Our 20/20 Vision Project

We are really proud to say that this appeal has now closed. Having reached our target and secured the Lodge we are now able to look forward to planning the holidays of families who face life changing, life shortening or terminal conditions.

Unfortunately we can't do this until the restrictions are lifted which is frustrating but understandable. All we can do is put plans in place to move as quickly as we can as soon as we are able to, thanks to everyone who donated and supported us during this amazing fundraiser.

Please stay safe, Maria x


Here's the why.

Over the last 12 months we have found many of our families have been unable to enjoy a full week at our caravans in Mablethorpe.

They are often young parents with little time left and very young children to ensure plans are in place for. As many of our families are Midlands based, 200 mile round trips from home are extremely demanding and often they need to return home early for treatment, palliative care and sadly to die.

For some time Maria and Mark have been thinking of an alternative, not a replacement, to Mablethorpe, and we want to share with you our 20/20 vision. We have found a lodge in Sherwood Hideaway, within Sherwood Forest, on the Derby/Nottingham border.

The lodge has 3 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large lounge, kitchen and utility room along with a very large decking area and hot tub. The degree of comfort for someone at palliative care and near end of life care is so much better than the caravan with the size of the beds and size of the lodge along with the hot tub and the extremely peaceful spot tucked away in a clearing in the forest.

We are now prepared to launch and undertake a completely separate fundraising project to secure the lodge for so many families that need it and we need your help.

You can support our fundraising project for the lodge by buying squares which form the lodge plan, ranging from £50 to £200, you can see the plan and how the squares work at the bottom of this post. We will produce a glossy hard back book which will feature everyone who purchases a square and will be part of our ‘Memory Share Holders’ group. £1000 or above will give a full page in the book.

There will be a listing on the new website for every memory share holder and an open weekend to attend in the New Year. We have started the squares at such a low price as we want to make it accessible to all – from family fundraising, Scout and Guide Groups, small businesses and large corporations.

Anybody can give something, anybody can make a difference.

We need to raise £150,000 to make this happen, we know that’s a huge amount, but we hope you can see why it will make such a difference to so many people.

Please, please think of us when you are considering your next fundraising challenge, when you hear of a local company deciding who their charity of the month will be, if the company you work for are generous with donations to local causes. We can’t do this without you.

Every single pound helps, together we can achieve this.

This memory home will give us

  • Availability all year round
  • Peaceful Setting
  • Space & Light
  • Warmth & Comfort
  • Safe Environment
  • Hot Tub
  • Cycle Rides
  • Forest Walks
  • A place to touch nature

How you can help and what you will receive

Our 20/20 vision project is a chance for you to become one of our memory shareholders.
As you can see below, we have sectioned off the layout plan of the Lodge we want to purchase.

Once you become one of our memory shareholders you will receive:

  • Memory shareholder certificate
  • Entry in to our Shareholder book
  • Entry on to our 20/20 web page

The pink & blue squares are sold squares, please help us fill in the rest.

Your choice of square

Whole sq/ft


We still need: 0

Half sq/ft


We still need: 0

Quarter sq/ft


We still need: 0

£200 memory shareholder

Nick Froggatt
St James’s Place Wealth Management

Angela Fountain
RBA Wealth Management  £600 x 3 squares

Liz Robinson
St James’s Place Wealth Management

Craig Barker
Koobr Ltd
2 x £200 = £400

James Turner

Rhys Adams
Cocoon Vehicles

Joanne Cooper
Joanne Cooper Photography

Kate Brown
Stenson Office Services

James Pepper
James Pepper Limited

Facility Management  Services
(Lincoln) Limited

5 x squares = £1000

Trevor Viner
T D Electrics

Kate Bailey
Flamingo Paperie
1 x £200 square and 1 x £50 square

Amanda Strong
Mercia Image

Nic Perrins
Friends 500 Club

Justine Oldfield
SoS – Seeds of Success
1 x £200 square 1 x £100 square = £300

David Walker
Travel Snob

                 Lisa Pepper LDD Electrical                     5 x squares = £1000

                    Lindsay Greene Image                       3 x squares = £600

Julian Hall
Calm People

Anton and Andy
AA Photographic Services

Newark Business Club

Ginny Kooner
Alpha Independent Financial Solutions
3 x Squares = £600

Lisa & Andy Bradbury
Paintseal Direct

Kelly and Clive Wheeler
Field Sport UK
3 x Squares = £600

Louise Grey
Silver Sentiments

Craig Warrington
CSM Garage Services Limited

Simon Thacker
Greystone Advisory Limited

Victoria Britton

Yorkshire 3 Peak Team
Rebecca Prime, Jessica Wood, Eleanor Sainsbury, Richard Hindley
5 x Squares = £1,000

