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Some pics from Raft Race stall. Thanks to all who worked on the stall, those who donated prizes and those who bought tickets. We made £94 from the Tombola.
Many thanks to Robert McKay for the photographs!
Myself and my family use Amazon a fair bit and I wondered if you all do too. If so, please consider trying this out.
We are enrolled in the Amazon Smile programme.
This programme donates a percentage of your spend (0.5% of net purchase price) on eligible purchases, to Moray Fresh Start, if you choose us as your nominated charity. (smile.amazon.co.uk)
Thank you all for continuing to support us in all kinds of ways.
You are brilliant! 😃😃😃
Yesterday, (18 March 2018), Moray Fresh Start were awarded £4000 from Money for Moray - Community Choices.
Grant Hall in Rothes was packed with folk who came to support the groups who had put in bids for their organisations.
There were some amazing presentations by people who were so committed to their causes and who explained how their organisations are helping to enhance the Health and Wellbeing of people in Moray.
The awards were decided by public vote, on the day, as part of a Participatory Budgeting process.
Thank you so much to everyone who voted for MFS and thank you to Money for Moray for our award. This will enable us to help out many folk in urgent need.
Well done to everyone who took part and congratulations to all of the successful bidders.
Well done, Mary Nelson.....your presentation about MFS did it for us. 👍👍
Some comments from people we have helped over the years. As you can see, every little helps! Some items
may seem like small things to us but they can really make all the difference to some of our clients who are starting a new chapter of their lives.
'' The pack contained everything I needed to help me move into my own tenancy. It was wonderful and much appreciated. It was a weight off my mind not having to worry how I could afford to move into an empty house. Thank you so much.''
'' When I moved into my flat I had nothing in the way of pots, pans, cutlery, towels or anything to cook with and I also had no spare cash to buy anything as I'm on benefits so getting the pack really helped. The cleaning products were also a good idea and really useful.''
'' I am a young person in my first tenancy. This pack helped me a lot as I did not have much stuff and I didn't have much money to buy things. Everything was great. ''
'' Everything was excellent and very much needed. Thank you. Well thought out pack. ''
'' The pack helped me so much. I am claiming JSA at the present time and couldn't have afforded most of what the starter pack offered. It was a great help. An ironing board, curtain rails and a vacuum cleaner would also have been useful. ''
'' It included everything I needed to get me on my feet.''
'' Everything that I could never have imagined, all the household nic-nacs, etc, just brilliant, really appreciate it ''
'' It gave me a great start and also means I have enough money for a cooker! ''
'' I received a lot of things I didn't expect to receive. And has been a huge help in my moving. Everything I received I will need and use ''
'' It was all the little essentials that cost a fortune to someone with little income. Whole pack is great and I'm very thankful. ''
'' Very impressed. I had nothing to move into my flat with so am delighted with what I received.''
'' I only need a couple of items. Curtains, ironing board, casserole dishes. The rest of the pack is really good for anybody who does not have anything at all. Thank you for your very kind help. It has relieved some of the burden of this move. ''
“It was a very useful pack, it contained items that are required when starting up n your own tenancy. If it wasn’t for this charity I would really have struggled to get these items which I am extremely grateful for. It is a really beneficial pack and this charity is doing a great job helping people who require it most. I have given some items that I don’t require to my support worker for you to donate to other families who may be in need of them.”
“Absolutely delighted with the pack. It included everything that was needed and and what has not yet been used will definitely be used soon. It is ideal and has helped greatly by being one thing less to worry about with two young children. Very grateful for the pack.”
Our supplies are low on the following:
- Hand towels
- Bath towels
- Bath mats
- Pedestal mats
- Glass tumblers
- Small casserole dishes
- Frying pans
- Single sheets and duvet covers
- Double sheets and duvet covers
- Girls duvet covers
- Pillow cases
Please contact us to make a donation.