Yalding Church Preservation Society

an independent charitable trust Charity No:1075662


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Teddy Parachutes again…

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The YCPS are to repeat last year’s successful teddy parachute jump at this year’s Church Fete. The event will take place this year on 10th September 2016.

So how brave is your teddy? We plan to find out.

This summer, we plan to give you the chance to test your teddy’s bravery again by offering him (or her, for Edwina bears) the chance to parachute off the church tower.

We would ask you to make the parachutes and supply the teddies. There will be prizes for the best-dressed teddy and for the most sponsorship. We hope to have a ‘paratedic’ on hand in case (heaven forbid!) any teddy suffers any injuries.

We found last year that parachutes can easily be constructed by tying string to a supermarket plastic carrier bag.

Sponsorship forms have already been distributed at some schools and playgroups. They are also available at Yalding PO or via the YCPS website.

Sponsorship money (at least £5 for children and £10 for adults) should be brought with you and handed in when you register your teddy.

Please bring your teddy, sponsorship form, sponsorship donations and parachute to the registration table at the back of the church by 1pm.

The teddy should have its name firmly attached to its chest so that it can be easily identified before and after the jump.

Sponsorship Forms can be downloaded here –  2016 sponsorship form

To make a simple parachute then take a look here

 


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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


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Outside Edge…tickets now on sale

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We are pleased to announce the tickets for this drama production are now available to purchase from Tim Chapman via the Yalding Post Office or you can also pre -order via the contact form below. We will contact you within 24/48 hours to provide instruction on making payment & collection for web site orders of tickets.

Ticket Prices for Advance Sales
available until 18th June

Friday 24th June – 7:00pm – Adult £10.00

Saturday 25th June – 7:00pm – Adult £12.50

Sunday 26th June – 2:30pm – Adult with Tea * £12.50

Sunday 26th June – 2:30pm – Adult without Tea £ 7.50

Sunday 26th June -2:30pm – Child 8-16 with Tea * £10.00

Sunday 26th June – 2:30pm – Child 8-16 without Tea £ 5.00

Sunday 26th June – 7:00pm – Adult £10.00

* Cricketers Tea comprises of large homemade scone, butter, jam & cream, Taywells ice cream and tea or juice

Garden opens 1 hour before each performance

Car parking in the orchard

Profits going to support Yalding Church Preservation Society

To reserve tickets on line please complete the following form.

 


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YCPS 2016 Calendars…Now on Sale

In March 2014 we launched a photographic competition to find a selection of photos that could be used to produce a charity calendar to help boost YCPS funds.

We then extended the deadline through to April 2015 and we have now finally chosen the winning photos and it is currently with the printers. We expect the calendar to be available for purchase by late October 2015. 

Photographs supplied by the following entrants will feature

J. Chapman

T. Chapman

R. Durrant

P. Filmer

G. Johnson

M. Johnson

A. Robertson

J. Wakeford

P. Waring

One person has the cover photograph as well and all will be revealed once the calendar goes on sale.

If you should wish to purchase the calendar it will be on sale at the following outlets.

Post Office and at the Village Tea Rooms – each calendar will cost £7.50 and all profits from their sale will go to YCPS funds

You will also be able to purchase them at the Yalding Yuletide Market on Saturday 5th December from our stall inside the church. 

We are also hoping to be able to offer the calendars for sale via the YCPS web site as well.

You can also reserve your copies here as well by just completing the form below and we will add reserve your copies for payment and collection at your desired venue. 

Please also spread the word…

 


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Ready for Anything…

A very fitting motto for all our teddies who braved their jump from the top of the Yalding Church tower at the Yalding Church Fete as it is also the Para’s motto!

What could be better than a sunny day and a plethora of teddies raining down from on high… It was a real unknown entity for the YCPS Trustees as this was the first time we had ever tried such an event and was not certain what to expect!

It had been a wet morning and the wind was a little blustery as we set up for the arrival of our “Brave Teddies”

There was a s”teddy” (pun intended) stream of well loved stuffed teds dressed in a wide range of costumes – A monkey in a Spiderman suit to a giant Teddy (Boris) with warm padded jerkin.

In face “Boris” was the first Teddy to make the descent into the drop zone as a test… Trustee Tim Chapman with relish launched him over the side and he plummeted earthward with an increasing velocity and bounced off a head- stone as he unceremoniously landed face down.

Our “Teddymedic” on hand declared he was fine and then as we hoisted the participating teddies to the top of the tower in our somewhat “Heath Robinson” lift built for this purpose. An expectant and vociferous crowd gathered below and the teddies began to ascend and then descend!

We had some forty plus entrants who had been generously sponsored. Our guest judge Margaret Preedie had agonised over who to award the prize for the best dressed teddy. This she duly awarded to “Fred Bear” – Lyn Hughes, who had made the trip from Cornwall and was jumping for his cousin Ted! with his knitted “Biggles” look and the most sponsorship raised was won by Martin Williams.

Extra prizes of rosettes and chocolate medals were also awarded to those deemed to have made a great flights, “Silver Bear” – Amy Maryon and “Snowy” – Sophie Maryon, “Super Ted” – Imogen O’Sullivan and Spider Monkey – Frank & Emily Goodacre

It was a hugely successful event for us as we raised over £500 with sponsorship that was then charity matched funded by Barclays Bank to ensure we have raised over £1000 to help bolster our funds to continue the support we offer.

We were delighted with this response and will welcome all entrants again next year at the 2016 Church Fete where we hope to see more Teddy Para’s who are “Ready for Anything”


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Who dares jump…

On Saturday May 16th we held a little trial of launching some well loved teddy bears from the top of the Yalding Church tower as we plan to hold a mammoth “Sponsored Teddy Bear Parachute Jump” at the Church Fete on Saturday September 12th to help raise much needed funds for YCPS… more details to follow.

We had some very brave teddies who made the drop and thanks to all those that volunteered their loved ones to make the drop… here are just a few of the pictures… We are working on all the details regarding the Sponsored drop and will be posting more details very soon so watch this space.

YCPS Trustees

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YCPS Photographic Competition… last few weeks

Please note you have only till Friday 10th April– just three weeks before the competition closes.

We are happy to still accept photographs from all those willing to donate the £1 entry fee per photograph via our Virgin Money Fundraising Page

Alternatively Tim Chapman the village Post Master in the Post Office is happy to take a hard copy and your entry fee. Please do ensure you let us have your contact name, email address and phone number as well.

We now have over 50 entrants and are keen to have a few more for the judging panel to be able to make a great selection from that will then be used in our 2016 Calendar that will be published later in the year.

Please also spread the word and also watch out for our other plans for later in the year.

Cheers

YCPS Trustees