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Upcoming Events For Galley Hill Residents

It’s going to be a busy time in Galley Hill for the coming week. The Galley Hill Residents Association have a few things planned and we would love to see some of the residents there.

Firstly we have our second Easter Egg Hunt on the 13th April at the St. Mary St. Giles School. Entry is free for all, from 12pm until 2:00pm. You can leave your purses and wallets at home, as there will be free refreshments, free eggs for all the children who complete the egg hunt as well as crafts and a free prize draw to win one of 10 Easter themed toys kindly donated by a GH resident.
All from Galley Hill and our neighbouring areas (Fullers Slade, Stony Stratford etcetera) are welcome to join us on the day.

GHRA Easter Egg Hunt and Crafts

Next on the list of things to do is the litter pick on 14th of April at 10:45 outside the St. Mary St. giles School. As always we are looking for volunteers to help us pick up litter around Galley Hill to make the area we live in just a little bit nicer. Just an hour out of a Sunday morning can make a huge difference. As usual we will be assisted by the Stony Stratford Community Church volunteers, who also supply the equipment to help with the task.

Finally for the week, we have the GHRA monthly meeting at the Small Meeting place above the shop, at 7pm on Thursday the 18th of April. It would be nice to see some new faces alongside our regulars, and hear what you think needs to be done to make Galley Hill a better place to live.

Also, don’t forget our coffee mornings at the small meeting place every Tuesday morning from 10am until 12 am, free coffee or tea, biscuits and sometimes cakes too. Come along and say “hi” to some of your neighbours.

Finally, as always, thanks for all the support for the Galley Hill Residents Association, from all of the GHRA committee.

A Wonderful Christmas Event

Saturday the 15th December dawned and the events team were concerned, the volunteers were dwindling due to ill health or other commitments. Still, the event must go ahead so we convened at the school to start setting up for the craft activities and refreshments.

Thanks to the volunteers who were there we had an event set up in the two halls of SMSG school and were ready with plenty of time to spare. Thanks to the school kitchen staff member who set up the trolley and cooked our hot dogs, we could feed anybody who turned up.

Roy and Paul prepare to keep our guests fed and watered with free refreshments.

We set up our raffle prizes table and had one of our lovely volunteers hand out free raffle tickets to people as they arrived.

We had a few craft stalls where children could make Christmas cards, paper plate baubles, and pipe cleaner candy canes. The children also had a treasure hunt to find the letters to spell out “Santa Claus” and win a go on the lucky dip and some chocolate coins.

Craft tables were popular for children to make festive things.

We had a very good turnout, with an estimate of over 50 children and their parents or carers attending (we handed out 56 children’s gifts of a book or selection box of sweets as they left). Feedback was excellent and all said the children enjoyed it.

One of the great Christmas cards made by the children at the event

All too soon the event came to an end as the raffle was drawn and people headed home. Once again our volunteers stepped up and cleaned up the halls and put the school back in order ready for lessons on Monday.

Thanks to everyone who helped to make the event a huge success, and to all the families who turned up and made it all worth the effort. A huge thank you to SMSG school for allowing us to use their halls, and to those who donated raffle prizes etc.

Finally, the Galley Hill Residents Association committee would like to say thank you for your support this year and to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.