FILM NIGHT: Tomorrow, Saturday October 11 there will be a showing of ‘Philomena’ starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. Tickets are £5 to include either a glass of wine or soft drink, doors open 6:45pm, film starts 7:30pm. You can phone Hilary 01797 230205 or Jenny 01797 230324 to book tickets, or buy them at the door.

BINGO: We need more people to come and enjoy a light-hearted couple of hours on a Monday afternoon with Trevor’s adept “calling”, sound effects from Pauline, a raffle organised by Marie in aid of the hall, and tea and biscuits. The next 2 dates are October 13 and 27.

CHRISTMAS SHOEBOX APPEAL: Can you give strangers - a family or elderly person - a Christmas gift this year?At Christmas, the Charity, Link to Hope organise the collection of Shoeboxes filled with gifts for very poor families and elderly people living alone in Romania, Moldova, Albania, Bulgaria and the Ukraine. These people live in terrible conditions often with no electricity or running water. These gifts are everyday items such as soap, toothpaste, shampoo, combs, socks, crayons and colouring books etc. Your gift of a shoebox would bring such happiness to the people who receive them.This year the Charity are also supporting Syrian refugees living in Bulgaria. To support the Link to Hope shoebox appeal this year please contact Sue Cavilla Tel: 230431. Special thanks to Peasmarsh School who are already supporting this Charity. Please telephone Sue to arrange collection if required. Shoeboxes need to be ready by Sunday October 26.

SCHOOL OPEN DAYS: Is your child starting school in September 2015? You will soon be asked to choose the primary school your child will attend. Come and look around our school at our Open Days October 23 and 24 from 9am to 11am, or viewing is available by appointment on 01797 230325.

PEASMARSH GOLD MEDAL: The Farley family would like to thank all those who helped with the funding for Thomas Farley to compete in Judo at the European Games in Antwerp, Belgium. The investment paid off, as Thomas brought home a gold medal for Great Britain. Thomas has immediately resumed his training, alongside his younger brother Harry, as they both now prepare for the World Games in Los Angeles in July/August, 2015, both in the sport of Judo. We still have to obtain further funding, but contributions so far have been a great help. The event in Antwerp was a good taste of things to come, both in competition conditions and competitors, but also the whole atmosphere, which included wonderful Opening and Closing Ceremonies. A big thank you must go to Coach Paul Everest, who saw Thomas get his Gold alongside Westerleigh Judokwai team mate, Holly Tadman, who also brought home a Gold Medal. Paul will be coaching Thomas and Harry for the World Games, too, and had trained their older brother James, who won Gold Medal at the World Games in Dublin in 2003. The Farley boys obviously have a shared talent in Judo, but they are brought to their full potential by a great Coach! So, Peasmarsh previously boasted a World Judo champion with James and now a European Champion with Thomas. Let’s hope the two younger brothers can match their older brother and also become World Champions next year! Thanks again Peasmarsh for your support! Any future donations for their costs can be made to : - Farley Lodge, Sunnybank, Peasmarsh; phone 01797 230970

HALL SALES: There are two big sales in the hall this month - a Flea Market and sale of Collectables on the morning of Sunday October 19, and a Grand Jumble Sale on Saturday October 25. Please could any donations of Jumble be delivered to the hall between 6 & 8pm on Friday October 24, thank you.

PEASMARSH CHRISTMAS SANTA: If you would like your child or children to receive a door knock and gift from Santa and his elves this year please wrap a small present with your child’s name on and deliver it to Kelly Cosens at 14 The Old Hop Gardens with a £5.00 donation per family. All money raised will be going to three very deserving charities.

HARVEST FESTIVAL SERVICES: This Sunday both the 8am and 10am services will be at Beckley church; there will also be a Harvest Festival celebration in Beckley Church at 6pm followed by refreshments, all welcome.

Mary Hitchins

2 The Old Hop Gardens