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Quilters raise almost £5,000 for cancer charity and remember special friend who passed away

EYNSFORD ‘SEW N SEWS’ QUILTING PROJECT. The group’s beautiful patchwork quilt – named Pansy Parade – was offered in a prize draw at a special event in St Martin’s Church, Eynsford, recently to help raise funds and awareness for Target Ovarian Cancer.

As well as the many local people supporting the event, the group welcomed quilters from Bromley, Gravesend and Tonbridge who came to show their support and they helped boost the crowd to more than 200.

The special event raised another £1,549 and this pushed the total raised, through other events and exhibiting the quilt at various local shows, to £4,946.

This was a fantastic effort by the group who dedicated the exhibition on 22 September to their quilting friend Kate Evans who sadly passed away earlier in the month.  Kate was one of the main inspirations for the project to raise funds for Target Ovarian Cancer, the UK’s leading ovarian cancer charity

EYNSFORD IN BLOOM WINS GOLD FOR FOURTH YEAR RUNNING. Congratulations to Pauline Penny and all the hard working volunteers who ensured the village won gold again.

AXSTANE PLAYERS PRESENT MURDER AT THE MOVIES on Friday 12 October and Saturday 13 October at 7.45pm. This is a fun interactive musical mystery dinner during which the ‘audience’ members try to solve the mystery of who killed Tom Spanks. £16 per person and six per table.  Call 07882043567 or email axstaneboxoffice@gmail.com

RIVERSIDE PLAYERS are performing Leave it to Psmith! on19, 20, 26, & 27 October at 7.45pm at Eynsford Village Hall. For details see www.RiversidePlayers.co.uk

PEACE & THE AFTERMATH – FARNINGHAM & EYNSFORD IN THE 1920’s is being presented by the local history society on Friday 2 November in Farningham Village Hall at 7.30pm for 8pm. Local History Soc. members free, visitors £2.

FARNINGHAM FRIDAY CAFÉ. Everyone is invited to come and share a coffee or tea with old friends or new at the Shand Hall behind Farningham Church every Friday morning, 10am – noon. Contact farninghamcfc@outlook.com.

TEA AND CHAT. This friendly group meets every Thursday at Farningham Village Hall and offers a supportive and enjoyable break to anyone who is lonely or perhaps just needs a little time away from their house or would like to meet some new friends, chat and share some cake and tea. Contact stella.baggaley05@btinternet.com

FRIENDS OF FARNINGHAM is a group of volunteers who meet at 10am at the Village Hall for just an hour, twice every month alternately Saturdays or Wednesdays to help tidy the village. The next meetings are 10 & 27 October. Feel free to come along with some gloves and tools and meet the others. Contact Cllr Carol Salmon at carolsalmon46@gmail.com or Jane Grey at farninghamparishcouncil@gmail.com

POLYCHOR WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS and is now rehearsing, every Wednesday evening at Anthony Roper School at 7.45pm, for their next concert on Saturday, 17 November at 7.30pm in Farningham Church. Tenors and Bases especially welcome, no auditions, for more information contact Frank Rogers 01322 862519.

FARNINGHAM & EYNSFORD LOCAL HISTORY CENTRE is between Riverside Social Club Eynsford, and Eynsford Cricket Meadow, Riverside DA4 0AE.  Opening Hours: Monday 9.30am to noon (March-November).  Other times by appointment.  Enquiries via archives@felhs.org.uk : Website: felhs.org.uk :  If you are curious to see the collection come along or contact us if you have a query.  If you have items (photos, documents, objects, memories, information) you wish to share do come and show them to us The centre is adding to the collection all the time and can copy precious items if you prefer to hold onto the original.

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