Giving Tuesday with Alan Titchmarsh
Treloar’s was delighted to welcome Patron Alan Titchmarsh MBE VMH DL to a special event to mark Giving Tuesday on 29th November to thank donors and supporters for all their generosity over the years of supporting Treloar’s.
Giving Tuesday is a day that inspires people to give to charity, collaborate and celebrate generosity; it shines a spotlight on the work of local charities. As a charity, Treloar’s wanted to celebrate and thank their amazing donors and volunteers who help to make Treloar’s such a special place and contribute in so many ways to support students to live as independently as possible and reach their future aspirations.
A small group of donors and supporters were invited to tea at our campus for an opportunity to meet some students and staff. To add an element of surprise to the event, Alan Titchmarsh was invited along to give a special surprise speech to thank the donors in person.
Having lived in Holybourne for a long time, Alan described how the students of Treloar’s “enrich our society”. He thanked Treloar’s supporters for making such a difference through their support, getting involved and “making things happen”.
Alan Titchmarsh MBE VMH DL, is a long-standing Treloar’s Patron, broadcaster, TV presenter, poet, novelist and gardener. Over the years, he has visited on many occasions including for the opening of the primary playground and Outdoor Learning Centre.
Treloar College student, Ben was super excited to be part of the welcoming group and said afterwards:
It has made my year. It was a surprise. Alan gave me some seeds and told me how to plant them. It was the best surprise.
Peter Cox, a long-standing supporter, said:
Treloar’s is the most worthwhile charity we support as we can really see the value of our donations.
Giving Tuesday is a fantastic opportunity for Treloar’s to say ‘thank you’ to all our supporters who get involved in so many ways: donating cash, taking part in events, volunteering, buying from the Treloar’s online shop, playing the TRELOTTERY, or even running the marathon; all to support the students to live their best life possible.