Thursday, 6 May 2010

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Chearsley Camp
The second year of Chearsley Camp is being held over the weekend of May 22nd and 23rd, when all Chearsley residents are invited to come along to all or  any of the events,  among them singing round the campfire, rounders, village trail and an open-air family service.
Tickets are now on sale costing £2.00 per person, with under 3s free. Tickets will allow you to come to as many of the events arranged as you like.  Please contact Sharon Sampson for more information or to buy tickets, or click here. It is hoped to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity, a charity set up to help people escape from poverty housing around the world. Help is being asked for large cardboard boxes which will help to make a shanty town,  a large BBQ,  volunteers to  take tickets at the gate, and a volunteer to provide rounders equipment. If you can help, or need more information, Sharon’s number is 208740

Chearsley W.I.
Their next meeting  will be on Tuesday, May 18th commencing at 2.00pm. Chearsley will be discussing and voting on the  NFWI resolution of “The clear labelling of food”. This will be followed by a chocolate experience, when there will be many home- made -by –the- members chocolate dishes to try.  Visitors are welcome.

Dementia Forum
A new regular  monthly service is commencing  on Tuesday, 13th July (the second Tuesday of the month)  from 2.30 to 3.30pm at Haddenham Medical Centre, when anyone suffering with dementia, or who is a carer of someone with dementia is invited to call in.  Professionals and others with experience of coping with dementia will be on hand to listen and to help answer questions and concerns and to advise about  what help may be available. There is no need to book, just come along.  The aim of the forum is to enable  us all to become better informed about the illness.  Please phone Mike Tullett with any questions on 01296 747463.

Bingo at The Bell
There was another good turn out for Bingo on Tuesday 4th, all eager for eyes down and to be the first to shout “line” or House”! There was good fortune for  Katriona Towell, who was celebrating her 18th birthday that evening with friends. Our usual callers, Paul and Andy, entertained us with their double act, including an unscheduled pause in proceedings while they looked for a missing ball. A torch eventually throwing light on the difficulty. I don’t think they really found it, as not enough of my numbers were called!  £43 was raised by the raffle which will go towards the costs involved in Chearsley’s fete next month. All good village fun and to be repeated on June 1st.

Baby Birth Congratulations
Sandra and Tony Saunders of Chestnut View, Winchendon Road, are delighted to have become proud grandparents of their first granddaughter, Amelia Lily Hope. Congratulations and good luck to their daughter Natasha and James with their first child.
Frances and Diana Heybrook have also just become parents to a son, born May 5th at Manor Farm.
Congratulations to both of them.