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Oakring Club

Chairman Mrs Mary Stokes welcomed members to the meeting held Tuesday week in the Cator Hall. Bingo was played callers were Mary Stokes and Edna Wright. Tea hostess was Linda Goldby.

Women’s Institute

Afternoon tea was held at the home of Linda Goldby were tea, cakes and scones were enjoyed by members. Jenny Bartle ran a stall for ACWW. Many raffle prizes were won first winner was Karen Mawer. Brenda Millward told members of forthcoming county events, and Christine Philliput collected membership fees. President Heather Brown voiced thanks to Linda Goldby.

St Andrew’s Church

Holy Communion service Sunday week was led by the vicar, the Rev Richard Seymour-Whiteley, who led prayers and preached. Readings were by Sue Wilson and Margaret Coupland. Organist was John White. Refreshments were served afterwards by Sue Wilson and Malcolm Goodall.

Bilsthorpe

Hospital fundraising

Babies at the neonatal baby unit at King’s Mill Hospital will be warm this winter thanks to Margaret Jenkins, secretary of the North Notts St John Fellowship, who knitted 127 coats, 50 blankets, 27 hats and 13 special care coats. Margaret presented these to Jo Dilks staff nurse, Carol Lambert, housekeeper and Yvonne Shaw support worker, who said they were much appreciated.

Green Centre

Chairman David Ramsdale welcomed 20 members to Tuesday weeks meeting. Raffle winners were Peggy Coupland and Dot Johnson. Twenty members were also welcomed to Friday weeks meeting, raffle winners were Kath Whitby and Maureen Abbott, Refreshments were served by committee members David Ramsdale and Celia Smith who also called the bingo numbers for both sessions.

Short Mat Bowls

Six members attended the session on Thursday week in the Village Hall. Winner of the raffle prize was Roger Ashwell.

Over 50s

Chairman David Ramsdale welcomed 41 members to the meeting on Wednesday week in the welfare. Dance MC was Dennis Knight and bingo caller was Connie Roberts. Members joined in a horse racing theme game arranged by Marion Sentence. A general knowledge quiz arranged by Bill Lamb was won by Graham Jarvis.

Winners of the chocolate dance were Barbara Marson and Brian Dickinson. Refreshments were served by Connie Roberts. Twenty-one raffle prizes were won, winners are as follows: Mo Bowles, Joan Jones, Fred Brown, Denis Teather, Jan Jones, Barbara Marson, Jenny DeBoer, Jill Olley, Tony DeBoer, Christine Benn, Brenda Wilderspin, Jacqueline Brown, Kathleen Booth, John Booth, Gillian Hattersley and David Ramsdale.

RAGE

The coffee morning held on Saturday week in the Village Hall raised £800 towards funds. Thanks to helpers Mark Monington, Elizabeth Ashley, Barbara Ashley, Eli Ashley, John and Gillian Hattersley, Sharon Hall, Maria Principe, Sara Burton, Harriet Corbett, Pat Tomlinson, Shirley Moody, Celia Smith, Brian Burrows, Paula Pestell, Jan Jones, Don Tomlinson, Nicola Stevens, Sandra Hooley, all committee members and Coun John Peck, and 51 raffle prizes were won.

Burton Court Centre

Chairman Sandra Morton welcomed 15 members to Tuesday week’s session. Raffle winners were John Swallow and Kath Taylor. Nineteen members were welcomed to Thursday week’s meeting. Raffle winners were Joan Wall and Brenda Wilderspin. Refreshments were served by committee members and helpers. Bingo caller for both sessions was Sandra Morton.

St Margaret’s Church

Family communion service on Sunday week was led by the vicar, the Rev Richard Seymour Whiteley, who preached and led prayers. Hospitality greeter was David Bonser. Reader was Richard Groves and Elaine Smith read the gospel. Nan Devonport did intercessions. Elements were taken up to the altar by Tony and Gaynor Cumberlidge, and Iolen Harding helped with distribution. Offertory was taken by Elston. Sunday school activities were supervised by Sandra Burrows the theme was Jesus turning water into wine, Chloe Clark read the prayer. Refreshments were served afterwards by John Olley and Fred Brown.