Friends of Yr Hen Ysgol

Friends of Yr Hen Ysgol was set up in 2009 to ensure the charity has a sound financial basis for the future. In particular, funds are used for major development projects to improve the buildings and facilities.

Initial projects focused on making the building weatherproof.  Recent major developments include replacing flat roofs with pitched roofs, replacing ill-fitting windows, renovating damp walls and creating a rear access lobby.  The cost of these projects was well beyond current income from bookings and fundraising events.

While most of the development costs were covered by external grants, financial input from the Friends has been vital.  In the future, grants awarded by external bodies are likely to require an increasing contribution from the recipient as a condition of the award.  The continued development of the Friends ‘Capital Fund’ is therefore vital to enable us to enhance facilities.  Several projects are now being considered including renovation of the meeting room.

We cordially invite you to become a ‘Friend of Yr Hen Ysgol’ by supporting this ‘Capital Fund’.  Please donate whatever you can to help secure the future of our community centre by completing the Donation Form below.  Payment by Bankers Standing Order, either monthly or annually, is particularly beneficial and minimises administrative costs. Please also consider using ‘gift aid’ as it increases the value of your donation by enabling the charity to reclaim tax on your payment.

Friends forms are available to download below.  Please complete both forms and send to:

Maria Gardner
‘Friends’ Coordinator,
Cae Bach
Dinas Cross
Newport
SA42 0XB

Form 1 Friends Donation Form

Form-2-Friends donor-to-YHY

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Our Thanks to Friends of Yr Hen Ysgol

In appreciation of their continuing support , the ‘Friends’  were invited to a  Cheese and Wine evening on 10th May and it proved to be  very successful and enjoyable. Rex Harries gave a short review of the projects where funding by the ‘Friends’ has been vital for match-funding of grants and continuing repairs to maintain the fabric of the building. This was followed by a tour of YHY to show recent renovations and the Heritage extension carried out in 2018, together with upgrading in other areas. The rest of the evening included a hotly contested Skittles match between 4 teams drawn from ‘Friends’ and Trustees alike. All agreed the Skittles, on loan from The Rotary Club of Fishguard and Goodwick, should provide extremely useful, both indoor and out, for future fund-raising.