The FR-IR Annual Bottle Tombola 2015 – The Rutland County Show
Firstly, please accept our apologies for this rather impersonal but still extremely sincere thank you to you all, for being so generous with the bottle collection in North Luffenham. The response from you was phenomenal this year, thank you so much for the effort you put into the Bottle Tombola Collection for FR-IR in your community. And a particular thank you to the Fox, for acting as a drop off point!
Our bottles were down this year but we still managed to total £4000, which is a significant sum. But the Tombola gave us an important presence at the Show, therefore increasing the awareness of this still new charity. So it was well worth it!
The Rutland Show 2015 meant we celebrated our 1st anniversary and thanks to our wonderful support, FR-IR is already going from strength to strength. We are now funding 2 advisors at the Citizens Advice in Oakham. The demand for this service has far outweighed our expectation and the post is now full-time with 2 advisors sharing the demand.
So our funding is even more vital than before ……….
We hope that in 2016 we will be able to find a sponsor for our marquee and for our trade stand pitch. We estimate this sum to be about £1000 so if any of you have any ideas of who to approach, please let us know!
An extra big thank you to those Collectors who also helped on the day…volunteering in the marquee is such a fun way of spending time raising money….and getting to know the team! Your time and your enthusiasm were much appreciated by the Fundraising Committee. We hope that we will be able to call upon you again next year for the village collection. It has been so well proved that the personal touch gains more rewards…so please bear that in mind, if you have the time. Also, a number of collectors issue their cards with their Parish Magazines, so if you let me know your deadline date, we can get the collection cards to you, to save your foot work! This year we failed to have a successful collection in Uppingham, Oakham and South Luffenham…..so any ideas for that, will be really helpful, as well.
Sincere thanks to you on behalf of the Fundraising Committee for your continued commitment and support, helping to increase the profile of FR-IR and to raise such a magnificent sum of money.
On behalf of the FR-IR Fundraising Committee