Marie Curie Cancer Care Eastleigh and Chandler’s Ford Fundraising Group go from strength to strength with the support of the local community.
Fundraising at St Francis Primary School
What a great event! Everyone turned out in force on a lovely summer’s evening.
I could hardly believe that we had a queue for our Punch Balloons at one stage. Inflating balloons for 2 hours was demanding work even with a pump. The children were a credit to the school and their parents, so polite and friendly. We hope they have us back next year.
National Garden Scheme: Gardens open for charity
No doubt many of you are aware of the National Gardens Scheme. This scheme opens thousands of outstanding gardens throughout England and Wales to raise money for nursing and caring charities including Marie Curie.
Most of the gardens are private and are not normally open to visitors. Many are in Hampshire.
Our volunteers helped at excellent openings recently. At Blackdown House, Upham last month, I, personally, was allocated the task of ensuring things went smoothly in the “car park” in the field opposite.
How to manage a busy one-way car park (efficiently)?
Have you ever designed a car park from scratch complete with a one way system? No? Neither had I but I was ready for the challenge.
The event proved very popular and within the first hour the car park was full to capacity and I was single-handedly operating a one in one out routine. Even though the country lanes could only just cope with the extra traffic everyone remained patient.
A great day all round and I added another skill to my CV!
Check out the website NGS Gardens for locations near you.
For our next event we invite you join us at our Blooming Great Tea Party:
St Francis Church Hall,
Pilgrims Close , Valley Park
Chandler’s Ford SO53 4ST
Wednesday 23rd July 2014 1.30pm to 3.30pm
- Tea and Homemade cakes
- Please bring all the family
- There will be cake decorating for the children
Also: Storytelling and Entertainment for Little Princesses, from a real life Disney Princess!
All proceeds to Marie Curie.
If you would like to donate some cakes for sale please contact Ray Fishman:
Mobile: 07521 151 761
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