VIRTUAL TEA PARTY

VIRTUAL TEA PARTY

A big thank you to everyone who participated yesterday and to all who have made a donation. Thanks to your generosity a total of £550 has been raised, which with gift aid amounts to £617.50. The Just Giving page remains open if anyone else wishes to make a donation. The cup cake competition was won by Margaret Holden, with Jo Brearley a very close second.  Well done everyone!

Thanks again.

Jude

MAKES FOR XMAS

MAKES FOR XMAS

We just managed to squeeze in our socially distance “live” session before Lockdown. It was a fun couple of days and  a lovely change from meeting on zoom. Everyone was determined to make as many items as they could. Below is a selection of the results

 

 

GOLF 1940

GOLF 1940

Golf was still being played at the Richmond, England, golf course while the Luftwaffe dropped bombs on it.

In 1940 the Luftwaffe air force dropped bombs on the golf course in Richmond. Now, you’d think that would stop golfers from playing there, but that wasn’t the case. They just had new rules made:

That’s how important a match of golf was for them. Pretty crazy.

Gly Bosanko 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last game before Lockdown 2 

 

GARDEN CARPENTRY

GARDEN CARPENTRY

On Friday 23rd October a group of hardy gardeners met in  Kevin Steele’s garden to create bird boxes and garden planters. Armed with saws, drills and hammers, the team spent the morning developing their skills with great results. The bird boxes were hinged to enabling year on year cleaning and the holes ensured entry for only smaller birds.

Thank you to Kevin for arranging this was event with proceeds going to our charity of the year: MACMILLAN CARING LOCALLY.

HANGING BASKETS – Colour for Winter

HANGING BASKETS – Colour for Winter

Kevin Steele gave us a chance to brighten up those winter days with floral hanging baskets. During the session he explained the process of layering the bulbs and plants to provide colour throughout the Winter.

As a novice in this area, I found the session to be extremely informative as well as enjoyable. It was a chance to beneficially get your hands dirty on a beautiful Autumn morning. We worked from defined areas in his garden which gave the opportunity for social distancing and compliance with the “rule of six.”

Thanks must go to Kevin for providing his plants and bulbs for the baskets which generated further funds for Charity.

Anne Hutton 

GOLF IS BACK

GOLF IS BACK

FU3A K19 Golf

Nine intrepid golfers gathered at Parley Golf Centre for our second meeting of this Covid-hit 2020/21 year.

Armed with our masks and sanitisers and playing socially-distanced golf, we played our way around what was for everyone a new venue.

Luckily, despite the wet weather of the moment, we had a largely dry round and everyone seemed to enjoy the few hours that we were on the course, despite one or two members losing their bearings at one stage!

Let’s hope that we can get another meeting in before winter really sets in.