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Registered Charity Number 1121315

Lucinda-Bliss concert




Lucinda Drayton

The concert, which was a huge success, made a profit of 145

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Peace Pagoda

This Pagoda was built and is still maintained by a group of Monks and Nuns living in the nearby Buddhist temple with its ornate Japanese garden. The Teddy Bears Picnic is supported by the Monks and Nuns as well as The Parks Trust, Milton Keynes

One Wish by Lucinda Drayton (Blissful Music) played in memory of the Monk Rev. Handa who tragically lost his life a year ago.


If I had one wish, then what would it be
For each man and woman to live life in peace.
To live without fear in a world that’s secure.
Some say it’s a fool’s dream
But I’m not so sure.

I see all your faces on my TV
Driven and hungry with eyes full of tears.
Mourning your children, fathers and friends
Caught in a war, that just never ends.

How long will it be ‘til your life is mine and
All I’ve believed in has turned into lies.
With all that I am and all that I have
I send you this token, this love from my heart.

Oh I’ve seen a place much more than a dream
A place of such beauty it hurts just to see.
A place of no pain no crying no war,
Where peace is the treasure
That has been restored.

If I had one wish,
It would be this.


Hear more Blissful Music and the beautiful voice of Lucinda Drayton at the live Charity Concert on the 20th September 2008 (7:15 - 10:15pm pre booked seats only) For further details see below.

Despite a week of rain, the sun shone for
The Teddy Bears Picnic.
 Raffles, Lucky Dip and Donations raised

Our thanks to Milton Keynes Parks Trust for their support and to Glen who set up the PA system. Our thanks also to all those who took part and helped on the day, with special thanks to Magic George 01908 522882, Mr Cheese the clown (01908 671949), Sharon Anderson (01908 373371) for her beautiful face painting and PaulaWhitehouse for her wonderful songs and her fantastic cake.

Face painting


Annabelle face painting



child with balloons


Jackie at Teddy Bears Picnic
Majic George 3
Mr Cheese


Paula Singing



Lucky dip


The Drawing Competition




The Winner
Daniel aged Two and a half




Runner up



Runner up
Alyssa aged Six


The winner receives this set of Dilo children’s books by Horace Dobbs


Dilo books


Runner up receives an Angelina Star of the Show reading book and a set of Face Paints

The Echoes Foundation


In aid of Operation Sunshine Family Therapy Programmes

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Prizes include:

  • Meal for 2 at Weir Bar Hessle
  • 50 voucher for Unique Hair Salon
  • Colour Cut and Blow dry by Kerrie Mobile
  • 2 Oberon Dolls one called Rosina, she is a bride and worth 85.00 and Emily she is worth 65.00 both are limited editions
  • Bottle of Red and White Wine
  • Surprise Prizes


Contact Claire Stockton to purchase your tickets




By Jackie Connell
Founder/Trustee of Operation Sunshine Family Therapy Programmes



Casino Night

Brickhills Rotary Club logoThe Brickhills Rotary Club
provided the gaming tables, equipment and croupiers for the night and helped us make this a FUN night for allAbbey logo where we raised 5873.50 with the help of matched funding from Abbey.

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A fantastic 920 was raised at the Hophouse Jazz and Auction evening with thanks to the people whose generosity made the night happen.

Josie Harold
Dirty Design, 49 Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5NT
Josie did all the fantastic flyers and posters for the event with a constant smile and encouraging spirit.

Helen Windebank
Bristol Hippodrome
Helen kindly donated 4 tickets to see Evita at the Hippodrome.

Mrs Tyler
Bristol Rugby club
Mrs Tyler arranged the signing of a Bristol rugby shirt for our auction.

Scott Fessey
Bristol Zoo, Guthrie Road, Bristol, BS8 3HA
They kindly donated two tickets.

