May 2013

the Human Fruit Machine's first outing
the Human Fruit Machine’s first outing
.... and from the other side
…. and from the other side
the jewellery and Wilf's plants proved popular
the jewellery and Wilf’s plants proved popular

On Bank Holiday Monday, 6 May, the sun shone on Mill Fold and St Bart’s raised £280 for church funds at Ripponden Gala.  This year we launched our new Human Fruit Machine which was great fun and proved a popular attraction.  Plants, home-made sweets and buns went down well and were a near sell-out.

The following Friday, just four days later, the weather was so appalling that we packed up early from the charity market stall in Halifax, having raised only £150 for general funds.  A week later we held a Beetle Drive which took some of us back to our youth and was an education to some of the younger ones.  Pizza and wine helped the evening along and a good time was had by all.    Whilst not a fund-raiser per se, another £88 was raised for church funds.  Thanks once again to all who participated in any way with any or all of these events.


The results of the 100 Club draw were:

1st £100 Christine Mitton (20)

2nd £50 Shirley Stoker (60)

3rd £25 Joan Fisher (25)