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.

Amazon Smile

This week Chilworth Hall’s bank account benefited from an Amazon Smile disbursement.  It wasn’t much, but every little helps.  Amazon Smile enables people to raise money for charity every time they shop online. Simply use smile.amazon.co.uk rather than just amazon.co.uk.  To support our Hall in this way, please just click on this link. Continue reading

Guide Dogs – help needed

You may already know that the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association has a centre in Chilworth. Staff there are once again looking for local volunteer boarders willing to care for and provide temporary homes for trainee guide dogs.

Things are different this time from previous appeals. For a roughly six-month period, a dog would be collected from your home on weekday mornings, and delivered back to your home the same evening. The dog would stay with the volunteer evenings and weekends. All training, support, food & equipment is provided. Continue reading

Do you ever shop online?

If the answer is yes, then the next question is: Have you heard of AmazonSmile? This is a recent initiative from Amazon that enables you to raise money for your chosen charity every time you buy something.  It’s nothing to do with discounts or surcharges.  It’s just that Amazon chooses to return some of its gargantuan profits in a way that we can exploit, or not, as we choose. Continue reading

Help Guide Dogs for the Blind

You may already know that the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association has a centre in Chilworth. Staff there are currently on the lookout for those who would be prepared to be ‘committed volunteers’ willing to care and temporary homes for trainee guide dogs.

For a ten-week period, a volunteer would need to be able to drop the dog at the centre on weekday mornings, and pick it up again at the end of the working day. The dog would stay with the volunteer over the weekends. Continue reading

Hall car parking

Chilworth Hall’s management committee is keen to see if there is any way to improve the safety of the entrance/exit arrangement to the Hall’s car park. The car park and the driveway leading to it are part of the freehold of the Hall, and so the trustees on the committee are very much aware that they have a responsibility to try to limit the dangers that are becoming ever more apparent as traffic densities on the A27 continue to increase..  Several recent conversations about that have revealed there to be some misunderstandings and incorrect assumptions about the car park itself.  Continue reading

Southampton Car Park Closure

It’s unlikely that many Chilworth residents will park in Southampton’s Grosvenor Square multi-storey late into the evening, but those that do should be aware of this announcement by the City Council. We neither vote for Southampton councillors, nor pay Southampton council taxes but if we did, we would surely have more to say about it. Continue reading