We all have bad habits, is there one you want to try and give up in January? Why not do it while fundraising for a brilliant local charity?
CONGRATULATIONS to Viv Brooke for winning the Knitted Snowman Competition with her amazing Skiing Snowman.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone at Stockdales!
It’s that time of year again, when we ask you to vote for your favourite knitted snowman!
Christmas came early at Stockdales as we completed work on our 5th residential house in November. What a fantastic way to end the year!
The tickets were all in today and we did our Christmas Draw! Chairman Nigel came in to help draw the tickets. Were you one of our lucky winners?? Take a look below to see!
The Co-operative Food Store in Ashton-on-Mersey help Stockdales out in so many ways. They sell our knitted snowmen for us and have got involved with some of the kids’ trails we have done in the local community. And recently, they went the extra mile by kindly donating a smashing hamper full ( and we mean full) of treats! They also donated £350 from their Community Fund to us to help pay for the Christmas parties we organise for the people we support.
You can imagine our delight when the Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund told us they were giving us a grant of £5,000! This will be towards the purchase of a smaller wheelchair accessible vehicle we are planning to buy next year. These vehicles are vital to what we do and they help people with disabilities to travel around independently, not just on minibuses.
After a year of no in-person events, we were so pleased to have our Christmas Fair back on the calendar and at a new venue too! In the lead up to the fair, we were busy getting things ready so we could all enjoy a bit of festive magic. And magical it was too……it even snowed. We’d like to take the credit for that one, but we can’t!
There’s nothing nicer than receiving a handwritten card, I’m sure you’ll agree!