Had we been superstitious, we might have expected that the weather would beat us for the 13th Bucks Fizz tournament! On the day, our worst fears were realised as the heavens opened and torrential rain meant that the tournament was a wash-out.
However, our spirits were not dampened and with people’s good will and tenacity to make the best of the situation, it meant that 85 turned up for a delicious lunch. We experienced a great atmosphere in the barn which had been decorated with some of the glamorous bras that had been collected as part of the charity’s Bin Your Bra appeal! Why we didn’t take any photos, I really don’t know but those who were there will remember the wonderful sight! Amazingly, we raised a brilliant £3110 for Against Breast Cancer, after covering our costs for lunch, which was a huge relief.
Finding sponsorship (for lunch) allows us to maximise our donation to the charity but it is a challenge, so if anyone knows of likely companies we could approach for next year, please let us know.
Finally, our grateful thanks go out to everyone who supported us by making desserts, setting up and returning the barn to its normal state, serving lunches, directing traffic, selling raffle tickets and generally keeping everything going. It’s a team work affair and we shall be back again next year on Wednesday 16th May 2018. Hopefully, some of you will join us – we couldn’t do it without you.
Rosemary, Lindy and Ruth