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Garvald Village Hall Trust AGM

The GVHT AGM will be held in the hall on Thursday 16th November at 7:30pm. All residents are encouraged to attend for an update on this important part of our community.As the AGM is not expected to last too long we have taken the opportunity of following it with a presentation from Haddington Camera Club which I’m sure will be interesting and informative.Wine and cheese will also be on offer, making this a community occasion not to be missed. Hopefully this will attract a good turn out. Do please come along.

A Successful Sale & Coffee Afternoon

A very big thank you to all who took part in organising and attending the Village Hall Table Sale and Coffee Afternoon on Sunday afternoon.  It was great to see the hall so busy with many people turning up to browse the great variety of items for sale and sample the tasty bakes.

The event was a big success and raised just under £380 for the hall!  We’re sure there will be more of these events to come in the future.


Raising funds for Garvald Village Hall through Amazon Smile

As shared previously, we have been looking for innovative ways to raise funds for the Village Hall during these challenging times, whilst complying with the latest Government regulations.

Thanks to Amazon, we have the perfect opportunity to enable us all to raise money for the Hall from the comfort of our own homes by investing only 5 minutes of time.

As a registered charity, the Garvald Village Hall Trust can take advantage of the Amazon Smile scheme whereby a small percentage of every purchase you make from Amazon will be donated to the Hall. Amazon has donated £4.6million to charities across the UK through Smile since it was launched. Specifically:

  • Amazon donates 0.5% of every purchase to the hall, paid on a quarterly basis. Collectively, across the village, this could raise a decent amount.
  • This does not impact the pricing of things you buy on Amazon
  • No details of an individual’s purchases or names are shared in the reporting to the Hall: its simply the number of registered users, number of items contributing to the donation and the monetary value.
  • The income will be reported at the Hall Committee meetings and in the Annual Accounts, open to all to view.

To participate takes no more than 5 minutes:

  • Register at:
  • For a web browser on a computer, always use when buying from Amazon
  • On the mobile app:
    • For Android, go to settings and tap the button for Turn On AmazonSmile
    • For Apple, the app cant be used at the moment, but there is an alternative you can set up a shortcut to the Amazon Smile website which gives a near identical experience to the app. It’s very quick and easy to do:
      • If you have the Amazon App installed, please remove it. To do this, tap and hold the app icon until it starts to jiggle. Tap the cross at the top left of the icon and confirm that you want to delete it. Don’t worry, this will not delete your Amazon account or any of your settings.
      • Now load Safari (the Apple internet browser) and go to
      • Tap the ‘share’ button on the bottom of the screen.
      • Tap the ‘Add to Home Screen’ icon. You may need to swipe to the left to see this.
      • You will now have an Amazon Smile icon on your home screen which you can use in exactly the same way you used the Amazon App.

Garvald Village Hall Trust AGM

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions this year’s Village Hall AGM will be held on a virtual basis via Zoom at 7pm on Monday 9th November. Below provides invite details to enable you to attend via your PC, laptop or tablet. There is no special software required. You simply click on the link and input the password provided. Do please try to join us.

Given that you can join in from the comfort of your own home it would be great to see a big attendance. In the meantime if you have any questions please use the contact form, below.

Many thanks & stay safe
Gary McGregor, Chair of Village Hall Committee


Topic: Garvald Village Hall AGM

Time: Nov 9, 2020 07:00 PM London
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    Village Hall Fundraising

    Village Hall Fundraising

    Unfortunately, we have had to postpone our planned fundraising quiz in the park on 13th September as we felt that it wouldn’t be appropriate to organise a community event given the continuing concerns around Covid-19.

    However, we are considering other fundraising ideas which we hope to share shortly. Do please look out for opportunities to support our efforts.

    Stay safe

    Gary McGregor

    Chair of Garvald Village Hall Committee

    Garvald Village Hall AGM reminder

    A reminder that the AGM will be held this coming Wednesday 20th November at 7.30pm in the hall.  Everyone is welcome!

    If you would like to get involved and would consider joining the committee or, if you would just like to learn more about what the hall has to offer and what has been going on in the past year, please come and join us for some cheese, wine and chat.
    Hope to see you there!

    Garvald Village Hall Trust AGM – All Welcome!

    Please make a note in your diaries of the forthcoming AGM which will be held on Wednesday 20th November at 7.30pm in the hall.

    If you would like to get involved and would consider joining the committee or, if you would just like to learn more about what the hall has to offer and what has been going on in the past year, please come and join us for some cheese, wine and chat.

    Hope to see you there!