Charity and Fundraising
More Ways to Support
Our Hall is a small charity run for the benefit of our friendly cluster of hamlets by a committed group of voluntary Trustees and other volunteers.
We were registered as a charity in 1962 with the aim of maintaining a building for community activities, ranging from education classes, pantomime, concerts and band practice to fundraising events.
Our fundraising quest continues – there is always something needed to repair, rejuvenate or replace.
Our current fundraising efforts are focussed on our 'Raising the Bar' project - creating a new bar and social space at the hall for all of us. Our target is to raise £6,000 and we want to get everyone involved.
50 years ago – everybody in every household of our parish was part of an epic effort to build our village hall from scratch. Digging Foundations, laying bricks and tiling the roof. Rain or shine, villagers could be seen measuring up, scratching heads and flexing muscle. In order to create our vital social nucleus – no job was too arduous, no fundraising stone was unturned - disco events, and cross-dressing were the order of the day. Everyone concerned can be immensely proud that our hall is as popular now as ever, giving all of us an affordable, welcoming and accessible place to meet our neighbours, make new friends and mark landmark occasions.
So what are we asking you to do? Follow in the footsteps of our forefathers by digging trenches for soil pipes, tarmac the car park or plaster the walls? No – all we are asking you to do is get involved by supporting our events, making a donation or host a dinner, breakfast or lunch party for some friends (local or not) in aid of the hall all whilst having a bloomin good time.
Here's how you can support us and your community
Raising the Bar
Our bar needs love and attention. Whilst we don't expect Tom Cruise to be throwing bottles around any time soon – we would love to be able to offer a fully equipped bar area for everyone that books, attends and enjoys our events.
Come Dine With Me Challenge
Cook up a storm for your friends and for our bar.
With every starter served and portion of pleasing pud, no matter what your age or cooking talent you can be part of helping to make sure our village hall is the pride of East Devon.
Leave a Legacy
The ultimate gift to the community and local friends through your will.
Leaving a gift in your will is a way of giving back to your local friends and community. After showing you care for your family and friends, consider giving something back to the community you love by leaving a lasting gift to the Hall in your will.
It doesn’t have to be a large sum to make a difference.
Run an Event
From garage sales, nominating us your chosen charity for a fun-run or half marathon to booking the hall for a quiz night. We welcome all ideas for raising funds for our hall to ensure that we can keep hire charges as low as possible.
Get in touch with your idea ‘in aid of’ All Saints and District Village Hall and we can try and help support with ideas and advice.
Meet the Team - Our Hall Trustees
Hall Trustee Committee Members have responsibility for the running of the Hall in order to fulfil the aims of the charity. Trustees are all local residents and include representatives from members of other significant local groups who use the Hall regularly.
The Trustees of the Hall are committed to ensuring that our facilities are continuously improving whilst remaining excellent value to hire for everyone in the community.
The Current Hall Committee Trustee Members are:
Our very own James Herriot.
Devonshire born and bred with the tools for the job.
Keeping us on track and in line!
Ensuring our piggy bank is never empty.
Your first port of call to book the hall and show you round.
AKA Mr Fix it!
Dragging us into the 21st century.
Representative of the village school.