Fundraising/100 Club/Events

We raise as much money as possible for many developing countries through a variety of fundraising events and through regular donations from supporters. Please use the BT My Donate button to donate directly to COAT via a card payment. Alternatively, if you are willing to donate through payroll giving, click here to access the Payroll giving form. If you would like to donate to COAT using another method, please contact our Treasurer Helen Roberts on 01228 544590 or email via this website.

The COAT 100 Club is now up and running!

We have started  a 100 Club to raise funds for new projects in developing countries. Members pay £1 a month (to be paid yearly). Up to 40% of the funds collected will be given in prizes. Click  on the link below for more details and how to join.

COAT 100 club form and rules (Cumbria)


Thank you so much to all those people who donate both regularly and on a one-off basis to COAT. In 2016, donations amounted to £3200.66.

 Forthcoming fundraising events:

We’ll be having another quiz with Keith Batey on Saturday 3rd February 2018 at Warwick on Eden village hall. Please contact us via the website for further details and for tickets.

Previous fundraising events:

We had a very successful and enjoyable ceilidh at Low Hesket village hall with the Eden Valley Ceilidh Band on Saturday 25th November 2017. About £400 was made, which will be put towards projects in 2018.

On the 8th and 9th June 2017 we had a stall of “Crafts from around the World” at Maddy Prior’s Stepping Stones festival, Kirklinton Hall, north Cumbria. We raised just over £300 and everyone enjoyed the event. See us there again next year!

Keith Baty hosted a quiz on Saturday 18th March 2017 at Warwick on Eden village hall. It was a fun evening, and raised a magnificent ££568.90.

Thank you so much to Maddy Prior for collecting money for COAT on her Winter 2016 tour. And thank you to all those who donated: £1020 was collected, to be spent entirely on projects.

18th November 2016 – a ceilidh with the Eden Valley Ceilidh Band at Low Hesket Village Hall. We had a fantastic evening and everyone loved the band. We made £685 so a big thank you for all you came and contributed to this success.

We had a very enjoyable Burns Night Supper cooked by local celebrity chef John Crouch on 30th January ’15. Many thanks to John for the delicious food and for his ongoing support  for COAT. Thanks too to our patron Maddy Prior for opening the evening with a song, and to all those who contributed music and readings. We raised around £285 towards future projects.

The quiz on 28th November ’14 was a great success. Many thanks to Quizmaster Keith Baty and all who helped. £286 was raised which will be spent on projects.

Former trustee Anna Heneghan raised a fantastic £300 from her sponsored triathlon in August ’14 – a fantastic effort!

In January ’14 we had a delicious Chinese meal cooked by Cumbrian chef John Crouch  – thank you to John for his continuing support of COAT. This evening raised a fantastic £510 towards future projects.


Also in January we received a magnificent donation of £716.82 from Warcop and Sandford Churches Together. Thank you so much to all those involved in raising this money for COAT projects.

Thank you to those trustees who attended a joint bag-packing day at Sainsbury’s with COWC (Carlisle One World Centre) on 23/11/13. This raised £166.40 for COAT.