Welcome to our annual Charity Walk. The route has been specifically selected for its variety and interest, giving walkers the opportunity to go through areas of Gatcombe Wood and the sensitively restored grounds of Avening Court (closing at 15.30), both of which are not normally open to the public. This is with the kind permission of the owners.
The full walk is a 10-mile circular route, the shorter walk just to Avening is around 4 miles and both are well signposted with marshals along the route to keep you on track. This year, a shuttle bus service will run again taking in Bell Lane Minchinhampton, Avening Social Club and Avening Court; it’s a good way to visit the gardens if you are not up to walking there or to return to Minchinhampton if the full walk is a bit too much!
By popular demand, we’ve also added a new shorter walking route of around 3 miles back from Avening Court.
ALL WALKERS ARE REQUIRED TO CHECK-IN AT MINCHINHAMPTON LIBRARY AND PLEASE REGISTER BELOW TO CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING. All the important walk information can be read and downloaded below, see under the ‘Registration’ section; please read it carefully and remember that by registering, you are agreeing to the Walk Terms and Conditions and to respect the personal space of fellow walkers. We can then all enjoy a pleasant and safe walk. See you there.
Entry again this year is by voluntary donation so please give as generously as you can.
Our suggested minimum Donation for an individual 16 or over is £12, Family (2 Adults & 3 Children £30, Children under 16 £6. Donations can be easily made via our CAF donate button below.
Should you be unable to do the walk but would still like to contribute, you can always sponsor one of our community walkers listed below. Simply click on 'CAF Donate' to make a donation.
Please note: The full walk in shown in RED and the shorter route in BLUE.
… in the beautiful gardens of Horsfall House.
Grounds Open from 6pm for picnics. The Play starts at 7pm.
Tickets: £14.50 (concessions £13) 10% discount for parties of 10 and over.
Available from The Market Stores, Minchinhampton and Shiny Goodness, Nailsworth.
Please bring your own seating and picnics.
Online booking also available at https://uk.patronbase.com/_CornishRivieraBoxOffice/Productions/GL6/Performances
This is an open air production (no indoor alternative in the event of bad weather).
This year’s challenge has two important aims, to purchase three more Lateral Tilt Pressure Care Mattresses and to raise an equal sum for Care Funding.
The target is £16,700 and for every additional £5,566.00 we raise there’ll be another mattress and a similar contribution to our Care Funding.
Lateral Tilt Pressure Care Mattresses are perfect for the comfort and care of residents who are immobile or receive palliative and end-of-life nursing. We already have one of these sophisticated ‘ripple beds’ that gently tilts the person from one side to the other every 10 minutes, improving their comfort and limiting the number of times that they need to be physically repositioned and disturbed in the process. The reduction seen in the prevalence and severity of pressure sores has been truly impressive.
Horsfall House Care Funding is where the Charity tops up the fees of our GCC-funded residents in order to meet the full cost of their care (around £2,000 per month per resident) and it requires lots of fundraising!
Don’t forget that the extra 25% that we can claim through Gift Aid is transforming for our fundraising so if it’s appropriate, please tick the box!
You can find out more about Lateral Tilt Pressure Care Mattresses and our Care Funding by clicking the links below and if you have any queries, please just get in touch.
Thank you for all your support.
Please make cheques out to MCE or Minchinhampton Centre for the Elderly. Bank transfers to: Minchinhampton Centre for the Elderly, Lloyds Bank Stroud Sort code 30-98-29. Account 00904480
Horsfall House is owned through the Registered Charity by the community with the principal objective of providing affordable care in the local area. We seek to support those who are unable to meet the full cost their care and to generate funds to continually improve our facilities.
Our fundraising is spearheaded by the Fundraising Committee:
Duncan Wood (Fundraising coordinator 07885686006)
With representation from the Horsfall House management and support from the PR, Marketing and Fundraising Support Officer Dee Wiggett.
We stage a range of events throughout the year (both traditional and ‘virtual’ ones through the website) with the aim of both raising money and involving the local community in the life of Horsfall House and showing what it has to offer.
You can contribute by donating (ideally through the website), by supporting and helping at our events or by creating your own fundraising activity. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and look for our events on the website.
When you shop at smile.amazon.co.uk Amazon will donate to Minchinhampton Centre for the Elderly Limited, please Support Horsfall House with any future purchase you make.
IF YOU ARE A UK TAX PAYER YOU CAN: Use Gift Aid and you can make your donation worth more. For every pound you give to us, we get an extra 25 pence from the Inland Revenue. If you are a UK taxpayer and would like to Gift Aid your donations now and in the future you must pay enough income tax and/or capital gains tax each tax year to cover the amount of Gift Aid that all charities and community amateur sports clubs claim on donations in that tax year, and you are responsible for paying any difference. When Registering for the Charity Walk just say YES. Click on the Giftaid it logo to find out more about Gift Aid.
We are open every Monday & Friday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. We have a book sale on the last Monday of every month. Please come along and support Horsfall House.
Why not support Horsfall House by joining our 500 Club?
This is a really good way of helping the work of the Charity and also gives you the opportunity to get a return on your money.
Each share costs £24 for 12 months, with a minimum commitment of one year. Payment is by Standing Order (to keep our admin costs to a minimum) and you may purchase as many shares as you wish. The prizes total 50% of the Club’s income each quarter and are apportioned as: 1st prize 27%, 2nd prize 13% and 3rd prize 10% (so prize values rise and fall with the 500 Club income).
If you would like to join, you’ll find detailed 500 Club rules, an application form and Standing Order mandate below to download and print then return to us. Or you can call Horsfall House to post these forms to you.
The Club is administered by Dee Wiggett on behalf of the Trustees and she can be reached at Horsfall House, Windmill Road, Minchinhampton GL69EY or on 01453 731227 or email: email@example.com
Draws take place quarterly after the end of February, May, August and November.
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.