We have been busy checking out all the local eateries over the last year ..a hard job, but someone had to do it, including Petit Pétanque , The Saltings; Squires, The Silver Spoon, Sands, Small Talk,and many more.
We are all agreed the best Afternoon tea remains Squires in Rayleigh mmmm.
In July we decided to do something a little different...I will let Sally Kain, one of our members
tell you all about it .
‘As it was my turn to organise our monthly meet, I offered to hold it in my garden, and suggested that we made it a fund raising event. Everyone agreed, and as I had read in the last edition of Ripples that the Hullbridge Heartwatch needed funds for a second defibrillator, I suggested that and once again everyone agreed.
On Tuesday 26th July, with a bit of bunting and a few extra chairs and a table from the neighbours, my garden was ready. We were lucky with the weather, not too sunny and hurrah’ no rain.We had a full afternoon tea with sandwiches and my scones turned out ok (thank goodness) and I would like to thank those ladies who bought cakes, tea, coffee and milk and strawberries
I organized a few quizzes to liven up the proceedings, and we had a rather large raffle. So many people had donated prizes and many thanks once again to everyone.
We raised a sum of £120 for Heartwatch and presented the cheque to John Spencer., who was more than pleased.All in all a good result and I hope that everyone enjoyed the afternoon as much as I did.
One last thanks to my husband Brian who although couldn’t be persuaded to don a pair of speedo’s and a pinny did keep the ladies supplied with tea and coffee all afternoon. Oh and did all the washing up. What a gem.
Group Facilitator: Hazel Latchman.