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February 2019

UK & Kenya News - February 2019

2017-18 Financial Statement

July 2018

To read our 2017-18 Financial Statement please click here

UK & Kenya News

February 2018

UK & Kenya News - February 2018.

UK News

October 2017

A very good result.  Our autumn lunch, which we held at Hendall Manor Barns, East Sussex for the fifth time, was a great success. Taking together the proceeds of the day and all the generous donations from well- wishers unable to come, the total raised was around £2000. Probably the best result for some time.


The suggestion that we invite Sir Hugh Orde to be our speaker turned out very appropriate with all the conversations now taking place around the problems of terrorism. While head of policing in Norther Ireland he had a considerable number of meetings with the IRA as well as with Downing Street. Thank you, Hugh.


The buffet style meal worked well with people able to chat to others in the short queues. 32 prizes have been donated for the raffle and the top prize of a week in S W France drew a lot of interest. All in all a great atmosphere.


We are now planning our activities for 2018 as we cannot afford to relax, 

UK News

September 2017

1.    Our first very successful film showing was held at the Buxted Park Hotel, East Sussex on Sunday September 3rd in their small cinema and attended by over 40 people. The film chosen by our Treasurer was “Out of Africa” with Meryl Streep and Robert Redford in the lead roles. 


The audience was riveted by the story about Karen von Blixen, as it unfolded, as well as the incredible photography. Her house is still open to the public in Nairobi where our charitable work started in 2007. Appreciation of the story resulted in very generous donations to CHADIK on top of buying the tickets so that finally over £400 went into our funds. 

2.    We are now very busy organising our autumn lunch to be held at Hendall Manor Barns, East Sussex for the fourth time. The owners, Nic and Peter Young, are very supportive of CHADIK and suggested Sir Hugh Orde to be our speaker. To our delight he has accepted and his talk is entitled “Talking to terrorists and current challenges”. 


The meal will be buffet style with three courses plus coffee all preceded by a welcome drink. Excellent prizes have been donated for the raffle and there will be a pay bar. At £32.50 per ticket including a £5 voluntary donation it will be excellent value.
 

2016-17 Financial Statement

May 2017

To read our 2016-17 Financial Statement please click here.

UK News

December 2016

A very convivial evening was enjoyed by those who attended the Annual Dinner at Holy Cross Priory, Cross-in-Hand. This was the first time we had used this venue and we were very impressed by the quality of the service and the standard of the food.

A major contribution to the income for the evening was the raffle. Tickets had been sold both before the event and during it. The wide range of quality items helped us to achieve over £1200 in all towards our projects.

NB  Our Spring Dinner will be held again on March 15th 2017 at the Buxted Inn, Buxted, East Sussex. Tickets at £27.50 each (including a voluntary donation) also include a welcome drink, three course meal and a raffle. Please reserve the date now. 

Wine Offer

October 2016

CHADIK has teamed up with our Wine friends at Red White & Roses in Forest Row to provide the Charity's supporters with a massive 10% discount on any of our wines bought for Christmas - see offer

Annual Autumn Dinner

October 2016

The annual autumn dinner will be held on Friday  October 21st at the Holy Cross Priory in Cross-in Hand, Heathfield. Tickets are only £29.50 for a three course meal accompanied by a great rattle. There are still spaces available to please contact either out Treasurer John Fone on fonejohn@hotmail.com or Gillian Bullock on grtbullock@hotmail.co.uk. My apologies for putting this up on this site rather late but I was laid up with back problems.

2015-16 Financial Statement

October 2016

To read our 2015-16 Financial Statement please click here.

Veteran Car Meeting

August 2016

On the Bank Holiday Monday, CHADIK hosted an event held by the Friends of Maresfield Church i.e. a veteran car meeting in the afternoon with cream teas. We were really lucky in that it was only threatening rain and stayed warm so was a very relaxed atmosphere. About 16 prized vehicles plus one motor bike came and were greatly admired by a good crowd some of whom had come quite some distance. The takings were divided between the Friends and CHADIK.

Summer Fund Raiser

July 2016

For our summer fund raiser, we opened up East Holme Farm for an afternoon of swimming in the heated pool, entertainment for the kids with a bouncy castle etc and intended to finish with a lamb roast around 6 pm. Unfortunately we realised too late that there had been a misunderstanding with the suppliers and instead of the roast we only got a mixed variety of meats at around 7.30pm. Luckily most people took the mishap in good heart and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Buxted Dinner

April 2016

The Buxted dinner was a great success again raising over £1300 for our projects. The food was delicious, we had a good range of prizes for the raffle and we had the very real pleasure of the company of the Bishop of Horsham, Mark Sowerby, our new Patron. He very good heartedly called out the prize winners for us. Thank you Jason for all the support of your staff.

