The Jubilee Trust
The Jubilee Trust is a registered charity instigated in 1981 and set up in 1982 to mark the Diamond Jubilee of the Parish. The Jubilee Trust is our Parish Charity which aims to raise money within the parish of the Most Sacred Heart and use it to help alleviate poverty, or support those living with infirmity through age or sickness The Jubilee Trust is administered by trustees who are dedicated to charitable goals. To be a valid charitable trust, the Sacred Heart Jubilee Trust must demonstrate both a charitable purpose and a public benefit.
The aims of the Jubilee Trust are:
- to spread Christian Religion.
- to alleviate poverty
- to relieve the sick and the elderly
If you know of a charity or organisation that you think meet the criteria of helping alleviate poverty or assist those you are sick or infirm and may benefit from Jubilee Trust funds please speak to one of the Trustees or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
How do we raise our funds?
While our primary fundraising is through the Lottery and the First Friday Lunches, several social events are held during the year such as Bingo evenings, Quiz Nights, Tea Dances, Informative Talks, Supper Evenings and Dance Nights. The money raised is recycled to a variety of good causes that have either approached Father Duncan for assistance or have come to the attention of the Trustees.
If you would like to make a donation to the Jubilee Trust cheques should be made payable to “The Most Sacred Heart Jubilee Trust”. Internet payments or bank transfers can also be made to our account at Barclays Bank: please use Sort Code 207353, Account Number 80793353.
If you require further information on the Jubilee Trust please contact: email@example.com or speak to one of the Trustees.
Jubilee Trust Future Events
Jubilee Social Club
First Friday Lunches
First Friday Lunches are fund raising lunches for the Jubilee Trust that are held in the Coffee Lounge, Hesdin Hall on the First Friday of each month between October to June.
These lunches were the brain child of Carmel Short one of the Jubilee Trusts first Trustees to provide an opportunity to share a meal in the company of friends and fellow parishioners and raise money for the Jubilee Trust.
From simple beginnings of a soup and roll the meal nowadays is a very affordable full three course lunch provided by ladies from the parish under Mary O’Neill’s guidance and leadership.
The lunches are very friendly and open to everyone. There is usually a raffle, sometimes a sing song and of course offers to help with the washing up are seldom refused.
The dates of the next lunch will be:
Report to Parish Council January 2020
Over the past few months the Jubilee Trust has been focusing on recruiting members for the 2019/2020 Lottery. To date we have recruited 234 members so we were able to offer two additional prizes of £50 each at the Big Prize Draw following the Carol Service. All prize winners received their payments before Christmas.
We will continue to recruit members if people wish to join as there are still another 11 draws during the coming year.
The trustees and their families prepared and served the refreshments after the Carol Service.
The Trustees are due to meet next week when we will considering where to the allocate funds we currently hold. Without pre-empting any of that discussion the Trustees have undertaken to continue to support The Marian Home in St Lucia and Friends of the Holy Land as well as considering any other applications. We are happy to take requests for donations from Parish Organizations or individuals. As you are probably aware our remit is to help alleviate poverty, assist those who are affected by ill health and help spread Christianity. Please speak to one of the Trustees in the first instance.
In recent months we have donated £1000 to the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital Charites Trust in memory of Ros Healey. This was a combination of First Friday Lunch Money from October, the profits from the Bingo Night in October and a donation from the Jubilee Trust. We have also assisted a family from the Parish.
The First Friday Lunches continue with strong support from the Parish and a great team of Helpers to provide lunch for between 40-50 people most months.
The Jubilee Social Club will be celebrating it’s 3rd Birthday later this month. Again 35-40 people attend on a regular basis and enjoy a varied programme of events. We had a very successful trip to the Beck Theatre in Hayes for the Christmas Memories Show.
Our next Fundraising event will be the Ceilidh Night that is scheduled for Saturday 21st March 2020. It is hoped we will be in a position to release tickets for this event probably by the end of January once we have got our planning in place.
|Father Duncan Adamson
Father Duncan is the Parish Priest of the Most Sacred Heart, Ruislip.
As well as Parish Priest in Ruislip, Father Duncan is also the Chaplain to the Parish School and a Foundation Governor.
Last year Father Duncan celebrated his Silver Jubilee of Priesthood, having been ordained by Cardinal Basil Hume on the 24th June 1989 in Ruislip.
Charlie is a business analyst who worked on IT projects developing asset management and bank accounting systems. His career spanning over 40 years designing and delivering new system solutions for leading investment banks mainly in the City of London. Charlie has recently retired.
Originally from Co. Cork, Charlie moved to London while in his late teens. He is married to Geraldine with two grown up children and his family has been part of the Sacred Heart Parish for over 25 years. He joined the Jubilee Trust in April 2014 and is responsible for the bookkeeping and financial matters.
Ann-Maria feels very privileged to be a Trustee of The Jubilee Trust especially as it serves a cause that has been close to her heart, helping those who are living with poverty, illness or disability.
Jenny has been a member of the Sacred Heart Congregation for 13 years and regular attendee at church.
Katherine has been a member of the parish since 1995. She got married at the church in 2010 and has two young sons.
Katherine joined the Jubilee Trust in 2016 as she enjoys arranging events. A former Marketing and Events Manager with experience spanning travel, hospitality and media industries, Katherine is currently a stay-at-home mum and is studying Interior Design part-time.
Harriet has been a member of the Sacred Heart parish for many years, and was actually baptised at Sacred Heart over 40 years ago! Harriet attended Sacred Heart School as well as the church brownies and guides. Harriet is very glad that now as an adult she is able to give something back to the church community by becoming a Trustee on The Jubilee Trust. Harriet joined the trust in 2016 and has really enjoyed helping organise recent events and seeing so many people coming together not only having a great night but also raising money for such worthwhile causes.
O God, the Creator and giver of all things, bless our Parish. Strengthen our faith; grant us the spirit of sacrifice so that, with Your Grace, we may provide for the needs of our Parish and those of our less fortunate brethren and by so doing glorify you and sanctify ourselves, Through Christ Our Lord.Parish Diamond Jubilee Prayer