News from Tadworth & Walton Overseas Aid Trust
We are pleased to report that, despite having had to cancel or postpone all the fund raising events we were due to run since March, we have still managed to send all the financial support we had previously promised to our projects. We even sent £750 extra to the MU School we support in Madagascar as the parents could not work due to the pandemic and were unable to make their usual contribution to school costs. This has resulted in TWOAT’s outgoings exceeding income by over £7,000 since the start of our financial year last September. Unfortunately TWOAT will not be able to continue to spend at the current rate beyond the end of this calendar year unless some income from events can be achieved.
TWOAT first attempt to generate event revenue has been to launch a Fortnightly Online Auction. Each fortnight the auction will feature two or three items generously donated by TWOAT supporters or local businesses such as a take away meal from a local restaurant. You can find a link to the Auction web site by visiting www.TWOAT.org which also gives details of how you can donate to TWOAT. Once you have registered with the auction site you can bid on the items included in the current auction and you will not need to register again to bid on any of TWOAT’s subsequent Fortnightly Auctions.
During August TWOAT will be organising two or three Zoom video conferences which will include presentations by representatives from projects we support in Africa. The first will be on Wednesday 12th August and the second Thursday 20th. Both meetings will start at 3pm and aim to conclude by 4pm and are open to all that apply. Please contact Mike.Fox@ntlworld.com if you want to receive an invitation.
We are hoping our two rescheduled John Allinson Memorial Sponsored Walks will take place on Saturday September 26th and Friday October 2nd. Instead of being a figure of eight based on a pub they will be centred on a picnic area likely to be in Langley Vale. Thus 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.
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.