Lest We Forget
Poppies are available to buy from both of our branches in Tarvin and Clotton.
A Big Thank you to all that contributed towards our Macmillan Coffee morning. We couldn’t have done it without you. We had lots of tasty cakes on offer and a lot of generous donations, We raised a total of £230…
Another fantastic was had by all at the Fancy Dress Ball which took place on the 29th September at Nantwich Football Club. Everyone made such an amazing effort in getting dressed up for the occasion and there were some fab fancy dress outfits. The band were brilliant and got everyone up dancing. We raised a fantastic total of over £4000 so a big thank you to everyone that contributed on the night. A Special thank you to Gavin Palin Funeral Services for the £500 donation, and i think we can safely say that you won the best fancy dress on the night!
Vale Royal Crematorium in Northwich run a metal recycling scheme and with the money raised from the recycled metal they share it between different charities. For the Love of Lydia was one of the charities chosen and we have been given the very generous donation of £3000 which will go towards the upkeep of Lydia’s Lodge. We would like to say a big thank you to Vale Royal Crematorium for supporting our charity, because of your support more families will be able to get enjoyment from Lydia’s Lodge.
Lydia was a special little girl who captured the hearts of many with her infectious laugh. She loved listening to music and would enjoy anything which had a good beat! Her favourite TV programme was Pippin the dog and she adored her beloved Tweenies. She was also inseparable from her devoted twin sister and they would often get up to mischief together.
When Lydia was 3 she was diagnosed with a very rare brain tumour and she spend a big proportion of the next three years of her life in Alder Hey hospital on both neurosurgical and oncology wards needing many operations and intensive treatment, and her final days in Claire House Hospice. Throughout this time she kept us all entertained with her funny little ways and showed incredible bravery and had amazing stamina, until on the 13th July 2009 when she was just aged 6 the fight became far to much for her and she passed away peacefully in the arms of Mummy and Daddy.
♥ Lydia was a true inspiration to us all and a gift from heaven. ♥
Its approaching that time of year again where we all get baking for our Macmillan coffee morning which is taking place on Friday 28th September. We will be hosting ours at St. Peter’s Church, Hargrave in the church hall. It was such a success last year and we had so much support and was such a lovely place to hold a coffee morning. Our coffee morning will start at 10am and finish around noon, everyone is welcome so come along for a mid-morning sweet treat washed down with a coffee, tea or juice made to your liking! Such a worthy cause… PS…. All baked donations will be gratefully appreciated!! (hopefully see you there)
Back at the beginning of June we sponsored this brave / crazy lady to jump out of an aeroplane!! Lynne Loughlin who works at Iddenshall Hall Care Home in Clotton decided she was going to do a skydive for the residents fund.
What an amazing achievement and she managed to raise a fantastic total of over £900. Well done Lynne !!!
On Saturday 29th September 2018 we will be hosting a fancy dress disco for our own charity, For the Love of Lydia. All the proceeds from this event will go towards the upkeep of Lydia’s Lodge which is a lovely holiday lodge situated in Porthmadog solely for the purpose of letting families who have a poorly child have a holiday to create lovely memories together.
The fancy dress disco will take place at Nantwich Town Football Club – The Weaver Stadium, Water-Lode, Nantwich CW5 5BS. Doors open at 7pm and the night will end at 12.30am. Tickets will be £20 each and this will include food. There will be a live band playing hits from the 70’s 80’s 90’s and to date, there will also be a disco so you can bust some moves on the dance floor. A raffle will take place where you will have the opportunity to win some great prizes. So come and support us and have a great night for a very amazing cause close to our hearts. If you would like to purchase a ticket give us a call or pop in to one of our offices.
We will soon be hosting an 80’s Fancy Dress Charity evening taking place at Crewe Alexandra on Saturday 9th September.. All proceeds will go towards the upkeep of Lydia’s Lodge situated in Porthmadog. A beautiful lodge solely for the purpose of poorly children and their families to go on holiday free of charge to make lovely memories together.