An invitation to the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning!
The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer. People all over the UK host their own coffee mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan. Last year alone they raised £29.5 million and this year the aim is to raise even more.
The first ever Macmillan Coffee Morning happened way back in 1990. It was a rather small affair with a simple idea: guests would gather over coffee and donate the cost of their cuppa to Macmillan in the process. It was so effective, they did it again the next year – only this time nationally. Since then, Coffee Morning has raised over £165.5 million for Macmillan.
Fearnan is getting involved this year, and you can be part of this nation-wide event by joining friends and neighbours on Friday 29th September in the village hall from 10.30 to 12pm.
If you can’t attend but would still like to make a contribution to Macmillan, contact Graham on 07804 978082.
Fearnan Carpet Bowls Club
By far the longest running club to use the Fearnan village hall is the Carpet Bowling Club which started in 1956 – the year after the hall opened. This year, Carpet Bowls starts its 61st season on Monday 2nd October from 8pm – 10 pm.
Why not come and have a go – there’s no charge for a first-time, taster session and you’ll be made very welcome. The game, which is suitable for all ages and abilities, is played in a similar way to lawn bowls although there are some differences between the two.
An indoor sport, it’s not weather dependent and is therefore a great way to take exercise in the winter. Health benefits include improved hand eye coordination and strengthened muscle tone. It’s fun, very sociable, very affordable (£3.00 per session) and is a chance to take part in a team sport.
Fearnan is part of a local League, along with Camserney, Acharn and Killin. So, joining the Bowling Club brings a chance to travel – to Camserney, Acharn and Killin! And in true Bake-Off style, at the end of the year there’s a chance to be Fearnan’s Star Bowler, and to take either the Singles or Doubles Cup.
Go on, give it a go!
Event at The Big Shed
On 6th October at about 12.30, Jill Davies from a project called Rural Wisdom http://ruralwisdom.org/ is visiting The Big Shed at Tombreck to talk about, and collect, ideas for making rural communities good places for older people to live.
All are welcome at the session and there will be a pot of soup, along with some cake, for lunch.
FVA October Coffee Morning
Fearnan Village Association’s last Coffee Morning for this year will be on October 17th, 10.30 – 12.00 in the McLean Hall, Fearnan. Freshly baked savouries and cakes, fresh coffee and a variety of teas. Everyone is welcome.
I am a big fan of carpet bowls and if I was nearer to you I would certainly come along and have a go.