Todays bring and share lunch also marked the last service that Mike was to take with use before he leaves for pastures new. He and his wife were presented with some flowers and a gift envelope to thank them for their ministry over the past two years. His speak mentioned a new term to us in which he mentioned how his daughter calls us the "bush church" - which being as we are out in the country compared to most in the circuit seemed a good analogy to us!
The bring and share lunch was a success with plenty to eat as usual and even puddings.
Many thanks for helping to make this event such a success .Hope you have recovered by now and will be delighted to see how much money was made over the weekend. Many visitors said how much they had enjoyed themselves.
REFRESHMENTS; 138.10 (apart from the Methodist Church)
TOTAL £ 3060.02
This means that both Alzheimers and Parkinsons have received £1530 each for research into these terrible diseases .
The Methodist Church also collected £458 from teas provided there. Costs overall were kept to a minimum and only amounted to £42, all of which came out of the tea money, leaving them with £416. This means that £3476.02 passed through our hands over the weekend.
Lots of people gave up their time to help and the event could not run without your support. Thank you again.
Prizes have been distributed.
Ticket 598 1st Prize Planter's Hamper - Angela Lowndes
Ticket 124 2nd Prize Planter's £20 voucher-John Plunkett
Ticket 342 3rd Prize 2 bottles of wine -Rob Braker
Ticket 553 4th Prize 8 Dahlias -Keith Woodward
Ticket 30 5th Prize Herbal hand creams- Graham Burkin
Ticket 471 6th Prize Garden jigsaw -Stephen Lockhart
Ticket 92 7th Prize Biscuits- Phil Grantham
Many thanks to all who supported the raffle.
A wonderful weekend with sunny skies and thronged crowds packing the village to view the gardens. The tea, cakes and coffee just about lasted and even the morris dancing ladies had dry grass to dance on. All in all a very successful weekend with a massive thank you to all our volunteers and keen gardeners. If you missed the weekend here is a small snap shot of some of the scenes you could have viewed.
The effort was all worth it as we have a raised a sizeable sum to be split between charities supporting Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease.
Whitacre Congregation is a vibrant mix of young and old who enjoy meeting for Sunday worship. Do come and join us.