At our marvellous May Fete we held on Sat 4th May at The Cambridge Primary School we asked all visitors to bring a donation to the local Food Bank rather than charge an entry fee. Thanks to the many generous attendees we were able to donate a whopping 189.7kgs of food (that’s the same as half a horse, or the heart of a blue whale!) and £125.75 in cash.
Here at Wellesley we have bee hives on site managed by the Fleet & North Hampshire Beekeepers Association. We sell honey made from these hives for £5, all of which goes to local charities. Since July last year we have donated £400 (£100 each) to 4 different good causes:
• North Lane Green Steps – a walking group for older and isolated people
• Parkside – supporting children and adults with learning disabilities
• Rushmoor Healthy Living –improving health, mental wellbeing and quality of life; particularly for those who are disadvantaged, through various activities
• Parity for Disability – day service for people with multiple disabilities
We have also recently twinned our Community Rooms toilet with a school block in Zambia!
Toilet Twinning is a charitable initiative to flush away poverty. Each donation helps fund a project in a poor community that will enable families to build a basic toilet, have access to clean water and learn about hygiene – a vital combination that saves lives.
It costs just £60 to twin a toilet, so why not encourage your workplace to get involved? Visit www.toilettwinning.org to find out more.
Many thanks to Wellspring, a community initiative funded by the Diocese of Guildford, for this fantastic donation.