Dates for your diaries

The dates for TWOAT events are as follows:

THE CHARITY FILM SHOW FOR TWOAT PLANNED FOR  March 9th at Riddell Hall HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL THE AUTUMN OR SUCH TIME  AS THE CURRENT HEALTH EMERGENCY IS RESOLVED.

Keith Lewis is kindly opening his garden at 41 Shelvers Way, Tadworth, in aid of TWOAT on Sunday 19th April from 2pm to 5pm.  Keith is a well-known local plant expert and visits to his garden are always an interesting experience.  Teas and home-made cakes will be available.

TWOAT will having its Annual Street Collection on Friday and Saturday April 24th and 25th.  Teams of TWOAT volunteers will be holding collecting cans outside shops in Tadworth, Walton & Kingswood, please support us with a donation if you see one of them.

The next TWOAT event will be a Bottle Stall at the Walton May Fayre on May 16th – if you are able to donate a bottle to us, anything from brandy to bath salts, please leave it at Nethercott Opticians in Station Approach or contact Mike Fox on 01737 350452 if you have some to be collected.

TWOAT will also be organising two John Allinson Memorial Sponsored Walks also in May on Friday 22nd and saturday 30th.  Both walks will follow the same 10 mile figure of eight path centred on the “Ramblers Rest” in Chipstead.

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2015 Auction Results over £3500 raised – Many thanks to donors and bidders

