Village News: Burgh le Marsh

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AGM - The Burgh Twinning AGM is next Tuesday, January 14 at 7pm in the council room in the Market Place.

BARN - There will be a barn dance workshop in the WI Hall this Friday, January 10 at 7.30pm.

MOTHERS - The Mothers’ Union will meet this afternoon (Wednesday January 8) at 2pm in the choir vestry.

This will be the annual general meeting followed with a talk from guest speaker Miss Lee.

The Mothers’ Union are collecting used postage stamps for the Leprosy Mission.

NEW YEAR’S EVE - A New Year’s Eve buffet, organised by Chris Bassford of the Monday Club, was attended by more than 50 people.

The entertainer was Stevie H who, as well as singing, also played music for dancing.

The origins of first footing were explained by Nora Coles.

During the evening a raffle was held which raised £80, which was added to the £220 raised during the year by the Monday Club.

This has resulted in a cheque for £300 being sent to the village of Enham Alamein in Hampshire, which the Monday Club has visited.

The village was originally named Enham but after the war many soldiers who had been injured at El Alamein were brought there to a disabled ex-service men’s recovery centre. Later the village was renamed Enham Alamein.

Today the charity still provides care and work for disabled people.

Chris Bassford expressed her thanks to members and friends of the Monday Club for help and support.

Chris also thanked the entertainer and all who attended the event, which it is hoped will be the first of many.

TREES - The Christmas trees in the parish church of St Peter and Paul have been much admired.

The trees were sponsored by the Windmill Restaurant, Stones Printers, Burgh school, Burgh Mothers’ Union, Snapdragons, Paul’s farm, Holmes butchers, The Monday Club, the Spar shop, Burgh WI, The Bridge Chippy, Harrison’s Motors, Sokells, Skegness and District Funeral Services, Layfords, Frank Coleman, Burgh Church Handbell Ringers, The Old Library Gallery, Sunshine Children’s Centre and Hoppers.

UNITY - The week of Prayer for Christian Unity commences on January 18.

WI - The WI will meet tonight (Wednesday, January 8) at 7pm in the WI Hall.

The speaker will be Nick Chantry from The Body Shop.

The competition is a pretty serviette.