Buxted Dinner

Thursday March 10th 2016

Yes, it's really true. We are again being hosted by Jason on Thursday March 10th for our spring dinner. This will follow the usual format of a welcome drinkand three course meal with coffee. There will be a raffel and a pay bar. Tickets at £29.50 will be available from Gillian Bullock Grtbullock@hotmail.co.uk and must be booked and paid for in advance due to limited seating.

Lunch raised over £3000

4th October 2015

We are delighted to announce that our very successful fund raising lunch on October 4th raised over £3000 and donations are still coming in. This was due, not only to the 50 people who attended the lunch at Hendall Manor Barns, Herons Ghyll, but also to the generosity of those who could not attend. On a lovely warm day, everyone reached deeply into their pockets for the auction and raffle while tucking into the delicious meal provided by Georgie Thorold and her team. 

This goes a little way towards the £14,000 we have to raise every year to support our outreach clinics in Kenya. These help hundreds of children every year from desperately poor communities to recover their health.

Your help is gratefully received.

 

Gillian Bullock Chairman

Family weekend at East Holme Farm

1st July 2015

Saturday July 18th

You must all come and enjoy Humperdinck’s classic fairytale opera, Hansel and Gretel, performed by singers from Pippa Dames-Longworth’s Singing Salon, in the magical setting of East Holme Farm fields. Devised and directed by Pippa and produced by Director, Ptolemy Christie, the opera is distilled to its key moments composed of a series of short scenes performed as a promenade show.

Especially attractive to children from 3-4 upwards, tickets are now on sale for three short performances on that day. For further information e-mail grtbullock@hotmail.co.uk and look out for the posters. You can also buy tickets at the Maresfield Post Office or Maresfield Stores.

 

Sunday July 19th

A family afternoon with a barbecue and heated swimming pool will be held at the farm. Take the opportunity to relax, have a swim and explore “Gill’s wood”. Vegetarian options available. For tickets, at £10 per adult and £5 per child (children under 3 free), apply to grtbullock@hotmail.co.uk 

 

2014-15 Financial Statement

3rd June 2015

To read our 2014-15 Financial Statement please click here.

Buxted Inn dinner - 12th March

10th February 2015

We are so grateful for all the support for the Party with a Purpose and the Autumn Dinner last year as it has helped us to maintain our good works with the outreach clinics and the children in the Likii slum, Kenya.

 

Our next fund raiser will be at the Buxted Inn on Thursday March 12th 2015 where we are being hosted by Jason again. A welcome drink and three course dinner will cost £17 plus a voluntary donation of £10 making a cost of £27.00 per person (you can come to the dinner alone but we need the extra!!). There will also be a raffle and a pay bar. Time 7.15 -8 pm arrival. Those who came last year know that the atmosphere will be great and the cause a really worthy one. We know where every penny we raise finishes up.

 

Tickets from Dr Gillian Bullock at East Holme Farm, Underhill, Maresfield, TN22 3AY, order by e-mail at myChadik@gmail.com or grtbullock@hotmail.co.uk or by phone 01825 762928.

2013-14 Financial Statement

22nd December 2014

To read our 2013-14 Financial Statement please click here.

Over £3000 raised from Sunday lunch

13th October 2014

I am delighted to report that at our fund raising lunch on the 5th October, we raised £3100 and are still counting. The setting at Hendall Manor Barns was perfect, the sun shone and the food was delicious. In order to keep our supporters fully informed about our activities, instead of the Chairman giving the updating, it was given by four members of the management. The audience heard that our finances are sound and transparent, the outreach clinics going well and the IT/library centre developing steadily. The new Ag/tech project is now out to potential donors for support.

 

Our thanks to all those who made the day go so well and we would like to invite as many people as possible to come to our next event. This will be held at the Buxted Inn on Thursday March 12th thanks to the generosity of landlord Jason. More details soon but in the meantime visit our website www.chadik.org.uk.

October Lunch - Sunday 5th October

17th September 2014

Tickets for the lunch are selling steadily. At £35 each, they include a welcome drink, a three course meal with coffee and a £10 donation to CHADIK. There will be an auction, a raffle and a pay bar. For details apply to grtbullock@hotmail.co.uk or phone 01825 762928.

Party with a Purpose

25th August 2014

The Party with a Purpose was held at East Holme Farm on August 3rd. The sun shone brilliantly on the assembled families who enjoyed a mix of activities including a heated swimming pool, bouncy castle and cooking their own burgers on the barbecue kindly lent to us by George Rose, Buxted. Intended as a fun day with an introduction to our IT centre in Kenya, a sum of over £750 was raised to help with the purchase of essential equipment. Our grateful thanks to all who contributed so generously.

