Support us Fundraise Fundraising activities 2019 Community Appeal Donate Fundraise (Pictured above): We launched the 2019 Appeal with members of our Liskeard & Pensilva group down in Cornwall. The event was attended by our National Treasurer Jenny Rowe CB (pictured centre right) and Chief Executive David Tickner, who is taking the picture) For over 50 years over local group network has provided an important forum for companionship and friendship within communities around the United Kingdom. Although the volume has reduced considerably in recent years we still have groups in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all run by volunteers who give their time generously to support a wide ranging programme of activities that offer everything from visiting speakers, days out, coffee mornings, theatre trips, walks and the odd session of Bingo or Beetle Drive. Pictured above: Members of our Weston super Mare group at their January coffee morning What is the appeal about? Throughout 2019 we will be celebrating the contribution our groups make to their local communities and raising funds to help support them. As part of the fundraising challenge our Chief Executive David Tickner will be visiting over 40 of our groups across the country to promote this initiative and encourage some local fundraising activities. But we'd like to raise £10,000 in 2019 from local fundraising, general donations and corporate contributions and all the funds we raise will go directly to support our existing and future groups. Pictured above: Salisbury Plain group enjoying their January meeting. They met our CEO David and donated £100 to our appeal Fundraise for us There are a lot of fun ways you can help raise funds for this appeal. Running a bake sale, an own clothes day or undertaking a sporting activity are all good for engaging others. If you'd like to sign up as a fundraiser click on the 'fundraise' button to find out more. Give us a call on 020 8691 7411 or email: [email protected] as we'd be happy to offer advice on how we can help support your fundraiser. Pictured above: Members of our Dawlish group enjoying their monthly friendship lunch at the Ugly Duckling cafe in Dawlish How to make a donation If you'd like to make a donation you can click the 'donate' button on the right of this page to pay online (using a credit/debit card) or if you'd prefer you can send a cheque made payable to 'The CSRF' in the post to: CSRF 2019 Fundraising Appeal, Unit 11, Pepys House, Greenwich Quay, Clarence Road, London SE8 3EY. Pictured above: Members of our Croydon, Dulwich & Norwood group enjoying coffee, chat and a quiz at their January meeting Group Visits Pictured above: Members of our Sutton group enjoyed an entertaining talk from local weatherman Ian Currie in February 2019. The group was joined by our Civil Service Champion, Elizabeth Gardiner CB Our Chief Executive's timetable for January-May 2019 group visits is as follows (these maybe subject to change): 15th January Salisbury Plain 16th January Dawlish 17th January Weston Super Mare 22nd January Croydon, Dulwich & Norwood 11th February Caerphilly 25th February Sutton 6th March Chippenham 7th March Gloucester 8th March Church Stretton 27th March Mid Sussex 29th March Swansea 1st April Enfield 3rd April Banbridge 23rd April Bexhill & Hastings 25th April Eltham 2nd May Newcastle/Gateshead 7th May Hounslow 17th May Ascot & Sunningdale Pictured above: Chippenham group members at their March meeting in the Chippenham Museum Pictured above: Gloucester/Hucclecote group members at their March meeting at Christchurch Abbeydale Pictured above: Church Stretton group members at their March meeting at the Mayfair Community Centre Sponsors We're delighted that our friends at the Civil Service Insurance Society (CSIS) have once again signed up as a sponsor. CSIS offers competitive insurance policies for Home, Motor and Travel Insurance. You can contact them directly on 01622 766960 or visit www.csis.co.uk/csrf Our legal partners McClure Solicitors have also signed up as a sponsor. McClure's operate our legal helpline for subscribers providing advice and guidance on a whole range of later life issues. They also offer our subscribers a free will or will review as well as a special discount on Power of Attorney. You can contact McClure's on freephone 0800 852 1999 or email [email protected] or click here for more information We're also grateful for sponsorship from Golden Charter Funeral Plans, one of the largest funeral plan providers in the UK. We work in association with them to help provide a solution to rising funeral costs. Golden Charter offer discounted pre-paid funeral plans to those within the CSRF Community along with some bonus incentives (if you take out a plan you will receive an exclusive £150 M&S Gift card and we will receive a £220 donation). For more information you can call 0800 090 2342 and quote ‘CSRFWB07’ – for full details and the terms & conditions click HERE.