NEWS & EVENTS FROM YOUR COMMUNITY FRIENDS - 25 JUNE 2022

House to House Collection

The Friends of Fairford and Lechlade Communities has completed its house to house collection for this year and raised a magnificent sum of £17435 (including gift aid). This is the first collection that we've undertaken for three years due to the pandemic.

Shelly Welsh, Chair of the Charity said "This is a tremendous result and is testament to the support we have in the community. Our thanks to the community and to the many volunteers whose hard work and commitment make this happen."

Open Gardens

WHERE: Langford Downs Farm Southrop

WHEN: Wednesday 29th June 2pm - 6pm

An opportunity to walk through and admire this wonderful garden in all its glory. Tea and homemade cakes available. Part of the National Gardens Scheme.
Tickets £7 available on the gate, no need to pre-book.

Open Gardens

WHERE: Whelford Mill

WHEN: Friday 8th July 6.30pm - 9pm

Indulge yourself in this beautiful garden bordering the River Coln in Whelford with kind permission of Mr and Mrs Arkell. It is our pleasure to host an evening with cheese and wine.

Please pre-book by emailing admin@friendsoffairford.org.uk or calling 01285 707300.Tickets are £10 which includes entry, a welcome drink and cheese and nibbles. Further glasses of wine can be purchased on the evening by cash or card.

Open Gardens

WHERE: Eastleach

WHEN: Friday 29th July

Take the opportunity to experience this garden whilst gaining some inspiration. The garden covers 14 acres and includes a walled garden, a garden with a stone rill running through it, the south facing lawn and a 10 acre park
Tickets available on the gate, no need to pre-book.

Pamper Afternoon

WHERE: Fairford Community Centre

WHEN: Sunday 25th September

Indulge yourself in a mini treatment. Products also available to purchase.

Please pre-book by emailing admin@friendsoffairford.org.uk or calling 01285 707300.

Quiz and Chilli Night

WHERE: Fairford Community Centre

WHEN: Saturday 15th October

Round up a team and get your brain into gear for an evening of fun.
Enjoy a delicious homemade chilli too.

Charity Craft Fare and Annual Xmas Raffle

WHERE: Lechlade Memorial Hall

WHEN: Sunday 27th November

A host of festive stalls for you to enjoy as well as light refreshments, homemade cakes and our annual Xmas raffle draw.

Bereavement Cafe

WHERE: Fairford Community Centre - Heritage Room

WHEN: First Friday of Every Month, Starting Friday 4th February 2022 10am -12pm

For those people who have suffered a loss and would like to talk. One of our nursing team will be present to welcome you with a hot drink and some cake. Trained support will be available. No booking required. Donations welcome. If you have any questions, please call 07938244335 or Email admin@friendsoffairford.org.uk

Lechlade Tennis Club Receives Donation

Following a very generous donation by The Lakes by Yoo Company and residents in 2020 the ‘Covid 19 support for the community fund’ was established to provide financial support to local organisations, charities, volunteer groups, families and individuals who have been impacted by the virus.

Lechlade Tennis Club employ a LTA registered coach and has built up a coaching program over a number of years, mainly for the 6 to 18 age range. But they also create courses for any group/age as needed. Covid meant that the program was suspended and although now back in full swing numbers have dropped significantly, meaning that the program was running at a loss.

Following an application to the support fund an award of £1,354.95 was made to the Club to enable the program to continue.

The photo shows Lechlade Tennis Club treasurer Nick Bent receiving a cheque from Friends of Fairford & Lechlade Chair Shelly Welsh at their AGM held on the 1st March 2022.

A New Administrator Joins The Team

We are very pleased to have Kerry Simms join our team as our new Administrator. Kerry has always lived in the area and currently lives in Fairford with her husband and two young sons. Kerry says "I enjoy reading and going for walks with my family and I’m delighted to be joining FFLC in the role of Administrator and looking forward to supporting the wonderful work that they do in the community".

After many years we are sad to see Christine Barker leaving our organisation. Christine has provided fantastic support for the Charity and has been a huge asset to us. We wish her all the best for the future. If you have any queries or questions, please note the new administrator’s email is admin@friendsoffairford.org.uk

Annual General Meeting

WHERE: Fairford Community Centre - Farmor Room.

WHEN: Tuesday 1st March commencing 7.30pm

Come and support us and hear about the Charity's activities.

Tea and Coffee will be served

Below you will find the documents to be presented at the AGM together with an agenda:

2022 AGM Agenda

2019 AGM Minutes

2020 Trustees and Financial Report - FFLC

2020 Trustees and Financial Report - LOF

Election of Trustees