The Tram Stop Project

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TRAM STOP SHELTER


"BY THE COMMUNITY FOR THE COMMUNITY"
Thorpe Esplanade Southend on Sea SS1 3BA
Registered Charity 1155260
www.tramstopshelter.co.uk

FRIENDS OF THE TRAM STOP SHELTER
NEWSLETTER 27 / 2017  

SEPTEMBER

‘Every little bit helps’

Our Architect and Engineers are moving forward with completing the design and working drawings for the building. We hope to have all the details finalized by the end of October and ready to issue for tender to local builders soon after. In the meantime we are continuing with our fund raising efforts, so please help if you can by attending one of our fun events or by purchasing your shopping through a supporting retailer (at no additional cost to you) or by making a small donation. See details below. Thank you

Sponsored Walk
Wednesday 13th September
Tombola event 
A big thank you to Janet Hills for letting us hold this event at the Castle Hotel Public House, along the Eastern Esplanade. We raised £160. Thank you to everyone who took part
Afternoon Tea at Porters
With fine weather and good food, a very pleasant afternoon tea at Porters was had by all on Saturday 2nd September. The event was also attended by Lady Mayor Fay Evans and included a tour of the beautiful historic building. Whilst the final figures for this event are still being counted, we are pleased to confirm the raffle raised £206
Fantastic!!!!
A cheque for £1,500 was presented to Mike Stafford and the Tram Stop Trustees at our last committee meeting by Worship Master Ken Carter and Larry Hocking of the Thundersley branch of the Freemasons. This is in addition to the previous donation of £500 they made to us last year

Many thanks to the Freemasons for their continuing generosity




If you are a member of the Co-op, then please choose us as your local cause. Then 1% of what you spend on selected own-brand products and services will be donated to the Tram Stop Shelter
Give as you Live
Did you know you can raise free funds for us every time you shop online? Simply shop via @GiveasyouLive and each purchase you make will raise money! 
https://www.giveasyoulive.com/join/tram-stop-shelter
Special Beach Wheelchairs
Don't forget, we have special wheelchairs that give access onto the beach for disabled people (both Children and Adults) these are available for hire, Free of charge
Email: tramstopshelter@hotmail.co.uk to find out more

Please support us in whatever you way you can. If you cannot participate then make a donation.

https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/thetramstopsheltercharitysouthend

Become a sponsor or volunteer!

Every little bit helps!!!


Diary Dates



Wednesday 13th September - Project 49, Sponsored Walk
Contact Peter on 01702 212434 for further details

Thursday 21st September - Chinese meal at Zen City 

Contact Wendy on 01702 - 870895

Friday 20th October- Dance at Thorpe Bay Yacht Club
From 7.30 pm till late

Tickets £10 from Wendy on 01702 - 870895

Saturday 11th November - Historic talk on Southend Trams
Venue, St Augustine's Church (further details to be announced soon)



Committee Meetings

HELD AT 7.30PM EVERY MONTH

ALL WELCOME
FOR DETAILS

CONTACT - Mike Stafford

tramstopshelter@hotmail.com


Phone: 01702 870895

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TRAM STOP SHELTER

"BY THE COMMUNITY FOR THE COMMUNITY"
Thorpe Esplanade Southend on Sea SS1 3BA
Registered Charity 1155260
www.tramstopshelter.co.uk

FRIENDS OF THE TRAM STOP SHELTER
NEWSLETTER 26 / 2017  

JULY

It's been a little while since the last newsletter, but nevertheless much has been going on ‘behind the scenes’. We have lots of good news to report on our recent events and fund raising efforts. Also for those who don’t already know, shortly after our AGM in May we received planning permission for our new building. You will see that the picture above has been updated to reflect this. We are now moving forward with our Architect and Engineers to complete the design and working drawings. Once this is done our Quantity Surveyor will then send the information onto local builders for pricing. When we receive the quotations back from the builders we will know exactly how much more we need to raise for the building work.

