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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! ūüôā

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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.

How to find  Carsington Water:

 

Careline has held a 100 Club since 2014, which has raised well over £6,000 for the charity. Everyone who wishes to take part pays £24 for the year ( cash, cheque or standing order) and is allocated an individual number which is entered into a prize draw at Christmas and again in the spring of 2020. Eight cash prizes are awarded at each draw, ranging from £10 to £100.

If you would like more information or to take part call Jo on 01335 210353 or e-mail jo@carelinecalling.org.uk¬† Entry for this year’s 100 Club closes on 28th September 2019.

 

Sadly due to a major heating fault in St Oswald’s Church, the difficult decision has been made to postpone this concert until spring 2020. Refunds will be available from where tickets were originally purchased & we hope to publish a rescheduled date soon. Apologies for any inconvenience.

 

 

 

 

 

Join local community groups on Sat 6th July from 10am at Uttoxeter Town Hall (19 High St, Uttoxeter ST14 7HP), for the Uttoxeter Community Networking Forum’s 3rd Uttoxeter Together Day. Free to attend, the day will again showcase over 20 local voluntary organisations, with games, stalls, activities and great value family refreshments from the Tesco Community Team. There will be free entertainment throughout the morning, including live music and performances from local school & adults choirs. For the first time the Royal Logistics Corps will be bringing along interactive kit and equipment, including a Virtual Reality headset! We will also have the ice cream van outside the Town Hall throughout the morning.

It’s going to be a fun event for all the family, which celebrates community spirit!

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Thank you to the Mayor of Ashbourne, Sue Bull, for giving us a £1,200 donation.

Careline was one of the Mayor’s chosen charities and we are very grateful for this fantastic contribution to Careline.

Sue Bull (Mayor), Jan Fulham (Careline Manager) and Irene Sellars (Careline Volunteer)

Careline’s celebratory Spring Coffee Morning is coming! Join us for good conversation, a cup of coffee and slice of handmade cake on Friday 17th May, 10am-12pm at St. Oswald’s Hospital, Ashbourne. We’ll have a selection of stalls for you to browse, live entertainment throughout the morning and will also be drawing our Spring Raffle¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†with lots of fabulous prizes to be won, including this gorgeous hamper, so buy your tickets now!

Raffle tickets are available from the Careline office (situated in the        hospital), by calling 01335 210353 or will be available during the morning. Hope to see you there!