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We will be holding our first event in over two years to celebrate 25 years of Careline. Everyone is welcome.


There will be afternoon tea and scones, craft stalls and, of course, a raffle. Tickets are £1 each or £5 per book. If you would like to purchase any, please contact us either by email: or phone: 01335 210353


1st Prize: Hamper
2nd Prize: Bumble Boo Jewellery
3rd Prize: Mug & Candle Set from On a Wick & a Prayer
4th Prize: Book Box
and lots of other prizes

We hope to see you there!


The Rotary Club of Ashbourne is kindly hosting a Christmas Virtual Balloon Race starting on Christmas Day in aid of Careline and one other charity. There are lots of amazing prizes!!

It’s £3 to enter – please visit


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Our Fundraising Walk is Back!

We have launched a new campaign called “Careline’s Fundraising Walk”

Come and join us at Carsington Water on Sunday 31st October 2021!

Can’t join us? Please consider sponsoring the Careline team and making a donation here: carelinefundraisingwalk


Send a cheque, payable to Careline, to:
St. Oswald’s Hospital, Clifton Road, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1DR

Thank you!
Jane & Carolyn




As you know it has been a difficult time for small independent charities like ours this past year. Therefore, we thought we would do a little Facebook Fundraiser but with gifts for donations.

All you have to do is send a donation (big or small, it all counts) to our Virgin Money Account and your name will be selected from a hat (or bowl). If you are selected for one of the gifts you will be notified by us. Simple, right?

Please donate here: Also, remember to add an email address or contact number so we can reach you.


*1st Gift – Gift Hamper*
A lovely gift basket to brighten anyone’s day (up to the value of £40) Image is just an example of the type of gift basket you will win.


*2nd Gift – Jewellery Set*
Beautiful sterling silver necklace and earring set created by Carolyn Anne Jewellery, featuring square heishi amethyst beads. The 16″ necklace is finished with a spring-ring clasp and a 1.5″ extension chain and the earrings dangle from handcrafted sterling silver ear wires.


*3rd Gift – Flower Bouquet* (Donated by Annette, one of our volunteers)
Choose your desired flowers from between £20-£25 and call Careline on 01335 210353 so we can place the order for you. For us to do this we will need your telephone number and postal address.


*4th Gift – Elderflower and Vetivert Reed Diffuser* (Donated from On A Wick and A Prayer)
Light Elderflower balanced with dark and sultry Vetivert. 100ml bottle comes packaged with 6 reed sticks. (Donated from On A Wick and A Prayer)


*5th Gift – Make your own Container Candles Set – Crisp Cotton*
Make 2 regular scented candles. Choose your own containers then simply melt and pour.

This set contains; 1 x 450g bottle of Premium Container Wax; 1 x 30ml bottle of Crisp Cotton Fragrance; 1 x 10ml bottle of Blue Liquid Candle Colour. Containers not included.


Our manager, Jane Fulham, spoke to John Haynes from Dove Radio about Careline this week – have a listen here 


We took part in #GivingTuesday this week and what a great day it was.

Giving Tuesday is a global campaign that raises awareness and hopefully funds for charities taking part all over the world. We had great fun doing it last year, so we decided to take part again this year.

We posted throughout the day on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and had lots of likes, comments and shares – which is great to raise awareness for Careline to let people know what we do and how important our service is for people.

Our amazing community also donated to our #GivingTuesday appeal and we have raised £255 so far, which will help us continue to reach the most vulnerable and lonely people in society, especially over the Christmas period.

If you haven’t donated yet you can do so here.  Every pound we raise makes a huge difference to those we support. It doesn’t matter how big or small, every pound matters.

❤️ Thank you for all your support – we appreciate it so much ❤️


COVID-19 has changed all of our lives and it is only now that we can begin to understand what loneliness and isolation really mean. Our telephone befriending service is more important than ever as our older generation is asked to self-isolate and many others of varying ages are cut off from family and friends during the lockdown.

Demand for our service is growing day by day and our funds are depleting due to the cancellation and postponement of our regular fundraising events.

To help us through this difficult time we have launched our COVID-19 Emergency Appeal. Help us to continue to be there for anyone who is feeling lonely and isolated by donating today.

The smallest amount helps; so please donate anything you can. Thank you ❤️

We would like to reassure you that our service is still running and won’t be affected by the isolation measures. We will continue to call our members 7 days a week throughout this crisis, as we have done for the past 22 years.

Our registered volunteers will be making their telephone befriending calls from their homes. We are here for anyone living in the Derbyshire Dales and East Staffordshire, who may be feeling anxious and isolated at this difficult time, regardless of age. Please use us – our calls are completely free to receive and we are ready to help!

Please get in touch if you or someone you know would like our support by calling 01335 210353 or e-mail


Click link for full image: COVID-19 Infographic