'Christmas in the Cloisters':
What a magical start to Christmas! It was a delight to see so many
friends and neighbours and visitors thronging the Cloisters. The
queue to see Santa in his wonderful Grotto was epic, the band (all
members of the Roade Community Orchestra) were marvellous as always
and everyone seemed to be having a grand time.
We also raised around £1500 to keep our beautiful Joy Mead
open for everyone to enjoy all year round.
Thank you to all the huge team who made it happen - and to everyone
who came, donated and supported us.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Harvest Supper: A very social
evening with great home-baked food and a lively auction.
Thank you to everyone who baked and donated
and bid. The evening raised nearly 1000 pounds for our local charities
which was fantastic.
Concert by 'Back in Time on 24 July': What
a great evening! The forecast thunderstorms never quite made it
this far and it was dry all night. The band - on their first gig
for 18 months because of the pandemic - were terrific and had everyone
up dancing in the Cloisters. It felt like a real celebration - thank
Joy Mead Tea:Nearly 50 of us gathered
together on the 10th July for a lovely social evening. Thank you
to everyone who joined in - particularly our new residents - and
a big thanks to all the helpers and bakers. The generous donations
from everyone meant that we more than covered the cost of the 'free'
meal, raising a total of £269. Thanks everyone!
Farthingstone Open Gardens: Another
fun and hugely successful day with the village hosting lots of visitors
from far and wide. The rather grey and chilly weather didn't seem
to dampen anyone's spirits and everyone seemed to have a good time.
The magnificent array of over 40 cakes were almost all consumed
(and declared 'delicious'!) and the impressive display of home grown
plants attracted lots of buyers.
Thank you very much as always to the magnificent team who worked
so hard to make it all happen - plus all those who donated and of
course to all our lovely visitors. Between all your efforts and
support, we raised an amazing £2500 for our village charities.
Farthingstone Foot Fest 2021: A
gorgeous sunny day brought 140 walkers and runners from far and
wide to tackle various length of challenge through our beautiful
countryside. Well done everyone - your enthusiasm and determination
is an inspiration to us all!