We like to support projects that make Midhurst a better place. In the past, we have paid for seats to be placed at strategic points around Midhurst, and we have supported renovation schemes. We planted an oak tree to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the visit to Cowdray by Queen Elizabeth I on 15 August 1591. We also donated funds to West Dean College of Arts and Conservation to help train master craftsmen in conservation skills, helping ensure such expertise continues to exist in West Sussex.
We are currently looking at the following projects:
1. Improvement of footpaths along the River Rother
2. Not that this would be a financial donation, but we are working with Midhurst Town Council on an exciting new project for the Stag Garden Roundabout (by the bus station).
Let us know if you have ideas for ways in which the Society can help Midhurst.
In April 2019, using money from the Mrs E G Carne legacy, we donated a defibrillator to the Midhurst Sports Association - sited at the Cowdray Pavilion. We were assisted by The Community Heartbeat Trust, the UK's leading community defribillator charity.
George Burdfield, Director of Rugby - Midhurst Rugby Club
Katherine House, Captain - Midhurst Stoolball Club
Peter Glass, Chairman - Midhurst Cricket Club
Harvey Tordoff, Project Manager - The Midhurst Society
John Whitby, Chairman - Midhurst Sports Association
Andrew Down, President - Midhurst Rugby Club
and the famous Cowdray Ruins!
Defibrillator in North Street
In January 2019, drawing on our legacy funds from Mrs E G Carne, we donated a defibrillator to the town (outside Tesco in North Street) sharing the cost with the charity Tesco Bags of Help.
Photo (by kind permission of Midhurst & Petworth Observer) shows Mike Balmforth (TMS) Peter Shaw (TMS) Zoe Nunn (British Heart Foundation) Judy Fowler (Midhurst Town Council) Sue Balmforth (TMS) Sue Tordoff (TMS) Harvey Tordoff (TMS) Dave Woods (Tesco)