We are constantly raising funds and receiving donations to support our activities and purchase equipment for the Tithe Barn. In the past, we have purchased, staging and seating and received full, professional quality 'Community Cinema' equipment through the British Film Institute's Neighbourhood Cinema scheme.
Each year the Tithe Barn hosts a New Years Eve Barn Dance which is an important fundraising event as well as being a highlight of the events calendar and is almost always a sell-out!
The Tithe Barn Trust was instrumental in supporting the setting up of the'Leg Club' which is now a vital resource for significant number of patients who come to the barn on a weekly basis to receive treatment by health professionals supported by a large number of volunteers. Although self-managing, the Trust continues to be closely allied to this valuable community resource.
A monthly musical/social gathering for dementia sufferers and their carers was based at the Tithe Barn even before its restoration. With improved facilities and intense fundraising this monthly social 'get-together' has developed into a significantly important part of the Trust's vision for the Tithe Barn. Activities now take place on a weekly basis and 'outreach' support is also offered. To provide such a resource calls for a high level of financial support and grant applications and fundraising activities are crucial for the ongoing success of this much valued and much needed project.
Our 'Sponsor a Beam' scheme was a vital part of our fundraising efforts and was open to individuals, companies and groups. The scheme was fully subscribed and the sponsors are acknowledged on a plaque in the Tithe Barn.
Sec. Mod School 'A' Stream 1948-1953 Principal Truss 1, Windbrace S 4, Purlin S 2 Nailsea Folk Club Principal Truss 3 Dr TM & Mrs MF Southwood Principal Truss 5 The Walker Family Principal Truss 7 Mrs L Feakins Purlin N 1 & N 2 Rev & Mrs Cave Purlin N 10 Mr M Fennell Purlin N 11 In Memory of Mary Thornley Purlin N 12 2nd Nailsea (Holy Trinity) Scout Group Purlin N 3 Mr Fred Youde Purlin N 4 Tony Rossiter Purlin N 5 Mr Chris Faull Purlin N 6 Rev Jolyon & Mrs Frances Trickey Purlin N 7 Williams Family Purlin N 8 Neil Saddington Purlin N 9 Alan Leavett Purlin S 1 Betty and Tony Carey Purlin S 10 Ms V Pickford Purlin S 11 Mr & Mrs D Andrews Purlin S 12 Steve & Janet Harris Purlin S 3 Noah's Ark Zoo Farm Purlin S 4 Mr & Mrs R Mitchell Purlin S 5 Ian & Sue Morrell Purlin S 6 Parker Family Purlin S 8 Mark Breen Plastering Purlin S 9 Mrs Brenda Martin Rafter N 1 Philip B Barclay Rafter N 12 Christine Morgan Rafter N 13 Holy Trinity Mothers Union Rafter N 14 Chris & Sue Turner Rafter N 18 Mr Clive Bradshaw Rafter N 20 Margaret & Roy Boddy Rafter N 21 Peter Glanville Rafter N 22 Mr Ian Mottram Rafter N 23 Mrs C S Braide Rafter N 24 James & May Harris Rafter N 25 William Dyer Rafter N 26 Chester & Leila Guttridge Rafter N 28 Mrs C M Peacock Rafter N 29 Mr R Lees Rafter N 3 Paul Mason Rafter N 30 Rita Warry Rafter N 31 Colin Warry Rafter N 32 Jane Lord Rafter N 5 Ella Randall and Prospect Gardens Rafter N 6 Sec. Mod School 'A' Stream 1948-1953 Rafter N 7 Woodspring U3A Rafter N 8 After 8's at Christ Church Rafter N 9 Geoff & Cheryl Hoare Rafter S 1 Margaret Skerrett Rafter S 12 Family Alden-Vergano Rafter S 13 Anthea Fleming Rafter S 14 Mr & Mrs B R Willmott Rafter S 20 Angela Janice Barber Rafter S 21 The Randall Family Rafter S 22 Barbara Jackson Rafter S 23 Pete & Jean Dixon Rafter S 24 Maisie & Daniel Petteford Rafter S 25 Christ Church Mothers Union Rafter S 26 Marianne Boardman Rafter S 28 Mr N Osmond Rafter S 29 Mary Ponsonby Rafter S 3 Mark & Sue Rummings Rafter S 30 Nailsea Womens Institute Rafter S 31 Scotch Horn Day Centre Rafter S 32 Rita Neate Rafter S 5 Paula Wakeham Rafter S 6 Tracy Warry Rafter S15 Tonkin & Daughters Joinery Rafters S 19 & N 19 Woodstock Timber Rafters S 2 & N 2 Mrs Brenda Martin Rafters S 4 & N 4 Mrs F M Sheridan Rafters S 7, S 8 & S 9 In Memory of Paul Conley Rafters S11 & N11 Mrs R Riley Rafters S17 & N17 Feven-Ayliffe Family Ridge 3 In Memory of Dave Robbins Ridge 1 Robert Warrick Ltd Ridge 2 Mr R F Rylands Ridge 4 Mrs P Daniels Ridge 5 Mr David Mander Windbrace N 10 Marston Dufty Windbrace N 2 Ian & Sheila Ashby Windbrace S 2 Mr Dave Gray Windbrace S 3 Mr R F & Mrs S J Riley Windbrace S 5 Church Lane Pre-School Windbrace S 6 Mr T Target Windbrace S 8
Thanks to our many sponsors we now have very comfortable chairs in place of the previous plastic school chairs, which served us well but could hardly be described as comfortable! In addition we have been able to provide matching chairs but with arms for those with particular needs. Thank you to all who sponsored a chair.
A list of chair sponsors is displayed in the corridor.