Well, sometimes you’ve just got to let your hair down! A few shots from our Volunteers Christmas Party – thank you everyone for all you do:-)
It was time to get thinking hats on again with another Quiz Night to raise funds for the Contact Centre and Village Centre. Well done everyone who took part and thank you for supporting us.
Another great outing to our Village Fair raising valuable funding for our Contact Centre. Thank you to everyone who visiting our stall and supported us – we hope you enjoyed the games!
All ready to go once again at the Village Fair. Another successful outing promoting our charity and raising vital funds. Thank you to everyone who supported us.
Our merry band of volunteers….ready for action!
Alas our time with Sainsbury’s Staines is coming to an end! They have kindly sponsored us for the last year and have done the most amazing job in fundraising for us. Our contacts Shelly and Celia have been brilliant – even fundraising for us in their own time such as a car boot sale or coming to our quiz night to support us. They have rallied around the staff in store who have supported us with tombola items and cuddly toys and more.
The Contact Centre needs to raise funds to keep going and their generosity has meant that our service continues. We only charge our families a nominal fee per session and our volunteers give their personal time to run the sessions. Funds raised will help us replenish our toys when necessary, pay rental and utility fees, purchase toys relevant to the age of the children attending and provide activities during the sessions. Our aim is to make the sessions a fun experience for the children attending and meeting up with their non-resident family members … those happy memories can last a lifetime. Thank you Sainsbury’s Staines.
Hanging out at the Village Fair!
After months of preparation, the day of the annual village fair finally arrived…. and the sun was shining for most of it! A couple of drizzly rain moments but despite the weather the village green was packed and we received lots of support from the public with our games. Hook a Duck and win a bag full of goodies or Find a Friend and take home a new cuddly toy. Thank you to everyone who supported us being at the fair:-)
Straight to the point!
One of our volunteers certainly has a good aim. Kathy with one of her friends Julie, won a charity pairs Darts competition and raised £190 for the Contact Centre. Well done girls and thank you:-)
Sell out Gig on the 19th…
What an event!!! The Contact Centre volunteers did it again – worked together to pull off a great event that was enjoyed by everyone. Tickets were sold out! THE GUESTS WERE AMAZING!!!!
Our first quiz night to raise funds and the support from the guests and the sponsors was fabulous. Nevin-Wells Estate Agents donated £100 prize money and Sainsbury’s Staines provided all the food, some drinks and a raffle prize. Talking of raffles… totally awesome! We had about 25 raffle prizes in the end, some even brought in by our guests on the night.
The volunteers were busy selling tickets and collecting raffle prizes. Ali ordered our new look PR sashes – just fabulous darlings.. Flora, Siobhan, Mark & Jacob set up the hall. Debbie and Ali precooked the chilli and the lovely Jemma and Kathy slaved over the stove to prepare chilli, rice, garlic bread, nachos and dips to 54 guests and the volunteers.
Quiz Master Mark led the quiz of 6 brain teasing rounds – his questions definitely struck a chord as the hall filled with song as everyone sung the answers to the music round. Volunteers in the hall on the night (Flora, Ali, Siobhan, Marilyn) ensured everyone was happy in the hall, serving drinks & food, clearing up and a little bit of quiz help here and there. Guests became surprisingly competitive, especially when swapping papers for marking but all good natured and fun. The quiz ended in a draw with both teams donating part or all of their winnings back to our charity – thank you.
Phew! What a night! The evening was a huge success and our guests have said they really enjoyed it and when are we doing it again! The volunteers enjoyed the event, it was well worth the hard work and great to see so many people supporting us.
To all of our guests… thank you. We couldn’t have done it without your support. The money we raise really makes a difference to those families that use our service.
Happy shoppers enjoy the tombola – 12th December
Celia and Shelley are our Sainsbury’s Stars! They organised a morning of tombola which was really enjoyed by the customers winning fantastic prizes (especially the Christmas Elf who was thrilled with his prizes!) and this was followed by carol singing. Thanks again ladies!
Local School Support – 11th December
The lovely children and teaching staff at Thorpe Lea Primary School did the most amazing job on Friday with their carol singing and bag packing to raise funds for us. Our thanks to everyone involved – it’s great to have your support.
Christmas Concert – 4th December
Deck the halls with boughs of holly.…. A really big thank you to the New Egham Singers for their support on Friday evening. This fantastic group of singers put on a great Christmas Concert at St John’s church in Egham. The event was very well attended and our thanks also go to the concert goers for their generosity in donating to us.
More information on upcoming events by the New Egham Singers can be found on their website www.NewEghamSingers.org.
It’s great to have the help and support from the Sainsbury’s Staines team – thank you everyone! A sponsored walk around the lake in Virginia Water Park (part of Windsor Great Park) organised by Mandy from the Commercial team…
Profile raising in the local newspaper…..
Sainsbury’s Staines have chosen us as their local charity of the year. We are absolutely thrilled and on September 11th, we had a launch day…
Firstly, the big joint photo of the Sainsbury’s and Contact Centre team..
Shelly and Celia from Sainsbury’s loved our mascot and Ali took position at the front of the store with bucket in hand ….
Sainsbury’s kindly allowed us to post information on their wall about our charity….
CAR BOOT SALE – Sunday 12th September
The lovely Sainsbury’s ladies kindly got up at the crack of dawn to do a car boot sale on our behalf. The goods were donated by the Sainsbury’s Staines team of employees – thank you everyone from all of us at the Contact Centre.