Even in the midst of a heat wave things are happening. As most of us are enjoying the weather and the feeling that we are on Mediterranean holidays every day, people are still working hard to support this so worthwhile cause. Without the incredible support from all kinds of people and organisations, we would never be able to do what we do. Here’s this months stars…
Burghley Family Trust:
Thank you to the trustees of the Burghley Family Trust who have donated £1100 to provide another syringe driver to the Wansford area.This will cover Wansford, Laxton, Tixover, Stibbington, Barnack, Sutton, Collyweston, Stibbington, Pilsgate, Castor and Ailsworth, Wittering and all surrounding towns and villages. Massive thanks to the Trust for the generosity and as ever this machine will make such a difference to so many people during its working lifetime.
More beautiful bags made:
Thank you to everyone at the NHS retirement fellowship group for inviting Samantha along to collect the beautiful Syringe Driver bags you have made. These will be gratefully received by patents and their families. Samantha updated the group on our progress to date while she was there.
A big thank you to Jennifer Swan for the smashing syringe driver bags you made for us and also huge thanks to Simon Parr- Black from Orlando's in Whittlesey for donating some beautiful material for Jennifer to work with.
Also thank you to Shirley Short for the lovely syringe driver bag and the tags you donated. It makes such a difference to have these bags to put the Drivers in.
Whittlesey Business forum - 5 Mile sponsored walk:
It was a great turn out for Whittlesey Business Forums 5 mile sponsored walk on the 8th July. Thank you to everyone who came along and managed to complete the walk in the heat! Massive thank you to the Business Forum for such a well organised event. On behalf of the Whittlesey First responders and ourselves, thank you very much for supporting our charities.
Eye Charity run 12th July:
Massive thanks to everyone who baked a cake or donated a crate of beer for the Eye Charity 5 Mile run! Thanks also to everyone who came along tonight to help sell everything and generally help out. You all helped us raise £238.73 on tea and cake alone! Huge thank you to you all!
There were a lot of comments about the cakes being a really great spread so thank you to all you bakers out there ! Take a look at the gallery for photos of the night.
Finally, a big thanks also to the Eye community Runners for organising such a fab event and choosing NGNPUK as the charity to benefit on the night.
The total raised was an amazing £1000, and will help so many people.
March Rotary Club
Thank you to Karen Coppin for inviting Louise along to talk to the March Rotary Club. It was lovely to meet everyone. Thank you to the club for your donation of £50 into the syringe driver fund and for helping us to spread the word.
It is just as important to spread the word and awareness about the availability of syringe drivers as it is raising money to supply them. We still come across many people in the community who have never heard about syringe drivers and the difference they can make to both patients and their families in such very difficult times.
Above and beyond:
Big thanks to Kim Fountain who gave up chocolate for lent and donated all the pennies she would have spent on chocolate during that time into the syringe driver pot. Thanks Kim and well done ! I dont think it’s something we could do….
Generous Radio Cambridgeshire listener:
Thank you to the Radio Cambridgeshire listener who sent in a donation for NGNPUK. We received the postal order for £50 today. There was no name or information but we wanted to thank whoever it was. These thoughtful donations make a huge difference and help us to buy more machines for the wider community.
Big thanks to Lindsay Halbert for organising a cake bake at her work (Royal Sun Alliance) and raising a whopping £200 for NGNPUK! That's a fantastic amount. As you know we all love a piece of cake (or two) at NGNPUK. What can great way to raise some money…
A very big thank you to the contributors to these little pink collection pots:
Thank you to the regulars of The Letter B pub who put their spare change (and a few notes ) in the NGNPUK collection tub. You raised a whopping £122.47!
Also, thank you to the staff and customers of the Muffin Oven in Whittlesey who raised a fantastic £45.04 in the NGNPUK collection tub. Thank you xx
Finally, thank you to Sonia Ciriello for her donation of £141.77 made from the charity Christmas Disco back in December.
The lovely Trikers:
As mentioned in last month’s blog, the amazing Trikes R Us Rally in Ely, raised a whopping £1100.00 for us.
Take a look at our Gallery to find a picture of the cheque being handed over to our Samantha and Lee. Thank you so much! A lot of fun was had!
Thank you to the Freemasons.
It was lovely to meet David Redden and Mick Warren tonight and receive a cheque for an amazing £1400!
This very generous donation was given to NGNPUK from the Chicheley Lodge of Freemasons and the Provincial Grand Charity of Northants and Hunts Freemasons. Huge thanks to the Freemasons.
This will buy the first new syringe driver for the St Ives area which is covered by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust. This will be a very welcome addition in that area.
Thank you once again !
HAVE YOU GOT ANYTHING HIDING IN THE CUPBOARD….?
Well schools out for summer and our thoughts are turning to the Whittlesey Festival in September. Our jam jar tombola was a real hit last year and we hope to do it all again this year.
We would really appreciate any donations if anyone could help. We are looking for a jam jar's filled with something suitable for children (they don't have to be filled to the brim just a few bits and bobs would be ok) sweets, colouring pencils, keyrings, craft bits generally anything you think a child would like.
Or maybe you would be willing to donate a bag of sweets for us to use in some of the jars we have been collecting over the last year. We would be most grateful of any help anyone could offer.
Thank you once again everyone for your continued support
Thank you to the family and friends of Derek Osler who donated £300 to NGNPUK in his memory.
Derek had a syringe driver in his final days and was able to remain at home with his family by his side. We received a lovely letter from Derek's family and will be thinking of them all at this very sad time.
Louise, Samantha and Lee