Friday, 11 November 2011

Bliss Charities Fair

Haslemere Local Committee will have a stall at the Bliss Charities Fair on Saturday 12th November. Doors open at 9 a.m. at Haslemere Hall, and our stall will include delicious cup cakes as well as Christmas cards, some present ideas and more fresh home baking.

Bliss, the special care baby charity, provides vital support and care to premature and sick babies across the UK.  This is the 28th year that it has run the charities fair as an event that allows many organisations in Haslemere to raise funds in the run-up to Christmas, and we are delighted to have a stall there again.    

Please support us if you can!

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

2011 Street Collections - Record Result

We'd like to say a huge thank you to our 41 unpaid volunteer collectors who were out in rain and shine to make our 2012 street collections possible.  They collected on four weekends in May and June in the Central Car Park and West Street in Haslemere, the Co-operative foodstore in Weyhill, Sainsbury's at Liphook, in Grayshott, and at Tesco's in Weyhill.  A total of 94 one hour collecting sessions were done; four collectors account for around half of these, so we're looking for more volunteers for 2012. 

Street collections are valuable not just because they raise money, but because they help to spread the charity's name and message.   And it's good fun to meet generous and kind people; many make their own efforts through other events such as Race for Life or regular donations. 

The result was a record sum of £3830.59 - generosity that we greatly appreciate in these tough times.  Again, thank you to everyone that contributed cash or collecting time to make this possible.