NEVILL SPORTS: St Mary’s Children’s Sports had a happy 67th running on Nevill Green on Saturday, June 27. Over 100 children took part and trophies were awarded by the Mayor of Lewes, Susan Murray. This annual event would not be possible without the support of the local community. Over 40 volunteers come forward every year to help to continue this almost unique Lewes event. The past 16 years as chair for Hugh Coppin have been challenging and competitor numbers have been pretty constant, although this year has seen a resurgence, thanks in no small part to the efforts of the new joint chairs, Mel Jarman and Annabel Pilott, who have visited local schools promoting the event. Hugh is retiring following the footsteps of Maurice Breese and Rick Courcha, and says he is positive St Mary’s Children’s Sports is in the hands of two very enthusiastic people who have school age children and have the contacts to keep this local community event running smoothly. The poise was presented to the Mayor by Lola McConal. The presentation of trophies was as follows, Boys Junior Pentathlon, Sabastian Cooper; Girls Junior Pentathlon, Natasha Clarke; Boys Senior Pentathlon, Ben Goode; Girls Senior Pentathlon, Lauren Morse; Boys year 3/4 Relay, Eagles; Girls year 3/4 Relay, Dream Team; Boys Junior Relay, Mead Cup Bob; Girls Junior Relay Lacey Cup LMeercat Madness; Boys Senior Relay Mead Cup, Pretty Fairers; Girls Senior Relay Joshua Cup. MLTE; Sportsmanship cup, William Courage.

BINGO: Bingo on 17th July at St. Mary’s Supporters Club. Eyes down at 8.30pm sharp. Cash prizes and raffle.

CHRIST CHURCH: Our tots group for pre-school children and their carers will be meeting this morning, Friday, between 9.30am and 11.30am. Last week we were able to take advantage of the warm weather and had outside water play for the children. Worship on Sunday at 10.30am will include Holy Communion and will be led by Rev John Gordon and our Sunday Club for children will be running during the service. On Wednesday our craft groups will be meeting at 9.30am and 7.30pm. There is no charge for this apart for the cost of materials.

NEVILL OPEN GARDENS: As an exhibitor on Sunday, our garden was feeling very sad at the rain falling on all morning, but it was all smiles when the sun shone just in time. It turned out to be a very successful afternoon with a large number of visitors, all very complementary about our garden that my wife works very hard at. I would like to say our organiser Victoria Trenhale put an awful lot of work in to get this event off the ground so well done to her and I hope all the exhibitors felt proud of their endevours too. There will no doubt be a report in next week’s PP on the financial success of our labours, which was in aid of our great Lewes Victoria hospital.

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