On Tuesday March 21st we attended the Bright Futures for Children Spring Marketplace event.
We made contact with social workers, teachers and other charities that had not heard of us before.
We are hopeful that this may result in more supporters and more families that may benefit from our work.
In early January we were sad to hear that Don Box was missing from his home. Don was a long time supporter of Reading Family Aid and was married to Vera Box who has been involved in the charity since the 1970s.
Sadly, despite a huge search by the police and many members of the public, Don was found a few days later in someone's garden having passed away.
He worked for Great Western Railways all his working life, being involved in many major projects, including the Channel Tunnel. Once he retired, Vera got him working for Reading Family Aid. He audited our accounts for many years and worked as one of the van men in the Christmas Toys and Teens project. Once he was no longer up to lifting and carrying the huge boxes and bags he was 'promoted' to be in charge of the rubbish!
He was always happy and smiling and full of stories about his working and family life. We shall miss him.
A large bulging envelope plopped through the letter box and inside were a large number of beautifully designed thank you cards from children at one of the schools we support. Thank you so much for sending them.
Many had lovely comments and drawings inside.
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