Thank you Somer AC


We were honoured to be invited to the Somer AC amazing annual event The Jack & Jill 10k.
We were presented with a cheque of a fantastic £500 after being chosen their charity of the year 2018/19.

West Woman 2019


Congratulations to our founder and trustee Nicky on winning West Woman of 2019


Simply the Best


140 runners took part in this years Bath Half Marathon for Time is Precious. Well done to everyone who took part and volunteered to make Team Tip so special to be part of. This year we was super proud to have 3 children pushed around the course, Harmonie, Devon and Ellie who have all used TIP equipment. Its been another amazing year and we like to thank all of you who for making it so special.

Anaesthetic Rooms


Two Anaesthetic Rooms on Day Surgery in RUH, were transformed in our latest project!
These rooms are used by children & adults & sure you will agree they make the room look less clinical & more child friendly.

Thank you to CDB painting and decorating and Smiles Decorating for your amazing work.
We could not do these projects without the fabulous support from you all.

Stonebridge Estate Agents


A massive thank you to Stonebridge estate agents from Shepton Mallet for raising £850 at the Collett Festival.

The company held a raffle and was joined by Memorable Moments Face Painting doing a fantastic job with the face painting. 

Yeovil Half Marathon


A big thank you to everyone who ran for Team TIP at Yeovil Half Marathon. The run was in replacement of Bath Half after it was cancelled due to snow earlier in the month. It was just one of the

replacement runs happening in the coming weeks. We will post more pictures soon and details of Team TIP 2019 coming soon.

Thank you for your support



We could not do this without the continued support of you all.

Thank you to the following who have raised vital funds for us in the last few months.

*Retro Spin Disco £210
*Taylor Green Beauty Raffle £267
*TJ Crook £250
*Laura Beale 40th birthday £150
*Pam Hares & family Christmas Bingo £300
*Gill Richards Craft Fayre £331
*Henleaze Christmas Festival £500
*Somerset Vintage Classic Tractor donation £250
*Frome Ukulele Concert £1,000
*Thatcher & Hallam donation £100
*Holcombe Welcome Club £120
*Midsomer Norton Methodist Concert £300
*Dickies £753:40
*Yeovil Police Ball £707 (going to Yeovil Hospital)
*Bath 31st Guides Senior Section Cake Sale £36
*Heather Rushton 70th £70
*Gamwell Family £500

Frome Ukulele Club


The Christmas Parsnip was a cracker!
Held by Frome Ukulele Club at the round house raised a amazing £1000
Thank you

Bath Half 2018


Although Bath Half Marathon was cancelled, there was a lot of support already given to our Team TIP.

We would like to say a big thank our 2018 sponsors Wayne & Laura Darby-Jones.

There were also many companies who gave us things.
*Sun Chemical donated 168 bottles of water, a large fun photo frame & the photo area back drop. *Asda-100 Bananas, *Sainsbury’s-voucher for sweets & Jaffa Cakes, Jones Food Solutions- Mars Bars, and everyone who kindly offered to bake cakes, quiches & donate other items (many of you would of already made/ bought items).

Also, thank you to Jim Barron, John Reynolds, Paul Cosh & Gosia Krec, who helped to coach some of our fabulous runners.

Most importantly, a big thank you to our runners who trained so hard for a year and all the people that have sponsored and not asked for a refund. We are extremely grateful for your generosity, I can assure you, the money you raised will help so many ill (some terminal) children & families whilst in hospital.

Bayswater Experience Winner


Congratulations to Penny Seviour from Radstock for winning the Bayswater Experience.
A big thank you to Mulberry for donating this amazing prize.
We sold over 250 tickets and made over £1225.

To watch draw please click here

New Waiting Room at RUH


The new completed Waiting Area for day patients. Funded by TIP!!

Much nicer than having to share an area with sick children.

Time For Bricks


What a awesome day at the Time for Bricks lego event!

We raised an amazing £3782.86
Thank you to everyone who came along and for being patient as we got you all in. We had 1000 visitors.

A massive thank you to all our exhibitors with your amazing lego builds, and all our wonderful volunteers who helped with running the day.

We would also like to thank Frome Self Storage for sponsoring our event, with the support of Sun Chemical, Docmail, Bristol Business Forms, Coleford Legion and not forgetting the Centurion Hotel 

Thank you Frome under 13s Rugby Team


Members of Frome RFC Under 13 team ran the Frome 5km in July. They wanted to keep up their fitness, train for the new season, do something which was a challenge and do something for the community. As a team they wanted to raise money and they chose the local Charity Time is Precious. In total they have raised £1038.75 and presented a cheque to trustee of the charity, Louise Coate.

