our only event in December,
the Christmas Draw and tea party at Durrington Community
Centre. An excellent tea, organised by Barbara and many
helpers, with crackers, party poppers and Christmas
presents, was very well supported by some 76 members, all of
which was preceded by our Annual Christmas Draw.
Amazingly we have done it yet
again with new record takings of £2,204.00 even ‘tho’ some
of our regular sellers said it was “Hard going” this year.
So many members manage to sell £10 - £40 worth and I
thank you all for your efforts but I must mention our roll
of honour sellers once again; Shahab (lovely son-in-law) 103
books, Janet Jones 101, Clare Colfer 100, Joan white 90,
Terry Studd 185, Mogs Killner 112, and our past champions
again topping the list Gill White 207, and Roger Brand
282. I really don’t know how you manage it – I don’t think
I even know 282 people (I sold 29!!)
Selling the tickets might be
the hardest job but we couldn’t arrange it all without the
super donations of prizes and cash. I bought the first
three prizes and the other 27 were all donated and I was
especially pleased to see a good number were won by members
actually at the Draw. Just out of interest the first prize
– the TV set was won by someone in Gatwick, the second prize
– the camcorder by a person in
Selsey and the third prize – Christmas Hamper went to Hove.
My personal thanks go to all my helpers on the day, Betty,
Roger, Roger, Terry and Bill.