Weighted blankets ordered for 2 autistic children – to help them settle and keep calm
Fantastic night as always at Charminster Spiritualist Church – thank you for inviting us to hold a raffle at tonight’s event. An added thank you to Andrew Byng for donating part of his fee to us. We really appreciate all your support. We raised £118.00, which will buy a food shop for a family, and pay for 4 essentials boxes for families in need
We are VERY excited to launch “Ashley Bear” – this little bear will be given to children who have been through domestic violence or neglect. Someone to hug, and talk to when they are feeling sad. We have wanted to purchase and launch these for so long, and thanks to a grant from Talbot Village Trust, and our fundraising efforts last year, we can now make this possible. They will become our “mascot” and hopefully give the children some comfort.
Thank you to Bournemouth Daily Echo (Gannett Foundation) for their grant of £3,900.00, which will enable us to continue providing weekly food shops and microwaves to families in need.
“So we had a lovely morning of donating a lovely amount of £220 to Ashley’s Birthday bank , we have been squirrelling away all year a percentage of our take and with our smasher Christmas raffle we are chuffed to help such a worthy charity. We shall be continuing to support Ashley’s Birthday Bank this year with some more raffles throughout the year.”
Thank you for your ongoing support during 2018