In view of the numbers of new families coming into the village, an update on the 150 Club now seems appropriate both as to its purpose and to the prizes.

The Club was formed about 15 years ago to support the old Village Hall and its Committee who seemed to spend an inordinate amount of their time running fundraising events purely to keep up with the maintenance of the fabric……and there was a lot of that! Initially. It was well supported but this tailed off about 5-6 years ago.

Now that a new Hall has been built, the needs have changed. New equipment will be required to provide for a wider range of activities and building up reserves for the inevitable maintenance and replacements in the future remains the important reason for the Club's continuation and expansion. Please support us in this endeavour.

The detail: The subscription cost is £12 per share per full year which enables participation in a monthly prize draw. 50% of the subscription income is re-distributed as prizes which, this year, will be:

                                                First prize - £30

                                                Second prize - £20

                                                Third prize - £15 (plus £5 from previous years)

                                                Fourth prize - £10

Additionally: Because of the higher number of subscriptions sold in 2017-18, we were able to double the December prizes, so, for example, a first prize of £60 - just in time for Christmas!  What better reason to join and enable us to repeat this generosity!

Innovations: Payment by BACS as well as cash and cheques has been introduced. We'll also be using random number generation software to make the monthly draw!

Finally, thanks to all existing and to new subscribers for their support. The greatly increased numbers of households participating is hugely appreciated and as you will have seen, has given us a larger prize fund to distribute. Remember:

You have to be in it to win it

Ted Cloke                               Tel: 01865 358881