Community News - Farnsfield

Methodist Church

The service on Sunday week was taken by Dawn Vickers and David Goodwin with music played by Enid Marsh. Members visited Rainworth for their evening service.

Tuesday fellowship

The Fellowship group met at St Michael’s on Tuesday week when Frances Smith spoke on the differing versions of psalms.

Friendship Club

Pat Tyler welcomed 39 members and friends to the meeting on Friday week which included a talk by former Wimbledon umpire John Parry. A game of bingo and a raffle took place.

Royal British Legion

At the AGM members were joined by representatives of TS Newark Castle, the Sea Cadet Corps Unit that has become affiliated to the branch. Nick Linney DL, branch president, presided. The affiliation between the branch and the Cadets was celebrated with a substantial grant made to enhance the training facilities. The branch attracted 25 new members during the year bringing membership to over 160. Recruiting Officer Richard Guard was thanked. The branch has undertaken a number of fundraising activities. The branch was a founder member of the organising committee for the Poppy Party event at Newark Castle Grounds in July. The proceeds from these events coupled with those from the auction of a specially made double quilt and donations enabled the branch to make a £2,000 donation to the 2012 Poppy Appeal at the meeting. A further donation of £70 was received from member Phil Anelay who had attracted donations in appreciation of his undertaking the role of safety vehicle driver and first aider for a charity walk earlier this year. A vote of thanks was made to Bob and Cate Burrows for their hard work as Poppy Appeal organisers. Chairman Nigel Caldicott and his family are leaving Nottinghamshire so he stood down. Nick Linney led the tributes to Nigel, and his wife Clare. Trevor Wilds was elected branch chairman. Nigel thanked members for their support.