2016 - South East - Bring and Buy
The 1st Bring and Buy of 2016 was held at the Ratsey's on Saturday the 16th April.
The weather was perfect for the mainly outdoor event.
The generosity of members and non members giving items for sale produced a grand variety of items that were displayed.
Items bought together with the sale of Tea, Coffee, Cakes and preserves, all homemade by members ,together with a grand Raffle with donations from members which included Cakes, Wine, Whiskey and Chocolates enabled a record sum to be raised for our Charity Account.
The final total was 934 Euros and this was raised to the grand sum of 1000 Euros with a cash contribution from two of our members.A fantastic gesture of goodwill.
Gunilla, as previously, was assisted with the help of a stalwart group of friends.
It has to be said that the Bring and Buy would not be the possible without the generosity of contributers and those buying on the day. Impossible to convey a large enough thank you to everyone who took part in making the event the success it was.
A variety of local charities will benefit from the funds raised from the above event and further fund raising events due to be held during the coming year .
Julie Witcomb and Mark Ratsey
Photo courtesy of Mary Mackie