Battle Muffin Club considers requests for support from organisations and individuals based in Battle or the surrounding villages. Contact should be made, either through a Member, or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Below you will see recent news on our fundraising and examples of donations.
The Club’s charitable donations in the year to 31 March 2020 totalled £9300 – a record for the last 5 years. Notably, we supported the Conquest Hospital Critical Care Unit and the League of Friends with funds intended for the benefit of front-line staff during the coronavirus pandemic. Battle Food Bank was also a beneficiary as we recognised that the lockdown would impact on people’s income and consequently on their ability to provide for their families in the usual way. Further help for these worthy beneficiaries has continued in the new financial year with effect from 1 April 2020.
Battle Community also benefited from our support for:
- the installation of a new petanque pitch in the Recreation Ground
- the upgrading of the audio-visual system in the Memorial Hall
- The Battle Festival, which included introducing primary school children to classical music
- Run-on-the-Rec, an event organised for local children by Leo Cacciatore to encourage participation in sport
- A local judo club that encourages the participation of youngsters with physical and learning difficulties
The beneficiaries of many other donations included:
- Battle Bonfire Society
- A local village play school
- The Snowflake Trust for the homeless
- A project at the Conquest Hospital relating to mental health
- The Dragonflies Project which helps bereaved children
Regrettably our club’s activities have been curtailed since the start of the coronavirus emergency, and this will impact on our ability to raise funds for charitable purposes. However, we have not given up the chase, and our members are keen to find ways of helping the community and individuals wherever possible.
In the year to 31st March 2019 we gave more than £4400 to more than 18 organisations and individuals including local pre-schools and schools, St Michael’s Hospice, Battle Bowls Club, the Snowflake trust supporting homeless people and Battle Chamber of Commerce. We also gave to individuals facing particular hardships.
In 2017/2018 we gave more than £7900 to more than 20 organisations and individuals including local play groups, some schools, the Conquest Hospital, St Michael’s Hospice and some individual and families who needed special support.
In 2016/2017 we gave more than £7000 to (mostly local) organisations and individuals including various pre-school groups, a judo club, a bowls club and Alzheimer Research UK.
In July 2016 a well supported fun evening raised funds for Alzheimer’s Research.
Members and guests in assorted 1940’s dress were entertained by the excellent Victory Sisters who provided a stunning repertoire of WW2 classics.
The music continued through the fish and chip supper and afterwards with music-accompanied slide shows of images from the period. Although produced for the evening the two slide shows are to be recycled by Ray Broomfield, the principal organiser of the event, in a tour of local Care Homes that treat patients suffering from Alzheimers. The first of these memory-joggers has already taken place and has been very well received.
The final figure for the evening was £1000, a cheque for which was presented by Ray Broomfield to Rebecca Futrall, fund raiser for Alzheimers Research.
In 2015/16 we donated more than £5700 to 15 different recipients including St Michael’s Hospice, Battle Museum, a Robertsbridge Scout Group, St Michaels Hospice and many others.