As mentioned in the last newsletter the annual running costs for the Heritage Centre are between £2,000 and £ 3,000 per annum. In a year when we have income from the Auction we probably just about break even. This coming year the Committee has agreed to run the Barbecue on Village Day from 11.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.. We would welcome any members who can give a hand for an hour or so. This venture could yield the Society extra valuable income. If you can help out please contact any member of the Committee.
Similarly, if you have an idea or would like to run a fund raising event for the Society we would be pleased to hear from you. We try not use membership fees to cover the cost of running the Centre

We also run raffles at the various functions we hold. Membership fees are seen as the foundation of our fundraising and we are always encouraging more people to join the Society. Being called a 'History'  Society does not mean you have to be above a certain age to join! We need young people to take an interest in what is and will be their heritage - as well as keeping the older members younger!

There is also our shop where various gifts, mementos,
mugs and stationery such as Christmas cards and calendars are available for sale.
The shop is now proving to be very popular and one of
the main fundraising projects. Or you can simply put any
of your unwanted hard-earned cash in our milk churn at the
Heritage Centre............please!

Annual Subscription
Annual subscriptions become due on the 1st January 2017. Subscriptions are £17 per couple and £10 per single. Subscriptions should be sent to:
The Treasurer,
Lockyer's Linhay, Church Road, Whimple, EX5 2TT. Cheques should be made payable to Whimple History Society.

Those members who have not yet paid for this year's subscription are asked to
place it in the post box at the front right of the Heritage Centre.
Those persons who make donations to the Society are reminded to include relevant details of their donation in their Annual Tax Return, Paragraph Q15A of the returns is applicable.

Just a reminder that the Heritage Lottery will resume from the 1st April. So to avoid disappointment
please return your application form (see overleaf) as soon as possible, enclosing £5.00 for each
Entry is not exclusive to members, so please encourage family members and friends to buy a
subscription. Cheques should be made payable to: Whimple History Society, and sent to:
The Treasurer,
Whimple History Society,
Lockyer's Linhay,
Church Road,

Giving Through the self-assessment tax return
The society depends upon several ways to raise funds for the day to day running costs of the Heritage Centre and the maintenance of the archives and artefacts. We rely initially on membership fees, gifts and donations.

The Society can currently reclaim tax of 25p for each Pound paid by each Member for Annual Subscriptions and Donations, provided that the annual amount of that reclaim is at least equal to the amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax paid by that Member; if Annual Tax Returns are submitted, the amount of the Subscription and/ or Donation should be included in the appropriate Section

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