Around the end of a hectic school term, our family enjoyed three wonderful events. They were diverse in theme but shared a common thread – that of a community, working together, having fun, helping out and welcoming everyone. The three I mention below are by no means alone and my apologies for not mentioning all the events – that, however, is the job of the Diary as a whole – so read on in the pages that follow for many more exciting events, both past and yet to come!
The celebration of HM The Queen’s 90th birthday was a highlight of June and I have, once again, taken sole control of this editorial to give thanks to members of the committee, who all did such a fantastic job. To Rachel Heaphy, Richard Baker, Glenda Cooper, Sarah Gall, Paul Kelly, Belinda Kutluoglu, Sue Purver, Sarah Raja-Brown and David Seymour, a huge thank you for organising such an amazing event! With the help of the WI, the school, the church and many others, this event raised well over £6,000 for local charities, including the Teenage Cancer Trust in memory of Isabelle Docherty.
The Open Gardens event was immensely well-supported and well-organised – again, a lovely collaboration by keen gardeners, willing hands and enthusiastic supporters – all ably led by Glenda Cooper and Liz Toop. Well done for organising this event again and I look forward to the next!
Finally, the Odedra Cup proved, as ever, to be a fabulous day of cricket, delicious curry and what seemed like the entire village turning out to support the Odedra family’s annual event. That such an enjoyable day also raised huge amounts for Endometriosis made it even more amazing. Well done and thank you to the whole, extended, Odedra family!