June 16th was a bright but breezy day for the annual Winnersh Summer Fete.
We had two stalls where we had a Tombola and children's lollipop game and we sold lots of gorgeous brand new soft toys and of course raffle tickets.
It was very well attended and we raised £399 in total.
On a glorious sunny afternoon on June 1st, we had a tea party to celebrate the 90th birthday of our longest serving committee member, Vera Box (on the left in the photo below). Vera has been involved in Reading Family Aid since the 1970s, so at least 40 years!
Joining Vera in her celebration was her husband Don, who has also been involved for many years since he retired nearly 30 years ago, current committee members and also two special guests: Christine Bland who worked with Vera at Katesgrove House and was involved with RFA going back to the late 60s and Joe Wise, who was the deputy editor of The Reading Chronicle in the late 1990s and early 2000s and was instrumental in spreading the word of the Toy Appeal far and wide. He worked with Vera and Don at that time when Vera was Chair.
The committee presented Vera with a card and flowers and we all sang Happy Birthday as the birthday cake was brought in.
Reading Family Aid Summer Raffle 2018
ALL TICKETS: £1
Buy your tickets at Winnersh Fete (Sat 16th June) or at Earley Green Fayre (Sat 4th August) or by calling 07930 033413 or emailing Reading Family Aid on firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to everyone who has donated a prize!
Draw to take place on 6th September 2018
Promoter J Skidmore: 61 Woodcote Road. Caversham, Reading RG4 7EX. Licensed by Reading Borough Council. Huntswoo
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