Suicide Support and attract donations from all of our customers.  The first to donate were our fantastic website design company – Sozo.  Thank you very much!

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#4. Christmas Quiz - current fundraising Total £443

On Tuesday 20th December 2022, Ian Lazell co-hosted a Christmas quiz at Cotswold Hills Golf Club where Ian Lazell (Director) is 2023 Club Captain.

52 people participated in the event with a Hamper Raffle to help raise funds for Sunflowers Suicide Support.

It was a great evening raising £227.50 for Sunflowers Charity which all helps towards Michael Tucks target.

This was the first event for Ian as Captain and with the help of his Co-Captain Sophie Dodds (raising money for Allsorts Charity also based in Stroud) they are looking forward to their year together and having more fun events to help raise awareness of the charities and the good work they do.

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#3. Leave a light on

December can be a difficult month for a lot of people, so this year we have lit up all of our office windows with Sunflowers and phone numbers in case anybody passing requires crisis support

Celebrating 40 years of Michael Tuck

#2. 40,000 door to door leaflets

We are pleased to have ordered 40,000 leaflets that will be delivered to households thoughout Gloucester to raise awareness for Sunflowers Suicide Support.

To find out more about the valuable service this local charity provides please visit their website.

 

#1. The Sunflower Memory Garden at Gloucester Park

#1. Sunflowers Memory Garden

The team worked extremely hard, spending the morning preparing the Sunflowers Memory Garden at Gloucester Park to ensure it is in great shape for the winter.

Find out more about the memory gardens