Thank you all very much!

We are so grateful for all of the support that we receive from our local community and want to say a big thankyou! So this page is dedicated to everyone who makes a donation to Careline  – no matter how big or small, every penny really does help to keep our service running.

We were fortunate to be awarded £2,277 from the Toyota Manufacturing UK Charitable Trust last week – we’re so grateful to them for their support. We thoroughly enjoyed the ceremony and it was a privilege to stand alongside so many other worthwhile local charities.

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Careline  would like to say a huge thank you to the community for continuing  to support us this year.

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Early in 2016  the Ashbourne Telegraph published an article explaining that the majority of our funding had been cut and in it we asked for support to help keep the service running. And that’s exactly what you, the community have done!

So many individuals, volunteers, local societies, organisations and businesses have stepped forward to help and for that we are so grateful.  We would particularly like to thank:

Ashbourne Lions

Ashbourne Shrovetide Dance Committee

Ashbourne Singers

Marks & Spencer

Waitrose

The Trustees of the Mrs Elsie Exton Trust

The Old Trust of Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School

Ashbourne Methodist Church

Dovedale Dash

Brailsford & District Ploughing & Hedgecutting Society

Rotary Club of Uttoxeter

Uttoxeter Lions

Uttoxeter Knights

Inner Wheel of Uttoxeter

to name but a few.

We would also like to thank all those people who have been involved in our fundraising events either in volunteering their time or as a guest – you  have contributed enormously to ensuring that we are able to maintain our regular telephone befriending calls to the elderly and most vulnerable members of our society.  This time of year is particularly difficult for many older people with the days being so short. Research tells us that loneliness and a lack of social interaction can be as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day; in addition  more than  half (51%) of all people aged 75+ live alone in the UK and nearly a fifth of those people spend zero hours with other people on a typical day.

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

With very best wishes for 2017

The Staff and  Trustees at Careline.

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!

Many thanks to the Ashbourne Shrovetide Dance Committee for choosing Careline as one of three charities to benefit from the money raised by their annual Duck Race this summer. It was by all accounts great fun and we were thrilled to receive £340.

Careline are grateful to the Trustees of the Mrs E Exton Trust for their very generous donation of £2500. We are planning to put this money towards marketing and publicity material. This  will help us to reach even more people who feel in need of support, but who may not already know about our free befriending service.

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