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 has an almost identical counterpart at 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:

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, but why 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 rather than just  To support our Hall in this way, please just click on this link. 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

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

Money raised

lets partyAs previously reported, the Indian-themed evening at Chilworth Hall on 3rd December, organised by Mrs Kusum Sharma, was a complete sell-out, with all tickets gone long before the event.  Those fortunate enough to secure tickets enjoyed an excellent buffet provided by the Kali Mirchi restaurant. This fuelled hours of dancing to music provided by East-West Fusion specialist DJ, Roar Entertainment. Continue reading

Chilworth Hall Open Event

hall appeal logo - cooltext 184499186826651To launch the next phase of the Hall’s Refurbishment Project, the management committee invites you to an Open Event on Sunday, 5th June from 5pm to 7pm.  Over a glass of wine and a nibble of cheese you may view the costed plans for Phase II and ask any questions you may have.  More information about the funding appeal is available in the Hall’s section of this website, starting here.

Special Offer

Norris & Fisher flyerChilworth Hall’s insurance broker has come up with a mutually beneficial offer.  Anyone organising their home insurance through Chandler’s Ford-based Norris & Fisher will earn the Hall a £10 donation to its refurbishment appeal.

What’s in it for you?  Simple.  Expert service from a small local firm that really knows its business and cares about its clients is hard to find these days.  Norris & Fisher has saved the Hall a lot of money on premiums but, perhaps more importantly, has ensured that the right insurance is in place at all times.  Sometimes things change during the year, and it’s important to have access to good advice to ensure that proper cover is always maintained.

Do yourself, and the Hall, a favour and give Norris & Fisher a try.  Just quote VH/Home when enquiring via 023 8026 9009.

Making progress

P1000345_cropAs with all building projects, the refurbishment work at the Hall is turning into a race against time. The main contractor, Dukes Building Services, is pulling out all the stops and we’re also getting great support from the main subcontractor, CPS, which is responsible for the audio visual equipment and the re-curtaining of the stage.



Reopening Party

Slide1To thank Chilworth Hall’s supporters, including its regular hirers, and by way of celebrating its reopening the Hall’s management committee is organising a wine & cheese party.  This free event (no raffle, no tombola, no tin cups or begging bowls!) will take place on Sunday, 13th September from 4.00 – 6.00pm.  All are welcome, but do please request free tickets by e-mail so that we know how many we need to cater for. Continue reading