Lavendon Village Hall – Acoustic Panelling Improvement Project: Work supported by funding from the MK Community Foundation
The Trustees of Lavendon Village Hall are extremely pleased to announce that the MK Community Foundation has kindly approved our recent application for a £5,000 grant to make certain improvements to the Village Hall. This is, of course, very welcome news given the present difficulties of project fundraising during the current COVID-19 crisis when Hall income is otherwise non-existent.
The Grant should enable us to begin work shortly on installing acoustic panelling over the Hall ceilings, ultimately creating a more welcoming atmosphere during key sound and music events. As a result it should be possible, for example, to resume our programme of regular film shows once the current pandemic issues begin to subside. It has long been acknowledged that some of these audio-visual events have suffered too much from problems of echo and general sound reverberation – something especially difficult for those who are hard of hearing.
The Village Hall Chairman, John Salter, said “these improvements, combined with other recent investments in a first class audio-visual system, will help to create a community hall atmosphere of which we can all be immensely proud. For that reason we are most grateful to the MK Community Foundation for its enormous support, both now and in the past”.
Assistant Treasurer Required by Lavendon Village Hall
An Assistant Treasurer for Lavendon Village Hall is Required
An Assistant is required to work alongside the present Treasurer. Detailed accounting knowledge is not required but the person must be computer literate and help with invoicing, payments and receipts as well as simple reporting. The person will be fully supported by the present Treasurer.
The role is voluntary and would be ideal for someone who has been involved with running a business and who wants to widen their skills base or has some administrative skills and wants to get involved in helping the local community.
The Village Hall is a thriving local amenity and has charitable status. Please help us.
Please contact Geoff Simmonds on telephone 01234 711314, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Co-op Community Fund: An Important Message for our Lavendon Community!
Many of you will know that over the past 6 months the Co-op Local Community Fund has been supporting Lavendon Village Hall by allocating a significant part of its 5p plastic bag fundraiser to our charity. The Co-op has already raised about £860 for us, but there is much more left for us to claim!
We are told that another £9,000 is up for grabs. This sum will be divided proportionately between us and another charity. All it needs is for more local customers to register and/or make Lavendon Village Hall their favourite community cause with the Co-op – but it must be done before 11th November when another new cause will be chosen by the Co-op.
There is no cost to any customer who chooses to register Lavendon Village Hall with the Co-op, but the Hall will get an immediate benefit. Indeed, a cheque is going to be awarded to the Village Hall on the Olney Co-op’s Celebration Day, 25th November, to which you are warmly invited at 12 noon.
To register or assign Lavendon Village Hall as your favourite chosen cause, please go to www.coop.co.uk/membership . Your support for our Village Hall, past, present and future, is very much appreciated!
Valuable funds raised by this 100 Club are used by the Parochial Church Council for the running of and maintaining of the fabric and structure of our historic church.
By joining the Club you can help running the church, and maintaining the fabric as well as having a chance to win cash prizes every month! The Friends of St Michael’s 100 Club is a private lottery and is open to all residents of the parish of Lavendon and the surrounding area, their family and friends. As a private lottery you have to be invited to join, you will be allocated a number and your tickets are not transferable. You have to be over 16 to join. The subscription will be £5 per month per number (£60 per annum), paid in advance, preferably by Standing Order on a basis of a minimum period of twelve months.
Each month at the Coffee Morning in the church (on the second Monday of the month) there will be draw for 50% of the income. This amount will be divided between 3 lucky winners. For example, if we have 100 members (our aim) the income for that month will be £500 and 50% will be used for the prize fund i.e. £250 split into three prizes.
1st prize £125 (if 100 members)
2nd prize £75 (if 100 members)
3rd prize £50 (if 100 members)
The more people who buy a subscription – the higher the prize money!
You may have ( and are encouraged to do so ) more than one number per month.
There is an Easy Way to Support Lavendon Village Hall at no cost to you!!
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