Lynn Furber
Healthcare Communication Matters

Simon Newbold
Newbold Decorators

Paul Newbold
Just Spray it

Navdeep Gidda
Heathland Grove

Matthew King
Making Plans Architecture

Colin Potter
Scoff and Shop

Davinder Gidda
Nadee Restaurant

Sellick Partnership
5 x £200 squares = £1000

Fellows Lettings
5 x £200 squares = £1000

Steve Powell
Coppice Professional Limited

Amber Valley Rotary Club
Donation made in the
memory of  Ann Taylor
25 x Squares = £5,000

Derby County Heanor Supporters Club
4 x Squares = £800

Neale Lewis Associates

With love from all at
Derby Hub

Paul Male
PROCured Solutions Limited

Bill Ashley
Let's Get Away! Ltd

Sara Ferdinando

Christmas Jumper Day
Alpha Construction Limited

Suzanne Dixon
Kedleston Safety

Moore and Moore Beer
David Moore, Karen Moore & John Beer

Paul Hanman
Tapit and Wrapit Scaffolding

Sam Hallett
Enable Life

The Staff and Pupils of
Etwall Primary School

Enable Life in association with
ApC Accountants

Sue Ford Networking

Michael Wells
SRB Accountancy

Michelle Pike
Actively Giving
3 x £200 1 x £100 1 x £50 squares = £750

Sandra Pollock MA
1 x £200 square 1 x £50 square = £250

Anna Ball
Sence Accounting
3 x £200 = £600.00

Dee Beckett
Mosaic Business Growth
5 x £200 = £1,000

Poly Ker
Your Perfect Financial Solution
3 x £200 squares 1 x £50 Square = £650.00

Helen Wathall MBE
G Wathall & Son
5 x £200 = £1,000.00

Paul & Bex
The Cock Inn Clifton
2 x £200 1 x £100 = £500

St Nicholas Players
2 x £200 1 x £100 = £500

Burton Round Table No.204
1 x £200 square 1 x £100 square = £300

East Midlands Women's Awards
1 x £200 square 1 x £50 square = £250

Rotary Club of Amber Valley 
1 x £200 square 1 x £50 Square = £250

 Roo Coles
me&dee young ambassador

Anita Marbrow & Mick Coles
2 x squares = £400

Kathy & Andy Bradley
“in memory of Andy's Mum, Irene 1939-2018"

Mark and Jenny Corns
Abigail, Katie and Emelia
10 x £200 = £2,000

Suzanne Julie Ashmore
“In loving memory of our wonderful and very brave young man, Matthew”

Rolls Royce Bikers & Walkers
5 x Squares = £1000

The Bagworth Family

Chestnut Grange Bingo
2 x Squares = £400

Judith & Greg Dodson
Inspire Success International

Mark Derrick

Mazz, Darren & James
With all our special Love xxx

Team Worrall
Alison, Chris, Conner and Ellie
7 x Squares = £1,400

William Sarson

Lynne Russell

Steven and Sally Russell

Sharon Harrison
The Dog Groomer

The Moody Family

Dependants and Relatives
of Uniformed Military
4 x £200 squares = £800

4th Allestree (St Edmunds)
Brownie Pack

Nick Kinsey
N Kinsey Plumbing and Gas Services

Terry & Margaret Hanman
1 x £50 square 1 x £200 square = £250

Barry & Sue Pettit

Liz & Maurice Hallett

Mike Pettit & Vikki Lock

In Loving Memory of
Christine, David and Diane Mancer
5 x £200 squares = £1,000

Louise Hubner & Janet Palmer 
5 x £200 squares = £1,000

Christina Bunker 
7 x £200 squares = £1,400

Britskibobs Jordypants
2 x £200 squares = £400

The Corbett Family
Claire, Andrew, Stanley and Mollie

Love The Cooke's x
In honour of my Father Mick.
Also in honour of all the
families who are able to take a holiday.
1 x £200 square – 1 x £50 square = £250

Margaret Jones

Stuart Morris

Clare Brewin Birthday
Facebook Fundraiser donations
made by Family & Friends

Joanna Benner
8 x £200 squares = £1,600

The Parish Church of
St John the Evangelist

4 x £200 squares = £800

Janet Redfern

Denise & Joggy Siniara

Rolls Royce Retired Employees Association
Craft Group and Friends
5 x £200 squares = £1,000

