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Newsletter No. 1 – September 2018

Afternoon Tea Party.

We had our first fundraising event on the last day of August and were delighted to welcome over 60 people for a scrumptious bottomless afternoon tea. The support from local businesses and friends for the raffle was incredible. We were also amazed at the donations of homemade cakes from so many people, thank-you. 

Our local business supporters were Lisa Galvani at In Harmony, Mary Lewis at Bag End Bags, Patricia Bruzon’s Axminster Country Market, Sasha Mitchell, Gillian Butcher at Lyme Regis Nordic Walking, Amy Ralph’s Jurassic Coast Cards, Sharon Dare Massage, Rosemarie Baker at Dower House Hotel, Jo Illingworth at Fernhill Hotel, Sandy Jeans at Green Room Healing, Julia Williams & Karen Forrester-Jones Tripudio Instructors, Hannah Lovegrove at Lovegrove Essentials, Nayna Kumari Reflexology and Holly Ellen Beauty Therapy.

Sarah Nevell*F  brought her fantastic collection of clothes and accessories and had a pop-up boutique.  She made a very generous donation from her takings and many people left with a new item of clothing to add to their autumn wardrobe.

This event raised an outstanding £840 which will go to help so many people affected by cancer.

Drop-in Sessions
We will be holding regular drop-in sessions in Axminster and Lyme, so do please join us for a cuppa and a chat. You will have an opportunity to meet the team and hear about activities and therapies available. There will be complimentary tea and coffee and a selection of literature.
Dates / Venues for drop-ins are as follows:Scott Rowe Room, Axminster Hospital, 2pm – 4pm
1 & 29 October, 26 November, 7 JanuaryPop Up Kitchen, Broad St, Lyme Regis, 2.30pm – 4.30pm
16 October, 13 November, 11 DecemberThese and future drop-in sessions are listed on our events page: meetingAre you able to offer some time to help this new charity?  We need volunteers to help with a variety of things.

We are also asking any therapists / counsellors to come along and hear more information on how the charity will be working.

Please join us for a coffee and a chat to find out more on Wednesday 12 September at the Scott Rowe Meeting Room at Axminster Hospital between 1.30pm and 3.30pm.

If you are unable to make the above date, you can contact us via our website :

Dates for your diary :

29th September
We will be holding our Macmillan Coffee Morning at Hawkchurch Village Hall 10am – 12noon. Please contact Maggie Stead for any queries, or if you would like to contribute in any way on 01297 678458.
September 1st to 30th
Supported by some of the UK’s biggest blood cancer charities, including Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and Anthony Nolan, September is the month to raise awareness of how to improve treatments for blood cancer and increase the number of lives saved. Please see website for further details.
Join us for a fun-filled quiz night on Friday 16th November at Uplyme Scout Hall, Rhode Lane, Uplyme, DT7 3TX.  Teams of 4-8, £3 entry fee per head. There will be refreshments available, a raffle, and a prize for the winning team! Numbers are limited, so please let us know if you’d like to attend.

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