In late November, we had a publicity event in the Hamworthy Coop foyer. This turned out to be a quiet day due to the weather. But the main reason for being there was to be presented with a cheque for £3614.13 by the manager.
This amount was raised through the Coop Local Community Fund by the local Coop customers who have nominated the Friends as their favourite local cause. We then get 1% of what they spend on Coop brand products when they use their Coop cards.
FOHP have been accepted on to this scheme for a further year so if you are a Coop member, please register us as your favourite local cause.
We raised a total of £52.14 on the day for our funds so thank you to our volunteers who looked after our stall at various times throughout the day
Saturday 23 November saw FOHP attend the St Edwards Christmas Fayre where we had been offered a free table. We took our usual FOHP publicity material, Christmas cards, coasters, key rings and fridge magnets, etc and also some jams and chutneys. Either side of this on our table we had two tombolas – one for children the other adults.
Pictured is Pat at our stall when she had a visit from the Poole Town Crier and some stormtroopers! We raised a modest £47.30 – not bad for an event so far afield.
St Michael’s Church
The next fund raising event was the Christmas Fayre at St Michael’s Church, Hamworthy. There was a great atmosphere as children played games and met Santa for a photo and a present. This being home turf, we raised over £300.
So, from all the events we raised over £400 – many thanks to all who helped and all who came to enjoy the Christmas atmosphere.
From all of us here at FOHP, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.