Yalding Church Preservation Society

an independent charitable trust Charity No:1075662


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Take 6 Chefs – Prize Draw for the Kitchen Table

We are pleased to announce the tickets for this forthcoming fundraising event are now totally sold out. 50 people are booked in and all paid for this one off special evening of fine food and wines.

We do however have just one table left for four people that we are offering in a prize draw. Located within the thick of the action the table is located in the kitchen.

We are asking via our dedicated Virgin Money Giving Page for donations of £5 increments to get your name in our virtual hat. So a £20 donation would mean your name would be in it four times. The dinner takes place on Thursday May 23rd at the Oaks Restaurant in the MidKent College Campus in Maidstone. Full details on the event can be found here. 

There will be a range of items also up for auction on the night and we are keen to raise significant monies to boost our funds to help with the restoration and cleaning of the church organ.

You can also donate offline by seeing our trustee Tim Chapman in the Yalding Post Office where he will add your name to the list once a minimum donation of £5 has been made.

The draw closes at 9:30am on Tuesday May 7th – the draw will be made thereafter and the winner will be notified.

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Take 6 Chefs … Booking Now Open…

The time has come to open the booking for the YCPS fundraising dinner on May 23rd that will take place at the Oaks Restaurant in the MidKent College Campus.

Please complete the form below and we will then send you an invoice with a secure online payment link to make your payment.

We expect demand to be very high so we are asking you to make your payment within 24 hours of being sent the link. Thereafter we will go to the next person on the waiting list.

There are currently just 50 places available so we do ask you to please ensure you book early to secure the number of places you require.

Price per person is £95 inclusive of all food and drink served with the meal. 

We will confirm your places by email once your payment has been processed.

In the event you need to cancel a refund will only be given up to two weeks before the event and subject to us being able to resell your places.

All the chefs and the venue have waived their costs and many suppliers are donating their produce/drinks so this will help us maximise the profits for the YCPS

Please also let us know if any of your party have any specific food allergies – the menu is planned (we will publish soon) and due to the nature of the event alternatives for vegetarian/vegan will be very limited and subject to prior knowledge.

Transport is being organised for those who do not wish drive from Yalding to Maidstone by Yalding Taxis and will be subject to an additional £10 per person return with pick up and return to the High Street Bus Stop – This will need to pre booked via this form

 

 


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YCPS AGM – 19th March 2019 @ 8pm

In what will be a very busy year of fundraising for the YCPS please come along to hear about the past year and what lies ahead for us… all are welcome


To ensure we have enough spaces for anyone wishing to attend please complete the form below and state how places you require in the message box.

Many thanks

YCPS Trustees

 


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Yalding Yuletide Market 2018… Spirit of Yalding

YCPS are pleased to announce that we are once again having a fundraising stall at the 2018 Yalding Yuletide Market on Saturday December 1st

We will be selling Anno Spirits the local (Marden) Artisan Distillers of Kent Dry Gin and Elderflower Vodka – You can discover more about these locally produced products via their website here

We will have in stock their full range of spirits from their miniatures to gift packs of three miniatures (makes an ideal Christmas gift) to their full 70cl Bottles presented in gift bags. We will also have limited stocks of merchandise – branded Jute bags and bar mats.

New this year we will also be stocking a range of craft ciders from Turners Cider also from Marden – available as a 3 bottle gift pack or individually. They make their cider from local dessert apples and are fast developing a loyal following.

Check out their web site at www.turnerscider.co.uk

We will be taking pre orders for all these items up until Wednesday 28th November that you will then be able to collect in person on the day from our stall.

Please do make use of this facility to ensure we get what you require. We sold out early on of some items last year so make sure you pre-order to secure what you want.

The prices we are charging are special Yuletide Market Prices (Price List 18) and all the profits from these sales will help bolster our funds for future projects in maintaining the fabric of the church.

To make your pre-order please complete the form below clearly listing which items you wish to purchase – we will then contact you within 48 hours to confirm your order and take payment by a credit/debit card over the phone and your items will be ready for collection on the day of the market.

Please Note only orders over £15 can be made with a Credit Card Payment.


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4th Annual Sponsored Teddy Parachute Jump

Fred Bear – all dressed up

Well the sun is shining and it is not long to go till the schools break up and summer holiday’s begin.

We are proud to say the annual sponsored Teddy Parachute Jump is back for the 4th year and we hope you will be able to support this fundraising event for the YCPS.

It is a simple event where we request children or adults seek sponsors to their fearless teddies who will make a jump from top of church tower.

A fun event for all the family young an old.

Please check out the full details by clicking the following link and get your teddies ready for their death defying leap


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Phew….

Cover v4It has been a hectic couple of weeks with the Outside Edge performances in Parsonage Farmhouse Gardens followed closely by the second tower dinner with Hari Covert…

We were challenged by the weather for the play performances and sadly had to abandon the Saturday night performance as the weather was so bad.

The Sunday matinee saw the sun shine as some 80 people tittered, guffawed and generally thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The Cricketers Cream Tea seemed to go down well and the final performance on the Sunday evening started well but rain came down once again but the merry band of thespians continue bravely to complete it all.

Tower Dinner Winners...Then last Saturday saw our second Tower Dinner… the first in 2012 was a hit and whilst this one was not so hotly contested there were 40 plus attendees who gathered for the dinner of freshly cooked paella prepared by Hari Covert and then three lucky couples were drawn from the attendees to partake of their dinner on the roof!

Following tapas nibbles in the churchyard washed down with Sangria the roof winners climbed the staircase to the top whilst the others all sat down at one big table placed under the church bell tower and duly tucked in.

It was a great night and for us was the culmination of a busy fundraising period that overall we hope once all expenses have been covered will add circa £2,500 to our funds to continue supporting the church in their upkeep. The focal point for so many in the village means we need ever increasing sums of money on hand to fund projects to maintain the church.

Thank you to all those who helped in whatever way – we felt both events provided something very different for our community and we look forward to welcoming new and old faces to our next fundraising event… the second teddy parachute jump at the church fete on September 10th… watch this space for more details!!!

Was still a bit windy... Winners Bacon, Sully & Munro enjoy the views!

Was still a bit windy…
Winners Munro, Sully & Bacon enjoy the views!


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It is back…

The winners!

The winners in 2012!

We are delighted to say the dinner on the church roof provided by “Yalding’s worst kept secret” Hari Covert is back…

Saturday July 2nd is the date… To get your name into the virtual hat so that you could be a winner to dine on the roof then please just go to Hari’s fundraising page here

For just a one pound donation there is every chance you could be in the draw to be invited to attend the Paella Dinner in the churchyard. Three couples will then be chosen on the night to then have their dinner served on the roof!

When we hosted the “Pop Up” in 2012 we managed to raise circa £1500 – lets hope we can again…

Please do share this special event as it is something really unique and we can promise a view that will make it a very special dinner!

Good Luck to you all!

Boris is flying

Boris is flying