Welcome to our 2020 Charity Walk. THIS WILL BE A SOCIALLY DISTANCED EVENT and a walk of approximately 10 miles (or 3-4 miles if you can be collected from Avening) around Minchinhampton, Gatcombe and Avening. As usual, the walk includes Gatcombe Wood and the gardens of Avening Court by kind permission of their owners. The route is unsuitable for pushchairs or toddlers but dogs on leads are welcome and we recommend that you wear walking shoes or boots. All walkers are required to check-in at Minchinhampton Library between 9.30am and 1.00pm and we will still be there to welcome you back until 5.00pm. Unfortunately, because of Covid Security, Avening Social Club is closed and there will be no minibus transport on this occasion. You can help Horsfall House by raising sponsorship, sponsoring one of our Community Walkers or making a personal donation and your support is really appreciated. Enjoy your walk and register below.
Entry to this event is by voluntary donation and the suggested minimum donations are: Individual £12, Family, 2 Adults 3 Children £30, Children 16 or under £6, Dogs are Free. Thank you.
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.
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:
Open every Friday morning between 9:15 am and 11:45 am, please come along and support Horsfall House.
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.
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.