A very generous
donation from Fair Oaks Day Hospice
Fair Oaks patients & staff are regular passengers on Enterprise canal boat trips. We always enjoy their company and excellent organisation. In 2018 they raised an incredible £200 and donated it to TENT. One of their volunteers Pat made some beautiful bears which were raffled at the Day Hospice. In addition Pat also made a fantastic Rosie and Jim who will be seen on board the Enterprise in 2019. We are very grateful to Pat for her time and beautiful handiwork. We are also very grateful to all the patients and staff at Fair Oaks for their incredible generosity. This came as a complete surprise. The money will go into our fund for a new boat to replace the Enterprise in the long term.
"THANKYOU VERY MUCH"
Pat with the 2 bears she made
for the raffle
Mandy from Fair Oaks who organises all the boat trips presenting the £200 cheque and Rosie & Jim to Mariel
Pat with Rosie & Jim she made for TENT
GOES TO RUGELEY 8th
As soon as trips finished in October instead of sitting down & putting their feet up some of our volunteers started work smartening up the outside of the Enterprise. Robin, Chris and Edwin worked hard to get off at least 8 layers of paint on the rear side panel and to sand down this area and other bare or flaking patches of the green paintwork. Four coats of primer/ undercoat were then applied and a green top coat. The area below the gunwales has been repainted black. Other volunteers – Dilwyn, Joan & Jenny have helped at various stages. The port side is now done and the starboard side will get its makeover in the spring 2019. Huge thanks to Robin his expertise and for leading this project so well and to Alan Ward (UK) Ltd of Cannock for kindly donating a can of green topcoat
TENT 50th Anniversary Celebrations
On 1st September 2018 TENT celebrated its 50th anniversary with a party for past & present volunteers at Hatherton Parish Rooms.
Ossie was MC, Judy gave a short talk on how the Trust started and Pete introduced everyone present.
Music was provided by Five o’clock Shadow and they were brilliant. The delicious buffet was provided by Jessica’s of Cannock.
There was much fun, chat & dancing. A good time was had by all!
A big THANYOU to Jenny for organising this event and to the Harry Payne Trust for a grant to fund it.
|member of the
National Community Boats Association