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On 26th June we held our annual summer coffee morning at Liz Balmforth’s
in Bishop Sutton. Many thanks Liz for ordering such wonderful weather for us! Thank you also to everyone who came to support us – we made the magnificent total of £303.50 on the day and we were pleased to receive £20.00 in donations and £85.00 from book sales at the caravan park at a later date. Everyone enjoyed the super weather and bought generously from our B&B and cake tables.

Thank you to all those who helped either run the coffee morning or by bringing items to sell, including beautiful hand-knitted dolls, plants, and cakes.

Future dates for your diaries:

11th October, 10.30am – 12.30pm - Autumn Coffee Morning, Chew Stoke Methodist Hall – Coffee and biscuits £1.50 - Books, B&B, Cakes and cards.

9th November, 7.30pm - Autumn Quiz Night, Cameley Lodge – more details to follow next month. Please contact

<> for tickets..

Liz Shorney



Arthritis afflicts all age groups, children and young adults as well as the elderly. It is a painful and debilitating disease for which at present there is no cure. Treatment options involve drugs, physiotherapy, diet and exercise or joint replacement to control pain and slow the progress of the disease. Research is urgently needed in all these areas but is entirely funded by voluntary contributions from charities such as Arthritis Research UK.

25 years ago a small group got together in Chew Stoke to organise fundraising events and today many of this same group are still dedicated to the cause. Between them they raise £5 to 6,000 a year through coffee mornings, house to house collections, village fetes or rattling a tin outside a supermarket. But more local help is urgently needed. If you feel you could spare an hour or two to man a stall at your local fete or to help in the House to House collection due in June you could make a significant contribution. We would like to hear from you.