Thursday before Christmas, the charity continues to support the elderly in our community, as it has done for nearly 200 years.
In 1824, a villager from Chalfont St Peter, a charitable woman named Maria Taylor, bequeathed a sum of £300, to be spent on buying bread, coals and blankets for the needy and destitute for her village at Christmas. Now, almost 200 years later, Maria’s gift is still giving to vulnerable villagers who may not have the resources to spend a little extra at Christmas time and a small treat, hand delivered by the charity’s 3 trustees, can go a long way in making a person feel a little of the Christmas magic that some of us take for granted.
You’ll notice that 5% of the profits from fine art print sales from this online shop will be donated to the Maria Taylor charity. I also hope that supporting this charity will help raise awareness of this relatively unknown but extremely important cause.