BONCHURCH BUMPER CHRISTMAS

COFFEE MORNING

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23rd

10am till 12 noon

 Bonchurch Parish Church, Bonchurch Shute PO38 1RG

DELICIOUS CHRISTMAS CAKES AND PUDDINGS

(and other seasonal fayre)  COFFEE/TEA and chat!

       CAKE AND SAVOURY STALL   TOMBOLA   RAFFLE  

BRIC-A-BRAC   BOOKS



Church View, St Boniface Road. Ventnor. PO38 1PN

07773747027 salfitzb@gmail.com

 To all our loyal friends.

Belatedly, thank you so much for your donation to, and your support of, our recent Flower Festival at Bonchurch. It was very successful in terms outreach and also financially. 

The arrangements were amazing.  I couldn’t get over how much work went into the execution of each one and how imaginative they all were.

We are fortunate indeed to have such musical talent in our midst.  Our choir and vicar produced the most wonderful concert for us with each of them performing on different instruments as well as singing. An attendance of 92 people was a record for us.

The Festival itself (including the concert) raised £4418.00 gross, with expenses of £1073.92, resulting in net proceeds of £3344.08.   Splitting this 75%/25% between the two causes gives £2508.06 towards the windows, and £836.02 for Admiral Dementia Nurses. To this we add the £52 that Pauline Guildford raised when she raffled the wedding bunny that she had made and dressed so beautifully.

In addition, we received three large donations specifically for the windows, and will be able to claim Gift Aid in some cases, resulting in a grand total (net of costs) of £4546.08, of which £3710.06 is for the windows.

Needless to say we are thrilled with this result, so many thanks to you all.



Flower Festival.

 Thank you one and all for your support for our recent Flower Festival.  You were wonderful:  You came, you sponsored, you donated, and you all seemed to enjoy it too!  What was there not to enjoy?  I was blown away both by the effort the participants had made for,and the expertise demonstrated in the execution of their arrangements. Above all I was blown away by their imaginations and how they had just picked up an idea and run with it.

Our “Home Grown Concert” was a huge success.  We really are lucky to have such talent in our midst.  The programme was varied so something for everyone.  

As ever Sandra Gonzalez provide a very high standard of catering which everybody enjoyed.  It was sad that the inclement weather precluded using our lovely tea garden but there was a lovely atmosphere inside the church. Indeed, there was such a lovely atmosphere throughout the entire Flower Festival.  People came from all over the Island which was wonderful, and we are so grateful to them all.

At the time of writing we do not have a final amount but it will be a worthwhile figure for both the Stained Glass Window Appeal and Admiral Nurses IOW Appeal.