JULY & AUGUST 2022
What a wonderful celebration! Well over one hundred people, young and young in heart, came together to celebrate this amazing milestone in the Queen’s long reign. The weather was perfect and everything looked festive and welcoming.
Matt and his team did a great job with the barbecue, cooking to perfection the sausages and burgers from Chris Ward Family Butcher. The catering group provided delicious salads and the meal ended with luscious strawberries from Dell Quay PYO and meringues (thank you Marsha and Louisa!)
We were entertained first by The Strumming Bandits, a ukulele group who proved a massive hit. Following on was Chi Choir who sang an eclectic mix of positive, happy songs. They also led us in the National Anthem following the Loyal Toast proposed by Cllr Julian Joy, Mayor of Chichester. Nick Clark entertained children and adults alike with his magic and tricks, causing much amusement all round.
There was a Jubilee Hat Competition and games for the children. Everyone had a great time; residents of this rather stretched out parish enjoyed seeing those they hadn’t seen in a while and it was an opportunity to welcome newer residents.
Thanks go in particular to Suzanna Gayford for offering the beautiful setting for the event; to Sandi and her team of organisers, to all those who helped set up and take down, lift and carry, decorate, cater and carry out the myriad of tasks required; to Matt Higgs for providing the tables and chairs; to the entertainers: to Apuldram Church flower team for their beautiful Platinum Feast of Flowers celebration display. And, of course, to all who came to make this a very memorable day. To top it off we were pleased to be able to send a donation to The Apuldram Centre.
Several people have sent in photos to share.
A HAPPY SUMMER – BACK IN SEPTEMBER!
St Mary’s Meeting Room is available to the community for hire, either by regular users or for one-off events. For further information please go to the St Mary’s Meeting Room page