Key
FW Food & Wine
GF Gift
HL Holiday & Leisure
ML Meal
SV Service

2015 AUCTION RESULTS

Lot No Details of Promise Winner
FW1 A boneless marinated shoulder of English lamb from Chapman and Son Butchers of Tadworth John Tedder
FW2 Goods to the value of £20 from Tadworth Fine Foods Sally Nethercott
FW3 Margie Fox’s Amazing Trifle (serves 8 to 10) Jenny Shaw
FW4 Margie Fox’s 3 layer Coffee Cake made to order Heather Spanswick
FW5 Welsh cakes baked to order by Margaret Fitch Jean Tattam
FW5 Welsh cakes baked to order by Margaret Fitch Heather Spanswick
FW6 Chalet Bakery: Box of freshly-baked cakes Rosie Shelley
FW7 12 bottles of Montepulciano wine donated by the Duke’s Head Rosie Shelley
FW8 6 bottles of Mondelli Italian wine. 3 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, 3 Pinot Grigio kindly donated by Marilyn & Duncan Reid Mary Street
FW9 An ‘Afternoon Tea Hamper’ for two including a bottle of Prosecco kindly donated by Jill & Bruce McGuire Margaret Curtis
FW10 8″ Celebration Cake baked and decorated for you at any time of the year by Claudine of the Cloud Nine Cake Company. Your choice of carrot cake, vanilla cake, chocolate or lemon cake. Mike Shaw
FW11 Young fruiting Fig Tree from the nursery of Fig-master Mike Shaw Mary Heath
FW12 2 pots of Ellinor Schultz’ special homemade chutney Dick Shelley
FW12 Rosemary Bennion will make a delicious fruit salad to serve 6 people (but not before 9 May). Jean Tattam
FW13 2 frozen Rainbow Trout (each approx 0.75kg) kindly donated by Phil Gayford, who caught them.  To be collected from R Gunn’s freezer Mike Shaw
FW13 2 pots of Guy Kingsbury’s delicious dark homemade marmalade Bob Gunn
FW14 Mary Heath’s mouthwatering marmalade Ron Searle
FW14 Mary Heath’s mouthwatering marmalade Ron Searle
FW14 Mary Heath’s mouthwatering marmalade Bruce & Jill McGuire
FW14 Mary Heath’s mouthwatering marmalade Bruce & Jill McGuire
FW14 Mary Heath’s mouthwatering marmalade Angie Mathers
FW14 Mary Heath’s mouthwatering marmalade Sarah Patel
FW14 Mary Heath’s mouthwatering marmalade Jean Tattam
FW14 Mary Heath’s mouthwatering marmalade Jean Tattam
FW14 Mary Heath’s mouthwatering marmalade Jean Tattam
FW14 Mary Heath’s mouthwatering marmalade Jean Tattam
FW14 Mary Heath’s mouthwatering marmalade Marilyn Reid
FW14 Mary Heath’s mouthwatering marmalade Marilyn Reid
GF1 Voucher worth £50 towards prescription sunglasses from Nethercott Opticians, Tadworth Deb Allinson
GF1 Voucher worth £50 towards prescription sunglasses from Nethercott Opticians, Tadworth Margaret Chatterton
GF2 Bouquet or plants to the value of £30 from Flower Pot, Tadworth John Tedder
GF3 Alligator Pear Gift Voucher (worth £50) John Graves
GF4 Jill’s Hanging Basket planted for spring/summer kindly donated by Jill Gunn Sally Nethercott
GF4 Jill’s Hanging Basket planted for spring/summer kindly donated by Jill Gunn Mary Heath
GF4 Jill’s Hanging Basket planted for spring/summer kindly donated by Jill Gunn Angie Mathers
GF5 Brand new Garden Edging Tool Rosie Shelley
HL1 A week to be agreed in July/Aug at a 3 bedroom holiday cottage in East Wittering (5 mins to sea) kindly donated by Heather Spanswick Ron Searle
HL1 A week to be agreed in July/Aug at a 3 bedroom holiday cottage in East Wittering (5 mins to sea) kindly donated by Heather Spanswick Deb Allinson
HL2 A week to be agreed in Sept/Oct at a 3 bedroom holiday cottage in East Wittering (5 mins to sea) kindly donated by Heather Spanswick Ron & Barb Makavoy
HL3 Curzon Country Cinemas: Pair of tickets Deb Allinson
HL3 Curzon Country Cinemas: Pair of tickets Bruce & Jill McGuire
HL3 Curzon Country Cinemas: Pair of tickets Sarah Patel
HL4 Trip to “Battle of Britain” aerodrome at Kenley & lunch for up to 3 people with John Allinson. Bruce & Jill McGuire
HL5 Visit to a NT property within 20 miles and tea for up to 2 people kindly donated by John Allinson John Tedder
HL6 Gatton Country Fair Family Pass (face value £10) Jean Tattam
HL7 KADDS ‘The Edge of Darkness’ 2 tickets. 28 – 30 May in Kingswood Village Hall Margaret C Fox
HL8 Round of golf for one at the RAC, Ashtead with Haro Bedelian Bruce & Jill McGuire
HL9 2 tickets to Henley Royal Regatta, Members’ Enclosure 1 July (face value £56 the pair) kindly donated by Andrew McNulty Deb Allinson
HL10 Round of golf at Reigate Hill with Richard Palmer Mike Fox
HL11 1 hour tennis lesson from INFX Tennis at Kingswood LTC Sally Fish
HL12 2 Epsom Cinema tickets for live screening of ‘La Boheme’ from The Royal Opera House 10 June 2015 (face value £31). Kindly donated by Bruce & Jill McGuire Doreen Kirk
HL13 One Adult plus one child ticket to Kingswood Tennis Club Family Fun Day and Hog Roast 14 June 2015 (face value £15) Mike Fox
HL14 Afternoon drive in Surrey countryside, +tea, for up to 3 people with Mary Heath Mike Fox
HL15 Visit Wisley or NT property + Lunch for up to 3 people with Mary Heath Deb Allinson
HL16 Visit Wisley + Afternoon Tea for one person with Margaret Fitch Margaret Chatterton
HL17 Car trip for 1 or 2 people with luggage up to 20 miles (eg Gatwick). £25 deliver David Northway
HL17 Car trip for 1 or 2 people with luggage up to 20 miles (eg Gatwick). £25 deliver David Northway
HL17a Car trip for 1 or 2 people with luggage up to 20 miles (eg Gatwick). £30 collect. David Northway
HL17a Car trip for 1 or 2 people with luggage up to 20 miles (eg Gatwick). £30 collect. David Northway
ML1 £30 Voucher for meal at Thai Cottage, Tadworth, Mon to Thurs Kevin Chamberlain
ML2 Tea & Cake for 2 at the Grey Dove, Walton Gillian Cox
ML3 Dinner for 4 kindly provided by Jenny & Mike Shaw Bruce & Jill McGuire
ML4 Dinner for 4, with drinks, by Margaret & David Fitch at The Cottage, 13 Tadorne Rd, Tadworth Margaret C Fox
ML5 Grumpy Mole, full afternoon tea for two. Margaret Chatterton
ML6 The Chequers, Walton: Meal for 2 Voucher for £60 Ron Searle
ML7 Lunch or dinner for 6, with wine, overlooking the Downs in Tadworth with Rosaleen & Dick Shelley Sarah Patel
ML9 Spaghetti Tree, Walton: Lunch for 2 Mon – Thurs Dick & Val Palmer
ML10 Lunch for 2 at the Blue Anchor, Tadworth Doreen Kirk
ML11 Meal at Khyber Tandoori, Kingswood to value of £40 (eat in). Valid until 24/6/15 Margaret Fitch
ML12 Kingswood Arms meal for 2 with bottle of house wine. Margaret Fitch
ML13 La Perla Mediterranean Restaurant, Kingswood. Meal for 2 including bottle of wine John Graves
ML14 Waterhouse Café, Kingswood. Special Breakfast for 4. Bob Gunn
SV1 Chiropody session with Pauline Robbins at Nethercotts (worth £34) Mary Street
SV2 £20 gift certificate for cut by Vickie from Walton Salon Joyce Standing
SV3 Dry clean any size duvet by Ecoclean, Shelvers Hill Sarah Patel
SV4 Tanning Session at No 7 The Barbershop, Burgh Heath Mike Fox
SV5 Haircut at No 7 The Barbershop, Burgh Heath Bob Gunn
SV6 Have a puncture repaired at Tadworth Tyres Sarah Patel
SV7 Babysitting by a CRB-cleared lady, at a time to be agreed (up to 4 hours) kindly donated by Sarah Allinson Sheia Peacock
SV8 3hr gentle gardening by Dick Shelley Sarah Patel
SV9 2 ladies x 2hours gentle gardening by Sarah Patel & Sue Quaile Yvonne Bedelian
SV10 Sleeping Beauty beauty salon, Kingswood. 30 minute back, neck and shoulder massage Deb Allinson
SV12 Computer tuition by Mike Fox (30 min for £10) Jean Tattam

