A message from our Secretary – Charlie

In light of recent events we wanted to get in touch with you about the ongoing coronavirus situation – I’m sure you’ve received many similar e-mails over the last few weeks! We hope you are all staying safe and healthy.

Help and Support:
If any of our members are requiring help or support at this difficult time, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Our members make the society and it’s important we all stick together as a community at this time. If you are self-isolating we can arrange things over the phone or e-mail.

Race Night – 27th March:
Unfortunately we have had to cancel this event in light of recent government guidance. Please keep your eyes peeled for a date later in the year. All sponsors will be contacted. The Royal Oak does remain open and is offering takeaway. Please do support community businesses who may be struggling with the loss of trade. You can call the pub on 01273 400418.

Easter Egg Hunt – 10th April:
We will take a decision on this via virtual committee meeting on 7th April. As an outdoor event, we may be able to take measures to minimise crowds and contacts. Refreshments will not be served. However, we have a stock of some 100 easter eggs. If members would like to purchase these for their children instead of coming to the egg hunt these can be bought at cost for £1. Any donations on top of this gratefully received. They can be collected from Grantham Bank.

Cinema Club, Le Mans 66 – 2nd May:
Barcombe Cinema Club have taken the decision to cancel all upcoming films. We hope a date will be rescheduled for September.

VE Day Fair – 8th May:
Thank you to all who have offered to run a stall so far, I will be contacting all of you. The Fun Run preceding the fair is now cancelled. We hope this can still go ahead as by this point we will no doubt need an outdoor event to cheer us up! However we will keep following government guidelines and advise nearer the time.

The committee and directors are in regular contact over Whatsapp and are following government guidelines daily. Please check your e-mails and social media for update.

2020 is going to be tough for the Sussex bonfire tradition as a whole, with virtually all societies cancelling fundraisers. Hopefully we are out the other side by midsummer and will be able to raise enough money to host an event.

Having said that public health is of course more important than Bonfire and the most important thing is keeping our community healthy.

Take care,

Charlie

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