Helen Higgins did an excellent job in organising this year's charity quiz night on Thursday, 24 April 2014 at The Valley Bar in King's Parade.
There were six teams involved in the quiz, hosted by Helen the Quiz Queen of Findon Valley as well as being the FVRA Membership Secretary. She gave her 'all' to shout out the 40 questions to everyone in the bar, standing on a chair so that everyone could see her.
Questions and puzzles put to everyone were from a wide range of subjects, from Shakespeare to the Beatles, from the Andes to counties surrounding Hampshire, from a gallery of photos of personalities past and present that had to be named to some cryptic anagrams that had to be solved quickly.
The winning team was The Generation Gap, featuring FVRA members Pam & Malcolm Pilbury with their daughter and son-in-law Karen and Iain Wardley plus granddaughter Isobel. Well done to them!
This is the third annual quiz organised by Helen, who is always keen that any money raised goes towards a local charity chosen during the night with each team suggesting one. From the ones put forward it was WADARS that was finally selected.
A total of £67 was raised during the evening and a cheque will be presented to WADARS over the next few weeks.
HUGE thanks to Dan Crispino of The Valley Bar in allowing the FVRA to use their place for the third year running... very much appreciated! And an ENORMOUS THANK YOU to Helen for another fun and entertaining evening!!
A great time was had by the 40 people who came to see the first ever variety show taking place in Findon Valley. Both the audience and the performers enjoyed themselves immensely during the afternoon of 14 September, A HUGE THANK YOU to all the entertainers for putting on an outstanding show as well as to Ron Merriman and Alex Clouter who put everything together to make Variety Showstoppers happen. We raised just over £100 that will be donated to St. Barnabas Hospice.
The afternoon of Friday. 7 September 2012 saw our third social event of the year, with Ron Merriman, FVRA Treasurer, hosting a tea dance afternoon.
All proceeds collected were given to Lime Tree Surgery Patients' Group, with everyone enjoying the dulcet tones of Ron singing his heart away. Ron was a former singer during the Swinging Sixties. He sang a medley of hits as well as responding enthusiastically to requests during the course of the afternoon.
A special thanks to volunteers from the Findon W.I. assisting with the refreshments as well as to all those who came along and helped generate a good donation for our designated charity.
Our first ever antiques valuation event (and we believe the first ever in Findon Valley) was well attended during the afternoon of 23 June 2013 at All Saints Church Hall.
By the end of the afternoon, we collected £124. We had a box with a £1 voluntary donation per item valued, in aid of Friends of Vale School, a vibrant, enthusiastic group of parents, friends and staff who support the school in a number of ways.
Thank you to all the residents who came along, some of whom came back again with even more items for valuation. A special thanks goes to our two visitors, Catherine Southon and Mark Stacey, who gave up their time to be with us as well as the parishioners from the church who helped with the refreshments and some FVRA committee members who sorted the logistics to ensure the smooth running of the event.
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