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Meeting of the Trustees – 19 January 2023

Trustees met last night. A number of reports were presented:

  • Nigel and Ali Poole gave an account of their visit to the Brotherhood last September, and confirmed the agreements made on Safeguarding policy and practices
  • We reported on the success of the stall at the Wye Christmas Street Party, and the sums of money raised by sales and a raffle
  • The treasurer gave a financial update for 2022 and set out the procedure for compiling and presenting the Trustees Annual Report 2023
  • The Sponsorship Coordinator reported on the recent mailings to sponsors and donors, and explained the need for more sponsors
  • The revised Safeguarding and Data Policies were approved
  • Finally, the date was announced for the 2023 Coffee Morning at Wye Parish Church: 20 May – WATCH THIS SPACE!

Happy Christmas to all!

Beautiful card made by one of the school children supported by The Wye and Brook India Trust


Christmas Street Party raises £456 for WBIT

We are very happy to report that the Wye and Brook India Trust is ending 2022 on a high with the stall at the Wye Christmas Street Party on 2 December. Our thanks to everyone who contributed and those who bought and enjoyed the goods. The total raised was £456.

We also made the draw for the raffles of the exquisitely crocheted blanket and Michael Hutchison’s painting of Canterbury Cathedral Christchurch Gate, generously donated by Ivor Groves. The two winners have received the blanket and picture.

These two raffles made more than £600 for WBIT funds.

Thank you!



Tickets going fast…..Win this lovely painting of Christchurch Gate, Canterbury Cathedral by a local artist

The gate, completed c 1520, forms the main entrance into the cathedral precincts and is one of Canterbury’s most celebrated and photographed buildings. This view is from within the precincts. The painting is by Michael Hutchison.

“Michael Hutchison is a Kent based landscape artist with a love of flamboyant colour and simplistic style to capture the mood of an environment.” https://www.michaelhutchisonart.co.uk/

How to win the painting:

An image of the painting, measuring 21.5 x 29.5cm (39.5 x 49.5 with frame), has been divided into 100 squares. Choose a square (or squares) numbered between 1 and 100,
@ £2 a square. The picture will be on display at the Wye Christmas Street Party on Friday 2 December and the winning square will be drawn at about 7.30pm.  Winner to collect on the night or local delivery within TN25 but sorry P&P not included.

All proceeds from the sale of squares will raise funds for The Wye and Brook India Trust.

To reserve a square before 2 December, email wbit.treasurer@gmail.com with the number(s) you are choosing AND your name and pay £2 per square to The Wye and Brook India Trust. Payment details will be provided in a reply to your email.


Raising Funds at Wye Christmas Street party

On Friday 2 December 2022.

Having a clear out before Christmas?? Do any of you lovely people of Wye and nearby have children’s soft toys in good condition that you would like to donate to a good cause? As in previous years, we will be selling soft toys at the Christmas Street Party on Friday 2 December. We’d love to have anything you can offer. Please email wbit.treasurer@gmail.com if you think you can help. Thank you!

UPDATE: We have received a lot of lovely quality soft toys – thank you for your generosity. There’s still room for more if you haven’t had your clearout yet!


Beautiful Coffee Table book

An idea for Christmas presents which also support the education of children in the slum areas of Delhi.

“Garden Life Explored” is the latest coffee table book by Wye residents, Geoff and Shelia Chapman.  It is available for £20 plus P&P and all proceeds are being donated to the Wye and Brook India Trust.

The book has about 75 pages of beautiful images with poetry and literary references

During lockdown Geoff and Sheila were enjoying their garden as a place of knowledge. They produced a book called ‘World in a Small Garden’.

Garden Life Explored‘ is a follow-on book. ‘Other books focus on garden appearance but we wanted to introduce the concept of a garden as a community and the interrelationships between insects and plants‘. Gardens can be seen as theatres where the audience is involved in the performance.

Darwin used his garden as a laboratory and his children as his assistants. It would be wonderful for families to do similarly, to see their garden as a place to explore life and to develop a sense of wonder about it all‘.

If you would like to purchase a book (or books!),

please email wbit.treasurer@gmail.com

providing your postal address.


With Gratitude

Trustees of The Wye and Brook India Trust and members of the Delhi Brotherhood Society remember with gratitude the visits to Delhi and the support for the educational and other work, of both the late Queen Elizabeth II and the new King Charles III.


Visit to Delhi planned

A couple of Trustees of the charity will shortly be making a long overdue visit to see the work of the schools etc firsthand. A report on the visit will be posted in a few weeks….watch this space.


THANK YOU !


Plant and Cake Sale

This Saturday

9-12 noon