are now in Ringwood
TEDS Toy Exchange and Donate Scheme has found temporary premises in Ringwood.
Friday, 23 March was the open day whereby members of the public were invited to take a look around the ‘emporium,’ and bag themselves some bargains. All of the items for sale at TEDS have been either donated or exchanged. They are then cleaned, well displayed and ready to use, wear and play.
Dana Elsworth, a TEDS spokesperson said, “We feel this is an excellent opportunity for new mums and dads to come along and pick up quality items for their children, at rock bottom prices. “I wish this kind of
thing was around when I first had children as it’s so much more affordable. “A massive thank you to
all those who have helped make this day possible;
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B&Q Castlepoint for donating 60 litres of paint, Sainsbury’s of Ringwood for donating some nibbles, For Heavens Cakes for supplying the cakes, and the Barrel & Bottle Company for supplying some drinks – without all of your help, today would never have been such a success.”
Fordingbridge resident Lucy Hood, originally from Ringwood, was at TEDS’ open day with her daughter Mellissa, or Missy Moo as she’s better known. Missy has cerebral
palsy, and Lucy was told that her daughter would never be able to walk. But thankfully, after some hard work fundraising, and some help from local organisations such as TEDS, Lucy and Missy, along with Lucy’s husband Phil raised enough money for a life-changing operation in St Louis, Missouri, USA, which has had fantastic results. Lucy, 24, said, “We flew
to America on 18 February and Missy’s operation was on the twenty-first. Dr Park did an unbelievable job and we can’t thank him and the team enough for the wonderful work they’ve done for us.
Help to beneficiaries of the RBL
For further information contact Captain (Ret’d) David Hoyle Chairman, Wimborne Branch The Royal British Legion 01202 883796, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Last November, the green tokens collected by the Waitrose Community Matters Initiative in Wimborne totalled £697 for the welfare work of the Legion. This is the highest amount collected at the branch so far,
and will go directly to help beneficiaries of the Royal British Legion locally. The cheque was presented by Lucy Groves and Emma
Overington to Dennis Hart, Welfare Officer and David Hoyle, Chairman of Wimborne Royal British Legion. The Legion gives grants to help beneficiaries with a wide range of concerns such as funeral costs, furniture and white household goods, vouchers for food and clothes, mobility vehicle, and help with accommodation.
“She’s the happiest little
girl ever!” Also in attendance at
TEDS was the Mayor of Ringwood, Cllr Brian Terry, Ashley Weedon of Diverse Abilities Plus, and Di Pestell of Julia’s House.
Talented Youth Concert raises over £600
Thanks to a successful talented youth concert, dvd sales and sponsorship from Threads and Treads shoe and uniform shop in Verwood, the AGFA (Active Games For All) fundraising scheme has raised over £600.
Also a quiz in February
with quizmasters Ernest and Pamela Wellsted, raised a further £661.
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