Monday 4th Monday Morning Group 10.15 for 10.30am
Tuesday 5th FOSA Bingo 7.30pm
Thursday 7th Mobile Library 9.55-10.10 outside Haymead House, The Street
Saturday 9th Fund-raising tea – 2-4pm at Tanglewood, Daisy Green Lane
Sunday 10th Ritzy Afternoon Tea in the Village Hall
Sunday 10th Soiree at West Barn Place Farm 6pm. Please book in advance
Monday 11th PCC meeting at 2pm
Tuesday 12th Hilltop Women’s Group Garden Party Rose Cottage 6.30pm
Wednesday 13th Lunch Club 12 for 12.30 Advance Bookings Please
Monday 18th Monday Morning Group 10.15 for 10.30
Saturday 23rd Annual Village Fete
Tuesday 26th Gardening Club visit to Beth Chatto’s Garden. Sold out.
Wed 27th History Group: Ipswich Transport Museum Tour at 19.30, Ipswich
Tuesday 3rd Hilltop Women’s Gp outing to Somerleyton Hall
Sunday 15th Village Treasure Hunt 2pm
Saturday 21st Guided Walk of Georgian Bury St Edmunds at 17.00
Tuesday 24th Gardening Club visit to Woodwards Garden, Coddenham
Sunday 10th Ritzi Tea
Sunday 10th Soiree at West Barn Place Farm 6pm. Please book in advance
Saturday 23rdJune-the Fete with theme of Great Britain. Make the most of this one folks!! Raffle tickets will be included with the June Newsletter but if you want an early start ask Katie.
Sunday 15thJuly a walking treasure hunt and afternoon tea. The hunt starts from the hall at 2pm and tea may be taken from 3pm.
Saturday 25thAugust is the Flower, Produce and Craft Show.
On Saturday 15thSeptember is a Music Quiz-get a team together to try to outwit the usual culprits. Music old and new, classic and pop and maybe a picture round too!
October 6thSaturday is the Harvest Horkey while the Children's Halloween party is on the 27th.
In November we hope to hold the Craft Fair as usual.
And finally in December the 'Other Quiz' is on 1stDecember and a Christmas Party for Children on 15th...and of course the Plum Pudding Walk between Christmas and New Year.
The 49 Club has currently 'earned' £1900 for the Village Hall and additional chairs are being purchased and quotes gathered for lining, insulating, plastering and painting the store room. Thanks for those vital pounds sterling and we hope the re-launch of the Club as a 59 Club will happen soon.
Thank you and enjoy our lovely facilities when you can.
Sunday 15th July Treasure Hunt from 2pm with 'Afternoon Tea' available from 3pm.
Bank Holiday weekend in August sees the annual Produce and Craft Show.
Saturday 15th September is a Music Quiz with a wide range of musical questions-not just pop or opera!
Saturday 6th October is the Harvest Horkey.
For younger people October 27th is the Halloween Party.
There will be a November Fair with the date yet to be finalised.
Saturday 1st December is the Annual Village General Knowledge Quiz.
And once again for our younger villagers is the Christmas Party on 15th December-with Santa again promising to come!
The date for the Plum Pudding Walk has yet to be decided upon.
We hope to see everybody at the Fete and if you do have spare time on Friday, Saturday or Sunday to set up, run or tidy please let Katie know as soon as possible.
The Friends of Mendlesham Health Centre (incorporating Bacton Surgery)
JOIN US FOR A COFFEE MORNING Thursday 7th June 2018 9am – 12noon
BACTON MANOR SURGERY: - COFFEE - CAKES – RAFFLE
We would be grateful for donations for raffle & cake stall
Please leave contributions at either surgery from 4th June. For cake stall kindly bring to Bacton on 7th June from 8.30am.
All proceeds go towards equipment to benefit both surgeries
Soiree 2018 Sunday June 10th 6pm
Mel and Tom Rowe are very kindly hosting this event again at West Barn, Place Farm from 6pm. It's a very popular event and you need to book please with Margaret Knights as numbers are limited.
For £10 each you have a wonderful supper then the opportunity to entertain, or be entertained, as you wish. A pianist is on hand, so bring music if you need an accompanist. You may just enjoy the talents of others though so no pressure!
The next deadline for syndicate orders is 30 June. If you’d like oil please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. An explanation of the scheme can be found in last September’s newsletter but if you don’t have that to hand please let me know and I’ll forward details.
You should hopefully have received an envelope with this newsletter containing 3 books of draw tickets for the Grand Draw. Could we please ask that you return any ticket stubs and money or unwanted tickets in the envelopes to us by 23rd June. They can be given to any of the committee members (Katie, Denise, Jocelyn) or a member of the village hall committee. They can also be put in the post box on the front of the village hall or returned on the day. If you would like to buy tickets but are unable to return them please inform one of us.
Thank you to those of you who have volunteered since the May newsletter was issued. We have entertainment and fun with a Great Britain theme laid on for the afternoon of 23rd June but the fete committee still needs your help in several ways:
For the stalls:
Cakes and savouries for the tea tent and cake stall
Bottles for the bottle tombola
Drink (bottles and cans) soft and alcoholic for a new idea we are trying.
Any prizes for the grand draw
Contact Katie Durrant for storage or take to the Grimmer on the day or the night before please.
Set up and take down teams
From 6.30pm on Friday 22nd June – meet Nigel Merriam by the Grimmer
From 9am on Saturday 17th June – meet by the Grimmer
After the fete – Saturday evening – take down and clear away, Sunday morning too.
Phone if you are available to help please let Katie Durrant or Nigel Merriam know.
Stalls need to be set up and ready to go when the fete is opened at 2pm.
If you can volunteer to look after a stall
Email Katie Durrant with queries Kdurrant.email@example.comOr phone 766574
We hope that you will all have a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon and Thank you for your help.
Plant Stall at the Village fete
Can you please bring any plants that you have been growing for the fete to the Plant Stall tent on the morning of the show please.
It is most helpful if you label them as I’m sure we’ve mis-sold more than one unlabelled plant over the years!
Village Afternoon Tea and Chat
An informal gathering for tea and biscuits. Open to all, young and old; dogs welcome too. Afternoon tea at the village hall happens every Wednesday from 2-4pm except Lunch Club days. As much tea/coffee as you can drink for only £1.
STOP PRESS – Now includes an opportunity for Table Tennis practice in the adjacent room..
On the night of 12thMay 2018 Katie Durrant and Tamsin Little walked 26.2 miles around London in their bras to raise money for breast cancer. This year Katie did not ask people to sponsor her but instead would like to invite anyone who would like to donate to join her and Tamsin for a Cuppa and Cake between 2pm and 4pm on Saturday 9th June at Katie’s house - Tanglewood, Daisy Green Lane. We look forward to seeing you as many of you as possible. Katie and Tamsin
The next deadline for syndicate orders is 30 June. If you’d like oil please email me or call if you’ve no access to email. An explanation of the scheme can be found in last September’s newsletter but if you don’t have that to hand please let me know and I’ll forward details. Jerry.
We need more help!
Several people over the last month have needed help with journeys to local G.P's and hospitals. We have only a few drivers on our list and would be grateful for more volunteers. It probably works out at one journey each per month - not too difficult.
We also need a co-ordinator so we can give Ali a break. She has been doing it for several years. This would involve picking up phone requests for help and ringing round
to find a driver.
For more information please ring either Sheila or Sue.
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Thank you so much to all the people who have recently joined up. There are a few numbers left and I am still making my way around the village.
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