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.
More “new start” items provided to a family leaving the refuge. We hope this will help them settle in their new home
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
We popped into 4com today to give them some sweet treats to help them recover from Saturday’s Isle of Wight Challenge.
To 4com – Where do we begin? – you are all amazing – what you put yourselves through yesterday was incredible, and I hope you realise how much difference this will make to the many families in our area. For example, one of the mums we are supporting at the moment has been living with 3 children in a B&B (one room) for nearly 18 months. They have been waiting to be housed, and have lived in cramped, often noisy, conditions all this time. They are hoping to be housed very soon, and obviously have nothing. Your money will enable us to provide brand new household items to make a safe, happy, comfortable home for her and her three children. Many of the families we support have, unfortunately, witnessed or suffered domestic abuse – and have had to flee their current homes, often moving miles away to live in a safe refuge. We clothe them, provide toys, bedding, food etc – but again, your efforts will ensure we can provide all the items they need, so they can make a new life for themselves in a happy home where they feel safe. We are so sorry we couldn’t be there yesterday to cheer you all on – out of the three Trustees, one of them is due her baby today, one of them is the nanny to be and the other one, coincidentally, is due her grandson tomorrow! We were cheering you on from afar all day and hope that the blisters, cramps, aches and pains will all feel worth it when you realise how many smiles you are going to put on people’s faces. Thank you is not enough. If you take a minute a “like”our Facebook page, you will continue to see where your money is being spent.
Thank you so much to Wave 105 Cash for Kids – who have donated £3320.00 to help us continue to buy microwaves for families in temporary accommodation and food shops for local families who are struggling. We are very grateful for your generosity.
Thank you to Waitrose Ashley Rd, Parkstone for choosing us as one of the 3 charities in your July token scheme. Please support us by popping a token into our box. Thank you!
Thank you to Boots in Poole for donating end of line items for our new mums
Thank you to Santander in Broadstone – they held a baby event for their customers to donate items for underprivileged families
Thank you again to 4Com for raising £269.36 for us at their monthly dress down day. That will buy: 7 microwaves for families in temporary accommodation; provide 15 new mums with nappies and baby milk; or buy 4 weekly food shops for families in need.