VolunTate December 2015

Last week the Guildford branch did Voluntate for a charity shop. They went through the clothes that were donated, steamed them so they were ready for the shop floor and tidied the shop. 

The charity is based in Weybridge they are called ‘Shooting Star Chase’,  a children’s hospice. 

“Please pass on my huge thanks to the lovely ladies at Tate who were with us this week. They were great fun and made a huge difference to how the shop looked – lots of tidying and organising and re-merchandising…I feel now as if we are back under control ready for Christmas!”

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Tate Nottingham ran a Stocking Campaign! They had an overwhelming response from clients which resulted in a staggering 761 gifts delivered to the Children’s Ward at the Queens Medical Centre. 

 
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Tate Dorking volunteered to cook Christmas Lunch for the Salvation Army.

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Tate Milton Keynes ran a Stocking Campaign and even had their very own Elsa to deliver the gifts to Milton Keynes Hospital!

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The Hemel Hempstead office have been collecting presents from their clients for the Luton & Dunstable Hospital Children wards. They have been over-whelmed by their generosity.

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Tate Reading visited the Dolphin/Lion ward in the Royal Berkshire Hospital to drop off presents donated over the past few weeks by clients. Lindsey, their new consultant, sang a few songs too! Presents will be used for Xmas stockings (pillow cases) for the children which will be handed out to the children on the ward on Xmas day.

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Tate Exeter have been collecting for a locally based charity event and talked to the clients in their building and gathered donations in addition to what they each gave. 
They delivered two lovely hampers, which were so well received and they felt very proud to be contributing to such a worthy cause. They have 122 elderly, handicapped or terminally ill people attending a lunch on Christmas Day, for which they organise individual transport, lunch, gifts, a Santa visit and a sing-along.

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Tate Birmingham run their first Christmas Stocking campaign and collected 442 presents donated to the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

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