Monday, 1 August 2011

The Friends - Recent Fund Raising Events

The two recent events held by the Friends of All Saints Church have raised a total of £790.The first of which was the Wombling by the Wensum evening at Castle Farm with music performed by DixieMix. Despite the dubious weather £420 was raised for the church Restoration Fund. A special tanks to John Carrick for the use of Castle Farm and DixieMix

On Saturday 9th July the second Great Village Yard Sale took place in the village. There were 24 individual yard sales taking place throughout Swanton Morley with £370 raised for the church Restoration Fund. A special thanks to Swanton Morley Butchers, the Village Shop and Darby's for kindly selling the brochures.

The Friends of All Saints' Church would like to thank all those who took part in both of these events.

Flower Festival 2011

The Flower Festival 'A Touch of Paradise' which was held over May Bank Holiday and had approximately 400 visitors over the four day period. Over £2,000 which will go towards the improvements of the electrics in the church. The Saturday evening saw a concert performed by Dereham Band, during which Derek Woods was presented with an award after playing the tuba in the band for over 60 years! Canon Sally Theakston took a special Songs of Praise Service to round the weekend off.