Thank You For Coming To The Firework Display

The weather was so kind for our firework display, which was, as last year, a great success and raised funds for Broadwindsor Cricket Club and Broadwindsor Comrades Hall.
We are grateful to our sponsors, Symonds and Sampson, Broadwindsor House Care Home, Cllr Simon Christopher and The Knapp Inn.
As a result of the evening the Cricket Club and Broadwindsor Comrades Hall have shared the profit on the night, each receiving £681.65.
My thanks to the cricket club and their helpers who ran the bar and BBQs.and the village school PTA who had a stall raising money too.
I also want to thank my team of volunteers who helped set up and light the fireworks, and kept the spectators safe on their way to and from the cricket field.  Also to Dorothy Rowe and Margery Hookings who successfully rattled their donation buckets and to Sara Dyke, our First Aider.
My thanks also to P H Hardwill for lending us their tower light, Shane and Ellen Pym for lending us their generator, John Staff and Martin Burt for their tower safety lights and Stefan Nikolov for the use of his safety equipment.
And finally, a massive thank you to all the spectators who came along and enjoyed the evening.  We hope to see you all again at next year’s Broadwindsor Firework Display.
Thank you
Andrew Hookings

Photo credit: Ruthie Stevens.


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Over £700 Raised For Ukraine Appeal

Village resident Sally Sarling reports on Saturday’s sale for the Ukraine…

‘Well, we did it again!  Thank you all so very much for making our Coffee Morning on Saturday in Comrades Hall such a great success.  We made an amazing £720.00  to date and it is possible that we might have a little more to add but I wanted to say to you all from Philip, Diana & myself a big thank you for your invaluable help and support on Saturday in making this amazing sum.

This amount is made up as follows:-
Donations       =   £180. 80
Cakes              =     122.  50
Pictures          =       30.  00
Plants              =      159.  80
Raffle              =      171.  00
Bric-à-brac    =       55.  90

Fantastic, thank you.

With best wishes and kind regards,’  – Sally Sarling

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Broadwindsor’s Talent Showcase

There was standing room only on Sunday, 19th June when the following artists took to the Comrades Hall stage and delivered an afternoon of wonderful entertainment in the Broadwindsor Fun Group project ‘Broadwindsor’s Got Talent 2023‘.

Chrissie Miller, president of the W.I. acted as MC for the event. It began with a story from Ali about chocolate cake…

The W.I. then presented ‘The Three Ages of Women‘…


Oscar and Fin
performed showing their drumming and keyboard skills…

The first half closed with the children from Broadwindsor School...

The second half opened with ‘A Charming Affair‘ performed by Camille, Rita, Izzy & John


Peter the Poet
performed a rendition of his work…

Then we had Rob Fry & his girls

The afternoon closed with the audience joining in with  ‘A Little Help From My Friends‘…

Outgoing Chairman, Adrian Gray thanked those involved…


A Great Big Thank You
to everyone who took part and helped organise the event 🙂

A Great Big Thank You!


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The Fun Group Talent Show – Sunday, 11th June

Rehearsals are already taking place behind closed doors for this joyful, entertaining event taking place on the Sunday afternoon of 11th June.

Tickets are now on sale at £3, which includes a drink, Under 16’s are free, available exclusively from Broadwindsor Community Stores.

Put the date in your diary 🙂

Please direct any queries to: bwfunday20@gmail.com.

Broadwindsor Fun Group


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Broadwindsor.Org Now At 3 Years

Broadwindsor.Org celebrates three years today 🙂 It began by informing people of the cancellation of events due to the Government’s instructions for everyone to Stay at Home. As our village went into isolation, takeaway dinners and food supplies that were available became important due to last minute changes either with people’s health or new government instruction.  The Sound of Music began on 26th March, creating a one ‘o’ clock socially distanced gathering which helped keep us all sane.

