War Memorial Gary Trouton

Stoke Ferry Village Hall & Playing Field Committee Funday

September 2003

Report on fundraising for the Stoke Ferry Village Hall & Playing Field


On behalf of both committees we would just like to thank everybody who supported us in anyway they could. We were very grateful to those who gave tins and bottles for, either the Tombola or, the raffle. And the efforts of the 6 girls who spent 4 nights going round and collecting those items was very much appreciated; these were Hannah & Kelly, Jade, Chloe, Georgina and Rachael. The main Companies who gave prizes for the raffle were excellent as, in turn, were the "Crazy Bikers" who dressed up as the donators and biked around Stoke Ferry in great style. VERY FEW people came out to greet the bikers as they rode by but a huge thanks to those who did make the effort to watch and contribute with donations of money; we raised £29.77 from these bikers alone. There was a lot of time and effort put in by adults and children who dressed themselves and their bikes; they all looked fantastic and all had a great time and fun.

The Funday started at 11.00 and, although there were not many people to start with, they soon started rolling in. Those who did make the time to come and support us had a good time. There was plenty to do for all ages; a Bouncy Castle, Hook-a-Duck, Kids Tombola, Bingo, Cake Stall, Kids Races, Tin Tombola, Face Painting and Tattoos, Plant Stall, Darts, Football, Nail Board, Percy's Pain, Raffle, Lucky Dip, Bean Bags, Welly Throwing, Key Cupboard, B.B.Q and Refreshments, Car Boots (Thank you to all who came with their cars full of treasures!) and entertainment all day from Wayne's Disco. About 3.30pm we started the amazing Its-A-Knockout that everyone enjoyed, those who watched and those who took the plunge and had a go! Everybody who took part came away soaked!

Winners of the Missing Link Quiz were:

First - Joyce Leamon, Buckenham Drive

Second - Mark Edwards - Salhouse, Norwich


Mrs Howlett and Mrs Hills who manned the Lucky Dip.

Mrs Oxborough who helped all day with the Refreshments.

Janet Jarred who dressed up for the Bike Ride and Manned a Stall.

Gemma Peake who helped out on the Whiskey Run.

Trudy Mann who counted so many nails she's now counting them in her sleep.

Linda and Steve Curd who always helps out with our B.B.Q, thanks to you both.

Daphne and Jim from the new bungalow estate who for the second time this year has run

the Tombola's for us and both times made lots of money THANK YOU.

The speedway boys and Trevor Harding who brought along the bikes for anyone to sit on

and have their photo taken.

Mrs Green, Linda and Family who manned the Key Cupboard, Football and Welly Throwing.

Bob Curston who came along on the bike ride and manned the B.B.Q at night.

Natalie Nash who spent all day face painting in the hot sun. which isn't easy - thank you.

Karen McLean for all the tattoos she put on throughout the day.


Pine Shop, Big K (Charcoal), Bonnetts, E.W. English garage, Ferry Stores, Millers Arms,

D J Motors, Delmonte, Tesco's, Paul Denny Electrical, The Bargain Shop, Ali Dents, and Bearts.

I would also like to say a thank you to all those committee members who spent hours in meetings and in preparing for this event. It does take time and energy but in my eyes it was well worth it as the Funday was a success and the amount raised was £1542.56 which was divided between both committees. Hopefully, next year will be even bigger and better. So finally a last large THANK YOU to everyone and anyone who came along or gave in anyway and to those who didn't THERES ALWAYS NEXT YEAR.


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