News from Shalstone

Real Coffee Pop-up Shop, Saturday 2nd December 10.30am to 12 noon in the Reading Room - Coffee, tea and home made cookies. We will be very grateful for plants or cakes to sell.

The money we raise is for the Reading Room's maintenance funds and running expenses. This year Elspeth has had to pay £550 for insurance and utilites for the Reading Room. As you can see we really need your support to keep this very special little building, the social hub of our village running.

Concert of Christmas Music by the Benefice Choir, Thursday 14th December - This will be Christmas music sung by the choir. The congregation will be able to sing a few carols.

Family Carol Service, Saturday 23rd December - A traditional carol service for all the family to enjoy. Mulled wine and nibbles will be served after both the carol service and the carol concert.

Carol Singing - We haven't decided when to hold carol singing round the village. We will let the people who usually come out singing know as soon as possible.

Sad News - Beryl Lesley who lived for many years with husband Jack in Shalstone died on the 16th October. She lived to the very great age of 96. She was a very talented gardener and made a beautiful garden at her home Tree Tops. Her last few years were spent in Wendover. Our condolences to her family.

Harvest Supper, Friday 20th October - Well we beat all records this year and raised £1220.48 at the Harvest Supper. What a fantastic amount of money. What a very generous lot of people we have in our small village of Shalstone.

Of course many, many thanks to everybody who cooked the delicious food, made donations to the auction and helped set the room up and cleared up afterwards. Andrew Morgan, as usual, was on top form as our brilliant auctioneer. You are a real star Andrew, thank you so much. We all had a great time.

Village Quiz, Friday 10th November - Once again Jackie and Andy Cullen organized a very tricky quiz to challenge us. The team that was last on every round had to wear some horrendous wigs that were soon being thrown around the room. The winners of course wore more attractive hats. It must have taken ages to prepare for the quiz. Thank you very much Jackie and Andy. We raised £240 for church funds.

Macmillan Coffee Morning - Patricia Shillington would like to thank everybody who came to her recent coffee morning for Macmillian Cancer Care. She raised £270.

Please Save your Postage Stamps - BucksVision is a charity supporting blind and partially sighted people in Buckinghamshire. Elspeth is involved with the Buckingham Division and she would be grateful if you save 1st and 2nd class postage stamps, (leaving no more than 1cm of envelope around each stamp please) to help with their fundraising.

FREEPOST envelopes can be requested or please leave with Elspeth at Brook House. This is an on-going collection - not just over the Christmas period. Details are on the notice board outside the Reading Room. Very many thanks.

Church Cleaning for December: Elspeth and Ina 

Church Cleaning for January: Amanda and Patricia




Janet Nicholls

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