Yalding Church Preservation Society

an independent charitable trust Charity No:1075662


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Happy New Year…well at least a little less soggy!

Well a great deal has happened since the end of 2013 for the village of Yalding and its residents… The floods that occurred from Christmas Eve onwards have caused much devastation to homes.

The church though came into its own showing how vital this building is to the heart of the community. It was used as a refuge for those rescued from their properties and became the hub of information and solace for many.

Now with the festivities passed the village begins to get back to some degree of normality with the constant stream of vans outside of flood damaged properties and the deafening ring of hammer drills removing plaster from walls and new piles of residents belonging appearing on the streets and in skips.

The village will bounce back as there is a real community within as complete strangers and friends turned up to help with the clear up. The church still stands proud in it’s heart and as a historic building it makes us realise it’s vital importance and the need for us to highlight the work we do to help maintain its fabric and future.

We had a very successful fundraising event pre Christmas with our first ever Auction of Promises – It has helped us to raise the sum of £2065 and we thank both all those who donated the items to auction and equally all those who made those successful bids.

We felt the time was now right to perhaps showcase in a little more detail the purpose of YCPS and what we have achieved and why we need you to help support our work into the future and maybe even become more involved as some current trustees step down and hand over their roles to new supporters.

Please save the date of 15th March 2014 when we plan to hold what we are calling a “YCPS Display Day” – this will be your chance to come and find out more about not only the work we support and do but also some interesting facts about the church. We have lots planned and we will also be announcing more details very soon.

The YCPS AGM will also be held in the Church rooms on March 26th… more details on this soon…

YCPS Trustees

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Last few days to bid…

Keep those bids coming for all our Auction items … just click each Lot below to go direct to the Auction web site and make those bids…

Bidding ends Saturday 14th December at 8:00pm

1:       Carnoustie Golf Hotel & Spa, Carnoustie Scotland

2:       A Framed & Signed England 2007 Rugby World Cup Team shirt

3:       A Specialist Tea Tasting to create your own Tea Blend

4:       A ‘Hari Covert’ meal for 12

5:       A weeks holiday rental for a family at Villa Serin in Akyaka, Turkey(flights & transfers not included)

6:       A Yalding garden makeover

7:       A personalised metal fireside companion set.

8:       A days “Paint Balling” experience

9:       A slave for the day…

10:    Two weeks timeshare in Florida USA

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Going Going Gone…

OK the bidding has opened and the Auction of Promises is now live… just get sharing and spreading the word…

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It will all end in just 10 days so do not delay…

Bid Here

 


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The time is very nearly here….

Well in less than twenty four hours the Auction of promises site will go live and you can make your bids…YCPS_logo_noTxt

You will then have just 10 days to make those bids on your chosen items. It will pass very quickly so please do not leave it to the last minute as you might miss out.

The Auction starts at 09:00 am  on the 4th December and then will finish at 8:00 pm  on the 10th December. It all happens automatically so do not delay.

To also help us reach our target we ask you to share and circulate the web site address to all your networks and friends to ensure we maximise our potential.

We appreciate these items all have a good worth and might be out of the range of some bidders pockets so if you wish to help us then why not just make a simple donation to us.

virgin-money-logoThis can be done very simply by going to our charity page at Virgin Money Giving. If you are a UK taxpayer then please do remember to gift aid your donation as this will all go to help us in the work we try to support with our piece of local heritage.

Do keep checking on the Auction site here – once it all goes live…

Cheers

YCPS Trustees


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Lot 10 – Two weeks timeshare in Florida USA

OK this is the big one… your chance for a two week holiday in sun kissed Florida USA.

For guaranteed summer sun as you will be sunning yourself at the Westgate Vacation Resort, Kissimmee, Nr Orlando, Florida for two weeks from August 16th to 30th August 2014  (dates not flexible)

The accommodation is an Apartment that easily sleeps six in two bedrooms, two bathrooms and has 14 swimming pools, Hot tubs, bistro, shop and tennis courts all on site.WG

The resort is also just a stones throw from the attractions of Disney World and Universal Studios.

Please note flights, transfers or car hire are not included in this package.

More info can be found on their Web site: http://www.wgvacationvillas.com/index.htm

This item has an estimated value of circa £1,000

The Auction now goes live in just two days when you can make your bids here


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Lot 9 – A slave for the day…

Article as seen in Downs Mail December 2013

Article as seen in Downs Mail December 2013

 

This is no ordinary slave but none other than the Vicar of St Peter & St Paul, the Reverend Paul Filmer who has generously and some might say foolhardily donated his time for this promise.

He will be at your disposal from 9am to 5pm for anything within reason as long as it is legal, decent and honest!

So just use your imagination and let’s be creative on this one and make use of this slave in an original way as this offer is unlikely to ever be repeated!

The item is restricted to the area of Yalding, Laddingford and Collier Street (his parish).

We have an estimated value of £250 for this item.

The auction then goes live in three days time when you will be able to make your bids here


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Lot 8 – A full days “Paint balling” experience


Well this is a big one…a chance to have a full day’s fun with a party of of 30 players.

There are some 35 sites located around the UK to choose from. Your day will begin at about 09:15 am until approximately 16:30 pm giving you and the participants a chance to have a 12 -14 games experience.

The only additional costs involved are the purchase of paintballs. The first 50 costing £4.99 and then further paintballs at a cost of £7.99 per 100.

So go on unleash that hunter instinct or relive that computer war game in true style… a perfect Birthday or Stag party or perhaps a useful team building tool for a large group or an office outing!

This item has an estimated value of circa £200

The Auction will go live in just four days time when you can make your bids here

Web site: http://www.paintballgames.co.uk/