Careline Supporter Dominic Delf and a group of intrepid friends have taken on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in aid of Careline. The team, made up of Dominic, Ciara Delf, Tom Delf, Gavin Delf, Peter Douglas and Michael Pettingale,  took the challenge on 15 August which involved climbing the peaks of Pen-y-Ghent (691m) , Whernside (728m) and Ingleborough (723m), all in under 12 hours! These peaks form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

We’re enormously grateful to Dominic and his team for taking this on for Careline. Please support them by making a donation on our Virgin Money Giving Page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/displayEventDetails.action?eventId=22688&charityId=1005884&invocation=evt0050


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We had a lovely time at our Strawberry Tea recently. The sun shone, giving us beautiful views over Dovedale, with everyone enjoying the opportunity to catch up with old friends or to meet new ones over afternoon tea.

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The birthday girl and boy, Theresa and John

Talented young local trumpeter Josh Short delighted us with some vintage tunes, as well as playing an impromptu “Happy Birthday” to Theresa and John, whose birthdays it was that day. We were also joined by some special guests including Derbyshire County Councillor and long time Careline supporter Steve Bull; as well as 3 representatives from M&S Ashbourne, who have helped us to raise a significant amount of money this year. Pat Arnold, Site Manager at St Oswald’s Hospital was able to join us  for a cup of tea too.

Everyone agreed what a super afternoon it had been!

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Eileen, winner of Guess The Name of the Bear – his name was Tom!

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The Careline staff members, past and present; also Lesley our dedicated Chair




Changeover Night 2015

We are extremely grateful to the Uttoxeter Lions for their very generous donation of £200 to Careline last week. It means a great deal to us to be supported by local organisations and we wish David Eadie every success as Lion President in the coming year.


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Thank you to everyone who supported last week’s Auction for Action either by donating lots, buying raffle tickets or coming along to the event. It turned out to be a really exciting action-packed evening, with Careline making around £1000!! In addition to some fantastic fundraising, we also managed to recruit our first charity mascot!


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On Wednesday 10th June, Careline will be taking part in a fundraising charity auction – Auction for Action, along with several other small local charities including Derbyshire Children’s Hospital, Royal School for the Deaf Derby and Derbyshire Advocacy Services. Charles Hanson of the BBC’s Bargain Hunt and Antiques Road Trip, will be auctioning items to raise some much needed funds for each of the charities involved, in what promises to be an entertaining evening.


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Everyone is welcome to come along to this free event at Hansons Auctioneers, Heage Lane, Etwall Derbyshire DE65 6LS. You are invited to view the auction lots and visit the charities’ stalls from 4.30pm, whilst enjoying a glass of wine and canapes. You will also be able to buy raffle tickets, with some great prizes on offer including a cheque for £300, a day at Chatsworth House for 2 with afternoon tea courtesy of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and a bat signed by Derbyshire County Cricket Club’s 1st team squad. The auction will begin at 7pm, with all proceeds being donated to the charities taking part. The auction catalogue is now available on-line at http://www.hansonsauctioneers.co.uk/, so if you are interested in any of the items but unable to attend, you could make an on-line or telephone bid (but you will need to register with Hansons before the event). Raffle tickets can be purchased from the Careline Office, St Oswald’s Hospital, Ashbourne at £1 each or £5 per book.

Come along a join in the fun!


For more information call Jo Bradley, Careline on 01335 210353.

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