Rotec sponsors Powerchair Football Club GBG Spartans

It has been confirmed that Rotec are the proud team sponsors of the GBG Spartans – a Powerchair Football team.

Powerchair Football is the fastest growing disability team sport, which enables severely disabled people to play football using electric powerchairs.

Last month, premier league player and  last seasons league top scorer, Bobby Allen had the pleasure of presenting Troy Willicombe, the team’s captain, with the new GBG Spartans shirts.

The GBG Spartans are kindly sponsored by Rotec Hydraulics in partnership with the charity Goals Beyond Grass.

Looking into the future the team are looking at qualifying for the national league at the end of this season.

To find out more about this fully inclusive team sport, with no age and no gender limits, please visit the Goals Beyond Grass charity website.

Rotec supports ‘Shine Bright for Bristol Children’s Hospital’ this Christmas

One thing no-one has on their Santa wish list is spending Christmas in hospital. Unfortunately, the reality is that many children and families will have to spend time away from home, to receive vital care.

Rotec Hydraulics Ltd is proud to announce we will once again be supporting Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Appeal, the official Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity, this festive season.

To help better the quality of life for the thousands of children that’ll be treated at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children over this Christmas season, we sponsored Noel (a Christmas Tree inspired Gromit Unleashed character) on a magical projection lighting up the hospital. Our donation will go towards helping to fund two new life-saving ventilators.

Rotec’s Managing Director, Paul Prouse comments,

“It has been a pleasure to support Bristol Children’s Hospital’s charity for 10 years now. The hospital team go over and above to support and care for children and their families every year. We are proud to be supporting this worthwhile cause once again in 2023.”

Bristol Children’s Hospital cares for over 100,000 babies, children and young adults from across the South West annually and supports patients with rare genetic disorders, neurological conditions, congenital heart disease, traumatic injuries, cancer and kidney disease.

Everyone can get involved with the campaign by spreading cheer in their community and decorating their house, window or garden. For more information about the ‘Shine Bright’ campaign, including how to get involved visit or you can donate here

Every penny raised will help children in hospital get the care they deserve and families the support they need.

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Rotec proud to support local hospice at The Big Somerset Cricket Bash

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Last weekend, Rotec Hydraulics Ltd had the pleasure of sponsoring the first ever Big Somerset Cricket Bash, raising funds and awareness for St Margaret’s Hospice Care.

Participants completed a 10km charity walk finishing at The Cooper Associates County Ground – home of Somerset County Cricket Club. They then enjoyed watching Somerset vs Nottinghamshire on day 1 of the County Championship. 

As well as raising sponsorship money for the hospice, the event aimed at encouraging talking, sharing experience and positive mental health, particularly amongst men who are statistically less likely to talk about grief.

Many taking part were walking in memory of a loved one who recieved care from the hospice. 

Andy dedicated his walk to his wife Tanya who was referred to the hospice in 2017. Since Tanya’s death Andy has had over 20 counselling sessions with the hospice’s Bereavement Team which he says have helped him to function during one of the most difficult times of his life.

Andy said,

“Hospice care touches everybody in some way and St Margaret’s amazing team of people support not just patients across Somerset but their families too.”

Rotec sponsors The Big Somerset Cricket Bash

In the first of its kind in Somerset, St Margaret’s Hospice is hosting The Big Somerset Cricket Bash.

Far from your usual fundraising event, The Big Somerset Cricket Bash, is a 10k charity walk fuelled by bacon sarnies, taking in the sights of Taunton leading to The Cooper Associates County Ground, where participants have free entry to cheer on Somerset County Cricket Club as they take on Nottinghamshire on the first day of the County Championship match.

Exclusively sponsored by Rotec Hydraulics Ltd, throughout the day men and women will be coming together to share precious memories of family and friends who have died. They will talk openly about their feelings and the realities of losing a loved one, the bereavement and grief that follows, as well as learning to adapt to a new way of life.

Ellie Weston, Marketing and Events Officer at St Margaret’s said,

“It’s well recognised that many struggle to talk about their feelings. In addition to the services offered by our Bereavement Support Team, we wanted to provide an outlet for men and empower them to come together and talk openly.”

