Enjoyment was certainly on the menu for the Safari Supper in May. Over 100 participants dined across the Village; last minute requests to join in regrettably had to be turned down. Starting with drinks in St Agatha’s and concluding in the Red Lion, the evening raised £1,479.
On Saturday 19 June a Concert in St Agatha’s provided a platform for the display of a wide range of Village talent. Sadly such talent was not evident in some quarters the previous day in erecting a marquee on the site of the planned extension for interval drinks! Nevertheless the event itself was a great credit to all the performers and a further £1,260 was raised for the Appeal.
The following day saw an invasion of the village for our Open Gardens festival, blessed with marvellous weather. Great to see streets and gardens thronging with visitors. An impressive £4,734 was raised with 699 people paying the entrance fee. Sincere thanks to all who worked so hard to make all three events enjoyable as well as successful.
With the planning application submitted we now turn our attention to asking for pledges of financial donations. While almost £30,000 has been obtained towards the £50,000 we seek from the local community, one third of the total project cost, we will not succeed without substantial support from residents.
An appeal leaflet is inserted into this issue of The Villager. Hopefully this will answer any questions you may have about this project. If you are able to help we will be most grateful. The more that can be raised locally, the less that has to be secured from external sources.
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