Yesterday the 100 Club draw for July was made by Mike and Bonnie Garvey. It is great that all three numbers drawn belonged to first time winners. The results were; 1st prize, 42, netting Win £49, 2nd prize, 61 and £24.50 for Tom and finally number 49 winning Lin £24.50. Congratulations to the lucky members.
Mike and Bonnie have supported St Mary’s Church since they arrived in Billingsley six years ago in many ways. We thank them for their generosity and hard work and wish them all the very best as they move to their new home in the Cotswolds.
A community Jubilee Picnic, hosted by the 100 Club, was held in the orchard next to the church on Friday 3rd June. There was a splendid turn out from villagers plus a few members of the 100 Club who live further afield. Everyone had a super afternoon enjoying their picnics, refreshments and the splendid views and wonderful sunshine. Our thanks go to everyone who supported the event plus those who gave up their time to help with the preparations and clearing away. And of course the 100 Club members who made this event possible.
Rev. David Poyner said a prayer for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, a toast was made and a celebratory cake was cut. The June draw for the club took place immediately afterwards. Thank you to Mr and Mrs Wildblood for making the draw. Mr Wildblood was hoping to pull his own number out as it is yet to make an appearance but alas it was not to be; better luck next month! The first prize once again goes to lucky Eveline (59) who has very generously asked that her winnings fund something special for the churchyard, we thank you. James (28) and Julie (63) both won a cheque for £24.50 each.
Last night there was an excellent turn out for David’s May evening walk. As usual the weather was wonderful which I believe he orders especially! Following the walk everyone enjoyed the usual offering of refreshments but there was a lovely surprise when John shared a bottle of champagne to belatedly toast his recent milestone birthday. A wonderful and generous gesture and we wish John all the very best as he enters a new decade of his life.
John kindly agreed to draw the 100 Club number for May and 92 won Diane £52 and numbers 81 and 78 won Donna and Barbara cheques for £26 each.
Pland are shaping up nicely for the Billingsley Jubilee picnic so please make sure you save the date in your diary, 3rd June at 2pm in the Orchard.