My hero this month is Margaret Warry.
When “Second Hand Graham” is busy sorting out all the donations we get for Jumble Sales, Car Boot Sales and the Fayre, Margaret keeps an eye on any jewellery donations and whisks them out of Graham’s hands.
Recently she took anything that she thought was gold to a dealer in Kingston and sold it all – for an amazing £195.48.
Then she took any other decent non-gold jewellery and sold it to another contact she has and got £150 for that. What a great addition for our funds.
Well done Margaret – a great job so thank you for the time and effort put into this.
Congratulations to our Group President Alan (DAT) Thomas and his ever supportive wife Jill who in early April celebrated their DIAMOND WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. We send our best wishes from everyone at 1st Tolworth.
Well done to our Shooting Team who did so well at a recent District competition. Many of the usual names figured in the results but a special mention for Scouts Guy P and Mikhail S-R who won medals and certainly made their mark for the first time.
I am having to write this ten days before the St George’s Day Parade so I hope it went well and 1st Tolworth were there in good numbers. Well done to all the “winners” of our annual awards but well done to the whole Group for being so great whether winners or not!
Next month’s OOTB takes the form of our Annual Report so I won’t be able to tell you about St George’s Day then either. The report gives a résumé of the past year’s activities and is followed up by our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 11th June at Sparks Hall at 8.00pm. Why not come along? We are renowned for running the shortest, slickest of meetings and then spending lots of time on the wine and nibbles. So come and marvel at how quickly we get through the business and then take the chance to chat to the Leaders – even if it’s because you want to moan at us!
And the day before that – oh what excitement – we are having a SPRING CLEAN SPARKS HALL event. Now you don’t want to miss that do you? I wonder who will be there wielding mops, brooms and dusters? Will it be only our hard working Leaders, helpers and committee members who give the youngsters week after week of fun or might there be a few appreciative parents there who want to show that appreciation by cleaning up our Hall? Time will tell. It’s on Monday 10th June from 7.00pm. Come on – get dusting!
SAINSBURYS VOUCHERS. These are available until 22nd May – then you need to get them to us as soon as possible. Last year we wasted over 200 vouchers because they were handed in too late. I NEED THEM BY 15TH JUNE PLEASE.
The month of May of course also culminates in the Annual Everest Pack Summer Camp – always a wonderful experience whatever the weather. Have fun campers!