Thank you to everyone who has been part of Ashley’s Birthday Bank this year, whether you’ve donated items, bought raffle tickets, manned stalls, attended our events, donated money, held fundraising events for us, been one of our amazing volunteers, or watched our progress with interest. We thank each and every one of you, and hope you continue to support us during 2017. We have heard of many sad situations in our local area, but with your help, we have been able to put a smile on a face, lift someone’s spirits, put food in hungry stomachs, gift a child on their Birthday and at Christmas and clothe deprived families. Poverty and domestic violence has unfortunately had a huge impact on the families we have helped. We will continue to support all these families. Happy New Year to you all
Thank you to Nina Kochhar for applying on our behalf, and Mary Barrett from J P Morgan Bournemouth for processing our application for a Community Donation. We were lucky enough to receive a cheque for £750.00 – what an amazing way to start 2017 for us. We will be able to help more local families in so many different ways.
Thank you to everyone who bought a raffle ticket – we have raised over £800!!! The winners have been drawn and will be contacted to collect their prizes. Winners shown below:-
1st Prize – 32″ Telly – 90 – Scott Hillier
2nd Prize – Lollipops Cafe Voucher – 816 – “Pete”
3rd Prize-Tea for Two Voucher & Prosecco-1736-Mickey Havelock
Photoshoot – 799 – Diane Spark
Hamper – 1213 – “Sally”
Handbag – 1416 – Lynn Juniper
Casa Brazil Vouchers – 533 – Sally Harvey
Tea Hamper – 1004 – “Harry”
Cinema Tickets – 758 – Sheila Smith
Swimming Tickets – 982 – Sue Reeves
Bottle of Cava – 1703 – Mickey Havelock
Toiletries Set – 178 – Lisa Townsend
Monkey Madness Ticket – 333 – Roger Mecia
Toiletries Set – 249 – Chloe Turvey
We would like to say a huge thank you to Wave 105 Mission Christmas Appeal for including us in their event again this year. We received hundreds of presents which enabled us to provide gifts for over 600 children this Christmas. We couldn’t do this without the support of Wave 105 and all their listeners. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts
As the year draws to a close, we would like to thank all the local businesses and individuals who have donated time, money and items to us, which have enabled us to help hundreds of local families in need. Whether it be clothing and nappies for a baby who’s mother has escaped domestic violence, a microwave for a mother of 4 young children in a B&B who had no way of heating their food, or birthday presents and a cake for a young girl who’s parents are struggling financially and have mental health needs. We have been there for them all, thanks to you. A special thanks to our lovely volunteers, who will move into 2017 with us, with fresh ideas, continued fundraising and much needed support. We couldn’t have done any of this with without all your help, and we would like to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Anna, Lynn & Danielle
We received a message from Social Services last night asking if we could help a family of 5 who were only going to have pasta for Christmas Dinner. Within the hour, a Christmas Food shop was ordered, which will ensure they get the Christmas Dinner they deserve, and 2 gifts were wrapped and tagged for each child (one of which was also having a birthday over Christmas). This is why we do what we do.
Grab your raffle tickets before 23rd December. Grand prize – 32″ Blaupunkt HD Ready LED TV!!!! Imagine winning this for a 50p ticket! Many other prizes including 2nd Prize – unlimited visits to Lollipops Play Cafe until August 2017, 3rd Prize Afternoon Tea for 2 and a Glass of Prosecco from Hallmark Hotel, Bournemouth, Family ticket to Bovington Tank Museum, Many other prizes including Swimming Ticket, Family Photo Shoot, Christmas Hampers, Cinema tickets, Bottle of cava etc etc. Tickets can be paid for by Paypal/cash to our Trustees/direct payment to bank.
Please message us if you would like tickets. Please share this to all your friends. All proceeds to help underprivileged families in our local area (Poole, Bournemouth & Christchurch). Thank you
This afternoon we were asked by a local Children’s Centre if we could provide a microwave to a young mum in a B&B who is unable to provide hot food for her 3 young children (up until today they were getting a hot meal at school). We have ordered a microwave this evening for delivery direct to mum tomorrow