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Neighboucare's 25th Anniversary celebration at the Masonic Hall. Many thanks to all who attended our anniversary celebration. Loads more pictures will be put on the Neighbourcare page in the next few days. Over 100 people joined in the 25th celebration of Neighbourcare the Masonic Hall.
Just a few of the comments on the day
Busy day for us 4 toons – thank you Pam Delderfield for inviting us to Andover Neighbourcare's 25th Birthday presentation this morning. Sorry we couldn't stay for lunch as had a gig this afternoon, but lovely to be part of the celebrations xx
Thank you for a really enjoyable morning, got to meet some fellow volunteers, food was great, cake was fab, was brilliant to put faces to so many names 😊
.It looks like you had a wonderful day it just shows you we need Neighbourcare in Andover and district I'm glad you had a wonderful day I've arrived in Canada for my stay with my family.
Once again a huge thank you to Anton Masonic Lodge for their kind donation of £390. Anton lodge has supported Neighbourcare for many years and the charity is very grateful. The donations go towards our members activities.
A huge thank you to Dave Tilling who is current Master of Saint Hubert Lodge 1373 for their kind donation of £200. The donation has been given to go towards the Neighbourcare members Christmas party. The party will be held at the Masonic Hall on Tuesday 5th December.
This was in the Hampshire chronicle .
Many thanks to all who helped and donated to our fundraising stall in the market last Thursday. Unfortunately the gazebo was blown away and also the bucket with the tickets . This cut our day short but we still managed to raise £285 on that very cold day.
A great Christmas party was held at the Masonic Hall on December 5th. Over 100 members enjoyed a wonderful meal and entertainment to celebrate Christmas and also the charities 25th anniversary. Romama Adbin Chief Executive of Simplyhealth was joined by members of the companies leadership team who all volunteered to set up and serve the lunch. Simplyhealth also provided the raffle, a quiz, gifts to take home and a fabulous sing a long with a choir put together from the workforce. Saint Hubert Lodge for donating £200 for the wine and Paul Jeans for providing the sherry. Reverend John Harkin from St Mary's church led grace before the meal. This was the best Christmas party we have ever given and a huge thanks must go Simplyhealth who did most of the hard work, Reverend John Harkin, Danny Weymouth for his input that make the day go so smoothly, Alan Mead and helpers for a wonderful meal and Neighbourcare drivers for delivering the guests safely. Richard Oliver from bournes estate agents also helped on the day. This event will be hard to top. Thank you everyone for making this such a huge success.
Andover Neighbourcare still have a few places in their Dementia Day Care held on a Thursday 10am -
Huge book sale at Neighbourcare. All paper back books . Large hardbacks £1. Many collectable books at £3 . Come and have a look at 14 Union Street
Sincere thanks to Teresa Blundell and the Choices Disability Group who unfortunately had to close due to decreasing numbers for their kind donation of £460. The money will be used to continue delivering our services to the elderly and most vulnerable in Andover and District
Neighbourcare volunteers enjoying their Christmas meal at Wyke Down.
HALF PRICE CLOTHING SALE AT ANDOVER NEIGHBOURCARE CHARITY SHOP, 14 UNION STREET. HURRY, MANY BARGAINS TO BE FOUND
A Merry Christmas and a huge thanks to Pete Middleton from 'The Rhythm of Life Band' who donated £105.00 which they raised from a Tea Dance 2/12/2017
The Golden Eagles Line dance club raised £280 from the Christmas party which they donated to two local charities.
The Countess of Brecknock Hospice and Andover Neighbourcare
Volunteers are needed for our community shop to sort donations and books. Call into our office in Union Street for an application form. We also need office volunteers and fundraisers. We look forward to welcoming some new faces
ARE YOU CARING FOR SOMEONE WITH MEMORY LOSS? NEED SOME TIME FOR YOURSELF? NEIGHBOURCARE HAS A 'TIME OUT GROUP' ON A THURSDAY 10 -
For all new mini bus trips please see Clubs and Events page.
Happy Birthday to Pat McCumiskey who is celebrating her 90th birthday. Pat has been a volunteer at Andover Neighbourcare for 22 years. Pat still works 4 mornings a week. A huge thank you for all her dedication to the charity and for everyone she has helped over the years. We looked forward to her 100th. Love from all your friends xx
After a fun packed weekend with family Pat enjoyed a lunch with close friends to celebrate her 90th birthday. Pat received an adoption of a meerkat at Marwell Zoo and an m&s voucher from her friends at Neighbourcare. Thank you for all your hard work over the past 22 years
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