Ashwellthorpe Village Hall was abuzz with activity early on the morning of Wednesday 22 September with stalls being set out for the Coffee and Cakes morning, a joint fund-raising event for the Village Hall and Bramble Bears Playgroup. And from about 10.00 a.m. onwards people started arriving to look at, and spend money on, the bric a brac, cakes and produce, plants, jewellery and cards and craft stalls, along with a well-stocked tombola and a raffle being run with plenty of prizes to win. Coffee, tea and squash were served from the kitchen which could be enjoyed along with a piece of home-made cake whilst relaxing in the smaller Village Hall room.

The event seemed to be enjoyed by the villagers of all ages who came along and especially by the young children who had their own table with toys, colouring pencils and paper to play with and who could also try to persuade their Mums and Dads that a toy or a book they had seen on one of the stalls needed a new home – their home!

Thanks must go to friends and neighbours who baked cakes and savouries and made the jams, pickles and chutneys on offer and who donated bric a brac and plants or prizes for the tombola and raffle – not to forget all the stall helpers and those who kept the kettles boiling, teapots full and cups and saucers washed and dried!

And to cap it all, thank you to all who came along and spent freely to raise the splendid amount of £253 which will be divided equally between Bramble Bears and the Village Hall.


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