Harvest Festival appeared to be continuing the very wet theme that has accompanied most of the events this year. However, by 5.00 pm the rain had eased and we had an excellent evening. The church was looking beautiful as those who decorate for festivals had once again captured the Harvest feel, and we are very grateful for all their effort.
Following the service we adjourned (with all the saleable produce) to The Greyhound, which with the addition of a small marquee proved to be an ideal venue for further harvest celebration and an auction of gifts. Sooty Hawes our suitably persuasive auctioneer encouraged some generous bidding and £520.00 was raised. This has been divided between the East Anglian Children's Hospice which supports local children and their families, and Build Africa a charity that supports African families which have been devastated by disease (mainly AIDS) by giving the youngsters training and then supplying a chicken-rearing kit to enable them to become self-sufficient.