Supporting the work of
King’s Mill Hospital Neonatal Unit, Mansfield


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Launay’s Charity Dinner – 1st February – Book Now to Avoid Disappointment!

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Tickets are selling well for our Charity Dinner at Launay’s Restaurant and Bar in Edwinstowe on Friday 1st February.  If you would like to join us, please do get in touch and book as we only have a limited number of tickets available and we would hate for you to miss out!  Tickets cost £25 and include a 3-course meal at the highly acclaimed restaurant.  You can purchase tickets by emailing Clare on or contacting us through our Facebook page.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Smarties & Cedar House Day Nurseries

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For the year 2018, we have been fortunate to be chosen as the Charity of the Year for the Smarties and Cedar House Day Nurseries in Mansfield.  Staff and parents from both Nurseries have been working hard all year to raise money, walking, running, selling and hosting events!  It was a pleasure to be able to attend the Christmas celebration at Cedar House and receive a cheque for an amazing £6000!!!  Thank you to everyone who contributed to this fantastic amount.  The money is going to be used to refurbish the playroom on the neonatal unit where siblings will be able to play when parents are visiting their baby.

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Giving Tuesday – 27th November

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Giving Tuesday is a day dedicated to encouraging people to support charities in any way they can.  This year it takes place on Tuesday 27th November.  To mark the occasion, we will be having a stall in Kings Mill Hospital, selling cakes and encouraging people to give – both in one-off donations and also committing to regular giving.   If you can help by making cakes, we would love to hear from you!  Please e-mail Clare at for more information.

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Small Charity Big Impact Awards – Video

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You may remember back in July we announced that we were Runners Up in the Small Charity Big Impact awards in the category for Charities with an annual income under £50,000.  Part of our prize was to have a video made to tell people about what we do.  We are delighted with the finished result which can be viewed through our Facebook page by clicking here.

We hope you enjoy watching it!

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Launay’s Charity Night – 1st February 2019!

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We are very excited to announce we have booked a Charity Night at Launay’s Restaurant & Bar for Friday 1st February 2019, 7 for 7.30pm.  Tickets are now on sale for £25 which includes a 3-course-meal.  For anyone unfamiliar with Launay’s it is a beautiful restaurant serving a fusion of English and French cuisine to a very high standard.  Please do have a look at their website which includes sample menus.  

Whilst this is still a few months away, we thought we would start selling tickets now so that people don’t have to worry about the cost after Christmas!  It also gives us something to look forward to during the cold, dark, winter months!  For more information and to buy tickets, please email Clare –

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Do you use the Stagecoach Buses?

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For many years we have supported parents on the unit by paying for their bus travel.  This has been done through the use of National Transport Tokens.  However, these are no longer going to be valid after 31 October.  We have a number of tokens which have been paid for by the charity and which are not going to be used by parents.  We would love to be able to reclaim some of the potential losses so if you are a regular user of the bus and would be interested in buying some tokens from us that you can then use for your travel during October, we’d love to hear from you!

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10th Anniversary Celebrations

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What a wonderful time we all had on Saturday 8th September at our Family Fun Day to celebrate our 10th Anniversary!  The weather may not have been kind but it did not prevent over 300 people coming along and enjoying inflatables, donkey rides, animal handling, segways, games, stalls and fabulous entertainment from the Star & Stage theatre group!  It was great to see so many supporters – some we have seen before but many came along for the first time and some were families we have supported on the unit – it was fabulous to have you all with us!

