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Fiona Elliott raised £1,287 from 81 supporters


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raised of £1,000 target by 81 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,287 to purchase a freezer, food and essentials for the local women's refuge

    Funded on Friday, 21st August 2020

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    I am very passionate about helping those who have fled domestic violence and are currently being housed in a refuge. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic many of us are finding isolation hard but having to do it without your beloved possessions and your children’s favourite toys must be even more miserable.

    I have been lucky enough to be involved in the refuge to take in donations which have been provided by the local community and the management have stressed the increasing problem they have with getting enough food for all of those who are there. One item they would really love is a chest freezer which the women can use on a daily basis and I would love to raise enough for this. I can’t help but think of happy children enjoying an ice lolly on a hot day and the ease of being able to grab some food to make for dinner. If there is a chance that one can be purchased at a reduced price then any remaining money raised will go towards food for the freezer, fresh fruit and vegetables plus much needed toiletries and essentials.

    So, to help me in this challenge of raising money to help those in need I have a fabulous group of Dorsetmums who will join me in a week of either giving up a treat or setting a daily challenge.

    Fiona from Dorsetmums – Giving up chocolate, biscuits and cake

    Laura – Giving up chocolate and crisps comfort food

    Kate – Giving up alcohol

    Becky – Giving up sugar

    Katherine – Giving up chocolate, biscuits and sweets

    Lucy – Giving up sweets

    Alison from Apple Tree Bookshop – Giving up biscuits, cake plus her big weakness of lightly salted Kettle Chips with Marmite

    Ellie – Giving up chocolate, biscuits and sweet treats

    Zoey – Giving up chocolate and will aim for 20,000 steps a day and a run around the garden

    Marianne – Giving up snacks to include chocolate, cakes, crisps and biscuits

    Emma – Will do a random act of kindness every day

    Mel – Giving up chocolate

    Vicky from Polish me Pretty Nails by Vicky – 20 minutes workout every day

    Emma from Photography by Emma Rolfe – Giving up sugar

    Hayley – 30 minutes daily workout

    Sally – Giving up her favourite treats

    Natalie – Giving up sugar

    Toko – Will do 10 handstands every day

    Nanny Jane – 10 minutes hula hooping

    Samantha from Samantha Prewett Photography - Giving up chocolate

    Thank you to all of the lovely ladies mentioned above, your support means the world to me and a huge thank you to anyone who can donate anything at all and help others through this incredibly tough time.



    • Fiona Elliott5 months ago
      Fiona Elliott

      Fiona Elliott

      5 months ago

      I can't believe we reached the £1,000 target! I'm so overwhelmed by everyone's kindness in this period of crisis and look forward to the day the refuge receives the freezer which can be stocked full of food. All remaining money will go to both refuges for fresh food and basic essentials which the women and children need. Our challenges end Thursday morning so there's still time to donate if you are able to. THANK YOU! xxx

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    • Fiona Elliott5 months ago
      Fiona Elliott

      Fiona Elliott

      5 months ago

      Wow! We smashed our £500 target on day 1! Honestly, I'm SO happy and even had a little cry. There are many women and children in local refuge so I have increased the target and will keep doing so for the week if need be while we all do our challenges. Any extra money raised will go on food including fresh fruit and veg and basic essentials. THANK YOU! xxx

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    • Antonia Leak

      Antonia Leak

      May 6, 2020

      I got there just in time! Well done and thank you for all you’ve achieved x


    • Anonymous


      May 6, 2020


    • Katie Heaton

      Katie Heaton

      May 2, 2020

      Amazing everyone and Toko, I am in awe of your daily handstand challenge! Well done xx


    • Bridie James

      Bridie James

      May 1, 2020

      Well done for all of your fundraising efforts for this very important cause


    • Kate


      May 1, 2020

      So looking forward to my glass (or two) of red tonight! 🍷Well done everyone; fantastic amount!


    • Anonymous


      May 1, 2020

      It makes me sad to think that this is happening, but thank you for doing what you are doing.

    • Anonymous


      Apr 30, 2020


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