The Ashes Playing Field Trust put on a vintage tea room as part of Howden's Vintage Day.

Fundraising for Ashes at Howden events

The Ashes Playing Field Trust were active at recent events in Howden to raise money for future development of the park.

The Ashes is run by a charity, thus is reliant on grants and fundraising to maintain the park.

Trustees held a tombola at the art show held in Bishop’s Manor in March, and again the following month as part of the Vintage Day held in Howden.

The latter event also saw trustees put on a vintage tea room in the Bishop’s Manor and the combined total from both events was close to £1,000.

Over recent years the Ashes Playing Field Trust has stepped up its fundraising, expanding its portfolio in a bid to cover the costs of running the park and providing money to help fund additions.

In addition to long-standing events such as tombolas at Howden Show and the annual late night shopping event, trustees have looked to work with local events such as those held in Bishop’s Manor.

There was also the introduction of a community day in 2017, designed to help local causes and raise awareness of the park as well as a fundraising element. This will take place again on Sunday June 17, 2018.

There was also the one-off Howden Monopoly, while a partnership with Easyfundraising has also brought in a steady income – allowing residents who shop online to help us while doing so.

We even had local youngsters raise money for the park through their Humberside Police Lifestyle project in 2017.

Running such a big public site is not cheap and the Trust’s fundraising committee are always looking for ideas on raising money to fund the maintenance and development of the park – feel free to contact us.