Horsfall House is owned, through a group of volunteer trustees, by the community of Minchinhampton and is proud to offer the same outstanding services to both Social Services and Private clients. The policy of the trustees is, as far as possible, to maintain an even split between these two groups. However Social Services only partially fund the costs and so there is a funding gap which is filled directly by Horsfall House. As well as funding this shortfall our free respite care is directly financed by Horsfall House. It is therefore vitally important to keep raising funds and we do this in a number of different ways:
This is Bob a 14 year old Border-Yorkie who is raising money in the 2.6 Challenge to save our charities. He would normally be a regular visitor to ’Grandad Vic’ at Horsfall House.
Bob is well known in Nailsworth as the ‘dog in the sack’ as his arthritis limits him to a slow sniffing pace. But from the sack he can enjoy a panoramic view and appreciate the surprised smiles from passers by!
Bob’s challenge is on 26th April and each day of the following week: ‘Walk’ 2.6 miles in his sack, then eat 2.6 gravy bones whilst I attempt a 2.6 min Pilates Downward Dog!
PLEASE DONATE WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD TO SUPPORT
HORSFALL HOUSE, THANK YOU.
Hi, my name is Will, I am a Gardener at Horsfall House and am raising money in the 2.6 challenge to save our charities.
Horsfall House is a popular place of work for many of my family members. My mum Gillian has worked at Horsfall House for 23 years, also my two sisters, Hayley and Rachel as well as my mother-in-law, Irene.
I have been a keen runner for the past 4 years so my challenge on the of 8th of May is to run 26 large laps of the garden at Horsfall House.
I will be wearing the colours of my running club Severn Athletic Club of Gloucester.
PLEASE DONATE WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD FOR THIS GREAT CHARITY, THANK YOU 🙏
Annabelle will be doing 100 hula hoops a day for 7 days.
Annabelle would like to raise some money for the residents of Horsfall House, a care home for the elderly, to purchase new games and resources for them during this time.
Annabelle has been writing letters and drawing rainbow pictures for them since we have been in CV-19 lockdown which they have very much enjoyed. She would like to do more to cheer them up.
We would love to reach our target so please give as
much as you can afford.
The plans for this year’s fundraising events have, of course, been badly affected by the Covid-19 situation. The uncertainty over when life will return to normal sufficiently to allow large groups of people to meet, means that dates may have to change but we remain positive!
Charity Walk. This will now not go ahead in May as planned.
However, our Community Walkers are lined up, the walk instructions and signage are being reviewed (to help you stay on course) and for the first time there is a special route for Rev. Sandy Emery and her ‘all terrain scooter’. Let’s hope there is still time to fit this important event in later in the year.
Henry V from the Festival Players. Sadly, the outdoor theatre group has been forced to postpone all their 80 performances in 2020 but they will be back in 2021.
Horsfall House Fête 13th September, 12.00-4.00pm.
The annual fête has unfortunately also been postponed this year.
Donations. You will see throughout the new website that you are invited to make donations via Virgin Money Giving. This is going to be a truly challenging year for the Charity with cancelled events and a closed Pop Up Charity Shop so any contribution in lieu are very much appreciated.
The 500 Club was set up at the very beginning of Horsfall House as a way to raise funds for the building. Called the 500 Club as that is the maximum number of members that can join we are a very special club…Members pay an annual membership of just £12 and each quarter are placed into a draw for cash prizes of £200, £100 & £75
If you would like to join the 500 Club and be in with a chance of winning please email Helen on email@example.com
Held at the Cotswold Club, Mondays and Fridays from 9:30am to 12:00. All welcome. We accept bric-a-brac, books, jewellery etc.
If you or a loved one has benefited from the service offered at Horsfall House, or even if you haven’t but feel you want to pass on some of your good fortune, you can leave a legacy in your will to Horsfall House.
Making a bequest is best done through your solicitor who will help you make your donation effectively. Just write to your solicitor and advise what type of legacy you would like to leave to Horsfall House.
Different types of legacy suit different intentions:If you want to pass on all that is left in your estate after tax, liabilities and other provisions ask your solicitor to write a residuary legacy. Simply tell your solicitor clearly that your gift or a percentage of your residual estate is to benefit Minchinhampton Centre for the Elderly, Registered Charity No 287479
If you want to pass on a specific sum of money to Horsfall House ask your solicitor to write a pecuniary legacy. Simply tell your solicitor clearly that your legacy is a gift of a certain sum to benefit Minchinhampton Centre for the Elderly, Registered Charity No 287479 after your death.
If you want to pass on to Horsfall House a specific item or object simply ask your solicitor to write a specific legacy. If you would like to leave your house to Horsfall House at the end of your life simply advise your solicitor of your intention and ask for your will to reflect clearly the address of the property that you would like to pass on to benefit Minchinhampton Centre for the Elderly, Registered Charity No 287479.
Your solicitor will advise how charitable donation can minimise inheritance tax on your estate.