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Jammin’ 4 Gary – 1st May

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A huge thank you to everyone that came and those that helped make wonderful tribute for Gary possible. It was everything we’d hoped for and more, we feel very blessed having such a fabulous family and friends, and being a part of such an amazing community. We were so moved by the palpable feeling of love, laughter and the uplifting music.

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We raised £350 in cash for Thames Valley Air Ambulance that has been added to the online total of £3,398.15. Thank you to everyone that donated so far as we have exceeded our target of £2500 for just one flight.

I know many of you still wish to donate so lets pay for another flight for someone else.

You can donate online https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/GaryDFox or as I’ve done for others let me have your donation and message so I can post it for you.  Whatever works for best for you, my email is theboma@icloud.com .

Below is our visit on Tuesday 2nd May to meet the crew and see the Air Ambulance that landed on our Cricket Field. Thank you all again for love and support,  Deb, Grant & Lauren xxx

Family Visit Thames Valley Air Ambulance

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re Jammin’ For Gary

We’re Jammin’ for Gary to celebrate the many roles of The Fantastic Mr. Fox and fund raising for Thames Valley Air Ambulance as they landed on our Cricket Field to help him.

One of the many roles Gary played was that of  a “Pied Piper”; he managed to get so many children and adults to join in the concerts that we started in Horley. Gary loved reggae and a strong bassline, so its “gonna be all about the bass” and “we’re jammin’, jammin’, we hope you like jammin’, too.

This event will also raise awareness for both the “Hands off Horton” Hospital campaign and the Youth Offending Service, both of which were very important to Gary.

To read more about Gary, how to make a donation to the Air Ambulance and to leave us a message please go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/GaryDFox

Thanking you in advance, with love Deb, Grant and Lauren xxx

Please note that due to the capacity of our church this event is invitation only, we have tried to include everyone via a Facebook invite and email. However if you knew Gary and you would like to join us on Monday 1st May then please email theboma@icloud.com so if numbers permit we’ll try and “jam” you in!

 

HanFest Food & Craft Markets – Gets Folked Up – You’re Invited

Another Hanfest just over the road in our sister village Hanwell with a few folk from Horley and Horton! The 3H’s now have music and crafts to add to our gardening collaborations. What a creative community we have here in our little corner of North Oxfordshire, hope to see you there. Deb

See http://www.hanfest.co.uk for more details ……..

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Start your Christmas shopping early at HanFestive Food & Craft Market at St Peter’s Church Hanwell – Free Entry –

Saturday 26 November at  11am – 5pm and Sunday 27 November 11am – 4pm

AND for one night only Hanwell gets folked up and you are invited to the Folk Night & Supper

Saturday 26 November at 7:30pm – Adults £10, Child (7 – 16 years) £5 – Price of the ticket a tasty hot meal & of course a night of live entertainment!

Get ready for a fiery jig! Brimstone’ folk band performs live and will get you up for a fiery jig!  Plus ‘Horwell’ local folk group performs.

Dancing • Food & Craft Stalls • Bar with local beers!

folked-up

See http://www.hanfest.co.uk for more details ……..

 

Ironstone Chamber Music Festival – thank you!

Ironstone ConcertsThe fifth Ironstone Chamber Music Festival took place last week-end. The musicians played 3 concerts, consisting of traditional and modern music, to practically full houses (churches!), culminating in Mendelssohn’s String Quintet, which received a standing ovation. None of this could have happened without the following people:-

Sue and Mike Patching, Vanessa and Julie (also Lottie and Joseph), John and Alison Tite, David Kyle, Margaret Condon, Helen and Tony Ellis, Graham Curd, Tim Allitt, Charles Cozens, Bob Barnwell and Edna Seed.

Many thanks to you all

Chris and Tessa

Ironstone Chamber Music Festival – Horley Concerts 2016

Ironstone ConcertsTickets are still available for concerts on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th September

 

Friday 9th September 7.30 pm in St. Etheldreda’s
Music by Dvorak, Kodaly and Mozart

Saturday 10th September 12.30 pm in HANWELL CHURCH
Sonatas and Duets by Bach & a new work
Sandwich lunch at Moon & Sixpence following concert (please book ahead)

Saturday 10th September 7.30 pm in St Etheldreda’s
Music by Haydn, Mendelssohn and a new work

Post-concert Supper after evening concerts (book ahead please)

Sunday 11th September at 11.00 am
Mass by Mozart in St Etheldreda’s
All are welcome.

Tickets from 01295 738313

See full detail here http://www.ironstonechambermusic.com

Mike Patching – High Sheriff Award

Mike Patching is recognised for his outstanding contributions to the local community

Untitled_21038740314_lMike is to be awarded Oxfordshire’s High Sheriff Award in recognition of his significant and lasting contribution to community life in Horley and with schools in the local area.

The High Sheriff of Oxfordshire issues awards each year to people who have made a difference  to their community over many years, and whose contribution has not been recognised in some other formal way.

The Parish Council put Mike’s name forward for this award for his valuable work over the years. Some of the many activities and projects includes:

  • Chairing the Michael Hardinge Trust , and the overall management of the Old School with all the fund raising and community efforts that this Horley Charity provides under Mike’s stewardship. These included the Summer BBQ with live music, the Children’s Concert, Summer Games, nature competitions and many more child centred events and activities.
  • Working with local schools to provide educational visits and trips about nature and the countryside for children both in  school and around Horley. Also assisting in cycling proficiency testing amongst other things.
  • Supporting Horley Footlights, where Mike has helped on and off stage in all aspects on putting on a production.
  • Support for the Cricket Club keeping the pitch in peak condition for summer matches and maintaining their mowing equipment and organising the annual Children’s Games there.
  • Providing regular updates in the Horley Views magazine  on the Michael Hardinge Trust and a features on nature and the countryside every season.
  • Contributions to the team that created the Horley Circular Walk.
  • Support for the Church and Ladies Guild in organising the Summer Fetes and Christmas Markets, Chamber Music Festivals and Barn Dances, as well involvement in special projects such as the Bells Restoration and other community efforts to ensure the use of our very special Grade 1 listed church St Etheldredas.

The office of High Sheriff is a ceremonial role involving a mix of charitable and community functions. It is the oldest secular office in the country outside of the monarchy but without the extensive powers it used to have. It is unfunded, voluntary and non political. The current High Sheriff 2015/16 is Tom Birch Reynardson. There will be a formal award ceremony in Oxford on 29 February which Mike will attend.

Congratulations Mike, very well deserved and thank you for all your efforts over the years;  it is very much appreciated. We hope you will share your pictures of the ceremony and what this award means to you and Sue.