Free Money

Well, that’s got your attention, and it’s no trick. Amazon is genuinely donating some of its mammoth profits directly to charity, and it’s letting people like us decide where the money goes. As of this month, over £1.6M has been disbursed already.

Every page at amazon.co.uk has an almost identical counterpart at smile.amazon.co.uk. So, quite simply, whenever you want to buy something from Amazon you should buy from Smile.Amazon instead because whenever you do, a percentage of your payment will go straight to the charity of your choice. That’s it… there’s nothing more to it. No trick – just money for your chosen charity without even having to ask.

You can help Chilworth Hall by always starting your shopping with this link: https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/301782-0

Of course, you may feel that there are more deserving charities than Chilworth Hall. Fair enough.  Just go to Smile.Amazon and make your nomination but, one way or another, please don’t miss the opportunity to do someone some good with your shopping.

Chilworth Village Fete

The 2019 Chilworth Village Victorian Country Fête will take place on Saturday, 8th June from 2pm-4pm at Fowlers Walk between St Denys church and Chilworth Community Centre (not Chilworth Hall).  Click on the poster for details of all that’s on offer: suffice to say there’s something for everyone, young or old.  All proceeds will go to St Denys Church and the Southampton Sunday Lunch Project.  Donations of raffle prizes or for the stalls will be gratefully received by Barbara Philip (07764 313 739) or Wendy Doherty (07584 245 073).

Nearby Events – June 2019

A monthly digest of upcoming events in our region that local residents may find interesting, and of which they may otherwise be unaware.  If you know of any others that you think are worth including, please send details to the Editor.

[NB All information is passed on in good faith, but it would be wise to check with the contacts given before travelling to any of these events.]

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Chilworth Hall AGM

Notice is hereby given that the next meeting of Chilworth Hall’s management committee will be the AGM at the Hall at 18:00 on Wednesday, 19th June. All residents of Chilworth are entitled to attend and to vote as the chairman and committee members stand for re-election. Anyone wishing to join the committee as a new member should give prior notice by e-mail to the Secretary, Joan Pryde.

The committee is actively seeking new members, particularly those with accounting or bookkeeping skills and experience, or those who wish to get involved in helping to organise events. Membership of the committee is entirely voluntary.

In recent years, the Hall has been significantly refurbished. There is still some work to do, but it is planned to be finished by late summer. After that the intention is to switch focus to making better use of the facilities available, raising money for local charities rather than for the Hall itself (which should now be self-sustaining).

Pilates with Sharon

Sharon Raichura has recently started running Pilates classes at Chilworth Hall during the day on every Friday including school holidays, and both are doing well.  The intermediate class at 11:15 already has a waiting list, but the 12:15 class for beginners/improvers does still have some spaces.

Classes are for women and men, and class sizes are limited to twelve.  The cost is £9 for the first class and then £52.50 for six weeks.  For more information contact Sharon by e-mail or phone/text her on 07944 613418.  There is also a website. Continue reading

Moviola – Mary Poppins

On Sunday, 30th June, Chilworth Moviola is putting on its first Children’s Matinee, Mary Poppins Returns.  Tickets only £5 each, and the price includes popcorn and a cup of juice.

Tea/coffee and other refreshments will be available. This will be a relaxed performance – all welcome.  Doors 3.30pm for 4.00 start.

Age guide: 5+  (Children – please bring an adult!)

For full details, including trailer and a link to ticket sales go to the Chilworth Moviola Programme page.

Annual Parish Assembly

The Annual Parish Assembly will take place at Chilworth Hall on Thursday, 9th May at 8.00pm, immediately following the monthly Parish Council meeting which starts earlier in the evening.  All Chilworth residents are cordially invited.  Hear the reports of your local councillors at county, borough and parish level, and participate in the Open Forum which is intended as an opportunity for you to have your say on local issues.  The full agenda is here.

Nearby Events – May 2019

A monthly digest of upcoming events in our region that local residents may find interesting, and of which they may otherwise be unaware.  If you know of any others that you think are worth including, please send details to the Editor.

[NB All information is passed on in good faith, but it would be wise to check with the contacts given before travelling to any of these events.]

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