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14 November 2015

Fun Musical Evening

Backwell bounced to live rock, country and pop music on Saturday 14 November.  The talented Backwell Trio were ably supported by Take Three - both bands performed a selection of retro and contemporary numbers.  Lucy May's captivating vocals rendered an eclectic mix of pop and Les Mis songs which left everyone spell-bound.  A fantastic night which raised over £1400 for Wellspring!  Huge thanks to everyone who planned and helped at the event - it makes such a difference.

Take 3 - plus 1Thank you to our sponsors Tesco, Nailsea for food and drink.  Also everyone who donated raffle prizes, including:

  • Aardman Animation
  • Nailsea Centre of Reflexology
  • John Brown Hardware
  • Gilly's Café & Bistro
  • Burchills greengrocers
  • many kind individuals.

And Aimee's Winehouse for loan of glassware.  Thank you all!

 3 October 2015

Zip Wire Challenge

Six intrepid sponsored Zippers (aka Wellspring staff and supporters) braved the heights and overcame their fears to raise £1,112 for Wellspring on 3rd October.  They all took part in a Zipwire Challenge held at the
National Diving and Activity Centre in Chepstow where the Wire Zip Slide zoomed them across a water-filled quarry at 40mph to complete their task.  Despite some initial hesitance, they all took up the gauntlet and found it a “challenging but stimulating experience”.

A big “Thank You” to all the Zippers and their supporters who made the event so successful for Wellspring.

Earlier Events  
12 September 2014
Folk Night

 at the Tithe Barn, Nailsea.

Headlined by Jim Reynolds and Dave Griffiths, an accomplished duo who perform folk, blues, ragtime music which is delivered to perfection and performed with a relaxed and intimate style.

Supported by The Channellers, a folk rock band comprising Dave Cox guitar/vocals, John Zinn Sax, Rob Horton Bass and Ian Hyde Drums.

All profits went to Wellspring Counselling.

14 June 2014 Celebrating Dad’s Army with Ian Lavender

Ian and Chris on stageThis was a unique chance to hear Ian Lavender discuss in his own words what it was like being in one of the UK’s favourite comedies for more than a decade and playing one of our best loved comedy characters - Private Pike in Dad’s Army.

Ian was on stage with writer/broadcaster Chris Serle and the evening included favourite clips from the timeless Dad’s Army series, Ian’s career both on television and on stage, plus a special Q&A session where the audience could ask Ian questions.  There was even a photo opportunity wearing Private Pike’s scarf for those fans who couldn’t resist.

A great evening was had by all, and just over £2,000 was raised for Wellspring.

Trustees with Chris and Ian


Our concert on 28th September 2013 was a huge success raising just over £2,500 for Wellspring.  The Choir and singers from Nailsea Musicals played to a sell-out audience and delighted us with a very popular selection of songs.

Grenville Jones, the choir Director, is keen to help raise money for Wellspring; last year his various choirs helped raise over £30,000 for local and national charities. Grenville’s driving passion is to get people of all ages singing and belonging to a group where they can make friends, enjoy themselves and have fun through music. He has appeared on television and radio across the world, most recently on the BBC Children in Need evening with Gareth Malone.

14 June 2013

Croquet and Pimm’s Evening

Although the weather wasn’t perfect, the Croquet and Pimm’s fundraiser on Friday 14th June was a big success.  Tim Brooke-Taylor, our celebrity guest, joined in with enthusiasm and entertained everyone with his asides throughout the evening.  The greens were busy, everyone enjoyed the experience and there may have even been a few converts!  The final amount raised for Wellspring was £506.  With grateful thanks to members of the Nailsea and District Croquet Club for their time and support.

May 2013 Karl's cycle ride from Land's End to John O'Groats

Karl works at Wellspring as a supervisor and took two weeks out in May to cycle from Land's End to John O'Groats to raise money for three charities. They are Wellspring Counselling, Gloucestershire Young Carers and Bristol Carers Support.

You can read about Karl's adventures.
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23 November 2012 BILL ODDIE’S Top Comedy Moments

Chris and Bill on stage
Everyone had a great time when Bill Oddie came to Nailsea in support of Wellspring.  Held at Nailsea School, the event started with drinks and a few nibbles.  The audience was then treated to entertaining conversation between Bill and Chris Serle, interspersed by some of Bill’s favourite comedy film clips.  The following questions and answers spot inevitably touched on another subject close to Bill’s heart – birds and wildlife.

The evening raised the fantastic amount of £1,300.  Our grateful thanks go to Bill Oddie and Chris Serle for giving their time and making our autumn fundraiser such a huge success.

Our thanks also go to all of our supporters and people who helped on the night.

Pictured below with Bill and Chris are (l to r) Dr Robin Lambert, Chris Daniels and Rev Mandy Briggs.

Lots of fun!

 3 October 2011
Fundraiser - Spin Bike Challenge

Ladies at the InShape gym in Nailsea took part in a 12 hour non-stop spin bike challenge, raising £491.
 May-June 2011 Sue's solo bike ride from Land's End to John O'Groats

Sue rode her trusty steed Mary 1100 miles to raise over £4000 for Wellspring, travelling 50 - 90 miles a day - destination was reached on 7 June.
 14 May 2011 May Cabaret


+ Las Chicas - Backwell School’s singing sensations
+ Nailsea Irish Session - Traditional music at its best
+ Tim Lewis - Inimitable story telling and music
All proļ¬ts support the work of Wellspring Counselling - read our event report (213KB)