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Weʼre raising £7,000 to help save Carl and his home this Christmas

Glossop, UK
27 days to go

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PLEASE HELP TO POSSIBLY SAVE AN ELDERLY LOCAL MANS LIFE AND HOME THIS CHRISTMAS

Good evening Glossop. We’ve reached out a few times since taking over the pub and had a great response to our requests for help. This one however is the most important of them all. Please take the time to read, share and help or give if you’re in a position to do so.

Some of you may know Mr Carl Marshall, he moved into Glossop in 1941, he’s a regular in The Oakwood, enjoying his daily glass of red and reading the paper. Unfortunately at the ripe old age of 89, Carl recently fell sick due to his living conditions and was moved into a local care home, mainly due to the fact his current “house” (a previous workshop) has been deemed unsuitable to live in.

Carl throughout his life has worked in solitary careers consequently has not married or had children, he is however a lovable character with many fantastic stories from his years of keeping light houses, being a guard and also spending 32 years as Country Park Ranger around Derbyshire and further. This unfortunately means his support network is quite low. The government is unable to continue to support the care he has been receiving in the lovely care home he has enjoyed staying in over the past few weeks.

Carl needs to go back to his home, however If he does go back in its present state (damp, no proper central heating, mice and in a general state of disrepair) then we are very concerned that he will not make it through the winter months.

We are therefore reaching out to Glossop and beyond to see if we can get an army of helpers together to help make his small home at the very least warm, secure and with some working basic amenities, at present he has no central heating, no tiles in the bathroom, nor windows to look out of, this is a house that has been botched together from an old workshop.

Please see below some pictures of Carls home which explain all!

If you are able to offer any:

- Time

- Skills

- Knowledge

- Materials

We would be very interested to hear from you, please send us a private message and let us know how you can help.

We also are hoping to get some cash together to help make this happen, we have therefore set up a just giving page. We would urge all those who come to our pub….please have 1 or 2 drinks less this week and instead put it towards helping make Carl’s home habitable this winter.

We took Carl out for his 89th birthday last week and promised him we would do all we could to help, we’ve seen nothing but support from Glossop since moving here in April and really hope you can help us make this happen for Carl.

Our current estimation is £7000 however we are getting some quotes over the next few days which will enable us to give a more accurate estimate on funding required.

Thank you for taking the time to read. Please share and help us reach out to as many people as possible.

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  • The Oakwood Team22 days ago
    The Oakwood Team

    The Oakwood Team

    22 days ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Thanks to everyone who has donated, we are almost there!!! Work has started on Carls house, the gas mains are being fitted this week (sorry for causing a little disruption round Dinting Vale...the lines have been harder to locate that anticipated). We are still lacking skilled volunteers, especially joiners...if there are any joiners out there please get in touch! Thanks again for everyone's support, expected timelines for Carl returning home are end of April and he cant wait! xx

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  • The Oakwood Team3 months ago
    The Oakwood Team

    The Oakwood Team

    3 months ago

    We're over half way to our target so thank you to everyone who has donated, every £ helps and Carl couldn't be more grateful. As well as financial donations we have had offers of help from plasterers, plumbers, electricians, builders and general volunteers for cleaning, cooking, clearing etc. We've created a group on facebook so that those who wish to help can join the group, If you wish to help Carl this winter please request to join the group on facebook called Helping Mr Carl Marshall. Thanks again for your support xx

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  • The Oakwood Team3 months ago
    The Oakwood Team

    The Oakwood Team

    3 months ago

    Just a little update! firstly thank you so much to all those who have donated, we didn't have a clue how this would go but we are almost half way to our current target. We've had so many offers for help that we've been unable to manage all the responses and r now holding a volunteer meeting on - 3rd December in The Oakwood, it will also be a fundraiser evening where we will hold a raffle and the profit from the pub that night will go towards Carls fund. Carl is also keen to be there as he would like to thank everyone! We hope you can make it!

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Supporters

169

  • Emma Pom

    Emma Pom

    Feb 2, 2019

    £10.00

  • Paul Pennington

    Paul Pennington

    Jan 31, 2019

    Good work guys, happy to help out with any printed tees you need.

  • Christine Fuga

    Christine Fuga

    Jan 31, 2019

    Good luck with reaching your target to get Carl home 👍

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 31, 2019

    £10.00

  • GE

    GE

    Jan 30, 2019

    Well done

    £200.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 30, 2019

    Make sure to buy a bottle of red for the table once you're all finished for him to come home to!

  • Glossop Round Table

    Glossop Round Table

    Jan 27, 2019

    Donation from Glossop and District Round Table 916 from the proceeds of the Manor Park Bonfire 2018. Hope all goes well with the renovation of Carl’s house.

    £250.00

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The Oakwood team are on a mission to help Carl this winter, we're looking for supporters to help us do this. Please read Carls story and donate where you can.

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