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News, events and updates from The Mulberry Centre.

 

Welcome to issue 56, the April 2017 edition of mulberry mail.

#PoundForPound

March saw the launch of the new 12 sided £1 coin as it enters circulation to replace the round £1 coin, which has been in circulation since 1983.

This means that from Sunday 15 October your old pound coins will cease to be legal tender, giving you just over six months to spend, bank or donate them.

Join the #PoundForPound revolution and donate an old £1 coin to The Mulberry Centre for every new £1 coin you receive.

If you'd like to donate your old coins to help us continue supporting people affected by cancer, here's how you can help:

  1. Check your purse, wallet, piggy bank or coin jar for your £1 coins
  2. Donate at The Mulberry Centre
  3. Cash your coins in at a bank then donate the amount on our website. Make an online donation here

Or why not donate your first new £1 coin in the same way?

Please quote PoundForPound when making your donation to help us keep track of where the money has come from.

On behalf of our service users, our staff and volunteers - thank you for supporting The Mulberry Centre!

Upcoming Events

CALLING ALL BAKERS!
Thursday 20 April (10 – 2pm): Bake sale, WMUH Atrium

We will be holding a bake sale in the Hospital Atrium.  We would love all you keen bakers who are able to make and donate any baked goods to let Mona know by emailing mona.singh@themulberrycentre.co.uk. We are also keen to get volunteers to help on the day, so if you are able to volunteer please do let us know.

Saturday 22 April (11-3pm): London Square cordially invite you to an exclusive shopping event with ladies’ fashion and jewellery line Stella & Dot. At London Square sales suite, 396-418 London Road, Isleworth, TW7 5XB. Prosecco and canapés will be served, with donations to be given to The Mulberry Centre. Email isleworth@londonsquare.co.uk to reserve your place.

Wednesday 26 April (12.30pm – 3.00pm): Enjoy the therapeutic benefits of Mandala at The Mulberry Centre. Help us to create a fabulous piece of art full of your thoughts, feelings and emotions. You will have the help and guidance in the art of Mandala from our lovely volunteer Sue. Each segment can be purchased for a small charge of £5 and monies raised will go directly to help continue the amazing services offered at the Centre. Please call 020 8321 6300 to book your place.

Thursday 27 April (10.30-1.30pm): Invitation to help improve patient transport services across North West London at St Paul’s Centre, Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, W6 9JP. The NHS are seeking to improve patients’ experience of patient transport across North West London. They are inviting patient transport service users and members of the public to join them. If you wish to take part, please register by Friday 21 April, via email Travel@nw.london.nhs.uk, phone: 0800 1777 990 or write to: FREEPOST: HEALTHIER NORTH WEST LONDON letting them know your full name, address, contact number, if you currently use patient transport, and which hospital(s) you use.

Friday 19 May (11-4pm) and Saturday 20 May (11-2pm): Spring Plant Sale at The Mulberry Centre. Our ever-popular plant sale is taking place in May!  Come and buy a slice of cake to help you keep your energy levels up while buying from our wide range of plants and flowers. If you would like to help out at the event or can grow plants to donate, please contact Mona on 020 8321 6304 or email mona.singh@themulberrycentre.co.uk

SAVE THE DATE: Sunday 9 July (7.30pm – 9.30pm): Summer Recital in aid of The Mulberry Centre. Talented young musicians take to the stage to perform a varied programme, including music by Chopin, Debussy and Beethoven. Featuring Rachele Howes from the Purcell School for Young Musicians. More information including where to purchase your tickets to follow.

22 – 23 July 2017: The London Triathlon. The world’s largest triathlon. Set in one of the most famous cities on the planet, get ready to race past the iconic London landmarks with the best athletes in the country keeping you company whilst raising money for The Mulberry Centre. To enter visit www.thelondontriathlon.com

Sunday 30 July 2017: RideLondon 100. Were you inspired by London's 2012 Olympic road race? Are you up for the cycling challenge of 2017? The Mulberry Centre has places for Ride London Surrey -100 miles in 9 hours. If you are interested in cycling as a team or as an individual in aid of the Centre please contact Mona Singh at mona.singh@themulberrycentre.co.uk or call 020 8321 6300 for an application form by 20 April 2017. Half the places have been snapped up, so get back to us as soon as possible to reserve your place in this fantastic event!

