Fund Raising

ASHWELLTHORPE & FUNDENHALL OPEN GARDENS WEEKEND – LATEST NEWS

SATURDAY 17 and SUNDAY 18 JUNE 2017

More than a dozen gardens – both large and small – will be open to visitors during this year’s Open Gardens weekend organised by the Ashwellthorpe Gardening Club, some regulars and some new ones to enjoy in what, we hope, will be glorious weather. Tickets and a map of the route,  as well as refreshments, will be available in Ashwellthorpe Village Hall (NR16 1AA) and in various gardens – cost £4.00 for adults covering both days; accompanied children free. 

All Saints’ Church in Ashwellthorpe will be presenting a Flower Display where you can vote for your favourite and St Nicholas Church, Fundenhall, will be putting on a display of Gardening in a Barrel. Various gardens will also have plants to sell.It is hoped that some local musicians will provide pop-up entertainment in different locations.

Come along yourselves; bring your friends and neighbours; enjoy the weekend; and help the charitable organisations being supported.

LOOK OUT FOR THE VILLAGE SIGNS WITH FURTHER INFORMATION

 

2016 BRITISH LEGION POPPY APPEAL – HOUSE TO HOUSE COLLECTION

The 2016 house-to house collection in Ashwellthorpe, together with the Ashwellthorpe Industrial Estate collection, and the collection boxes in the Kings Head and White Horse Public Houses, raised the sum £458.81. Ashwellthorpe and Fundenhall Parish Council contributed a further £50.00 for the poppy crosses which are placed around the War Memorial in Ashwellthorpe outside All Saints’ Church, and that of Fundenhall, inside St Nicholas Church, to commemorate each of the men whose names are on these Memorials. This made a total for Ashwellthorpe of £508.81.

Thanks to all of you who contributed to this great sum and to the collectors – Liz Bell,  Carole and Richard Bradford, Annette Bunting, Lin Packer and Jennifer Robbie – to Mine Hosts at the two public houses and to the Parish Council.

GIFT DAY at ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH, ASHWELLTHORPE

The Gift Day held at All Saints’ Church, Ashwellthorpe, on the morning of Saturday 5 November 2016 to raise funds for roof and tower repairs outlined by the Diocesan Architect in the quinquennial review, was an enjoyable and successful event and £2288.70p was raised.Thanks  to those who attended and donated cakes and biscuits as well as to the amount raised.

GIFT DAY COFFEE MORNING at ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH, ASHWELLTHORPE on SATURDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2016

The letter sent by the Churchwarden and All Saints Support Committee is reproduced below, to keep all of you informed and up-to-date.

October 2016

All Saints Church, Ashwellthorpe – GIFT DAY 5th November 2016

Dear Friends, All Saints church has stood at the east end of the village for centuries, a constant reminder of all that is good in this ever-changing world. We, as a village, need to keep this building in good order as a tribute to the work and craftsmanship of the original builders and those who have maintained it over the centuries.

Every five years the church is thoroughly inspected by the church architect and instructions for work to be carried out are given. The urgent priority this time is to repair areas of the roof and tower and make them sound and also waterproof. An estimated cost of around £60,000 is expected. Therefore, so that the church may be open for prayer, for visits and our usual services and continue to be available for baptisms, weddings and funerals, we are asking if you wold like to share the costs of looking after this priceless village asset by making a cash donation. We will be applying for any grants that might be available and hosting fund raising events. In return for your support, we will keep you informed of how we use the money raised. If you are a U.K. taxpayer you may “gift aid” your donation so that All Saints may claim back the income tax which you have already paid on this amount.

How can you make a donation?

Please place your donation in an envelope (cheques made payable to “Upper Tas Valley All Saints PCC” – Ashwellthorpe church has a fabric fund within the main PCC account and any donation will be restricted to the intended use,

We are holding a “Gift Day Coffee Morning” at the church on Saturday 5th November 10.00 am – 12 noon, when you can bring your donation and eat delicious cake while looking round this beautiful church, admiring the historic alabaster tomb of Edmund de Thorp and the copy of the famous Ashwellthorpe Triptych. We will also have a copy of the architect’s report available if you wish to see what works need to be carried out.

