Rising Star of the Year – Winner

Bonny Townrow

Bonny is the one of our first shop volunteers to actually organise fundraising events for her local Sue Ryder charity shop in Tewkesbury. 

She organises events such as coffee mornings single-handedly, running around collecting things such as coffee, cakes and tea from local businesses. She has even managed to obtain a whole host of donated items including top tickets to a London show, and tickets to local attractions including Birdland, Sudeley Castle, tea rooms, restaurants… the list goes on! 

She prints and laminates the posters, all at her own cost, and places donation pots and ‘guess the weight of the sweeties’ jars in every inch of space she can find in the shop. She makes things to sell, such as lucky dip items and Valentine’s day chocolate hearts, which are always a roaring success. She has made contacts with local businesses and placed Sue Ryder donation stations there… There’s very little she hasn't done!

During the time Bonny has worked with us, she must have generated over £4,000 in a whole host of ways. She is relentless and cheerful, and her team are all so grateful to have her.