URGENT ACTION: JAMS - RECIPES - FUNDRAISING

The Perfect Bledington Christmas Present

Bledington Celebrity Cook BookIf you’re looking for the perfect present for the person with everything, we have the answer….. our very own Bledington Shop Recipe Book.

When we were serving tea and cakes at Chastleton this summer, people kept asking us for the recipes.  So we put together a little booklet of ‘Most Asked For Recipes’ with the help of a few friends, and friends of friends.  And here is the result.

It has contributions from stars of the stage and screen.

At only £5.00, they are a perfect present if you’re visiting friends and family, great stocking fillers and light enough to post.

Please let me know how many books you want.  Either by email or 01608 658 464.

THANK YOU

Louise Angus

 

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AGM AGENDA

BLEDINGTON COMMUNITY SHOP LTD

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Saturday 5th October 2013, 11.30am at the Bledington Village Hall.

AGENDA

 

  1. Chairman’s report.
  2. Treasurer’s report
  3. Approval of Accounts to year end 31st March 2013.
  4. Election of the Management Committee.
  5. Audit exemption.
  6. A.O.B.
  7. Questions & suggestions.

 

NOTES:                    Members of the current Management Committee are – Michael Lear, Ben Ball, Ben Woodward,  Peter Davis, Heather Pearson, Ali Mackesy, Andrew Packe, Rebecca Allen, Sigi Lang and Jessica White.     All are standing for re-election.

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September Update

 

LOCAL FUNDRAISING SUCCESSES

The hard work cooking jam for the Feastival and serving teas and cakes at Chastleton has made over £5,000 over the summer.  Fabulous work and a big thank you to everyone who helped.  We’ve received many emails asking for more Lemon Curd and Sweet Tomato Chilli Relish.  We have more dates for Chastleton teas in October.  Any volunteers please contact Louise on 658 464.

 

SAFARI SUPPER 5 OCTOBER – FEW TICKETS LEFT

The next Safari supper is on Saturday 5th October  This is a great chance to eat fabulous food cooked around the village in other people’s houses.  It’s only £15.00 to join in.  Everybody welcome.  Others have said the last supper was one of the best evenings out they’ve ever had in Bledington.  Contact Louise on 658 464.

 

BLEDINGTON SHOP AGM

The AGM for Bledington Community Shop Ltd will be held in Bledington Village Hall at 11.30am on Saturday 5th October.  All shareholders are welcome. If you wish to become a member (only costs £1.00) please contact Louise 658 464.

 

GOLDEN TILE RAFFLE – BUY NOW ONLY £10

Have your name forever associated with a tile on the roof of the shop.  Also, enter the prize draw for a change to win some fabulous prizes, including a day out filming with Heston Blumenthal. Limited tickets available.  Buy before the end of September.  contact Louise 658 464.

 

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Bledington Community Shop at Feastival

Come and see the Shop at Alex James / Jamie Oliver’s Feastival in Kingham 30 August – 1st SeptemberBledington Shop at Feastival.  

* Buy Jams and Chutneys
* Buy the Celebrity Recipe Book
* Buy a Golden Tile Lottery Ticket

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Do you Work for One of These Companies?

Free money from your employer? – Just Ask!

Do you work for one of the companies listed below?

If so, then they operate a Fund Match scheme.  This means you can get money from them to match money that  we raise for the shop.

Companies like match funding because it proves they support their employees and get involved in community activities.  And it makes their employees look good.

Please ask your HR department if your company runs a similar scheme.  There are many more employers not on this list.

All you need to do is ask.  Employer Match Funding is a large source of income.  At Kingham School Match Funding from just one company contributed over £20,000.

If your company runs such a scheme, please contact me or let anyone else on the shop group know.
Thank you for your support.

ABBEY –  UP TO £700 PER EMPLOYEE PER YEAR
ALLIANCE & LEICESTER
ARJO WIGGINS
ARLA FOODS
AIR PRODUCTS LTD
AMEC PLC UGC LTD
BAA PLC UNITED
BANK OF ENGLAND
BARCLAYS MATCH £4£ UP TO £750 PER EMPLOYEE 3 TIMES A YEAR
BAYER PLC
BG PLC
BOOKER PLC
BOOTS MATCH UP TO £500 PER EMPLOYEE
BP
BRADFORD & BINGLEY
BRITISH GAS
BRITISH NUCLEAR FUELS
BT
B & Q
CABLE & WIRELESS
CLIFFORD CHANCE
COATS VIYELLA PLC
CO-OPERATIVE BANK
CORNHILL INSURANCE PLC
DEBENHAMS PLC
DIAGEO PLC
ENTERPRISE OIL PLC
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PLC
HBOS
HSBC
J SAINSBURY’S PLC
KELLOGG’S
LEGAL & GENERAL MATCH
LEVI STRAUSS (UK) LTD
LITTLEWOODS ORGANISATIONS PLC
LLOYDS TSB AVON COSMETICS LTD
MARKS & SPENCER PLC
NATIONAL GRID
NATWEST
NPOWER £1,000
02 MATCH
PEARSON PLC
PEUGEOT MOTOR CO PLC
REUTERS HOLDINGS PLC
THE ONE ACCOUNT
SEAGRAM DISTILLERS PLC
TESCO PLC
THE ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND
THE ROYAL LONDON MUTUAL INS CO
ULSTER BANK
UNITED UTILITIES MATCH TO £200
UNILIVER
WH SMITH UP TO £500 PER YEAR
WOOLWICH PLC
YORKSHIRE BANK

Thank You

Ben

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June Update – Things To Do

We have the Logo!

Thank you to Amanda Rees who has created the shop design.  The letterhead is now available for anyone who needs to write a fundraising letter for the shop from Ben Ball:  ben@ball.net

Jam and Preserves for Feastival 

You may now have seen press coverage of Bledington at Feastival (30th Aug/1 Sept).  We are running a jam and preserve stand aiming to make £10,000.  Top recipes to make include Lemon Curd; Sweet Tomato Chilli Jam; Piccalilli and Caramelised Red Onion Marmalade.  Louise Angus invites everyone to share best recipe ideas and discuss labelling requirements.  Addison House, 7pm Wednesday 3rd July.  All Welcome. Call 658 464 or email louise@louiseangus.com

Recipe Book

The deadline for the Bledington Recipe Book is approaching.  So far, we also have contributions from Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, Anne Robinson, Prue Leith, Mel Giedroyc, Matt Allwright, Jack Dee, Adam Henson and others.  Please send your recipe ideas to Rebecca Allen – email rebecca@rcfree.me or call 650 344

Progress on Grants and Donations

Ali Mackesy is heading the external fundraising applications.  More than twenty requests have gone in to trusts and charities.  Please contact Ali if you know of any charities, trusts or if your employer does match funding.  In the next few weeks, all households will receive a donation request letter.  If you have not already, we hope you will join the rest of us and make a personal contribution towards building the community shop.

Artist’s Impression of Bledington Community Shop

Bird's Eye View - Bledington Community Shop

Bird’s Eye View – Bledington Community Shop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bledington Community Shop - Artist's Impression

Interior View

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bledington Community Shop - Artist's Impression

Interior View of Cafe

 

 

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