Tuktuk Day 44


It was good to hear from Tom Saunders today. He is the ex manager at Chippenham Town FC and led them to the top five of the Dr Martens Premier Division, via two promotions, three cup wins and a Vase final at Wembley. He is also the Chairman of the Ben Saunders Foundation. Tragically his son Ben died at the age of only 18.

Tom wrote,

Please spend 20 seconds and nominate my sons foundation on the original post. Ben played for Bath City and it would be wonderful for Non League supporters to nominate. Ben Saunders Foundation

We have received over 320 nominations this event over the last few days, it is a honour that so many people have taken time out to do this for Ben. Last year it was incredible to be selected, there are so many worthwhile charities looking for nominations, to keep Bens name in the frame is wonderful for us. Thank you. YNWA Ben”

Always happy to help any member of the football family I said that I would be happy to share too. So, here goes

Nominations for the Band in a Barn 2024 third main beneficiary are open!

To nominate your favourite charity, please comment below, then like and share this post.

The charity with the most nominations by midnight on 21st February 2024 wins!

PLEASE NOTE: ONLY NOMINATIONS MADE IN THE COMMENTS ON THIS ORIGINAL POST ON THE BAND IN A BARN PAGE WILL BE COUNTED ….Here is the direct link.

Ben wrote:

The Ben Saunders Foundation (BSF) has been started to raise funds to support Children and Young adults with cancer within the UK.

I (the founder) Ben Saunders was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer sarcoma attached to my heart which I have been fighting since October 2019. It has spread into my lungs and I have faced many challenges along the way. These include two major open heart surgeries, 6 rounds of very intense chemotherapy’s which I am now currently back on!

These are just some of the things I have experienced along my cancer journey and I am looking to help and offer whatever I can alongside my family and the foundation to offer support to young people with cancer like myself.

I have been fortunate enough throughout my journey so far to have received the support I have, whether that being mentally, physically or a short holiday with friends recently to Centreparcs. I feel everyone in these circumstances deserves to be given as much support and happiness through the very difficult times they will come across.

Any nominations for the BSF as above would be gratefully received. Thanks.

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