Ukraine Fundraising Update

An update on our Ukraine crisis tea and cake event on Saturday. 

The total amount raised was £5096. Of this, the Children’s cafe raised £240 on Saturday morning and the raffle raised over £300. We have cheques which are being paid directly to the Red Cross & cash raised is being put with electronic payments and then sent to the Red Cross.

In a while we should receive acknowledgement of our donations. We had hoped to raise around a thousand pounds. We were donated many, many more cakes than we were promised and the cash collection surpassed our wildest estimates. Huge thanks are due to the team who cooked, baked, made tea and (wonderful proper) coffee, set up, washed up and cleaned up. 

Thank you all very much. 

Thank you also to those who gave envelopes of cash, cheques, and electronic funds. What amazing generosity and what a terrific community. It is hard to imagine how dreadful it is to lose so much in such dreadful circumstances. We have seen it before in Ethiopia, Syria, and other places. Let’s hope our contribution will make a small difference to the people of Ukraine.  

Lastly, by requesting enveloped donations we offered anonymity to those who made donations. Despite donations being largely in cash it appears we are able to forward names and addresses of those who pay UK Income Tax for the Red Cross to claim Gift Aid.

If you pay little or no Income Tax this is not relevant to you. However, if any of you feel you can do this, you can download a form here to apply gift aid to your donation.

Ann is happy to receive the form electronically (ann.priest@aol.co.uk) or in hard copy to the Park Tennis Club. 

Thank you all so much, Ann, Beth, Pam, Barrie, Maggie, Sharon, Jean and our team.

If you missed the event but would still like to make a donation then you can find a postal form you can download here. Alternatively you can make a donation direct to the Red Cross online here.