The Covid-19 pandemic has affected so many people in so many different ways and my heart has gone out to all of them. In particular, I have felt deeply for the children who come from disadvantaged backgrounds and are going hungry. So I've decided to raise money for and awareness of FareShare.
WHAT THEY DO:
They believe that no good food should go to waste.
They redistribute surplus food to charities that turn it into meals. They are doers. They are a community. They change lives.
WHAT CAN WE DO?
Join me for an online class on
If you can't attend the class, donation will be gratefully received.
All proceeds to be donated to FareShare
HOW TO DONATE
Go to my JustGiving Page
Donate £10 (or more if you like) for the class
Email me to let me know you'll be joining the class and I'll send you the link
If you don't want to attend the class, but would still like to make a donation, we'll be so grateful
Ashtead Cancer Group
My dear friend, Colette t'Hart set up this support group for cancer patients, survivors and carers in 2014. The group meets regularly for meetings, walks and other fun outings. They are there for you, when you are ready and whenever you need them. I supported this group for a couple of years, but unfortunately had to cancel the class.
"I had never done yoga before and didn't know what to expect. I also have cancer which has spread to my bones so there are movements I find difficult. Lauren has really helped me to gain confidence in what I can do and has never pushed me to do more than I feel comfortable with. It has also enabled me to relax, something I always had difficulty with. Lauren is a very calming influence and I am so glad I decided to give yoga a try."
"My wife (carer) and I have been attending Lauren's weekly sessions for about six months as part of my recovery from prostate cancer. We picked up about these sessions from the Topic of Cancer website and felt they would be worth a try as I was very weak following chemo and wanted more exercise, not too strenuous, to rebuild my fitness.
We find Lauren very accommodating in terms of being aware of each individual’s condition and catering the session accordingly to what we are capable of achieving. The sessions may only last for an hour but are relaxing and worthwhile to both of us. Lauren has a calming tone, is attentive and each session is tailor made so you never know what you will be doing from one week to the next.
We hope to continue with these sessions as we both feel they are worth it."
"If there is ever a tomorrow that we are not together, there is one thing you should always remember.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
But the most important thing is:
Even if we're apart, I will always be with you in the heart"
Winnie the Pooh"
IN LOVING MEMORY OF CAITLYN VICTORIA BLOUNT
14 December 2006 - 21 February 2015
Cancer takes many lives, and it is especially devastating when a child is lost. I dedicated this class to beautiful Caitlyn, who tragically passed away on 21 February this year. She touched the lives of many people and will be loved and missed always.
On Wednesday 21 October 2015 we raised £672 for Shooting Star Chase Children's Hospital.
If you would still like to donate, please go to Caitlyn's Class JustGiving page by clicking here.