Burwash news
Burwash news

APOLOGIES: Many apologies for missing this last week. Unfortunately my source of information didn’t arrive in time for me to include items. Please ring me or send me an email if you have items you want included to make sure I am aware in plenty of time. My deadline for the papers is lunch time on Monday to appear in print on Friday. Thank you.

BRAVE SHAVER: Well she did it. The lovely Davina Swaine had her head shaved to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care. Surrounded by friends and family she had the whole of her head shaved. First off, her hair was braided in a dozen plaits. Her ten year old son Callum made the first cut followed by those who paid £5 for the privilege. The next step was for her best friend Sam Morrison-Williams to shave her head with a cordless shaver before she covered her in shaving foam and wet shave it until she was completely bald. Well done to Davina on this brave step. Thank you to Kevin and the Bear Motel for lending the venue, to Mary Taylor BEM for selling raffle tickets and the donation pot altogether Davina has raised over £650. Thank you to everyone who sponsored her and came along to support her.

THEATRE: Once again the village was entertained by The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company at the Swan Meadow playing fields. As always we given a real treat as the few actors portrayed MacByrd, a brand new comedy play with sixteen of the characters are birds. Inspector Seed- a pigeon, is the detective. Set in 1940 it is set in a small Sussex village and the changes the threat of invasion and the impact on local WI, cricket club, the village paly and on relationships, and how with the war people must take on new roles. The costume change and the acting were as always superb. We are never disappointed with the professional way this company performs.

WHIST: Last week there was another great, friendly evening of whist held in the village hall. Despite holidays and people moving there was a nice group who enjoyed playing cards and the light refreshments. There was also quite a bit of chat and laughter which helped to make the evening a good inexpensive evening out. The next one will be on Thursday September 1 at the village hall.

WINDOWS: Those of us who went along to the Burwash Village Hall to play whist got our first glimpse of the new windows and fire doors on the west elevation of the hall. I have to say they look really impressive and will be great for keeping the hall warmer during the winter months. All the windows are fitted with locks and the fire doors look really efficient. Thank you everyone who has helped to make this happen whether it was by donating to the window fund or joining us at one of our fund raising events. Without your support these would not have been fitted.

MUSIC: The Burwash Common Pavilion is opening its doors again tonight, Friday, for the very popular music night. You are all invited to go along and listen to the talent of the local singers and musicians as they entertain you. The fun begins at 8pm and the licenced bar will be open.

NOT SO YOUNG: The members of the Burwash Not So Young club will be hoping for a warm sunny day for the next meeting. They are invited to go along to the lovely home and garden of Shirley Viney on Thursday afternoon, for their summer garden party. They will enjoy a delicious cream to in the lovely colourful and intriguing garden.

BATEMAN’S: Are the kids bored already? Don’t know how to entertain them and keep them occupied? Then why not take them down to Batemans to join the Jungle Book Trail. This is happening daily until September 6 and is a fun time in the garden of Jungle book author Rudyard Kipling. The trail follows characters from the book hiding in the garden and if all are found you win a prize. Normal admission costs apply plus £2.50. For more information please call Batemans’ on 01435 882302.

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