Ladies Friendship Circle
On April 27th our speaker was Fiona from Syston Town News. She told us that the magazine was started in 1996 by Alan Collins. Christine Gregory took over in 2004 making her mark with the book section. Fiona took over in 2009 making the magazine what it is today.
Over 7000 copies are distributed each month.
Fiona brought some back-copies which we looked at over our refreshments.
On May 11th we enjoyed an evening of poetry and prose. A good number of people had brought pieces to read. Some were serious and made you think others were witty and made us laugh. Others were well known.
As we enjoyed our refreshments we were able to discuss the pieces we had heard.
The Eleven30 Pizza Party was held on a Saturday afternoon at the end of April.
They kicked off with some activities for all ages, including circus skills, play doh and hula hooping. The adults seemed to enjoy these as much as the children!
After some challenging games that involved clothes pegs, throwing newspaper balls and a parachute, it was time for tea.
Suffice to say, the pizza and chips went down well with everyone and they finished off with a choice of cakes. No points for healthy eating, but great fun was had by all. Many thanks to all who helped and to ‘Today’s Catch’ for the chips!
Music for a May Evening
Friends of St Peter & St Paul’s church held a concert with the Cossington Singers on Saturday 2nd May.
The evening was a great success as the singers entertained with a wide variety of songs, sometimes with the men only sometimes just the women. It also included two monologues read by Felicity Austin and two organ solos by Matthew Jones.
The evening concluded with a selection of songs ‘Kings of Swing’ and the ever exuberant ‘Rhythm of Life’!
With refreshments and a raffle there was a total of £218 raised for the Friend’s Funds to refurbish the area under the tower to provide a disabled toilet and small kitchen.
With enormous good fortune, the forecast rain never appeared and friends and family were able to enjoy the coffee morning on 9th May in the house and garden of Anne and Joanne Kemp.
As is normal there was a wide selection of the most delicious homemade cakes! There was also the opportunity to have a dip in the ‘prize every time’ stall run by Audrey Simpkin, very popular with some of the children who came! Mary Gamble, helped by Tania Ruddle and Pete Tyers had a good selection of plants for sale. There were also some home made aprons, peg bags and plastic bag dispensers as well as necklaces and earrings created by Josie Kirton and a very well stocked raffle.
Tea and coffee with biscuits was available and it was warm enough to sit out in the lovely garden.
Anne and Joanne would like to thank all those who came and especially those who gave their time and talents to make this event such a success.
The result was that just over £600 was raised to go towards the fixing of the St Aidan’s bell in the belfry for chiming.
Ladies Friendship Circle