As mentioned in the last newsletter the annual running costs for
the Heritage Centre are between £2,000 and £ 3,000
per annum. In a year when we have income from the Auction we probably
just about break even. This coming year the Committee has agreed
to run the Barbecue on Village Day from 11.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m..
We would welcome any members who can give a hand for an hour or
so. This venture could yield the Society extra valuable income.
If you can help out please contact any member of the Committee.
Similarly, if you have an idea or would like to run a fund raising
event for the Society we would be pleased to hear from you. We
try not use membership fees to cover the cost of running the Centre
We also run raffles at the various functions we hold. Membership
fees are seen as the foundation of our fundraising and we are
always encouraging more people to join the Society. Being called
a 'History' Society does not mean you
have to be above a certain age to join! We need young people to
take an interest in what is and will be their heritage - as well
as keeping the older members younger!
There is also our shop where various gifts, mementos,
mugs and stationery such as Christmas cards and calendars are
available for sale.
The shop is now proving to be very popular and one of
the main fundraising projects. Or you can simply put any
of your unwanted hard-earned cash in our milk churn at the
Annual subscriptions become due on the 1st January 2017. Subscriptions
are £17 per couple and £10 per single. Subscriptions
should be sent to:
Lockyer's Linhay, Church Road, Whimple, EX5 2TT. Cheques should
be made payable to Whimple History Society.
Those members who have not yet paid for this year's subscription
are asked to
place it in the post box at the front right of the Heritage Centre.
Those persons who make donations to the Society are reminded to
include relevant details of their donation in their Annual Tax
Return, Paragraph Q15A of the returns is applicable.
HERITAGE CENTRE 100 + CLUB
Just a reminder that the Heritage Lottery will resume from the
1st April. So to avoid disappointment
please return your application form (see overleaf) as soon as
possible, enclosing £5.00 for each
Entry is not exclusive to members, so please encourage family
members and friends to buy a
subscription. Cheques should be made payable to: Whimple History
Society, and sent to:
Whimple History Society,
Giving Through the self-assessment tax
The society depends upon several ways to raise funds for the day
to day running costs of the Heritage Centre and the maintenance
of the archives and artefacts. We rely initially on membership
fees, gifts and donations.
The Society can currently reclaim tax of 25p for each Pound paid
by each Member for Annual Subscriptions and Donations, provided
that the annual amount of that reclaim is at least equal to the
amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax paid by that Member;
if Annual Tax Returns are submitted, the amount of the Subscription
and/ or Donation should be included in the appropriate Section