Thu 25th Jul, 2019
Anniversary Garden Party
Report by: Michelle Harvie and Mark Garrod
Attendees: Rob Allen, Dave Wylie, Jim Symon, Philippa Symon, Michelle Harvie, Kate Harvey, Mark Garrod, Joe Dugdale, Christine Beeston, Maggie Baldock, Dave Shotton, Alan Barber, Janis Barber, Alan (L) Jones, Jeremy Engineer, Cathy Devine, Roisin Maddison, Colin Maddison, Mary Stuart, Oi Ding Koy, Iain McCallum, Linda Crossley, Mark Ashley, Lorna Marsland, David, Jo Stratford, Andy Stratford (27)
Thanks to Michelle’s boss Tony who lent us a large gazebo at short notice once we had seen the forecast – it kept 4 sharp showers from dampening the evening’s socialising. Thanks also to everyone who came along and made the summer garden party a success, and for bringing enough food along to feed everyone easily, and amazingly, with a nicely varied spread.
Our collection raised £101.05 for St Ann’s Hospice.
We now have to decide when the next one is – maybe in 2 years?
Mark & Michelle
This meet does come under the banner of a 75th Anniversary Event, its just that we added the 25 years that Michelle and I have been together to make a round “Happy 100!”
For those of you who were regulars to Roy and Ivy Lee’s fantastic annual events, or even our first attempt three years ago, you know the score. For those first timers who fancy some socialising with a few members who you may not see on the crag very often, and hopefully some you do know, then here’s how it works.
Just bring some savoury, salad or sweet table contributions (home-made or even home-grown is of course always best, but certainly not obligatory), plus something to add to the drinks table, and most importantly of all, just come along and have a jolly good catch-up with everyone else.
Any kind donations offered will be sent to St Ann’s Hospice.
The address is as per the handbook and website. Parking on the road is not too bad if done carefully, and there is more parking toward the Didsbury end of the road (near the river) if need be. Bicycles can be left to the side of the house. Timing is 7pm onwards – just walk straight into the garden down the side of the house. Let’s hope for a sunny evening.
Hope to see you there.
Michelle & Mark