Hatch Weekend raises £1400
The Hatch Pub in Old Basing held a Pink Bonanza event over the August Bank Holiday Weekend. Pink PLace volunteers sold cakes, did facepainting whilst the Hatch held various fund raising activities including the very popular Pink Duck Race! Thank you Pedro, Sam, Andy, Lorna, Kathy and all the Pink Place volunteers.
The Royal Summer Picnic raises almost £3,000 !
We celebrated the Queens Birthday Weekend with a Royal Summer Picnic with live music at Manydown Farm. Dr Andrew Bishop opened the Picnic, Mr Harris (Consultant Surgeon) attended as did MP Maria Miller. Many thanks to all who organised, attended and supported this event.
Charity Ball raises over £18,000 !!! It's a record!
Our superb Charity Ball at the Hampshire Court Hotel exceeded all expectations and raised a staggering £15,000. Key to our success was the support of Shaun Udal, ex-England cricketer and our MC and Auctioneer for the night. Shaun brought many hard to get prizes to the Auction. Thanks also to Bhupinder of Ghatahora Photography, Heidi and Mark from Absolute Entertainment for theior disco and photo booth, and the John Glasscock Jazz Band who donated their services for the night. Kathy Williams, our Community Fundraising Leader organised the event with Kat Neal, Viv Oliver and our wonderful Fundraising Team.
Our cake bakers did us proud with a wonderful array of delicious cakes for our Annual Cake Sale at Basingstoke Hospital. Thanks to our volunteers and supporters we raise the wonderul sum of £373.
The Pink Place wins Have Your Say Award of £1000 from Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. Thanks to public vote, we were able to gain funding for a new soundproofed and relaxing Counselling Room at The Pink Place. This will enable our experienced counsellor to meet with any of our guests needing counselling or just wanting to talk in a safe and confidential area.
In February Deputy Mayor Cllr Jane Frankum visited The Pink Place. Jane enjoyed her tour and meeting our volunteers and guests.
Twice a year we like to run a Treats Day for our guests. This is a free day of interesting talks and demonstrations and includes lunch. Talks this time were on Legal advice, from solicitors Irwin Mitchell, Cooking Tips by Gail Harbers, Exercise after treatment by Chrissy, Decluttering by Suzanne Light and Breast Support Group by Angela. A delicious lunch was provided by Sainsbury's Kempshott.
Burns Night 2016 !
Over 80 people attended the Annual Pink Place Burns Night and raised over £1800. Christine and James of Vintage Soul Sounds provided the entertainment and music. Iona Reid was our piper and Dan the chef did a great job with the menu.