The Fentham Trustees met on the 15th July for our socially distanced quarterly session in the spacious surroundings of the Fentham Hall. We welcomed our new trustee, Glyn Ryland.
We have spent a lot of time reviewing the latest government regulations so that we can re-open the Hall and Arden Room for socially distanced events, including designated entrance and exit routes, hand sanitiser points and reduced capacity. If you are interested in holding a meeting or event at the Hall, please visit our website www.georgefenthamtrust.org.uk or email email@example.com
Like most organisations, we are having a challenging year financially, with our income streams reduced as a result of the pandemic. However, we are still helping local organisations where we can. We voted amongst other things to provide bursaries to university students from the village and agreed a donation towards the restoration of the church clock. Our payments to the village school have continued at the same level as before, allowing them to retain staff and budget effectively.
Over the course of the last few months we have continued to offer support to the elderly residents of the village. We were unable to provide our usual Lunch Club service to local OAPs during the lockdown and have instead been delivering meals twice a week to the most vulnerable residents. We are very grateful to Hampton Manor, The Beeches, The Corner Shop and The Family Care Trust for providing the food which was delivered to homes by a team of volunteers. Eve, our Elderly Support Worker has been keeping in touch with our Lunch Club members to make sure they are not feeling too isolated and have everything they need.
Our charitable objectives are to provide assistance to the parishioners of Hampton-in-Arden and over the years we have helped many individuals and village organisations. If you are in need of any help, or you are aware of someone else from the village who may need help, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.