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 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
As many of you will be aware, we have been fortunate enough to be receiving £30,000 from 4Com from their Isle of Wight Challenge. This money is going to be used for our latest project “New Start” which will enable us to provide brand new items (washing machines/cookers/fridge freezers, carpet etc) for families who are trying to make a new life for themselves. As we want to make this project sustainable going forward, we are still providing pre-loved items where possible. This will ensure we can help all the families we are asked to support. We cannot provide pre-loved electrical goods due to safety. We made our first purchase for “New Start” this week (more details to follow). Thank you for your continued support.
Thank you to everyone who purchased raffle tickets – we raised over £500.00
BOTTLE OF GIN – 1613; £50 B BETTY’S BAKES VOUCHER – 1169; FERNDOWN FOREST GOLF VOUCHER – 53; COASTAL COMEDY TICKETS – 168; BEAULIEU TICKETS – 1653; BOVINGTON TANK MUSEUM VOUCHER – 475; FARMER PALMER TICKET – 1536; ABBOTSBURY SWANNERY VOUCHER – 208; LULWORTH CASTLE TICKET – 463; LITTLEDOWN FAMILY SWIM – 250; ONE MONTH PASS TO THE JUNCTION – 1122 – WE WILL BE IN TOUCH WITH ALL THE WINNERS OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS – CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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.