Sensory Voyager still making a difference


Our  Sensory units have still been making a massive difference! This young lad was born with a condition called Congenital Lobar Emphysema, he was in hospital for 3 weeks as they had to remove the majority of his left lung. If left the condition would of been fatal.

The equipment was brought to him daily as he had a chest drain he couldn’t leave his bed and even though he was only 6 months when he was in, his mum could tell he looked forward to it. Every time it was wheeled in towards his bed he would kick his legs in excitement.

Your support makes a difference.

Mulberry sample sale raises £13,500


The final total raised at the Mulberry sample sale was over £13,500. Thank you so much to Mulberry, for choosing TIP to be charity of the year, and a big thank you to all our volunteers who worked in London.

HDU Wall Art project


TIP has completed another amazing project in the Bristol Children’s Hospital.
We have provided Wall Art in six of the HDU Cubicles!

The rooms use to be very stark and clinical and have no windows or natural light,with huge medical equipment standing with nothing to distract from the clinical environment.

This Wall Art has made a massive difference bringing a calming, less clinical environment for the children and families during an often emotionally heightened stay in HDU.

With six different amazing scenic designs which was all chosen by staff and parents.

Thank you all for supporting our voluntarily ran local charity:
Making a difference together xxx

Centurion Fun Run 2017


What a fantastic event at the TIP Fun run organised by the Centurion Fitness Club.
Thank you to everyone who took part in the 5k and the children’s 1k.
A big thank you also to all our volunteers who helped at the event, as well as Spider-Man who ran with the children.
Also, making a special appearance on the run was local running legend “John Reynolds” and also making their debut today was our new mascot Mr Lion. Thanks again for everyone’s support.

If you wish to join our amazing Team TIP for Bath Half 2018, it’s not too late! Or if you have your own place & would like to join us, it’s still possible to get the amazing experience by joining us. You won’t regret it! Places are limited, as we want to ensure we look after our team/ runners, with a first class day!

Day Surgery Recovery Project


The latest project we have just completed is a children’s bay on Day Surgery Recovery ward at RUH Hospital. Bringing some colour for when young patients wake up! A big thank you to Chris Ball (CDB painter & Decorator) and Andy Isles (Smileys) for giving their services for free to fit the wall mural. Along with the wall mural we have supplied two boxes of toys for children to use before they return to the Children’s ward.Thank you to everyone who supports TIP! Together we can make a difference.

Lions Sponsored Swim


Thank you to Lions for their amazing £2000 donation from a sponsored swim.

Bath College continued support


Thank you to Bath College for their on going support for TIP.

Well done to childcare students who did a great job raising money for Time is Precious during RAG Week (Raising and Giving Week) #BathCollege #Fundraising


Freddie’s run inspired by love for dear Grandad


Well done to nine-year-old Freddie, who has recently completed a 7.5 mile run in memory of his grandad, and raising £110 for Time is Precious.
Freddie’s mum explains: “Freddie joined Westfield Running Club in April 2016 after his Gramp, Maurice Hoile, who was a popular sporting character in the Midsomer Norton and Radstock area, spotted an advert for ‘Marathon Man’ John Reynolds, who was starting up a club.
“My husband, Ian, and Freddie joined the beginners class in April, and over the next six months, were regular members on a Wednesday night. As the darker nights approached, we felt it a little dangerous for Freddie, and he turned his attention to John’s Saturday afternoon hill reps club; becoming a popular little member and really enjoying challenging John to a battle to the top of the hill first!
“In November 2016, Freddie’s Grampy sadly passed away after a short illness, but Freddie vowed to run over seven miles in 2017 in his memory.
“On a cold January day, Freddie, along with his Dad, joined some of the Time is Precious Bath Half Marathon runners on a 7½ mile training run with a tough course set up by John Reynolds. Unfazed by the length, Freddie joined a small group of adults and at times, led the run, keeping up the pace and running all the way and even managed a sprint finish!
“Freddie’s Gran was so impressed and touched, watching this and knowing how proud her husband would have been, that she felt that this was Freddie’s ‘half marathon’ and gave him some sponsor money to start him off.
“Freddie wanted to try and raise £50 for Time is Precious, but was overjoyed with his final amount of £110. We are all really proud of him and feel this is a fantastic achievement for him at only nine-years-old.”

story by Leah Smith MSN Journal

U3A supports Time is Precious


Annual General Meetings are, by their very nature, sometimes quite boring. Not so at the Norton and Radstock U3A AGM, which was held recently at the Somer Centre.
The hall was packed with members and not an empty chair in sight. The meeting kicked off with Nicky Halford receiving a cheque for over £3,500 in respect of the local charity, Time is Precious.

