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, seating along with full professsional cinema projection and sound equipment for the barn.
Recent examples of fundraising include, in autumn 2016, our concert with the Harry Browns, which raised £650.00 for the new Memory Café, and we raised £1,300.00 at our 2016 New Years Eve Barn Dance to support our projects and general running costs. In the same year, we received a donation of £200 from a local ballroom dance group for Music and Memories just after Christmas. We are very grateful for all the help we receive.
Having supported the development of the Leg Club in the past, our main focus this year (2017) is the development of a range of projects to support local people with dementia and their carers and to support Nailsea Memory Café in becoming a sustainable project at the barn. In addition to applying for grants, we will be holding a fund raising night in conjunction Nailsea Folk Club on St Patrick's Night - 17th March (£10 entry).
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.