Thursday, May 31, 2007

21st CM on the Spot for the Moreton Hall Directory

When Tina at the Moreton Hall Directory asked if I could go in her place to the Moreton Hall Community Centre Fun Day on Sunday to report on the event in her absence, my first thought was oh heck, when on earth am I going to fit that in! My timetable was full to bursting with lots of other commitments.

However, 21st CM went forth as blogger cum reporter and I am glad I managed it, even if it was for a very short while. It was great to get along to something that was run by the community for the community and there was lots of fun to be had.

Typically, for a Spring Bank Holiday, the British weather kept to form with rain, more rain and even more rain. However, the organisers and the community alike didn’t seem to be deterred. A huge advantage of the Community Centre for events like this is that most things can be moved indoors.

Consequently, all the stalls had been moved into the hall, which hosted a good mix of local businesses and fundraising tables. Local community groups and charities were well represented, including the Tuesday Club that meets at the Community Centre, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), Bury Starlets, a local baton twirling group and the New Moreton-Hall Pre-school. The Pre-school had a great stall offering lots of lovely cakes (which might have just brought in more members for Slimming World, whose stall was right next door!)

It was great that despite the rain, some outdoor activities were able to continue, including a safe-cracking competition to win a car from Marshall’s, a mobile climbing wall and a crane lift, which all proved to be very popular.

This is just a snapshot of an hour or so. There were other activities planned for the rest of the day, including a BBQ and a baton-twirling display by the Bury Starlets.

It's a shame that my camera batteries ran out, but a selection of photos from the day can be seen on the Moreton Hall Diaries post