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.