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Celebration Hog Roast

Mike's Hog Roast was a tremendous success. There was no entry fee, instead  people were asked to donate to the Stroke Ward Fund.  This was strongly encouraged by Charles Hill who, when not playing guitar with the Pub Lads, was rattling collection boxes rather pointedly at people.

Not that anyone minded. The hall was full and the entertainment was great.

During the evening Mike and Gaz thanked everyone for their overwhelming generosity, they were thrilled and amazed that the people who sponsored the bike ride also gave generously for the Hog Roast.  Here are the totals:-

Sponsorship money of  £1,501 +  Hog Roast money of £861, which together came to a stupendous £2,362.  All of which is going to the Stroke Ward at Hull Royal Infirmary with a massive 'Thank You' from Mike and Gaz.  Or, to put it more colloquially - Fost Rate!

Skeff's Got Talent

And it's got it in spades!

The Pub Lads - aka, Charles Hill, Richard Newsam and Guy Moxon - are good.  REALLY good. Apparently when they play at the George and Dragon they fill the pub.  And that's what they did at Skeffling Village Hall.

When The Pub Lads had a break, Andy Wells took over.       A    local    singer

songwriter and guitarist Andy really wowed the audience with his songs of local people.  Pete Simmons was immortalised in verse, as was Tom Hodgson, local farmer and true eccentric.  It was all there in Andy's song:  Tom Hodgson, Skeffling, R.I.P.

There was some young up and coming talent, too. Guy Moxon, who's been in the music business for 30 years, was joined on stage by son Eddy, 13 who accompanied his Dad on the guitar.  Eddy showed a lot of talent and confidence - no bum notes either!  Well done, Eddy, keep playing.

Guy's daughter, Jess, 16, is also a talented musician. She plays lead guitar and bass, and has aspirations of making music her future career.  This is not just a talented family, but a really nice one.  Good luck to Jess and Eddy - don't waste your talent!

It truly was a wonderful night.  Good music, good atmosphere, and a lot of laughs.     And   thanks   to

everyone who gave so generously to Mike and Gaz's charity appeal.

Naming Ceremony

On 12 June 2010 Adelaide  Simpson officially celebrated her Naming Day with the help of her family and friends.

It was a beautiful ceremony conducted by David Keating, an independent Humanist Minister.

After the Naming Ceremony Adelaide's parents Stephanie and Karl spoke of the love and joy Adelaide and her brother Bailey had brought into their lives.  It was very moving and the many tributes to Adelaide from family and friends were spoken from the heart.  It really was Adelaide's special day.

These days a lot of people are turning to Humanist ceremonies to celebrate the special moments in their lives. David Keating told me that 10   years   ago   1   in   50

people were opting for humanist celebrations instead of religious ceremonies, now it's 1 in 4.

If you would like to know more please contact:

David Keating, Independent Humanist Minister, 90 Main Street, Beeford, YO25 8AZ. Email:philipdavidkeating@ btinternet.com  Website: www.careandunderstanding .co.uk

Paul's Bench

Next time you visit the Village Hall you'll notice a new addition to the patio area.  The bench was donated by the Skeffling T'ai Chi Group in memory of their instructor Paul Swann.

Paul loved coming to Skeffling but it was still a surprise when he asked that his ashes be scattered here.  His wishes were carried out on 19 June in front of family, friends, and his many local T'ai Chi students. Paul's brother David then commemorated the bench in Paul's memory.

The bench is unique and reflects Paul's beliefs.  The inspirational design came from James Robinson, one of Paul's students, and a lot of people helped in the construction.  Here they are:-  Brian Meadley, for the use of his teleporter, Justin Sizer, for putting the rocks in place, Ed, the gardener, for digging the holes for the rocks, Thomas for his advice and help, Alan Atkinson, for the loan of his squidge gun and glue,    Mike   Turnbull,   for

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doing the welding, Charles Hill, for the loan of his welder and equipment. Thank you also to nature for providing the rocks and the wood...

Village Hall News

Lynda Payne, Chairman of the Village Hall Committee welcomed everyone to the AGM.

She said that since the refurbishment, the Village Hall was attracting a lot of new people  hiring the hall for meetings and personal functions.

Lynda thanked the committee for their time and effort  in making sure the Hall was kept in good order. She also thanked James Robinson and Mike Turnbull for their respective roles in looking after the Wind Turbine and the Playground.

