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Thank you to everyone who came along, bought raffle tickets or made donations to our recent Christmas Coffee Morning – what a festive time we all had, raising £1642.00 in the process! While we strive to try to find a source of long term funding, it’s reassuring to know that the community continue to support us so wholeheartedly.


Special thanks to the Ashbourne Singers who each year take time out of their busy concert rehearsal schedule to come along and sing – always one of the highlights of the morning! Thank you also to Optimum, The Olde Sweete Shop and Milkshake Bar, Blooming Beau, Newton House Hotel , The Little Papierie and Wyaston Nurseries for their generous donations; plus the staff of St Oswald’s Hospital kitchen who made the delicious mince pies. We’re so grateful to you all!


Careline’s popular Christmas Coffee Morning is FREE to attend & takes place on Friday 2nd December from 10–12.30pm in the foyer of St Oswald’s Hospital, Ashbourne.
Always a fun festive morning you’ll have the opportunity to do some Christmas shopping from our stalls selling handmade jewellery, Christmas cards, handicrafts and delicious cakes and preserves. You can also Name the Bear or Guess the Weight of the Cake! We have a fantastic raffle again this year with a first prize of a luxury hamper full of festive goodies worth over £100, a £50 cash prize, a hessian bag of wine, tea for 2 at the Newton House Hotel plus many more – tickets are £1 each and will be available that morning, or can be purchased in
advance from the main reception in St Oswald’s Hospital or the Careline office. The winning tickets will be drawn during the coffee morning.

Come along and enjoy a warm drink and a mince pie whilst the Ashbourne Singers entertain you with carols around the tree – this is a free event, to which everyone is welcome. You’re guaranteed to feel the Christmas spirit, whilst raising some vital funds for your local telephone befriending charity, which offers a free service to support people in and around Ashbourne and Uttoxeter. Our calls are available every day of the year, including Christmas Day. For more information please call the Careline Team on 01335 210353.


Take some time out from your busy pre-Christmas diaries to join us for a glass of fizz on Friday 18th November.

We’ve got 2 entertaining talks lined up – popular  make-up artist Esther Marie shares her tips on Christmas evening glamour and talented local candle maker Annie from On A Wick And A Prayer, on Burning the Wick at Both Ends!


Plus our therapists will be on hand to treat you to  a selection  of mini-treatments  – you could book a relaxing file & polish, an acupressure massage or a hand and arm massage; or try something new like Reiki or  Colour Reiki; you could even book a reading with our clairvoyant!


Tickets cost £8.50 incl. a glass of fizz & nibbles. We’re asking for a donation of £5 per treatment – these can be booked in advance or on the evening.   For more information, to buy tickets and  book treatments visit the Careline office, St Oswald’s Hospital. Alternatively send us a message via our website, Facebook page (Careline Calling) or call us direct on  tel: 01335 210353.  The event  takes place at Clifton Smith Hall, Clifton, Ashbourne DE6 2GJ.

Treat yourself before the Festive Frenzy Begins – bring some friends too!

Join Careline and other local organisations including the Holly Road Supportive Care Centre, Alzheimer’s Society and Age UK to recognise World Alzheimer’s Day at a Dementia Support Showcase on Wednesday 21st September 2016. The aim of the day is to enable you to find out more about dementia and the local support available for sufferers and their families. Teas and coffees will be available throughout the day, along with a variety of talks and taster sessions.

This  event is free to attend and  takes place at the Heath Community Centre, Holly Rd, Uttoxeter ST14 7DT from 10.30am-3.30pm. For more information call 01889 220 420. EVERYONE WELCOME.

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Would you like to help us raise some funds by joining our 100 Club? It couldn’t be easier and means that we can give something back to you, if your lucky number comes up!

You simply pay £24 for the year (standing order, cash or cheque) and we allocate you a number, which will then be entered into our twice yearly draw. You can buy as many numbers as you wish at £24 each. There will be two large cash prizes at each draw, plus several smaller amounts (e.g. 1st prize = £100, 2nd prize = £50, with 6 prizes of £10 ); the remainder of the money is donated to Careline.

Call us on 01335 210353 or e-mail: for more information or to join.

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who put their green tokens into the Careline box in Waitrose, Ashbourne last month – you’ve helped to raise an amazing £600!! Sadly we haven’t been chosen as Sainsbury’s charity partner of the year, but this certainly helps to make up for the disappointment.


Careline has been shortlisted as one of three charities to be put forward to the customer voting stage for Sainsbury’s Ashbourne Local Charity Partner for the year 2016/17,  so please can we ask you to vote for us?

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Sainsbury’s want to make as big an impact as possible in their local communities. So every year they work together with their customers and colleagues to support a local cause at the heart of the local community. These are holistic partnerships that last for the whole year and include a range of support such as awareness-raising and fundraising in-store, volunteering and donations. As you can imagine this would give Careline a big financial boost in what is proving to be an extremely difficult year.

You can vote in-store or online: between 13th – 26th  June with the   winner selected and announced in early July. You don’t have to be local to vote for us online – simply click on the above link, type in Ashbourne, select the Ashbourne store & our charity will come up.

Thank you from all at the Careline Team!



Good news! Waitrose Ashbourne have chosen Careline as one of their Community Matters charities for the month of June. So if you  shop in the store, our collection box will be ready for lots of green tokens from this Friday, 27th May! Please let your friends and family know too, as this represents a big boost to our funds during  a very challenging year.

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Joins us for a relaxing evening of pampering and indulgence, as we raise funds for Careline.


Book a mini-treatment with one of our beauty and complimentary therapists – file & polish, manicure, indian head massage, hand and arm massage or Colour Reiki. Or have your hair dry cut or put up by one of our hairstylists. Meet award winning make up artist Esther Marie and learn her 10 tips on how to look great and save time. We’ll have a range of stalls with beautiful local handicrafts, make-up, skin products and jewellery to browse, as well as delicious homemade cakes courtesy of the Humble Bumblebee pop up cafe.

Tickets are only £6 each ( including a glass of Prosecco or elderflower fizz) & are available from the Careline Office, St Oswald’s Hospital, Clifton Rd, Ashbourne. Mini-treatments cost £5 each and can be booked in advance on 01335 210353 or on the evening.





You are invited to join Careline for coffee and cake at the Holly Rd Supportive Care Centre – a new community space for the people of Uttoxeter. Meet new friends, catch up with someone you may not have seen for a while or simply discover  some of the services available to you nearby, as you enjoy the comfort of this beautifully renovated centre. And just to be sure that you are feeling completely relaxed, one of  our therapists will offer you a complimentary hand massage!


Everyone welcome!