Paul Prouse, Managing Director of Rotec commented,

“The Big Somerset Cricket Bash is sure to be a spectacular event, raising importance mental health awareness, as well as raising much needed funds for the St Margaret’s Hospice charity.” 

St Margaret’s Hospice supports families and carers of loved ones who are facing a life-limiting illness through bereavement support and counselling groups. £38 could pay for a counselling session with their Bereavement Team.

Entry to The Big Somerset Cricket Bash on the June 25, 2023 costs £25 for adults and £20 for children. Early booking is recommended as we anticipate a sell-out event. Tickets include free entry to the game, a hot and tasty bacon roll and a bespoke t-shirt to wear on the walk and as a memento of the day.

For more information or to buy tickets for The Big Somerset Cricket Bash visit

Wallace & Gromit’s BIG Bake relaunch

The Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity, is relaunching a tasty new fundraising campaign: Wallace & Gromit’s BIG Bake!

Sponsored by long-standing supporter Rotec Hydraulics Ltd, anyone is able to take part and help raise some dough for Bristol Children’s Hospital with a bake sale.

 Whether you are a novice baker or a patisserie professional, anyone can host a BIG Bake sale at any point throughout the year, with free fundraising packs available at

All money raised goes towards supporting sick children and babies at Bristol Children’s Hospital and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St Michael’s Hospital.

Paul Prouse, Managing Director of Rotec Hydraulics Ltd commented;

“It is our great pleasure to once again support The Grand Appeal. I recently had the pleasure of visiting the charity and was touched by the incredible work they do each day to support children and families from across the South West during the most difficult of times.


“We wish The Grand Appeal every success with their BIG Bake campaign, and are looking forward to taking part!”

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Rotec’s Santa Abseil team raises £1,650 for St Margaret’s Hospice Care

Sponsored by Rotec Hydraulics Ltd, more than 80 Santa’s braved a 60ft abseil down Cheddar Gorge to raise vital funds for St Margaret’s Hospice last weekend.

Supporters of all ages decked themselves in Santa suits and enjoyed the breath-taking views on a chilly winter’s day at the first ever charity abseil down Cheddar Gorge, one of Britain’s most spectacular landmarks.

The event aimed to raise awareness and monies for St Margaret’s Hospice Care. Last year St Margaret’s Hospice Care supported more than 5,000 people. 1 in 3 people in Somerset will use the hospice’s services either as a patient or relative during their lifetime, and with the hospice relying solely on donations, every penny raised is appreciated.

Rotec’s team, consisting of Stroud Branch Manager, Dale Lockart, Quality Manager, Josie Chamberlain, Marketing Manager, Rachel Worth, Design Engineer, Isaac Anderson, Production Stock Control Manager, Glyn Cattle and Sales Office Manager, Alex Pounde all completed the challenge on Saturday 3rd December, and raised an incredible £1,650.

So far, the Santa Abseil event has generated in excess of £23,850. This could provide over 190 specialist Community Nurse visits for the hospice’s local patients being cared for at home and 190 hours of support to one of St Margaret’s patients at home by one of their Adviceline nurses.

Ellie Weston, Marketing and Events Officer at St Margaret’s, said,

“We’re so proud of our amazing supporters who faced their fears on Saturday. It was fantastic to see so many Santa’s abseiling down Cheddar Gorge to raise funds for St Margaret’s Hospice. The money they have raised so far could pay for 200 community nurse visits across Somerset however every month our community nurses make 800 visits to patients receiving care at home, so we hope our abseilers continue to keep raising valuable sponsorship.



“Thank you to Cave and Climb, our amazing volunteers and the event sponsors Sheppy’s, Refresco, and Rotec Hydraulics for supporting us this year. We can’t wait to see everyone again at our upcoming events.”

Paul Prouse, Managing Director of Rotec Hydraulics Ltd said:

“It is our great pleasure to support the hospice by sponsoring their Santa Abseil. The vital work they do to help patients with life-limiting illnesses, together with their families and carers is remarkable. A special thank you to Dale, Alex, Josie, Rachel, Glyn and Isaac from Rotec for taking on the challenge, and to all their supporters who have donated so generously.”

For those wishing to donate, please visit

 St Margaret’s Hospice Care. Registered charity number: 279473 Company limited by guarantee number: ENG 1471345. All rights reserved. Registered Office: Heron Drive, Taunton, TA1 5HA