News 2016


Many thanks to those who gave monies  in memory of Joan Kelsall, Erica Bradshaw and Lizz Knowles.

Christmas Cards

A wonderful £1106 was raised. Many thanks to Rosemary Stubbs for her beautiful design.

Souperday November 3rd at St John’s

This raised £1100, after another busy day. Thanks  go to Lindow Explorers and members of staff from Yorkshire Building Society for the help that they gave.

AGM October 17th

David Watts of TESO Development Trust (TDT) spoke of their work in Uganda. TDT.had supported some 150 projects in N Uganda and had seen how clean water changed communities. In Teso, 25 to 40% of rural communities have no access to clean water. Funds from last year’s Harvest appeal allowed the Trust to provide wells for 7 villages – far more than was expected.

Then Robert McCullagh spoke about Transform Burkina. As this was the first project WWfA had supported (Project 206), Robert gave some background about the country and conditions there. Burkina Faso (“the land of upright men”) was a landlocked country in West Africa, slightly larger than the UK, with a population of around 17.5 million. Burkina Faso was amongst the poorest countries in the world.

Water had lain underground at interfaces between rock structures, for thousands of years, changing only very slowly as the earth structures moved and it’s hard to appreciate that only in the last 100 years or so had it been possible , to make the water accessible.

Bridge Drive  September 29th

This fun afternoon of Bridge and a delicious afternoon tea raised £1000. Many thanks to Morley Green Club for allowing us to use their Hall, without charge. Thanks also  to Jenny and Jim Morris for helping with the bridge.

Chique Afrique – Sculpture Trail, July 24th.

A peaceful setting, fabulous art arranged beautifully in the gardens opied it withouwith jazz in the background made a lovely afternoon that raised £402. Many thanks to James and Liz Heathcock who run Chique Afrique. 

Handforth Children’s Concert, June 25th.
A concert by 5-18year olds raised £150. Our thanks to them and to Rosemary Thomason who organised the concert.
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June 25th Gardens Day
Inclement weather in the morning did not deter our supporters who raised over £11,500. Our thanks go to the gardeners and helpers for all their hard work as well as to the many supporters. A special thanks to Shirley Baulkwill who organises the gardens and liaises with the gardeners. Her work for next year has already started!

 March Souperday
Souperday at Water Lane Methodist Church raised £1,253.  Our thanks go Fulshaw WI for their delicious donation of cakes to our stall. Packs of notelets showing our wall hanging flew off the shelf. The hanging was made by Moira Rutherford and the notelets were kindly printed for us by James Townsley of Printforce

Soup Lunch for Barnby Choir, February
 At the lunch time beak, during  Barnby Choir’s day of singing, we provided lunch, raising £127.40