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Careline’s first new monthly Coffee & Chatter morning, held at St Oswald’s Hospital in Ashbourne, was a great success! Many of our members and volunteers attended as well as people from the local community. Our next Coffee & Chatter morning will be Friday 9th March, 10am-12pm. So if you fancy a free cup of tea or coffee, and a slice of homemade cake, please add it to your diaries as we’d love to see you there!

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Photo: Sue Brown

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Photo: Sue Brown

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Photo: Sue Brown

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Photo: Makeup Artist EstherMarie

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We would like to say a huge thank you to the community for continuing to support us.

So many individuals, volunteers, local societies, organisations and businesses have stepped forward to help and we appreciate it so much.

We would particularly like to thank:

  • Virgin Care
  • Toyota Charitable Trust
  • Derbyshire County Council
  • Sainsbury’s
  • Caroline Cooper
  • Ashbourne & District Probus Club
  • Woodroffe Benton Foundation
  • Uttoxeter Lions
  • Ashbourne Singers
  • Linda Wheeldon
  • Marston Montgomery Relief
  • The Freemasons Charity
  • Shrovetide Dance Committee
  • Uttoxeter Knights
  • Inner Wheel Club of Uttoxeter
  • Ramathon
  • Grand Provincial Charity (Masons)
  • Ashbourne Mayors Charity

to name but a few.

We would also like to thank our volunteers and all those who have given us their time, donations or help with our fundraising events. You have contributed enormously to ensuring that we are able to maintain our free telephone befriending service to the elderly and most vulnerable members of our society.

We are still searching for that elusive large scale funding, but thanks to all our supporters we are able to continue running the service for the foreseeable future.

We wish you the very best for 2018

Jane, Jo & Carolyn and Trustees

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We had such fun at the ‘Antiques on the Street’ event and Artisan Market in Ashbourne on Sunday 10th September, where we held our first ever street collection.  Thank you to all of those who volunteered, or donated or who just came to chat to us about Careline – we really appreciate your support in helping us to raise £134!

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BBC Auctioneer Charles Hanson with Careline staff Carolyn & Jo


We are extremely honoured to have been presented with a Community Award, plus an incredible £2,000 by the Provincial Grand Lodge of Derbyshire Freemasons recently. It means a great deal to everyone at Careline to have our hard work recognised in this way. Thank you to Trustees Annette Eley and for attending the evening on behalf of the charity.

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Many thanks to Ashbourne Rotary Club for their recent donation of £500. They have made generous donations to Careline many times over the years and we’re all very grateful to them for their continued support. Without  organisations like the Rotary Club many local charities and voluntary organisations would struggle, so we’re all very lucky to have them!


Thank you to everyone from Careline, Betty’s Sewing Box and Ashbourne Singers who bought a raffle ticket to win the stunning throw made by our very talented volunteer Jocelyn Dacie. Congratulations to Sharon Amy from Ashbourne Singers whose winning ticket was drawn last Friday by Careline volunteer Coral Hodges. We’re really grateful to Jocelyn for donating the throw, which we know took many hours to make. You have have all helped us to raise a fantastic £100!


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Many thanks to the fantastic Shrovetide Dance Committee for their generous donation  – it means a great deal to us to be supported by such an iconic Ashbourne organisation.



We so grateful that having already made a donation after last summer’s Duck Race, they chose us again as one of three very worthy recipients to benefit from the proceeds of their annual dance. It really is much appreciated.

Thank you to local design agency Ego for including Careline as one of their £10k for 10 UK charities – we’re really grateful for their donation of £200 and continued support. Please help Rachel and Lucy who will be taking part in The Peak District Challenge in September, raising more money for us and their other  worthwhile chosen charities – you can find further information on their website


A big thank you to the Freemason’s (St Oswald’s Lodge) for their very generous donation of £500 – what a lovely a thing to receive in the post on a Monday morning! We’re so pleased and very grateful.

Many thanks to Marston Montgomery village charity for their donation of £100 – it’s much appreciated!