Sunday, 1 September 2013

Open Allotment Day 2013


This photo , out of all the ones that were taken, I think sums up the day
Here is Mrs Trellis Who organised the " Name The Turkey Competition"
The hat says it all
Well it's been a very tiring day
And the 14 or so volunteers 
Worked their butts off against-
gusting wind, a hoard of hungry wasps,
And grey skies.
As usual the village bakers ( and friends) baked their little,asses off
And we made a total of
£ 1001.68
Marie Curie Cancer care and St Michael's Church Trelawnyd will both
Get £ 500.84 

A big thank you to everyone who participated

Slightly chilled but cheerful, the volunteers and stall holders
Ps
All of the unopened and shop bought cakes that have been left over will be taken down to the Food  Bank in Rhyl
Tomorrow


73 comments:

  1. What a fantastic community project. Looks like a wonderful group you had for the day.

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    1. We had a lovely bunch Horst
      People can be so kind

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  2. John, that's fantastic. Chuffed to bits everything went so well. Mrs Trellis' hat will go down in history. I love her brilliant smile too x

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    1. She's mad as a box of frogs..... But nicely so

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  3. I am a fan of Open Allotment Days (or Open Garden Squares, or Open Private Gardens) - especially if it is for a good cause. Well done!

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    1. I got 8 quid for my cabbages too!

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  4. Congratulations on a successful day.

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  5. Well done to you and all your helpers, what a brilliant result.

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  6. What a wonderful day for you all!

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  7. well done everyone, a great total!

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  8. Congratulations John very well done.

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  9. Well,1000 pounds is not too shabby is it?!!
    Jane x

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  10. Well done John, glad it went so well.

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  11. Congrats John for a fun event that I had no doubt would be a success!!

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    1. Kim your hamper went down a storm

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  12. it looks like it was lots of fun and raised lots of money! way to go john!

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  13. Fabulous hat & fabulous fundraising. well done to you all xx

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  14. Hip Hip Hooray!!!

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  15. What a darling bunch of people!

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  16. Trust the weather to turn today but what a fantastic outcome for the Open Day and your charities. Glad it went so well. Three cheers for you and your volunteers.

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  17. Astonishingly great result .....well done all

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    1. Your bread went down a storm jason,,.. Even the burnt ones!

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    2. They were meant to be chicken food ...but to be fair it was only the top crust

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  18. I'm so glad it went well, even if it meant braving the cold. Bravo everyone involved!

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  19. Well done to you all. Would have loved to pay a visit but I got waylaid knitting badgers and got roped into helping out at the village church cream tea's afternoon - brazen heathen that I am :o)

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  20. Sounds like you made some good money for a very worthy cause. Bravo!

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  21. My goodness, that's an excellent result! Job well done!

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  22. OMG that is amazing. I think the Government can learn what community spirit really is. I wonder if there is a village of the year? Yours would should be 1st prize!

    After all your hard work and all the volunteers you all deserve a rest and tomorrow wander around with a huge grin on your face knowing that you have raised a stonking amount of money for charity!

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    1. I am a firm believer of people of any village and town love to join in with such activities once exposed to them... My sister runs a flower show in a town of around 19 thousand people.. And she has similar success with her ideas and initiatives

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  23. Congratulations on your sweet success.

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  24. Congratulations, John and all your crew! Love the hat. By the way, what was the winning name for the turkey?
    Joan

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    1. Noel
      Geddi?

      I think I will always refer to him by his maiden name
      Of Bingley

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  25. well done everyone xx

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  26. Thank you to all the others that passed on their congratulations
    Much appreciated
    X

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  27. How lovely. And for such good causes. Well done all! x

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  28. So worth the time and energy just to see all those smiling, if not cold, faces! Well done all!

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  29. What a superb result. I'm delighted to read this. A big thank you for posting up community spirit at its finest.

    Gary

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    1. Thank you Gary...it was a good result

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  30. Ah, I was wondering about the turkey's name but I see someone else has asked. Strange name ?

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  31. Noel...... As in Christmas?
    As in Christmas turkey

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  32. You did a marvellous job - wish I could have been there xxxx

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    1. You did it once di
      That's enough
      The fact. We got 200 quid less than we did when. You came is a miracle given the bloody awful weather xx

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  33. Awwwwwwwww... sorry the weather was bad but what a great fun day. I want to live in your village.
    Wish I could have popped over !

    cheers, parsnip

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  34. well done, it does a soul good to see all that community spirit.

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  35. The hat is wonderful - but it is that smile which says it all.
    Congratulations - to you and all the other hard-working volunteers.

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  36. That is wonderful. Congratulations to everyone! :-)

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  37. Very impressive, John. I hope as I type this (2 am your time, I think), you are well asleep, dreaming of sunny days in your Bosoms. May the geese greet you with feathery applause in the morning. The world needs more dedicatedly good people like you.

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  38. Good job done by you and your crew!

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  39. Bloody hell. ONE THOUSAND SMACKERS! I won't be surprised to see your name amongst HM's new year's honours list.

    Well done!

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    1. How do you recommend some one for an honour?

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  40. That's a good wedge of money you all raised, well done. And nice to see something in your own community getting some of it. That doesn't seem to happen often enough.

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  41. Wow, well done, guys! Glad it went well, gutted I couldn't be there!

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  42. Congratulations!
    It's worth all the effort when you make a lot of money for an excellent charity. The food bank recipients are in for a treat today, too!

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  43. Glad it all went well.

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  44. Very well done.
    It certainly was an autumnal day.

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  46. Wow! What a successful day and a major good deed (well, several major good deeds). Good going!

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  47. Bloody good show, John. I echo Cro's sentiment. There have been a lot less worthy recipients of an MBE than you. Imagine, Sir Gray Von Ukranian Village, MBE...

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  48. Excellent outcome. You should be proud of yourself because you did a great job especially all that hard slog in preparations.

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  49. What a fantastic result, I hope you all feel rightfullly proud. Mrs Trellis' hat was magnificent - worthy of the occasion. A truly well earned celebratory Scotch egg I think. Congratulations.
    ps who won the 'Name the Turkey' competition?

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  50. An absolutely brilliant final total.

    But to me Bingley will always be Bingley, Noel indeed!!

    Well done to EVERYONE that took part in any way, what a brilliant community you have there :-)

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  51. Marvelous...you lead such a rich and fulfilling life

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  52. What a fantastic and well-deserved result! I know you all worked your buns off, but Mrs. Trellis' huge smile says that it was worth it!

    Nancy in Iowa

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  53. What a marvellous effort made by everyone involved, you can all be proud of yourselves.

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  54. What a brilliant amount to raise John - well done to you all.

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  55. Congratulations! You done good, buddy.

    Love,
    Janie

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  56. Oh well done! That's a fab amount!!

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