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2015 Village Activities & how they went

2015 Fete      20.6.15

The final total of the money raised at this year's fete is £4,300 in round numbers. That is an excellent result, so thanks again for all the  help. Thanks too to those who have given us feedback.

We have a round up meeting soon and we hope to capture best practice for next year.


Justine Garbutt

Stalls Co-ordinator

Party in the Park   5.7.15
3 - 5pm


Following last year's successful event 'Plan A' invited all Alvescot residents to our FREE Party in the park.  There was food, soft drinks & plenty of games available e.g. rounder's tennis, football & kwik cricket.

It was recommended to bring a chair or picnic blanket to enjoy some family fun & games.

Held at "The Rec" Alvescot Playing Field & MUGA

How it went:-

It was very successful despite the showers early on which put a few people off, we still had a good turn out of brave villagers who weren't too bothered about the rain, we had a great game of football, rounders & tennis going followed by a tasty barbecue. Speaking to a few of the youngsters afterwards they would definitely like to do it again, so watch this space !

Safari Supper                                      

Saturday 5th September, 6.45pm


Safari Supper, it's a very good way to meet new frineds in the Village, and a fun evening, as well as raising money for St. Peter's Church?  Drinks and canapes were served in the Church at 6.45pm, and then peple split into groups and walk to different houses through the village where our hosts provided either a starter, main course, or pudding, ending at a final stop for coffee and a nightcap.  Tickets were £ 50 per couple to include drinks / canapes / 3 course meal, wine and coffee. 

01993 841522 Ann Cadogan    email:-

SAFARI SUPPER 2     51 Alvescotians and a few friends went on Safari on Saturday 5th September in aid of St. Peter’s Church, with incredible results.  The group met at the church for a sparkling reception with delicious canapes, then opened their envelopes to reveal the name of their starter host.  The church was abandoned, save for 8 who were entertained there, with the Safari moving around the Village to different hosts for starter, main and pudding, before ending in a final location for cheese, coffee and liqueurs.  We held a small raffle to boost the funds on the night, and made a wonderful total of £1,600, which will increase to a magnificent £2,000 with Gift Aid.  A great ‘team Alvescot’ result, we’re extremely grateful to those who donated wine, and who hosted courses welcoming old friends and new into their homes.  Well done everyone!

Ann Cadogan

As you know, we had raised £1,275 at the start of the evening, the raffle made £500, with half going to the church, so the final donation will be £1,525 – which will increase to a fantastic £1,906.25 with Gift Aid, a great result.


Look forward to seeing you all again soon…..

STOP PRESS:    Thought you’d like to know that due to a very kind anonymous donation, the revised total being donated is £1,600, so with Gift Aid now reaches a magnificent £2,000….


We have a wonderful village……     Ann Cadogan

Saturday 12th September     Ride & Stride

This is a fundraising event organised by The Oxforshire Historic Churches Trust.  It asks for people to be sponsored with walks or cycle rides between churches.  Proceeds raised by individuals are split between the Trust and a church of your choice.  You can do 3 churches - or as many as you want to do & just need a few sponsors to take part.  Could anyone ride or stride for St. Peter's Church? if so please contact Tessa on 01993 841357


No information supplied on how it went - will update if supplied

Bonefire Night & Fireworks                 Thursday 5th November 2012

This event took place which was most successful, on our playing field.  Although the weather was unkind with continious drizzle for the event & rain before the fireworks were the best I have seen in the village.  As usual the bonefire was away from the visitors as was the lightenting of the fireworks.  One firework/rocket did go astray & landed in the play park, but as usual it had been made into a no go area.  On sale was mulled wine, non alcoholic drinks & hotdogs.  As we entered the playing field area Becky was shaking her bucket for donations to assist with the costs of the display which was to follow in spectacular fashion.  The fire was lit at 6.15 with the firework display staring at 6.45.

Thank you for the people who organised the event & those that worked behind the scenes & on the night to make a a most enjoyable evening.  It was attended by many not from the village, with children that attended the school & their siblings & frineds from the local area.


                       Saturday 14th November 7pm @ St. Peter's Church      


Following the success of last year's talk we are privileged that Richard Wheeler the renowned garden history specialist for the National Trust will be back to tell us more of the history of three of our most well known gardens, all Grade 1 listed landscapes, magical places where visitors' imaginations can run riot.

In the eighteenth century paintings, poetry & literature explored the common argumant over whether to follow the easy life of family, hedonism & home, or that of heroism, work & warfare: Vice & Virtue.  The usual classical source for this choice was the story of Hercules at the Crossroads - deciding between a rather appealing & lightly clad siren, and an upright femme formidable pointing to the rocky path of virtue.  In the Poussin painting, Hercules is looking towrads Virtue, but leaning towards vice .... which will he choose?

In a number of gardens the Choice was laid out in landscape.  At Stow and Stourhead the obvious choice was for Virtue, whilst at West Wycombe Sire Francis Dashwood with his Hell Fire Club and Monks of Medmenham followed a more robust line of thought.....

But in all their gardens, whatever their choice, they ahreed on one thing - the creation of beauty.


Do come along to St. Peter's Church and Richgard Wheeler's facinating talk to hear more.  Tickets cost £10 each including cheese and a glass of wine, are available in advance from Jayne on 01993 - 842435, or


The quiz was a great success for those that attended.  It did clash with the Rugby so numbers down on past years.  However a grand total of £470 was raised on the night.

Questions were souced by Dion Slader for the 5th consecutvie year.  He is hanging his hat up as would like to attend next year, so 2016 will have new blood on that part.

Dave Walters again was the voice & was in fine fettle.   His wife & Janey Slader were the ones who spent the night scoring.

Sandy & Terry Morris were in charge of the Bar, food, raffle, general all round organisers.  The food again was splended.  No-one went hungry & all types of taste buds were covered with many home-made products on the table & produce from the village. 

The Wooden spoon was won again by the team that try the hardest & the team that came first had more on their table for the night.


Carols in the Car Park Friday 18th December 2015 6.30pm


Please come and join us - the car park outside the village hall (if wet in the Village Hall) then afterwards for mulled wine & mince pies (squash and biscuits for children)In the Village Hall.Free:But if desired there will be a collection towards the renovation of our beautiful ancient Church


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