Fundraiser Day at AVA


Come and join us at the Health and Wellbeing Centre on Portland Street in Kirkby-in-Ashfield for AVA's fundraising event on Tuesday 8th October from 10.00am till 4.00pm. We are holding the event in the Main Reception to raise funds for our Twiddle Mitt campaign. 


We have some lovely prizes and handcrafted items on offer which are perfect as unique Christmas gifts.


The first prize in our raffle is a hamper of goodies to get you in the Christmas spirit and start the ball rolling on the run-up for Christmas. Other prizes include: a coffee set, bath set, perfume, jewellery and a hamper of fruit, kindly donated by Kirkby Co-operative Store on Chapel Street. The Manager, David Briddon said, "...we are delighted to support Ashfield Voluntary Action for this local fundraising event which also ties in with our Corporate Sponsorship of Dementia UK".


On the day, you could try your hand at guessing the name of this beautiful teddy, perfect for a child or the young at heart, lovely to cuddle up to as the dark nights draw in.


To avoid disappointment come early as we are selling our popular and stunning hand-made baubles. These beautiful and unique hand-crafted baubles fly off the shelf whenever we have them. They are guaranteed to become a talking point on your Christmas tree and and a treasured family heirloom. 


We also have a range of delicious cakes and savouries to buy, so yummy tea time treats for everyone.


There is prize every time Tombola with pamper sets, toiletries and children's books and watches, to name but a few.


Ashfield Voluntary Action's Manager, Teresa Jackson said, " is lovely to see the whole community come together to support this event. Our Lifestyles group has been fantastic and is really committed to raising money for an initiative which supports people living with Dementia. Their enthusiasm is contagious and using their many talents they have brought together some lovely and unique items you simply don't see in the High Street. We are grateful for support from Ashfield Health & Wellbeing Centre for allowing us to hold the event in the Main Reception and for our local Co-operative shop for their donation of a fruit hamper for the raffle. Twiddle mitts can make a real positive difference to people living with Dementia and it's great to be working together for such a worthwhile cause."   


Samantha Clarke, who runs the Lifestyles programme said, "I want there to be something for everyone at this event as Dementia can impact on anyone and also it is a really good way to raise awareness and make sure that our local community has the opportunity to learn about what is on offer locally to support people living with Dementia and their families." 


Twiddle mitts are simple, knitted bands that have items attached so that someone living with dementia can twiddle the band or mitt in their hands. Mitts are usually colourful, with lots of different textures and typically have ribbons, zips, buttons and keys attached. Each one is unique, and they can really help some people living with dementia. They can be particularly useful in easing the anxiety experienced by someone when their environment changes; perhaps through a hospital stay or move into a care home setting.



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