Fund Raising


A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY – Not long to go now for a good night out in aid of the charity East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices at the King’s Head Public House, on The Turnpike – B1113 – in Ashwellthorpe on SATURDAY 20 JULY 2013, starting from 6.00 p.m. and going on “til late”. Music and a raffle together with the special event of Sponsored Haircuts for Jo and Don. Don’t miss out on the fun and, at the same time, help raise money for the local charity E.A.C.H.

Fundenhall Grand Fete & Dog Show 2012

Fundenhall Grand Fete & Dog Show

The Grange, Fundenhall

1st September 2012 12pm – 5pm

Come along and enjoy all the fun of the fete

  • Cake and refreshment stall
  • BBQ & Licenced Bar
  • Tombola
  • Raffle
  • Ice-Cream
  • Games
  • Bouncy Castle
  • And much more
  • Including the Dog and Pet show with many different categories

For further information contact Diane on Tel: 01508 489257

A day to enjoy for all. We hope to see you there!

STOP PRESS – DMUK FILM NIGHT at Ashwellthorpe Village Hall

STOP PRESS The time, date and place – 7.30 p.m., Friday 23 March 2012, Ashwellthorpe Village Hall. The main raffle prize at the Disabled Motoring UK Film Night of the epic journey to the Alps undertaken in a 1947 Invalid Carriage last summer, is A COUPLE OF TICKETS FOR THE SNETTERTON ROUND OF THE BRITISH TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP on Sunday 12 August 2012. Raffle tickets will be sold at the event.

Tickets for the film night still available from 01508 489432 at a cost of £4.00. BUY THEM NOW.


This year the Wreningham pantomime ‘Treasure island’ will see honest, law abiding citizens taking to the stage as hostage-taking, thieving pirates led by Raf Silver as Long John Silver.

The action takes them from ‘The Admiral Benbow’ in Plimsole,  to the Spanish Main aboard the Hispaniola (complete with talking figurehead) following ‘the map’ in search of Blackbush’s treasure.  Landing on a desert island, they encounter female natives led by Queen Tittycaca, played by last year’s director Val Keel , and who have their own unsavoury reason for preventing them from leaving.

The pantomime has been written and directed by Ashwren Drama Group member Bob McClenning who elaborated on his show: “I’ve always been a fan of ‘Treasure Island’ and all of its characters and during our last production it dawned on me that we already had the principal character in Raf Silver who I believe is directly related to Long John himself.

I swallowed a large dose of creative juices and started to write.   We have the cream of local talent acting their socks off and with the usual and unusual Dame and Principal Boy looking simply gorgeous, the production gives a laugh a minute with great visual gags and enough grown-up humour to ensure that it will give everyone a great night out.  As ever, we will be the final panto of the season making sure that the best is kept  ‘til last.”

Treasure Island is showing at Wreningham Village Hall on Thursday 16th, Friday 17th and Saturday 18th February at 7.30 pm, with a matinee on Saturday 18th February at 2 pm.  Tickets cost £6, concessions £5 and children £4 except for Saturday evening when all tickets are £6, and are available from Christine Minns on 01508 488123.  Details on

Do the pirates find Blackbush’s treasure?   Does Squire Trelawney, played by Andrew Gibbons, take a short walk off a long plank?  And what is the natives’ “House Special”?  Travel with us aboard the Hispaniola and find out.

We will be supporting local charities Star Throwers and East Coast Truckers

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Treasure Island


The amount of money raised from the house-to-house and  Ashwellthorpe Industrial Estate collections, together with the collection boxes placed in Woodstock Hair Fashions and the Kings Head and White Horse Public Houses came to £461.83 – the greatest amount raised for the Poppy Appeal in AshwellthorpeTo this is added the amount of £50.00 given by Ashwellthorpe and Fundenhall Parish Council – for the provision of poppy crosses which are placed around the Ashwellthorpe War Memorial outside All Saints’ Church, Ashwellthorpe, and the War Memorial inside St Nicholas Church, Fundenhall, to commemorate each of the men killed in the 1st and 2nd World Wars. Thus the total amount raised was a massive £511.83.

Thanks very much to Liz Ball, Carole and Richard Bradford, Annette Bunting, Lin Packer and Jennifer Robbie for carrying out the house-to-house and industrial estate collections, and to Pauline Downes of Woodstock Hair Fashions, the Kings Head and White Horse pubs for having the collecting tins and poppies on their premises. And, especial thanks to all of you who donated to make this collection so worthwhile.


Norfolk Rural Community Council Rural Projects Fund

A revision to the above fund means that grants are now available for a maximum of £1500 to cover up to 75% of total project costs.  Applications can be made by community and/or voluntary groups if those projects benefit their local community.

The applicants’ responsibilities are to demonstrate that local consultation has taken place and to raise/obtain 25% Match Funding. Types of projects which have been supported by this Grants Scheme are:

·        Play Areas and Play Equipment
·        Leaflets to promote local walks
·        Information Boards and Signs for Wildlife and Recreational Areas
·        Village Notice Boards
·        Village Signs
·        Creating and Improving Wildlife Areas
·        Bus Shelters
·        Information/Welcome packs for newcomers to the village
·        Art Exhibitions and Family History Groups

For more information and an application form, please contact Pauline High at Norfolk Rural Community Council on 01362 698216 or email


The amount raised from the House-to-House and Industrial Estate collection in Ashwellthorpe and the collection boxes placed in Woodstock Hair Fashions and the Kings Head and White Horse Public Houses came to £426.45 this year. To this is added the amount of £60.00 given by Ashwellthorpe and Fundenhall Parish Council for the provision of the Poppy Crosses which commemorate each of the men killed in the 1st and 2nd World Wars. Thus, the total Poppy collection raised £486.45 – a record and very generous amount. The poppy crosses were placed around Ashwellthorpe War Memorial outside All Saints’ Church and the War Memorial in Fundenhall inside St Nicholas Church on 10 November.

Thanks very much to Carole and Richard Bradford, Lin Packer, Marie Weiner and Jennifer Robbie for the house-to-house and industrial estate collection; and to Pauline Downes of Woodstock, the Kings Head and White Horse for having collecting tins and poppies in their premises. And especial thanks to all of you who donated to the collection and raised this amount.

Jennifer Robbie
25 November 2010