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Calling all Derby County fans – we have something fantastic for you! Courtesy of the Toyota Charitable Trust, we have 2 full hospitality tickets available for Derby’s game against Huddersfield Town on Saturday 15th February. They would make a great Valentine’s Day or birthday gift for any football fan. Not only do you get a 3-course meal but you will also sit in the comfort of the Toyota Executive Box for the match.

We are going to offer these tickets (worth £200 each) to the person who makes us the highest bid for both. Sensible offers only please. Message us, call us on 01335 210353 or e-mail us info@carelinecalling.org.uk to make a bid or for more information.

New year, new plans, new memories to be made.
Happy New Year from all at Careline x

Wishing all of our members, volunteers and supporters a very happy Christmas! Thank you to everyone who has helped us this year – you all make a big difference to a small charity. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year, but in the meantime our befriending calls will carry on throughout the Christmas period, to those who need us.

The Careline Christmas Coffee Morning, our biggest event of the year, takes place this Friday 13th December! We’ll be selling tickets for the Christmas Draw, which will take place that morning; our first prize is an amazing M&S hamper worth £100, plus lots of other prizes!

We’ll have  a tombola, guess the weight of the cake, homemade cakes and crafts, new gifts and lots of other ways to win some prizes.  You can have a cup of  tea/coffee and mince pies, as you listen to Christmas carols from the Ashbourne Singers. This popular event is free to attend and everyone is welcome- so come,  join the fun and help us to raise some funds! Held at St Oswald’s Hospital, Ashbourne, Friday 13th December, 10am-12:30pm

We had such a good morning at our Winter Craft Fair on Friday. Thank you to everyone who came along, to our stall holders, to Hatters who donated so many cakes and to all of our volunteers. It was lovely to see everyone chatting over tea and cake and we raised £436!

 

 

 

Did you know that it’s National Befriending Week? The perfect week to raise awareness about the positive impact befriending makes in communities. So with that in mind, here are just a few of our brilliant volunteers, without whom Careline couldn’t exist and we think they’re great! Have a look – you might recognise someone.

 

Our Winter Gift & Craft Fair is back and will be held at St. Oswald’s Church Hall, Ashbourne on Friday 15th November at 10am-12pm. Lots of fantastic stalls as well as refreshments and a slice of homemade cake. Hope you can join us! 🙂

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We’re so sorry for any inconvenience but the difficult decision has been made to postpone this concert due to a major heating fault in St Oswald’s Church, which unfortunately cannot be fixed until next month. The  Daleian Singers are planning to reschedule in spring 2020 and we will confirm this new date as soon as we can. In the interim, refunds will be available from where tickets were purchased. 

Wednesday was a special one for Careline, as we invited all of our members and volunteers to catch up over afternoon tea. It’s something that we are only able to do every two years, but is a popular occasion because it gives everyone an opportunity to meet those they chat to over the phone; new friendships are made and old friendships become stronger. It was a sunny, happy afternoon  and one that we will remember.

A big thank you to Yeldersley Hall for hosting us in such a stunning location, to Hatters for the delicious afternoon tea and to our talented musicians for the  background music. But the biggest thank you of all goes to our volunteers who worked so hard all afternoon to make sure that everyone had everything that they needed – we couldn’t have done it without them!

 


 

 

This autumn we’re bringing back our popular fundraising sponsored walk, which will be taking place at Carsington Water on 28th September. Starting at Millfields Car Park (£3 for up to 2 hours/£5 for the day) at 10am , we’ll be heading around the reservoir, with an opportunity to have a well-earned break at the Visitor’s Centre on the way. The length of the walk is 8 miles, although a slightly shorter version is also available. Everyone is welcome to join in, especially 4 legged supporters! In fact the more people the merrier, with every penny raised helping to keep our telephone befriending service running. Or you can sponsor the Careline Team and we’ll do the walk for you!

Please sponsor us now   or come along & join us! See attached  Sponsorship Form 2019  or call  Jo on 01335 210353/e-mail jo@carelinecalling.org.uk for more information.

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