The Big Lottery

Fantastic news!!! We have been awarded nearly £9,000 by the Big Lottery as a contribution towards professional fees. This money will be used to pay for completing the design and tendering process


ORB Breakfast event
This was held at the Castle Pub on the Eastern Esplanade in Southend on Sea on 9th May. £196 was raised. Many thanks to Jill Poet who organised the event, and also to the pub landlady Janet Hills and her hard working staff, who cooked a great full English breakfast!!!
Curry Evening

A very enjoyable evening was had by all. The event raised £206
Waitrose

Many thanks to all those local shoppers who kindly put a green token in our box. As a result Waitrose has donated £398 to our project

A Big Thank you to Lisa Weir who worked tirelessly to organise and run this hugely enjoyable and successful event raising £650! It was a great day with lots of football and raffle prizes too!
The eventual winning men’s team was Dad’s Barmy Army and the winning ladies’ side was Class on Grass
Find out more by clicking on this link to Facebook below


https://www.facebook.com/southendcharitycup/
BERA'S
Thorpe Bay Open Gardens

Many thanks to The Burges Estate Residents Association and to the kind people who opened their gardens and worked so hard for this very well supported event. Five private gardens were open to the public for viewing on the Saturday 17th June. More than 300 people visited the gardens, paying a small entrance fee. There were also afternoon teas, plants and works of art on sale. We are very pleased to report that more than £900 was raised for our project
Special Beach Wheelchairs
Many thanks to Thorpe Bay Rotary Club and to the disability charity Scope who have kindly donated special wheelchairs which will give adults access onto the beach
Below you will see our Chairman Mike Stafford being presented a chair by the Thorpe Bay Rotary Club
Email: tramstopshelter@hotmail.co.uk to find out more
Big Health Day at Garon Park
This event was held on 29th June and was arranged and organised by local charity 'Project 49'. We had a stall in the large hall with many other charities and lots of visitors showed a keen interest in our project. Project 49 will organising another sponsored walk for us later this year on 13th September. Please contact Peter on 01702 212434 for further details
In the picture below you will see Mike and Wendy with our stall at the event
2017 Colourthon
Organised by the Southend Round Table to support local charities. We would like to thank Georgina Lewis and her friends for taking part in this year's Colourthon to raise money for us
Give as you Live
Did you know you can raise free funds for us every time you shop online? Simply shop via @GiveasyouLive and each purchase you make will raise money! 
https://www.giveasyoulive.com/join/tram-stop-shelter

Please support us in whatever you way you can. If you cannot participate then make a donation.

https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/thetramstopsheltercharitysouthend

Become a sponsor or volunteer!

Every little bit helps!!!


Diary Dates



Saturday 19th August - (Carnival Day)
Tombola Stall at the Castle Pub


Saturday 2nd September - Porters Afternoon Tea & Tour
Tickets £15 from Wendy on 01702 - 870895

Wednesday 13th September - Project 49, Sponsored Walk
Contact Peter on 01702 212434 for further details

Thursday 21st September - Chinese meal at Zen City (All tickets now sold)


Friday 20th October- Dance at Thorpe Bay Yacht Club
From 7.30 pm till late

Tickets £10 from Wendy on 01702 - 870895


 



Committee Meetings

HELD AT 7.30PM EVERY MONTH

ALL WELCOME
FOR DETAILS

CONTACT - Mike Stafford

tramstopshelter@hotmail.com


Phone: 01702 870895

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TRAM STOP SHELTER

"BY THE COMMUNITY FOR THE COMMUNITY"
Thorpe Esplanade Southend on Sea SS1 3BA
Registered Charity 1155260
www.tramstopshelter.co.uk

FRIENDS OF THE TRAM STOP SHELTER
NEWSLETTER 25 / 2017  
APRIL

AGM

Just a reminder that our AGM is on Tuesday at the Roslin Hotel
from 7 till 9pm hope you can make it
CURRY EVENING

