LETTER: Raise money for charity while remembering a loved one this Christmas with Rosie's memory baubles
PUBLISHED: 09:44 04 December 2019 | UPDATED: 09:44 04 December 2019
I am a long-serving head receptionist at King's Ely and have come up with a wonderful way to acknowledge a loved one this Christmas while supporting a local organisation which is working to conquer the stigma of mental health.
I have worked at King's Ely for 38 years and am also honorary secretary to the Old Eleans' Club.
I am encouraging people to have the names of their loved ones - be that friends, family members, pets etc - written on festive baubles, which will then be hung on the large Christmas tree outside the school's Old Palace.
I am asking for a minimum donation of £3 per bauble and all funds raised will be donated to Talking FreELY - a local non-profit organisation which encourages open discussion about mental health in the Ely area.
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The baubles will be available to buy from the Mind Charity Shop in Ely High Street on Saturday December 7 from 10.30am to 1pm.
Alternatively, you can visit the Memory Baubles Ely 2019 Crowdfunding page at https://bit.ly/35hSDtR and, along with your donation, leave the name you wish to be remembered in the comments box. I can then add these to a bauble on your behalf.
The memory baubles will be hung at the Old Palace on Saturday December 7 at 3.30pm, following which there will be a blessing by our school chaplain, Revd Dr Ros Lane.
To get involved with the initiative or for more information, please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
ROSIE HOLLIDAY, King's Ely