Kathy & Rowland Jenkins with Julie at the Hailsham Food bank. Kathy & Rowland are a great couple and every year this team of two are the ones that sort and collate the shoeboxes…..Nice and simple and it works. So well done everybody for your support and Monday 17th is departure day with the rest of the shoeboxes and bits & bobs for Eastern Europe.. Knit & Natter Hailsham have been fantastic… Thank you all and Merry Christmas.
Computers for Charities
Its a big thank you to guitar supremo Henry Morse and the band “Well Covered” for some great entertainment at our recent open event. Thanks to Kathy & all who made this celebration of 20+ years a special time……
Last weekend I attended a Shoebox service at St Michaels, Aldershot. It was an amazing time not just for the Shoeboxes but also to meet and talk with lovely folk. A question was asked. How does it feel to recieve a shoebox? Yesterday that question was answered. Meeting a dear lady now collecting shoeboxes, she had recieved one in Eastern Europe many years ago.. I asked why do you do this? She said that Shoebox I received gave me hope & acceptance….. Somebody care enough to do that for me! We often do not see the results of our work, but after 26 years.. It was humbling. Thank you
“Lest we forget” are the words for 11th November and remembrance of lives those lost in such bloody conflict. In contrast the Christmas shoebox was also created out of conflict from the Bosnian conflict of 1990 and remembers the Vulnerable, Poor and casualties of conflict and a symbol of hope… “Let’s not forget them”
Its SOS from Computers for Charities as we seek sponsorship to replace the charities motorbike, following an accident last week. Estimates place repairs at £6000 – £8000… Fortunately the physical injuries were limited to a busted wrist and minor injuries. This bike has been a real asset to the charities work over many years and covered thousands of miles to aid the charities work…. But sadly no more. Many thanks to Rebecca and the lovely nurses that assisted and staff at Brightons Royal Sussex County Hospital Casualty department for first class treatment
It is just a week until our event. Saturday 24th November 2 – 5pm at 23 Hawthorn Road, Eastbourne, BN23 6QA. We would love to meet with local organisations and groups and find how we can support and assist in the local community and beyond…All are welcome New and Old. Plus of course music supplied by local group ” Well Covered”