Fund Raising

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

WORLD’S BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING at Ashwellthorpe Village Hall

SUNDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2015 – 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

Ashwellthorpe Village Hall is hosting part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning from 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. this SUNDAY. Organised by Sarah Kidman of Fundenhall, the event is in aid of the Macmillan Nurses’ Charity. Come along and enjoy Cake, Coffee and Chat; buy another cake or cakes; and add to the fund-raising for this particular Charity.

THE BIG 600 DEFIBRILLATOR RAFFLE to be drawn on 20 OCTOBER 2015

As mentioned in the write-up on the recent Quiz ‘n’ Chips, there is a grand raffle taking place in the parish organised by the Parish Council as a fund-raising initiative which might benefit any one of us living in Ashwellthorpe and Fundenhall. Tickets £5 per book or £1 per ticket are now available. Draw to be made on Tuesday 20 October 2015

READ ALL ABOUT IT BY CLICKING ON MESSAGE BELOW which can also be found on the Parish Council, Community Information, Fund-Raising pages.

The Big 600 Defibrillator Raffle

 

REPORT ON QUIZ ‘N’ CHIPS NIGHT at Ashwellthorpe Village Hall

The annual summer Quiz ‘n’ Chips night organised by Ashwellthorpe Village Hall Committee was held at the Village Hall on Saturday 15 August 2015 – a full report appears on the Village Hall > Events Report Page but thanks go to Questionmasters Ray and Sue for researching and asking the questions and verifying the answers, and to John and Morris for collecting all the food from Wymondham. Most importantly, Ray was able to present a cheque for £1,143 to East Anglian Children’s Hospices, received on their behalf by Margaret Neilson, from his collection at various quizzes over the last year. He raised another £93 on the night.

The Quiz was won by Up Dawson’s Creek with 146 points; 2nd Hawaii Five-O with 139 points and joint 3rd were the Bunch of Fives team and R & B team, with 135 points.

Instead of the usual raffle for Village Hall funds, an announcement was made by Nick de Spon, Parish Councillor,  that one Defibrillator had been purchased and had been installed at Ashwellthorpe Village Hall and another one was planned for a site in Fundenhall. To this end “The Big 600 Defibrillator Raffle” had been set up and tickets were sold on the night raising £165 – more details elsewhere on our website, but this Raffle continues into October with the Draw being made at the Parish Council Meeting on Tuesday 20 October 2015.