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Thanks to your generosity we have reached a new total of £42,250 for our Covid 19 Pandemic Isolation Unit appeal. Our Trustee and Treasurer Gordon Parfitt (plus Tallulah the dog!) did the honours and put the new sticker on our fundraising thermometer. The total is slowly but surely rising and is a great testament to the support we are receiving from our local community. Thank you again, and if you have not already donated please go to https://charlottestraker.org.uk/isolationunit for more information on the campaign and the different ways to donate.
By the end of the 4th week of “Team Charlotte Straker’s” Round Britain Exercise Challenge we have travelled from Rame Head, Cornwall to Southampton, around the Isle of Wight then back along the south coast through Sussex, Kent, Essex, Suffolk arriving at Kings Lynne, Norfolk. See progress in week 4 in BLUE on the map.
If you have not already donated to help ‘Team CS’ to raise £5,000 for the Isolation Unit Appeal please go to:-www.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/CSPExerciseChallenge
The Crafty Women have created two gorgeous hand made quilts to raffle in aid of our isolation appeal. The first is a 1.5 m x 1 m quilt in shades of blue with hand crafted rosettes, and the second is a 1 m x 1 m quilt in beautiful pink colours with hand appliqued butterflies.
We have 20 raffle tickets at £5 each. For a chance of winning either quilt, please email Angela Jones on firstname.lastname@example.org and she will organise your payment and allocate you a number. Once all the 20 tickets are sold we will draw the 2 winning tickets. The first ticket drawn will have a choice of which quilt they would prefer.
Our new total for our Covid 19 Pandemic Isolation Unit stands at over £32,500!
David Thompson, a member of the Fundraising Committee, is shown putting the new amount on our fundraising thermometer.
We have been receiving some fantastic messages via those who have donated on our Virgin Money Giving link, which are a great encouragement to those in our fundraising team. E.g “We support your good work, keep going in these troubled times” and ‘You are all doing an amazing job, we thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts”. Thank you for your donations AND your kind messages – we make sure that everyone involved in the Isolation Appeal has a chance to read them.
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By the end of week 2 (3rd Oct) of the Exercise Challenge we have travelled down the West Coast to Liverpool, then crossed the Irish Sea by Ferry from Birkenhead (miles not counted!) and journeyed from Belfast along the Irish Border east to west, to arrive at Bushmills, NI. We continue to need your help to raise £5,000 for the Isolation Unit Appeal.
If you have not already donated please go to:-www.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/CSPExerciseChallenge
Yesterday our residents did some fundraising themselves by taking part in a “Fundraise for Macmillan Cancer” afternoon. They enjoyed an afternoon of prosecco and some singing by the talented Ruth Boyd. Ruth stood outside our dining room on the decking and sang a medley of well known songs, whilst everyone listened through the windows, sang and clapped along. We also incorporated a music therapy session. Thank you to everyone who took part – the photos below show our residents enjoying the music.
Our afternoon tea took place last week with delicious home baked cakes and treats, all made by our Head Cook Debbie. Our residents, even though social distancing had to be observed, really enjoyed the chance to meet and enjoy some home baked goodies, plus chat to our staff and volunteers. We are taking the opportunity to have small gatherings in the afternoon, to provide some variety and good conversation during the renewed lockdown at Charlotte Straker House.