Ascot Week 2020

Dear Friends,

We hope that you and all your families and those most important to you are safe and well in these unprecedented times.  As you will have heard in the media Royal Ascot races this year have been cancelled—this is obviously disappointing on many levels.

We know that Royal Ascot Week is a major social event and a highlight for many.

We at All Saints looked forward to welcoming you all to Ascot again this year—over the last thirty years or so we have built up some strong friendships with racegoers and it will leave a gap in our lives not seeing you this year.

Unfortunately, the cancellation will also mean a significant shortfall in our yearly fundraising.  Every year at we raise over £9000 during Ascot Week, which we use to support the fabric and community of the Church in Ascot and these funds will be missed.  Now, more than ever, people are looking to the church and local community as we struggle to battle this virus and we need to be prepared to offer support wherever possible.

We understand that many of you will be suffering the impact of the COVID-19 virus.  If you have already booked parking for 2020 I would ask you to consider the following three options:

    1. I would like my payment refund;

    2. I would like to support All Saints and wish to donate the money I have paid for parking go to support the church in Ascot;

    3. I would like some of the monies refunded and some donated.

If you choose to make a donation, we are grateful indeed. To confirm that you wish to make a donation and enable us to claim Gift aid please can you forward your booking confirmation email to office@all-saints-ascot.org, along with the following statement (please copy & paste and complete the spaces):

I [Name] of [home address, incl. house number and postcode] understand that I have paid £ [what you have paid] for parking at Ascot races 2020 that has been cancelled. I would like to donate all/some of this money to All Saints Church Ascot, Charity Registration No.1149564. Total Donation = £ [confirm amount to be donated]

 

Even if you have not yet paid this year and want to support our work in the community in Ascot you can send money to our PayPal account using “office@all-saints-ascot.org” or post a cheque to the parish office.  If you decide to make a donation, please remember to send us a declaration so we can claim the gift aid.  And thank you.

Regardless of whether you request a refund or make a donation, please accept our thanks for your support.  Be assured of our best wishes and prayers for you and our nation.

 We fully expect that Ascot 2021 will go ahead and look forward to seeing you then.

 


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