Jim and Yvonne Leafe
5 x £200 squares = £1,000

The Snowdon Family

Aimee Smith, her family and Friends

£100 memory shareholder

Andrew Marks
St James’s Place Wealth Management

Mortgage and Finance Arena

Wendy Plant Travel

Rona and Lorna
Ashbourne Biscotti
2 x £100 = £200

Carl and Lisa Bridge
Bricks + Mortor

Christine Higgins
Inspired Storm

Mark Tennant
Alfreton Business Club
5 x Squares = £500

Sue Wheatley

Fundraising Day
Riviera Travel
5 x squares = £500

Helen & Davina
Let's Network Group
Castle Donington

Laverne King & Marguerite Harrison
Networking for Charities
3 x squares – £300

Maple Accountancy

Jonathan Hunt
Roberts Travel Group

Shell  Edwards
Kidz Artistry

Business for You

Liz Horsey
Bott Limited

Adrian Ganderton
Tree House Cakes

Emily Garner
Empower Community Fitness
1 x £100 square – 1 x £50 square

Trisantona Lodge No.3962
5 x £100 squares = £500

Ray Hughes
Howdens Joinery – Ashby
3 x £100 squares = £300

Emma Mann
Skanska UK
3 x £100 squares = £300

Amanda Jackson
Beacon Learning and Performance Ltd.
3 x £100 squares = £300

Marion Parrish
The Accidental Manager Coach

Holly Daulby
Honest Communications Limited
1 x £100 square 1 x £50 square = £150.00

Helen McCabe
Harrier UK Ltd

Andrew Bailey
Yeldersley Hall

Bass Charity Vase
3 x £100 squares = £300

Hackwood Farm
3 x £100 squares = £300

Carmen Varley

The Williams Family

The Tissington Family

Marbrow Family

Sally and Simon
Bucket and Spade Café

Family Skripek

Lisa Valentine
L V Business Support

Dawn Satchwell
In memory of Malc Satchwell

Joel Perkins

Mr P. Dowell

Sue Wheatley

Graham & Anne Penny

Alison & Malcolm Thornhill

Manpreet Padda
In memory of my Mom, Delia

Anita Marbrow

Dottie Jones & Family
In lieu of Christmas Cards,
Merry Christmas
Eileen Yates, Lesley Hill,
Lorraine Johnston and Ruth Murfin xx

Donald & Dorothy Parkinson

Chris & Alison Worrall
Marie & Albert Gray, with love xx

Tash & Liam Coles

Christina Bunker
3 x £100 1 x £50 = £350

David Harrison
In Memory of Alan Harrison

Tuesday Aqua Ladies & Friends
DW Gym – Burton

Mary Bucknell

Bailey, Kaden and Indie
love from Nanny xxx

Graham and Ann Rudd
5 x £100 squares = £500

Ian Smith
5 x £100 squares = £500

£50 memory shareholder

David Rickards
 David Rickards Financial Planning

Karen Hannon
Busy Lives

Rebecca Adams
High Heel Creative

Alan Bark
 Action Coach

Butlers Pantry
4 x £50 squares = £200

Elaine Godley

BNI Dynamics Derbyshire

Amanda Strong
Mercia Image

Karen Thorpe
Not Just Travel

Ruth Malloy
Ruth Malloy Interiors

Andrew Samuel
Sams Event Control

Elaine Pritchard
Caittom Publishing

Samir Fahmy
Optimum Derby
2 x £50 squares = £100

Karen Cureton
Cureton Consulting
2 x £50 squares = £100

Ian Meredith
CIM Associates Limited

Jan Johnson
Infinite Recruitment
3 x Squares = £150

Andrew Deighton
AWD Development Solutions Limited

Toni Hibbert
Bright & Beautiful Derby
4 x £50 squares = £200

Keely & Simon Flavill
Personal Safety Trainers

Cheryl Lamb
Poppy Collectables

Suzy Blues Flowers
2 x £50 squares = £100

Debbie Brown-Kane
Oakmanor Accountancy

David Faulconbridge
W F Glazing Protection Limited

Merv Sheldon

David Rickards
Business Biscotti Nottingham

Lucy Hoad
Lucy Hoad Marketing

Brewin Dolphin Ltd
5 x £50 squares = £250

Whitwick & District U3A
8 x £50 Squares = £400

Mike & Sally Gregory

Samantha Donlon
Catax TCS Limited
3 x £50 squares = £150

Laverne King
Kings Office Supplies Limited

Justin Bullimore
DeMontfort Chase Wealth Management
5 x Squares = £250

Steph Beeston-Clarke
Beeston-Clarke Management Solutions Ltd.

Box Construction Limited

Sue Ford Networking

Carrie Boughtwood
APT Legal Limited

Olly Fisher
Repeat Digital

Anton and Andy
AA Photographic Services

Joanna Beaty
HDL Commercial Ltd.

