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Goodwill Team

Goodwill Team

U3A Vall del Pop Charity Fundraising Team ( The Goodwill Team) operates to organise events in order to raise funds for Charities nominated by U3A members.
Our Constitution does not allow Membership Funds to be used for charitable purposes and with this in mind, all fundraising events are voluntary, leaving U3a members to decide if they wish to participate or not.

Due to the continuing effect of Covid-19, a decision regarding which Charities will benefit during 2021 has yet to be made, and U3A members will be asked for suggestions.

The Team’s members, Sandra Welham, Elaine Horton, Carol Lockhart, Lyndi Warrilow, Marie Fitzgerald, Janet Duffield & Jacintha Hoogewerf meet regularly to organise fundraising events. Care is taken not to impact on other Charitable fundraising events organised in the Xalo and Orba Valleys.

If you have some spare time and would like to join the Goodwill Team, you would be most welcome, as fresh ideas help us to organise events and raise money for these good causes.

2021 Events

A Zoom meeting was organised recently to enable members of the Goodwill Team to discuss an appropriate way forward during 2021 and, indeed, until the Covid-19 restrictions make it feasible for us to continue our fundraising work.

So many local organisations and charities are having serious, and, in some cases disastrous, financial issues. The Goodwill Team is mindful that the U3A is primarily aimed at social pursuits, and aware that we do not wish our actions to impact upon the fundraising and charitable support work being undertaken by others.

The Goodwill Team’s policy during 2019 and 2020 was to ask U3A members to select/vote for the charities who would benefit from our fundraising. With current Covid-19 meeting constraints, no effective way has been identified for a similar meaningful vote to take place this year.

Consequently, the decision has therefore been made to put our activities “on hold” for the remainder of this year, and to review the situation at a future date.

Everyone can play their part in different ways, and we hope that there will be a positive outcome to the current situation as soon as possible.

Members of the Goodwill Team will let you know when our position changes.

 

Reports will be given during the year in the Newsletter and below

Funds held Euros 464.16
Of which Euros 82.20 held in cash, remaining monies banked.
Limited fundraising took place due to Covid-19 restrictions However donations from U3A members from cancelled TCET trips, or for other reasons enabled a small amount of money to be raised.
A retention of funds will be made as a contingency for any 2019 or 2020 tax liabilities.
1st March 2021

Funds held Euros 209.86
Of which Euros 15.90 held in cash, remaining monies banked.
Limited fund raising took place during October and November due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Distributions of Euros 125 were made to each of the following charities:
SCAN; Cancer Care of Javea ; Franciscan Men’s Hostel.
A retention of funds will be made as a contingency for any 2019 or 2020 tax liabilities.
28th December 2020

Funds held Euros 488.86
Of which Euros 15.90 held in cash, remaining monies either banked or awaiting banking.
Further fund raising will take place during October and November with end of financial year set at 30/11/2020
Currently arrangements are in hand for U3A members to vote during October and November with their choices for distribution of funds to nominated charities during December. Three remaining charities are being proposed. S.C.A.N; Cancer Care of Javea; Franciscan Men’s Hostal.
A retention of Euros 150.00 will be made as a contingency for any 2019 tax liabilities.

2nd October 2020

Period April - March 2020

Bank Balance as of 29th June 2020 - €79.96

Funds Held, still to be banked - €191.36
From which, provision is being made for a potential 2019 tax liability, currently €150.00 allowed

June 2020

Period December 2019 - March 2020

Bank Balance as of 5th March 2020 - Euros 835.96

Funds Held, still to be banked - Euros 106.10

6th March 2020

Final Report up to 30/11/2019 (agreed as end of financial year for the Goodwill Group)

Net Total Raised for 2019 Euros 1548.78

Approved distribution of Euros 1600 to be made in December to selected charities

Euros 1515 was withdrawn from the bank to make above donations to selected charities

Euros 85 cash was retained from funds held to make above donations to selected charities

The balance in the bank at the end of the financial year was 32.89 Euros
Cash held (not banked) 0.89 Euros.

4th December 2019

This is the penultimate report for 2019 to let U3A members know how the Charity Fundraising is progressing. Our final report will be issued in December. The Fundraising team now has 7 members. This information is also on the U3A Website.

September & October General Assembly Further funds raised from sale of Refreshments.

Total Raised to date for 2019 - €1650

2019 FINAL EVENT

The remaining Fund raising event for 2019 will be the Christmas Raffle at the General Assembly on 5th December.

Watch for further news early in 2020

Remember, the choice of Charities will reflect the nominations made by members. All nominations are now being counted and allocation of funds to Charities will be made at the end of the year and presented at the December General Assembly.

Fundraising is being carried out as the result of specific requests by members with all donations entirely voluntary and kept completely separate from Membership Funds.

6th October 2019

U3A 2019 Charity Fundraising Update
Organised by the Goodwill Team

With the Summer break from the end of June, this report covers the period from May to August 2019 to let U3a members know how the Charity Fundraising is progressing. This information will also be in the September Newsletter.

Fundraising is being carried out as the result of specific requests by members with all donations entirely voluntary and kept completely separate from Membership Funds.
As at end of March Euros 700 had been raised
Between May and August :

  • Sales of Tea and coffee at U3a General assembles Euros 104.50
  • Flower Raffle on 2nd May Euros 141.00
  • Treasure Hunt 28th May Euros 200.00
  • Hog Roast 31st May Euros 200.00
  • Sale of Sugarcraft Cake 6th June Euros 174.00
  • Less expenses to date ( Euros 88.20)

Monies banked to date Euros 1260.00
Still to be banked Euros 269.90 ( pending changing as much to notes as possible)

Total Raised to date for 2019 EUROS 1529.90

NEXT EVENTS

A Beetle Drive/meal to be held during October. A raffle at the Christmas U3a Meeting

Remember, the choice of Charities will reflect the nominations made by members. If you have not yet filled in a nomination please do so at a monthly General Assembly or by using the contact form below.   All nominations will be counted and allocation of funds to Charities will be made at the end of the year.

Q2 - 3 Update 2019

Funds as of 31st March 2019

Total Euros 700 made up of Voluntary Donations Euros 282

Valentine Day cake sale Euros 185

Easter Raffle Euros 233

 

Groups Currently Operating

WITH THE CURRENT COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS THE FOLLOWING IS THE LATEST INFORMATION ON U3A GROUP ACTIVITY FOR 2021. CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR CHANGES OVER FORTHCOMING MONTHS.

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