Donations: to the parish church as a result of the recent gift day have now reached the excellent sum of £2,111. Thanks to everyone who supported the church in this way. The harvest festival service followed by lunch in the village hall last month enabled a donation of £258 to be sent to Christian Aid. Many thanks to the ladies who provided an excellent meal.
The annual Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support: raised £451, many thanks to everyone who contributed in any way. Thank you also to Johnsons of Whixley and Skipbridge Coop for their donations of plants and raffle prizes.
Improved childrens’ play area: there was an excellent turnout for the opening ceremony on Saturday, October 6 for the improved childrens’ play area on the village playing fields. Refreshments were provided in the pavilion afterwards and the new equipment has been extensively used since.
Bistro Evening: another successful bistro evening took place last month. In addition to providing an excellent social evening these events have now raised £1,400 for the village hall improvement fund. Thanks to Nigel and Fiona Robertshaw for all their hard work.
Two Theatre productions: in the village hall last month were excellent.. The Bad Apple group and the Stars Theatre group we very well received, providing entertainment and much needed funds for the village hall.
With Christmas fast approaching: the village will be treated to several Christmas Fairs. The Main Furniture Co hold theirs in their showroom in Green Hammerton on November 18 and 19 the parish church will be holding theirs in the village hall on November 24, the school will be holding theirs in the school on November 25, and St. Johns House in the village hall on November 28.
The next event for the village hall: will be a painting and craft exhibition and sale on the afternoon of December 1, followed by the launch of the plans for the new development and an auction of various donated items. A glass of wine and refreshments will be served at the evening event for which a charge of £5 will be made. The ongoing “buy a brick” appeal is providing useful funds for village hall and showing support for the venture from the village residents. £2,700 has so far been donated with contributions being made on a daily basis.