It does seem a long time since I was tearing my hair out with HSBC. Shortly after that, I took advice from someone else with a small NFPO and contacted Links International, an umbrella organisation who, for a small charge, take care of all the finances. The big bonus is that they can claim gift aid for us!!
A mountain of clothing arrived in plenty of time for the swishing party and even money was arriving through the letter box. There was some concern about how much wine to buy, but in the event not one glass was drunk!! I even bought decaff tea after the last event