Come on all you curry lovers join us on 18th May with good food and a raffle to be held on the night. Contact David on 07747 626626 to book your place
ART AUCTION

Many thanks to Ocean Beach for letting us hold this event at their restaurant 20th April. We raised £550 on the night

5-A-Side Football tournament

With the proceeds raised going to the Tram Stop Shelter. Click on the link below for more details
https://www.facebook.com/southendcharitycup/…
BERA'S THORPE BAY OPEN GARDENS

Co-op Local community fund

We are now signed up to the Co-op local community fund

As a member, every time you shop at Co-op, 1% of what you spend on own brand products and services goes to the Co-op Local Community Fund. So if you are a member, then please nominate us as your local charity.

The scheme runs until 7th October 2017

GIVE AS YOU LIVE
Did you know you can raise free funds for us every time you shop online? Simply shop via @GiveasyouLive and each purchase you make will raise money! 
https://www.giveasyoulive.com/join/tram-stop-shelter

Please support us in whatever you way you can. If you cannot participate then make a donation.

https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/thetramstopsheltercharitysouthend

Become a sponsor or volunteer!

Every little bit helps!!!


DIARY DATES

Tuesday 9th May - AGM

Thursday 18th May - Curry night at the Gulshan Indian restaurant

Sunday 4th June - 5-a-side football tournament

Saturday 17th June - BERA open garden event



COMMITTEE MEETINGS

HELD AT 7.30PM EVERY MONTH

ALL WELCOME
FOR DETAILS

CONTACT - Mike Stafford

tramstopshelter@hotmail.com

Phone: 01702 870895
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TRAM STOP SHELTER

"BY THE COMMUNITY FOR THE COMMUNITY"
Thorpe Esplanade Southend on Sea SS1 3BA
Registered Charity 1155260
www.tramstopshelter.co.uk

FRIENDS OF THE TRAM STOP SHELTER
NEWSLETTER 24 / 2017  
MARCH

Spring at Last!

Blossom is on the trees as I watch my early flowers shimmer in the breeze.
Warmer the days are becoming and the busy bees are now a humming. So not long now before we're back at the seaside taking the sun in

With this in mind we will at Thorpe Bay beach on Friday 31st March to reinstate the matting for wheelchair access. Hope you all enjoy the summer ahead 
Laurel & Hardy Film Evening

Many thanks to Roger Robinson and Saps at Sea Southend for putting on the film evening. We all had a great time with lots of laughs, enjoying Laurel and Hardy's timeless brand of humour. Also a big thank you to the Park Inn Palace Hotel who gave us free use of the ball room for this event, which raised
£387.80

Waitrose Green Tokens

Don't forget, we are one of the nominated charities in April at our local Waitrose Store in Fossetts Way, Southend on Sea. So please think of us when you do your shopping and put a token in our box. The more tokens we get the bigger donation we receive

5-A-Side Football tournament

With the proceeds raised going to the Tram Stop Shelter. Click on the link below for more details
https://www.facebook.com/southendcharitycup/…

Did you know you can raise free funds for us every time you shop online? Simply shop via @GiveasyouLive and each purchase you make will raise money! https://www.giveasyoulive.com/join/tram-stop-shelter

Please support us in whatever you way you can. If you cannot participate then make a donation.

https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/thetramstopsheltercharitysouthend

Become a sponsor or volunteer!

Every little bit helps!!!

DIARY DATES


April - Waitrose green token event

Wednesday 12th April - Cookery demonstration at Waitrose. FULLY BOOKED

Thursday 20th April - Art Auction at the Ocean Beach restaurant

Tuesday 9th May - AGM

Thursday 18th May - Curry night at the Gulshan Indian restaurant

Sunday 4th June - 5-a-side football tournament



COMMITTEE MEETINGS

HELD AT 7.30PM EVERY MONTH

ALL WELCOME
FOR DETAILS

CONTACT - Mike Stafford

tramstopshelter@hotmail.com
Phone: 01702 870895