Just felt that you and your team should get some well earned instant feedback!”
It is so comforting to know you all care. Love B
The Pastor wrote to me asking if this is the sort of thing Besom could get involved in.
I received the email in the afternoon following our Besom’s delivery to R so I was able to respond to him telling him what Besom had already delivered (fridge freezer, cabinet, bed linen, home starter pack and food pack). The Pastor sent me an email yesterday saying that the couple were so thrilled by what had happened that they stood up in church on Sunday, sharing the story and giving praise to God.
“Thank you very much for the lovely and useful things. Yesterday I cleaned them all and today I turned them on. Everything is working. Please say hello to the delivery team”
They are now united and passed on.
I was going to nominate you for the Besom Gold Star but I think after that we should go for the Platinum!
(I know the donor of the TV, will let her know)
I finally managed to collar Paul at home on Tuesday to fix up his TV. It's all working fine and very nice it is too!
Whilst there I mentioned the lack of a letterbox and he said he had a new one that just needed fitting. So managed to install that for him as well! Should help him keep a bit more heat in the house!
(I think I let you know about the donor, it's now been delivered and will be much appreciated)
His address ……If you can let her know your availability, she will organise Paul!
Had a text from J. in Pinkerton Road saying that the person who dropped the Hamper off had given a lovely prayer that was helpful as she has just lost her mum
Thanks to whoever it was.
Many thanks for the packages prepared this morning for John and Sophie. Delivered John's, he was well pleased
Will be taking Sophie's on Monday. She has texted her appreciation in advance!
As you probably know we haven't accepted offers of 3-
So, we were faced with the challenge of someone needing a 3-
Over the weekend, we were contacted by May Place about a guy (Tommy) moving into his own accommodation. (The guy I emailed about needing a starter pack). To cut a long story short, wasn't able to deliver to him until this afternoon. One of the things on his list was a sofa, so took the 3-
A few things from last week:-
Thank you to all those who made up the two new starter packs. One was delivered today to a man who was housed over the weekend. He has a cooker so the appropriate box was taken. He has an acquired brain injury and will be getting support during his rehab program. A double duvet and some sheets were taken to the same man. (Was that a hooray from the bedding department!?)
Thank you to those who measured the curtains last week. Unfortunately, they didn't match the dimensions of the windows of the lady in Townsend Close, so can be kept for the next request. However, Alan will be putting up her curtain poles tomorrow. I have informed the agency that we have been able to assist with the poles but not the curtains and left it that the tenant/agency will deal with that shortfall. (We delivered a number of "basics" to the lady a couple of weeks ago when she moved in).
Further to the email about a meeting requested by First Point, this apparently came up while I was in Oz and it was felt that it would not be appropriate for us to be involved, so have cancelled the meeting.
Another referral over the weekend about a family (mother and children) escaping domestic violence, details following. Very sad, will "raid "the shelves as needed.
Thanks for preparing the starter pack last week. See item 2 below. I explained to the lady concerned that the starter pack doesn't (yet) have a kettle or toaster, but she said hat's fine, because she has obtained both of those herself, it's the other things she doesn't have. "God moment"?!
I can't remember where the microwave came from now, but please pass on thanks if you know! (Was it a friend of Caroline, or am I remembering wrong?
I know you like Besom stories, so here's a new one!
Steve and I delivered a Chest of Drawers this morning to a guy in Popley. He lives in a communal block and we noticed that there was a sofa bed in the lobby with a notice on it saying "free, please take it". I'm sure that it's Besom Policy not to pick up anything in that way, but we know the history of Besom policies ....!
Anyway, it was lightweight, comfy and clean so we took it, with some nervousness. We later went to a lady who was moved to the Joshua Tree over the weekend (Roger will remember her from Monday) and offered her a few things that we had. She saw the sofa bed and was very excited. As she lives on the 2nd floor and it is lightweight, we were excited too! As she needs a spare bed (children coming back to live with her) and a sofa, it was ideal for her. She mentioned that she has been sitting on a box since she moved and has backache, so timely as well!