Thank you to Janeann
5 July 2020
Our thanks go to Janeann Hammond, who has been a trustee since 7 December 2015, for all her support and ideas; she feels it’s the right time for her to step down, and will leave ‘the board’ on 31 August. It was she who introduced us to FISCH, whom we have been supporting since February 2017, for which many people are grateful – both here and in Tanzania, including many street children now able to attend school or to begin to make their own way in life. She has also played her part in helping us ensure we continue to meet Government guidance on running the charity. We will miss her.
Having said that, I fully expect us to cross paths again from time to time: before lockdown we occasionally met fleetingly as I cycled past her running group going in the opposite direction! And no doubt we will continue to meet in the local community.
Andrew Leighton, chair of trustees
Sport for Teaching Life Skills in South Africa
4 March 2020
A potential project has come to fruition; we have sent £802 to Helderberg Academy. Helderberg addresses a 'massive need in South Africa for the fatherless generation', by teaching life skills through the medium of sport. The money is to be used to provide prizes, equipment and kit - balls, Bibles, slalom poles, socks and boots - for holiday clubs and weekly coaching. Sports played include rugby, netball and football. (Photos awaited.)
Historic Croquet Match
16 August 2014
Many thanks to Tidenham History Group for donations at their annual croquet match and tea at Redwick House. Including the sum to be reclaimed under the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme, £40 was raised for the Music in Africa Appeal. The croquet was brief and the tea indoors because the weather was so cold. Nevertheless it was a great social occasion as always, and the afternoon was over too quickly.
Stay Tuned for Teaching Music in Africa!
16 June 2014
We have just agreed to raise money to buy musical instruments to enable an African mission worker to start a music ministry with disadvantaged children and young people.
Bouncing with Joy!
12 April 2014
A cheque for £2840 has been sent to International Teams UK to buy a bouncy castle and a large trampoline for Matumaini Rehabilitation Centre in Kenya. The centre is for severely disabled children and young people.
Happy Birthday to You!
24 February 2014
Many thanks for donations received at Bob’s 90th birthday celebrations on 17 and 18 January. Cash and cheques amounting to £393 were collected (£244 on the Friday and £149 on the Saturday). Gift Aid of £21 has been added to that.