News 2020

Gardens Day THANK YOU! Who would have thought, as we realised that Gardens Day, as we know it, would not be able to happen, that out of it such an incredible event would arise! Our Virtual Gardens Day toured 17 gardens. Thank you to the gardeners who talked about their gardens and showed them to us via photos and videos. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to John Fallows who edited the majority of the final videos and to David Cash who spent so much time liaising with the gardeners and John.  The tour had viewers from all over the UK and abroad and raised a magnificent £20,400. This has enabled us to fund 4 more projects and more will follow. (Projects 285 – 288)

“Not Going Out Appeal” Many thanks to all who donated to this appeal. £1502 was raised and helped to fund Project 283 Embulbul School, Special Needs Unit, a substantial latrine and shower block for 30 pupils. This adds to Project 244 water harvesting and handwashing which is already completed.

Trustees meetingsince the last Trustees meeting 4 new projects have been approved and 7 projects have been completed with satisfactory reports.

March Souperday despite numbers being down by 40% our income was only down by 20%. Our heartfelt thanks to our faithful supporters for helping us to raise  £1,280.

Barnby Singing Day a soup lunch raised £150

Alderley and Bollin Valley Inner Wheel held two lunches, one with wine tasting, raising in total £700. Thank you for the very warm welcome that was given and the interest that was shown , when Jenny spoke at February’s lunch