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£2,150raised of £10,000 target by 66 supporters

Weʼre raising £10,000 to provide opportunities for as many people with disabilities a chance to earn a wage and become part of of a supportive team.

Location
Storrington, United Kingdom

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My daughter returned home during her first year at University as she suffered a breakdown. Her depression was intense and she had to see counsellors as well as take medication. She stayed in her room and refused to join the world in which she was hiding from - she was searching for some way in which to re-build her confidence and for a year we wrote and spoke to a variety of companies asking whether she could work or volunteer for them. Everyone we spoke to turned us away until I found a leaflet outlining a wonderful centre offering support and training for adults with disabilities. I rang them and spoke to Andy (Auntie Val's husband) who suggested I pop up with my daughter and see what they did - they make the best jams, marmalade and chutneys I have ever tasted.

My daughter knew immediately that she wanted to join the team. Within days my daughter was returned to me and I have never seen her as happy and the first smile on her beautiful face, after that awful year, is a gift I will always picture and hold to my heart.

Today, I was told that Auntie Val's will have to close the manufacturing side of their community as they urgently require funding due to a rise in manufacturing costs. If anyone knows of a company who are able to sponsor Auntie Val, please get in touch.

I do not want to lose my daughter again, I have only just got her back.

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    1 month ago

    Dear supporters We are in desperate need of sponsorship and donations if Auntie Val's Jammy Dodgers are to stay employed. I know everyone is counting there pennies up until Christmas but if you could please pass on our message to as many of your friends as possible we would be so grateful. Please help our Jammy Dodgers to smile againxxxx

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    1 month ago

    The Jammy Dodgers have been cooking and labelling their own jams and Marmalade s and Chutney all for a wonderful day at the Worthing Christmas Gift Fair. Please come and visit us and try some of their delicious,Award winning Artisan preserves xxxx

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66

  • Miriam Page

    Miriam Page

    Dec 2, 2017

    Hope your wonderful work can continue for many years to come x

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 17, 2017

    A little gift from my Mum to help you reach your target and continue your great work. Love your delicious Jams!

  • Sally Manning

    Sally Manning

    Oct 26, 2017

    You do such great work giving people opportunities that others don't

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

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    Oct 24, 2017

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  • Carolyn Davidson

    Carolyn Davidson

    Oct 24, 2017

    There should be places as wonderful as Auntie Val's all over the country! Please don't let this one close down!

    £100.00

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    Anonymous

    Oct 23, 2017

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Auntie Val's

Auntie Val's

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Storrington, United Kingdom

Auntie Val’s Marmalades, Jams and Chutneys are made without artificial preservatives, flavours or colours and no E’s, all lovingly created in small open pan batches using traditional methods handed down through the generations by a dedicated team of disabled people.

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