The Great Big Get Together for the Mulberry Centre

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The Mulberry Centre, supporting those touched by cancer

The Mulberry Centre is calling on individuals, offices, schools and social groups across the borough to take part in the second Great Big Get Together (GBGT) in March 2014. This year we have earmarked 28 March for GBGT but you could pick another day if that works for you! The Great Big Get Together is a chance for you to take time out, have a chat and fundraise for local people affected by cancer.

Last March, friends, work colleagues and class mates organised events across Hounslow and Richmond to raise money for The Mulberry Centre as part of the Great Big Get Together. The event was a great success for cake maker Jay from Jay’s Clever Cakes, Isleworth, who raffled off a special Easter cake. Jay said: “The Mulberry Centre is a fantastic local charity that supports so many lives affected by cancer, which I’m sure many of us can relate to. Organising the event was really simple and helped us reach a new audience with our cakes! It was great to know that the money we raised would help towards providing counselling sessions for someone undergoing chemotherapy. This year we are hoping to beat the £116 we raised by holding a tea party in March 2014.”

The Mulberry Centre is a local, independent charity that provides practical and emotional support for cancer patients, their families and carers. They also support anyone who has been bereaved through cancer.  All the money raised from the Great Big Get Together will help The Mulberry Centre continue to provide support to people like Brenda from Isleworth: “The Mulberry Centre helped me enormously when I had breast cancer. Being able to get together with others in a similar position to me was invaluable in staying positive at a very difficult time".

If you would like to hold a Great Big Get Together event, please call 020 8321 6304 or email to find out more. Or download your free fundraising guide.

Great Big Get Together Music night on Friday 7 March at the Mulberry Centre from 7.30-9.30pm: Music performed on ukuleles by a group of local people who will get you toe-tapping, hand-clapping and singing along. Fantastic ‘feel good’ night! Tickets are £5.50 in advance and £6.50 on the door. Spaces are limited so reserve your place now, email Maggie at

Could you donate something special? We are looking for unique prizes for our Summer raffle in May. If you have something you could donate please contact Gurpreet on 020 8321 6300 by the end of February – previous years’ donations have included a tour on a television set and tickets for Wimbledon.

Have you got green fingers? Our annual plant sale will take place over two days this year on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 May and we will need lots of plants to sell. Please pot up fruit, veg or flowers to donate to the sale. If you can support the sale please contact Gurpreet on 020 8321 6300.

Can you spread the word? Thank you to all the Community Outreach Volunteers who have worked so hard in 2013 to raise awareness of TMC in the community. We would like to invite you to help us distribute our new leaflets this year and will be sending out an invitation to join us for a “Community Volunteers Coffee and Catch up”. Anyone interested in becoming a Community Outreach Volunteer please contact Maggie Blandford on 0208 321 6301 or email

The Mulberry Centre, WMUH, Twickenham Rd, Isleworth TW7 6A

February 27, 2014

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