We are pleased to report that the Curry Lunch on 9 November in TM&L Village Hall raised the total sum of £550.00.
Donations have been made of £370.00 to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, and £180.00 to The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund.
Many thanks to all who supported this worthwhile event.
Gerard Wyllys Andrew Freemantle
Thursday 27 November 7pm at All Saints Church
Sue Butterworth will talk about her career as a free-lance television drama producer and director. Question time will follow.
Admission on the door £4, to include glass of wine and tapas.
Save the Children Fund were absolutely delighted to hear we had got to the figure of £586.15 through our Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Coffee morning in the Church fund-raising endeavours recently.
The girl I spoke to at SCF said that she had never heard of a “Pyjama Breakfast” (her words) before…and I suspect my describing (with a generous amount of poetic licence) folk walking through the village in dressing gowns for the occasion prompted her “We think you’re all great” comment…mind you she was mightily impressed by the sums raised..
So, perhaps we are great!
Many thanks, Paul Speakman
Our village was awarded the runner-up prize for previous winners of the Best Kept Small Village in the 2014 competition. At the award ceremony, on behalf of TM&L PC, Councillor Wayne Wills was presented with the above framed picture and a cheque for £50. This picture will be stored in the Village Hall, alongside all the many other such awards.
Well done everyone for keeping our village neat and tidy. Apparently, the judges look out for weeds and unkempt hedgerows, so keep them tidy, please.
And they look at notice-boards to see if they are kept up-to-date. We now have a nice new notice-board at Launceston Farm, to complement those already at the telephone kiosk and the Village Hall. So the Parish Clerk, the Neighbourhood Watch and the Village Hall Committee are under no pressure!
Cream Teas organiser June Davey posted the accounts yesterday and said:
” Thanks to every-one. We made £1656.10, this year, and we made £135 plus Gift Aid for Save the Children. Altogether this amounts to £1791.10. “
Over the last 12 years, since 2003, the Cream Teas have raised a grand total of £16,207.27 Well done everyone!
13th 10.00am Church Coffee Morning
This will be held in All Saints Church on the same day as the Historic Churches cycle ride. There will be a Bring and Buy Produce Stall and any money taken will be put towards the framing of the Stoneleys altar frontal. Please join us if you can.
28th 10.30am Worship for all Harvest Festival Celebration
Donations of food would be gratefully received at this Harvest Thanksgiving. All will be given to the Blandford Food Bank. They are unable to accept fresh produce, but dry or tinned goods are very welcome, as well as fruit juices and UHT milk. If you are unable to attend the service, feel free to leave your gifts in the church.
At long last, the footbridge over the River Tarrant has been refurbished by Dorset CC Highways. The centre vertical rails were replaced and the whole bridge given a fresh coat of paint. All we need to do now is do the same with the sign-post!