Vale Lottery 2nd Birthday Celebration

Vale Lottery 2nd Birthday Celebrations

The Vale Lottery, who support Home-Start Aylesbury Vale and several other local good causes, recently celebrated it’s 2nd birthday.  Special guest Tony Hadley made a guest appearance and unveiled a giant cheque for a fundraising total of £130,000.

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Oakley Fayre

Shushana Kendrick oversees the festivities!

Beautiful wares for sale

Home-Start Aylesbury Vale had its own stall for the first time at the Christmas Fayre in Oakley on Saturday 12th November; thank you to our trustees, staff and friends for giving up their time crafting and baking!  A wonderful £125 was raised!

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Christmas Cards at Tythe Barn

The twinkling festivities at Tythe Barn

Once again this year we are delighted that Home-Start Aylesbury Vale’s cards are available in the beautiful Tythe Barn. Set in the picturesque village of Haddenham, Tythe Barn will inspire you to decorate your home with their stunning collections.

Find that perfect gift for friends or just a treat for yourself.
From Christmas cards to candles, fabulous scarves, woolly gloves and socks, beautiful jewellery and great stocking fillers.

Visit the tea room for delicious homemade cakes and cookies.

You can also view their Christmas Calendar – they have several events to get you in the perfect festive mood!

Home-Start Aylesbury Vale would like to extend many thanks to Tythe Barn once again for accepting our Christmas Card designs this year.

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Christmas Craft Fair

If you fancy getting in the Christmas spirit and browsing for that special gift, why not come along to the Christmas Craft Fair at Quarrendon and Meadowcroft Community Centre? All proceeds go towards helping local families going through a difficult time. The craft fair takes place on Saturday 2nd December from 10am-2pm, and there may even be a special visitor dressed in red on the day too!

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Christmas Cards 2017

All ten magical Christmas Card images for 2017

Home-Start Aylesbury Vale have now produced this year’s Christmas cards!  These beautiful cards are £3.00 per pack of 5 and are blank inside so your own personal message can be included.  These cards are available, amongst many other wonderful Christmassey items, at The Tythe Barn in Haddenham.

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Bubbly Brunch

The Beautiful Setting of Thame Park

This amazing event was held and enjoyed by over 85 people in the fantastic grounds of Thame Park, raising over £2,206 for Home-Start Aylesbury Vale as one of the nominated charities.  Thank you so much to everyone involved in organising the Bubbly Brunch event and to all those who supported us.

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Go Sober In October!!!

James Whitaker bins the booze for Home-Start Aylesbury Vale!

James Whitaker, who also undertook a fundraiser for us in 2016, has this year bravely taken the challenge to ‘go Sober in October’ to raise funds to help Home-Start Aylesbury Vale support local families who are going through a difficult time.

If you feel you would like to get behind this fantastic cause and help James on his way to a sober October, simply go to James’ Just Giving page.

 

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Mum2Mum Event 2017

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Home-Start Aylesbury Vale provided refreshments for this Mum2Mum event in Aylesbury.  Thanks to our new Trustee Barbara Mitchell who organised some delicious refreshments, also huge thanks to Costa Coffee and Caffé Nero for supplying the cups, which made it possible … Continue reading

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Quiz Night 2017

Thank you to everyone who came along to our quiz night on Friday 3rd February at the Thame Barns Centre. We had over 70 people in attendance to test their grey matter against local quiz master Richard Mather. The rounds included people and places (fiendishly hard my team could only manage a poor 2/10), literature, flags and capitals and of course the essential picture round. Our joker round this year meant playing your Trump card (see what we did there...) with some fetching images of the new US President to hold up. Even with the challenging questions we had some worthy winners in team Dumb and Dumber, who despite the name were clearly better read than my team, with a grand total of 81 1/2 points out of 120. Well done everyone.

Fantastic evening quizzing!

Thank you to everyone who came along to our quiz night on Friday 3rd February at the Thame Barns Centre.  We had over 70 people in attendance to test their grey matter against local quiz master Richard Mather.  The  rounds included people and places (fiendishly hard my team could only manage a poor 2/10), literature, flags and capitals and of course the essential picture round.  Our joker round this year meant playing your Trump card (see what we did there…) with some fetching images of the new US President to hold up.  Even with the challenging questions we had some worthy winners in team Dumb and Dumber, who despite the name were clearly better read than my team, with a grand total of 81 1/2 points out of 120.  Well done everyone.

The raffle included some great prizes with a champagne and truffles gift set, Belgian beer, gardening and bakery sets and an amazing large cuddly bear.  Due to everyone’s fantastic support we raised over £600 on the night which is amazing so thank you to all that donated prizes, helped set up/clear down as well as taking part in the quiz.

These quiz nights are a regular calendar event for us so if you like quizzes please contact the office for the next date.  We hope to see you next time.

 

 

 

 

 

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Christmas Tombola 2016!

A big thank you to the staff of Equitable Life for their continued support.  This year we raised an amazing £144!

 

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