Oh my gosh I have forgotten to do my bit for the Parish Mag. It is now late on a day past inclusion and I hope you will be able to see this.
I see that once again our cousins in USA schools have had more shootings. Thank goodness we have serious gun control laws. Maybe the US of A should seriously think about a change in the law. I guess so long as the Donald is in charge and supported
by the "right to bear arms lobby" there is no chance of any change in the law.
Report for 2017 to Annual Parish Meeting
I would like both to celebrate the achievements of the Village Charities over the past year and also to try to clear up a couple of misunderstandings about the Charities which I understood from a conversation I had with Mike Kay at the end of last year may perhaps exist.
First, the achievements. Once again, the Charities gave away a record amount in grants, totalling just under £44,000 and all to individuals resident in the parish or for charitable purposes within the parish, such as the village school.
Aiden's Charity Haircut
Hi, my name is Aiden! I have been growing my hair to raise money for charity. I was inspired by Pudsey Bear from Children in Need in 2016. Very sadly, both of my great grandparents died of cancer. I am donating my hair to the Little Princess Trust to make into a wig for a child battling cancer and also raising money for Rosie's Rainbow Fund and Daisy's Dream.
So far my hair is around 8 inches long. It needs to between 7 inches and 12 inches, the longer the better to make wigs for girls. The good news is that it will not all be cut off.
It is very stressful having long hair. I am so glad that I am not a girl! My mum always brushes it so hard to get the knots out and it is so annoying when people think I look like a girl.
Please can you take a moment and donate to my JustGiving page www.justgiving.com/teams/Aidenshair or even come and see me have it cut off at the Village Fete on 16th of June 2018.
On Wednesday 2nd May a coach load of members left The Pound at 11 o'clock bound for the Waterperry Gardens near Oxford, ignoring the fact that it rained most of the way. The rain largely dried up before we arrived. A brief history of the Gardens was given by a delightful fellow who had collected, and ran, a fascinating museum of agricultural bits and pieces.
What a glorious spell of azure skies and hot sunshine the early May bank holiday weekend brought us. Dick Budden and his family laid on an atmospheric and sociable Henley Arts Trail exhibition event at their home, with all the so British joys of tea and cakes in aid of cancer research. As this month’s cover shows, support for this busy event came not only from villagers and surrounding areas, but from the Prime Minister in person. Given the heavy weight of current political affairs and the rainbow of differing opinions at work, it has to be said that Theresa May and her husband Philip were notably cheerful and relaxed here in her home territory and happy to join in with the light mood and jollity of the occasion. It’s worth noting that your editor heard no political pressures afoot among the visitors while the PM was present, just a pleasant summer’s holiday afternoon gathering at a lovely venue.