We’ve been absolutely bowled over by the recent fundraising efforts of the local community, making September an incredible month for The Furniture Station.
Both Hazel Grove Sign Choir and the residents of Delamere Lodge in Hazel Grove – hosted fantastic events in aid of our charity and raised an incredible £1336! Plus, we had a cheque from Hazel Grove carnival for £100 which boosts the total to over £1400.
Hazel Grove Sign Choir’s ‘An Evening With’ event took place at Hazel Grove Baptist Church and it was a huge success! Guests who attended the event have been feeding back to us saying what a superb evening of entertainment it was. The event, saw the choir ~ which has now been signing at HGBC and other local churches for over eleven years ~ perform both Christian and popular songs, to a packed-out auditorium.
Before the event, Diane Mallon, who heads the choir said:
“Quite often people don’t know what to expect and think our choir is only for deaf people but our audiences have been mainly hearing. Songs are played through a speaker and also there are visual effects with videos on screen, usually with lyrics, so if anyone wants to sing or sign along they are welcome to.”
“Over the years we have supported various charities but more recently we have been supporting The Furniture Station. We wanted to raise funds by doing a concert to hopefully suit everyone. It’s in God’s Hands!”
The total raised on the night through the kind donations of those who attended was a staggering, £906 and 41 pence!
Delamere Lodge Coffee Morning
The day after the sign choir’s amazing efforts, Diane Brereton, and her enthusiastic team of residents at Delamere Lodge in Hazel Grove, were busy making final preparations to their community coffee morning. Every year they host an event and have in the past raised hundreds of pounds for Macmillan. This year, residents decided they would like to help a local charity and so all proceeds, which totalled an incredible £430 have been donated to The Furniture Station.
“We decided this year to do something for a local charity and wanted to help the Furniture Station as it does amazing work for local people who need support,” explained Diane, who has been managing the retirement apartments for Hanover Housing for almost twelve years.
“The residents get so involved, which is so great to see. They served tea and coffee; man the cake stall and nearly new stall; we also had a raffle, which many of them donated prizes for. It gives us a real community spirit and it’s just wonderful to see the generosity of people.”
We want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who went along and supported these events and to the brilliant organisers. You really have helped make a huge difference.
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