being what it is, we all know that Raffle monies always
exceed the Charity Column, so with this in view in 2011
it was decided to set up a 100 Club. The scheme requires
the members to buy Shares, and have the chance of getting
a return on their donation from the four draws to be held
each year. The purpose of the 1954 Club is to raise fund
for the Fabric Fund.
The Fabric Fund, formerly known as the Building Fund, has
been in existence since 1944, 10 years before we managed
to acquire the Harrow Centre. ALL the Fabric Fund money
is utilised to improve the facilities at the Centre for
the benefit of all who meet here.
The 1954 Club was launched at the Middlesex Provincial Fete
in July 2011, under the stewardship of W Bro Les Mcintosh,
having been approved and given the title of The 1954 Club
by the Centre Representatives at their meeting, 1954 being
the year the centre was purchased.
The rules require that to be eligible shares must be purchased
before the end of December to be eligible for the draws
in the following years. There are 4 draws in the year with
pay out of 60% of the collection and the balance going towards
the Fabric Fund. Since inception the scheme has managed
to sell just over 100 Shares, each year, and has been able
to pay out in prizes the sum of £300 at each of the
Les Mcintosh would very much appreciate that a boost be
given to the Fund during the Risings at your meetings, in
the hope of generating further donations. Please do your
utmost to increase the level of donations to either scheme,
so that we can continue to make improvements to the Centre
without having to take money from the Centre's other income
to do so.