Rogerstone Grassroots 19/10/2020

Rags to Riches….. Highcross Primary PTA like other PTA’s in our community look at various ways to raise funds for their school. One of the schemes they have adopted, works well, requires minimal effort and generates a decent amount  much of needed funds, is the rags2riches4schools scheme and organisers have asked that I share details so that other schools might benefit.  The scheme requires the PTA to put out a request for donations of reusable clothes and accessories, which are traded in for cash. Not only does the school benefit from the funds raised, but the clothes are sent off to developing countries and sold on by market traders, helping others. The scheme is also run by a local business and therefore helps the local economy . However, during these difficult times, the PTA have had to put a request out to the  wider community in order to  increase their funds from  this scheme in order to compensate for the lack of funds due to cancellation of fundraising events, thanks to all in Rogerstone who have donated.  Details of the scheme can be found on the following link: www.rags2riches4schools.co.uk.

 

Spooky Sparkle Fun….Morrisons in Rogerstone are kindly holding a spook-tacular Halloween themed fundraising day for Sparkle on Friday 23rd October. The Sparkle team will be outside the store from 9:30am with a tombola, raffle and some special Sparkle merchandise that you’ll be able to purchase on the day, all following Covid guidelines of course. The Morrisons Foundation may be able to match the amount that is raised from this event so the team really want to try and raise as much money as they possibly can and would love for you to be a part of that! *Please ensure that government guidance is followed at all times.* Some other fantastic news from Sparkle – you may have seen Sparkle’s new sign on Niche IFA’s digital billboard screen, located just by the Brynglas tunnels on the M4. Thank you to Niche IFA for supporting our local children’s charity – the team said ‘we are most grateful and this will really help us in our campaign to raise awareness and to continue #helpingspecialchildrenshine’.

 

Chilling Trail…. Half-Term Halloween Trail is back at Fourteen Locks from Saturday 24th October – Sunday 1st November, Open every day from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Last trail time 3.30pm, no booking required, just turn up on the day. Only £2.50 a child and they will receive a prize every time! Fancy dress optional! For children from 2 – 5 yrs.: find and count the Halloween objects. For children from 6 to 10 yrs.: help Bethan the Welsh Witch find the ingredients for a special spell. All proceeds help to keep the Canal Centre open. Covid secure.

 

One Community….  Our local Morrison’s in Rogerstone is doing a doorstep delivery service to those in our communities who are elderly & vulnerable who may not have access to a computer. If you place your telephone order by 5pm from Monday to Saturday, they will deliver to you the following day. Their number is 0345 6116111 & option 5, thanks to the team at Morrisons for stepping up, with new restrictions coming into force almost daily, I’ll be out and about as usual on my daily walks, hopefully we can catch up for a socially distant chat and remember  if you have a issue, or, just want someone to listen give me a call anytime on 07778 279235, the truth is, its going to a long winter but we’ll get through this by coming together like the one community we know we are, stay safe, be kind.

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