Fund Raising

AR Richards Fuel Campaign

We are currently offering our Head Office as a drop off point for donations to be taken to Poland to support Ukraine. The surrounding community have been amazing with their donations and our staff are currently sorting through donated items such as clothes, bedding, toiletries, toys, shoes and first aid items. We have our Artic curtain sider due for dispatch early next week which will require fuel, any donations for this would be greatly received. All funds raised will be for fuel with any remaining amount being used to purchase items for Ukraine.

We have the 2000-mile round trip to fund and we have set up the following Just Giving page:

Every penny counts for this much needed cause!

Afternoon Tea Fundraiser for Peplow Chapel

190810 Peplow Chapel Fundraiser Poster

The Chapel of the Epiphany, Peplow
Fundraising for Organ Appeal

Afternoon Tea
With a Tribute to ‘Pam Ayres’
At Hodnet Hall Garden Tearoom’s
Sat 10th Aug 2019
Gardens open at 3.30pm
Afternoon Tea 5pm prompt
‘Pam Ayres’ tribute to follow
By kind permission of Sir Algernon & Lady Jane Heber-Percy
Tickets £10

Elizabeth Downes: 07880-973618
Louise Morris: 07704-651786

"Marchamley Meanders" – Sunday 16th June 2019

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An Open Gardens event in Marchamley on Sunday 16th June offers an opportunity to drop into eight gardens for a “Peep behind the Hedges”. A children’s Treasure Hunt will also take place.
The event starts at 2pm, until 5pm. Adults £4, children free. Free car parking.
Tickets and maps will be available at the bus shelter, and refreshments will be on sale at two locations, in aid of the Children’s Music Fund, Hodnet.
Sorry no dogs, except assistance dogs.

Hodnet & District Garden Club – May 2019 events

Hodnet & District Garden ClubThere will be no meeting at the Lyon Hall in May, as two visits are scheduled for this month – see below for details.
The Club is also having a plant stall at the Grove School on the morning of Sunday 12th May during  the Market Drayton 10K run.
On the evening of Mon 13th May, members look forward to a guided tour of Hodnet Hall Gardens. The visit is open to guests of Club members for the usual £2 fee.
On Tues 21st May, there is an evening visit to Sambrook Manor, Newport, for a guided tour of the gardens, plus refreshments. The cost is £7.00 per
head, and guests are welcome.
Please use the contact form on the Garden Club’s website for further
details about any of the above.

Trumpet & Organ Recital

St Lukes ChurchSunday 21 April 2019 at 3:00pm
Works by Pachelbel, Bach, Handel, Hovhaness
Featuring Margaret Simpson (organ) and Paul Nevins (trumpet)
Free admission – Retiring collection
Proceeds to Children’s Music Fund and Hodnet Performance
Tea & Cakes at 4.00pm
Further information: Maryjayne Rees 01630-685745 or email

Another Opportunity to Apply for a Community Grant

Hodnet Parish CouncilHodnet Parish Council has announced an extension to the deadline for applications to its Community Grant Fund.
It is now possible to submit new applications up to Friday 31 August 2018.
Applications must be from a properly formed group, club, committee or charity, which must show that the group has charitable/community aims and benefits the residents of the Hodnet Parish.
Full details of qualifying criteria and how to apply can be found on the Community Grants Fund page.

Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund Coffee Morning

Saturday April 28th – 10am to 12 noon
The Community Room, The Meadows, Hodnet
Admission £3 with Lucky Ticket.
Cake stall, cards and gift wrap, jams and chutneys, Tombola, Raffle, Guess the number of sweets in Jar and others.
Donations of cakes would be greatly appreciated.
Further information from Margaret Taylor 07947-332627 or email
Find out more about the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund on their website.

St Luke's Flower Festival – 2018

Bank Holiday weekend of 26th, 27th and 28th May 2018.

A Year in the Life of St Luke’s.

The nine main flower displays will be based on Lent, Easter, Harvest, Advent and Christmas, baptisms, weddings, Remembrance Sunday, Mothering Sunday.
In addition to the flower displays, there will be delicious home-made refreshments, a children’s treasure hunt, a local history table, organ playing and bell ringing.
There will also be a special Songs of Praise at 6.00pm on the Sunday evening.
For more information please contact Karen Powell – 01630-685325 or email