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Refuge Christmas donations thread.

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CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Wed 21-Nov-12 04:45:17

Where IS it?! I have lost it off my Active, search isn't working very well on the App, keeps coming up with that daft as a brush message "service temporaly down, please try again later", and I just want to see if anyone else in Colchester has any donations as the drop offs to Colchester refuge are starting this week.


NormaStanleyFletcher Wed 21-Nov-12 05:05:34

I can't find it either. I have only mobile internet ay home, but will do a proper search on my laptop if you haven't found it by the time I have proper internet.

CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Wed 21-Nov-12 05:20:59

Cheers, Norman.

I just wanted to let people know that drop offs start Thursday this week, and will be weekly/ fortnightly till Christmas.

Also, I need to let people know to donate wrapping paper and Sellotape too in Colchester if possible. (Refuge's request.)


Allice Wed 21-Nov-12 05:35:20

Haven't seen the original thread but I'm in Colchester and will try and donate something.
What are they looking for?

NormaStanleyFletcher Wed 21-Nov-12 07:23:52

I have failed you. I can't find it by searching either.

NormaStanleyFletcher Wed 21-Nov-12 07:24:26

Start a new thread, with Colchester in the title?

CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Wed 21-Nov-12 07:32:24

Will do when I get a spare few minutes. Colchester are looking for new and 'secondhand but still with all the bits' toys for all age groups, and things like make up etc for the Ladies - not practical stuff, but stuff they might not have picked up IYSWIM.

I am the 'drop off' point, as my friend has arranged drop offs, as she is an ex-resident and now she volunteers there. If you have anything to drop off, PM me for an address.

I'll start a proper thread after the school run.

CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Wed 21-Nov-12 07:33:20

Norma, it's not you that's failed me, it's MN's 'service temporaly unavailable' bloody search facility! grin

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 21-Nov-12 09:15:35

Do you mean this one?

Allice Wed 21-Nov-12 16:58:55

I'll go through all the kids stuff and see what I can get together, we have far too much stuff, I think that I can donate a couple of new things that I've bought my children for Christmas too.

I'll have a look at make up, I get lots of samples (got bought a glossy box subscription) and I'm sure some of them can go, I have a lot of nail polish too, any idea if they're looking for that?

NorthernNumpty Wed 21-Nov-12 17:04:07

Can I have some more info please, I saw the refuge John Lewis thread but didn't realise there was a donation campaign closer to me. Let me know what needed and I will see what I can do

CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Thu 22-Nov-12 18:35:05

Our local one is also accepting donations that aren't from the John Lewis list, for those who aren't yet in the refuge thus aren't able to ask for anything specific. First drop off went this morning, will do one next week then two weeks later.

They are particularly after things that children age 7+ would like, as often donations are made for younger children but there's not so much for older children.

And again, wrapping paper and Sellotape is appreciated!

Thank you to all, and if anyone needs the drop off address, PM me.

CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Thu 22-Nov-12 18:36:21

They would love samples and nail polishes - they aren't just good for the ladies in there, but also teenage girls too, who may not have been able to pick their own stuff up when they went to the refuge.

CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Thu 22-Nov-12 18:37:42

I will start a 'proper' thread, just RL keeps getting in the way for me the last couple of days. I'm having MN withdrawal symptoms!! grin

Allice Sat 24-Nov-12 09:45:45

Have sent you a pm.

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