Welcome

Welcome to the fund raising home page.

Prior to 2004, there was ad hoc fund raising for special 'one off' projects. In 2004 Kevin Bounds started the Shirenewton Church Fund Raising Committee to raise the funds to build an extension to the church. The extension was completed in 2008 and the debt paid off in 2010. In 2011 the committee was renamed to the 'Shirenewton Charity Committee' and extended its brief to raise funds for the Church infrastructure fund and other charities as it saw fit.

Attending fund raising events is a great way to join in the village social scene and get to know neighbours and other village folk. Fund raising events are strictly non religious and designed to be social occasions for local residents to enjoy a relaxed evening. The fact that they are ticketed and have a pay bar means that they also act as fund raising events. It's a win win.

Fund Rasing Events

The committee continues to arrange a number of very popular events every year which are designed to raise money and to promote the Church in the community. Most events now include a percentage for other selected charities, typically on a 50/50 basis.

Events in a typical year include the annual '6 Nations Kick-off', the 'Call my Bluff' wine tasing and the Corporate Golf day. The committee are also actively involved in the annual Church fete although the scale of the fete means that it is a 'whole village' event.

In 2014, the committee introduced regular 'Bring and Share' evenings. Although, not strictly 'fundraisers' as there is no charge and therefore the bring and share evenings raise no money but do provide a purely social evening where you can catch-up with friends, meet neighbours and others in the community.

The Infrastructure Fund

The infrastructure fund is a ring fenced fund which is being built up for Church maintenance and other such infrastructure works. In 2014, the fund paid for the installation for a full sound system in the Church.

With an old building such as the Church, there is always maintenance and the occasional major project (e.g. roof works, etc.). Therefore, the objective of the infrastructure fund is to ensure that fund are available for such projects and maintenance.

Record of Fund Rasing Events

This section provides links to the records of previous fund raising events, amounts raised and the donations to other charities.

2017 Fund Raising Events

2016 Fund Raising Events

2015 Fund Raising Events

Fund Raising Events prior to 2015

Funds raised for other charities.

Extension Story

A complete pictorial story of the Church extension which was previously known as 'The Church Room' and was renamed 'The Saysell Centre' in November 2015.

The Extension Story.

The Saysell Centre was so named to recognise the work of local builder, John Saysell in building the Centre, and the dedication of Church Warden, Allan Saysell in looking after it and maintaining it.

Shopping Portal

The Church also raises funds via the Shirenewton Shop shopping portal. This is a listing of around 200 shops (mostly well known 'high street' brands) to which you can click through. If you click through from the shopping portal the Church gains a commission on the transaction.

Visit the Shopping Portal.

Questions? Visit the FAQ page.

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