Bums on Seats, Aprons on and Hands in the Air for your Community Space

Littlehempston was once a place with nowhere to meet with a church that risked closure due to dwindling congregations. Last May, after 6 months closure, the church doors re-opened to reveal a Space adapted for community as well as religious use. Since then, lots of us have been entertained, exercised, educated and magnificently fed in a great mix of events and activities. The sensitive adaptation has attracted praise from many quarters and we should be justifiably proud of what the village has achieved.

Everybody is therefore most welcome to come along on Wednesday May 15th at 7pm to help celebrate the first year of the Space, share ideas and help plan the coming year. The small team who organize things will really appreciate your support so let’s have lots of “bums on seats” at this first Annual Meeting. The aim is to have a fun evening so you won’t get your arm twisted, though obviously all offers of help are welcome! Drinks and nibbles provided.

People have been great at suggesting new ways of using the Space and the Rev Nicholas Pearkes has come up with a cracker. On Sunday May 19th, he’s organised an event for local metal detectorists associations, which should prove a good fundraiser. The Space team will provide food all day to raise further funds, SO VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to cook or supply cakes. If you can bake a cake or spare an hour or two anytime between 8.30am to 10.30am (bacon butties) 11.30am to 2.30pm (bbq hamburgers) or dish up tea and clear up (4 to 5pm), then please contact Jill Todd.

Can you make a promise? A great night is planned for Saturday 25th May, when there’ll be an “Auction of Promises” at the church, starting at 7pm with a glass of wine or hot drink plus delicious finger buffet to get you in the mood for a lively auction.  Local artists, businesses and craftspeople have been approached to provide exciting and fun opportunities for the discerning. The auction will be carried out by a professional and all proceeds will go to the next phase of work on the Space – building an internal porch. Entrance is £5 (inclusive of a drink and food).  Lots of promises have already been made from deer stalking to having your house or pet painted (artistically, that is), so come along, stick your hand up and make a bid. And if you have something you can offer – mowing lawns, beauty therapy, massage, portrait photos, babysitting are some thoughts – then contact James Drummond or phone him on 01803 867111. Any businesses making a promise will have a free link on the web site until the auction is over. This is one not to be missed!