Sir Edward Clay talk on Rwanda raises £1,000

Around 70 people attended St John’s Hall to hear Sir Edward Clay, former British Ambassador to Rwanda, talk about the genocide that occurred in 1994 and what might be done by the international community to prevent future such catastrophes.

As a result of the meeting and with Gift aid reclaims TWOAT will have raised about £1,000 for two projects – one working for peace and reconciliation in Rwanda and another organizing health camps in nearby Uganda where many Rwandan refugees are located.

Former British Ambassador to Rwanda to address TWOAT Meeting March 11th

Sir Edward Clay was the non-resident British Ambassador to Rwanda in 1994 when that country suffered the horrors of genocide.  He will be talking to a meeting organised by TWOAT at St John’s Hall, Station Approach, Tadworth, KT20 5AB (opposite the railway station) on the evening of March 11th with the  topic:“Rwanda 1994;Never Again?” Doors will open at 7.30pm.

This meeting will provide a rare opportunity for those interested in the modern history and development of Africa to hear from someone who was directly involved with the diplomatic reaction of the British and other governments as a national tragedy unfolded.

Tickets can be obtained from Mike Fox (01737 350452) priced at £5.  Funds and donations raised during the evening will be passed to International Alert (see a video clip by clicking here) a charity recommended by Sir Edward concerned with peace and  reconciliation in Rwanda and another project running health camps in nearby Uganda that has already been regularly supported by TWOAT.

 

TWOAT Christmas Appeal 2015

Our Christmas Appeal this year was aimed at helping the teachers and children that we support at the Pastor’s School in Sierra Leone get through the terrible Ebola emergency. We are saddened to report that the school has been temporarily closed by Government Decree as part of the measures to contain the Ebola outbreak.

The 5 teachers employed with funds that we send still of course need to be paid during this terrible affliction on their country.  We understand that food prices have also increased as a result of the general disruption to normal life, so we plan to send them some additional money from the results of our Appeal both to support themselves and to help any of the children whom they know are in need.

Our Christmas Appeal and Carol singing raised over £1500 but you can still donate more for this very worthwhile cause using the methods outlined below.

Donations can be made either through our VirginMoneyGiving web site (see below) or by passing cash or cheques to our Treasurer, John Tedder at 103 Shelvers Way, KT20 5QQ

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/finalCharityHomepage.action?charityId=1002729

TWOAT’s Annual Social Meeting (ASM) 11/10/2014 & Future Dates

Tadworth & Walton Overseas Aid Trust

Registered Charity No 286076    

Annual Social Meeting (ASM)

TWOAT’s ASM was held on the evening of Saturday 11th October in St John’s Hall, which had been provided for the charity at no charge by the church.  Just over 50 friends and supporters of TWOAT enjoyed a fine meal of Lancashire Hotpot together with an excellent presentation by Peter Trenier from Westcott talking about the charitable project, Papua Partners, run by his daughter and her husband in a remote and very impoverished area of Indonesia.  With very few resources the couple had built up an organisation in Papua that was now helping to improve the lives of around 200,000 people.  Peter’s presentation was supported by Anna Kemkers. She described how TWOAT’s financial support had been used for the last few years to fund the costs of Yepina.  She is a native Papuan whom the project originally found working as a village midwife.  She is now one of their most significant health workers and has developed from being rather a shy person to someone who was recently flown to Australia to address a gathering of development professionals about the problems faced by Papuans which include AIDs, TB and malaria.

