The Friends of Shoalstone Pool fashion show was a great success, raising over £1600. This is the biggest amount we have ever raised in a single event. The Friends would particularly like to thank the many people who helped make it such a success – the models, hairdressers, makeup, compare, DJ, and “Missin Tackle” who sang for us. And the stall holders who exhibited their wares for people to see in the interval.
The raffle was a great success with 13 prizes worth up to £100. Those who won were highly delighted. Our thanks for these prizes goes to the proprietor of the Regatta Shop in Fore Street whose clothes was also modelled; and Bertie and Crew situated on the Marina.
The Friends biggest thanks goes to Nicola from Bertie and Crew who organised the whole event with her band of helpers. A lot of time and hard work goes into organising these fund raising events and this is where Brixham scores with people coming together as a community to give their time which in turn benefits the town e.g. Shoalstone Pool. We are most fortunate now to have Nicola on our small committee – so look out for other fund raising events (Christmas beetle drive at the rugby club!). Finally we mustn’t forget the Berry Head Hotel who let us use the Mulberry Room free of charge and all those all bought tickets and supported us. Thank you one and all.
The Friends of Shoalstone Pool (FoSP) are holding their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 23rd May at Brixham Rugby Club at 7pm. The minutes of the AGM 2016 have already been circulated, but should anyone need a hard copy please ring Sheila on 852704.
We would welcome a few more people to join our small committee; in particular the position of Secretary is available. We meet once a month to discuss possible fund raising and have a break during the summer months. If you feel you, or anyone you know, have the time and energy to join us and keep the Friends going, please contact one of the committee or, better than that, come along to the AGM.
We normally ask for your £5.00 membership at this time of year (some members have already paid) and have kept this amount for some years now; so would welcome as many £5.00’s as possible. Payments can be made before the AGM; so arrive a little early to pay.
from our friends at the Friends of Shoalstone Pool
We would like to say a big thank you to Jacqui Caunter, Jo Dyer, Vikki Edwards and Wendy Lanyon – “The Riviera Walkers”. All four walked from Lands End to Brixham to raise money towards the Man and Boy Statue which is now situated down at the harbour. From the large amount they raised they also wanted to give something to the Friends of Shoalstone and last Sunday down at the pool they presented us with a cheque for £2,000.00. This has boosted our funds tremendously and we wanted to say how much we appreciate them supporting us. All money received will go towards getting the pool ready for the forthcoming season and any projects on going down at the pool. Thank you girls.
Our fund raising dinner at the Berry Head was another great success and we raised the grand total of £500.70. The Berry Head Hotel did us proud and the meal was hot and plenty of it. They provided three big screens for the showing of the BBC film of the building of the Mayflower at Uphams Yard, so no one missed a chance to see what skills men had in the 1950’s. No hard hats in those days. A truly wonderful film to watch starting from the oak tree being cut down to the final launching of her. Proper apprenticeships were served there for young men like John Wilson, Gilbert Dalley, Edward Dalley and Francine Rogers’ brother to name just a few. Wendy and Sally the daughters of Stuart Upham who owned the yard were invited and Wendy gave a short talk after the film. Although only a handful of the 177 members bought tickets 74 people sat down for the meal so thank you to those who again supported us. We mustn’t forget Alan Griffiths “cosmo” who offered to entertain us with some magic whilst having our meal. So thank you Alan.
Another date for your diary is Sat. 3rd June when we are having a coffee morning at the Methodist Community Hall in Fore Street. If you are in town please pop in for tea or coffee. Thank you.