Fundraising events for 2019

SpArC Apple Pressing Day Details;
20th October  9.30 – 4pm Public Hall Station St.Bring and press your own apples; you are expected to press your own apples but there will be experienced volunteers on hand to help.

70/75 cl screwtop glass bottles are needed for pasteurising juice.
We are asking you to bring your own recycled bottles or containers If you don’t have enough apples (or bottles) of your own, there will be a supply available for a small donation.

Cost for pressing;

  • 40p per(75cl)  bottle
  • 50p for litre containers
  • Pasteurising; 60p per bottle (70/75cl glass screwtop bottles only)

For ½ hr booking slots, delivery details, or any other queries please contact

Kate Evans 01588 638762, mble 07815 421698,

Plant and Produce sale all donations welcomed;
They don’t have to be apple-related, but it is an apple day after all!

The Swimming With Men film was hilarious and the evening raised £459 for the theatre which was great. You can also help the theatre by becoming a Friend of the Theatre, join up either online or when you next visit.

Next event in aid of SpArC 6th June
raffle and snacks

8th May
The plant sale was a huge success, we raised £576!

Plant sale Saturday 4th May outside the Pharmacy from 9am to 1pm
plant donations welcome on the day or contact Kate Evans 01588 638762 or Ruth Houghton, and one of us can pick them up

Sport and Arts in the Community ( SpArC) SW Shropshire have a chance to win £1,000
The Save the SpArC campaign is asking for help to win £1,000 by encouraging people to nominate it for a chance to win £1,000 as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards.
It’s quick and easy to nominate SpArC online. Nominations are open from Tuesday 23 April to Friday 17 May and you vote at
All it takes is a click on the movement for good awards orange logo on the web site, click on nominate now, add your details and include the SpArC charity number which is 1170997.
Winners will be drawn at random and the more times SpArC is nominated the more chance it has of being selected.
If successful, the money will be used to support both sport and leisure in Bishop’s Castle and the SpArC theatre which is based on the same site.
The Save the SpArC charity is encouraging everyone to use their social media channels to ask people to vote to give the charity the best possible chance of winning.
Jean Shirley, Chair of Trustees said: “the local community has been hugely supportive of SpArC and I hope that that this will continue by nominating SpARC for this funding. It is very quick to do and if successful it means that we can continue to support school holiday activities in both the theatre and
the leisure centre”.
Mark Hews, group chief executive at Ecclesiastical, said: “Trusted by our customers for over 130 years, we are proud to protect the irreplaceable – charities, schools, churches, homes and communities – right across the UK and abroad.
As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of our business. Our Movement for Good awards will help charities change lives for the better and we know that for many charities, £1,000 can make a real difference.”

Meetings for 2019
Jan 21st, Feb 18th, March 18th, April 15th, May 20th, June 17th
July 15th, August – hols no meeting, September 16th, October 21st, November 18th,
December 16th
Events booked in so far –
Saturday May 4th   Plant sale outside the chemists
This is usually a grand affair and makes loads for us, get planting extra for it and potting up your cuttings and splittings. There are always unusual plants to be had, and it’s the perfect time of year for it.
Thursday 6th of June – Fundraising Film at SpArC
Swimming with Men    v.funny, so I’m told

We could do with some new faces on the fundraising committee –
and new ideas for events, maybe from the outlying villages and communities????
What about from the younger SpArC members- the sports communities – the gym users?
We had a blast at the Christmas Bingo, organised by Sam Angell, it was really nice to see some of the younger faces there.
How about some more of Sam’s age group coming up with ideas – the committee will be only too pleased to help and support anything you might come up with!