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

We need your help

Your choice of square

Whole sq/ft

£200

We still need: 593

Half sq/ft

£100

We still need: 63

Quarter sq/ft

£50

We still need: 97

£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

James Turner
Crestline

Rhys Adams
Cocoon Vehicles

Joanne Cooper Photography

Kate Brown
Stenson Office Services

James Pepper Limited

Facility Management  Services
(Lincoln) Limited 5 x squares = £1000

Trevor Viner
T D Electrics

Kate Bailey
Flamingo Paperie

Amanda Strong
Mercia Image

Nic Perrins
Friends 500 Club

Justine Oldfield
SoS – Seeds of Success

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

 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
6 x £200 = £1,200

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

£100 memory shareholder

Andrew Marks
St James’s Place Wealth Management

Mortgage and Finance Arena

Wendy Plant Travel

Rona and Lorna
Ashbourne Biscotti

Carl and Lisa Bridge
Bricks + Mortor

Christine Higgins
Inspired Storm

Carmen Varley

The Williams Family

The Tissington Family

Marbrow Family

Sally and Simon
Bucket and Spade Café
Mablethorpe

Family Skripek

Lisa Valentine
L V Business Support

Dawn Satchwell
In memory of Malc Satchwell

Joel Perkins

£50 memory shareholder

David Rickards
 David Rickards Financial Planning

Karen Hannon
Busy Lives

Rebecca Adams
High Heel Creative

Alan Bark
 Action Coach

Butlers Pantry

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

Karen Cureton
Cureton Consulting

Ian Meredith
CIM Associates Limited

Jan Johnson
Infinite Recruitment

Andrew Deighton
AWD Development Solutions Limited

Toni Hibbert
Bright & Beautiful Derby

Keely & Simon Flavill
Personal Safety Trainers

Cheryl Lamb
Poppy Collectables

Suzy
Suzy Blues Flowers

Debbie Brown-Kane
Oakmanor Accountancy

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

Marguerite Harrison & Laverne King
Networking for Charities

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

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."