Thursday, 13 August 2015

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

BBQ in aid of Hope for Children Fund
Over £1000 was raised at the recent BBQ held in the lovely garden of the Allen Family in Chearsley helping Georgie to raise funds to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in September with the Hope for Children Charity. She will also be visiting one of the schools in Tanzania that works with Hope for Children to see where the money raised will go. If anyone would like to contribute to this worthy cause, please visit Georgie’s sponsorship page at

Ann Veness Memorial Cricket Match Sunday August 23rd
Everyone is invited to come up to Chearsley Cricket Club to watch this annual fund raising cricket match between past and present members of the club in memory of Ann Veness who died nearly three years ago. Ann played a very important part in the development and running of the Club for many years. Her husband and family continue to be involved with the Club today. The match starts at 2pm and the bar, of course, will be open for vital refreshments and burgers and bacon butties available after the game. All funds raised go to the Florence Nightingale Hospice.

Nether Winchendon Village Teas
Delicious home made cakes and teas will be available at St Nicholas Church, Nether Winchendon on Bank Holiday Monday August 31 from 2.30 to 5pm.

Pilates Mat Classes on Wednesday evenings in Chearsley Village Hall
There is now a break during August, but classes will restart on Wednesday September 2 from 6 until 7pm with Debbie Corpe. Classes cost £10 on a drop-in basis or £64 for the 8 week period until October 21. All you need is your own mat as all other equipment is provided . Please contact Debbie on for more information.

Chearsley Show September 5th
The day is fast approaching when Chearsley's annual show will be held in the village hall. This only takes place with thanks to the hard work of a small team of villagers presided over by Joy Payne who continues to contribute to and organise so many activities in the village.
There has been a delay with the printing of the schedules and entry forms, but it is hoped they will soon be delivered to all houses in Chearsley and be available in the shop. Entries must be with Joy Payne or Ann Lewis by Tuesday September 1st.
There are a few rules to be kept to: Entrants must live in Chearsley and only 1 entry is allowed in any 1 class, but there is no limit to the number of classes entered. All horticultural exhibits must have been in the entrant’s possession for at least 2 months (so no nipping off to the Garden Centre on Saturday morning for a pot plant or Waitrose for some tomatoes!) A considerable amount of organisation and planning is required to prepare for the day after the entry forms are submitted so please ensure these are with Joy or Ann in time.
On the day, the hall will be open for the setting out of entries from 8.30 until 10.15am ready for the judging at 10.30am. The Show is then open to the public from 2.45pm, admission £1 and free entry for children. At 3.30pm there will be the presentation of awards and trophies and cash prizes for children’s entries only. The raffle will be drawn after this.
Teas are on sale throughout the afternoon. It is a very friendly, small village show, (with only a tiny amount of rivalry and competition, especially in the Men’s jams tarts) so please try to support it by finding something to enter and come along to join in.

Fund Raising Day for the Nepal Crisis Rock Solid
A village group of youngsters is organising a Fun-D Raising Day for the Nepal Crisis on Sunday September 6 at Chearsley Village hall from 2 to 5pm when there will be a great deal going on – craft fair, raffle, junk sale, jelly bath lucky dip, obstacle course, reverse videos, cake sale, trash or treat, name the toy, sponge throwing and apple bobbing. Fun for all the family. Please come and support Rock Solid which is a group for older children of 10+ who meet up once a month for a meal, watch a video clip and have a debate. More details can be found on the St Nicholas church website.

Bingo at The Bell - with the end of the holidays comes the return of the regular evenings at The Bell. Bingo will start again (subject to confirmation by Sharon) on Tuesday September 1st at 8.30pm when there will be some good cash prizes to be won, a raffle for charity and a special Bingo player’s price for a meal before play starts. The on-going snowball game on the 3rd game of the evening is currently standing at £220 – some lucky person could be a winner in September.

Services at St Nicholas:
  • Sunday August 23 at 10am Family Service
Diary Dates:
  • Sunday August 23 Ann Veness Memorial Cricket Match 2pm at the Cricket Club
  • Sunday August 30 Sunshine Club garden Party Fashion show and sale 2pm at Tyringham Hall
  • Sunday August 30 BBQ at The Bell 4.30 to 7.30pm
  • Saturday September 5 Chearsley Fruit and Veg Show in the village hall
  •  Sunday September 13 Chearsley Classic and Vintage Fun Day 12 to 5pm in the Cricket Field, Winchendon Road.
  • Monday September 21 Parish Council Meeting at 7.30pm in the village hall