Village news from Helen Price – 20th Feb 2020


Village news from Helen Price – 20th Feb 2020

Published 17 February 2020

Wednesday Club

Our speaker in February was Michael Wetson author of “A Life of Two Halves.” Michael’s book is a personal account of his experience of living with bi-polar disorder and other health issues. Michael, a resident of Kings Bromley, was born in Lichfield. He talks in his book about some of the struggles he has faced during his life and the ups and downs of living with bi-polar disorder admitting, “It sounds quite gloomy but there is humour in it!” Ruby Wax and Frank Bruno are among several well-known personalities who have openly discussed their experiences with bi-polar disorder and Michael has met with both of them.

Michael was a founder member of “The Open Door of Hope” a self- help group based in Lichfield. It was established to cater for the needs of mental health service users in Lichfield and surrounding areas. It opened in October 2011 and continues to offer help and support to those with mental health issues, their families and carers.

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday March 4th when our speaker Marian Baldwin will be sharing “Memories of School Days.”

New 2 U

The “New 2 U” sale of good quality, second hand clothes, soft furnishings, shoes, handbags and costume jewellery will be in the Village Hall at 2 pm on Saturday 4th April.

Please start looking out items you could donate. We need items that will appeal to women, men and children, perhaps items in your wardrobe hardly worn, or unwanted gifts. It would be appreciated if you could iron anything that needs a spruce and bring to the hall on the morning of the 4th between 9.00 – 11.30 am. We will also accept books and DVDs in good condition.

If you could help in the morning (but more especially in the afternoon from 13.45 till 15.30, Peter Gee would love to hear from you. Also let Peter know if you have items which need collecting, just call 472157.

Australian Fire Relief Fundraising Event

£1000++ was raised on Saturday when hundreds turned out in force on a very wet and windy afternoon to support this worthy cause at the Village Hall. The Kings Bromley Harmony choir opened the event with some old Aussie songs to get everyone in the mood.

Many items were on sale, plus a silent auction, tombola, raffle etc and the WI, as usual, provided some delicious cakes together with tea and coffee.

Congratulations to Tracy Allanson-Smith and her team, the WI and of course our choir. Thanks to all who contributed with donations and their time. All proceeds will be donated to the Australian Fire Relief fund.