Gene Jones
Gene Jones Gallery, Clifton Arcade, Bristol, BS8 4AB
Gene donated 2 of her very own paintings for auction

Jan Morrison, Clifton Arcade, Bristol, BS8 4AB
Jan donated a set of beautiful pearl earrings

ID EST Bristol, Clifton Arcade, Bristol, BS8 4AB
Ben donated a remote control helicopter and gave very generously personally

Cannons Health club, Triangle, Clifton, Bristol, BS8
Joe and the guys at cannons donated 2x 1 month memberships

Simon Quarrie
Clifton Sausage, 7-9 Portland Street, Clifton, Bristol, BS8
Simon and the guys at the sausage donated a 50 voucher to be redeemed at their restaurant

Scent & Skin
Princess Victoria Street, Clifton, Bristol, BS8
Donated an Arran island gift set

Simon Holden
I hope this is correct as Simon donated 2 v.I.p tickets to one of this years biggest festivals.

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Healing Hands Therapy raised a splendid 160. Our thanks to all those who took part.

Canada Golf Tourny

The 1st Annual ‘Gullfin’ Tournament held in Canada has so far raised 993. Many thanks to David and his team.

Clay pigeon shooter left2Clay pigeon shooter right1ADDERSEY  FARM 


ON SATURDAY 14TH June 2008

fun for all the family!!!

Addersey Farm, Stoke Goldington, near Newport Pagnell, MK16 8LP

70 bird individual competition. Bottle of champagne and trophy to the winner. Entry on the day is 14 per round. Commencing at 10 am.  Entries close at 3pm.

Pool shoot. 10 birds. 5 entry. 1st prize 10% of takings. 2nd prize 5% of takings. (There will be a shoot off if necessary).

Have a Go stand – open to all. 10 birds at 3.00 a go. All children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult for safety reasons.

Please use fibre wad cartridges only

Kids fun Area – bouncy castle, welly throwing, horse shoe toss and traditional country games

Prize giving at 4pm

Refreshment tent open all day with barbeque

All proceeds go to Operation Sunshine.

All enquiries call Georgie Adams 07787572020


The Addersey Farm charity clay shoot and the Emerald Sanctuary raised a massive 3800. Our thanks to Georgie Adams for all her support.
For information on the Emerald Sanctuary please visit

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Craig walk 1a
Craig walk 2A
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Craig walk 4

Craig’s sponsored walk has raised a total of 2747.55.

Our thanks go to all the Olney businesses and people that have supported Craig and our charity.

The Oasics British UK 10K London Run
6th July 2008

Fun run

Congratulations to Deborah Mc Nicholas of Milton Keynes who completed the 10K London Run in just over an hour in Aid of Operation Sunshine Family Therapy Programmes.

Deborah says:

I’m a bit back-to-front in organising sponsorship. Any money raised will go towards Operation Sunshine Family Therapy Programmes, helping special needs families by offering children and young adults with severe physical and mental disadvantages, the opportunity to fulfil their dream of swimming with dolphins and giving respite to parents. 

Studies show Dolphins transmit their joie de vivre to humans and stimulate mental processes. This is caused – among other things – by the emission of endorphins, which can have both short and long term effects. Endorphins lift the mood, relax tensions and thus support receptive and learning abilities.

Any donations/pledges – no matter how large or small – would be gratefully received. You can make a donation, online through

If you would like to help us fundraise by organising your own event, here are some ideas for you:

Sponsored events, e.g.: sporting events, physical challenges, cycling, walking, running, climbing, challenges abroad.

Your own stall, e.g.: cakes and refreshments, book stall, plant sale at a fete (find out what fete’s are going on in your area and ask the organiser for a charity stall).

Car boot or Garage Sale: turn your unwanted items into cash for a worthwhile cause.

Competitions, e.g.: raffle, tombola, guess the number of sweets in a jar, name the teddy, pub/school quiz; treasure hunts (on foot or by car); football match.

School events, e.g.: non-uniform day, Coin-A-thon (entrance is one coin and children use the coins for counting games to aid numeracy and raise money for a good cause)

Community events, e.g.: coffee morning, tea party, concert, bridge or snooker league.

Group fundraising, e.g.: Brownies, Guides, Scouts, church, golfers, fishermen, fitness club, amateur dramatics.

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ALL DONATIONS ONLINE WELCOME - please visit our Fundraising page.





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