We're raising money to help us expand our online social club Better Connected, a life-line for people with learning disabilities, autism, mental health concerns and dementia.
By entering our Prize Draw you could win one of the amazing prizes below, all kindly donated to us by incredible local businesses that support our work.
Entries start at just £5!
1. Fisher and Paykel kitchen appliances (value £2000)
Who wouldn’t want to update their kitchen with £2000 worth of luxury kitchen appliances from Fisher and Paykel? Generously donated by Gillman’s Appliances in Gloucester, you can choose from a range of beautiful products to make your kitchen space look really special.
Hotel du Vin Wimbledon is located at Cannizaro House, a stunning 19th century house which still holds its individual character and historic charm. Sensitively refurbished, its distinctive setting has hosted the likes of Lord Tennyson, Oscar Wilde and even the last Maharajah of Punjab.
Located within 34 acres of Cannizaro Park, the hotel is also adjacent to Wimbledon Common, nearby boutique shopping in Wimbledon Village and the All England Club, the home of tennis. A tranquil setting, yet well connected, you’re never far from something to do. You can enjoy the sights of London just 30 minutes away, or stay and relax in the exquisite Orangerie overlooking the gardens, ideal for al fresco dining. Prize includes one night bed and breakfast stay for 2 people in a Superior Double Room.
3. Remote control Ferraris - five to give away!
Dreaming of a career in Formula 1? Now you can get practicing with one of these stunning remote control Ferraris! This kind donation by NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd will be the envy of your friends.
4. One of two lovely animal portraits
Artist Paul Lacy has very kindly donated two original portraits to us - a beautiful elephant and her calf, and a cute orangutan and her baby. These will make a gorgeous addition to your home.
5. Lots of fun with a family day out
The team at Fairytale Farm welcome you to their sensory and learning wonderland in the heart of the Cotswolds. A truly inclusive experience where the needs of children with disabilities come first. The ticket includes entry for 2 adults and 2 children.
6. Beautiful ceramic wren
Sculptor Jane Loveday has generously donated this sweet little wren. Handmade in speckled fleck stoneware decorated with coloured slips and glazes, this little bird will brighten up anyone’s day. Measures 10cm from beak to tail.
7. Unique abstract artwork
Local artist Anne-Marie Cadman has kindly donated one of her beautiful abstract artworks. Mounted and measuring 25cm by 20cm this will make a striking addition to any home.
8. Pics for PECS CD
An amazing resource for non verbal communicators, this CD is chock-full of 3500 images to help increase understanding and reduce frustration. With many thanks to our colleagues at Pyramid Educational Consultants.
9. Gorgeous Lavender bundle
Lavender is well known for its lovely fragrance, but it also offers a range of therapeutic benefits. From our friends at Cosyfeet, you’ll receive a pot of lavender gel, a pot of lavender hand cream and a 50ml bottle of pure lavender oil.
Thank you to all our generous donors: Fisher and Paykel, Gillman’s Appliances, Hotel du Vin, Charity Escapes, Pyramid Educational Consultants, Anne-Marie Cadman, Jane Loveday, Fairytale Farm, Cosyfeet, NGK Spark Plugs and Paul Lacy.
Remember, you can enter as many times as you like and the more times you enter, the higher your chance of winning! So go on, why not donate £20 to get 8 times the chance of winning!
Your generosity will help us deliver more online services to those who need it.
Developing our online social club during Lockdown:
During lockdown, it was essential that we kept our community connected and continue to support them the best we could, even though we could no longer offer our usual services face to face. Many of our service users are medically vulnerable and were facing the prospect of shielding for months on end. We had to quickly pivot to provide our services online, meaning our service users far and wide could continue to benefit from the activities they were enjoying before the pandemic, safely from the comfort of their own homes.
The proceeds of this prize draw will help us continue expanding our online service Better Connected, a life-line for many during lockdown.
Better Connected is a social club delivering a lively online calendar of events for adults with a learning disability or autism who are feeling isolated. We provide activities to suit all our community's needs. That’s why our sessions include a wide array of activities such as yoga, music quizzes, relaxation, anxiety support, karaoke sing alongs, a social club night on a Thursday and more!
Better Connected users are finding the service invaluable:
“It has been a difficult time, but having a chat for an hour with Guideposts each week has really helped because they really understand our needs and how hard it can be.”
Help us to expand our range of activities and support even more isolated people with learning disabilities or autism
Please purchase a ticket (or several) to help support us and to be in with a chance to win one (or more) of our amazing Prizes.
1 entry into our Prize draw costs £5. The more entries you buy the better your chances!
Prize draw closes on 29 October 2021 at midnight.
More about Guideposts Trust
Guideposts Trust is a charity working with people with learning disabilities, autism, mental health concerns and dementia in local communities across the UK to help them access the support, opportunities and skills they need to overcome social inequalities, improve their wellbeing and change their lives.
We believe that all people should be equally valued and have an equal chance to live the best life possible, that is why we do what we do.
Enter our prize draw now!
Thank you from all of us at Guideposts Trust.