Apart from the Village Cinema screenings coming up (see our posts about that) we have a rolling programme of other fundraising events. Next on the horizon is a Pancake Feast and Beetle Drive, a bit of lighthearted entertainment to coincide with Shrove Tuesday.
The cost is just £3 and that includes your first pancake free. Don’t miss it! Phone 01485 540271 to reserve a ticket, or pay on the door. The fun starts at 6.30pm on Tuesday 28th February.
Looking further to the future, here are some fundraising dates for your diary!
Tuesday 28th February, from 6.30pm. Pancake Feast and Beetle Drive.
Saturday 25th March 2.00pm. Afternoon tea dance.
Saturday 8th April from 2.30pm. Easter family fun afternoon.
Friday 21st April 8.00pm. Race Night at Dersingham Social Club.
Except for the Race Night all events are held in St Nicholas church hall, which is, of course, to be replaced by the new Village Centre. More details of these future events, including how to book, will be published here as soon as possible.
Village Centre Lottery Winners
Don’t forget that our own Village Centre Lottery is also a great way to support the project and you might win one the the three prizes every month. You can find an application form to subscribe to the Lottery here and below you will see the winning numbers from the last few months.
Our quiz night on the 3rd January was a great success, with over £500 being raised towards the cost of our new Village Centre. We’ve already raised around £5000 in the last few months, but we need more, as we aim to start building in the coming Summer. Please help us and support our fundraising events, there’ll be more of them coming up soon. Meanwhile, if you would like to help in other ways, by joining the Village Centre Lottery, or buying bricks or roof tiles for the new building, you can find all the necessary information on our Fundraising page on the main website. Thanks!
Looking a little further ahead, you’ll find the posters for both our January and February Village Cinema Screenings below. Don’t miss them.
The Fashion Parade fundraiser held on Friday 18th November was a great success and a big thank you to everyone involved. We still need to push ahead with raising the necessary funds to make our new Village Centre reality, so there are more events on the horizon where you can help, and have a great evening too!
On Friday 25th November the Village Cinema will be screening the recent Jungle Book film, the acclaimed remake of the Disney classic. A cottage pie supper before the film is included in the ticket price of £10, so don’t miss this festive event. Tickets must be pre-bought, from the Parish Council Office, or from Tom Morris 01485 541450, or Vanessa Blyth 01485 544866, or Sue Payne 01485 540538.
Just edging into the New Year, we will be holding a fundraising quiz evening at 7.30pm on Tuesday 3rd January. Tickets are £3 on the door, or why not make a team with a maximum of six quizzers for £15. Refreshments will be available.
Both these events are held in St Nicholas Church Hall, opposite St Nicholas church.
Fund-raising for the new Dersingham Village Centre is in full swing. The latest event was a fashion parade, hosted by the ladies’ fashion shop Allez Chic, of Castle Rising. It was a great success, well attended and some lovely outfits modelled by some lovely ladies! You can see a few photos here.
The Dersingham Village Centre fundraising lottery continues to gather momentum. If you buy a lottery ticket you are directly contributing to our efforts to raise the funds needed to bring the new hall and village centre to reality, hopefully by Summer 2018.
Every month there is a lottery draw made, usually during the interval at the Village Voice Live talk, which takes place in St Nicholas Church Hall on the first Tuesday evening of each month. Check your tickets, you might have a nice little windfall!
Our July screening at the Dersingham Village Cinema will be West Side Story, a classic tale of romance and tragedy, loosely based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, but set in the gritty surroundings of 1950’s New York. It’s certainly one of the great musical films of the 20th Century and one not to be missed.
Friday 29th July, doors open at 6.45pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets at £5 are available on the door and include one free drink. All profits from the Village Cinema go to raise funds for the new Village Centre.
Please note that West Side Story replaces the planned screening of Eddie the Eagle.
Unfortunately the talk by David Reeve on the 21st July has had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. If you have already bought tickets please ask at the Parish Council office for a refund. Our apologies for any inconvenience.
Our popular screenings of films that may not be the very latest releases, but they are ones that many of you have asked for, continue on Friday 24th June 2016. 7.30pm at St Nicholas Church Hall, doors open 6.45pm.
The film is A Royal Night Out, which is described as a grown up fairy tale for those whose hearts go pitter-pat at the mere mention of anything to do with the Royal Family! On V.E. Day in 1945, as peace extends across Europe, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret are allowed out to join the celebrations. It is a night full of excitement, danger and the first flutters of romance.
As with all Village Cinema events, any profit will go to the fund for the new Dersingham Village Centre.
As there have been one or two changes to the programme, here are the posters for the next three Village Cinema showings. We are sorry that A Walk in the Woods will not now be shown, due to the very high cost of the necessary licence.
At the Village Voice Live evening on the 1st March a little bit of history was made as the first ever draw took place for the prizes of the new Village Centre fundraising lottery.
The three lucky winners were Mrs H. Judd, Mr D Groome, and Mrs S. Reay who shared a total prize fund of £75. Hopefully the lottery will grow and grow over the coming months as more people buy tickets and boost the income. If you haven’t subscribed yet, please do! You can get a form from the Parish Council office or from various shops around the village, or just download one here.