Activities for Registered Clients
Relaxation/ Keeping Active Classes

Stress Management & Relaxation class: Every Monday (10.30 – 11.30am) NO CLASSES 17 APRIL
Medau Movement: Every Tuesday (2.00 -3.00pm). NO CLASSES 11 APRIL
Yoga Class: Every Wednesday (1.15-2.15pm). NO CLASSES 5 & 12 APRIL
Seated Yoga, Gentle Breathing and Relaxation Class: NO CLASSES IN APRIL
Nia Dance: Every Friday (10.45-11.45am). NO CLASSES 7 & 14 APRIL
Tai Chi Easy™: Every Friday (1.15-2.15pm). NO CLASSES 14 & 21 & 28 APRIL
Walking Group: 1st and 2nd Wednesday of the Month (1.00pm). Meet at The Mulberry Centre. NO MEETING ON 5 APRIL

Creative and Social Drop in - NO NEED TO BOOK.
Creative Writing: Every Tuesday (11.00am- 1.00pm) NO CLASSES ON 11 APRIL
Crafty Wednesdays: Every Wednesday (1.00-3.00pm). Enjoy knitting & crochet and a chat.
Book Club: Thursday 6 April (1.30-3.00pm). The group will be discussing “Golden Hill” by Francis Spufford.
Watercolour Painting: Thursday 13 April (2.15pm – 4.30pm).
Art Class (Drawing): Thursday 27 April (2.15pm – 4.30pm).
Free Play – Table Tennis: Friday 21 & 28 April (1.15pm- 2.15pm)
Mandala Workshop: Wednesday 26 April (12.30pm – 3.00pm)

Mulberry Social Mornings:
Friday Social Morning: Friday 28 April (11.00am-1.00pm).  Drop in - All welcome.

Informative Workshops (Booking required for all Workshops)
Mindfulness: Every Monday (9 week course) COURSE IS NOW FULL – however if you are interested in taking part in future courses please register your interest with The Mulberry Centre
Renewing Resilience: Every Wednesday until 19 April (6 week course) (10.00am-1.00pm)
Emotional Freedom Technique: Tuesday 11 April (10.30am-1.30pm)
Managing stress: Thursday 13 April (10.30am-12.00pm)
Booking is essential for all classes and informative workshops, unless otherwise stated. To reserve your place, please email talk@themulberrycentre.co.uk or call 020 8321 6300.

SUPPORT THE CENTRE
Are you green fingered? Then we need you! We are urging keen gardeners to begin growing plants so that you can donate them to our annual plant sale in May. If you are digging up or dividing perennials, please save some to donate to us in May. Thank you!

Could you donate something special? We are looking for unique prizes for our Summer Raffle which is launched in May. If you have something you could donate please contact Mona on 020 8321 6300 by 20th April – previous years’ donations have included an Electric scooter and tickets for Wimbledon.

Thank You To...

  • all those who have donated to the Centre after a treatment, a session or class.  During February and March you have donated over £1760.  It is wonderful to receive your donations in thanks for the support we provide – it enables us to offer these services to more people in need.
  • Debbie for holding a dress down day at her work and raising an impressive £280
  • Mahendra a very generous 8 year old boy who raised £230 by asking his birthday party guests for donations instead of presents
  • Rotary Club Teddington and Hampton for your generous donation of £250
  • Yasmin for nominating us to receive a donation of £250 from Arriva Rail London Ltd.
  • South Street Knitters for your generous donation of £140
  • The Round Table Chapter of Middlesex for choosing to support our work and donating £200 
  • St Michaels and All Angels for your fundraising efforts in the latter part of 2016 and raising over £2900
  • all that purchased one of our many items at the Centre helping us to raise over £320
  • Rae for raising over £70 through collection cans
  • the Students at St Mark’s Catholic School for your continuous support and for raising over £280.
  • Gabriel for volunteering for The Mulberry Centre in exchange for The Economist Group making a donation of £775
The Mulberry Centre offers information, complementary therapies & emotional support for anyone affected by cancer.
For more information:

visit
www.themulberrycentre.co.uk
call 020 8321 6300
email talk@themulberrycentre.co.uk

Registered charity no: 1108999
 
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