Village Hall News May-June 2017

Race Night was a great success in April hosted by the inimitable Ray Wharton.  Some people were lucky, others not so, but a good time was had by everyone.  A tasty Ploughman’s half way through the evening and drinks from the bar added to a fun and lively night out.  A grand total of £779 was raised with £350 donated to the EACH Nook Appeal and the balance to Village Hall funds.

May’s Community Café embraced the Bic C’s “Big Cuppa” campaign with £120 being raised from Café funds and donations for this excellent local charity.  We were extremely lucky to have Big C founder, Claxton resident and Community Café regular, David Moar MBE, to tell us a little of the charity’s beginnings and the continuing innovative work of Big C our fundraising helps to support.  From its first fundraising event in Claxton & Carleton St Peter Village Hall in 1980, the Big C has mushroomed into the incredible organisation it is today and in addition to providing greatly needed support to those affected by cancer, has contributed to Norwich being recognised as fourth in the country for cancer research and development, after Oxford, London and Cambridge.

The Community Café is always keen to promote good causes and local events and is held from 10.00 – 12noon every second Tuesday of every month at the Village Hall for teas, coffees, delicious home-made cakes and savouries.  Everyone is welcome, so if you haven’t been yet, do come and give it a try.

Our ever popular Quiz Night returns to the Village Hall on Saturday 17th June.  Please arrive from 7pm for a prompt start at 7.30pm.  Tickets are £10 and include a delicious two course home-cooked meal with drinks available at the bar.  Teams to be of six people. If you would like to come, but haven’t got a team of six, we are happy to organise people into teams for the night.  To book a place for this very popular event, ring Julia Kaye on 01508 480527.

Now that Summer is here, there is no excuse for not getting out and about in Claxton and Carleton St Peter with your cameras to take photos for the Photographic Competition. This year the theme is “Our Villages” and we are looking for photos which reflect our two villages and can have any subject matter as long as they are taken within Claxton or Carleton St Peter.  Anyone can enter and there will be separate categories for adults and under-14s.  Entries will feature in an exhibition which will take place at our Macmillan Coffee Morning on Saturday 30th September from 10.00am at the Village Hall and the winners will be chosen by a guest judge.  We hope that lots of you will come to support national cancer charity Macmillan, who do such great work, whilst enjoying the Photographic Exhibition at the same time.  Following the success of our 2017 calendar, we intend to produce another for 2018 featuring the winners and most popular photos from this year’s competition.  Please send or deliver your entries to Jo Bissonnet at Duck Cottage, 3 Ferry Road, Carleton St Peter, NR14 7AY by the closing date of 31st August.  Jo can also be contacted on 01508 484081 or jobissonnet@gmail.com for more information.

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