This is the bit I find particularly exciting! My thanks to EVERYONE who has taken a cushion and who has made a bid for one.
Money raised (as cushions on their own are averaging now £130, I’m now claiming between £80 and £120 in larger raffles).
54 cushions gone and approx £6098.50 made!
£80.00 for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.
£103 was made in the raffle for the South Atlantic Convoy Association.
£67 was added to the Hedge End Music Makers coffers after the raffle at their concert in Chandlers Ford.
£45.50 was made by the New Milton Ladies to support their charities.
£158 was the amount raised in a raffle for Hearing Dogs.
£120 for Lymington Sailability (part of a raffle raising £120).
£66 was raised by my cushion by June for Parkinson’s UK.
£120 was raised by Otterbourne WI in their special Coronation Tombola for St Matthews Church at the Jalopy parade and fete.
£310 was raised for PICK (a particularly cruel type of early onset Alzheimers) by Jean in Bournemouth.
£85 at the Fawley Village church fete (in a silent auction )
£261 (I had to read that several times!) raised by the cushion lurking in reception at The Clouds Hotel, Brockenhurst and their Cream Tea for Jack’s Place at Naomis House & The Variety Club of Great Britain.
£125 for Feline Rescue on the Isle of Wight.
£110 for the Royal Air Force Association, Highcliffe Branch.
£85.00 for Mount Noddy, the RSPCA in Chichester.
£118 for the RNLI Highcliffe Branch.
£513 pounds for the Swanage Lifeboat. It feels a little cheeky to claim a third of £1,554 but there were only three prizes!
£100 for Cat and Rabbit Rescue, Portsmouth and Chichester.
£39 in a raffle for Parkinson’s as part of a summers afternoon fundraiser.
£110 for Abbeyfield at Twyford, where my Dad lived for his last few years.
£10 (!) for Froglife, Peterborough.
£500 for Carisbrooke Priory. In an auction the generosity and support of one person is truly amazing!
£77 for SCRATCH in Southampton.
£45 for Sway Village Hall
£150 for Rowan’s Hospice, Waterlooville
£50 for the Minstead Training Trust
£120 for MacMillan Nurses (the cushion was part of a large raffle that raised £1,000)
£120 for Wymering Manor, Portsmouth (also part of a larger raffle that made £1,000)
£70 for Lewis-Manning Hospice, Poole
£120 for MacMillan in Christchurch (as part of a huge raffle that raised £1,400)
£80 for Hamble lifeboat (as part of a small raffle that raised £383)
£130 in a raffle for the Lockwood Communinty Indoor Pétanque Club
£100 in the Raffle at the Pheonix Concert Choir for the Isle of Wight Prostrate Cancer & Urology Support Group
£50 for Rosé Road
£69 for Children in Need. Two cushions, one raffled, one auctioned.
£80 for Boscombe’s Fibromyalgia Support Group as part of a larger raffle
£50 for Different Strokes, Southampton
£100 in an auction for Smile4Wessex, supporting the Wessex Neurological Unit.
£140 in an auction for the Red Cross.
£80 for Emsworth Museum.
£60 for Cystic Fibrosis.
£45 for St Peters Church, Bournemouth.
£120 for Countess Mountbatten Hospice.
£404 for Highcliffe Dementia Support.
£96 for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
£95 for the Southampton Seafarers Centre
£50 for the Isle of Wight Asthma Swimming Group
£47 for Parkinson’s, Isle of Wight