I am delighted to tell you that both the BBQ organised for us by Roger Ponsford and his friends in September and our Annual Social Meeting (ASM) in October were great successes with the money generated for our projects being nearly £500 by the BBQ and around £1300 by the ASM.
I was very pleased to announce at the ASM that Shirley Gladman has accepted an invitation to join our committee. Shirley is a resident of Walton and has a lot of experience in local authority administration. She had recently made a proposal to our committee about a school she thought we might support in Ethiopia which we were happy to accept.
Two speakers at the ASM, who were from projects supported by TWOAT, explained how some individual’s lives had been transformed by these projects. A health worker funded by TWOAT in Papua had trained other individuals who were now improving health across communities numbering literally tens of thousands of people. A Trade School supported by TWOAT in Tanzania had regularly taken in destitute orphans and given them genuinely life changing opportunities to develop skills in areas such as computing.
Members of the TWOAT Committee including Shirley Gladman with ASM speaker Naomi Sosa and her father Peter Trenier
We are very grateful to Roger Ponsford and the team of helpers who staged a Barbecue in aid of TWOAT in Roger’s garden in Walton. . Around 40 people attended and many compliments were paid to Marilyn and Duncan Reid concerning the excellence of the lamb steaks which had been barbecued by Duncan marinated in a special sauce created by Marilyn. The bar organised by Alan Corrigal and the raffle, which included a painting donated by Roger Ponsford, both contributed handsomely to the £469 which was raised.
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Roger Ponsford and the painting he donated to the raffle
Alan Corrigal manning the bar
Marilyn Reid in the apron who was responsible for the delicious BBQ sauce
The hot weather on August 5th encouraged visitors to buy teas, cakes and refreshing drinks provided by us raising well over £250 when Keith and Elizabeth Lewis’ lovely garden at 41 Shelvers Way, Tadworth was opened as part of the National Garden Scheme
The total of participants in the two walks June 8th and May 26 was around 60 and £2 – £3,000 will have been raised when Gift Aid is included.
Over 40 people took part in the first John Allinson Memorial walk on Saturday May 26.
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Walk organiser Dick Shelley indicating the route to be taken from the starting point at The Chequers in Walton.
Walk organisers Dick Shelley and Adrienne Elliott at a stop by an interestingly carved bench in the Centenary Woodland commemorating the fallen in WW1
The bench carved from one piece of wood shows examples from trench life as well as woodland creatures.
The walk split into fast and slow groups – the fast group is spotted in the distance.
The Woodland Trust are sowing meadow flowers as well as trees.
Local historian, Jean Clew talking to the walkers about the history of Walton.
Tea and cake were available at the Headley Tea Room and Village Hall Stores
TWOAT raised around £250 from the Bottle Stall we ran at the Walton May Fayre on May 19th. Many thanks to those who tried their luck and to those who donated bottles. We have a dozen or so bottles left for future raffles etc so our projects will eventually benefit by over £300.
TWOAT raised about £278 selling teas in Keith Lewis’ garden on April 22nd when it was opened as part of the NGS scheme. Thanks go to Keith Lewis and to all those that participated or donated at these events.
The joint St George’s event with St Cecilia Chorus raised £1,000 with £700 for TWOAT and £300 for St Cecilia Chorus who shared ticket sale receipts.
St George’s Evening with St Cecilia Chorus
TWOAT is very pleased to report that their Street Collection raised £533 on April 13/14. Many thanks go to those in Tadworth, Walton & Kingswood who gave money to our collectors and to the collectors who stood for us.