We really appreciate your support for the work we do to raise money for the children with brain injury who are being treated and cared for at Tadworth Court. We hope you will enjoy these short reports on the events we have put on since our Spring 2018 Newsletter. We hope that you will come along to some or all of the events we are offering this autumn.

If you have not already done so, please reply to our separate request to confirm that we may still communicate with you, otherwise this may be the last Newsletter we are able to send you, and we would hate to lose contact!

Sue Edwards Open Garden

On Wednesday 17 April 2019 Sue Edwards opened to the public her magnificent garden in The Hoppity, Tadworth in aid of The Friends of the Children‘s Trust.

The weather was warm and sunny, enhancing the superb colours and features of her beautifully designed and developed garden. Sue‘s local helpers served coffee, tea and hot cross buns and visitors could sit and admire a horticultural vision in the tranquil surroundings in Tadworth.

There were locally grown plants for sale and a raffle added to the fundraising. Our profound thanks to Sue for generously donating the proceeds to The Friends. This year the total was a magnificent £750. The purchase of the hot cross buns was funded by Bartlett & Cooke Estate Agents for which we are most grateful.

Generous with the wine

The Croatian Wine Club filled the Kingswood Village Hall in April for an entertaining and educational tasting of wines from this ancient wine-growing region which is newly re-entering the world wine market. The eager audience sipped and savoured unfamiliar grape types including Grasevina and Traminac Radosh (both whites) and Teran and Dingac (reds), accompanied by notes and geographic information from compere Mikki Hall. Due to the Wine Club’s generosity, the evening raised over £500 for The Friends of the Children’s Trust to support work at Tadworth Court for children with brain injury.

England v Northern ireland - Over 50's football match

England Snatch Victory: A well-taken headed goal, with only 2 minutes left on the clock, was enough for the England Over 50s football team to beat the Northern Ireland Veterans 1 - 0 in a fiercely contested international match at the Sutton United ground last Sunday. Skill levels were high and the fine, warm, dry conditions made for an open game. Both sides created a number of chances, but it was England who converted the one that counted.

The match was played in aid of The Friends of the Children‘s Trust at Tadworth Court, with the officials donating their match fees and with players and spectators contributing by donations and a raffle.

The Jive Aces in Concert

The Lord Riddell Memorial Hall was really swinging on Friday night 9 November as over 120 enthusiastic followers of The Jive Aces gathered to hear their latest concert presented by The Friends of the Children’s Trust. The Band was joined by guest star Aimi Macdonald for Chattanooga Choo Choo and other favourites. The event was a great success and raised over £3,000 for the children at Tadworth Court.

Forthcoming Events

Please come and support us at these great events. Information can be found on our homepage where you can also find a link to book tickets on-line.

New Members

We are always looking to increase our membership and if you know of anyone who would be interested to join us, please ask them to get in touch or they can join using our membership form on this site. New for this year, members can also pay their subscriptions on line using our link to Totalgiving on the homepage.