On the second Wednesday of every month Tanya Forster with her band of volunteers from the Huntingdonshire Society for the Blind serve up homemade cake with a cup of tea or coffee in the wonderful All Saints Church on the market square in Huntingdon. This month people were able to buy Christmas cards from the charity of their choice, then look for that something special for Christmas before sitting down to a well-earned tea and cake. The newly installed sound system was playing some wonderful songs and kept the every one happy. Needless to say we were kept busy and thank you to all of you who supported the BRoW4 stall!A few days later, on November 12th, we were in the quaint village of Eye near Peterborough. The Leeds Hall was a wonderful venue for this Christmas/ Craft Shopping Event. The organiser Sonia Ciriello was very charming, and very helpful. Lots of customers came many with children, games were played and cake was eaten. Prizes galore were won by many, and happy day for one and all.On Saturday 18th November we visited the Great Paxton C of E Primary School and what an amazing venue. The school had a wonderful train outside that all the children played on after seeing Father Christmas. Many had their photos taken with their presents and also cake that was bought on the cake stall. There was everything in which all the family would be interested. Handmade wooden sculptures to wonderful bath bombs. Two amazing stalls near to ours selling an array of dog clothes and leads, and one selling hampers consisting of towels with a lovely soft cuddly dog. Hope they will be at our event. It was so lovely to see so many children bringing their parents along to come and support this school at this event.
Another busy month completed. It’s not just about attending events, old and new, to collect monies to go to our nominated charities. In the background our comparatively small committee meetings take place to discuss and plan which future events we should attend, arranging for new stock for our stall, new ideas of how we can make more impact with the public and so on.
At the Ely Beet Sports & Social Club at Lynn Road, Ely on the 25th November, Sophie and I were greeted at the door by Management Committee Member Catherine. Though she was very busy she personally showed us where our table was and then gave us a guided tour. After setting up I went walk about To discover there are so many different rooms for different functions within the building and they have a bowling green outside. This venue and event was well attended and we were made to Feel very welcome by the club members and visitors. Father Christmas was meeting and greeting all the children and the teddy tombola was a winner.On the same day we attended the Hansel & Gretel Preschool Christmas Fete at the Trinity Free Church, Buttsgrove Way in Huntingdon. The Organiser Gemma Jarmaine outdid herself this year. There was a bouncy castle indoors for the children to burn of that energy, stalls available for you to peruse over whilst drinking tea and eating cake. Then there was a hall of wonderful eye-catching stalls, from handmade jewellery to homemade cakes, beautiful etched woodwork and fine toiletries. There were also games for the children, lucky dip, win a cuddly every time' tombola and many more. BRoW4 are always made to feel welcome at this event and always look forward to supporting their local community.