We are again running our very popular Christmas Raffle with a lovely first prize of a 5-star holiday cottage in the Cotswold for a long weekend. The cottage, in Longborough, sleeps six and has three bathrooms. Have a look at www.limecottage.com for full details.
There are fifteen other prizes, including a clay pigeon session for two people, four tickets for Hatton World, a signed Aston Villa shirt, a £45 voucher for a cut & blow-dry donated by Nicola Smyth Hair Stylists of Leamington, two Club Admission Badges and a car park pass for any 2016 race meeting at Stratford Race Course, a signed Coventry City shirt and a selection of Australia Women’s Weekly cookbooks.
Tickets will be on sale at all our events and the draw will be made on Friday 18th December. If you would like tickets or can sell them on our behalf, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, we were made very welcome in Tredington and our Coffee Morning was again well supported, despite competition from other local events. A total of £518.34 was raised through the sale of homemade cakes, second hand books, tickets in our third Christmas Raffle and refreshments. Several donations were also received from people unable to be with us on the day. A big thank you to everyone who helped on the day and those who attended and were so generous.
Our recent Coffee Morning in Harbury, held on 3rd October, raised an amazing £597.39 for the Child Refugee Crisis Appeal (thought to be a record for the weekly coffee mornings in Harbury). This was due in no small part to the help we received from Nikki Moon, the curate in Harbury, who promoted the event for us both in the village and further afield. This resulted in a bumper attendance and several very generous donations on top of money raised from the sale of Christmas cards, homemade cakes, raffle tickets, bric-a-brac and refreshments. A very big thank you to Nikki and to everyone who supported the event.
Street Collection in Kenilworth and Leamington (in the rain!) and a store collection at Tesco in Stratford raised a total of £579.76. Thanks to all concerned.
As the refugee crisis deepened, the worshippers at Holy Trinity Church in Leamington generously decided to donate the proceeds of their Harvest Lunch to our Child Refugee Crisis Appeal and a total of £327.00 was raised. Our thanks are due to all those who attended the lunch, and especially to those who worked so hard to prepare and serve a delicious three course meal.
We were again fortunate to secure space at this fabulous event that just gets better and better every year. The weather stayed fair, the crowds flooded in once again (estimated at 25,000) and we ran our very popular giant food and drink tombola – which raised a fantastic £941.64. A big thank you to everyone who took part and all the volunteers who ran the stand for us. We couldn’t manage without you. And congratulations to Leamington BID and their volunteers for staging such a great event again – here’s to next year.
Following the success of our two Christmas Raffles (which between them raised £4,519) we decided to hold a Summer Raffle this year, with all the prizes being vouchers donated by restaurants and cafes. A big thank you to everyone who donated prizes and who bought tickets. The raffle raised £661.00 and the winners were:
A £70 voucher for any Côte Restaurant Ticket 00714
A £60 voucher for the Hatton Arms Ticket 00631
A 3 course lunch with wine at any Le Bistrot Pierre restaurant Ticket 00109
Afternoon tea for tea at Vinteas, Leamington Spa Ticket 00420
A 2 course meal for two at The Leopard, Bishop’s Tachbrook Ticket 00328
2 places on a Rice & Roll Sushi School at Yo! Sushi, Ticket 00652
A full platter at Nando’s, Leamington Ticket 00370
A £10 voucher for The Almanack, Kenilworth Ticket 00299
Having heard good things about the Smith Street Party in Warwick (run alongside the Warwick Folk Festival) we decided to take part this year and sold tickets in our Summer Raffle, which proved very popular, with £237 worth of tickets sold. We hope to be back next year.
We were less lucky the following day when persistent heavy rain put pay to our plans to sell more tickets at the Warwick Folk Festival event in Warwick Market Square. A big thank you to the volunteers who braved the elements before calling it a day at lunchtime and heading for home, very wet and dispirited.
As always, it seemed the whole of Kenilworth was in party mood and once the Carnival procession had passed though the town they turned out in their thousands to the Abbey Fields. We ran a tombola which proved very popular (despite lots of competition for the other charity stalls taking part again this year) and a total of £412.85 was raised.