Friend of Tring Church Heritage plan for the future

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The sun shone for the group’s April planning lunch and there were close to 50 people present – good omens for the year? The event was hosted by chairman Gerry Miller and honorary president Grahame Senior. Grace was said by the Rev Bill Carpenter and new members were welcomed.

Libby McKerrow gave us an update on the May Fun Day planned for this Saturday, with a Tring-wide leaflet drop to promote interest and support. John Bly will make a special guest appearance. .

The first stage of the Wall Works is now complete and further funding is being pursued as part of the leaflet drop for the Fun Day.

The final details of the Garden Day on Saturday, July 13 were presented. It has been reincarnated in a new and more flexible format – The Perfect English Garden Party – with 10 gardens offering very different experiences at varying times during the day, from 9am to 7pm. Tickets are now on sale.

A musical revue in the Victoria Hall is in the planning stage for next February and liaison with Tring Park School is proceeding with an eye to future events.

Barry Child and honorary secretary Kate Stratford were thanked for organising the catering and Gerry Miller and John Luddington for preparing and serving the wines.

Many of the other members very generously supplied dishes for the meal or helped with the serving, and the lunch raised more than £200 in donations.

James Child was thanked for updating the FOTCH website and for his work as the FOTCH youth representative. The beneficiaries of the 100 Club prize draw this time were Jacquie Cadge (£150), Libby McKerrow (£75) and Godfrey Orrell (£25).

The Annual General Meeting will be in the Parish Hall at 8pm on Friday.