Future Events

13th June 2014

On Sunday August 3rd, we are holding a Party with a Purpose at East Holme Farm, Maresfield. The idea has come from the States and is being aimed at families in particular. One of our projects will be singled out on the day for special support. For further details e-mail the Chairman at grtbullock@hotmail.co.uk.

 

On Sunday October 5th, we will be having our annual lunch at Hendall Manor again.

 

Maresfield Fete

27th May 2014

A small team from CHADIK manned a display stand and held a small raffle. We were rescued from the rainy day by being given cover under the Maresfield Church stand. Despite the weather considerable interest was shown in our activities.

 

April Board Meeting

7th April 2014

The CHADIK Board met on April 4th in London courtesy of the CLA. Progress in our main projects was deemed satisfactory to date and our finances sound. Two new Trustees were proposed: Mr Des Lambert Principal of Plumpton College and Mr David Rose a leading Eco-farmer. Both have agreed to serve

 

Buxted Dinner Success

15th March 2014

On March 13th, 48 guests sat down to enjoy a delicious meal at the Buxted Inn courtesy of our host Jason. The convivial atmosphere encouraged the purchase of raffle tickets and in the end we raised over £1250. This was well above last year’s figure.

Cristobel's new approach

28th January 2014

Having found that mixing charity with a regular shop was very unopular with Uckfield shoppers, Beverley decided that it was better to revert to being a normal shop BUT still supporting CHADIK.

She is very generously giving us a regular weekly sum which will go a long way to funding our outreach clinics. The shop is now doing really well again and we have learned a lot from the experience

Thank you Beverley

A second Patron for the charity

28th January 2014

Lord Darling (Julian) has very kindly agreed to support CHADIK and help us develop our links with the farming world especially in Kenya where he lived for a time as a small boy

March Charity Dinner

27th January 2014

We are holding our next important fund raising dnner at the Buxted Inn, East Sussex on March 13th. Jason, the patron, is hosting us as he did last year.

Tickets at £27.50 each are great value as they cover a welcome drink and a three course meal.

At the time of writing, 45 out 50 tickets have been sold which is most encouraging.

The funds raised will go towards our vital outreach clinics in Kenya

Another successful dinner!

13th October 2013

We had over 70 guests at Hendall Manor Barns on Friday 4th October for dinner and a good time was had by all. The surroundings, the food and the service were as good as the previous year. Between the donations included in the ticket price, the auction and the raffle, we made over £5000. Thank you to all our supporters.

New Patron

CHADIK is proud to announce that the Reverend Ian Gibson, Canon Treasurer of Chichester Cathedral has agreed to become our first patron.

CHADIK's new shop

30th August 2013

We have been given a wonderful boost to our finances by Beverley Johnston the owner of Cristabel in Uckfield. She has turned her shop into a charity shop supporting us but still managed by herself and a team of volunteers. A mix of new and donated items 30:70 will be on sale and after expenses we will have a very welcome increase in our annual funds. 

Donations of goods will be be welcome in the shop from now onwards. We will also be looking for volunteers so why not have some fun and help out  

Hog Roast Success

14th July 2013

We were really blessed by the weather this year. Nearly 80 people came along including some children and tucked in to pork, quiches, salads, dessert and brilliant music. Together with the raffle, very generous donations from those who could not come, we made over £1500

Future Events

11th May 2013

We have been invited by Plumpton Agricultural College in East Sussex to have a stand on their Open Day. This will be manned by volunteers and will be a great chance to explain to people our aims and success We are very grateful to the college for the help they are giving the charity.I'm a news story. Click here to open up the News Editor and change my text. I'm a great place for you to let your users know what's new with your company.

Hog Roast July 6th

22nd April 2013

Following our very successful hog roast last July, we are again holding the event at East Holme Farm Maresfield.The same supplier, Chris Dowling, will be roasting the pig again and Dave Batley supplying the musical entertainment. Tickets will be available in June

Buxted Charity Supper

6th April 2013

We had a very successful supper at the Buxted Inn, Buxted, East Sussex hosted by Gary and Jason. Over 50 people attended and enjoyed a delicious meal Money from the tickets and the tombola added a very valuable £750 to the CHADIK account

Autumn Dinner

4th October 2012

The autumn dinner will be held at Hendall Manor Barns on the A26 north of Uckfield, The evening starts at 18.30 with a welcome drink followed by a three course meal interspersed by the auction and raffle. Tickets available from September 16th from grtbullock@hotmail.co.uk and will cost 34 pounds including a 10 pound donation to CHADIK. Please come and bring your friends.

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