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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Frank Rust our Membership Secretary. He died in Frimley Park Hospital after contracting the Covid-19 virus. We have paid tribute to Frank on this site and this shows how respected and liked he was and what a huge loss he is to the Allotment Association and the community he served for so many years. He was a very special man and will be greatly missed. A bench has now been added to the communal plot as a tribute.
To Everybody (especially Newcomers)
From The FUNRAISERS (We are Moira Bawn, Audrey Cook, Jackie De La Haye, Barbara Horton, Val Read, Trish Sutherland, Rosemary Tabram, Helen Williams)
What We Do Organise social/charity fund raising throughout the year
A Tea/Coffee/Cake every Sunday morning 10am to 12 midday
And a craft afternoon on the last Wednesday of each month.
Thank you To the Committee and all who have supported us this year
Requests More Volunteers – especially for Sunday Morning Tea Rota. If interested contact Moira Bawn (01252 671404) or Helen Williams (01252 328027) or any other Fun Raiser.
Local Charities supported to date: Phyllis Tuckwell, Parkside and CSSEF (Chloe and Sophies Special Ears Fund).
Plants are needed to sell at the Plant sale on May 15th and on Sunday mornings. For details see any of the Fun Raisers, eg Val Read, Rosemary Tabram
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH
CCTV installation is now done and covers key areas of the site.
We are watching.
All members are reminded that any theft is to be reported so that we can at least log it but we can only act if we catch people at it. If the culprit is a plot member we will evict immediately ( By-law 8.13 ) and the police will be notified.
There is now a Security Key Box on the main gate for use by the Emergency Services. If you have an accident on site and need to call for an ambulance they have the code for the box. Stay on the phone to help them find you. If you are attending someone stay with them until you know the ambulance is on site.
The final amount raised by the plant sale was a staggering, unbelievable £1560. This is more than the amount we raised on the plant sale day last year.
As we have continuously said, this is due to the generosity of our plotholders who have supported our venture by not only buying our plants but giving so much more in donations.
The Funraisers would also like to thank those who have given us their spare plants to sell. Everything has helped. Even now, anyone with any left over plants please keep placing them on the rack beside the community plot. You may not need them but someone else will be able to use them. Donations can be put in the mail box on the shop door.
Once again our grateful thanks to you all for your continuing support during this difficult time. I am sure our chosen charities will be pleasantly surprised!
OPEN DAY 2019
Thank you, thank you, thank you wonderful people of Aldershot and District Allotment Association.
The plant sale held on site on the 18th May (and remaining plants sold on the 19th) raised a massive £1318 – this is double the amount raised last year and we couldn’t have done it without you all.
Our thanks go to everyone who supported us, whether you helped us set up on the day, generously gave us a fantastic selection of plants, delicious cakes, helped man the stalls, bought plants, drank tea and ate cake or brought along family, friends and neighbours – it was a fantastic day only made possible by YOU!
The Fun Raisers
We were recently featured on Freeview Channel 7 and the video is available on Youtube. Despite his amazing on screen presence no acting roles have been forthcoming for our esteemed Membership Secretary but who knows as more people see it. The other two featured members were asked to look as though they were working. Nobody was, is or will be convinced.
RHS IT’S YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD
The ADAA were awarded “Outstanding” in this 2019’s event which is something we can all feel very proud of.
We have had a number of items left in the bottom car park some of which, we will generously assume, have been left for others to use. In the future would all plot holders note that if you have any items you wish to donate bring them to the shop on a Sunday morning where an assessment can be made about it’s potential for sale. All monies raised goes to charity. Obvious rubbish should not be brought to the shop nor dumped in the bottom car park and action will be taken if you are seen to do so. See By-Laws 7.1