On behalf of our Committee I would like to thank the generous people of Rosedale and Hartoft for recently raising some £650 for Reading Room funds. With your support, the Race Night in Howard and Daphne’s Blacksmith Arms on Friday the 2nd amassed £150 and the Christmas Auction at Christine and Jim’s White Horse on Saturday 3rd raised a magnificent £500. This will help greatly in meeting the running costs of YOUR VILLAGE HALL (presently in excess of £2000 each year for the heating, lighting and insurance alone).
You will also be pleased to know that Howard’s event raised a further £150 for the Village School whilst £500 from the Christmas auction was also passed to St Martins House, a charity for terminally ill children.
I would like to offer a special thanks to Howard who ran the Race night most professionally, it was great fun, and Dave Sellers who as auctioneer at the White Horse, was in fine voice and in unbelievably good humour despite remaining sober.
And finally a big thank you to those who had made or donated perhaps the widest range of goods for sale ever assembled in one place and to those wonderful ladies of the night, Margaret and Carole who passed amongst you all relieving you of hard won pound notes, still legal tender in Rosedale. Well done to you all.
Colin Westwood, Reading Room Committee Chairman.