Let’s make this a bumper fund-raising year for the Ropley Fund

This year, donations raised from the Christmas card post will be given to the “Ropley Fund”. The purposes of this fund are explained here. This may become an important resource for some this year as food and utility costs soar.

The collection of cards, and your donation, will take place from 9.00 am on Saturday 10th December. If you will not be around on that day, please leave your cards with a neighbour for collection, or you can leave them at the Village Shop on or before Friday 9th December, or you can take them to the sorting venue before 11.30 am on Saturday 10th December.

This year the recommended minimum donation is 30p per card but, of course larger amounts are most welcome. All donations (less a small amount to cover the cost of booking the venue for the sorting) will be donated to the Ropley Fund.

This year, all households will receive a subsidy towards utility costs and some will also receive an enhanced Winter Fuel Allowance. It has been suggested that those who can afford to might be willing to donate some of that additional allowance to the Ropley Fund. If you do want to make such an additional donation, please make cheques payable to “The Ropley Fund” and include this with your 30p per card donation.

You will receive a reminder notice a week or so before the collection date which will remind you of what to do and confirming the venue where we will be sorting the cards.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about the Christmas card postal service – e.g. its history, why we do it, how you can join in, etc., – please do not hesitate to contact me

Alan Parsonson

By paulE