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TWOAT News – March 2018

John Allinson MBE

The Thanksgiving Service for John Allinson (24/9/34 – 12/2/18) was held at The Church of the Good Shepherd on February 28th and was conducted by Revd. Sharon Blain who had known John since 1975 when he, his wife Deb and his family had moved to Tadworth and he became a church member. A tribute to him was lovingly and amusingly presented by his daughter Sarah and son Richard who held up various items representing things which had been important to their father through his life. First was a hat, one of a large selection of favourite items of headgear that he had built up over the years to cater for all occasions; then a mirror in which the congregation could see themselves representing his love for humanity, his friends and family; a model aeroplane represented his time in the Air Force doing National Service and then in the Civil Aviation Authority when he was also teaching Air Cadets to fly and of course his favourite book, the Bible, quoting Corinthians 13 “Love is patient, love is kind, it does not boast, it is not proud.” They summed up their beloved father with the final sentence “Yours was a life well lived.” Revd. Blain in her address mentioned that John had been a founder member of Tadworth and Walton Overseas Aid Trust in 1982 and said that the charity was very dear to his heart. He had personally identified many of the aid projects which it had selected for support and had been one of its most active fundraisers – activities which had led to him being awarded an MBE in last year’s Birthday Honours. He had been a Lay Reader, supporting many people to faith, and those sending condolences had remembered him as a kind, gentle, patient man, devoted to his family, including his three recently born grandchildren, and always putting others first. There are photos of John and a link to a page where you can make donations in his memory on the TWOAT web site www.twoat.org.

Other TWOAT News

TWOAT’s annual street collection will be taking place on April 13th and 14th this year.

TWOAT is pleased to announce that they will be collaborating again with members from St Cecilia Chorus to put on a dinner with singing in the Good Shepherd Hall on Saturday 21st April. Tickets will be £15 each – TWOAT expect demand to be high for this event so please let a committee member know well in advance if you would like to attend – Mike Fox can be contacted on 01737 350452.

TWOAT will be serving Tea & Cakes when Keith Lewis opens his garden at 41 Shelvers Way during the afternoons of Sunday April 22nd and Sunday July 29th.

TWOAT News – February 2018

A message from Mike Fox: “You may have seen a report last summer that Tadworth resident John Allinson had been awarded an MBE for his work for good causes and in particular for helping to create Tadworth & Walton Overseas Aid Trust (TWOAT) for which he became the first Chairman over thirty years ago. Sadly […] Continue reading →

TWOAT News – January 2018

Tadworth & Walton Overseas Aid Trust Some 60 Fashionistas turned up to the Ladies’ Fashion Show at the Riddell Hall which was jointly organised by TWOAT and the Friends of Walton Primary School on Thursday Sept 28th. After a very entertaining evening managed by show organisers “Travelling Trends” with 3 volunteer models displaying a wide […] Continue reading →

TWOAT News – November 2017

This year’s Tadworth & Walton Overseas Aid Trust Christmas Appeal relates to two schools that we currently support by contributing to teachers’ salaries. One is run by the Mothers’ Union in Madagascar and the other, Emmanuel School, is for Burmese/Myanmar refugee children. We hope to raise at least £1,000 to help with their running costs […] Continue reading →

TWOAT News – October 2017

Tadworth & Walton Overseas Aid Trust Some 60 Fashionistas turned up to the Ladies’ Fashion Show at the Riddell Hall which was jointly organised by TWOAT and the Friends of Walton Primary School on Thursday Sept 28th. After a very entertaining evening managed by show organisers “Travelling Trends” with 3 volunteer models displaying a wide […] Continue reading →

Ladies’ Fashion Show

Ladies, your chance to buy top quality high street clothes at remarkably low prices. And you will be supporting TWOAT’s overseas aid projects and the Friends of Walton Primary School as well. Why not come along with a few friends for a really enjoyable evening on Thursday 28 September at Riddell Hall. Contact Bob Gunn […] Continue reading →

TWOAT News – August 2017

Tadworth & Walton Overseas Aid Trust is delighted to report that a record sum of £318 for us was raised when volunteers were selling teas and cakes during the NGS Garden Opening by Keith and Elizabeth Lewis at 41 Shelvers Way on Saturday August 6. The main events for TWOAT later this year are : […] Continue reading →

TWOAT News – July 2017

TWOAT is delighted to report that John Allinson has been awarded an MBE for his “Services to Tadworth & Walton Overseas Aid Trust”.  In fact John was one of the original founders and the first chair of the charity in 1982.  Since then TWOAT has raised over £408,000 and supported several hundred projects in the […] Continue reading →

TWOAT News – June 2017

Tadworth & Walton Overseas Aid Trust’s two sponsored walks in May attracted the largest ever participation with 46 walkers plus Digby the Labradoodle  The walkers traversed the Downs from Epsom Race Course to the Sportsman in Mogador via Headley returning via Walton-on-the-Hill. The walk was enlivened with anecdotes from local historian, Jean Clew. The record turnout […] Continue reading →