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Your donations to all three funds

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:39 pm
by JohnHarding
It's that time of year again, so I have been making arrangements today, details of which are given below:

1. Dusty's headstone in Henley. Just before Christmas each year, I arrange for some type of floral tribute to be placed at the headstone in Henley churchyard. Annette March from The White Garden Florist in the town will be making what she assures me will be an outstanding wreath containing some impressive floral components, and this will be placed at the stone before Christmas. When Annette sends me the photographs, I shall post them here for you all to see.

2. The Royal Marsden Trust are offering their usual 'Celebrate a Life' named star which is hung from the Christmas tree in the foyer of their Chelsea facility. One will be placed there once again this year bearing Dusty's name. (The charming young lady with whom I made the arrangements hesitated just a little too long when I told her the name I wanted to appear, so I asked her if she knew who Dusty Springfield was. She said she thought she had heard the name but that that was the extent of her knowledge, so I had to explain that she was the finest singer this country had ever produced. Our work on earth is not over yet!)


3. The Celia Hammond Animal Trust. Last January we sponsored two cats, one of whom (Tim) has regrettably since died. So I have renewed sponsorship for the next year of the other cat from last year, Bluebell, and have substituted a new cat, named Mr. Brown, for 2019. I shall receive a sponsorship pack in respect of Mr. Brown soon, and again, I shall post details and hopefully a photograph for you all to see.

None of this activity could take place if it were not for your collective and individual generosities, so please accept my thanks for making funds available so that it is possible to perpetuate Dusty's memory in ways which are close to our hearts now, and in areas which meant so much to Dusty during her lifetime.

I hope everyone reading this will enjoy a very happy and peaceful holiday season, and a healthy and prosperous 2019.

John

Re: Your donations to all three funds

PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:42 pm
by trek007
Many thanks John for all you do.
Also thanks to LTD members who donate and raise money to make this happen :bravo:

Re: Your donations to all three funds

PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:04 pm
by daydreamer
I've thanked you elsewhere John and I'll thank you here too. I'll look forward to seeing the photos [:)] Is the White Garden still doing the planter 4 times a year?x

Re: Your donations to all three funds

PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:09 am
by Cas19
Thank you John x

Casx

Re: Your donations to all three funds

PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:21 pm
by Corinna
Thank you for arranging this, John! So grateful you're taking care of this. <3 Looking forward to the photos!

Re: Your donations to all three funds

PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:39 pm
by JohnHarding
I promised to send photos of the floral tributes put on and around Dusty's headstone in Henley, and these have arrived today. (Carole, you asked about the planter - the answer is yes, they are refreshed routinely.) Annette, the florist, has really excelled herself - she promised an outstanding Christmas wreath, and this one certainly fits the bill in my eyes. I hope you all like it as much as I do.
I'm still waiting for the cat sponsorship paperwork to arrive, but I shall scan in it when it gets to me.
Happy Christmas everyone.
John

Re: Your donations to all three funds

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:23 am
by pat.dunham
Absolutely gorgeous ! Thanks to Annette, and to John for organising. :thumbsup: :rose: [:D]

Re: Your donations to all three funds

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:23 am
by trek007
I have commented elsewhere, but it's always nice to say something on this site.

The marker looks lovely for Christmas. Thanks. It's a nice wreath.
Always good to see it surrounded by plants and flowers too.

Re: Your donations to all three funds

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:50 am
by daydreamer
Thank you so much John, both the wreath and planter look wonderful. Thanks too to everyone who supports the funding to make sure the flowers for Dusty keep on arriving and to anyone else who is able to visit and place their flowers there in person x <3 <3

Re: Your donations to all three funds

PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:02 am
by Cas19
Thank you to everyone. I like the wreath its just that bit different.

Casx

Re: Your donations to all three funds

PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:36 pm
by JohnHarding
Yesterday, I received the sponsorship pack for the new cat, Mr. Brown, from The Celia Hammond Animal Trust, and I've scanned the documents (please excuse the Christmas card image - I've tried to rotate and save it, but it's a case of operator error, I imagine). A lovely looking cat, with a rather sad background - I'm really pleased that he was the one they offered.

Happy Christmas everyone.

John

Re: Your donations to all three funds

PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:51 am
by darren2722
Thanks for doing this John. [8D] Great to see Mr Brown's progress. Hope Mr Brown has a wonderpaw Christmas. :bravo:

Re: Your donations to all three funds

PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:30 pm
by Frans
Miow to that!