Not only a fantastic way to support ICA’s services for older, vulnerable residents and those impacted by the coronavirus, you could also win yourself a year’s worth of fruit and veggies. Just log on to the Giving Lottery website, select Play (top of page) and search for ICA.
We have the pleasure of announcing the inspirational winners for our second week of cake deliveries…
Charlie Spence who’s missing his twin brother whilst he’s in hospital.
Jess and Bo Johnson who raised a whopping £450 for ICA following a recent haircutting fundraiser.
Julia Davey’s family who are preparing for her to go to Southampton Hospital for her second major operation after finishing chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
If you would like to nominate a friend, colleague, neighbour, volunteer or family member to receive a delicious home made treat, delivered right to their door, please just like the ICA Facebook page and leave a comment on the ***Caketastic Week 2*** thread.
All nominations to be made by 12 noon on Friday 15th May.
First winners for the lockdown cake run were the Talbot family (nominated by Ashley Talbot) and the Weston Coop team (nominated by Jane Long).
Massive thanks to Amy Roff and family for baking and delivering the winning creations. They look absolutely lovely.
If you weren’t successful this time or would like to nominate someone new, all you need to do is: 1. Like the ICA Facebook page (search for Island Community Action) 2. Make a comment on the original post, including the name of the person you’re nominating and why you’ve nominated them. 3. Make this comment by Friday 8th May, 12 noon.
As this week, we’ll draw the winning name randomly and get back to you by 2pm on that same Friday. We’ll then provide an updated post each week, fresh for your new nominations.
Over the next few weeks, ICA volunteer, Amy Roff, will be baking some special treats for local residents – big thanks for that Amy.
In order to ensure we reach a wide range of people, we would like you to nominate the recipients of these treats.
Perhaps it’s someone’s birthday or anniversary. Maybe someone has gone that extra mile for you or the community, from a key worker to child who’s worked really hard to complete their school work or help out at home.
Whatever the reason, all you need to do is: 1. Like the ICA Facebook page (search for Island Community Action) 2. Make a comment on the original post, including the name of the person you’re nominating and why you’ve nominated them. 3. Make this comment by Friday, 12 noon each week.
We’ll draw the winning name randomly and get back to you by 2pm on that same Friday. We’ll then provide an updated post each week, fresh for your new nominations.
NB: At the moment, due to shortages, all cakes will be made of gluten free ingredients.
Here’s a little more about Amy, in her own words…
“My name is Amy. I’m 39 years old and having to ‘shield’ at the moment due to having long term health conditions that make me vulnerable to Covid-19. I really wanted to do something to help others during this time, so I contacted the ICA to see if I could cook for people.
ICA suggested cake baking to say thank you to all the people helping others in the community and I jumped at the idea.
I have been baking since I was a teenager. I have always loved cooking and the joy it brings to others. I have made cakes for parties, church coffee mornings, family and for charity. I have to keep to strict gluten free diet myself so also specialise in making cakes which are allergy friendly. I have got my food Hygiene Level 2 and my Food Allergy Awareness qualifications.
I am really excited about having the opportunity to say thank you to our local heroes and I hope I will be able to bring a smile to people’s faces during this challenging time.“
Jess has agreed to let 10 year old Bo cut her hair, BUT only if she gets enough community support behind her. Personally, we think Jess would look great with a very short bob. If you agree, it would be absolutely fantastic if you could let Bo know by giving a donation to ICA (to help us continue providing support during the current crisis).
The question is…will they still be smiling after the Bo Scissorhands has done her work?