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Red Cross Coffee Morning: words and pictures

Madame Potel Red Cross, Montreuil

Madame Potel of the Red Cross, Montreuil branch (right) teaches Diana Wood the correct way to gesticulate when singing in French

The Red Cross Coffee Morning held at Patrick and Sue Hay’s house in Conchil Le Temple raised a total of €523,  which has been shared equally between the Red Cross branches at Hesdin and Montreuil.

For the most part the weather was dry and warm.  Just a light splash of rain to interrupt the golf pitching competition, but not before Matthew Van Dyk had won a prize.  Diana Wood provided live music, including some lovely “chansons”, greatly appreciated by the French in the audience, and there were enough cakes to feed an army.

Red Cross coffee morning guests

The top people were all there

Many thanks to everyone who came and supported the event, especially those who baked cakes, worked on the books, coffee, and bring-and-buy stalls and to the artists and musician for their cultural contributions.

All photographs here were taken by Roger Di Vito.

Red Cross coffee morning guests

I caught one this big! Not that size really matters, of course

Red Cross coffee morning guests

Mme Potel, Mme Rossignol and Mme Bastien and their friends - strong supporters of the Red Cross in Montreuil and Hesdin

Coming Soon: Two Excellent Summer Events

Here’s news of one not-to-be-missed summer event for anyone living or staying in the Pas De Calais region, and a reminder of another a few days later.

Strawberry Tea in a lovely garden - What a very good idea!

This weekend, Paul and Lalage Glaister have extended an invitation to all for a scrumptious Strawberry Tea (click link for full details) in their beautiful garden at Estréelles.

Visitors will be welcomed with scones, cakes, strawberries and tea, in the afternoons of Saturday and Sunday, 11 and 12 June (that’s this weekend!).

Even rain won’t stop them! The generous couple have arranged for the village hall to be used in the event of wet weather.

Guests’ kind donations will go to the Anglican Church in Boulogne.

And please do remember the Red Cross Coffee Morning event on Friday June 17, with prize tombola, bookstall, bring and buy stall and other attractions, to be held at Sue and Patrick Hay’s house at Conchil Le Temple.