News of our Summer Barbecue

We had a very successful Summer Barbecue yesterday evening(July 18th) at Rob and Fran’s wonderful place at Little Yardbury. A huge thank you to both of them for this.The weather was better than anticipated and a fine time was had by a large group of people both young and old, enjoying the food, drinks, games and company. It would appear that we made a profit of about £411 – which considering there was no entrance fee or ticket money, was amazing. The raffle, enthusiastically organised by Tony and Antonia, made £143, the food (well done top chefs Neville and Kimmo) made £97, the bar £148 and the cream teas and auction ( thank you Carolyn and Ross) £22. There was a child’s YD purple polo neck jumper left at the end, so if you are missing one, please contact Fran.  

 You may recall we recently announced that, thanks to the hard work of Janet and Kimmo, we had received an awards for All  grant of £8,100. Janet tells us about this award:   “The Big Lottery Fund distributes half of the National Lottery good cause funding across the UK. The Fund aims to enable others to make real improvements to communities and the lives of people most in need. Awards For All England have granted our Umborne Hall £8,100 to help build the car park area.  This generous grant enables us to include lighting for the car park for better safety, especially useful in winter months, a bridge over the stream and good access for all to the hall. We look forward to seeing you all there very soon!”  

Emails: we now have 71 local families on our email list with a few more about to enter the world of modern technology and get computers! If you know anyone else who would like to join this group to receive regular emails about what is going on in the area, then please do let me know. Kind regards – Rick