Lovely to speak to you too and I hope you are keeping well?
To receive the £500 donation from the Rotary Club of Aylesbury is truly wonderful. In what has been a very difficult year for Scannappeal, as it has for many charities, businesses and people, it is such a boast to us and the Bucks MRI Appeal. Please do pass on our sincere thanks to all at the Rotary Club for choosing to support Scannappeal once again and indeed for taking the Santa Float out in the community. I know the volunteers enjoyed their time, a little slice of normality at a truly peculiar time. I am sure for the children that got to see Father Christmas, and for the adults alike, it was definitely something to put a smile on everyone’s face.
As mentioned on the phone, just before Christmas we were notified that a local philanthropist was going to donate £40,000 to the Bucks MRI Appeal, half of what is needed to get us to the £1.5million fundraising target. He has made the offer as a matched funding opportunity meaning that for every £1 we receive it will be doubled. Therefore I am delighted to let you know that we can include your £500 donation and it will be match funded meaning it is worth £1,000. The finish line really is in sight.
Once again Roy, thank you and the Rotary Club of Aylesbury for your continued support and I very much hope to see you sometime very soon.
In the meantime please stay safe and well.
Thank you so much again for your generosity.
Our Winter Warmth fund is much depleted. We have given out about £12,000 in small crisis grants in the last month, and with the months getting colder, Heart of Bucks would be delighted to put this £500 towards providing emergency warmth payments to local Buckinghamshire residents, via our Winter Warmth fund. We are most grateful to the Aylesbury Rotary Club for helping those in our community who need support the most at this time of year.
As an aside, we are pushing for more donations to this fund (we have about £1,800 left in there, which may last a week if we are lucky). If you have any channels to share and promote the Winter Warmth fund, this would be really appreciated! https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/appeal/winterwarmth
Wishing you all the best,
Thank you for helping WheelPower provide opportunities for disabled people to lead fit and active lives.
Thank you for the generous donation of £500 from the Rotary Club of Aylesbury. Please can you thank the Club members and let them know that their donation will be used to help disabled children and adults remain active during the latest lockdown.
As you know, we are currently unable to organise events at Stoke Mandeville Stadium but this hasn’t stopped us helping wheelchair users, many of whom are shielding, stay fit and active. Your donation will enable us to host regular online fitness classes, provide wheelchair users with small items of fitness equipment, provide advice and regularly release fitness films on our website. Our most recent project is to film fitness workouts that have been designed for disabled children and will replace their PE lessons while they learn at home.
Thank you so much for your continued support. I really hope that we will be able to invite you and members of the Club to an event at Stoke Mandeville Stadium later in the year and that we will once again be able to help join you and Santa on the Carol float!
Please stay fit and healthy.
Very best regards,
Head of Fundraising