200 Club

About the 200 Club

The Oxford Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers administers a Bell Fund which offers grants to towers for the repair, maintenance and renewal of church bells. The Bell Fund is a registered charity (number 268390) and the Newbury Branch gives a donation each year to the Fund by running the 200 Club prize draw.

Of the £5 per entry (a member can have multiple entries at £5 a time) half is put back into the prizes pot, and the other half (after expenses) goes to the ODG Bell Fund. Membership is open to anyone aged 16 or over, including friends and family of ringers, and people with no connection to ringing.

2017-2018 draws

The draws and prizes for this year are as follows:
Spring/Summer (drawn during April to June) - £50 and £25
Summer/Autumn (drawn during July to September) - £50 and £25
Christmas (drawn during October to December) - £100, £60 and £30
Winter/Spring (drawn during January to March) - £50 and £25

The draws and winners so far in 2017-2018 are: 

Name Tower Prize
drawn 02-Jun-17
Patricia Napper
East Ilsley £50
Reg Allum Beenham £25
drawn 04-Aug-17
Liz Saunders
Great Shefford £50
Aston Piper Kintbury £25

2016-2017 draws

The draws and winners in 2016-2017 were: 

Name Tower Prize
drawn 03-Jun-16
Bruce Laurie Lambourn £50
St Nicolas Ringers Newbury £25
drawn 02-Sep-16
Kathy Bossom Hungerford £50
Mark Brock East Garston £25
drawn 02-Dec-16
John Sturt Peasemore £100
Jan Williams Newbury £60
Mrs J Prately Midgham
drawn 25-Feb-17
Heather McCarthy
Helen McMaster East Garston

2015-2016 draws

The draws and winners in 2015-2016 were: 

Name Tower Prize
drawn 01-May-15
Shaun Page Lambourn £50
Sarah Chatters Hungerford £30
drawn 07-Aug-15
The Durhams Bucklebury £50
Howard Turnidge Chieveley/Beedon £30
drawn 04-Dec-15
Brenda Scott Aldermaston £100
Margaret Robinson Thatcham £75
Fred Simmons Compton £40
drawn 15-Jan-16
Denise Gaines Hungerford £50
Lesley Park Newbury £30

The distribution of 200 Club members across the Branch in 2015-2016 was:

Tower No. Members
Aldermaston/Brimpton 17
Beenham Valance 7
Brightwalton/Chaddleworth 3
Bucklebury 13
Chieveley/Beedon 9
Compton Parva 2
East Garston 10
East Ilsley 6
Great Shefford 6
Hampstead Norreys 7
Hungerford 24
Kintbury 12
Lambourn 15
Midgham 8
Newbury 13
Peasemore 5
Speen 4
Thatcham 19
Yattendon 1
Unattached 1
Total 182

2014-2015 draws

The draws and winners for 2014-2015 were:

Name Tower Prize
drawn 15-May-14
Ben Waller Thatcham £50
J Sturt Peasemore £30
drawn 04-Jul-14
Ethel Piper Hungerford £50
Alastair McOran-Campbell Bucklebury £30
drawn 03-Nov-14
Ian Park Newbury £100
Jacky Hamilton Hungerford £75
The Durhams Bucklebury £35
drawn 03-Jan-15
Cath Fitsell Hungerford £50
Molly Brown Bucklebury £30


For more information, contact the 200 Club administrator.