We had a lovely evening at The Gate on 16th December singing carols and having our Christmas raffle which raised £359 for the Christmas Day Lunch at Matlock Football Club.
We held our AGM on September 2nd and reflected on the past year, especially the fund raising we did for the Air Ambulance and Helen’s Trust, which resulted in a grand total of £3160 to be split between them.
Our retiring chairman, Di Dakin, was thanked for her untiring work, kindness and generosity in her truly amazing 31 years in the post. She was presented with Blue John jewellery, flowers and champagne and the members provided food and drink for a social evening.
We had a beautiful day and strong support at our Mega Tombola on 18th August, raising more money for our two charities.
Our next charity event is a Mega Tombola at The Gate on 18th August 1.30 – 6.00. All donations and offers of help will be gratefully received.
On July 1st we all met at the Village Hall to set off on our mystery trip for our summer outing. Before we set off we had drinks kindly provided by Di to celebrate the end of her time as chairman.
We arrived at the New Bath Hotel, Matlock Bath and had an night of lovely food, drink and talk. It was a very loud and enjoyable evening.
Our summer walk was from the Village Green, up the steep climb to the top of Foxholes Lane and then on to Joe Neville’s shooting ground. Seven members walked and luckily, after 11 days of non stop rain, had a dry hike up. More members drove up and had refreshments ready. Anyone who wanted to shoot clays had a go with others watching or giving advice!
Our next meeting is on Monday 3rd June. Our speaker, Elizabeth Holloway, will give a humorous account of her life and travels on a narrowboat.