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Magic Me

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My story

[p][i]“The parties make me believe that people think of you. They (Magic Me Volunteers) come to you. You don’t feel low.” [/i][lt]br /[gt]Care Home Resident[/p][p][b][lt]object style="width: 425px; height: 350px;" width="425" height="350" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/tza4fQn5Qyk" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"[gt][lt]param name="data" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/tza4fQn5Qyk" /[gt][lt]param name="quality" value="high" /[gt][lt]param name="wmode" value="transparent" /[gt][lt]param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/tza4fQn5Qyk" /[gt][lt]/object[gt][/b][/p][i]Cocktails in Care Homes[/i] is a project run by arts charity Magic Me. Every week Magic Me volunteers visit a local (Tower Hamlets) care home to host an evening cocktail party. Residents get dressed up and look forward to the special occasion. For many this is the only visit they get and residents enjoy begin in touch with the wider community.[lt]br /[gt]Christmas can be a particularly lonely time of year for care home residents and this is your chance to bring them a bit of sparkle and friendship.[lt]br /[gt] [lt]br /[gt]This year we have hosted 41 parties for over 150 older people and over 130 volunteers at four Tower Hamlets care homes and two Islington homes. We have had requests from many care homes to take our cocktail parties to them, and next year we will be reaching more isolated older people by working with two new care homes: one in Leytonstone and another in Surray Quays.[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]Buy a resident a glass of sherry, or a delicious fruit cocktail now, and help us to continue to bring fun and glamour to care homes![lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt][b]Throw a cocktail party for a £100 or buy:[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt][/b] [ul] [li][b]bottles of wine at £5  [/b][/li] [li][b]some beers at £5 [/b][/li] [li][b]trays of fruit cocktails at £6 [/b][/li] [li][b]bottles of Sherry at £7 [/b][/li] [li][b]a round of G & Ts or a medley of mixers at £10 [lt]br /[gt][/b][/li] [li][b]an assortment of crisps and snacks at £10[/b][/li] [/ul]

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Personal Challenge Date

31 Jan 2013



Mar 2, 2013


What a wonderful idea. When I'm 90 I'd like to look forward to a cocktail party

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jan 7, 2013


£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jan 3, 2013

h & s

have one on us!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Dec 26, 2012


Great idea. Happy to help.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Dec 24, 2012

Lisa Simmonds


£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Dec 23, 2012

Jude Luckett

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Dec 23, 2012


Excellent idea, cheers!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Dec 22, 2012


£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Dec 21, 2012



Dec 21, 2012


Have one on me.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid