This month I would like to say a little about our Bring and Buy Table at USS.
5 years ago, we came up with an idea of people bringing along pre-loved items that were not needed any more and seeing if anyone would like to take them home after giving a donation towards a local cause.
We never imagined how this simple idea would blossom and raise so much money for Charities.
During the last 8 months, we have raised £200 for the south West ambulance first responders, £200 for South Hams Citizens advice and over £200 for the annual Senior Citizen’s Christmas party.
For the next couple of months, we have chosen “the Silver line”
This provides 3 functions to support older people:
A 24- hour helpline which is available 365 days a year and offers information, signposting, advice and a place to talk
A befriending service to combat loneliness
A means of empowering those who may be suffering abuse and neglect, if appropriate to transfer them to specialist services to protect them from harm.
For more information and how to access this service please see leaflets and posters at USS
I am going to finish with a couple of comments I picked up via e mail and our Facebook page.
“It was our first time visiting as we have just moved to Bittaford, and we loved it. What an amazing atmosphere. Thank you so much, we will be back”
“We had a lovely fun packed evening with you and all of USS at the recent Pot luck supper. Thank you so much for the great food and games. USS is such an asset for Ugborough”