The Giles Group has benefited from various donations over the last few years, which has helped maintain the finances of the Group despite the significant turndown, and then cease, of any funds from local Government sources. This month we are delighted to report that Clive Earthy, one of our organising committee, has donated the £100 fee he recently received from Channel 5 TV, to the Giles Group funds. This was for an interview about his experiences as a British Airways Steward that they needed for an upcoming report.
Another donation this autumn has come fro
m the Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund, who try to support small local community projects like ours in several ways. Their current donation is of two jars of their Galaxy Hot Chocolate mix: one of these will go into the Christmas raffle, and the other is already in use at our Tuesday morning Drop-in session at the Community Centre.
The Giles Group committee would also like to record their thanks and appreciation to the Alresford Pigs and the Alresford & District Community Association for the help they have provided in re-cycling various disability aids around our members and the wider community in Alresford. This has led to several three and four wheel walkers being passed on to people who might benefit from some form of walking aid, and to the short-term loan of a wheelchair for another member.
Separately the Giles Group has been pleased to supply some more Hi-Vis jackets from our stock, for use on winter evenings – or even daytime! These are available for anyone wishing to purchase them, for just £2. Also, from our catalogues, we have helped another member buy a left handed walking stick – also adjustable and collapsible I gather – for less than half the price of a standard catalogue offer. Advice and help obtaining disability aids is always available from the Giles Group Committee, even if they have to ask someone else!