Hello to all!

Well, what a busy few weeks we have had since we last wrote! On Saturday 22nd April we held our annual pensioners afternoon tea party, and what a time was had by all! The afternoon had a great atmosphere with 50 residents from across our villages coming together to catch up, enjoy some light entertainment and of course eat plenty of cake! I think it’s fair to say that no one (volunteers included!) left hungry and we have our wonderful Friends of Goodwill to thank for their deliciously sweet donations! Events like these do not run themselves and we are so grateful for the wonderful support we have received, from the very kind help in getting the hall and kitchen set up and ready as well as the help we received from our young volunteers in serving tea to our guests. We were also fortunate to have The Singing Butcher join us to perform many classic hits that our guests thoroughly enjoyed… apologies though for the sing-along chorus who could be heard ‘singing’ in the kitchen!!

Our next big event in the calendar is our summer fete, which this year will be taking place on Saturday 2nd September, 2-5pm. We are currently finalising plans for the day’s schedule, but we will be sure to have the all usual stalls, refreshments, games and central ring with entertainment, along with some exciting new additions. The summer fete is always an incredibly well-received event and we look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible!

What seems like plenty of time for planning and preparation for the summer fete soon disappears as we head towards the summer months. As I am sure you are all fully aware by now, we really are continuing to rely on the support of our community of villages to secure the future of these kinds of events and therefore we would like to reach out now and ask that if anyone is able to help as a Friend of Goodwill in either the setting up, managing of stalls or the tidy-up operation, we would be incredibly grateful. Please contact us on info@wrestlingworthgoodwillfund.org.uk and let us know how you would like to support.

One final thing we would like to remind readers about is our Resource Award that offers financial support for students 16+ who are starting courses from September. we want to ensure we are supporting younger residents in our villages who at the start of their new courses and/or academic year, can often experience a significant outlay for mandatory materials and resources. We will be advertising the award via our Facebook page in the coming weeks and would encourage anyone who is eligible to apply when applications open. If you have family members, friends or neighbours who may benefit from this award, please let them know to look out for more information that will shortly be made available.

 

We look forward to continuing our support of our villages and thank all for your continued support of us – we couldn’t do it without you!

Hello to all!

Well, what a busy few weeks we have had since we last wrote! On Saturday 22nd April we held our annual pensioners afternoon tea party, and what a time was had by all! The afternoon had a great atmosphere with 50 residents from across our villages coming together to catch up, enjoy some light entertainment and of course eat plenty of cake! I think it’s fair to say that no one (volunteers included!) left hungry and we have our wonderful Friends of Goodwill to thank for their deliciously sweet donations! Events like these do not run themselves and we are so grateful for the wonderful support we have received, from the very kind help in getting the hall and kitchen set up and ready as well as the help we received from our young volunteers in serving tea to our guests. We were also fortunate to have The Singing Butcher join us to perform many classic hits that our guests thoroughly enjoyed… apologies though for the sing-along chorus who could be heard ‘singing’ in the kitchen!!

Our next big event in the calendar is our summer fete, which this year will be taking place on Saturday 2nd September, 2-5pm. We are currently finalising plans for the day’s schedule, but we will be sure to have the all usual stalls, refreshments, games and central ring with entertainment, along with some exciting new additions. The summer fete is always an incredibly well-received event and we look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible!

What seems like plenty of time for planning and preparation for the summer fete soon disappears as we head towards the summer months. As I am sure you are all fully aware by now, we really are continuing to rely on the support of our community of villages to secure the future of these kinds of events and therefore we would like to reach out now and ask that if anyone is able to help as a Friend of Goodwill in either the setting up, managing of stalls or the tidy-up operation, we would be incredibly grateful. Please contact us on info@wrestlingworthgoodwillfund.org.uk and let us know how you would like to support.

One final thing we would like to remind readers about is our Resource Award that offers financial support for students 16+ who are starting courses from September. we want to ensure we are supporting younger residents in our villages who at the start of their new courses and/or academic year, can often experience a significant outlay for mandatory materials and resources. We will be advertising the award via our Facebook page in the coming weeks and would encourage anyone who is eligible to apply when applications open. If you have family members, friends or neighbours who may benefit from this award, please let them know to look out for more information that will shortly be made available.

 

We look forward to continuing our support of our villages and thank all for your continued support of us – we couldn’t do it without you!