During July and August of 2020 we had 2 awesome fund raisers. Jack ran a Triathlon and Poppy climbed the 3 Welsh Peaks in a day. Without them we would not have had enough funds to continue with our termly donations. We are hugely grateful to you both!
Our Sausage Tree Clay Shoot for 2020 was sadly cancelled due to Covid. However some awesome people donated instead and we managed to raise £4720! This will keep us going until January thankfully!
The Mind the Sausage Party in the Park was more successful than we could have ever imagined and we managed to raise a massive £12,538 for Sausage Tree. The evening started as it meant to go on with great weather and fab music from “Donnybrook” on everyone’s arrival.
We had lots of compliments on the food, it was the biggest hog roast I’d ever seen! Everyone was incredibly generous bidding on the auction and that was topped off by a very amusing stitch up karaoke. The “Apres Ski” nailed it and had the dance floor full all night long! The funds raised from the party have already been spent and Sausage Tree have been able to contribute to the building of a 1 x 6 classroom block at a new school we are helping called Jumbe Secondary.
This years shoot was the most successful yet thanks to some brilliantly supportive and generous people. We raised just over £23,000 which is an incredible amount and our new record by a long shot!
We were very lucky with the weather and the rain held of mostly until about lunchtime when most of the shooting had finished.
The 14 teams all seemed to enjoy the shooting, this was our busiest shoot to date, and it was great to have a few teenage guns this year too.
On 19th May 2018 Annie Haak Designs is launching the Chiwawatala friendship bracelet and necklace in aid of Sausage Tree.
We are so excited about this and there will be regular updates on social media.
Sausage Tree hosted its usual Hampshire Quiz Night on 24th November. It was a hugely successful night and everyone seemed in fine spirits. The new venue was a welcome change by us; all the equipment worked (it was just us that couldn’t work it!) and there was more space and better acoustics which meant people didn’t have to shout to each other to be heard!
There was a great atmosphere and those that like to dress up, did a great job! Thanks to some brilliantly generous people we managed to raise a whopping £11,500, £5K more than the last one. The auction raised a huge amount of this and the Sausage Tree of Life was a sell out!
Sausage Tree had it’s 8th Hampshire Quiz Night on the 7th May 2016
It was a really fun and rowdy night and everyone seemed to be on great form. As it will be the last one for a couple of years we decided to make it themed with everyone arriving in wigs and/or hats. This really created a great atmosphere and thanks to some brilliantly generous people we managed to raise a whopping £5600.
Sausage Tree’s 9th Clay Pigeon Shoot Day at North Stoke on 3rd September was once again a huge success.
Miraculously the weather forecasters got it right for once and the rain held off until 5pm. This meant that the guns had a lovely morning on the layout and the 40+ children had a great time on the bouncy castles and with the magician!
There was a great atmosphere and enormous generosity – we ran out of raffle tickets and loads of people fought it out to win auction lots.
This enabled us to raise a massive £15270. Huge thanks to everyone who came and helped. The next one is in 2018!
On the 9th May 2015 Sausage Tree held its 7th Hampshire Quiz night at Owslebury Village Hall.
The night was another huge success and seemed to be the rowdiest one to date which is always a good sign I think! Thanks to some brilliantly generous people we managed to raise a whopping £1021.00 This far more than we had ever anticipated and is our record quiz night to date.
Last year we broke a record at £9500 so we are over the moon. It will go a long way towards making a significant difference to the 3 schools and the children they support, we are enormously grateful.
The 8th Sausage Tree Clay Pigeon Shoot on Saturday 27th September was the biggest fund raising day in the history of Sausage Tree raising just over £16,000!
We had a huge turn out this year. 14 teams of very keen but rather mixed ability guns came to shoot a variety of clays and enjoy a lot lager! The latter by the end of the morning proving the more successful! Peter Pitman’s team once again cleaned up, winning both the Top Team and Team Flush competitions. There are now a lot of people trying to source hotshots for their teams in 2016 in the hope of knocking them off the podium.
As usual many of our guns bought their loyal supporters –the children nearly outnumbering the wives this year! The bouncy assault and Malcolm the Magician kept them all happy. The over 10s also got a chance to shoot some clays in the afternoon which was a real highlight for this year and will be a much bigger fixture on the agenda for 2016. The auction was a huge success – Tom T-D totally nailed it and a few unsuspecting bidders! We also had a load of last minute auction lots which really helped boost our final amount. Huge thanks to everyone who donated auction lots and raffle prizes and to all those who bought loads of tickets and bid in the auction. The auction alone raised £9200!
It was an amazingly successful day and that is due to all the wonderful people who made it possible and came in high spirits to support the day. Thank you to you all!