Good Evening All
There is nothing like a bit of “Who dunnit” on a wintry December night! Fortunately we have Detective Helen B on the case to decipher the goings on at Cheswardine recently to bring us all up to date!
When a man talks to another man in a pub in a village about blood bikes and then that man goes to another pub in the same village and talks to more people there about blood bikes and then SSBB get a call to come and collect a cheque it is intriguing to discover who was who and why?
So, it was Pete (an avid SSBB supporter) proprietor of the Raven Café who was talking to Dave Faulkner who is on the committee of the Fox and Hounds Cheswardine Charity Fun Run. The conversation turned to blood bikes and Pete did the honours!!! Dave talked to Trevor Lucas and we then became a beneficiary of some of the proceeds of this year’s run that took place on September 1st in Cheswardine.
This year the run saw 250 entrants consisting of adults, youngsters and mums and prams who tackled the 5 mile run. The residents of Cheswardine were treated to live music, face painting and a bouncy castle just to name a few of the activities. Not only was the day a resounding success but they raised the princely sum of £1150.00, £800 of which was for their nominated charities.
The villagers gathered around their Christmas tree opposite the Fox and Hounds at 3.00pm. To the right of the tree was “Elsa“, Nigel B’s blood bike and “Elron” the latest addition to the mini fleet. Nigel and Helen B were representing SSBB for the afternoon. Following Christmas carols, presents for the children by Santa and mince pies, Helen and Nigel were presented with a cheque for £300.00 for SSBB. A totally unexpected and extremely generous donation from a lovely group of people in Cheswardine. Helen B. expressed her thanks on behalf of SSBB.
The Treasurer of Market Drayton Hospice Support Group , Keith Williamson, accepted a cheque for £300.00 as well on behalf of his charity and funds were also presented to Cheswardine Primary School, Cheswardine Guides, Cheswardine in Bloom and Cheswardine Community Shop.
It was a very pleasant afternoon when, once again, SSBB members were welcomed into a community who cared enough about what we do to help us in our endeavours. We thank Pete for the introduction, Dave and Trevor for your hospitality and the residents of Cheswardine for your warm reception. It was a pleasure to meet you all.