Do you have any saleable items, such as antiques or good quality gifts? If so let WATCH sell them for you!
You will receive an agreed upon percentage of the final amount once costs have been removed OR would you consider donating the item so WATCH will benefit from the full donation?
If either approach appeals, please bring your items to the Project on a Thursday. If you need help bringing them to us, please let us know and we will see what we can do.
April 27th is our 10th anniversary and for the purposes of this post, I have taken a widely renowned classic and changed some of the lyrics in celebration of that day. Fingers-crossed you recognise the song and sing along at home:
“Happy Birthday to us,
Happy Birthday to us,
Happy Birthday dear Chard WATCH CIC,
Happy Birthday to us!”
Watch this space for more news on what we’ve got planned and I look forward to seeing some of you in the supermarket aisles of the 26th. (I’ve got dibs on this years ‘Hap-pea Birthday’ card they stock, by the way.)
I’d like to begin this post by apologising to the postman’s wife. Inside one of his delivered envelopes last week was a welcome donation of £250 from our new friends of WATCH, Brecknell Willis, and I may have said some things in excitement that made him feel very uncomfortable. He was just the messenger and insisted we forward that praise to a more relevant address.
So, I’d like to express a massive thank you to everyone at Brecknell Willis for their kind contribution from us all at The WATCH Project today and we promise to put that money to good use. (And not towards the bronze statue of the postie I may have naively promised on reciept of your cheque!)
We were thrilled to receive a Cheque for £937-50 on last Monday evening from Chard Town Council. This was for our successful grant application for “The Community Development Fund 2016/2017. The money will be used for training 8 new Volunteers and Web Site Training.
‘Watch Members/Volunteers and Staff would like to say a huge heartfelt thanks for all the Organisations and public that attended our Christmas Event this year at the Chard Rugby Club which was a tremendous
Particular thanks for the organisations and indviduals that so kindly donated gifts to us for our Christmas Raffle during difficult financial times for everyone these include:-
Anne Townsend (Donated Sculpture) Raffled Seperately
Plus a variety of friends and contacts
Watch raised a staggering £1,020-53 from our raffles, tombola, buffet and sales of items which will go towards running costs in the New Year. This includes £274.07 which was raised from the Raffle for the Figurine which was donated by Anne Townsend and won by Nick Shoemark.
We would like to thank the Mayor Dave Bulmer and Cllr Amanda Broom who attended on the day to support us and again thanks to Karaoke Brian and Sarah Randle who provided excellent entertainment for us this year along with the “delightful singing from our members and volunteers”!
Cllr. Amanda Broom with Mayor Dave Bulmer.
“Our Singing Volunteer Chefs” Alan and Mike who with other volunteers provided an excellent buffet lunch.
Anne Townsend (Our Volunteer Artist) presenting her donated Figurine to the lucky winner Nick Shoemark.
If you are coming to our Xmas Party on 8th December at Chard Rugby Club you are in for a “Real Treat” The lovely Sarah Randle will be performing during our buffet lunch. Listen to Sarah by clicking below.