Friday, 6 November 2009

Bouquets all round!

Members of ENKCA met for the AGM and a social evening in Eassie School and reviewed the progress of efforts to raise funds to build a new community Hub to replace the decaying SWRI hall.

Chairperson, Fiona Brown, thanked various individuals for their work over the past year and presented one tireless worker, Jane Brewster, with a floral tribute in recognition of her wide ranging efforts on behalf of the community.

Hub project manager, Michael Ryan, summed up progress so far, updated members on ongoing applications to funding bodies and reminded members that every penny counts and every pound raised is worth one pound twenty eight pence with gift aid refunded and two pounds fifty six with matched funding added.

As preparations get under way for the Winter Festival at Wharncliffe Hall, Newtyle on Saturday 21st November, the audience was allowed a preview of everlasting corsages being prepared for the event and orders taken in advance.

The 50 /50 sweepstake brought an unexpected bonus for funds, when winners of the £74.65p first prize, Debra and David Ritchie donated the sum back to ENKCA. Two consolation prizes of £9.34p went to Sheila Stewart and to George Marshall.