Thanks to readers of the Surrey Mirror we have been given £2,500 from their Heart of the Community awards. A Redhill based company Partnership provided the money. Thanks to the Surrey Mirror, to Partnership and to everyone who voted for us. Margaret
The County Calendars sold in aid of Faurefold are now reduced to just £2.50 each, including postage, from Mrs G Ede, Nightless Copse, Rusper Road, Capel, RH5 5HE. Please include your unit name and contact details with the cheque. Ideal for Christmas presents, and you’ll support Faurefold at the same time.
A full account of the Surrey East fundraiser for Faurefold, Musi-gals, is on the website news page, together with a link to those pictures we have received so far. Robin
What a day, two amazing gang shows displaying how amazingly talented our girls can be. Such a pleasure watching and congratulations to the team who put the show on. Margaret
More excitement at Faurefold !
Fungi … over 70 recorded so far from two visits with Dick Alder of the West Weald Fungus Recording Group.
We are amazed that there are so many which include 11 of special interest . Photos show Fly Agaric – red with white spots (especially for the Brownies), and the Four-rayed Earthstar, which is rare.
We must remind Leaders to make sure that the girls only look and NEVER touch or prod, as fungi can be poisonous or cause irritation to skin or eyes.
What a lovely place Faurefold is full of surprises!
Best wishes – ROO
After a lot of to-ing and fro-ing, the lease with Girlguiding London South West is now in place. This gives Girlguiding Surrey East the security of knowing that we can re-build Faurefold and stay for as long as we keep paying the rent. Girlguiding London South West are delighted that we are looking after the place.
Three estimates for the new building have been received all approximately £400,000. But this will rise with inflation so the faster we raise the money the better.
So far we have raised £22,000. Bricks raised £4,200 which will be increased by Gift Aid. Bookham and Effingham District raised most. Keep selling bricks please. And do sign up for easyfundraising at www.easyfundraising.org.uk . We have just had our second cheque from them – £45 for no effort.
There have been some great fundraisers over the summer including fetes, bring and buy sales, garden parties, tombolas and flower sales. Marshalling at Denbies on the Bacchus Marathon brought in £420 and was great fun. And lots of Trefoil members were there as well, raising funds for various causes.
There are a number of fundraisers this autumn.
- Musigals at Dorking Halls is on 2 November. Two performances where the musical talents of Surrey East’s girls will be on show. Tickets on sale from the Dorking Halls Box Office by phone or online.
- Calendars are now on sale showing Surrey East having lots of fun – £5 with 10% of sale being retained by the unit. Talk to your District Commissioner or contact George Ede
- And on December 7th there will be a Guide and Brownie Christmas Craft day. Details will be sent out via District Commissioners.
And if anyone would like to help organise a Spanish Evening, I have had the offer of some Spanish dancers and players. So we just need the organising.
Special offer – 25% reduction on costs for District, Division & County events booked for between now and next April.
Grass looks good on the new terraces. There are a few bald patches that did not survive the summer’s heat but September is a good time to reseed. The wild flower meadow looks very colourful.
Inside we have 28 new mattresses on the bunk beds and two new Leaders’ beds are on order. Surrey East Trefoil Walkers repainted the bathroom when they came in June. Another working day will be held in November.
The Faurefold Calendar for 2014 is now available direct from Faurefold Fundraising, Nightless Copse, Rusper Road, Capel, RH5 5HE at just £5.00 including postage. Just send your request together with your details and your unit name, together with a cheque payable to Faurefold Fundraising.
Calendars will also be available from Division & District Commissioners soon as well, at the same price.
The calendar features Girlguiding in action all over Surrey East, as well as images of Faurefold itself. One page to a month. Further details on the Faurefold website at faurefold.org.uk.
To make the sides of the track into Faurefold interesting in the spring , last autumn (2012) we planted 100s of daffodils which looked lovely Spring 2013; I also made some rustic willow hurdles to stop people driving off the track. Then, in about April, we rotovated the ground and planted special wild flower seeds; it said on the box they were flowers that ladybirds like. They were right. Since late June there have been all sorts of flowers and even now there are more flowering.
It is a small start but I am really pleased with the result. And it seems that the deer and bunnies don’t like to eat them. Roo