Annual WUF picnic by the river
To start with, we'd like to say a massive thanks to everyone who attended the Ukulele picnic by the river on the 3rd of August, and in particular to a huge thanks to Elin and Paul for organising it all and opening up their beautiful garden again this year. It is always such a wonderful event and as always a special mention to the Wansford Ukulele Folk for providing the entertainment again! They really do put on a great show.
We think Elin put it so beautifuly and we agree wholeheartely.
"Thank you to everyone who came, played ukulele, donated, supported and otherwise helped the Ukulele Picnic today.
The amazing amount raised so far (after a couple of honest guests messaged to say that they had forgotten to pay) is again £1100 (+ a bit still to come)
So, another Syringe Driver will soon be out in our community and make such a difference to people at very difficult times. I am truly amazed. Thank you to everyone xxx And Samantha Carter from NGNPUK worked soooo hard! Thank you Sam!! X"
We are always blown away by the effort and commitiment that Elin (and Paul) put into this event and it testament that so many can't wait to do it again!
There was one last surprise when the total of £1171.00 was raised on the day, and another £1000.00 was matched funded and with a final kind donation of £29 to round the total to an incredible £2200.00!
That's two more Syringe Drivers that will be available in our Communities which will make such a difference to people at very difficult times.
As always we thank you for your support!
Early Bird Christmas Fayre
As we mentioned last month, we're not known for resting on our laurels, so have been head down prepearing for the Early Bird Christmas fayre. We know it's early but the venue is all booked and we alrfeady have a lot of stall holders booked in :). It always seems such a well regarded event, so get there early so you don't miss out ;-)
Please share if you dare ;) xx
Finally after months of waiting we had an unexpected knock at the door and a precious box was delivered :) .
It contained 30 brand new Syringe Drivers and lockboxes!
This will be be biggest donation so far and we would like to thank each and everyone of you for your support! Without you all this would never be possible.
We will be handing these over to the District Nursing teams of the Peterborough and Cambridge Fountain Trust to be used in the local communities in mid September :)
These machines will make a massive difference to patients and families in palliative care locally. However, just in case you missed it our mantra is below:-.
What is a syringe driver?
It is a small portable computerised machine that delivers pain relief and other drugs in palliative care. They can help patients remain comfortable at home with their loved ones instead of going into hospital or a hospice. One machine costs £1100 and can help so many during it's working lifetime. Many areas share a small number of these vital machines.
The Enchanted Plaza
Did you know that NGNPUK have a unit at at the Enchanted Plaza in Yaxley where local crafters have been making items to sell with all the proceeds going to Ngnpuk?
Take a look at their facebook page, of better still, get yourself over to have a look at all the beautiful things people have been making.
Big thanks to Sonia Ciriello for supporting NGNPUK at the Enchanted Plaza in Yaxley :) If you would like to donate anything handmade for the shelf please get in touch with us or Sonia :) x
Whittlesey Festival & donations
As we prep for the Whittlesey festival, we'd like to say a huge thank you to the following:
Emma Brown, Anna Foster, Sue Shore, Felicity, Amanda from the Lovely Little Tea room in Thorney, Marion Godfrey ,Shirley Short, Joanne Ball at Childers , Janet Smith for the big box of goodies, Jason Mockett, Eileen Ladd's, Leanne Sargent, Clare Marie, Kathleen Forbear, Steve Gale, Sue Beck and everyone who donated any sweets, Jam jars or toys donated for our jam jar tombola at the Whittlesey Festival on 8th September.
We would also like to say a huge THANK YOU to BGL for the donation of £100 to enable us to buy sweets and toys for our jam jar tombola at the Whittlesey festival :) . This is a HUGE help to us this year and will make a massive difference to our stall.
Thank you Amy Goodacre for helping organise this :) xxx
Also, big thanks to Jackie Bullen who has donated 2 tickets to the Greatest Showman Sing Along at the Key Theatre on Saturday 14th September. A huge thanks also to the Chalkboard Bistro at the Key Theatre for donating a £30 voucher to help us fundraise at the Whittlesey Festival.
We will be raffling these alongside our Jam Jar tombola and name the bear at the Whittlesey Festival on Sunday 8th September :) x
Big thanks to Tammie Robertson Peacock for the bottles of booze donated. These will come in very handy for future raffles and booze hampers x
Massive thanks to Jenny Bowles from just outside Cambridge for the huge box of Syringe Driver bags she made and sent to us. There are some beautiful bags and even some Angry Birds ones! We love them and we're sure they will be gratefully received out in the community. Xx
Huge thanks to the friends and family of Brigitte Jones who raised a fantastic £105 through Facebook Fundraising in honor of Brigitte and her dads birthdays. Thank you all so much. This donation will go towards a new syringe driver in the future :) xx
Thank you to the friends and family of David Peaks who gave NGNPUK a very generous donation of £449.55 collected in his memory.
These donations make a huge difference to the charity and help provide more machines to help local communities.
Thanks again, and our thoughts are with you all. Xx
Perkins Great Eastern Run 2019
Running has become a bit of a theme here at NGNPUK HQ, and the lovely Karen Wilmott is running the Peterborough Great Eastern Run and her first marathon for NGNPUK in memory of Kevin Bassam.
If you would like to sponsor Karen or read her story you can do so below :) . Thank you Karen. Xx
If you are interested in running in an event for charity and would like to do something for NGNPUK, please do get in touch
That’s all for this month folks! See you soon!
Louise, Samantha and Lee