New year, new charity

It was a pleasure to work with Gloucestershire Young Carers during 2017 and we will continue to support them as and when we can but with the change of the year we have a change of charity; From Me To You.

This wonderful organisation was set up in 2010 by two friends, Alison and Brian. As it says on their website, when Brian was diagnosed with bowel cancer his friend Alison offered to write letters to cheer him up. Over the next two years, as Brian’s cancer moved from stage III to IV, Alison’s letters kept on coming. 

The letters became part of Brian’s recovery process, while Alison discovered a passion for writing she never knew existed.

Seven years on, Brian is now cancer free, Alison is an author, and the two have a relationship that only the term ‘best friends’ can describe. They’re are now dedicated to getting us all writing letters!

One way in which you can support this charity is to send them any unused and unwanted cards or writing paper you have which Brian and Alison can use in the workshops they run. You can send them to the From Me To You registered address at Suite 1, 24 Swan Street, Kingsclere, Berkshire, RG20 5PJ or get in touch with them via their website

The subscription fee of our stationery boxes includes a donation to From Me To You and Rob and I are really looking forward to working with them over the next 12 months.

Photo c. Victoria Beddoes

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