January is a tough month financially for everyone – so far this month we have provided the following – 4 x stairgates, 5 x weekly foodshops, 10 x baby gift bags, 12 x essentials boxes (containing toiletries and cleaning products), cot, mattress & bedding, nappies, baby clothing, blackout blind, pull up pants, birthday gifts x 10, dolls house, school uniform, teenage clothing, clothing to allow a young girl to go for an interview, toiletries, sanitary products, highchair, football kit so a little boy can join in the school club, duvet, pillow, pillowcases and bedding for a girl who is caring for her mother, and currently sleeping on a rug on the floor; and trainers and uniform so a girl can go to school and increase her school attendance. 30 “Ashley” Bears to all the children currently staying at the Refuge. Thank you to everyone for their continued support
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 received this lovely message after one of our food shop deliveries was sent to a family in need – “The delivery is here. I can’t believe how much there is! Thank you so much, I cannot express my gratitude enough! Thank you. the food ideas are fab, I can even chuck together a roast. Honestly can’t remember the last time we had anything fresh, or even eggs!!
I’m over the moon for your help, my son will be so happy about the eggs and the chicken poppers!!
Ohh, and there’s fresh bread?!! How amazing!
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