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Our 2022 Carols by Candlelight concert was magical


The Vasari Singers, conducted by Jeremy Backhouse, enchanted - in the sublime setting of Christopher Wren's masterpiece, St Stephen Walbrook - especially with O magnum mysterium.

We heard moving testimonies from some of those whose lives have been transformed by grants from the MVMF in 2022.

And that doyen of wordplay, our Host Sir Richard Stilgoe, delighted guests with his take on The Spirit of Christmas... in fact, he was so entertaining that, by popular request, he's recorded this video so you can click here to enjoy it again!


Last chance to buy ‘Our Time’ 2023 Calendar

Exclusive 2023 Calendar with artwork created by the ‘Our Time’ women artists at HM Prison Send (and alumnae) as part of their Social Enterprise. The programme is delivered by Watts Gallery Trust and funded by the Michael Varah Memorial Fund.

£8.00 per copy

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‘Our Time’ Notecards

Original art Notecards created by the ‘Our Time’ women artists within HMP Send (and alumnae) as part of their Social Enterprise. The programme is delivered by Watts Gallery Trust and funded by the Michael Varah Memorial Fund.

£5.00 for a pack of 5 cards (148 mm square) including envelopes

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Lemon still life

On the other side



Harvest mouse

Siamese fighting fish



Pheasant Strut


Buy Art Postcards by ‘Our Time’ artists

Original art postcards created by the ‘Our Time’ women artists (and alumnae) within HMP Send as part of their Social Enterprise. The programme is delivered by Watts Gallery Trust and funded by the Michael Varah Memorial Fund.

60p each or £5 for 10 cards of your choice

Please specify your choice of designs

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Blue Tit

Field of Dreams

Egg Plant




Flying High






Highland Cow

Turtle Dove

Tenby Boats




Just hanging on

The Next Chapter

Vine leaves




Attention all Shipping

Lion King

Blue Tower




You can only take so many knocks


Midnight Garden


To place your order and make payment

Please email or call 01483 567688 stating:

Choice of product/design (see images)

• Quantity required

• Name, address, telephone number, e-contact details

• Whether you wish us to post to you or you will collect

• We will then contact you to advise on postage and packing costs (if relevant) and to arrange method of payment

Our MVMF Christmas Appeal 2020

We raised over £6,500 – and we want to THANK YOU all!

Our Carols by Candlelight concert with the Vasari Singers could not take place last December, because of Covid. Instead, we launched our MVMF Christmas Appeal 2020.

If you want to see the film again or missed it before here it is – we hope you enjoy:


And Sir Richard Stilgoe recorded his ‘Lockdown Christmas Poem’ for us to share with you. Click here for that treat, once you have watched the film.


The Michael Varah Memorial Fund privacy notice

This is the privacy notice for the Michael Varah Memorial Fund, a registered charity. In this statement, the words ‘we’, ‘our’ or ‘us’ refers to the Michael Varah Memorial Fund. This notice describes how we will collect, store and use your personal information along with the rights you have in relation to your personal data.

We may collect information about you because of: your telephone and/or email interest in our charity and the work we do, or we have met or been introduced and communicated either verbally or via email.

By communicating with us by telephone or email, you are consenting to us storing and using the personal information you have provided us with as set out in this notice. If you do not want your personal information to be used or stored, then please do not provide us with any, or if you believe we already have personal information about you that you wish us to delete please contact us and ask for it to be deleted.

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We treat the information you provide us with as confidential. We do not sell any personal data to third parties, and we do not share any personal information about you to others.

Protection of your information
Your information is stored on a secured computer and any handwritten notes are stored in a locked cabinet.

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