Pakenham Village News : Christian Aid Results 2000 - 2005

2005

Christian Aid Week this year realised £2,652.47

Norton : £618.16
Pakenham : £717.40
Thurston : £1,013.18
Tostock : £303.73

Once again I can thank everybody for an excellent effort. Though the
results were not quite up to our previous best in 2001, I know that some of us, on hearing of the tsunami on Boxing Day, cleared out our charity accounts instead of waiting till Christian Aid Week - otherwise the figure would have been well above that of 2001.

Again, thanks to the organisers and collectors for giving their valuable time, and to all the contributors for reaching deeply into their pockets and purses.

Roger Mangnall,
Treasurer.

2004

Christian Aid Week this year realised £2,246.83

Norton : £341.92
Pakenham : £799.43
Thurston : £824.50
Tostock : £280.98

This is £129 less than last year. Our result would clearly have been much better than ever, were it not for the loss of a number of helpers during the year; some areas in Thurston and Norton could not be covered by a collector.

We badly need more helpers. Time given is just as important as money - without time spent collecting, the money will not come in. Please help if you can - contact me on 01359-230475, I shall be glad to hear from you.

Roger Mangnall,
Treasurer.

2003

This year's appeal has been most successful. While not quite reaching our best result ever, the proceeds have been highly satisfactory, and I have sent £2376.69 to Christian Aid. The results were:-

Norton : £398.36
Pakenham : £644.93
Thurston : £1064.01
Tostock : £262.41

Thanks to all our collectors and contributors for an excellent effort, and for giving both their time and their money to the cause.

Roger Mangnall,
Treasurer.

2002

Christian Aid Week 2002

Norton : £356
Pakenham : £687
Thurston : £948
Tostock : £544

Christian Aid Week this year has again been most successful, enabling us to send £2544 to Christian Aid. This is rather less than last year's fantastic total, but passes the previous second best by nearly £250. Congratulations and many thanks to everybody for your great efforts in giving money and time.

Accounts with Charities Aid Foundation and similar organisations yielded quite a bit more money than previously; the idea seems to be spreading. Please encourage it, as this is a way of getting the tax man to contribute to charity. This applies even more to 'Give as you Earn'.

Roger Mangnall,
Treasurer.

2001

Christian Aid Week 2001

Norton : £465, up by £63
Pakenham : £645, up by £87
Thurston : £1026, up by £202
Tostock : £578, up by £78

Christian Aid Week this year has been incredibly successful. totalling £2714. Congratulations and many thanks to all who gave their money, and equally importantly their time, to this achievement.

Why not make this Christian Aid Year? Here’s how:

Follow the example of one of our pensioners. Have a Christian Aid box – ask me for one – and put a pound in it each week. That’s £52 in a year.
Open an account with Charities Aid Foundation, if you pay tax, and put a regular amount into it. CAF claims the tax back and adds it to your account, and sends you vouchers or cheques to make your charity gift.
Better still, ask to join a 'Give as you Earn' scheme if your employer or pension provider is in one. This works like CAF, but your contribution is deducted from salary or pension before tax; this year the tax man will add an extra 10% to your account.

All your money will go to making life easier for those in other countries who need it, and encouraging them to stay settled in their natural surroundings.

Roger Mangnall,
Treasurer.

2000

Christian Aid Week 2000

Norton : £402.13
Pakenham : £558.03
Thurston : £824.89
Tostock : £500:35

Every year I write of my astonishment at the increased contributions to Christian Aid Week; but look at this year's figures!

With some small items already in our bank account, we have been able to send £2297:50 to Christian Aid. A superb achievement!

Private boxes again proved lucrative, and brought us £75:50.

Congratulations and thanks to the organisers, collectors and their contributors, for giving their money and - equally important - their time.

Roger Mangnall,
Treasurer.