A Great Big Thank You!!

Skelmanthorpe Training Band – hard at work.

Our second ever “Picnic in the Park” took place on Sunday 15th September, and once again it was big success.

It is clear that the young musicians from Skelmanthorpe Training Band, along with their teachers and conductor, really enjoy performing for us. Their enthusiasm and dedication is a key element in the success of this event and we hope this continues for many years to come. The Friends of Churchfield would like to thank them for their time, effort, and willingness to take part and entertain us all.

Many thanks are also due to those people who helped with the organising and preparations for event, not just on the day, but beforehand too. Special thanks go to Holy Trinity Church for opening up and allowing the use of the church facilities.

As always the cakes were a sell out, and our hats go off to all those bakers who surprised us once again with their baking skills. It is amazing how inventive people can be with rhubarb and custard, a few apples, ginger, chocolate, and many other tasty ingredients. We would like to thank everyone who baked and donated a cake to our picnic. They were truly welcomed and appreciated.

We would also like to thank everyone who donated a raffle prize. The selling of cakes and raffle tickets is our only source of income for this event, so every donation and ticket bought really does help to maintain Churchfield, and assists with developing the skills of the young brass players from Skelmanthorpe Brass Band Community.

On the subject of raffle prizes, a special mention goes to Iain Burton Photography for his generous donation of a photography session worth £175 to our raffle. Iain is a local portrait photographer who specialises in outdoor location photography, specifically aimed at couples and families. If you would like to know about Ian’s work you can find out more by visiting www.iainburtonphotography.co.uk

Finally, we must thank the weather. Although not as spectacular as last year’s blazing sun, it did stay dry and relatively mild. There was no rain to dampen our spirits or curtail the proceedings.

Thank you everyone, and we hope to see you all at our “Carols with Cake” Christmas event which we expect to take place on Sunday 8th December….so watch this space!