Community Post Office Update - we are nearly there!!
Fantasic news on the fundraising front....we have passed the £13,000 barrier thanks to all of the amazing donations from the Haslemere community. Remember you can still donate via one of our donation boxes around town, at Haslewey reception or via the donate button below. You can now also help every time you shop at Tesco. Simply collect your blue counter at the check out and add it to the Haslewey Community Post Office box on your way out.
As always thank you for the continued support.
HASLEWEY RACE FOR NEW
COMMUNITY POST OFFICE
With a combined age of 118yrs, Haslewey Deputy Chairman, Ken Griffiths and Hon. Treasurer, Simon Bowyer – aka The Blister Twins! - will be undertaking the 10mile challenge of The Great South Run, held in Portsmouth, on Sunday 22nd October, to raise funds to kit out the new Haslewey Community Post Office with security and shop fitting requirements.
Situated just off Haslemere’s Lion Green, the eagerly awaited Haslewey Post Office is scheduled to open in early January 2018 to huge acclaim! Enthusiastic local Volunteers, bucket shakers and generous donors have already raised just over £12,000 towards the target of £15,000 needed and, together with a wonderful fund-raising concert from The Waverley Ensemble - attended by over 80 local people - Blue Disc donations from Tesco and the recent “Donate and Eat Cake” stall at the Food Festival – this ambitious goal is now very much in sight.
“Although reasonably fit from walking long distances regularly, I have never actually run a race in my life and facing a ten-mile run when approaching 70, is a real challenge, but one that I am eager to complete!” said Ken. “However, I think it is no good asking people to donate money for something that won’t stretch me, so I am honoured to stride out for Haslemere and our new Haslewey Community Post Office!”
“I have to say, I started my training with determination, but quite a lot of trepidation!” says Simon. “However, my main motivation - encouraged enthusiastically by my running mate, “Community Ken” - is to raise vital funds to fit out the new Haslewey Post Office – something that the local Community, especially the elderly, desperately need.”
Both Ken and Simon would be so grateful if kindly people in Haslemere and surrounding villages could give their support by sponsoring them a little (or a lot!) so that they can donate towards Haslewey’s Charity Building Fund and get a Community Post Office back in the heart of Haslemere for good - and open for all!
Your support and donation will make all the difference. Please visit the donation page at https://fundraise.charitycheckout.co.uk/haslewey/cf/The-Wey-Hill-Community-Post-Office or go to www.haslewey.org or call 01428 648716 Please also share this news on your Facebook page or Twitter feed and let’s get The Haslewey Community Post Office open for business!
WE'VE GOT THE GO AHEAD TO PROCEED WITH THE HASLEWEY POST OFFICE.
Now we have to fund the set up. If you would like to be a part of this amazing community venture and help make it possible, click on the link and donate as much as you can spare. Every little donated really will help us achieve our target to enable us to fund this vital community service. Thank you.