Vice Chairman's New Year Message

January 5, 2019

Happy New Year to you all! What a year it was, 2018 filled with so many successful, exciting events, raising much needed funds for our very precious hospital. We gained two new supporters in 2018, “Northam Farm” nominated us as their charity at the Country and Western Festival and over the nine days we raised over £4000 sincere thanks to them.


Our ongoing supporter is “Crafty Comforts” on the High Street in Burnham who have supported us in selling “Bill’s Boxes”, a lovely selection of hand made bird houses, all the proceeds go directly to the hospital. Throughout 2018 Bill has made over £1000.00 in profit from the sale of these so pop in to the shop , they make wonderful presents. Bill will also customise them, look out for more news about this on our website. In addition to bird boxes, Bill is now expanding his catalogue and making bespoke wooden key rings and wooden gift tags, these will soon be available.


We also need to extend our thanks to the local carpet suppliers in Burnham who provide the tiles at no cost for Bill to use on the roof of his bird houses.


Whilst we are on the subject of ‘crafting’ we have a group of 4 ladies who meet weekly making hand crafted cards, gift tags and bags. We are now able to take commissions so if you would like a special card made you can contact us either via the website or directly to me


Now what you have all been waiting for Ceri’s “begging bowl”..... We are always looking for local businesses who can support us, to find out how just drop me a line. We are in need of quality goods for us to use at the various events, bottles, boxes of sweets, chocolates, biscuits, jigsaws, unwanted gifts, books, and quality Bric-a-Brac, just remember your outcasts could be someone elses treasure!! I can collect at a time to suit you so have a clear out and give me a bell.


We are really pleased to have been nominated by the Methodist Church as their charity for 2019, so every 3rd Saturday of each month we will be hosting a coffee morning at the Church with all the proceeds going to the hospital. The first one is on 19th January from 10am till 12noon. Please do pop along and see us, we shall have the ever popular raffle, sales of handmade cards, Bill’s boxes and lots of other goodies.


Our first event this year is our Quiz Night at The Ritz on Friday February 22nd, doors open at 7:45 for a prompt 8:30 start, teams of six at just £1.00 per head, come and join us.


Our second event of the year is our very popular “Oaktree Party Night” on Saturday 30th March. The theme this year “Fly the Flag Night” (wear something red, white and blue) This is a very popular event - tickets are selling fast - don't miss out! Tickets are available by phoning either John Marsh on 01278 785082 or Bernie on 07856 213289.


Well that’s all for now, I’ll be in touch, may health and happiness follow you in 2019


Kind Regards



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