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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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 7 – A personalised metal fireside companion set.

Yalding Forge is a focal point on the Yalding High St and just across the road from the church.

This family run business with five generations of history and presence in the village sine 1950 will create your very own companion set.

Blacksmith Tim Dunmall will advise and guide you on the style and design he can create for you so it will be very much a very personal creation.

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Tim can even emboss with whatever name you desire. So this could make a very unique gift or present for a loved one.

This item has an estimated value of £250

The auction will go live in just five days time and you can make your bids here


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Lot 6 – A Yalding Garden makeover

Do you have an unruly and unloved garden? Does it need some TLC? Well then this is just the ticket for you… 6 members of the volunteer team who have helped to maintain the Yalding (Organic) Gardens since it’s closure have kindly agreed to donate their skills and efforts to your local patch.

There will be an initial appraisal of what needs to be done and then following an agreement of how much they can do…they will get stuck in.

Please Note – Hard landscaping and building is not part of the remit of this makeover

We have a an estimated value of £500 for this Lot

The auction now goes live in just five days and to make those bids please click this link here


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Lot 4 – A ‘Hari Covert’ meal for twelve persons

A stalwart supporter of YCPS Hari has agreed to host your very own private “Secret Supperclub” event at his secret local location.

Following a welcome drink and nibbles on arrival  you will be served a special four course meal served to your select group of guests.

Hari  is something of a man of mystery, some might say an “enigma” but he just loves to cook his unique style of food. He has cooked in a cheese cellar and even cooked for royalty.

He cooked locally for a double gold Olympic medal winner and even managed to rise to the YCPS challenge of serving a dinner on the church roof in the summer of 2012.

This is your chance to host your very own special dinner. All you need to do is supply your own drinks to have with the meal. Glasses, Ice Buckets and water Hari will happily provide.

(The estimated value of this item is £420)

The auction of promises will now go live in just 7 days time… to make your bids click the link here


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Lot 3 – Specialist Tea Tasting to create your own Tea blend

alexThis is a very different and unique chance to learn more about what is considered to be the UK’s national drink!

You will be issued with a pair of tickets  to attend a “Blends for Friends” public tasting event hosted by Master Tea Blender Alex Probyn.

Alex has a delightful relaxed and informative way of talking tea and will ensure you not only get to taste a range of teas but his company will give you the chance to put together your very own tea blend. This is very much an item for the tea enthusiast and would make an ideal gift for someone of such a disposition.tea1

You will spend circa 3 hours learning all about tea prior to creating your own personal blends which will be sent in a 100g bag by post to you.         

(The estimated value of this item is £100)

The Auction goes live in eight days time…to make your bids please click here


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Lot 2 – A Framed & Signed England 2007 Rugby World Cup Team Shirt

A true piece of sporting memorabilia that will only appreciate in value! ball

The 2007 Rugby World Cup hosted in France culminated with a South Africa and England final at the Stade to France in Paris.

Alas  Soutjonny-wilkinson-fly-halfh Africa went on to win 15 to 6 and were crowned world champions.

The England Squad was made up of 30 players in total. This shirt is signed by twelve members of that squad including fly-half Jonny Wilkinson and fly-half Toby Flood.Toby Flood 14/2/2009

Captain for the squad was prop Phil Vickery and vice captain was Flanker Martin Corry

This shirt would brighten the wall of any true Rugby fan eager to get their hands on a piece of sporting memorabilia.

This Lot has an estimated value of £50

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The signed 2007 England Signed shirt

 The auction goes live in nine days time to make your bids then please click the link here