Community Unites to Fundraise
We are very proud of all the events big and small that have raised funds for the Partnership in the months leading up to the festive period. You can read some of the highlights below. Thank you all very much for your continued efforts in support of the Partnership.
Sainsbury’s Crosby Christmas Bag Pack
The 10th annual bag packing at Sainsbury’s in Crosby saw a record breaking £4202 raised for the Waterloo Partnership. Many, many thanks to those members who recruited volunteers, bag packed and / or gave donations.
We are indebted to the management and staff of Sainsbury’s and to all who supported the venture particularly Rick and Rosie Walker for creating a festive ambience at the store’s entrance with seasonal music, and Chris and Angie Price, who once again took responsibility for counting and sorting the money.
Let us hope that our small efforts will make a difference to our suffering brothers and sisters in Waterloo, Sierra Leone.
Big Tea Party
A Grand Tea Party took place on November 29th at St Helen’s Church Crosby, which raised £2500 towards the Ebola Emergency appeal.
Over one hundred people enjoyed full afternoon tea and were also able to purchase homemade cakes and crafts, kindly donated by a group of friends who pooled their talents to produce a range of products. Local shops and individuals donated raffle prizes and many people worked together to make the whole afternoon a great success and a totally pleasant experience.
Many thanks must go to all the people who kindly gave of their talents, time and donations to make this such an enjoyable and productive fund-raising event.
On the same Tea Party theme, a few private tea party events have been hosted by WP members and their families, including one at Granton Primary School, Streatham, London. These have raised over £400 for the Ebola fund. Thanks to everyone who baked and held these lovely events.
Christmas quiz night.
A great evening was had by all those who attended the recent quiz and auction at The Northern club, Crosby. The quiz was hosted by the ever popular and amusing John Nelson, who kept the evening lively and laughter-filled.
Local shops and generous individuals donated a vast range of items and events to be auctioned, which included a selection of Everton and Liverpool books, signed by past players; a sewing workshop; a beautiful hand-knitted set of crib figures; a fantastic centrepiece cake; a micro light flight and a walking tour of Liverpool pubs. There was something to please everyone and £1500 was donated over the evening. Thanks to everyone who attended and contributed to the evening’s success.
Whisky Tasting evening.
The popular micro pub, the Liverpool Pigeon, hosted a great whisky-tasting night in support of the Ebola fund. The evening was organised by Peter and John O’Dowd and the 25 participants thoroughly enjoyed tasting a variety of malt whiskies, including a very rare Bushmills and a Danish Malt. So popular were the whiskies that the remains of the bottles were auctioned off at the end of the evening, raising an extra £200 towards the fund! A total of £665 was raised on the evening and there have been many suggestions to repeat the event in the near future! Thank you to everyone who donated the whisky and raffle prizes, organised the evening or attended the event.