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As we wish you a happy Christmas and thank you all for your support this year, we also have some amazing news to tell you. A few days ago we received confirmation that the Big Lottery will be funding Careline for the next 2 years!! As many of you know, we have had to work especially hard this year to raise funds to keep our crucial service up and running, so this really is the best Christmas present that we could ever have hoped for.
So here’s to all of you and we wish you a happy & prosperous 2019!
Jane, Jo and Carolyn x

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Christmas Coffee Morning where  we raised an amazing £1604!! It was a lovely, festive morning with mince pies and carols; where old friendships were rekindled and new ones made. What better way to end the year?

The Ashbourne Singers entertained visitors with a selection of festive carols

Lovely Careline volunteers Nancy & Shirley

Ashbourne Singer Jenny, with Careline Trustee Glennis and Sue Brown from Tesco Uttoxeter, who have been a huge support to us this year.

Careline volunteer Kathryn with Johnathan, who makes teas and coffees for us each Christmas Coffee Morning

Our Christmas Coffee Morning is our biggest event of the year and is just around the corner! There will be a raffle, tombola, guess the weight of the cake and lots of other ways to win some fab prizes, as well as tea/coffee and yummy mince pies, all while listening to some Christmas carols from the Ashbourne Singers. This event is open to everyone, so come and join the fun! Held at St Oswald’s Hospital, Ashbourne, Friday 7th December, 10am-12:30pm.

This year’s gorgeous luxury Christmas hamper is ready! It’s jam-packed with so many delicious goodies it’s definitely worth buying a book of tickets for 😉 This is our first prize in our Christmas draw, but there are lots of other fab prizes to be won. Raffle tickets are now on sale at St Oswald’s Hospital Reception until Friday 7th December, when the winners will be drawn at our Christmas Coffee Morning. Tickets are £1 each or £5 for a book 😁

Last Friday we held our first Christmas Shopping Coffee Morning and what a fun time we had. Lots of stalls selling gorgeous handmade items. Lots of tea, coffee and yummy homemade cakes were consumed. Our members had a lovely time. Thank you to everyone who attended and made it such a success.

We are holding a Christmas Shopping Coffee Morning on Friday 9th November at St Oswald’s Hospital, Ashbourne, 10am-12pm. There will be the usual tea/coffee, raffle and a slice of homemade cake, but there will also be lots of local crafters and artisans selling their handmade goods, from jewellery and home accessories to candles and greeting cards. It’s open to everyone, so please do come along – we hope you can make it!

We hosted a beetle drive with a fish and chip supper on Friday 26th October at St Oswald’s Church Hall and it was a lot of fun. The fish and chips from the Market Place, Ashbourne were delicious and complimented by some lovely wine, lots of raffle prizes were won too! Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket and to those who helped out on the night.

 

 

Careline will be holding a fun beetle drive with fish & chip supper on Friday 26th October at St Oswald’s Church Hall, Ashbourne, from 7pm. Tickets are £8 and available from the Careline office – please call 01335 210353 or email jo@carelinecalling.org.uk – hope you can make it! 🙂

 

 

 

On Saturday 29th September, our Chair, Gordon Hart, accepted a cheque from the Rotary Club of Ashbourne at the Last Night of the Proms for an amazing £1000! Thank you SO much!

The Careline team and volunteers completed the 8 mile sponsored walk at Carsington Water on Saturday. The weather was just perfect with blue skies and warm sunshine – not a cloud in the sky. We set off at 10:15am and crossed the finish line (or rather the visitor centre for a well deserved coffee and cake) at 1:15pm.

So far we have raised £370!!

If you didn’t manage to sponsor us there’s still time! You can either drop off your contribution at our office or by cheque (Careline, c/o St Oswald’s Hospital, Clifton Road, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1DR), or if you prefer to do it online, you can do so here: Virgin Money Giving

Many thanks for your support!