When you're stacked out providing catering events for a living, why not offer to run another one for charity just for the fun of it?  Well that's exactly what Rock's Fee Turner (of Fee's Food fame) did for CEYS.  Late November saw Rock Institute packed with 100 guests, sitting down to a pop-up Moroccan Feast followed by a disco every bit as colourful and dramatic.  Fee and her team made it look easy, which undoubtedly it wasn't, and the CEYS team led by Nicky Roads did their best to help.

Huge thanks of course to Fee and Fee's Food and also to suppliers, local companies and friends who generously contributed stock, prizes or services to make it a fund-raising success.

Particular thanks to DJ Dan Burbridge, Jane Lawrence Flowers, John Bray & Partners, The Lower Deck, Navas Drinks, Pentire Spirits, Sharp's Brewery, The Beach House, St Enodoc Hotel, Rock Institute and Wadebridge Wines

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A room-full of 52 Bridge enthusiasts scorned the poor weather, battled down to the Sailing Club and raised a grand-slamming £1005 for CEYS in the process!

All this on Weds 6th November; the day after an evening's Bridge for some at Wadebridge on Tuesday and for some again a further day's Bridge on Thursday at RSWSC the day after.

Thanks go to everyone who helped, joined-in, provided refreshments, provided the venue, and so much more; particularly to Wendy Kingsbury and Fiona Lunt the main organisers and to Peter Meredith the Bridge Director.

Wendy K's raffle was as popular as ever, with tulips nodding to bubbly amongst the splendid prizes.

A lovely afternoon and money for CEYS as well - thanks again to all concerned.

Roger (CEYS).

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White horses and very chilly water couldn't stop this year's CEYS children take to their dinghies for the very first time. Sails were reefed and children taught in several very small groups for maximum safety throughout the sunny day.  Wetsuits did their job well and, as ever, as much time was spent having fun in the water as it was having fun on the boats.

Both sunshine and visitors were very much in evidence over Easter, with our CEYS Saturday street collection raising just over £500, a great result. Several would-be donors apologised that they no longer carried loose change - an increasing problem for all charities reliant on coin contributions. One kind person had just enough for his daily bread, but upon seeing the length of the bakery queue, decided to return later and gave it to CEYS instead!

(Pictured: CEYS president Tim Lunt, the only person in Rock expecting rain this Easter!)

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