Following the success of the venue for the last two years we will be returning to
Wivelsfield Village Hall and the catering will again be provided by Lavinia Bradley.
As St Andrew’s is one of the two formal major annual events in the Society’s calendar,
we look forward to seeing as many members as possible. Relatives and friends are
very welcome at this event and members are encouraged to bring guests. Also, please
remember to bring your own wine and glasses to accompany the meal.
The cost will be £27.50 per head, which includes a welcome drink and a gratuity for
the serving staff so we will not be passing a plate around this year.
There will be a choice of three main courses:
· Thai chicken curry with sticky rice
· Salmon en croute with watercress stuffing and hollandaise sauce
· Boeuf Bourguignon
Please indicate your choice on the booking form.
The main course will be followed by a selection of desserts, together with coffee
After the meal there will be dancing on the lovely sprung floor or the opportunity
We will also be holding a raffle for our new charity, Kangaroos (more details below),
the main prize being a free ticket to the Burns’ Night Dinner Dance with other prizes
donated by the Committee.
Wivelsfield is off the B2112 between Haywards Heath and Ditchling. About a mile after
the last houses in Haywards Heath, you come to a mini roundabout on the B2112. Turn
Left here along Green Road into Wivelsfield Village. If you pass Baldock’s Garage,
you’ve missed the turning! Approx. 700 yards along Green Road, turn Right into Eastern
Road. Some 200 yards down Eastern Road on your right is the turning into the Village
Hall and car park.
St Andrew’s Dance Practices
Sundays 4th and 11th November 2012
Old School Hall, Cuckfield
3.00pm – 5.00pm
This year there will be two dance practices prior to the St Andrew’s Night Celebration.
These are informal, good fun and give us the opportunity to practise a few dances
and socialise. Guests are particularly welcome as it is an excellent opportunity
for them to learn the basic dances. The cost for each practice session will be £2.50
per person to partially offset the cost of the hall. Soft drinks and biscuits will
be served. Please note that there is no practice on 18th November, the Sunday immediately
before the dinner.
Scottish Country Dancing
The annual November dance of the Crawley Scottish Country Dancing Club will be held
at 7.00pm on Saturday 10th November 2012 at The Friary Hall, Haslett Avenue West,
Crawley RH10 1HR.
Cost will be £5.00 (£1.50 for young persons and non dancers) plus bring a plate of
finger food. For further information please contact Chris and Lee Pratt (01403 269439).
For more details, including the dance programme, please see the web site www.crawleyscdc.btck.co.uk
It was announced at the AGM that we have now reached our target of donating £1,000
to Chestnut Tree House, and would therefore select a new charity for the coming year.
After considering a number of local charities we have selected Kangaroos.
This is a Mid Sussex charity established in 1993 with the objective of providing
leisure, recreational and educational opportunities for children and young adults
with learning disabilities.
While some of their funding comes from West Sussex County Council and the Big Lottery
Fund this has been subject to cutbacks and they need considerable additional support
to enable them to fund their programme.
Further information is available on their website: www.kangaroos.org.uk
Old School Hall, Cuckfield
13th October 2012
Our first event of the new season saw 28 members getting together for a social evening.
This was slightly down on recent years, but the lower numbers did not detract from
our enjoyment of the evening.
On arrival we were met with a glass of wine and nibbles, ably dispensed by Reg, before
we sat down to enjoy the variety of delicious finger food, which as usual provided
an excellent spread. Many thanks to all those who brought along food.
During the meal we were entertained by a Quiz devised by Carol to test our knowledge
of Scottish songs, and this was followed by a few simple dances led by Julian.
Thanks also to Laura for decorating the tables and to Michael for printing the Society’s
At the end of the evening we found that someone had left behind a cake knife. While
we would be happy to accept it as a donation to our catering box, if the owner would
like it back could they please call Carol Blake.