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CHITIWIRI: Sally Bickersteth can now get into her garage, over a tonne of clothes and other items were donated for the projects in Chitiwiri, which raised £630. The money will be used to get the feeding programme up and running, and they are investigating putting in a second, much-needed, borehole. The water and food situation there this year is terrible with over 200 households using the one borehole for the last 3 months because all of the local wells and rivers have dried up.

There will be another collection around May/June 2016, when we can clear out any unwanted winter stuff, with a clear conscience. Thank you, Sally, for engaging us in this wonderful project, and thank you to everyone who contributed.

COFFEE MORNING: The monthly Village Hall Coffee Morning Market is today (Friday) 9.30am to 11.30am.

BADMINTON: Friday evening is a hive of activity in the Pretious Sports Hall, with three junior badminton sessions, starting at 5.30pm, followed by the adult club at 8.15. New faces would be very welcome at the adult club, there is no joining fee – just £3 a session, so just drop in and see if you like it. There is another chance to play on Mondays at 5.45pm, when there is another drop-in session.

DANCE CLUB: There is Sequence Dancing in the Village Hall, starting at 7.30pm.

CRAFT FAIR: Northiam Nursery and Beckley Pre-School will be holding their Christmas Craft Fair in Beckley Village Centre on Saturday 10am to 2pm. For adults there will be lots of interesting crafts and gifts to buy in time for Christmas, such as jewellery, cushions, bags, fabric dolls, cards and more. The ever popular children’s room will have a teddy tombola, face and nail painting, craft tables, games and Santa’s grotto. There are some fabulous prizes in the raffle – vouchers for some wonderful days out etc.

FOOTPATH WALK: Meet in the surgery car park at 1pm on Sunday, to join the Footpath Group for Playden Perambulation, a 4 mile walk starting from Rye cattle market.

TODDLERS: Northiam Tadpoles baby and toddler group meet every Tuesday 9.15am to 11.15am at Pretious Sports Hall, Main Street (the hall between the primary school and nursery.) The session is £2.50 per family (to cover costs) for age 0-5’s which includes a healthy snack for the children, drinks and biscuits for the parents/carers, there are lots of toys out for all ages and finishes with song time.

COFFEE SHOP: Each Wednesday, Coffee Stop opens between 10am and noon in the Church Centre.

THURSDAY SENIORS: The Seniors enjoy a chat over coffee followed by extend exercises, a freshly cooked lunch, followed by entertainment each week, all for the sum of £7. Call Jane 01797 252973, if you would like to find out more. Lifts can be arranged.

CRAFT FAYRE: The Bonfire Society’s Craft Fayre On Saturday December 5 is sold out, so there is the promise of a wide range of interesting stalls to help with your Christmas shopping, so keep the date free. There are a couple of tables left for the Quiz Night (also on 5) – call Judith 01797 252114 to register your team (of eight).

St Mary’s Services: November 29, 8am Holy Communion, 10.30am Holy Communion.

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