Graham Smith

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Macmillan Coffee Day: Judy Barker and friends will be hosting another Macmillan Coffee Day on Saturday, September 28, 10am-1pm. This year the event will be held at Darley Memorial Hall, Sheepcote Lane ,Darley. Due to all your support for these amazing people who help so many affected by this terrible disease, we now need a larger venue, more space to sit and chat while enjoying tea, coffee, scones and wonderful cakes, also there is more car parking. We also have a tombola, raffle, cake stall, and other stalls. Last year over £2,000 was raised, so please come and support this worthwhile cause. Anyone wanting a lift please ring Judy 781512.

Nick’s Quiz, Royal Oak, Dacre Banks: the next quiz will be held on Sunday, October 6 at 8pm to raise funds for Dacre Banks, Crown Green Bowling Club. The quiz has a £2.50 entry fee per person, included is a pie and pea supper and several prizes. Preferably teams of no more than four but not enforced. It is advisable to ring Anna or Steve on 780200 and book a table. This also helps with the catering, although not essential. Just come and have some fun, we will find you a space and it is for a good cause.

Free Cafe Style Event: a morning with Barbara Butler, wife of Bishop Tom Butler, executive secretary of Christians Aware, author, traveller, and builder of bridges.Gandhi, the Beatitudes and Living in the Real World, Saturday, October 5, 10.30 for 11am at Christ Church Community Centre, Main St, Darley. Come for coffee, talk and discussion, and bring lunch to share if you would like to stay a little longer. There will be a voluntary collection to cover expenses, and make a donation to Christians Aware. For more information and to reserve a place, please phone 01423 781862 or 01423 781013.

Dacre Short mat Bowling Club: the AGM was held on Saturday, September 14 and it was agreed to start the winter season at Dacre & Hartwith Village Hall on Friday, October 4 starting at 1.30 pm. Old and new members are most welcome to attend. The AGM passed a motion to increase membership fees to £15 per person per season but maintain the attendance fee at £2 per session. Non-members to pay £5 attendance fee with £3 being allocated towards attaining full membership status. These were the first changes implemented to fees for five years but with rental costs having increased over this period it has become necessary. Short mat bowling can be enjoyed by adults of all age groups with or without experience so if you are interested either just turn up or telephone Stewart Goosey on 01423 712322 for more information.

Summerbridge WI: the next meeting is on Monday, October 7, 7pm in Dacre Village Hall when a member of the fire service will be advising us How to keep safe in the home.The competition is a safety slogan. Visitors and new members will be made very welcome.

Church services: Sunday, September 29 Providence United Reformed Church, Dacre Top Mr M Imeson at 9.30am. Summerbridge Methodist Church Mrag Waterfield at 10.30am. Darley Methodist Church Holy Communion with Deacon Rowland Wilkinson and Rev Chris Stark at 10.30am. Holy Trinity Church, Dacre Banks Said Matins at 9.30am. Dacre Braithwaite C of E Primary School Family Harvest Holy Communion at 11am.