Gift Aid – The benefit rule

When someone makes a donation, you might want to give the donor something in return (an item or service) to say thank you. This is known as a ‘benefit’. Literature that tells donors what your charity does eg a newsletter, or a simple plaque to thank a donor, doesn’t count as a benefit. The value… Continue reading Gift Aid – The benefit rule

The Training Continues

With just under 3 weeks until the 40 mile walk around Rutland, I completed my first practice walk. The walk will take place on the 27th of October and should take around 16 hours to complete. The team will be completing the walk for the chosen charity Coping with cancer. For previous updates read the… Continue reading The Training Continues

Training has now started for the Rutland Plod

As you may well know we are planning to walk 40 miles around Rutland water and surrounding villages, starting at 10pm on Saturday 27th October and finishing hopefully at 3pm Sunday afternoon. Please read our previous blog for more info here.  Last weekend I plotted a 15 mile practice walk around Charnwood ,including Bradgate Park,… Continue reading Training has now started for the Rutland Plod

The Rutland Plod – TW Challenge 2018

Last year the team, friends and family took part in a 2 day challenge, walking 23 miles per day along The Llyn Peninsula. This year we are challenging ourselves even further by trekking 40 miles around Rutland overnight. This means no time to rest as the team begins the challenge at 10pm on Saturday 27… Continue reading The Rutland Plod – TW Challenge 2018

Our Charity of the year – Coping with Cancer

Each year at Torr Waterfield we choose a charity, local or national, to represent and raise money for.  This year we have chosen to support Coping with Cancer.  The charity provided much needed emotional and physical support for a very close friend of Denise Burley who is a senior member of our team; hence the… Continue reading Our Charity of the year – Coping with Cancer

We did it ! 2017 Challenge – The Llyn Peninsula

This year’s challenge was a 46 mile, two day hike around the Llyn Peninsula in Wales. Having walked similar distances in the past, we thought that we knew what we were letting ourselves in for … However, we had not anticipated the many obstacles along the way, including: Ankle deep boggy mud Steep and slippery… Continue reading We did it ! 2017 Challenge – The Llyn Peninsula

Torr Waterfield’s 2017 charity of the year – Alzheimer’s Society

Every year we support a different charity and this year it is the Alzheimer’s Society. I think most of us know friends or family that have been affected by dementia. Currently around 850,000 people in the UK have been diagnosed and of those, 42,000 are under 65. This total is predicted to rise to over… Continue reading Torr Waterfield’s 2017 charity of the year – Alzheimer’s Society