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.