Sam Stevenson, a Walton resident, described her work in Africa with another project supported by TWOAT, “Cricket without Boundaries”. This combines cricket coaching with AIDS awareness for young people in Botswana and other countries.

Those present were so moved by the presentations that over £1,000 was donated to help TWOAT support Papua Partners and other projects.  Earlier when the TWOAT Treasurer, John Tedder, reported the 2012/13 financial results, he noted that the charity had benefitted from a significant increase in Gift Aid income.  This was because the Government now allows small charities such as TWOAT to claim Gift Aid on donations from things such as bucket collections where the individual donor has not had to be specifically identified as a UK tax payer.  Thus TWOAT will be able to claim 25% additional funds from the Government for the cash left in collecting baskets at the ASM.

In a report on TWOAT’s activities through the year Chairman Mike Fox noted in particular the successful new Fashion Show which had taken place in March.  This had raised over £1400 as well as introducing many new potential supporters to TWOAT. Next year’s Fashion Show will be held on Monday Oct 5th 2015 and will be aimed at Autumn and Winter Fashions.

Mike Fox noted that the next event will be Sing Carols in Christchurch Hall, Walton with a choir from Walton Primary School which will take place in December.  The date for this has now been confirmed as Tuesday, 2nd December starting at 6.30 pm.

We will also be singing Carols in the streets and pubs of Walton on Thursday, 18th December starting at 7.00 pm from St Peter’s Church gate.

Dates in 2015 are:

Quiz Evening Tuesday 17th February in Christchurch Hall doors open 7.15pm.

We will be selling Tea & Cake in the garden at 41 Shelvers Way when Keith & Elizabeth Lewis have their Open Garden as part of the National Garden Scheme on Sundays April 19th and July 19th.

Chairman’s Message from our Newsletter published in September 2014

Chairman’s Message from our Newsletter published in September 2014

Full details of our income and expenditure will be given at our Annual Social Meeting (ASM) on October 11th. However, we would like to record that during the last 12 months we have been very generously supported by a number of local organisations including various church groups, Walton May Fayre and Walton Primary School.

One of the committee’s most important objectives for this year was to try to spread awareness of TWOAT and its activities particularly amongst younger age groups. The main action we took to achieve this was to collaborate with Travelling Trends in staging a fashion show at the Riddell Hall. This proved to be a great success from a financial point of view with over £1,400 raised for our projects. Perhaps more importantly for the longer term, we managed to attract a good number of people for whom this was the first TWOAT event that they had attended. We will use the contact details that we collected both to inform them of our plans to hold another Show for autumn fashions in 2015 and to tell them about the projects we are supporting.

We would be very grateful if our supporters could also assist us in spreading the word about TWOAT. If you have neighbours or friends and relatives who might be interested in helping some of the most disadvantaged individuals or communities in the world, then please pass them a copy of this newsletter.

We have been enjoying continued success with another approach to fund raising whereby supporters of TWOAT, celebrating a special occasion, tell their family and friends that rather than a gift they would be happy for them to mark the occasion by making a donation to TWOAT. These monies can then be used to support one or more of our projects. Mike and Jenny Shaw adopted a novel approach for their Diamond Wedding when they paid the normal admission fees for all those who attended the Good Shepherd Parish Lunch nearest to their Anniversary date. Mike made a speech saying that he and Jenny did not need any Anniversary gifts but collection boxes were available for TWOAT and another charity to share anything those attending cared to donate. In fact rather more than the usual lunch admission fees was donated and TWOAT was very grateful for its share.

Our traditional fund raising has also had an excellent year with good results at Sing Carols in Christchurch Walton, our Bottle Stall at the Walton May Fayre, our two Sponsored Walks, two occasions when we sold teas in Keith and Elizabeth Lewis’ garden when they were opening it as part of the National Gardens’ Scheme, our street collection and our Quiz. Roger and Anna-Stina Ponsford kindly ran the Spit Roast event again in September that they have previously hosted for us and that rounded off a highly successful year generating nearly £700.

How to Donate to us

Tadworth & Walton Overseas Aid Trust

Registered Charity No 286076  

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If you wish to donate to TWOAT you can do so at our VirginMoneyGiving site here:

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/finalCharityHomepage.action?charityId=1002729

Or send cheques made out to TWOAT to our Treasurer John Tedder at 103 Shelvers Way, Tadworth, KT20 5QQ.  If you have not already given us a Gift Aid form please email Mike.Fox2@NTLWorld.com to obtain one.