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Worthing & Sussex Branch
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BBQ 2015 5th July 2015


Well its BBQ time again, and although were not quite sure, this could be BBQ number fifty or thereabouts, the very first polio BBQ taken on by Barbara and Bob was after a chap called Mr Linfield, who some of you may remember, had to cancel the BBQ he was due to hold at his house for the local polio group so Barbara stepped in and offered to host the BBQ at their house in Lancing and the rest is history, a BBQ every year from then on without fail, we held sixteen annual polio BBQs at their previous house in High Salvington, a lovely house, but perched on a steep hill, which made it particularly challenging to get everyone safely into the garden, but we did it but it was hard work, electric wheelchairs and mobility scooters were quite rare back then so most were man handled down the steep slopes.  Their present house in Findon Valley is much easier being on level ground.

Anyway there were about sixty people in attendance this year, and as usual all were served by very willing volunteers, friends and family, with a lovely BBQ meal which included all the favourites and a super pudding followed by water melon then teas and coffees, super, and its a many thanks to the band of merry helpers that kept up the pace despite the heat and humidity of a hot July afternoon.

As always the raffle was very well supported, and raised 140, the tombola raise another 58, which was very good indeed.

I had quite a number of pictures to choose from, they were taken by Karen S and Janet with a few from Clare and Kaylin, many thanks, the group photo at the bottom of this page, was taken by Karen Z and yes I know she appears in the picture, but the picture of her was taken from a photo that Janet took earlier and I photo shopped her in the group scene, hope you like it, if you would like a high res copy just ask and Ill email it to you.
Cheers and beers all, Robin

   The Cooking department yum yum
  Brenda and Liz on Drinks
  Gill and Mary
  Robin and helpers on Tombola
  Carol with Cora and Peter admiring their tombola win
  Sue and Mavis
  Joan and Roger
  Roger on Raffle with Carole and Clare
  Karen and Kes
  Kerry and Betty
  Peter and Jim
  Wake up Martin
  Mavis and David enjoying their burnt offerings
  Roger and Gordon
  Farhun Colin and Shahab on cooking
  Farhun Colin and Shahab on larking around
  Janet and Roger
  Jim and Martin
  Mary and George
  Pam with Sue and Audrey
  Ashley and Becs
  Garden looking very colourful
  Me and my lovely gals
  Helpers Karen Kes Barbara and Gaynor
  More helpers Andrea Beulah Becs and Hollie
  So organised
  Most of us pose for group photo