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.

September 2018 Newsletter

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 – 28th March

Once again we were delighted to be able to visit Sue’s garden who, with Tim her husband, have not only provided an interesting and beautiful garden but also a contribution of over £500 to our funds for the children at Tadworth Court. The weather was a bit changeable but the visitors enjoyed the day! The money has gone towards paying for a Mobile Petting Farm visit to Tadworth Court and a Wet Wheel Experience for 20 children. Thank you Sue, Tim and all your helpers!

Children’s Trust Easter Fair – 31st March

The Friends had a stall at the fair giving details of our fundraising activities and future events, run by our committee member Vicky. If you are a new supporter of The Friends who joined from that event ”Welcome”.

Spring Exhibition of Arts – Friday 27th April to Sunday 29th April

The Exhibition was held at the Mansion with the opening on the Friday evening by Dalton Leong, Chief Executive of the Children’s Trust. The Exhibition Director was Mikki Hall supported by the committee, artists and stewards. There was a special artistic tribute to Sir Brian Hill, former Chairman of The Children‘s Trust and a great supporter of The Friends, who died last November. In addition to the wide range of excellent paintings, sculptures and photographs by adult artists, children from local schools entered a competition, which provided great interest and a very high standard of entry. Food was generously supplied by Bartlett & Cooke and there was a donation bar and a raffle. Although attendance figures were down somewhat on previous years, due to other shows during the same period, the Exhibition still raised a magnificent £2,500 for the children. Unfortunately Mikki Hall is unable to continue as our Exhibition Director in 2019. If you know anyone who would be willing to consider this role, please let us know.

Our Donations to The Children’s Trust

So far this year we have been able to provide the following much valued donations: 8 specialist beds (£12,000) A complete Activity Programme for the children (£4,100) Summer Outings (£2,850)

Forthcoming Events

Please come and support us at these great events. Information can be found on The Friends website 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.