Newsletter - March 2019

 For details of our next activities see "Upcoming Events"

Having slipped back into the country earlier this month, I thought I might be given a month or so to re-acclimatise. When I suggested this I had doubts cast upon my work ethic and the marital state of my parents. So here we go with the big catch up.

Our November quiz raised £485.85 which was a nice lead into the Christmas Fundraising. We have to thank ASDA, the Co-op Old Basing, Morrison’s and Tesco at the Chineham Centre for allocating time and space for us to make collections, and of course the generous people of Basingstoke who donated a total of £2177.48. The money was used to make donations to the Women’s Refuge, the Basingstoke Voluntary Association, Joshua Tree, May Place, Christmas lunches for the elderly and pantomime visits for disadvantaged children. I hope you think it was well spent. 

Having had January off for “good” behaviour, the members went straight back in fundraising mode in February. Although I wasn’t present, The Apollo Big Band concert at QMC was by all reports absolutely superb. Big Band music has a magic all of its own and it is a great pity that more people didn’t turn up to be enlivened and entranced by this superb group. Let’s hope that our next two offerings, ABBA Sensation 13th of April and The Moscow Drug Club 20th July, both at QMC, attract more support. Otherwise I’m afraid our ability to assist those in our community in the greatest will be severely compromised.

The programme for the rest of the year is currently:-

21st September: Ali Mak Rhythm and Blues band at the Royal British Legion

16th November: Quiz Night at the Millenium Hall

Other events are still under consideration. WATCH THIS SPACE.