ARCHIVED NEWS 2022
29th March 2022
With just two days of the financial year left I'm more than happy to say that yesterday Mister Gees Foundation (Trading) Limited, the not for profit company that operates the charity shop on Warwick Parade made a bank transfer that took the total donations made to the registered charity to over seventy five thousand pounds in 2021 - 2022.
Without the continued hard work by our team of over forty volunteers and the support given by the residents of South Woodham Ferrers as donors and shoppers this would have been impossible. On behalf of the trustees may I once again say a very, very big THANK YOU.
Whilst Mister Gees Foundation continues to support many local groups and organisations within the village the trustees have taken an unprecedented decision to help Ukrainian refugees. Please follow the link below for more information and please help in any way that you can.
February the 27th 2022
The shop is open again and donations have poured into the receiving tent, although after storm Eunice last week we are rather lucky to still have the tent. All I've been saying when asked is "we've done better than the O2 arena".
The latest financial report for the first four weeks has now available here on-line and all that remains is to ensure that we donate enough money to the charity in the next four weeks to ensure that the shop makes yet another loss.
It still seems strange to me that a not for profit organisation is taxed on any profit made but the charity is not.
I posted the appeal below on Face Book earlier this week.
The Bank of England recently stated that there are still over one hundred and thirty million old one pound coins in circulation.
So, look down the back of the sofa, shake the old man's trousers and dig deep into the children's piggy banks; if you find any of those missing coins, bring them along to Mister Gees Foundation shop on Warwick Parade and we will pay them into the registered charity's bank account and make good use of them.
Please help as it would be rather nice to be able to round off the year with the registered charity having received seventy five thousand pounds.. Just one coin in a million will help.
January 30th 2022
Well here we are with just two days before the shop re-opens after an extended break. Most of the refurbishments have been completed with just a few bits left that will be taken care of next week. Most of the works have taken place in "the back shop" so for our customers there will be very little difference.
On Thursday we will start receiving donations in the rear sorting shed and will continue to do so on Mondays and Thursdays only for the foreseeable future.
There are a couple of interesting projects in the pipeline for 2022 as we celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and also fifty years of Mister Gees Limited in South Woodham Ferrers, with an unbroken record of occupation and or ownership of Warwick Parade.