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Lottery Draw september

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The draw for the Village Centre Lottery was made today at our Community Lunch. The three lucky winners share the prize fund as follows:

1st Prize number 6 winning £30.00

2nd Prize number 29 winning £20

3rd Prize number 44 winning £10

A bit of a plea from the heart. Lottery subscriptions are diminishing, probably because people think that the Centre is up and running now and that nothing needs to be spent. However, we have a rolling programme of improvements and the purchase of new equipment. More tables and chairs, more kitchen cupboards, a better quality sound system for cinema screenings, these are just a few items that we need to raise money for. So please support our Lottery, it only costs £5 per month and you will be helping the Centre which is here for the benefit of the whole village. Information on how to join or renew a Lottery subscription can be found on our website Thanks!

August Lottery Draw

image of lottery drawThere are three prize winners each month in our Village Centre fundraising lottery and you might be one of them! But you have to be in it to win it, so if you’re not already subscribing to our fundraising Lottery, please go to the fundraising page on our website and sign up. It’s really important to keep the money rolling in, because there are still many additions and improvements that we want to make for the benefit of all users. Just in the last few weeks we have bought a new radio microphone, some additional staging and we are currently upgrading the window blinds to give a better experience at film screenings etc.

The August draw took place in the Centre on Tuesday 13th August, at the monthly Village Voice Live talk. The winning numbers were:

1st prize, number 19 winning £32.25
2nd prize, number 39 winning £21.50
3rd prize, number 22 winning £10.75

The Joy of Food – Free Cooking Course

Joy of Food posterDersingham Village Centre are hosting a series of free Joy of Food cookery sessions, with the next one being on Thursday 10th October 2019, 10.00am – 1.00pm.  See the information below and book by calling 07790 349896.

Joy of Food is a FREE cookery skills programme which is run in partnership with Norfolk Community Learning Services. Learners will build on their cooking confidence, improve skills and abilities and best of all, learn how to cook simple and delicious dishes that can be taken home to eat.

All equipment and ingredients are provided. Dietary requirements and food allergies can be catered for. To find out more, please contact: Nick Buck – 07738 708554.  All participants will receive a ‘Joy of food’ recipe book on completion of the course.

Her Majesty drops in to the Village Centre

We have been honoured and absolutely delighted that Her Majesty the Queen made a private visit to Dersingham Village Centre on Friday 5th July, welcomed by flag-waving children from Dersingham Primary School. After being greeted by Sue Payne, a Centre Trustee and former Parish Council Chairman, and Coral Shepherd, current Chairman of the Parish Council, Her Majesty was shown around the Centre by Sue. Then David Collingham, Chairman of the Dersingham Village Centre Association, introduced the Queen to representatives of groups who use the Centre and who described the wide range of activities that take place. Finally, the Queen unveiled a plaque, behind which was a photograph of King George V who kindly donated the land for the original village hall back in 1911. On departure, Phoebe Ward presented the Queen with a posy.

Photographs of the occasion were taken by Jo Halpin Jones and you can see some of them here.