English Fair Fund
16TH FEBRUARY 2011: This morning Nick's English Fair Fund page has been updated with the EFF accounts.
English Fair Fund Accounts
January 2010 to December 2010.
Nick Griffin MEP, salary tithe £8,706.64
Nick Griffin MEP, donation re. Personal Allowance under-spend £3,524.23
Nick Griffin MEP, donation re: participation payment (ComRes Euro Poll survey) £88.11
Donations received £20.00
Sale of MEP Commemoration Cards £79.50
Total Income: £12,418.48
Tickets (Far East Prisoners of War Remembrance Service) £200.00
Groceries, toys, etc. (Salford gas explosion evacuees) £310.00
Charity Christmas Cards x 2000 £840.00
Equipment (inflatable kayaks, life jackets, wet suits, paddles, pumps) £2,893.79
Capri Marquee (28ft x 8ft) £4,409.77
Bank charges £0.12
English Fair Fund Accounts July 2009 to December 2009.
Nick Griffin MEP, salary tithe £2,296.51
Participation payment (ComRes Euro Poll Survey) £88.00
Sale of MEP Commemoration Cards £156.50
Total Income: £2,541.01
Printing (MEP Commemoration Cards) £180.00
Total Expenditure: £330.00
23RD NOVEMBER 2010: HELPING to maintain the traditions and heritage of the North West as well as improving the quality of life of the under privileged in the region is the key goal of Nick Griffin’s English Fair Fund.
Nick donates 10% of his gross monthly MEP salary and the surplus from his attendance allowance to the fund for this purpose and has provided help to many good causes over the past 12 months.
Sports clubs struggling for funding and heritage projects needing resources have been helped. The MEP has also provided emergency supplies to those left homeless after the Salford gas explosion.
The largest cash donation that the English Fair Fund has made was £1,000 to the Cumbria Flood Appeal, but it has also invested £6,000 in equipment such as the boats and lifejackets for the region’s under-privileged youngsters to use, and a marquee available for community groups when promoting their projects at local summer fetes.
The MEP for the North West Region of England was particularly pleased that the kayaks were used on a trip to Ullswater in the Lake District (right centre) when political assistant, Adam Walker, arranged the day out for a group of youngsters to make full use of them.
Nick has also supported a charity helping to save the historic steel lattice headgear in the former pit village of Astley Green - the last one still standing in what was once the great Lancashire Coalfield (above right).
In a letter to those battling to save the headgear he wrote:
“Our coal mining industry was built on the toil and sacrifice of generations of mine workers, and landmarks such as the colliery headgear should be preserved as a testament to their dedication in providing energy for the nation.
“I wish you and your colleagues well in your admirable endeavours to preserve our heritage for the education and enjoyment of future generations.”
Nick was also very pleased to respond to the ‘Save Oldham’s Station Canopy’ campaign, with another donation.
The East Lancashire Railway is raising funds to buy the Lancashire & Yorkshire canopy (below right) which currently stands at Oldham Mumps station. The station is due to be demolished following the closure of the Oldham Loop line between Manchester and Rochdale.
The canopy is an historic remnant of the great achievements in rail transport of the Victoria era and Nick believes that it is important to preserve this piece of Oldham’s heritage for future generations.
If your sports clubs or heritage project would like to be considered for a small donation, then please contact the constituency office of Nick Griffin MEP at email@example.com