The remainder of the meeting passed as AGMs do with a number of reports, election of officers and various administrative items. These were dealt with as quickly as possible, so that members were able to get onto the serious business of socialising and tea tasting.
Next year will see Norton and Radstock U3A’s twentieth anniversary, with plenty of celebratory events being planned. The U3A hold two meetings per month in the Somer Centre – a speaker meeting on the second Monday and a coffee morning on the fourth Monday. With a total of some 36 groups covering topics as varied as Art, Drama, Rambling, Psychology, Spanish, Local History and Table Tennis, to name but a few, there is something for everyone. If you would like to know more about U3A, please telephone: 01761 479606 for further details.

Thank you to the group for such an amazing donation!

Frome Poker Club


Massive thank you to Frome Poker Club who chose TIP for their charity of the year and raised an amazing £1300.



Our amazing patron John Reynolds, who completed a record-breaking fifteen back-to-back half marathons beginning last Thursday evening from Glastonbury Tor. He reachedBath Abbey at 9.34 a.m. on Sunday morning, with just ten minutes’ sleep and over 200 miles under his feet. He arrived to a hero’s welcome for the team photograph at the runners’ village before taking part in the Bath Half himself, helping to get the runners he had trained around the course, encouraging them every step of the way.
By Tuesday of last week, John’s epic run looked to be in doubt – after months of planning, the seizures he suffers from in his legs, due to the waste product from radiotherapy, were becoming the most problematic they have been for some time. Miraculously, John was ready to go on Thursday evening, followed by local camera crews who documented the start of his challenge from the Tor.
“All through the area, Bristol and Bath, people were recognising me wherever I went – shouting out and blowing horns, wanting to know how I was getting on. It fuels you up and gives you one heck of a boost, but you need that to make up for the minutes you’ve lost talking about it! But it’s more of a good thing than a bad thing.
“So many people this year were shouting out for me in the crowd at the Bath Half – I spoke to so many of them.
“One lady I met in Dundry turned up at the Castle of Comfort where she knew I would be having a brief break and refuel. She left some money on the table for Time is Precious. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw it was £100. Another had put out flags and bunting outside her home in Stratton-on-the-Fosse, which I’d be going through at about 4 a.m. on both days. She had put out a bag of goodies for me – and on the second night, I had found a pen and some paper to write a thank you note. As I put the note in, there was a tapping on the window – she’d been looking out for me and gave me a wave. I met her again at the Bath Half – so many people that were complete strangers are now like old friends.
“I had an incredible support crew who were even waiting for me at around 3.15 a.m. outside the White Post in Midsomer Norton with bacon butties and coffee. With all that eating, I still managed to lose half a stone during the challenge. (John had to consume around 20,000 calories).
“Restaurants were giving us free food along the route – I had bangers and mash on the suspension bridge!
“I also managed a Radio Somerset interview whilst running up Dunkerton Hill and spoke to Ali Vowles from Radio Bristol, too – there was such an amazing amount of support.
“At one point, I thought my phone had converted to morse code, because of all of the pinging it was doing – I could not read or respond to messages as time was so tight, but I am going through every single one of them now – I have around 650 emails to get through!”
John’s sheer determination is remarkable. Having had to retrain himself to walk again after treatment for a thyroid condition and having had serious heart issues, his love of running has quite literally kept him alive. But when faced wtih 200 miles to run, does he ever feel like giving up?
He says: “On the Sunday morning I just couldn’t get any speed up, fatigue had set in and in the early hours it had absolutely poured it down, so I was cold and wet. It was a really hard challenge and I was pushing it to the limit.
“But part of the reason I was doing it was to inspire the other runners and to take their mind off of their own challenge – to show them it could be done. And the faces and the smiles of everyone in the Time is Precious marquee on Sunday made it for me.
Everyone really went for it on the second lap of the Bath Half, and seeing and being part of their sense of achievement is the best feeling in the world.”



Just wanted to announce: Time Is Precious did not win anything at the Charity video awards with the 2015 Christmas Video.  However a huge thank you to everyone who voted to get us through  to the final! congratulations to St Johns Ambulance who won overall.




Special Seating Making a Difference!


Time is Precious have funded two specialist seats for Bristol Children’s Physio Department costing over £ 3500.

The specialist seating is hugely helpful for children who have had  brain injuries or are unwell following cancer/tumor removal. It can take time for them to build up the strength and muscle control to sit out of bed. It is also important for helping children to clear their chests.

Specialist seating has additional supports to help the child sit upright safely so that they can interact with family and play. A chair on wheels means  they can move out of the bed space and off the ward once they are a more medically well.

 Specialist Seating is very expensive but thanks to everyone who supports T.I.P, we can purchase these essential pieces of equipment and really make a difference.


Leela & Jess


Two 9 year old girls raise £120 by selling things they use. The girls done it off their own back with no help from a adult. Thank you girls