Feedback Friday

It seems a while since I did a “Feedback Friday” so ……

We had a number of Christmas cards this year from people we have visited thanking us for our visits:

“Many, many thanks for your time and understanding. It was very much needed and appreciated.  I am sorry this card and gift in no way measures the help I received, and wish it was more”

” I had a distraction burglary at my house and my purse stolen. You came out twice and did wonders to help secure my home and give me confidence back as it had been very badly bruised. I am enclosing a donation as my real appreciation for all you did for me and also the kindness of your phone operator”

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Do you have a New Year’s resolution?

Have you decided to make a New Year’s resolution this year?  If so, have you considered doing whatever you are doing to help raise money for a charity? It may be that you intend to get fitter, run a marathon, stop smoking, lose weight etc etc ……..

The Bobby Scheme, like most other charities, are continually looking at new ways to raise funds to maintain our service.  We would really welcome your help to do this!

We subscribe to Localgiving.org. In 2017 they raised £4 million for local charities and community groups [ since 2009 when it was launched Localgiving has raised over £20 million]; 60,000 donors have made over 128,000 donations and 1,467 people have raised funds for members.

So, why not consider us as your charity of the year and help us to help more vulnerable adults improve their home security.  For more information about Localgiving go to http://www.localgiving.org and look at our page on https://localgiving.org/charity/cambridgeshirebobbyscheme/

We would love your help!

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Happy New Year!

Susan, Steve, Andy and myself would like to wish everyone a very happy new year and hope that 2018 turns out to be a good year for us all!

We are now back in full swing – there were a number of burglaries and other incidents over the festive season – the criminal element don’t seem to understand, or care, that the season should be a joyous occasion with everyone being kind and showing no ill will to each other! We shall be visiting those who have been unfortunate to become victims of these callous, unfeeling individuals, and offering our help in securing their homes.

Please don’t let 2018 be the year that you become a victim of crime. Always be vigilant and take sensible precautions to protect your home and yourself.  If you do feel at risk, please do call us and arrange for us to visit you and look at your home security. We would be only too glad to help!  Call us 01480 413311 or email info@thebobbyscheme.org.

HAP[PY NEW YEAR

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Festive Season

 

All of us at the Bobby Scheme would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and happy New Year.

We would also like to thank you for your continued and valued support over the last year.

The office will be closed from Friday 22nd December over the Christmas period and we will open again on Tuesday 2nd January.

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Local Charities Day

Local Charities Day is today, Friday 15th December. The day highlights the work of small charities that are making remarkable differences in their local communities.

I welcome the chance to shout from the roof top about the Bobby Scheme, and the fantastic charity it is.  It has made a tremendous positive impact on the lives of over 1400 vulnerable adults last year. We could not have achieved this with out some special people – my brilliant team of Susan, Steve and Andy [ and Jeff before he moved to pastures new in August] ; all those organisations that we have worked with during the year ; all our funders who have generously supported us with funding ; and of course, all the people who we have visited and for their very kind donations so that we can maintain our work.

A BIG THANK YOU to you all!

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Please be vigilant!

We are all very busy this time of year, rushing around Christmas shopping, we sometimes forget to continue to be vigilant and aware of other people around us.  We unfortunately are still getting referrals for victims who have had their bags or purses stolen from supermarket car parks and shops. It is understandable that we are concentrating on our shopping, for example selecting cards from card shops or putting provisions into boots of cars, we don’t notice when someone is nearby or has just brushed past us.  But these criminals are good at what they do, often working in groups, one distracting while the other steals your property.

Please, please do be vigilant at all times, and don’t let these people spoil your Christmas!  You could be their next target!

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Donations

Like many charities, we totally rely upon donations and grants to survive and continue providing a service.  For small, local charities like ourselves, it seems even harder to fundraise!

Therefore we are so grateful for every donation we receive from beneficiaries and from others who want to support our charity. It doesn’t matter how small the donation is – every penny counts!  In addition to the donations from people we have visited we have also this month received donations from:

Mary Wilson who makes and sells marmalade/jams/chutneys – Mary sold many jars at the County Neighbourhood Watch meeting

The attendees at the weekly public meeting for worship at Cambridge Jesus Lane Quaker Meeting House.

Thank you all for supporting our work – your support is very much valued and appreciated!

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