We had a busy weekend of fundraising at both the Holybrook Festival and Thatcham Fun Day on Sunday. We had our publicity boards and tombola stall with us, along with just some of the lovely soft toys that were donated to us by Ardita and the staff from the Mio Fiore restaurant in Newbury. A massive thankyou to everyone who came to see us and donated on the day, and of course to everyone from the Mio Fiore who donated the 89 soft toys!
Lorraine and Karen collected a cheque for £325 from Newbury Waitrose last week, from the Community Matters token scheme we were involved in. A massive thank you to everyone who chose our charity...
We were at Hampstead Marshal Christmas Fair this weekend, Elfin around making money for the charity. We managed to make a great £54.60 - a big thank you to all of the people who donated and supported our charity on the day.
We were at the Christmas lights turn on in Thatcham on Friday with our stall and publicity boards. It was a cold evening but our young people came and helped out Patsy and John with setting up the stall and helping through the evening.
Karen Reeve and Patsy two Trustees from our charity, were at the AWE Christmas Charity fair last week...they managed to raise a great £123. Many thanks to all AWE staff who supported our stall - we had a wonderful day.
We set up a café in a blacksmiths shop ready for the private Steam enthusiast event last weekend. The weather was very kind to us and we had lots of very nice customers. Thank you to all of our very kind cake and soup makers for your very kind donations.
We asked for donations of cakes for a private event last weekend to help us fundraise for our charity. This amazing cake which has our charity logo on was made by Julie Moore and donated by Paul Greenan.
This was one of many donations of cakes made for the event and we want to say a huge thank you to everyone who took time to bake for us and help us raise money and awareness for our charity.
We were at Cheryl and Fred's private steam event on Monday, where we served refreshments and homemade cakes to around 60 people. It was a lovely evening with some lovely generous people.
We would like to thank everyone who baked and donated cakes for us to serve at the event, in return we received donations for our charity of £153.
We were at the Holybrook Fete on Sunday...it was a lovely day and on our soft toy tom-bola we managed to make a great £186. Thanks to everyone who came to see us there and to everyone who donated and took part in our tom-bola.
We were at Thatcham fun day this weekend, where were received a cheque from Karmal - the chair of the Rotary club - for an amazing £1,000...this will go towards getting our second house up and running even sooner and helping us to support more homeless young people and care leavers in West Berkshire. The Mayor of Thatcham, Ellen Crumbly was also there and we are one of her charities of the year for 2017.
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