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YANT Social Events & Fundraising

Social Events Organiser:  Christine Truman   01937 541163    social@yant.org.uk

Social Events Archive

Photos and descriptions of previous Social Events


The Projects Group organises Social events for the enjoyment of members, with any profits made from these activities going to the National Trust “Wish List”.  


This is an annual list, produced by local National Trust properties, of small items or projects that would help to improve their visitor experience. In previous years this fund raising has paid for outdoor seating at Goddards and children’s trikes and play equipment at Beningbrough, amongst many other items and improvements.


In 2016, in conjunction with the Day Trips, Holidays and Walks groups, we have been able to donate £6,500 to the next “Wish List”; details of this can be seen here, and will also be in a future newsletter.  

Details of the 2015 donation can be seen here.


The Projects Group committee has put together the following programme of Social Events for your enjoyment:


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Afternoon Tea with music (and a little dancing)  Thursday 26th April 2018 at 2.30pm

St. Andrew's Church Hall, Bishopthorpe. £12 per person.


Our first fundraising event in 2018 is on Thursday April 26th and will be another “Afternoon Tea with music (and a little dancing)”.


Please come along to this event, repeated by popular demand, for what promises to be a great afternoon. “M & S” music will be entertaining us whilst we enjoy a delicious afternoon tea, and for some perhaps a little dancing. Everyone is very welcome and this is a good opportunity for new members to join us.


** Please note that the date on the Booking Form sent with the Newsletter is incorrect. It should be Thursday 26 April NOT Thursday 27th April. The Booking Form on this website is now correct.

The Summer Garden Party will be held on Monday 25th June at Beningbrough Hall gardens at 2.30pm.

£9 per person for the Grden Party.   £10 per person for the Coach.


We will have sole use of the gardens and have arranged for the Head Gardener to talk to us and guide us around the gardens. The gardens are being redeveloped and in June we will be able to see them at their best.

A delicious picnic tea will be provided in the gardens, if fine, or in the restaurant if wet.

A coach will be available to and from York.

St. Crux and future events

As St Crux is undergoing repairs to the fabric until the autumn we will not be holding the usual Summer Fair. However we have a number of autumn events planned including a session with Chocolatier: Andrew Thwaite, who provides chocolate samples to his audience, and a further Film Archive show.

More details will be available in the June newsletter.


We do hope to see many of you at future events.

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