The Barton Village Fund
A small but mighty village. Despite having a population of just 80 or so, for the past decade Barton residents have set themselves a milestone task of raising a magnificent £50,000 for local charities.
What started as a “pub conversation” some 12 years ago, has now developed into a well-oiled charity fundraising machine. Initially proposed to raise money for the local Macmillan Nursing team who had treated a much-loved village resident, the ‘Barton Village Fund’ was born and the hard work began. Over the years the volunteers have organised a range of events…………
So – we have a “committee” of 6, and naturally the committee calls upon villagers and friends of the village to support all events – either in terms of ideas, bodies, donations, or attending and enjoying events.
Very keen in 2019 to hit the £50,000 mark of donations to local charities, the current total donated exceeds £47,000.
The committee are Charles Husbands (Chair), Ian Barnes (Treasurer), Kay Atkins (Secretary), Neil Green, Paul Fleming and Keith Goodchild.