Appreciation Makes Us Humble

Comments received this week – From a Social Worker – “Thank you so much. Without amazing people like you, nothing would ever change”; From a single mum struggling to feed her children; “Hi there, I tried to call you to say thank you for the shopping that we received. I am lost for words at such generosity, I’m having an awful time at the moment, and didn’t realise that there were charities out there such as this. Please let me know if there is anything I can do in return” . This is the reason we are here, and, as supporters of our Charity, you are all part of this. The cost of food is increasing all the time – we average £70 per food shop and in the last 11 days have provided 6. If you can support us at your place of work (with a collection tin or charity event), or could sponsor our charity for a minimal monthly donation, please get in touch. Thank you xxx

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A Busy August so Far

We have had a very busy month so far – in 11 days, we have been requested and have provided the following:- 1 x bed, 2 x fridge freezers, 2 x microwaves, toy storage, 1 x washing machine, 6 x birthday presents, 6 x weekly food shops, day out vouchers, 8 x Lush packs, Birthday cake, Birthday tea, Bedding, Travel Cot, 2 x Cots with mattress, sacks of baby toys, kitchen equipment, 2 x sets of school uniform, a travel system for a newborn, chest of drawers, toys and books, teenage clothing for 4 teenagers, 6 x toiletry packs, ladies clothes for 3 mums, nappies, baby clothes for 3 babies, toddler clothes, a lamp for a toddler’s room, a new television and girls clothes. Thank you all for your support – we run the charity in our spare time, which ensures every penny and item goes directly to these families, and we couldn’t do it without your help.

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Making Birthdays a Happy Occasion

There have been a lot of birthday requests in the last few weeks – here is a snapshot of some of the gifts provided – to put a smile on the faces of children who have been through so much, and receive so little.  One of them said “I don’t mind if I don’t receive a present this year, I know my mum loves me” – we were able to provide for them all.

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School Uniform for a Single Mum

We were asked to provide school uniform for a mum who was worried about sending her children back to school with no uniform as she had no money to buy any.  Thank you to the donations received from our call out for uniform – we were able to provide this

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Busy Week

It has been a busy week  – we attended a Medium Night where we held a raffle and raised £111.00 – thank you to Micky Havelock and Mark Stone for inviting us.  We have also provided a washing machine for a single dad who was washing clothes in the sink with washing up liquid, a fridge freezer and cooker for a mum who had fled domestic violence with nothing, and Lush packs to the refuge to give the mum’s a bit of luxury and make them feel good about themselves.

 

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Project New Start is Under Way!!!!!

Our first “new start pack” going to a family who have been housed in a tiny flat with no appliances, furniture etc, We have provided brand new appliances, kitchen equipment, bedding etc, a cot for their baby, a food shop and baby equipment. We will continue to support this family. Thank you 4Com – the first of many brand new items we are now able to provide

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Come And See Us At The Carnival!

We will be attending Poole Carnival on Sunday 6th August – please come and see us at Branksome Rec – adopt a friend/tombola/lucky cards and more !  Sunday 6th August – 10am to 5pm – carnival along Ashley Road, then fete in Branksome Recreation Ground, off Alder Road, Parkstone

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New Crisis Packs Now Going to Families

We have introduced our new crisis packs, which contain essentials such as washing up liquid, washing powder, sanitary products, toiletries, nappies etc.  These will be given to the families who literally have nothing, to help them feel “a bit more human”.  These packs cost £38.50 per box – if you wish to donate to enable us to continue this service, please go to our “Donations” page of our website

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Cake Bouquet & Baby Equipment for New Mum

Thank you to everyone who donated items for a new mum for her baby boy.  We were able to provide clothing, nappies and baby equipment.  Rustic & Retro Cakery also made and donated a lovely cupcake bouquet for mum and cupcakes for his siblings to celebrate.  Thank you all

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