That seems soooo long ago now and soooo much has happened since that time: Familiar people left or lost, new people arrived and welcomed.  My sincere thanks to those businesses, artists and individuals who register and support the website. My work remains voluntary. Renewals at £15 p.a. are currently being prepared for those already registered. New supporters and donations are always welcome.

 The recent warm sunshine optimises our day with fresh hope – Spring has most definitely sprung and Summer is on the way!

🙂 THANK YOU!

Wendy Shields
Editor.
info@broadwindsor.org


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Broadwindsor Fun Group’s Talent Show – Sunday, 11th June

Showcasing the talent that lies within our village, as the programme is filling up and coming together, this is the last call to anyone who would like to take part but hasn’t contacted the Fun Group yet.

The event takes place 5 – 7pm on Sunday, 11th June at The Comrades Hall with a rehearsal planned for Sunday, 21st May at 12.30pm.

Talent is not restricted to performances of song, music and comedy – visual artists are also invited to be included in a display of their artwork.

Please email: bwfunday20@gmail.com.

 

Broadwindsor Fun Group


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A Great BIG Thank You

From last night’s party organisers, John & Lynne Staff:

Our Village Party at the hall on Saturday was a stunning success. Thanks to our local band McIntyre with Wendy Shields and Brian Wing guesting. It would have been almost impossible without the generous donation from the Broadwindsor Fun Group and the support of all those who helped on the day. A big thank you also goes to Kate, Chloe and Louise for preparing the food and all those who helped on the bar. A special thanks goes to Margaret and Jane from the Broadwindsor Community Shop for their advice and support. 

Not to forget the a huge thank you to all those who turned up!  

A great evening, lets hope we’ll be able to do it again soon. 

John & Lynne Staff

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Broadwindsor Fun Group Put On Talent Show & Fun Day

Put the dates on your calendar and in your diary:
Sunday, 11th June 5 – 7pm and Sunday, 25th June from 12noon
🙂

In response to the questionnaires returned, Broadwindsor Fun Group are putting on a Talent Show at The Comrades Hall on Sunday 11th June. (NB: This is a performance and not a competition!)
This is to be a showcase of local talent – musicians, comedians, poets and any performers from the parish who would like to take part.  Places and time slots will be limited so anyone wishing to take part must contact Wendy Shields or Camille Newall in person or email bwfunday20@gmail.com as soon as possible please.
Available nearer the time, tickets for the event will be £3, to include a complimentary drink on arrival,  Under 16’s FREE

Again, in response to the questionnaires returned, The Fun Day will be on Sunday, 25th June and will commence at 12noon.  It will be a scaled down event from last year’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations and there is less space available in Bernards’ Place but favourite activities will still be there 🙂

Rather than addressing the many global issues that are currently taking place around our world, the Fun Group are keeping it local and very open for interpretation with the theme of “Farming Life” for their Scarecrow competition!

There will be a barbecue, a bar, refreshments from our excellent W.I., stalls and gamesa day of fun!

Nina Garcia

There will be live music including the lovely Nina Garcia who will be welcomed back to perform too.

Chairman, Adrian Gray thanks those who have offered their ‘hands on help‘ with the event, (all should have received an email by now but if not or if you’d like to help then please do get in touch).  There will be a Happy Helpers meeting on Sunday, 16th April at 3pm.
bwfunday20@gmail.com.

Looking forward to Fun and, we hope, the Sunshine!

Broadwindsor Fun Group


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Telephone Box Library/Book Exchange Update

Thank you once again to village resident, Chris Edgerley for fixing the notice to the door of our Telephone Box Library 🙂
It reads…

The etched glass effect was done by Karen and Godfrey at Bridport Banners.

Please Use & Enjoy.


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Thank You From UNICEF

Further to the profit made at the coffee morning a month ago, organiser  Sally Sarling received the lovely letter shown from UNICEF thanking her for the donation made.

Thank you to everyone who supported the event.

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