Story

Introducing Holly the Horse who has a lovely story to tell.

A couple of months ago a very kind hearted young girl named Anna walked into the charity office clutching a 1m long soft toy horse.

Her explanation?: 'This is my biggest and best... toy and I want to give it to you to say thank you'.

Anna's Auntie was cared for by the amazing team at Sobell House and Anna wanted to say thank you by giving us something that means alot to her, in the hopes that it would raise the money needed to ensure that others would be looked after with as much love and support as her Auntie recieved.

Although she was not able to give money, Anna gave something very special, a true display of graditude and kindness as well as our much loved Holly the Horse! Anna gave the best thing she could think of with hopes that somebody would want to donate money to get to be Holly's new owner.

The plan was that we would auction Holly to the highest bidder but then something even better happened. A previous employee of the hospice, Daniel, suggested something even better. In his own words:

"I worked for this hospice for a while, and it is a really great charity. Would anyone consider chipping in for this horse? I was thinking it would be a nice gesture to return it to the kid who donated it. I'll chip in the first £100 - who's with me? Come on guys - it's Christmas!"

This page is for anyone who wants to help Dan's plan and raise as much money for Sobell House whilst giving Anna back her favourite toy. How's that for a Christmas story of good cheer?

We really hope that Holly gets her happy ending.

Raising money for

Sobell House Hospice Charity

Sobell House Hospice Charity

Charity Registration No. 1118646

Sobell House Hospice Charity supports Sir Michael Sobell House who at any one time help hundreds of patients with life threatening illnesses to live with dignity and freedom from pain in the time they have available. The focus is on the individual and their loved ones.

Donations 23

Anna's cousins who lost their mother in September are giving the toy horse to her tomorrow, really thankful for the kind comments. I am sure the money will be spent wisely by Sorbell House.

Donation by Anna's mother on 24/12/13

jokes.

Donation by Anonymous on 24/12/13

£7.55

+ £1.89 Gift Aid

Merry Christmas Anna and Sobell House.

Donation by Liz Ashdowne on 23/12/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Lovely idea - what a caring young girl, who deserves her favourite toy back!

Donation by Louise Brockman on 22/12/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Thank you Sobell

Donation by Anonymous on 21/12/13

Thank you for looking after my Mum.

Donation by Graham on 18/12/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Sharon Kikey on 18/12/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

What a lovely, caring child. Merry Christmas

Donation by Anonymous on 18/12/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Juri on 18/12/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 17/12/13

£5.00

You cared for my lovely wife, Barbara in the most wonderful way. Forever grateful xx

Donation by Ken on 17/12/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

What a great Christmas Message to us all !

Donation by Elaine on 13/12/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Rob Haynes on 13/12/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

So pleased that Holly and Anna will be together again for Christmas!

Donation by Elaine Dobson on 13/12/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Anna, what a truly special girl you are. Happy Christmas.

Donation by Anonymous on 12/12/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

What amazing people - I hope Anna and Holly enjoy Christmas together! xx

Donation by Debbie Askew on 12/12/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

What an amazing little girl, there should be more people like you in the world :)

Donation by Kirsty on 12/12/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 11/12/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Awwww, proof that kindness doesn't go unnoticed. Go Anna :-)

Donation by Emma on 11/12/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Here's hoping to give Holly a nice surprise at Christmas - and thank her for her generosity towards the hospice.

Donation by Daniel Summerbell on 11/12/13

£100.00

Donation by Leigh Williams on 11/12/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Helen on 11/12/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Paul Brown on 11/12/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£402.55
  • Offline donations£100.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£502.55
  • Gift Aid£74.39

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