Events (January to March 2014)
Sunday 5th January 2014: Sponsored Dog Walk
Not surprisingly given the state of flooding the planned route along the river had to be changed. We had three dogs (Spike, Giddy and Hazelnut), all very well behaved, and several dogless walkers who also came and joined us. The route took us up Greenhill and down the Squires, before finishing off for a lovely cuppa at Raphael’s Hampton Ferry Café. Total raised: approx. £700.
Wednesday 8th January 2014: St Richard’s CofE Primary School donation
Sue Ablett was invited to St Richards to receive a cheque for £160 (£50 raised from the Early Years’ Nativity Play retiring collection, and £110 from the Pupils’ Christmas Service retiring collecting in St Peter’s Church). This was a real treat – the children were incredibly well informed about the Bell Tower and interested in the Appeal. Donation: £160.
Thursday 10th January 2014: Donation from Abbot Lichfield Lodge
Presentation of a cheque for £500 from Abbot Lichfield Lodge, the senior Masonic lodge in Evesham. While Freemasons have a long history of charitable works, the Evesham Bell Tower Appeal struck a particular chord with this Masonic Lodge. The lodge banner proudly displays an image of the Bell Tower, while the lodge itself is named after the last true abbot of Evesham Abbey who oversaw the building of the Bell Tower. The cheque was presented by the master of the Lodge, Mr LD Hill. Donation: £500.
Saturday 11th January 2014: Collection at Tesco
Many thanks to our “bucketeers” who collected donations from shoppers at Tesco. We are also very grateful to Tesco for allowing us to use the Community display area in the entrance to put on a display about the Appeal. That display runs for one week. Total raised: £148.40 (plus merchandise sales circa £35).
Saturday 11th January 2014: Quiz Night
Thanks to Jim Jarvis for his hard work in compiling a challenging collection of questions. 15 teams took part in an evening that was much enjoyed by all. Total raised: £511.
Christmas 2014: Quiz Sheet
Sue Ablett’s cryptic clues on foreign places proved quite tricky. The winner managed 46/50. But the Quiz was another good fundraiser. Total raised: £223.
“For those who like quizzes, I’m already being asked when I’ll be doing the next one – the answer is later in the year!” (Sue Ablett)
Saturday 15th March 2014: Table Top Sale, Harvington
Sue Ablett and Fran Webb manned a stall in Harvington Village Hall. This was a good chance to raise the profile of the Appeal. Total raised: £36.
Friday 28th March 2014: Live and Local featuring Qualia Acoustix, Dean Bayliss and Hanna-h at All Saints’ Church (8pm)
A great evening – the Church transformed with cabaret style seating, and some wonderful local talent on show. Total raised approx. £750.
“Yet another great concert – huge thanks to Hanna and Tim and the other artists who gave their time so willingly to help raise a lot of money. A great addition to Evesham’s social scene!”
Hanna-h on stage at All Saints:
A moment from Qualia Acoustix on stage:
Saturday 29th March 2014: Stall at Tesco’s Produce Market.
Although a slow day, it was a good chance for everyone to catch up. Emma Haynes is supporting the Bell Tower Appeal through sales of her ‘Ow Bist?‘ merchandise and by helping to promote events. Emma is the creator and administrator of the wonderful Facebook group ‘Photos and memories of days past in Evesham’.