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Timmy Mallett's Portraits Help Pinder Hall

(24 June 2003)

Money raised from the sale of Timmy’s 50 Portraits of Cookham is going to help local Cookham Charities. The most recent charity to benefit is the Cookham Village Pinder hall, in Lower Road.

The village Hall is currently being refurbished with a great new sound system, and loop for the hard of hearing.  

Timmy Mallett’s Portraits of Cookham have given Cookham Village Pinder hall £250 for five much needed, new tables.  The hall is used a lot and so there is a certain amount of wear and tear on the tables and chairs, so this gift was a very welcome one. 

As part of the refurbishment of Pinder Hall the new tables will make a difference to the many users of Cookham village Pinder Hall.  Among the many groups using Pinder Hall regularly are Bridge clubs, quizzes, parties, lectures, markets stalls, aerobics, keep fit classes, W.I. market, badminton, salsa dancing, yoga, plant sales, antique fairs and the many theatrical productions seen in the village.  The Pinder Hall really acts as a central part of Cookham life.

Timmy is delighted to help “I’ve been to lots of functions at the village hall and I’m really pleased we have been able to help like this. People have been very generous, especially when they knew the money would go towards Cookham charities. We are delighted to be able to help so many smaller organisations that would otherwise struggle to find funds.” 

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Timmy Mallett presents a cheque for the tables to Jackie and Nigel Topping

Pictured with the new tables are Pinder Hall Organisers Jackie and Nigel Topping. “This is part of our ongoing plans to keep Pinder Hall up to date in its facilities. Our next project will be the refurbishment of the entrance lobby, and toilets and we’re hoping to get more new tables and chairs. We’d like to have some new stage curtains too.” 

The hall is a large one and is expensive to maintain and keep in good condition.  The floor which has been totally replaced a few years ago and is refurburished yearly is said to be one of the best in the South East.

If anyone can help with further donations to Cookham Village Pinder Hall, contact Jackie Topping on 01628  524438

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