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 the government category of being particularly vulnerable, who should self-isolate.
In particular the Charity Film Show, which was generously offered jointly to us and to Walton Primary by Curzon Country Cinema to take place on March 29th, will now be postponed. Curzon Country Cinema have generously offered to reschedule the event to a date in September/October or whenever the health emergency is over.
We had also planned to sell teas whilst Keith Lewis kindly opened his well-known garden at 41 Shelvers Way to raise money for us from 2pm until 5.30pm on Sunday 19th April. This event will not now take place although Keith hopes he might be able to sell some lily plants to raise money for TWOAT.
Our Annual Street Collection originally scheduled for April 24th and 25th has been cancelled but may be rescheduled for later this year. We have to assume that several other charitable organisations may also be asking for licences for their postponed collections once the “all clear” is sounded so this year’s collection may well never happen.
The Walton May Fayre has just been confirmed as cancelled so our Bottle Stall will also not happen.
Our John Allinson Sponsored Walks scheduled for May will sadly have to be postponed. However, in this case we have started to consider how we may give our supporters other opportunities to generate sponsorship donations. We will publish more about that in a future bulletin, however, I can say that I have suggested to my own wife that we sponsor each other for the number of weeks that we successfully manage to isolate ourselves! We would welcome any suggestions you may have.
Over the next few months we will publish news from our projects as their need for support will not be diminished despite our inability to organise our normal fund raising events.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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, 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 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 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 →
Three entertainments rolled into one! Three entertainments rolled into one! The fabulous St Cecilia Chorus will be leading the singing, Jean Tattam and her culinary experts will be serving up an amazing meal and there will be the chance to bid for 25 great promises donated by local businesses and supporters. You could snap up […] Continue reading →
On Friday 31 May Digby the Australian Labradoodle, with his friends Bob and Jill Gunn, will be doing this figure-of-eight walk starting and finishing at Brockham Green. Designed so that you can do the full 10 miles or a 5 mile walk either morning or afternoon. Digby would love your company on the walk whether […] Continue reading →