Friends of St Andrew's

Hundreds turn up for bigger and better fete
The sun shone, the cold wind abated and hundreds turned up for Clayhidon's Church Fete, which was revived on 23 August after a four year gap. 
Highlights included a classic car rally, which attracted 12 entrants, and a sheepdog display by Freddie Parker. There were more stalls than ever, plus skittles and a coconut shy and other more bizarre games, including a human fruit machine and a Mad Hatter. The cream teas tent did a roaring trade. 
The Friends of St Andrew's organised the event, led by Kim Burridge and Caroline Bendle and helped by a squad of volunteers. The Rector, 
Rev David Burton, opened the fete, which raised nearly £1,000 for church funds. 
>Scroll down for more pictures. We took many more than appear here, and we are sorry that due to a technical problem we cannot show them. 

Friends event raises £400 for St Andrew's
A Christmas sale and lunch for the Friends of St Andrews on Saturday, November 16, made a profit of just under £400.
The event included a sale of work by members of the Clayhidon Art group organised by Jeremy Cogswell and Bill Smith which realised some £100.
The lunch event at the parish hall was organised by the committee of Nicola Bendle, Helen Gendall, Margaret Prettejohn, Kim Burridge, Doreen Pike and Margaret Blackmore.


We are raising money to pay for a new toilet which will be extremely beneficial for the Church, especially at weddings, baptisms and children’s services.
It is costing us £22,000. If you feel you would like to make a wee donation (or a large)it would be most appreciated.
If you can Gift Aid it, we can claim an extra 20% from Inland Revenue. 
Donations can be given to anyone on the PCC or sent to Nicola Bendle (01823 680541) or Pam Reynolds. 
Cheques should be made out to Clayhidon PCC. and identified for Gift Aid, if relevant, and will be acknowledged by post. Any further information can be requested from Pam Reynolds at 
Nicola Bendle (Chair)
Pam Reynolds (Gift Aid Officer)
IN PICTURES: How the new loo was built