Enchanted Cinema – Saturday 11th May 2019 @ 8.30pm @ Bicknacre Playing Fields -thanks you to all who came – what a success!
Next one Friday 6th September 2019
The School Room, Woodham Ferrers
Please come along on Tuesdays or Wednesdays between 9am – 3pm for a friendly chat together with a selection of freshly made food. Open to all.
It felt like the entire population of the two villages turned out on 21st September at Bicknacre Village Hall, to help raise the much needed funds to purchase a heart monitoring machine for Dr Sai Sankar and Wycroft Surgery……our local Doctors practice.
What a fabulous day and before the doors even opened donations and support came flooding in.
The Gospel Church, Kelly’s Turkeys, Bicknacre Friendship Bridge Club, Westview Nursery, East Hanningfield Motors, Blossom Hill Florist, County Hotel, Paint me Pretty and Jason Merritt.
THANK YOU, to all of you. What a great start……….
AND then the doors opened……..and the queue…..good grief, it went right out of the door. You would have thought it was a slash down sale at Harrods…..incredible.
I am sure, so many of us felt “ that could be me that might need that diagnosis machine”.
Apart from good old fashion, wonderful, kindness and good will, I believe that is why so many people wanted to help.
So much effort went into the day, by so many amazing, generous, lovely people. Very special, unselfish, individuals.
What a fabulous turnout.
A big thank you to everybody who came, all the stallholders who exhibited a fantastic array of interesting local crafts, the bakers and contributors of those yummy cakes and raffle prizes. Not forgetting dear Doreen, our hard working raffle ticket seller, as well as the Village Hall Committee and helpers who worked tirelessly to ensure a brilliant and successful day, which was undoubtedly enjoyed by everyone.
THANK YOU to absolutely everybody who contributed in their own way to make it a Village Event which will probably never be equalled, or forgotten.
The room buzzed and rang with happy chatter. Good will was in the air. There was so many raffle prizes, drawing it at the end seemed to go on forever- great fun and a lot of happy recipients.
When it all finally came to an end we were exhausted………….Happy but exhausted and some made a beeline for the nearest pub for a big glass of ‘medicine of the day’. Ahhhhh…..BUT, we were all wondering the same…..HOW MUCH had we raised ?
On totalling everything up, at the close of play a staggering £1,012.50 was the total.
BUT, this is not the end of the tale……Peter at The Brewers Pub pledged £100.00 and allowed the Donation Bucket to be placed on the pub counter, hopefully attracting the generosity of his customers to get us nearer to our goal, then the residents of Thriftwood donated another £50.00, Paul Bailey another £50.00 and finally our own Parish Council donated £50.00. Soooo near.
Then came unexpected generosity from one of East Hanningfields own Parish Councillors and Business Owner of Fireworks Crazy, Chelmsford, Mark Priest. Who donated a whopping £200.00 and finally, East Hanningfield Parish Council topped it all to achieve the much needed goal of £1,500.00.
We Made It ……….
Some of us ARE going to need this important diagnostic machine – Thank You to everybody who made sure it’s there for us, at Wyncroft Surgery, when we need it.
Cllr Richard Poulter holds regular surgeries at Bicknacre Memorial Village Hall