Grants & Donations

We have been lucky enough to receive the following grants and donations, which have been spent as described:


Over £18,000 has been raised in direct fundraising by TDCC to date after costs. Fundraising has come from various activities and events to include the regular Prize Bingo sessions, calendars, charity shop weeks organised by Iris Price, Christmas Fayres / Concerts, race night, New Year’s Eve party, football tournaments, discos organised by Anne Gray, Ian Gray’s Edinburgh marathon, a fashion show, royal wedding street party and Lonnie Hill’s sponsored runs/marathons.

Early fundraising combined with other events and donations went towards the initial costs involved in transferring the building from Herefordshire Council to TDCC and initial running costs ‿to include legal fees, insurance, gas and electric; improvements to the building, kitchen equipment, various repairs and maintenance and towards new play equipment. Ongoing fundraising has also gone towards the cost of improving the toilets and play area.

TDCC are very grateful to past committee members who have played a big part in saving the building from closure, raising funds to improve the building or being part of the buildings committee; to include Toni Hall, Tina Knapman, Horace Downing, Pauline Forsyth, Alan Napthine, Theresa Napthine, Ian Gray, Brian Higgins, Neil Brooke and Richard Parry.

We would especially like to thank Dave Tristram of Herefordshire Council, Rob Grunsell of Community First (who sadly passed away in 2013) and Amelia Quinlan of Herefordshire Voluntary Action / HVOSS for their ongoing support in helping us to secure funding and for providing their valuable time and advice.

We are very grateful to everyone who has donated time or money to TDCC - there are far too many to mention everyone here!