Alternatively: If you cannot attend the FREE coffee morning, please give your donation to one of the following:

Daphne Morgan, 24 Knyvett Green, Ashwellthorpe

Margaret Styles, 6 Greenwood Close, Ashwellthorpe

Elinor Thomas, 9 The Street, Ashwellthorpe

David Turner, Woodman’s Lodge, The Street, Ashwelllthorpe

We look forward to meeting you – Churchwarden and All Saints Support Committee


ASHWELLTHORPE VILLAGE HALL and the EDP COMMUNITY CHEST FUND

DON’T FORGET TO SAVE THE COMMUNITY CHEST FUND VOUCHERS FROM THE EASTERN DAILY PRESS NEWSPAPER DURING THE WHOLE MONTH OF MAY 2016 

DETAILS ON COMMUNITY INFORMATION > FUND-RAISING PAGE

COMMUNITY CHEST BID FOR FUNDING by ASHWELLTHORPE VILLAGE HALL

You may remember the appeal made in January 2016 by the Ashwellthorpe Village Hall Committee for Community Chest tokens to be collected from the Eastern Daily Press newspaper scheme in the hope of gaining a grant towards the purchase of new chairs for the Village Hall. Unfortunately this bid was unsuccessful but with 2000 tokens collected by villagers and friends, it is good to hear from Carol Bushell, Chair of the Committee, that the spare tokens from this bid were passed to two local playgroups giving them enough to make their applications – both were successful and each was awarded £200 towards their projects.

The Village Hall is now going to make another application for funding for the chairs and, therefore,

during MAY 2016 can you help by once again collecting these Community Chest tokens. The Chest box will be in the Village Hall or tokens can be posted through Carol’s letterbox at 117 The Street, Ashwellthorpe. 

Many Thanks.

RIDE/WALK FOR LIFE – FUND-RAISING for EAST ANGLIA’S CHILDREN’S HOSPICES (EACH)

SUNDAY 12 JUNE 2016 is the date

MAYDAY, THETFORD FOREST, IP27 0SS is the place

for you to  join in the fund-raising Ride or Walk for Life in aid of EACH

to help continue the work of EACH which provides care and support for children, young people and their carers.

On and off road bike rides from 10 to 50 miles and walks of 3 and 6 miles PLUS a Children’s Treasure Trail in the woods. Enter as an individual, family, group or even as a team. Closing date for entries is Wednesday 8 June 2016 but entries will be accepted on the day subject to an additional charge of £5 to all entry fees in lieu of sponsorship. Enter online at www.each.org.uk/rideforlife or phone 01953 666767 for an entry form.

Ride for Life text for press

 

British Legion Poppy Appeal 2015

The door-to-door collection in Ashwellthorpe, including the Industrial Estate, and the static collecting boxes in the King’s Head and White Horse Public Houses, raised £515.16 this year. To this amount should be added the £50.00 from Ashwellthorpe and Fundenhall Parish Council for the memorial poppy crosses commemorating each man named on the Ashwellthorpe and Fundenhall War Memorials. This made the total raised £565.16. Thank you everyone in the village who contributed to this magnificent sum, to mine hosts and customers of the two public houses and to the collectors – Liz Bell, Carole and Richard Bradford, Annette Bunting, Lin Packer and Jennifer Robbie.

THE ASHWELLTHORPE and FUNDENHALL BIG 600 DEFIBRILLATOR RAFFLE

BIG 600 Defibrillator raffle Winners and Prizes

1st Prize of a Dinner for Two at Dunston Hall went to Maggie Bales (299)

2nd Prize of a Barrel of Beer in a Barrow went to Valerie MacFarlane (248)

3rd Prize of Beauty Treatment Voucher Park Farm Spa went to Jo Royall (430)

4th Prize, a day pass to Park Farm Fitness Centre for two people went to Lynn Preston (58)

5th Prize, a day pass to Park Farm Fitness Centre for two people went to Sonia Corke (609)

6th Prize of a £25 meal voucher at The Bird in Hand went to Andrew Dring (947)

7th Prize of a Car Valet Service went to Julie Bruton Seal (720)

8th Prize of a Bottle of Champagne went to Sue Gould (26)

9th Prize of a box of Chocolates went to Jean Brown (146)

Our thanks to Dunston Hall, Park Farm Spa and Fitness Centre, The Bird in Hand, Cleancar4U, and Richard Plume of Plume Gale Construction for the prizes. Thanks also to all those who sold tickets.

Nick de Spon

 

 

BRITISH LEGION 2015 POPPY COLLECTION

25 October 2015 – This year’s Ashwellthorpe  house-to-house collection for the British Legion Poppy Appeal has now started and will continue until Saturday 7 November 2015