Ruth Cringle
Admin Elite

Spatial Global Limited

WDA Automotive Marketing

Lucy Trevelyan
MirraMirra Events Limited

Steve Woolley
Tutor Doctor Loughborough

Victoria Thomas
cripwell building services

Nikki O’Mealy-Pigott
DYB-Training Limited

Gracie Hammond
7 x £50 squares = £350

Georgina Irving
New Roofs Limited

Debbie Goodlip
My Monat

Jane Hadfield

Dottie Jones

Judith Wheatley

Chloe, Ellie & Issac donated their
Birthday money to purchase a square

Jane Griffin

Jackie Walton

Milly Sykorova

Mrs. Julie Dumelow

Sarah Groves

Kiana Carrington-Roberts

Jane Griffin

Paul Edwards

Jacqueline Smith

Mr & Mrs Buckley

Chris, Alison, Jim & Julie Worrall
Marie & Albert Gray

The Worrall Bog Fund
7 x Squares = £350.00

Clare Brewin, Richard Brewin
and Evie Walker

Terry and Margaret Hanman

Beverley Sankey
Arbonne Independent Consultant

Nick Tooley

Kate Broad
Broad Communications

Fiona Buxton & Justeen Maznenko

Amanda Payne

Michael Rowley

Chestnut Grange Bingo

Madge Wilcox

Hannah Higley

Robinson Family

Jane Griffin, Grace Wills, Jaden Wills
Sapphire Wills and Ezra Wills
6 x Squares = £300.00

Christopher Swinscoe
Grange Cars & Commercials

Bronwyn Hanson

In Memory of the late
George Hanson

Stu, Janice, Jamie & Sammii xx

Julie Anderton

Hannah Paish &
her NCS team in Belper

3 x £50 squares = £150

Anita Howells

John & Jill St John
A donation in place of Christmas Cards

Judith Watkins
Merry Christmas Mick,
Love you always. Your Jude xx

Michael Smith
Merry Christmas Judith,
All my love forever. Your Mick xxxxx

Joely Attwater
In memory of Tom Attwater on what
would of been his 37th Birthday

From the Nettleton Clang!
3 x £50 squares = £150

The Weinmans

Louise Hazelwood

Britskibobs Jordypants

Tracey Cotton & Fliss Salt
Knit & Natter

Maria & Ashley
wish all our friends and family a very
Merry Christmas and a Wonderful 2020 xxx

The Hawksworth Family

Keith & Margaret Burdett

Rolls-Royce Civil Charity Club
11 x £50 squares = £550

Amanda Chiarella
Alfie's Bar & Restaurant
3 x £50 squares = £150

Gill Studdard
3 x £50 squares = £150

Burton Belles WI
3 x £50 squares = £150

Maria Needle

Tuesday Yoga Ladies & Friends
DW Gym – Burton

Sara Ferdinando
Facebook Birthday Fundraiser
3 x £50 squares = £150

Karen Pillsworth & Kev Thompson

Michaela Niblett

Chloe Moorhead

Tanya Checkley

Kath Keen

Clifton Derbyshire Village Voices

Vicki Brown
Vicki Brown FLP

Rebecca Slater
Time For You Derby Limited

Selena Robson
Unique to you Celebrancy

In Memory of
Ken Broughton

Lucy Sheffield

Nuha Crommer

Myles Sketchley

Kenneth Meddings
2 x £50 squares = £100

In Memory of Brett Scott

All our love
Joely, Kelli and Fletcher
3 x £50 squares = £150

Shooting Stars Netball Club

Justine Flack

All our love
Rosemary and Andrew Black

Pat Jackson

For Mother's Day
Heather Graham

For Mother's Day
Donna Thornton

For Mother's Day
Nanny Iris

For Mother's Day
In Memory of Martha Gorman

For Mother's Day
In Memory of Sadie Graham

For Mother's Day 2020
Anne Horsey

For Delia
Forever held in the heart of me&dee.

For Shanie
Your light burns brightly, always.

For all of the me&dee children
we have loved and cared for

For all of the me&dee
mommies & daddies

we have loved and cared for

 Honora and Bill Taylor 
Much loved parents

For Una
Forever held in our hearts

Maria Hanson MBE
Founder & CEO of me&dee

John & Sheila Harrison

Maria & Mark
Leading the way with me&dee

The me&dee Angels

Jane Griffin
In memory of my Mum
Maureen Battye

Proud of the memories we make

"We cannot thank you enough for giving us a week of peace,
laughter, and putting our family on a much needed even keel together."