She said it had been another successful year for Big Skeff Charity Group. Julie Newsam's charity for the year was the Breast Care Unit at Castle Hill Hospital.  All the functions for this charity were well supported from the Strawberry Tea last summer to the 40s night this March.    Thank you to everyone who supported these functions and for all the kind donations, raffle prizes, etc.

Thank you, too, for all the baking that arrives for our various cake stalls.  In addition to our Charity for the year we held our usual Xmas Fayre and all the proceeds from this went to the fabric of St. Helen's Church.

Finally, Lynda  expressed her thanks to the committee who bake, do a lot of running around for the various functions and expect no financial reward.

Julie Newsam, the Treasurer, reported that £1307.97p was donated to the Breast Care Unit at Castle  Hill.   In  addition  a

donation of £582.50 went to St. Helen' Church, A further £120 went towards the fireworks for bonfire night. In all, big Skeff raised £2010.47p.

Help Wanted!

The Village Hall Committee are desperately in need of helpers.

Everyone who comes to the Village Hall events are full of praise for the effort and hard work the ladies on the committee do to achieve such high quality, entertaining evenings. However these events don't organise themselves.

First the event has to be decided, then the acts booked, the Village Hall decorated, tables and chairs laid out, tickets printed, money collected and advertising done.

On the day itself all the food has to be prepared and cooked.  The calorie free trifles made, and someone has to shop for all the ingredients!

Believe it or not ALL of this is done by 5 ladies!

Skeffling Village Hall has rightly earned itself a top class reputation for excellent nights out, at an extremely reasonable price. Thanks always go to those 5 dedicated ladies who organise such excellent evenings for the rest of us to enjoy.

And it's ALL voluntary! Not one penny goes into the committee's purses as recompense for their hard work.

So here's the big question...  Can you help?

You don't have to join the committee, you don't even have to live in Skeffling.  If you can bake a cake, put a trifle together, peel and cook spuds, help out with cleaning the Village Hall after the event - your contribution would be most welcome.

The ideal answer is for the  Village Hall Committee

to have a pool of willing helpers they can call on when things get hectic.  If you'd like to be part of this pool, contribute your skills and talents to lighten the load please ring Lynda  and let her know you'd like to be added to the list of valued helpers.  Her number is 650379, she'd really appreciate your call.


There are some great events coming up between now and Xmas.  Here are just two of them...

Saturday, 24th July is an Afternoon Tea at the Village Hall. Starting at 2pm, you can enjoy all your favourites - raffle, tombola, cake stall, etc.

Saturday, 7th August, is a night with Cherie Lawrence, the star of 40s Night. Supper will be a Chicken Roast with all the trimmings.  Ticket prices are £9 for adults, £4 for children, and £22 for a family of two adults and two children.

Donations of raffle and tombola prizes will be most welcome.

This year's charity is the Stroke Association, and all the proceeds from these events will go to them.

Police Warning

Our local PCSO Phil Wriglesworth would like to remind everyone to be on the alert for thieves.

With  the warmer weather a lot of people spend time in the garden.  If you do, please ensure all doors and windows at the front of the property are closed and locked.  Please also make sure any gardening equipment is safely locked away in the evening.

You have been warned...

'Pop-In' Lunch

Jilly Dosogne and Lois Rutter are planning to start a 'Pop-In' Lunch one day a week at the Community Hall, Easington.  The menu will   be   light   inexpensive

snacks such as soup and rolls, baked potatoes with various topping, things on toast and salads.

The ladies are currently compiling a list of volunteers and if you have any suggestions to add please contact Jilly or Lois.

When the opening date for the 'Pop-In' Lunch has been decided I will let you know...


East Riding of Yorkshire Council are giving compost away for FREE.  If you want some be at  the Pavilion Car Park on Tuesday, 13th July, between 4 and 7pm.

Mobile Library Dates

The Mobile Library will be in Skeffling on Wednesdays,14 and 28 July. It will be arriving at the top of Church Road at 11.15am, and staying for about 30 minutes.

Blue Bin Days

Blue bin collection is on Thursday, 8th July, and 5th August.

Brown Bin Days

The next brown bin collections will be on Thursday, 15 and 29 July.

Dates for your Diary

Brown Bin days - Thursdays, 15 and 29 July Blue Bin day - Thursday 8 July, 5 August

Police Surgery - Wednesday, 15 July  2 - 3pm

Afternoon Tea - Village Hall, Saturday, 24 July, 2pm

Cherie Lawrence - Village Hall, Saturday, 7 August, 7.30pm

Barn Dance - Village Hall, Friday, 1st October, 7.30pm


Burn's Night 2011 is happening!  Details to be confirmed very soon...

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