In addition we hold an event each September dedicated to raising funds for the local Sue Ryder hospice in Leckhampton. We aim to raise at least £1000 on these occasions and feel honoured to support such a cause. Thank you.

While we enjoy our dancing and providing our own brand of entertainment wherever we go, it gives us great satisfaction if in so doing we are able help others less fortunate than ourselves.

During our performances you will hear the Squire asking if the onlookers can spare a few coins for the “lucky hat” as it passes around or to feed Crumpet the horse and in return for their kindness we wish them Good Luck, Sunshine and Fertility! Don’t worry if you don’t carry cash… we can take contactless card payment too!

Some people may assume, quite incorrectly, that as we are often dancing in the vicinity of a pub with a pint of beer in our hands that the money collected naturally buys more beer! How wrong can they be!

Every year the money we collect is given to local (or national) worthy causes. The charities differ each year and are chosen at the start of the year by the active members of the side. Below are the causes that have benefitted during past years. May we thank you on their behalf for your generosity.

GMM at Leckhampton Hospice
2020 / 21 / 22

Longfield Hospice

2019 / 20

Prostate Cancer Trust

2018 / 19

Sue Ryder

2017 / 18

To be Confirmed

2016 / 17

To be Confirmed

2015 / 16

To be Confirmed

2014 / 15

To be Confirmed

2013 / 14

To be Confirmed

2012/ 13

Glos Arthritis Trust
Cotswold Canal Trust
Cobalt Unit – Alzheimer’s
7th Gloucester Boys’ & Girls’ Assn
Cheltenham Open Door
Cheltenham Food Bank
The Farm Animal Sanctuary
Severn Rowing Club
Gloucestershire Traditions

2011 / 12

James Dwight
Daniel Morgan
Skye Swinton

2010 / 11

Women v Cancer
Nelson Trust (Stroud)
Diabetes UK (Chelt)
Parkinson’s (Chelt)
Molly’s Mission

2009 / 10

Cheltenham Community Projects
Crossroads Chelt & Glos
Gloucestershire Emergency Accommodation Resource
TRAC Newent
The Door (Stroud)
Gloucester Food Bank
Gloucestershire Wild Life Trust

2008 / 09

Gloucestershire Alzheimer’s Society
Chelt Housing Aid Centre
Gloucestershire Eating Disorders Project
Gloucestershire Domestic Violence Support
Willow Trust
Cathedral Breakfast Fund
Glos folk

2007 / 08

Cotswold Care Hospice
Prostate Cancer Charity
Brizen Young People’s Centre

2003 / 04

Samaritans (Chelt)
MARAH (Stroud)
Parkinson’s Disease Society
Rape Crisis (Glos)
Oncology Unit (Chelt)

2002 / 03

Chelt & N Cotswolds Eye Therapy Trust
Leukaemia Research Fund
Haven Family Centre
Glos Royal Hosp Special Care Baby Unit
Rhythm & Steps

2001 / 02

Cotswold Care Hospice
Hawthorns Play Centre
Chelt Community Project
The Door (Stroud)
Glos Folk

2000 / 01

County Air Ambulance
Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance
The Door (Stroud)
Focus Oncology Unit
Glos Folk

1999 / 2000

Mariner’s Hall
Tickles Animal Centre

For more info – contact The Bagman