Will Cook, chairman of the Tetbury Rail Lands Regeneration Trust, reports on recent progress and events.
We have had a very good May starting with David Roberts third Car Boot Sale, which raised £270. The sales have been so successful that we have decided to hold one on the second Sunday of every month, with leaflets, posters and small adverts to remind everyone to come. If you would like to help us please come along.
Next followed a real fundraising highlight, Sue Stoner's brainchild, the evening of "Songs of the British Isles". Iain Duffy brought his choir The Malmesbury Singers to Christchurch in the Chipping on Saturday 17th May. They premiered a programme they had prepared for their forthcoming Swedish international choir exchange. We raised a further £400.
On Woolsack Day we put up a small display and sold bricks, mugs and posters, which created yet more interest and made another £92.
I would like to thank Hortense and Gerald for auctioning a large Easter egg in their shop and splitting the proceeds (£130) between The Goods Shed and "Christmas in Tetbury" and Martin White the jeweller and his wife Carrie for their generous donation to our appeal as well.
We plan to put a notice board up at the Goods Shed to advertise our events and update everyone on the progress of the conversion. At the present time we are working very hard finalising all our plans for The Goods Shed.
Our next events are the Strawberry Tea and Dog Show at the Goods Shed on Saturday 28th June, and then a Summer Steam Garden Party at Max Johnson's house in Close Gardens on Sunday 20th July where there will be a real steam engine going around the garden.
If you would like to get involved in this ambitious project please ring me on 01666 502877.