Diary Dates for Witnesham, Swilland, and Ashbocking

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Events take place in the Village Hall unless indicated otherwise. The Booking Clerk for Witnesham Village Hall is Anne Debenham: 01473 785 798.

Weekly events

Please contact the organisers for details.

Mondays: 

Children’s Dance classes in term time only, starting at 4pm. Contact Faye Smith: 07578 545 705 

Tuesdays: 

Post Office at Witnesham Baptist Church, 12.30–4pm.

Tai Ci Classes: Beginners’ class at 5.45pm and at 7.30pm for the more experienced. Contact Marc: 07860 471 748.

Thursdays

Pilates Class: 9.30am, Contact Tracey for details: 07947 650 803.

Post Office at Witnesham Baptist Church from 9am–12.30pm. 

Carpet Bowls from 2–4pm. New members welcome.

Other events in February

Thursday       8:  Mobile Library visits The Green, Ashbocking from 12.20–12.45pm.

Wednesday 14: WI meets at 7.30pm to hear a talk on “Honey- the Journey from Flower to Jar” by Chris and Marion Stephens. Contact  Rosemary Nicol for details: 01473 785 710.

Thursday       15: Mobile Library visits Weyland Road, Witnesham (9.50–10.20am) then at the Moon and Mushroom in Swilland (10.25–10.55am) 

Friday            16: Mums and Toddlers meet in Witnesham Baptist Church 9.15-11.15am.     

Monday 19– Friday 23: Witnesham Primary School Half Term.                                        

Thank you and update from Families In Need

Thank you so much to everyone in our villages who supported FIND’s Christmas Appeal by donating countless boxes of biscuits, chocolates and £720 worth of Gift Tokens to accompany the 500+ Christmas Hampers we delivered to those in need. Thank you also to the Carol Singers and  those who were dining at the Moon and Mushroom who raised £223 from a bucket collection for FIND on two evenings before Christmas.

Now we continue with the daily distribution of food supplies to people whose names have been referred to us by Social  Services and caring organisations locally. It is now the time of year when we receive more requests for these, well as furniture and other household goods, for help with utility bills or support for Rough Sleepers for example. So without the community’s support  for our work  we would be unable to respond. 

Work has also begun on building a facility to store furniture and other household goods on a site adjoining Find’s Food Bank site. This should be finished by the end of February, making it easier to combine our activities on the one site.

All we need now is to enlist the help  of more people to collect and deliver furniture which has been donated or to help with the distribution of the food supplies, as increasing age or holidays sometimes leave us short of volunteers. If you would like to know more about these ways to help please contact Maureen Reynel on 01473 833 351 and leave a message. She will be delighted to hear from you!

Heather Cade (FIND Trustee)

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