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This Sunday, in celebration of the return of Antiques in the Street with popular local Auctioneer and BBC favourite Charles Hanson, Careline will be holding it’s first ever street collection!

This year’s event is centred around one of Ashbournes’ last remaining Malt Houses and there will be stalls set up along a closed off Church Street, from 10am – 4pm, selling antiques in the open air.

Antiques in the Street will also be running alongside a heritage open day, where the Malt House will be opening its doors for guided tours, as well as the new Artisan Market which will be set up on the Market Place.

We’re still hoping to find some more helpers for the day, so if you have an hour to spare please send us a message. Or if you’re planning on visiting the event, just come & say “hello” – our volunteers will be at both ends of Church Street and at locations throughout the town.

We’re really looking forward to what promises to be a super day!

Careline Calling is one of Dale Diva’s chosen charities this year and are very kindly doing a concert for Careline on 7th October at Empire Club, Ashbourne. Please contact Careline by email: info@carelinecalling.org.uk or telephone: 01335 210353 for tickets. Price: £7.50. See you there!!

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Many congratulations to QEGS pupil Samuel Bradley who was presented with an Award for Service to the Community at a school ceremony last week, in recognition of his support for Careline. Sam has been helping to raise awareness and fundraise for the charity for the last 4 years. It’s really lovely to see younger members of our community wanting to help to make other people’s quality of life better – well done and thank you Sam!

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We’re absolutely thrilled to have been chosen as  Ashbourne Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year 2017/18 – this means a great deal to us! Thank you so much to the staff for nominating us and to everyone who voted for us. We were one of three great local charities in the running, so we’re extremely lucky to have been chosen. We’re really looking forward to working with Sainsbury’s over the next year.

 

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Last week we held a very special event – our 20th Anniversary Strawberry Tea Party! This was an opportunity for over 100 of our volunteers, members and supporters to meet up over afternoon tea, fizz and of course a slice of birthday cake! Everyone agreed what a lovely celebration it was – so thank you to those who helped to make the day such a success, especially our hard working volunteers and trustees.

 

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Join Careline plus many other local community groups including Holly Rd Supportive Care Centre, SSAFA, Uttoxeter Knights, Age UK , Autism Pyramid Group and Scropton Riding School on Sat 1st July from 10am at Uttoxeter Town Hall for the Uttoxeter Together Day – a family fun day which aims to bring townsfolk together. There will be games, stalls and a children’s Fancy Dress Competition at 1pm, with some  exciting prizes and which will be judged by Andrew Griffiths MP. Tesco’s Community Team will be on hand to feed your family lunch for just £4 and the Uttoxeter Friendship Group will be providing delicious homemade cakes! There will be something for everyone and if you have ever considered volunteering for a local cause, you’ll have the opportunity to find out just what’s available, whatever your age or whether you have just a few hours to spare each month or more….

 

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We’re thrilled and ever so grateful to the staff of Sainsbury’s Ashbourne who have chosen Careline as their potential charity of the year. But we now need you all to vote for us please! Follow this link:

https://www.sainsburyslocalcharity.co.uk/

and when prompted type in ‘Ashbourne’, click on the store name and then select ‘Careline’. Or if you’re in the store, you can vote for us near the entrance. It’s very quick and easy but would make a huge difference to us, as we continue to seek longer term funding. Many thanks in advance!

Would you like  to join our friendly team? Do you have experience working in a charity or with volunteers, or are you looking for a career move? Please see the attached job specification and details on how to apply:

Careline Befriending Co-ordinators Job Description – new June 17

If you have any queries about this role  contact the Careline Manager, Jane Fulham on tel: 01335 210353

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To celebrate our 20th Anniversary we’re holding a summer draw with 20 fantastic prizes on offer – from a luxury summer hamper, tickets to Derby Theatre and Derby County Football Club to £50 cash, plus many more exciting prizes for all the family. Tickets cost £1 each and are available from Reception in St Oswald’s Hospital, Clifton Rd, Ashbourne, by calling Jo or Jane in the Careline office on 01335 210353 or by  e-mailing jo@carelinecalling.org.uk.  The draw will be taking place on 20th June 2017.

 

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It’s a sad day in the Careline office, as we say goodbye to our Assistant Manager Mary Beale who starts her well-earned retirement today.

Mary began her involvement with Careline as a volunteer before becoming the Assistant Manager of the charity in 2008.  Since then she has worked tirelessly for the organisation, whether that be the day-to-day activities, fundraising events, strawberry teas, volunteer training and mentoring, support for members or single-handedly managing the move of the charity to its new base at St Oswald’s Hospital!   Mary has played a pivotal role in the success of Careline and helped to shape the values which it embodies today.
We know you’ll join us in thanking her for all the hard work and dedication that she has shown to Careline over the last ten years and in wishing her a very happy retirement! She will be greatly missed but we hope that she’ll keep in touch with us all.