Round up of 2017 for Ashley’s Birthday Bank

Final post of the year!! Wow – what a year it has been for us!

Our main thank you has to go to 4Com for choosing us as the recipient of their Isle of Wight Challenge sponsorship – This has enabled us to provide a “new start package” for families who have been re-housed through situations such as domestic violence. We have helped so many families already this year and this will continue throughout 2018 and onwards! It was worth all your blood, sweat and tears (and a broken bone)!

We have supported many hundreds of families this year – whether it be with a packet of nappies, clothing, toys, baby equipment, a weekly food shop, birthday presents or household items etc. We have fundraised through fetes, quiz nights, raffles, grant approvals, supermarket token schemes, community funding, your sponsored events etc.

We have been lucky enough to have been chosen by many local companies as their “Charity of the Year”, and have continued sponsorship from GWE who have supported us from the beginning.

To our small team of volunteers, who help wrap, sort, man stalls, deliver & collect items, and prepare tombolas etc (we couldn’t do it without you).

We cannot name every single one of you, but we honestly appreciate all your support. Two of us run the charity in our spare time, and on busy days, we can get as many as 8 referrals in. You all come up trumps with our call outs, and your monetary donations help to purchase the other items/food shops. Every pound you have donated, every toy you have purchased – it all has made this possible.

We are now closed for Christmas, as we need to concentrate on our families (and recharge for next year!).

May we wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy & Healthy New Year – Anna, Lynn & Danielle xxx

PS – We have just been fortunate to have a grant approved for another new venture for 2018 – watch this space!xmas44444