The Monday Morning Club, The Holly Tree Club and The HollyTree Trust.
Holly Tree Club in 1950
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The Monday Morning Club is run by and for villagers over 60 and the disabled. The club holds a meeting on the first Monday of each month from 10 am to noon at the Holly Tree in Horsefair; any parishioner aged 60 or over is welcome. Its recreational activities, including outings to the theatre and other venues for club members, are self-funded.
The club was previously known as the Holly Tree Club (founded by Mrs Cora Collin in 1962), and indeed for formal purposes it still is. The change of name was part of a re-launch and change of activity a few years ago. It has a constitution and rules and is run by a committee chaired by Terry Clinch telephone 338711.
The Holly Tree building or garden may be hired by clubs and individuals for events. To use the facilities, please contact the Hon. Treasurer & Booking Secretary Jim Flux telephone/fax 338153. All income realised in this way is used for routine maintenance and improvement of the building and garden; this is the responsibility of the club committee. Recent improvements include a new pedestrian gate on Horsefair and repair to the main gates, the refurbishment of the toilet facilities and carpeting of the club room.
Behind all that is the Holly Tree Trust itself which came into being when, in 1964, Mrs Collin gave her vegetable garden to the Parish of Deddington for the use of the elderly and the disabled. Registered with the Charity Commission as charity No.244503, it has two trustees, Jim Flux and Rev. Hugh White, with the Parish Council as custodian trustees for which the Parish Council Clerk is the contact. The charity holds in trust the land and building for the Holly Tree Club, which is responsible for operation and upkeep. The only income the charity receives is derived from interest on the sum of £1,000 originally donated by Mrs Collin to help with maintenance; this money is held on deposit in a building society.
Part of the land is on a 99-year lease from the Holly Tree Trust to a separate organisation, the Deddington Housing Association. See also the Holly Tree's Charity Commission page - to find it, type in Holly Tree Club into the search bar.