Eleven teams vied for the Village Quiz Challenge Cup last week and raised £310 towards the cost of a new Friendly Bench from Plastecowood – that’s well over half way!
Quizmaster Mike Morrisey, with support from Anita & Pauline, delivered a quiz with 10 rounds of 10 questions and a bonus picture round of 45 famous places (like Angel Falls). The halfway point was time for the Raffle which contributed £90 to the overall sum raised. The rounds were:
The Gardeners 2021-22 Programme Started in Wrabness
Despite being unable to meet up since early 2020 the Gardeners’ Club have tried to keep in touch with members; they have done this via email newsletters and also through a self drive visit to Strandlands, Wrabness. Strandlands is an NGS garden; the visit gave them a chance to meet in the lovely setting of an unique, natural garden overlooking the estuary. They also had a stall at the Village Fete in July to publicise the group and to attract new members. They reassured visitors that they are a very informal and friendly club of enthusiastic amateurs; their joint ambition being to gain inspiration and advice from interesting and experienced speakers.
Now that Autumn is rapidly approaching, with shorter days and cooler weather and with the ending of social gathering restrictions we plan to resume monthly meetings from September. They have already booked a full programme of speakers for 2021/2022 dependent upon Covid regulations. All being well, they look forward to being back in the Orpen Hall on Monday, 20th September at 7.30 pm. They look forward to welcoming existing and new members. The full programme will be available at that meeting; it will include a very short AGM and a talk by Roger Pawsey, a rose grower.
After that, on 18th October, Richard Grant, Head Gardener from Madingley Hall, Cambridge will be their speaker. In November they will be learning how to make a Christmas Wreath and they will finish the year with their annual Christmas Quiz evening in December.
Day 67, several weeks into unprecedented weather and virus, HMG has issued a raft of information to prepare for a heatwave. Some of the key elements of this are summarised below with a link to the full advice. Other topics are:
Heathlands PTA members are buzzing with ideas to help them raise funds for the school. If you want to get involved in any of them then let’s start with some key activities (more details will normally be put out nearer the time):
The Big Bang Quiz is aimed at any 11 – 18 year-olds who would enjoy a quiz and several other activities this Friday 11th October. All you need to do is turn up at St Mary’s Church between 7:45 pm – 9:30 pm, donations optional. The quiz is being organised by the Wired Youth Group.
St Mary’s Church is holding a quiz evening on 6th July, to raise funds to help finance the work of their Families’ Worker, Jo Jeffery. If you wonder what Jo does; she works with all the 3 village schools in the local Church community, toddler and youth groups. She supports staff and leaders getting alongside families providing valuable Christian input.
St Mary’s Church update for 22nd March provides listings of services and other events and news. This update includes Praise on 4 Café Church, Fellowship Meal, Easter and an update on the Treasurer vacancy.