CHURCH FETE 2016
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GREETHAM CHURCH FETE REVIEW 2016
What a great day, and the rain held off! The fete was opened by our Rev Marcus Purnell and his wife Jane who was given a posy of flowers by Evie Hines.
The Church would like to give massive thanks to all those who contributed to the fete. We are ever grateful for your support and generosity in making this event a success. Thank you for your donations to the stalls, raffle and tombola, for sourcing materials for the games, for cake baking, for providing lots and lots of help on the day and for turning up to enjoy yourselves. The winners of the Men’s caking baking was returning victor, Robert Macleod-Smith; the Young Harry Weston cake baker was Tiffer Purnell with a close second by Jessica Douglas who also won the vegetable figure competition with a delightful sheep!
If you are doing your Duke of Edinburgh award next year and would like to help with the fete as part of your volunteering activity then please contact Sylvia on 812925. We have helped someone with both their bronze and silver awards in the last couple of years.
We raised in excess of £2,200 which will go towards our funds for repairing the church roof.
Thanks from the Church Fete Committee
First Greetham Cafe event
We had over 40 people there and a good time was had by all. This will happen every Thursday from 10 am to 12. Good coffee, good cake, good company! See you next week!
From our own correspondent, Anne Yates aged 9 +
This was my second Soup and Sweets. It was a cold day and the snow was just melting. So I opted for the thick tomato soup to start with. It was delicious and warmed me up. Next followed minestrone soup. It tasted great. After a short interval I got stuck into the roulade and meringue. Pops had the same with cream and whipped cream too!
My sister won the last prize in the raffle. 120 best Yorkshire tea bags!. Fortunately Granny agreed to buy them off her so she was well happy. £175.70 was raised for flood victims by the raffle.
Thank you very much to all those who did such a splendid job making and serving the food.
Excellent evening last night at the Community Centre. Don organised a Ceilidh to raise money for the Syrian refuges. McGoo did their stuff and Billie and Colin provided hot dogs - all very much appreciated.
Gathering donation to Air Ambulance
Gathering Triples Air Ambulance Donation
On Thursday October 22nd, the Greetham Gathering’s Committee and helpers met with Charlotte Marson from the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance Service (DLRAA) at Colin Easson Motors in Cottesmore, Rutland, to present a cheque in support of the DRLAA. In 2014, the first year of the Greetham Gatherings, the committee were able to present a cheque to the DLRAA for £450. 2015 has proven to be a much more successful year for the Gatherings, and with all the extra sup- port from the public – and in particular from the good folk in Greetham, the committee were delighted to present a cheque for £1500 to the DLRAA.
The picture shows Martin Fairbairn, treasurer for the Greetham Gather- ings, present a cheque for £1500 to DLRAA representative Charlotte Marson. In the picture are, from left to right: Gilbert Thomas, Charlotte Marson, Roly Easson, Debbie Easson, Malcolm Radford, Mike Carr and Martin Fairbairn.
The Greetham Gathering is an informal meeting of owners and enthusi- asts with interests of classic and vintage motorcycles, cars and other ve- hicles. It is held once a month on the third Thursday of May, June, July, August and September, in the grounds of Greetham Community Centre, Great Lane, Greetham, Rutland LE15 7NG. The event is open from about 5:00pm until dusk. All are welcome – with or without a classic or vintage vehicle! We invite visitors to come along and savor the relaxed setting and informal atmosphere. Relax and enjoy a drink (hot and cold!) and a bite. We offer hot fast-food, cakes, teas, coffees, and a licensed bar. There is ample parking with tarmac for the motorcycles.
All profits are donated to the local Air Ambulance service (DLRAA) and we also have a raffle to further that cause. Further and up-to-date infor- mation can be found at our website – www.greethamgathering.co.uk
We look forward, with your support, to the 2016 Gatherings being even more successful and raising even more for the DLRAA. Thank you for all your support in 2015.