Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

Michael Edmonds
Chearsley has lost a very public spirited member of its community on the death of Michael Edmonds on Thursday November 8th in hospital. He had been a Parish Councillor and Chairman for many years, an AVDC District Councillor and served on countless committees. His funeral will be held in St Nicholas Church, Chearsley, this Thursday November 22 at 11am.

Chearsley Remembers The Great War Centenary 1918 to 2018 on Thursday November 29th - 7pm for 7.30pm start in The Village Hall.
Come and share an evening of memories with two Chearsley villagers, Alan Mitchener and Fenella Tillier. Alan Mitchener has researched into two family members who served on the Western Front in WWI and will briefly outline the course of the war, his research and aspects of life at the Front and answering any questions. Fenella appeared in an hour long documentary in 2010 “Finding the Lost Battalions” on Channel 4 which will be broadcast during the evening followed by a Question and Answer session with Fenella to share some of her unique experiences. Entrance is free and refreshments will be served. A collection for “The Not Forgotten Association” will be made.

Elevenses on Saturday December 1st from 10am to 1pm in The Village Hall.
Everyone is welcome to come to this Christmas Food fair with gifts, decorations and goodies on sale. Also a raffle, in aid of St Nicholas Church and The Children’s Society. Please contact Alicia at alicia@greatbarn.net if you are able to make a cake or donate a raffle prize. Donations of crafts or food for the Goodies stall are most welcome. Contact Anne Pratt on anne.jpap@gmail.com. If you would like to run your own stall for a donation of £20, please also contact Anne.

Community First Responder for Chearsley
First Responders are local volunteers trained by South Central Ambulance Service to attend patients experiencing a life threatening medical emergency. They are able to respond to a local emergency within minutes to provide basic life support care until the arrival of the ambulance. Equipment and expenses are met by fundraising activities and charitable donations. I understand that there is currently no First Responder living in Chearsley, unlike other nearby villages. If anyone would like to find out more about what is involved to play a vital part in saving someone’s life please phone 01962 898090.
If you haven’t already attended one of the free CPR and Defibrillator training sessions in the Village Hall, I would suggest you book to go on the next one. You will learn how to respond effectively if someone stops breathing to provide that vital lifesaving help before the ambulance arrives, and how to operate the defibrillator.

Christingle Service at Chearsley Church
A delightful candlelit service for everyone, when every child receives a lighted Christingle will be held on Sunday December 2 at 3pm. A collection is made in aid of The Children’s Society.

The Hiding Place is the story of a devoted Christian family who set out on an incredible rescue mission of the Jews during WWII. The production takes place on Monday December 3 at 7.30pm in Cuddington Church by The Oddment Theatre Co. Tickets can be bought online at www.oddments-theatre.co.uk for £10 or from St Mary’s Centre, Haddenham. The play focuses on God’s influence on Corrie’s life and how God gave her the strength and means to do His work in terrible circumstances.