Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Hilary, a dear friend and colleague recently passed away after suffering from a brain tumour. Hilary was one of the kindest, most thoughtful and caring people I have ever known and even when she was suffering so much herself, she would constantly make reference to how lucky she was in comparison to those in the third world who struggle every day to find enough food to eat and water to drink.

She supported this charity (Practical Action) who work together with people and their communities to find practical solutions to the poverty they face. Their vision is to create a sustainable world, free of poverty and injustice in which technology is used for the benefit of all. They use simple, innovative ideas to help people change their lives for the better.

We though this would be a fitting way for us to remember Hilary and would like to encourage you to give any amount, be it large or small to this worthwhile charity.


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Raising money for

Practical Action

Practical Action

Charity Registration No. 247257

Practical Action helps people use technology in the fight against poverty. It works in partnership with communities to develop practical answers to their problems, based on local knowledge and skills and putting people's needs first.

Raising money for

Run by Practical Action

Charity Registration No. 247257

Donations 31

BBC NOW Cake sale...!

Donation by Anonymous on 03/02/16


Another cake sale from BBC NOW!

Donation by Anonymous on 26/06/15


+ £97.89 Gift Aid

BBC NOW Cake Sale!

Donation by Anonymous on 13/01/15


+ £36.52 Gift Aid

Another BBCNOW cake sale!

Donation by Anonymous on 14/08/14


+ £46.86 Gift Aid

BBC NOW cake sale!

Donation by Anonymous on 08/04/14


+ £51.80 Gift Aid

Donation by BBC NOW cake sale on 06/12/13


+ £55.00 Gift Aid

Another £15 from the players of BBC NOW!

Donation by jane sinclair on 21/09/13


+ £3.75 Gift Aid

This is a donation from the players and admin team of the BBC NOW - guess what - more cakes!!

Donation by jane sinclair on 20/08/13


+ £42.50 Gift Aid

Recipe books are selling well! Thanks BBC NOW

Donation by jane sinclair on 26/07/13


+ £10.00 Gift Aid

Yet more baking!! £85 raised.

Donation by jane sinclair on 16/07/13


+ £16.25 Gift Aid

The BBC NOW has a Recipes for Hilary pamphlet and we have so far raised £60.

Donation by jane sinclair on 20/06/13


+ £15.00 Gift Aid

More baking and selling! The orchestra won't fit onto the stage!! Thanks to everyone at BBC NOW

Donation by BBC National Orchestra of Wales on 29/04/13


+ £46.25 Gift Aid

We will all miss such a highly principled lady. Hilary's chosen charity is so apt for all the beliefs that she stood for, and was passionate about.

Donation by Naomi Gaffney on 13/03/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Learned today of Hilary's passing. Such a pleasure helping Hilary with her computer for the past few years. Rest in Peace Miss Minto & thank you.

Donation by Ant Marsh on 04/03/13

Donation by Ken Graham on 16/02/13


+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Donation by jane sinclair on 13/02/13


+ £77.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Penny Newman on 08/02/13

BBC National Orchestra of Wales Cake Eating Competition

Donation by Anonymous on 06/02/13


+ £10.00 Gift Aid

Yet more cake baking and eating!

Donation by BBc National orchestra of wales on 04/02/13


+ £5.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 29/01/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Andy Farquharson on 29/01/13

Donation by Sarah Horner on 29/01/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Sarah Hiom on 27/01/13

Donation by Anna Cleworth on 23/01/13

Donation by Rhiannon Gravell on 23/01/13

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£2,949.89
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,949.89
  • Gift Aid£693.56

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