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A Busy Weekend


The 14th and 15th November were two busy evenings for The Village Club.  Firstly, on the 14th, in Armistice Week of the one hundredth anniversary of the start of the First World War, the club played host to a musical event, From Music Hall to Mons, a musical entertainment event comprising of WW1 period songs and sketches typical of Music Hall.  Over eighty guests, many in fancy dress were in the audience enjoying the entertainment  provided by several local thespians and joining in renditions of Keep the Home Fires Burning and other favourites from one hundred years ago.  The entertainment received rave reviews from all,but the best reviews were for the generously proportioned meat and potato pie and pea supper prepared by a handful of local Masterchefs. The evening was a great success in raising money for two local churches. 

Photos by Steve Ross of the evening can be found by follwoing this Link - 


The 15th saw a charity event organised by Club Chairman Paul Evans in aid of The Yorkshire Air Ambulance.  The event started at noon with a jumble sale which ran to 5pm eventually raising over £130. The club ran a barbecue throughout the day and into the evening.  Thanks to Dougie Mack, Chris Nottingham and Phil Jackson for their equipment and efforts in respect to the barbecue which earned £130.50 towards the fundraising effort.  The raffle earned more than £300 and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance pop up store earned more than £200.   In the evening local band Citizen Smith played a concert to a very good audience during which a “nearest Pound to the bottle”, in this case a bottle of top quality champagne donated by Bookers Wholesalers was run.   At time of writing the total raised from this is unknown to the author but all I can say is there was a long queue of people willing to shove a Pound or more for the whole time the competition ran so I imagine another significant amount was raised through this simple but effect manner.   Additionally, collection boxes were available throughout the club for the whole day.  Again at time of writing the amount raised through the collection boxes is unknown to the author.  This community has some very generous people.  Thank you to everyone who contributed to a very successful day.  


As Paul Evans works for Barclay’s Bank, who have a charity match funding scheme for charity effort by their employees, every pound raised will be doubled up by Barclays making the whole effort even more worthwhile.  


So having said what’s happened at the club, what’s coming up? Clearly, Christmas and New Year are drawing inexorably closer day by day.  Club opening hours over the holiday period, particularly for New Years’ Eve will be published on the Club web site shortly. 

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