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TWOAT News – June 2020

News from Tadworth & Walton Overseas Aid Trust

We have now held two committee meeting since the start of the lockdown by means of a video conference. Reports indicate that some of the schools we support had to shut down by government decrees which were largely based on the situation in their country’s capital. We are somewhat worried that they have now been told to re-open but the virus may still be active in the country areas where schools are located. However, at least this will mean that some children from impoverished families will start to receive the lunches for which TWOAT has sent funds.

 


We are making plans to restart some of our own activities and we hope to organise some talks about our projects which our supporters will be able to attend via Zoom during July and August. We will be offering guidance in how to use Zoom during the next few weeks.

We are re-planning our two John Allinson Sponsored Walks so that instead of being a figure of eight based on a pub they will be centred on a picnic area so participants will be able to enjoy socially distanced lunches. The route, which will be the same for both walks, will be chosen to avoid constricted pathways again to facilitate social distancing. The two dates we have pencilled in for this are Saturday September 26th and Friday October 2nd.

Sadly a lot of the revenue that we would normally have expected to have raised by now has been lost to us. However, we are very grateful to those supporters who have increased their donations in recognition that our projects will still need our support.

Mary Heath, who lives opposite Walton’s Mere Pond, had made a lot of her lovely marmalade to sell at events that have sadly not happened. Please give her a phone call on 814345 if you would like to arrange to buy some jars from her that you can pick up whilst walking by the pond.

Further information about TWOAT projects and details of how to donate to us can be found here www.TWOAT.org or contact Mike Fox on 01737 350452.

Regards

Mike Fox

TWOAT News – March 2020

The TWOAT committee has sadly concluded that in light of the current health emergency it will not be possible for us to continue with any of our planned programme of events for at least 4 months and quite probably longer. We took this decision because many of our committee members and our supporters fall into […] Continue reading →

TWOAT News – February 2020

Tadworth & Walton Overseas Aid Trust held a very successful Quiz evening on Saturday Feb 8th that was attended by over fifty people and will have raised about £600 for our funds. TWOAT would like to thank the Christchurch URC for kindly letting us use their hall. TWOAT will having its Annual Street Collection on […] Continue reading →

TWOAT News – January 2020

News from Tadworth & Walton Overseas Aid Trust Christchurch in Walton-on-the-Hill was the venue for “Sing Carols” led by Reverend John Gordon to raise funds for TWOAT. The highlight of the evening was provided by a choir from Walton Primary School who beautifully performed a repertoire of songs from their Christmas Show based on Dickens’ […] Continue reading →

TWOAT News – November 2019

Tadworth & Walton Overseas Aid Trust The TWOAT Annual Social Meeting (ASM) on November 6th in St John’s Hall was attended by around 70 people. They heard a very interesting presentation from Dr David Curnock who is a trustee of the local charity BREAD who provide the link between TWOAT and Berega Hospital in Tanzania. […] Continue reading →

TWOAT News – October 2019

Tadworth & Walton Overseas Aid Trust TWOAT has been delighted to welcome Rebecca Paul of Hurst Drive, Walton-on-the-Hill to our committee. As one of her first contributions she has created a facebook page for us to improve our local visibility. There is a link to this page from our own web site www.TWOAT.org – we […] Continue reading →

TWOAT Teas & Talks – in Kingswood Village Hall

TWOAT, the Tadworth and Walton Overseas Aid Trust www.twoat.org is a small, very local charity which raises money to support small, self-help projects in some of the poorest parts of the world. Although “Kingswood” doesn’t appear in its name, this is only because they couldn’t work out a pronounceable acronym! TWOAT is putting on one […] Continue reading →

TWOAT News – August 2019

TWOAT is delighted to report that the Auction of Promises raised well over £4,000 – many thanks if you were a bidder or donor. Please note that the Barbecue previously planned to be held in aid of TWOAT in Roger Ponsford’s garden in Walton on Sunday September 8th has had to be cancelled. Instead we […] Continue reading →

TWOAT News – June 2019

TWOAT supporters were very generous and we received a record number of donated bottles for our stall at the Walton May Fayre. This raised just over £270 with another 30 or so bottles left that can be used as raffle prizes and the like over the next few months. The two 10-mile John Allinson Memorial […] Continue reading →