Acknowledgements

Since Special Friends began we have been very fortunate to have been supported by many companies and people along the way.

We really appreciate your support THANK YOU!!

 

It's difficult to mention everybody but here are a few of the recent contributions:

A huge THANK YOU to you all!!

Bluebells Farm Spondon

Bluebells Farm Spondon

Thank you to Bluebells Farm Spondon who donated the proceeds of their November ice cream Flavour of the Month to Special Friends! The flavour was 'Prosecco and Strawberry' and raised a total of £50! 💛

Peak Mortgages & Protection

Peak Mortgages & Protection

🏠Need to review your Mortgage or Insurance this year? 🏠 The lovely team at Peak Mortgages & Protection in Belper are offering a £50 donation to Special Friends, every time they arrange a Mortgage or Insurance through their Refer a Friends scheme! So if you are looking for advice, give them a shout and quote 'FRIENDS' 😀

A huge well done and thank you to Donna and everyone who has helped raise funds for Special Friends at Dot-teas Emporium in Belper with their Games Sundays. The total so far is a fabulous £145!!! Check out their page to see what they have been up to and get involved! 💛💛💛

St Mark's Church Openwoodgate

St Mark's Church Openwoodgate

A huge enormous thank you to @St Mark's Church Openwoodgate for their wonderful donation of £550 to Special Friends. We rely on generosity like this to enable us to support so many local families - you are amazing!

Christmas Raffle

Christmas Raffle

Thank you so much to all the wonderful local businesses and people who donated prizes to our Christmas Raffle, you helped us raise a fantastic £372 which helps us keep giving support to our amazing families!!! To... Sue's Sustainables Vegan Revelation Café Tate Rose Bibs - stylish bibs for older kids, adults & babies. The Filling Station - Belper Derbyshire Toy Libraries Titch & Babs and our anonymous donors... thank you! 💛💛💛

Nom Nom Bakes

Nom Nom Bakes

A huge thank you to Erica at Nom Nom Bakes for kindly donating 200 cupcakes for our 5 year celebrations! They were delicious 😋🧡

Cheeky Bambini

Cheeky Bambini

A huge thank you to Cheeky Bambini in Belper who decided to make a donation of £32.22 to Special Friends in lieu of holding a Black Friday Sale 😀.

Firefly Photography

Firefly Photography

We are absolutely over the moon to be chosen as the Firefly Photography, Derby charity of the year! Every penny from their Family Portrait Experiences sold will be donated to Special Friends, so spread the word! 🧡

Derby Half Marathon

Derby Half Marathon

Super Special Friends Mum Caroline Price beat her personal best in June by running the Derby Half Marathon ... amazing! Not only that but she raised a wonderful £123.75 for Special Friends 🧡

Morrison Design

Morrison Design

We were presented with an ENORMOUS cheque for £1,027.10 by Nik Clarke​ from Morrison Design who held a charity 5-a- side football event and raffle in aid of Special Friends!

Charity Boxes

Charity Boxes

Thank you to local shops in Belper, for your continued support to raise funds by displaying our charity boxes in their shops. They are currently displayed in Belle La Vie, Holland & Barrett, Vegan Revelation and Railway Tea Room.

Takeaway Tuesdays

Takeaway Tuesdays

🧡 Thanks to everyone who supported Special Friends on Charity Tuesdays in February by getting takeaway for tea from Seafish Restaurant Ripley. A fantastic total of £313.21 was raised! A massive thank you to Seafish for this generous donation, it means a lot 🧡

Love Belper

Love Belper

Thank you for your continued support. We appreciate you promoting and spreading the word about Special Friends.

Sponsored Cycle

Sponsored Cycle

Thank you so much to Chris Wilkinson for raising a fantastic £600. Chris cycled an incredible 176 miles in 2 days from Edinburgh to Newcastle in some very challenging conditions - AMAZING!

Family Funday

Family Funday

A huge thank you to Patrick Bateman and Debbie Brentnall for making our Family Funday possible.

Belle La Vie

Belle La Vie

A huge thank you to the team and all the customers at Belle La Vie for the wonderful donation of £250 from their Unicorn Raffle!

Christmas Jumpers

Christmas Jumpers

Independent shops of Love Belper wore their Christmas Jumpers in aid of Special Friends last month and have raised a fantastic £128.39! ​

Rotary Club

Rotary Club

Thank you so much to Belper & Duffield Rotary Club for such an inspirational presentation evening, and your generous donation to Special Friends 🧡

​Special mentions:

  • Lisa Anderton, Mandy Hodgkinson and Lawrence Jackson – for helping us get things started 

  • Belper Children’s Centre – for giving us a ‘home’ for free 

  • Jackie Moon – for our beautiful logo 

  • Angie Hodgson and BEYF – for rescuing and running the newly named ‘Early Years Centre’, our home for Playgroup and other events

  • Boom magazine – for helping us spread the word 

  • Patrick Bateman and Debbie Brentnall – for their ongoing support

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Sponsored Cycle

Thank you so much to Chris Wilkinson for raising a fantastic £600. Chris cycled an incredible 176 miles in 2 days from Edinburgh to Newcastle in some very challenging conditions - AMAZING!