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!
The Friends main activities continue to be to raise and disburse funds in line with our objectives to enhance the lives of the children at The Children‘s Trust, Tadworth. Our fund raising activities included our annual Spring Exhibition of Arts, a Big Band Concert, a talk about the Tadworth Court Mansion and a hilarious Evening with Tim Vine. In addition, Sue Edwards continues to open her beautiful garden in aid of the Friends.
We also receive money as subscriptions and donations from our members and other supporters. In total, we raised just over £13,500 in the year to 31st March 2018 compared to just over £17,800 the previous year. We also claim Gift Aid on qualifying subscriptions and donations which amounted to £515 compared with £508 the previous year.
Our donations to The Children‘s Trust in the year under review totalled £21,456 including £3,200 for Summer outings, £2,950 for Christmas treats for the children, £3,306 for Play activities and Entertainment and £12,000 for specialist beds for the children.
Our administrative expenses were only £25. We finished the year with just over £5,570 in the bank which will go towards future support for the children at the Trust.
We would like to put on record our grateful thanks to all of our members and supporters for their time, energy and commitment without which we would not be able to raise the funds to help the children at Tadworth Court.
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.
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.
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.