Donation of a storage box for Pitstop Pre-school
With each sale we choose a Charity to support. The amount we can donate varies depending on the turnout and seller numbers. We like to sponsor local child-related causes looking for specific funding.
If you have a suggestion for a cause or charity we could support, please contact us!
Here are some of the causes we have supported with our previous sales:
'Buttercups Goat Sanctuary' in Boughton Monchelsea
'Holding on Letting Go' - bereavement charity for children who have lost parents through cancer or terminal illness
Woodpecker pre-school in Cranbrook
Brathray Trust - helping disadvantaged children into employment - sale proceeds as well as sponsoring our '10 marathons in 10 days' runner Ellan
Maidstone Mencap Branch - suggested by one of our volunteers whose child is benefiting from their services
Harlequin after school club in Coxheath - to help fund a new outdoor play surface
Emilia's Little Heart Foundation - donation of money
Asthma UK - our London Marathon runner James manned the refreshments station for the day and took home all the profits for his chosen charity.
Hunton & Linton Pre School- money towards role play equipment
"I would just like to thank you very much on behalf of all the children and staff at Hunton & Linton Pre-school for the cheque which has been ear marked for Role Play Equipment for the Pre-school. This donation of money is very valued and will definitely be put to good use. Once our Manager has had a good look through our resources brochures and items have been selected, I will of course take some photos and forward them to you, so that you can see that your money has been spent wisely"
Macmillan Cancer Support - £109.50 from refreshments
Loose YMCA preschool - money towards Outdoor Play Equipment
"On behalf of Maidstone YMCA I would very much like to thank you for your kind donation towards our Outdoor Play Equipment Fund." S. Gill
PitStop Playschool - lockable outdoor storage
"I would like to say a very big THANK YOU for the donation of the storage box for Playschool, it really will help to store the children's bikes in, with the summer months fast approaching we hope to spend more time in the garden, exploring the world around us and having fun in the sunshine". J. Laurie
Staplehurst Primary School PTA - money towards a new fridge
"I am contacting you on behalf of Staplehurst School PTA to thank you for your donation. It really was gratefully received and very much appreciated by the committee and the Headteacher at last night's meeting. It will certainly be put to good use and the children will benefit from it. Many thanks again and best wishes to you all. Kind Regards, J Burfoot"
SlideAway - donation of money
"Dear NNS, thank you very much for your donation to Slide Away. We have benefited from lottery funding in the past, however this has now finished and whilst we seek further funding, donations such as yours are crucial to ensuring the continuity of our service".
Hospices of Hope - donation of 'lost property' and unsold items
NNS dropped of the 'lost property' and a few donation items after the last sale to the Hospices of Hope shop in Allington and...
"I am pleased to tell you that your donated goods have so far raised £24. 35"
Dandelion Time - donation of money
"On behalf of Dandelion Time, I would like to thank you for your donation. As a small charity, we only know too well how much time and effort goes into raising funds and we really appreciate your support. There are so many worthwhile causes out there that we are honoured with your gift and vote of confidence. You can be sure that your generosity will make a big difference to our work which helps local children suffering from trauma and abuse" Graham Carpenter, CEO.