Whatlington Village Voice

n Lisa and Karen are hosting a charity fund raising ball to raise funds for Cancer Research UK, a very worthy cause close to many people’s hearts!

‘Bella Ball’ will be held at Leeford Place Hotel on March 24, 7pm until 1am. Donations for the raffle and the auction would be gratefully received however big or small!

Tickets are £25 per person and include Cava and canapés on arrival, two course meal, coffee and mints, singing from the Rat Pack Review during the meal, dancing until 1am. For all donations or to purchase tickets please contact; Lisa Tindall info@bellatherapy.co.uk 01424 772873 or Karen Austin karenaustindecorations@hotmail.co.uk 07546051882.

n Do not forget that tonight Whatlington Film Club are showing the movie Slumdog Millionaire at the Royal Oak, starting at 8pm. This allows you the chance to share a top movie with fellow villagers whilst enjoying a special ‘eat while you watch’ cinema snacks menu.For further details, contact Steve Turner on steve.messages@virgin.net or call 07941 669678.

n Seventeen members were due to attend the monthly meeting of The Good Companions last Wednesday but unfortunately two could not attend because of the weather. Rosemary one of our members had chosen the venue for February but then could not come herself because of family commitments.

I have asked one of the members to write a report on what was a very nice lunch as sometimes someone else writing makes it more interesting. Last Wednesday 15 members of The Good Companions visited The Queen’s Head at Sedlescombe for lunch. The management made us more than welcome, setting out a table so that everyone could sit together to share the meal and also lighting the log fire to keep us all warm. Everyone commented on how good the food was and also the service. A cake was presented to Derek to mark his 80th birthday, which he shared with the group. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed themselves and all are looking forward to a return visit later on in the year”.

I am now putting together an intinery for the rest of the year and I am looking at venues to visit and also for guest speakers. We are a group of retired people who meet for fellowship. We do not have a committee, neither do we have membership fees. If you would like to join us please contact Hilda on 01424 777358. Not everyone attends each monthly meeting; it is entirely up to individuals to choose what they would like to attend, although on saying this we do need support to continue running this group.

n Parish Eucharist this Sunday, at the village hall will be at the usual time of 8.30am; an early rise! All are most welcome.

n Just one more week before the next Whatlington Village Hall Jumble Sale which is on Saturday 25 at 10am, so still time for a clear out! Jumble can be dropped off at The Royal Oak, or can be collected. Please call 01424 870087.

n Put the date June 30 in your diary – this is when the Whatlington Village Fete will be. Preparations are underway, so if you have any ideas for stalls, games or attractions or if you would like to help set up or help out on the day please call Angie on 01424 870087.

n An action group will need to be set up to organise the Jubilee street party which will be on Monday June 4. We will need ideas for food, music and games so, if you would like to get involved and be a part of this please let Angie know on 01424 870087 or Alex at the pub on 01424 870492.

n Did you read To Kill A Mockingbird at school? Have you read it as an adult? The Whatlington Book Club will be discussing the work on Tuesday February 28 at 7.30pm at The Royal Oak – do come and join our friendly group.

n Irish Music Night is Friday February 24 at The Royal Oak from 8.30pm. This is always a really busy night when local musicians join together for a “jamming” session of traditional Irish tunes. If you would like to book a table, please call 01424 870492.

n The Royal Oak is hosting the St Michael’s Hospice Pub Quiz on Thursday February 23 at 7.30pm. If you would like to take part and field a team of up to six people, please book a table on 01424 870492.

Hilda Aplin

Lismoyne

Oakhurst Road