Back to the 40’s
The 25th March was the latest of Chris’s events which recreated a 1940’s theme in the Skittle Alley at the Bulls Head in Whetstone. Decorated with bunting and flags posters and other memory joggers our 1940’s style Tea party was a great success. With some 30 plus guests joining us to enjoy their rations. The atmosphere was totally believable. The music was all of the period and a quiz to test the memory was a key point. The rations were as authentic as we could make them recreating the tastes and delights of a time when the food was some what different.
It was a great opportunity for old friends to meet and new friendships to be made. Stories of the 40’s were exchanged and memories of a bygone era were alive and being relived.
Every one enjoyed their afternoon out and all are looking forward to the next event. As always with these events we are indebted to Chris and her team for their imagination and hard work in preparing and organising the event. Not only do we appreciate the contribution that the funds raised make to running the scheme, but also to the success in another event that involves our service users, Well done to all involved.
Love Blaby Lottery
We’ve launched our lottery page
Buy your Tickets from our page – we get 50%
- We now have a Love Blaby Lottery page!
- Support Whetstone Good Neighbours and other local causes and win prizes of up to £25,000!
- 50% of all tickets sold from our page go to us!
- 10% goes to other good causes in Blaby District!
- Tickets only cost £1 per week!
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To start supporting follow the link below:
and search for: Good Neighbours
or phone 0116 380 0775 to buy over the phone
Alternatively if you do not wish to use either if these methods one of our volunteers is running a syndicate which will enable you to play without having to provide your banking details. If this is of interest to you then contact the scheme on the normal number 07939 685537 and we will arrange for you to join a syndicate.
Poems and Puddings Evening
On the 15th November 2017 we ran our first Poems and Puddings evening in the Eric Wright Room at the Parish Council Offices. Guests were entertained with a selection of poems read by Mel Wale and Carrie. Most of the pieces were written by Mel and reflected his life experiences often in the most humorous of ways. Added to this were a contribution from the writings of Pam Ayres. We were also honored that Mel also wrote a new poem for the event called Good Neighbours. Interspersed with the Poetry everyone was treated to a selection of 5 puddings which Chris Carroll and her team had prepared and served up with soft drinks/tea/coffee. Capped off with a raffle the evening was considered a great success by all who atttended
Hawaiian Fundraising Lunch
On 24th March 2017 Chris, one of our volunteers, hosted a Hawaiian Lunch as a fundraiser for the scheme. The venue was decorated out with palm trees, flowers everywhere, a blow-up monkey hanging from on high and blow-up flamingo’s, with garlands for the guests and lots more.
The table was beautifully set and the food tropical in effect….. scooped out pineapples with sweet and sour exotics, strawberries in chocolate, flowery cupcakes, and tropical cocktails.
Guests reported it as amazing, entertaining with excellent food and good company. A great time was clearly had by all. This was a fantastic event all round, raising a significant sum towards the WGNS operational costs.
We would like to thank Chris, all her helpers and guests for their generosity which is a major step towards the ongoing funding of the scheme.