PBL held their annual Christmas Fayre on Saturday December the 9th.
As usual so many of the staff and volunteers gave up their time on Friday to prepare the Day unit which looked wonderfully festive with tables laden with goodies ready to open the following day.
Saturday arrived and there was a queue waiting for the doors to open at 2pm and welcome them into the warmth and happiness inside.
Staff and helpers were at their stations ready to start selling all the wonderful gifts – cards, bunting , baby clothes, and bags, many of which had been hand made by the staff .
The Staff ran a wonderful raffle and also an adult and junior Tombola which was very popular. – well done ladies ( and daughters and boyfriends!!)
Other volunteers – (and mothers) served tea and coffee with mince pies.
I had a lovely time, browsing the stalls, and bought a beautiful hand made Bird House to give to my nephew, and two cheeky handmade Christmas Stockings , so I had to get more things to fill them!!!
It is such a lovely time and wonderful to see patients and relatives enjoying themselves as well.
Its all in aid of funds for presents and goodies for them at Christmas
WELL DONE everyone – particularly Angela Beard and Caroline Coppings.
Their wonderful efforts raised an amazing £1799.40.
The ‘Bear Shop Girls’ (Pam, Teresa, Gill, Pat, Carolyn, Lynn, Jan, Ruth, Sylvia A and Sylvia S including our two special chaps – Andy and Olly – all PBL Volunteers) had another successful time serving Teas and homemade cakes at the Bear Shop in Elm Hill for the four Norwich Heritage Days.
Robert, who owns the shop and the beautiful garden, once again generously gave us two beautiful bears to raffle. The garden is so lovely that this year we have photographed some of the flowers that were in bloom – do come and see them next year as Robert will open it again for The National Garden Scheme days at the end of June and again for the Heritage days in September 2018. The garden has many wonderful plants but the fuchsia’s are outstanding.
We did have a couple of very wet days but the sun shone for quite some time and we were really happy to have made £622.00. Thank you to our wonderful Volunteers and to everyone who came to the garden and mostly to Robert, who amazingly, let us use his own kitchen to ‘mess around and make tea ‘ in!!
Volunteers from PBL manned a stall at Mannington Hall at Lady Walpole’s request as it was her hospice charitable day. We ran a raffle and people were very generous and we made £40.00. We made friends with lots of the other volunteers from the other Hospices – The Nook, Tapping House, and the East Coast Hospice. We were given some help by these lovely folk to put up our gazebo. The one that we had borrowed was green and white stripes and it looked rather fine. We also pinned our new logo to the front and it was great to see so many visitors. Lord and Lady Walpole visited all the stalls and were delightful hosts for the day. There was a children’s book sale inside the hall. The grounds were looking beautiful.
People are so kind and generous to PBL and this was just such a case with the Norwich Splinters Scooting Club who raised £300.00 for PBLSG. They also took the time to come and give it to the staff at PBL.
Norwich Splinters Scooter Club was formed in 2007 by friends who enjoyed the scootering scene, & among our friends (or extended family as we see it), we all enjoy the music and the scooters.
One of our family members Mr Darren Evans, recently lost his mum to cancer so Norwich Splinters Scooter Club held a evening of amazing scootering tunes, where scooterist from many different scooter clubs attended and donated, with all proceeds in memory of Mrs Kathleen Evans, were donated to the Pricilla Bacon Lodge, for all the amazing support they gave Trevor Evans, devoted husband and sons Darren & David Evans, and continue to do amazing work for other family’s.
Another really successful weekend at Roberts wonderful shop in Elm Hill!
Again Robert was so helpful and kind and also gave us a fabulous bear to raffle – it had wonderful psychedelic hair and the children loved him.
We made £400.57 which was amazing. So thank you Robert and Lynn and everyone at the Bear Shop and all The Bear Shop Girls, Sylvia, Carolyn, Pam, Nina, Teresa, Jan, Ruth Pat ,Gill, Rita, Rachel, and our very own Catherine who kindly joined us this time despite all her duties as Volunteer Administrator.
And a big thank you to Kate from Katering4U too – who gave us a wonderful Coffee Cake this year after bringing an equally delicious cake last year.
NB Robert is opening his Magic Garden again for the Norwich Heritage Days in September (7th 8th 9th 10th ). If you’d like to help please let me know.
Lady Bacon has opened the third Pop Up Shop at Taverham Garden Centre.
Many of the Trustees, friends and staff gathered on a rather wet Wednesday 17th May for the opening of the third Pop Up Shop.
It is located right on the way to the shops and café . It is well stocked and well worth a visit and you cant miss it as it is again in our stunning pink.