Balcombe

MACMILLAN EVENTS – The Toddler Group are hosting a Coffee Morning on Thursday morning 24 September in Bramble Hall during the normal Toddler session in aid of MacMillan. The next day Joan in Badgers Cottage also has a MacMillan Coffee Morning on Friday 25 September between 10.30 am until 12.30 pm. You can be sure of a warm welcome and an opportunity to sit and relax in her lovely garden (weather permitting) or cottage whilst enjoying coffee and biscuits, all for a good cause.

CINEMA – Tickets are on sale now in Threads for the next film in the Victory Hall which is on Friday 25 September at 7.30 pm and is “The Woman in Gold” starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds. The film is a PG and tickets are £6.

BALCOMBE FLOWER CLUB - Lucinda Knapman is our demonstrator for Friday 25 September and her title is “A Florists Perspective” which does give the idea that this demonstration will give a new viewpoint to how flowers can be viewed in an arrangement. Our last demonstrator Pat MacDonald certainly gave us a new viewpoint on how to make the most of “Offcuts , Overs and Stumps” with some stunning ideas. We have been very fortunate this year to have brought in new names to our list of demonstrators who have certainly given the seniors a run for their money. The Club will be celebrating 45 years at our Annual General Meeting in October. Meetings held in the Parish Rooms 7.30 for 8.00 pm.

61 CLUB COFFEE MORNING will be held on Saturday 26 September in the Parish Room from 10.00 am until 12 noon, and we hope you will all pop in for a coffee and a chat. While you are there, have a go on the raffles and tombola, buy a delicious home-cooked cake or other goodies and browse the bring-and-buy and book stall for that bargain. Any donations of raffle or sale items will be gratefully accepted on the morning. Entrance Fee is 50p to include coffee and biscuits.

CRAFT GIFT & LOCAL PRODUCE FAIR - The next Fair will be Saturday 26 September from 10.00 am until 2.00 pm in the Victory Hall when the charity table will be taken by the Chestnut Tree Hospice the children’s charity. The final date this year is Saturday 7 November.

Stalls will feature handmade knitted accessories & gifts, candles/wax/ fragrances, cards, scarves & handbags, silver/pearl jewellery, children’s goods & soft toys, doggie goods & confectionery, crocheted items & out-door wear, specialised crystal & glass stones jewellery made with Sterling Silver, fused glass objects, upholstered items including small chairs, raffia bags, prints, cushions, clocks etc. Phoenix Cards and Usborne books will be there too.

In the Forest Room catch up with Richard and his sausages and pork products, Mary with jams, chutneys, honey and cakes and Gareth with lovely chocolate truffles and other sweets. There really is something for everyone at this Market so come along, have a spot of lunch and get thinking about whose birthday is coming up.

If you would like more information and would like to showcase your own craft idea then call Glenda Thomson on 811462, she would love to hear from you.

BALCOMBE CLUB LOTTO DRAW takes place in the Club on Saturday 26 September at 6.00 pm. Tickets are selling fast for the legenday Blockheads who return to the Club on Saturday 4 October. Call 01444 811226 to book or visit the website www.balcombeclub.co.uk

APOLOGIES FOR ERROR – last week I published incorrect information about the Gardeners’ Trophies at the Autumn Show – in fact Joost Van Mierlo won the Margaret Hughes Cup for the most productive allotment and not the High Coombe cup.

ST. MARY’S CHURCH Sunday 27 September – 8.00 am Holy Communion, 10.00 am Parish Eucharist and Sunday School. Wednesday 30 September 9.0 am Monthly informal meeting in the Rectory - Bible study and prayer.

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