There has been a lot of talk and planning, recently with just one goal in mind; how do we keep the Elmslie name current for future generations?
At the Centenary Dinner, we heard about Christine Hodgson and Carrie Longton's work with poverty line children in the Blackpool area. Garnered by the fact that we usually raise funds with event raffles, we decided to put these funds to work.
At the Afternoon Tea, last month, we launched the Elmslie Community Initiative which fill focus on one Blackpool (FY1 - FY4) school each year. We will fund a prize, bursary, much needed supplies or whatever else is required in Elmslie's name.
For our first award, we selected Devonshire Road Primary. It seemed the obvious choice when we considered Dorothy Ford's relationship with the Elmslie and her Headship at Devonshire Road.
They are grateful for the support and will let us know how we can help with funds. Using the raffle money from the Cocktail Party we were able to offer £252.00.
The Afternoon Tea raffle, along with a kind donation, is already at £283.00. We have created a 'Go Fund Me' page and are accepting additional donations through our Facebook Site and here, on our website.
If you would like to donate and help make life a little better for Blackpool Children, click here.