Our wonderful supporters go all out so that Honeypot can carrying on helping young carers, and we’re so grateful they do! Read on to find out how they’ve been helping make young carers’ Christmases magical…
This month we’ve been overwhelmed by support from our tireless fundraisers who’ve been having fun and raising funds.
The Acton Halloween event organised by businesses on Churchfield Road and sponsored by Aston Rowe was a smashing success. Thanks to everyone who turned up in some very spooky outfits, they raised £302 for Honeypot.
J Coffey Construction raised a very generous £2000 on their golf day, which will go a long way to help young carers.
Many thanks also goes to the Inner Wheel Club of Lymington, who raised £520 from their garden party at President Anne Rimmer’s beautiful garden in August. They came for a Honeypot House tour recently and presented the cheque.
Thanks to all the hard work from Normanhurst School, who chose Honeypot as their charity for the year and raised an amazing £1300 for us!
The Glen Pub Hythe have supported Honeypot as their charity of the year this year, with three music quizzes, a family fun day, a charity bike ride and collecting pots on the bar. The final quiz of the year was held last Saturday, with a Honeypot trophy and wooden spoon (made by the children at Honeypot house) up for grabs for the winners and losers. There was lots of dancing in the aisles to gain extra points from quizmaster Arthur Prouse and fun was had by all. The quiz raised £563.85 and so far this year the total raised is £2763.91 – they’re aiming to reach £3000 by the end of the year!
Honeypot volunteers have working hard this month to get everything ready for a Honeypot Christmas.
In the run up to our big Christmas present campaign, gift wrapping has been in full swing and we’re so grateful for those who’ve volunteered their time to help out, including staff from JELF who came down to Honeypot House and helped us get presents ready for young carers.
Last Saturday Milton Ukulele Strummers Club dropped by Honeypot House to do a ukulele session with the children and drop off donated ukuleles. The children loved the session, and team leader Chrissy is going to take one of the ukuleles home and learn more tunes and share the learning with other playteam members so that the children can have more ukulele sessions in future. Milton Ukulele Strummers Club has been supporting Honeypot for over three years now, and any donations they receive for performing are passed on to Honeypot. They have raised £831.57 just since April for us – £4483.81 in total since 2016!
If you’d like to volunteer with Honeypot, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org – we’d love to hear from you.
We’re also grateful to everyone who has donated to Honeypot this month.
Selwoods kindly funded a trip to Bournemouth over half term, which you can read all about in the upcoming One Voice magazine. The kids loved visiting the aquarium and the beach – for some it was their first visit to a sandy beach. Thanks also to BIC for the free parking.
Pete Blanchard, our Pen y Bryn bus driver, runs a junior football club in LLanidloes and has kindly donated 10 footballs to us here at Honeypot which have been a massive hit.
Little Peach Portraits have been a long time supporter of Honeypot and donated £115 last month.
To everyone who has volunteered, raised money, donated or raised awareness: Thank you! We couldn’t do it without you.
Honeypot does not receive public funds and we rely entirely on donations to keep running respite and learning breaks. To find out more about how you can help raise money for Honeypot, click here.