As part of our celebrations, we also drew our 10th Anniversary Raffle.  All winners have now been notified and prizes either delivered or are on their way!  Here is a full list of all the prizes and winning ticket numbers:

1 – Kindle – 222 – Rosie & Ken

2 – Bosch Kettle – 404 – John

3 – £50 Experience Day Voucher – 430 – Matt

4 – Chanel No 5 – 376 – Jen

5 – Bombay Sapphire – 334 – Charlotte

6 – Whisky – 176 – Caroline

7 – 2 x tickets for Guys & Dolls – 30 – Nicola & Richard

8 – 2 x tickets for Guys & Dolls – 255 – Kelly

9 – £15 Kings Mill Farm Voucher – 701 – Kirsty

10 – £25 ELC Voucher – 200 – Joanne

11 – £20 Skills Voucher – 583 – Jayne

12 – Wine – 361 – Debbie

13 – Heights of Abraham Family Pass – 442 – Danni

14 – Floralands Farm Park Family Pass – 567 – Kelly

15 – Wood Fired Pizza for 2 at And Why Not – 83 – Mandy

16 – Bayliss & Harding Set – 546 – Martine

17 – Eeyore – 488 – Jane

18 – Prosecco – 406 – Irene

19 – Prosecco – 124 – Debbie

20 – Laura Ashley Set – 265 – Mavis

21 – Bottled Beers – 292 – Tina

22 – Dairy Box – 533 – Diane

23 – Bucks Fizz – 27 – Carole

24 – Champagne – 116 – Margot

25 – Diffuser & Candle Set – 70 – Stuart

26 – M&S Summer in a Box – 15 – Emma

27 – Wasjig – 252 – Lyndsey

28 – Leaf Diffuser – 289 – Tina

29 – Along Came Betty Set – 608 – Sarah

30 – Body Butter Collection – 180 – Caroline

31 – Fuzzy Duck – 489 – Jane

32 – Thorntons Moments – 266 – Ana


Huge thanks to everyone who bought tickets and to all who donated prizes and congratulations to all our winners!

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Raffle Tickets on Sale Now!

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Our 10th Anniversary Raffle will be drawn at the Family Fun Day on Saturday 8th September and tickets are now on sale for £1 each.  Prizes include a Kindle, Bosch Styline Kettle, £50 Experience Days Voucher, Heights of Abraham Family Pass, Floralands Farm Park Family Pass, £25 Early Learning Centre Voucher, £15 Kings Mill Farm Voucher, Wood Fired Pizza for 2 at And Why Not, Pair of tickets to see Guys & Dolls at Mansfield Palace Theatre, Chanel No 5 perfume, Meal for 2 at Santini Restaurant and much more!

To buy tickets, please e-mail Clare at or contact us through our Facebook page.  Payment can be made by cash, through our PayPal Giving page or via Bank Transfer.

Many thanks for your support and good luck!

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10th Anniversary Raffle

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Alongside our 1oth Anniversary Family Fun Day, we are also going to be holding a Raffle.  Tickets will go on sale in the next 2-3 weeks so watch this space for how to buy one (or more!).  The draw will take place at the Family Fun Day on Saturday 8th September.  If you are able to donate a prize for the raffle, please do get in touch!  Here is a sample of what we have been given so far:

£50 voucher to be used towards any experience provided by Experience Days.

Family Pass to Heights of Abraham.

Family Pass to Floralands Farm Park.

Voucher for the Young Vanish.

Meal for 2 at Santini’s Restaurant.

Tickets to see Guys & Dolls at Mansfield Palace Theatre.

Plus lots more…..

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10th Anniversary Family Fun Day – Saturday 8th September

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We are very excited with our plans for our 10th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday 8th September at St Philip Neri School in Mansfield.  The Family Fun Day will run from 11am to 3pm and so far with have the following exciting activites arranged:

Body Zorb Football, Inflatable Obstacle Course, Slackline, Archery, Segways & Karts all thanks to Sf4Kids.

Glitter Tattoos, Festival Face Glitter, Face Paint and Hair Braiding.

Ice Cream van thanks to Manfredi’s Ices.

Donkey Rides thanks to Real Donkeys.

Animal Handling with White Post Farm.

Soft Toy Tombola, Sweets stall, Cake Stall, Water & Wine Stall, Avon Stall, Notts & Lincs Air Ambulance, Candy Floss, Pop Corn, Jewellery Stall, Refreshments and more still to be confirmed so watch this space!

If anyone would like a stall, then please do get in touch – we’d love to have you join us!  Alternatively, if you can help out running another stall, then do let us know and we’ll find you a job!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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