Christmas Charity Quiz Evening

A very special Christmas Quiz at The Cedar Tree in aid of The Lisa May Foundation. Tuesday 22nd December – £10 includes the quiz and a home-made pie and mash supper! You can book a place for your team by calling in at The Cedar Tree, by putting a message on here or phoning Tina on 07890 864 074 There will be a raffle and prizes for the winning teams. …….and be prepared to sing for your supper!christmas quiz night

……. and off it goes!


This morning some of this group of smiling people set off on the long journey to Nepal, taking with them as much of your donations as they could possibly carry. The rest will be going later! Cheryl, (who is in the centre in the purple jumper), travelled to Gatwick airport this morning to wave them all off. It is unlikely that we will get much feedback once the group arrive at their destination, as communication from the remote areas is very limited. Your donations of items will make a significant difference in the short term to some families, who just over a week ago were getting on with their daily lives. The money donations will enable The Lisa May Foundation to source more items to help rebuild lives in the long term. Once again – thank you – you have made a difference.

A Very Humble ‘Thank you’ to Bagshot

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Many, many thanks to all the wonderful people who kindly gave donated items or money to the Bagshot Village/Lisa May Foundation Nepal Earthquake Appeal these last few days . As I type the items of food, bedding and shelter, have all been collected from the The Cedar Tree, and are now being sorted and packed so they can begin their journey to Nepal with a group of local Nepalese doctors and volunteers on Sunday.Our thoughts are very much with them as they make this very tough and emotional journey to give help in a situation few of us can begin to imagine.

We have once again been overwhelmed by the generosity of the people of Bagshot Village – you are all truly amazing to say the least! We have now finished our collection of ‘goods’ for the time being, but we will continue to collect money in the special purple Lisa May cans around the village for a few more weeks. We envisage that our Bagshot Village campaign will finish at the end of June, but The Lisa May Foundation will continue to accept cash donations and continue to support the rescue work in Nepal for as long as it is needed.

On a separate note the wonderful Bagshot Infant School held a mufti day today and raised an astounding £650 for our appeal. This is an incredible amount of money and we are totally humbled by the generous donations by the children and their parents. They are all stars of the week!

A special mention should go here to Cheryl D’Cruz at the The Lisa May Foundation (now based at St. Anne’s House in Bagshot), who has coordinated so many aspects of this whole appeal and held it all together. She is a truly amazing person, who has probably had about 12 hours sleep this week. We should also be very proud of our very own Bagshot lad Nick Ransom, who as well as studying for his ‘A’ levels has produced three incredible videos for the Earthquake Appeal – (see them on the Lisa May Facebook page). Lots of us have been popping in and out and doing bits and pieces, but Cheryl and Nick are inspirational and totally dedicated to The Lisa May Foundation.

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Just a smidgen of the items donated and left at The Cedar Tree

Thank you all once again – Bagshot is amazing!! Tina C

Bagshot Village with the Lisa May Foundation for Nepal Earthquake Appeal

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Dear all,

Remember when we did the collection for the flood victims down the road?- well now we need to go a little further afield with our generosity. No doubt you will have all seen the reports coming from Nepal and as we have many members of the Nepalese community living in this area we wish to give their family and friends back in Nepal some Bagshot/ Surrey Heath support.

Please see below a message from Cheryl from The Lisa May Foundation, who incidentally are now based back in Bagshot. I am working with Cheryl to collect donations – not just money, which would be very welcome, but also items, which are going to be sent to Nepal in the next few days with a group of Nepalese doctors – most likely on THURSDAY. Please see the complete message below for more details – but in a nutshell ……..

Ollie at The Cedar Tree has very kindly offered to be the collection point for the following items, which can be left between 12 noon and 11pm. These are the only essential items we are collecting at the moment – some others bits and pieces may join the list for the next shipment.

Hi       High energy bars/Breakfast bars

  1. Antibacterial Wipes
  2. Dried Fruit
  3. Instant Porridge
  4. Glo Sticks / Candles
  5. Blankets / Sleeping Bags
  6. Antibacterial wipes
  7. Dry milk powder

wind-up torches and lanterns (NO BATTERIES)

Now read the message below from Cheryl, watch the short video appeal they have made and if at all possible …. please help. There is a link there to make a donation through virgingiving or you can put money into the special purple Lisa May collecting cans, which will be appearing in local businesses very soon.

Nepal Earthquake Appeal – Via the Lisa May Foundation

Thousands of people in Nepal have been tragically affected by a devastating earthquake that struck the country on the 25th of April. Over 3,600 have sadly died, more than 6,500 are injured and thousands more are still missing.

In response to our appeal for the victims of this terrible disaster we have set up an emergency relief fund and made an appeal video

There are so many ways that you can help to make a difference now with emergency care, and later on when everybody is desperately trying hard to re-build their lives.

Anything, no matter how small will go a long way.

You can either visit our Virgin Money Giving page to make a donation now.

Alternatively if you are able to donate any of the following items there is a collection point available at:

The Cedar Tree Pub

1 The High Street Bagshot

From Monday 27th April till Thursday 30th April when supplies will fly out.

Take donations to bar staff anytime from 12pm-11pm

Other locations coming soon…

These essential items will be taken out by a group of Nepalese doctors who are travelling out to Nepal to provide immediate help in the next few days.

  1. High energy bars/Breakfast bars
  2. Antibacterial Wipes
  3. Dried Fruit
  4. Instant Porridge
  5. Glo Sticks / Candles
  6. Blankets / Sleeping Bags
  7. Antibacterial wipes
  8. Dry milk powder
  9. Wind up torches and lanterns – no batteries

Thank you in advance for your kind support.

For any further information please contact:

Tel: 01276 472000

Many many thanks in anticipation

Kind regards

Tina Carney