3 Years on!! Our aim, as was 3 years ago when we began is still to support the community of St. Michaels whatever their age and need as best we can.
We have a good group of volunteers and during these sad times of coronavirus another 7 volunteers have come forward (we already had a list of 12 volunteers).
No one knows what a client may need, whether some shopping, or an errand, postal services, prescription and chemist services, visits to hospital, doctor, optician, chiropody appointments and many more. Sometimes a friendly contact, visit or call can relieve isolation and loneliness.
Whatever, someone is looking out for us and in regular contact.
It is with great joy I wish to announce to you all that we have been offered a grant from the national lottery fund towards the refurbishment of our village hall at St Michael’s. We are returning the contract soon in agreement to this wonderful offer and hope building will begin as soon as the builder is able.
My many thanks go to Eric Hudson, Pat Mutton and Stuart Plested for the hard work, many meetings and determination in getting the applications prepared. This didn’t happen overnight, almost 3 years!
Thanks go to you all for your supporting events and activities which have helped raise funds along with a brilliant committee, who have all helped to match fund our final sum required. Well done to all, a little uplifting news in these very sad and worrying times.
50 years on from Abbey Road and the boys are still very much with us! Well they will be this year at St Michaels village hall on 12th July at our Beatlefest. There will be many performing for you singing sons and tunes you will remember!
If you would like to perform a Beatles song or know of any others who would like to please let us know!
We would also like to hear from you if you have any posters, photos, memorabilia you are willing to lend us for an exhibition in the village hall.
The Beatlefest will start at 12 midday and will continue till late. There will be several food kiosks, bar, music performed throughout the day and other attractions. Look out for further information!
On Saturday morning 25th April there will be a flower making workshop with recycled plastic bottles. We plan to make these large flowers for the Open Gardens weekend. If you would like to join this workshop 10am – 12pm please let Anne Wallace know.
You need to bring your own scissors and you will be expected to use spray paint and a glue gun.
Please can you start collecting large and small plastic bottles.
What a good job it was that we ordered that extra key of Hobsons! With all those thirsty Sea Shanty Men and over 70 audience guests there was a very busy atmosphere.
By the first half of entertaining is the atmosphere was exhilarating – we had been cheered up no end. the Sea Shanty Men really warmed the cockles of our hearts! Were entertained with a number of songs appertaining to the sea, sailors lives, adventures and deaths! All very amusing and a lot of audience participation! The faces on the audience said it all, lovely glowing faces, laughing most of the time.
Mike Jenner gave a great tribute to Stuart, telling us about his forthcoming voyage around the U.K. this year and his plan to raise funds towards pancreatic cancer research.
I hope you will agree this event was a successful evening of relaxation and good fun! We thank the Sea Shanty Men for their time and entertainment and of course yourselves for coming along. The profits are helping tremendously with our refurbishment funds – THANK YOU.
This was a tonic welcomed by everyone this February 2020, possibly a prescription needed for many during the relevant miseries we are enduring at the present.
We look forward to many future events this year, please keep and eye on the website and noticeboards!