Posted by Rosie Kitchen
Friday 21st January 2011 was the first Dersingham Community Lunch of 2011. This lunch was sponsored by A A Massen Ltd, and was as well-attended as these popular events are, with over 80 people attending.
After a welcome by Simon Massen, Managing Director of the sponsors, there was a short presentation by Alison Thorne of Dersingham Library. Though suffering with (almost!) loss of voice, she managed to get her message across clearly about the library: ‘use it or lose it’! And all were encouraged to join and make used of this valuable village asset.
The editor of Dersingham’s Village Voice – and organiser of the popular Village Voice Live events – made a plea for more local groups to send their reports to the Village Voice, and for all to come along to the ‘Live’ monthly events.
Richard Shaw, Chief Executive of Norfolk Hospice Tapping House in Snettisham then explained the work of the hospice, and how it was enhancing so many people’s lives in such a vital way. He explained that the Hospice relied on donations to carry out its work and appealed to all to give what they could to help.
We all enjoyed a delicious lunch, efficiently provided by the skilled St Nicholas Church Catering Team, and the raffle raised well over £100 which this month was shared between the St Nicholas Church Hall Committee (with thanks for the free use of the hall for the lunches), and the Church Heating Fund.