Belated happy new year.
I can help at the collection on Sunday 23rd February. Happy to do a couple of
I met a lovely couple just before Christmas. The lady is blind, and after I had
helped them with their shopping, I told them about our group. They are hoping
to come to our January meet up. They have emailed me several times, and seem
quite keen. Their names are Gavin and Tina.
I'm hoping to do some groundwork next week on the possibility of a pub quiz and
the viability of the pamper night. I already have several people who said they
would be interested in coming and having a stall at such an event. I'll report
back at our meet up.
See you soon,
On 31 Dec 2019 22:11, Justin Wright <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Happy New Year!
Hope all is well with you. Here's our Guide Dogs Salisbury Winter update:
1) December collections
* Tesco on the 14th December raised a magnificent £600.
* Wilton Garden Centre on the 21st raised an impressive £326.47 as we only
collected from 10am - 4pm.
We've put some photos on the
page. Our grand total from September - December is £1474.76!! High fives all
2) Our next collections
Please let Just know if you can spare an hour or two at either of our next
* Saturday 25th January Five Rivers Leisure Centre 9am - 1pm (Sorry about
the short notice we've only just been offered it.)
* Sunday 23rd February Tesco Metro in town 10am - 4pm
* Gilbert, Tesco's Community Champion, has also said we can have an Easter
collection - will let you know the date as soon as we have one.
* Wilton Garden Centre have also said we can go back perhaps on one of the
May bank holiday weekends when they are extra busy.
3) New volunteers recruitment event
* Saturday 14th March Salisbury Library 10am - 2pm
Gemma and Hazel at Southampton Office are helping us organise a recruitment
event in March as we're still a bit short on numbers. Please let Just know if
you can spare an hour or two to help. We'll be putting up the poster attached
up in key locations around town at the end of January. The more the merrier. :-)
4) Some brilliant fundraising by some of Katie's colleagues
Some of Katie's colleagues in the Information Governance department at the
hospital have raised £900 in a couple of months. They are hoping to raise
enough money to name a pup in 2020. They may need some extra volunteers for
events and will let us know if they do.
5) Ideas for 2020
We're looking for ideas of events we could attend if there's a good footfall
and it doesn't cost anything to register so please let us have any ideas.
Was anyone involved with the Pamper Evening that Debbie organised quite a while
ago now? Susan and Helen are going to find out how easy it was to organise as
it raised over a £1000. Does anyone know if the blind bowling group still
exists and do they still make jewellery to raise funds for it? We could
consider making it a unisex evening now that beard grooming is all the rage! :-D
Other ideas are a quiz supper and Amesbury Carnival. Does anyone have a contact
at a venue that we could use for the quiz (or pamper evening) or know someone
involved with Amesbury Carnival?
Katie met someone at Tesco who said we might be able to do a collection at
Salisbury Football Club. We will follow this up as it sounds like a promising
5) Dates for your diary:
12th January 2pm Cosy Club Coffee and Chat
25th January Five Rivers Leisure Centre Collection
9th February 2pm Cosy Club Coffee and Chat
23rd February Tesco Metro collection
8th March 2pm Cosy Club Coffee and Chat
14th March 10am - 2pm Recruitment event at Salisbury Library
We'll need to meet on a different day in April as the second Sunday is Easter
Sunday. We could make it the 1st or 3rd instead?