Friday, 14 September 2012

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Oli Babington
Oli, who had been running The Bell with Sharon for almost 7 years, died very suddenly on Tuesday September 11th aged 38. Oli and his family has been part of the Chearsley community for many years, attending Chearsley school and then returning as Landlord of The Bell. In this role, he has been at the heart of many village celebrations and activities, known to almost all villagers who are all shocked and saddened at his early death. Our hearts, prayers and love go out to Sharon and their two boys, Harry and Charlie, knowing that the love and care of their close family and friends is there to help and support them.

Harvest Supper in Chearsley Village Hall
This will take place on Saturday September 22 in the village hall at 7.30pm when there will be a two course meal and entertainment. Tickets cost £10 and are available from Claire on 01844 208087 and Angela on 01844 202105

Harvest Festival Service at Chearsley Church
We are all invited to the Harvest Festival Service on Sunday September 23 at 10 am. Donations of fresh fruit and vegetables are most welcome as well as dried foods such as pasta, rice, sugar and tinned food which can be used in the kitchens of Steppin’ Stones Centre in Oxford. This centre provides day long support for the homeless and vulnerably housed people wanting to move forward in their lives away from street-life and addiction.

Mobile Library
This is next in the village on Monday September 24 from 12.20 until 12.45pm.

Concert in aid of Scannappeal at Cuddington
As part of the 25th anniversary activities for Scannappeal, a concert is being held in St Nicholas Church, Cuddington on Saturday October 6th at 7.30. A programme of classical music, music from shows and everything in between will be performed by Sheilagh Armitt (soprano) Debbie Alder,( mezzo-soprano) and Ian Westley (piano). Tickets cost £10 each and are available from James Frost of The Old Rectory, Cuddington HP18 )BG, telephone 01844 290768 or email Scannappeal is a Bucks-based charity providing advanced medical equipment for local patients.