December 2017 Update from the Bledington Community Shop Group

Great success with bingo!

Bledington community shop bingoOver 65 people crowded into the Village Hall to play bingo on a cold winter’s night in November.  For some players this was a first time experience and others were old hands at the game.  By the end everyone agreed that it was great fun and should be repeated.

The evening raised £740, a brilliant achievement!  This would not have been possible without the team who put the evening together. We would like to thank everyone who donated prizes including Brigette and Robin Buchanan from ODD Limited, Pebbly Hill Nurseries, The Kings Head, Marion Stow and several other villagers. We still have some prizes, which will be carried over to the quiz on 10 December.

And from Vicky Algar “ a great big THANK YOU to you lovely lot, for coming and supporting us and making the evening a sell out success!”

Pub Quiz Sunday 10 December.  Don’t waste a minute before you book – tables are filling up quickly.  Book your table – maximum 6 per team – at The King’s Head on 01608 658365 and reserve your supper at the same time.  It’s £10 per head for supper and £2.50 for the quiz.  NOTE - raffle prizes are being collected now, please give your contribution to Rosie Pawley.

OUR BIG POTENTIAL PROGRAMME is progressing well.  The business plan is being re-written, the management team has been evaluated and our communications are being updated.  We are working hard with the Plunkett Foundation to be ready to launch the new Community Share Offer in February 2018 – more details will be available early in the New Year.

CLOSING THE GAP Two more villagers have come forward with serious pledges.  We have also been able to reduce the cost of connecting electricity to the site.  The gap is now less than £70,000!!

LOOK OUT FOR our Just Giving Page for online donations So far we have attracted nearly £1,000 .  Please circulate this to friends and family, and share on facebook to everyone who has ever asked you to sponsor them.,Then we will reach our target.  All those little donations will add up to a significant contribution to funding the shop.   Please do this now.

AND FINALLY  Like us & share us on and share our news widely.  The more people we involve the closer we bring our own success.

Thank you

Robin & Michael McCulloch
01608 658941

Ways to use the Bledington Shop number 12: Meet for a coffee after walking your dog.

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