A big thank you to all those villagers and volunteers who have run events during the year and everyone who has contributed so generously to our charity giving this year.  I have now totaled up the takings and the results are a magnificent £455.00, which gives each charity we are sponsoring (Helen and Douglas House Children’s Hospice and Police Dependents Trust) a handsome £227.50 each. I am sure these charities will be very pleased with these excellent contributions and I will post the receipts on the Village website in due course.

The charity contributions were from:

FVT Fireworks (10% of net proceeds, less stock)           £188.72

FVT Christmas Bazaar Raffle                                                 £123.00

Villagers’ private donations                                                   £31.53

Carols on Elmside                                                                      £111.75


Total                                                                                                £455.00


In addition, FVT paid for the Pensioner’s Christmas Lunch on 5 December, a total of £670. Many thanks to the kind villagers who contributed towards the drinks for this event.

Thank you all once again for your generosity towards those who are less fortunate than ourselves.


on behalf of FVT Volunteers