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Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity has produced a new fund raising pack for supporters, called ‘Strawberry Squeeze'. At the launch event on May 1st, held in the hospice, lots of ideas were showcased to inspire the supporters, volunteers and hospice staff that came along. The strawberry baking competition was popular, with the entries being sliced up and sold off afterwards. There were ideas for tea parties, pamper evenings, office competitions and a sale of strawberry plants. Community Fund raising Manager Emma Carroll commented ‘One of our volunteers even made some strawberry gin, which was a popular taster with many people’
The event raised £227 for the Charity, much of which was down to the generous support from Morrisons, The Works and the Co-op store in Bedgrove, who all donated food for the buffet lunch and allowed the costs to be kept low.
If you would like to raise money for the Hospice with a Strawberry Squeeze pack please send an email to:
The Royal British Legion local Area Team came together with Tesco’s on Thursday 3rd May to hold a Vintage Tea Party to assist 3 of the Area Team Members to take part in 2 major fundraising events in 2018.
Patricia Chadwick, Area manager, will be taking part in the Western Front Trek in September which is a 4 day event walking through the battlefields and memorials of the Somme and Ypres, whilst Natalie Skipper, Case Officer, Northamptonshire and Sharon Turton, Membership Support Officer, Beds and Herts, will be taking part in a 220ft abseil down Canonteign waterfall in the heart of Devon’s Teign Valley.
The fundraising raised through major events helps to fund vital services for the Armed Forces Community from sports based rehabilitation for sick , wounded and injured service men and women, to Careers Advice for those looking to settle back into Civvy Street and to Care Homes for older Veterans .Similarly the Royal British Legion is able to utilise the funds raised to provide help and support in emergency situations through grants and advice to help ease the financial pressures on serving and ex service people every day of every year.
The event raised almost £150, and it was wonderful to see the Community of Aylesbury extending their support.
This bank holiday weekend, local grandma Gill Long and her 3 friends Isabelle Simpson, Julia Bull and Katie Eungblut (Team Theo!) successfully completed the Isle of Wight Coastal Path Challenge, trekking a gruelling 52km around the island in 14 hours! They finished as the highest fundraisers of the event, raising a phenomenal £8000. They’ve been training hard with practice walks around the Chiltern Hills, and as far and wide as the Peak District and New York. Their challenge was all in aid of local charity nursery Puzzle Centre, based in Winslow, Bucks.
Puzzle Centre was set up by Alex Stanyer in 2001 to provide a vital, specialist setting for pre-school children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or communication difficulties. Early intervention is critical for children with Autism, and parents travel from all over the country to bring their children to Puzzle. The waiting list is often over a year long. The nursery offers bespoke education, training, support, research and outreach services for autistic children and their families. However, the nursery sadly relies on charity donations to remain open.
Gill Long’s 3 year old grandson Theo is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and was given a place at Puzzle Centre in November 2017. His family have already noticed a significant difference in Theo’s communication and understanding. Theo’s Mum, Chloe says 'Puzzle is an incredible setting and changes lives for autistic children and their families. We are so lucky that Theo got a place at Puzzle, and we’ve been overwhelmed by the progress he’s made, and the incredible support and advice we’ve received as family since his start. It’s a scary and isolating time when you find out your child has Autism, but Puzzle could not have been more understanding and helpful. It’s so important to raise awareness and increase support for young people with Autism, and I’m very proud of Team Theo for working so hard to help Puzzle reach more families'.
If you’d like to find out more about Puzzle,
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