Thank you to the companies that have supported us over the years

We are absolutely delighted that the Staff Council of "Oldrids & Downtown" Department Stores (based throughout Lincolnshire) have made The Respite Association their Charity of the Year.  The Vice Chairman of the Staff Council, Carl Featherstone who is based at their Downtown store in Boston, said they would be doing a range of fundraising activities which has already included one very brave lady named Hope who has had her head shaved and raised approximately £450.00

In 2011 the staff at T-systems adopted us as their charity of the year.  Thanks to T-systems we have this marvellous new website and a brand new leaflet.  They also allowed us access to their design team to help us develop our umbrella logo, the first time that we have had a real identity.

Not only did they do all this but they also raised a magnificent £3,500, which T-systems generously match funded, so in all they helped us on our way to buying our holiday facility to the tune of £7,000.

And it does not stop there because many members of the team have continued to support us, from hosting and managing our website to kayaking the Thames.

A huge thank you to everyone at T-systems.

The photo shows John Turner, our Chairman, receiving the cheque from Sam Kingston T-systems managing director.

2011 also saw the staff of Bakkavör supporting us, our office is adjacent to their factory near Spalding.  During a fun day held last summer John was delighted to receive a cheque for £5,000 whichwas subsequently topped up to an amazing £5,500.

We all had a great day at the fun day and cannot thank everyone enough for their kind and generous support.

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A message from our Patron Miss Joanna Lumley OBE, FRGS

" Of all the unsung heroes in the world, carers come top of my list. It is humbling to read of the love, time and dedication they give so constantly to others: their voices are seldom heard, as they so seldom complain. When they DO call for help we must react at once, with support and understanding and gratitude. And lovely money: what seems like peanuts to larger organisations would be a godsend to the Respite Association, as it means that we can help ease the burden (which would be intolerable in our own lives) and bring some comfort, escape and freedom to those who give their all to others every day and night, week after month after year. These are my heroes: these are the stars I admire and applaud. Knowing that every gift to Respite will bring happiness touches me hugely.  I am so proud to be Patron of this fine charity. "