Mince Pies and Coffee Morning


Naomi House provides care to children and young adults with life-limiting conditions. They are open 24/7 365 days a year. Services include respite stays, emergency support, hospice at home, bereavement and family support.   Naomi House, help family members including brothers, sisters and grandparents. The team offer the families who visit the opportunity to take part in activities and special events to help them cope with the difficult circumstances they face day to day.

Christmas is a very special time of year for everyone at Naomi House and Jacksplace. Sometimes poignant, but always memorable with carols and visits from Father Christmas. There are so many ways you can support this venture, so please get in touch if you would like more information, - Call on 01962 843513 or email us if you prefer at    -    Naomi House Support

It costs around £5million every year to run Naomi House. With less than 10% of income coming from Government, they rely on the generosity of their supporters to continue the all important work.  Supporters such as Dawn Tonge, who takes it upon herself each year, to organize a mince pie and coffee morning here in the village. This year, courtesy of Wendy and Alan Money - and given the harsh weather conditions of December - the event itself was held in the comparative warmth of the Social Club.

Duration was just one hour - 11am to 12 Noon. But in that one hour, £120 was raised for the charity, 18 people braved the ice and snow, including a famous seasonal guest in the form of Father Christmas - (aka the irrepressable Dave Knight). There were a couple of donations from people who couldn't be there on the day - our grateful thanks to them for their kindness and generosity.


photos : Dawn Tonge
(unless otherwise credited)


Naomi House Fundraising Office
Unit 3, Sun Valley Business Park
Winnall Close
S023 0LB
Telephone: 01962 843513
Email: pam.bacon@naomihouse.org.uk
Website: www.naomihouse.org.uk


Our ref: 50893
Journal Number: 258647


Mrs Dawn Tonge
Jimmies Farmhouse
RG17 7HS
29 December 2010

Dear Mrs Tonge

Thank you very much for your kind donation of £120.00 raised at a Coffee and Mince Pie
morning held earlier this month. Your continuing support is very much appreciated by the
children and families who use Naomi House and jacksplace. our new teenage and young
person's hospice, are extremely grateful to you and everyone who came along to support

As you can imagine this is a very special time of year at Naomi House and jacksplace.
Our play team have been busy organising lots of festive activities to make this time of year
memorable and fun for the children, young people and their families that stay with us.
Portsmouth footballers came and helped the children with their seasonal arts and crafts,
travelling theatres and musicians have also added to the festive atmosphere - there's even
a winter wonderland grotto where we've been told that Santa will be making several

Memorable occasions like this are made possible thanks to the kind generosity of our
donors who help us to continue to provide our services. With less than 10% of our funding
coming from the government, we need to raise £5 million a year to keep Naomi House and
jacksplace open, so your support is all the more welcome and very important to us.
Once again thank you for your donation. Please know that it truly does make a difference.

Yours sincerely

Pam Bacon






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