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Latest Elizabeth House News
 

                                   EXCITING JOB OPPORTUNITY

Elizabeth House Cookham (a day centre for independent senior citizens), are looking for an experienced Administrator/Bookkeeper to work 5 afternoons per week, to perform a variety of administrative, clerical and finance tasks in support of the centre manager, staff, trustees and volunteers, as well as assisting in daily Day Centre needs.

We will be looking for past proven leadership / people management skills, as this role will also deputise for the centre

manager as required.

If you are interested in this role, and would like to see the full job description, please apply with your resume,  to:

     

     Jenny Elton, Honorary Secretary, c/o Elizabeth House, Station Hill, Cookham, Berkshire  SL6 9BS

FUNDRAISING NEWS

We recently did 2 fundraising events - Cookham Regatta was a success with lots of bottles and we raised £1100. Two weeks later we did the teas for the Cookham Dean 40th Anniversary Fete and served over 300 teas and cakes raising £700. These were also social occasions with our volunteers able to chat with old friends and make some new ones too. 
A massive thank you to Adrian Gatcombe for the stupendous amount raised with all his golfing buddies at Winter Hill Golf Club. 

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded £9930 towards our running costs and to help provide the top quality entertainment from our talented professional and amateur musicians.

This has come at a crucial time for us as we have been one of the only local day centres that has been open since September 2020 and providing all the services that we had pre-COVID but with a reduced income and no fundraising.

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ELIZABETH HOUSE HOSTS AN ART EXHIBITION FOR OXFAM

 

All the paintings in this exhibition have been donated in support of the charity Oxfam. The money raised from the sales of these paintings will go towards helping people living in poverty and those facing emergencies caused by wars and natural disasters.

Because of the COVID pandemic, the situation for people who were already struggling has got much worse. And of course there has been a huge drop in the charity’s income as a result of the COVID restrictions in the UK for more than a year.

Two local artists - Teresa Southby and Jonathan Slack have generously donated 15 of their original paintings, while Maria Greenwood who now lives in Wales has donated 5 of her small nature pictures. Other works have been donated by Oxfam supporters.

The exhibition will run till 18th November and can be viewed Mon-Fri 10-12pm and 2-3pm.

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