Please support the BBC Children In Need Appeal… On Friday 16th of November between 10am and 12 noon the Pop In Place will be supporting the BBC Children In Need Appeal. We will be holding a coffee morning bring and buy and cake stall also raffles and games. Everyone is welcome to come along to the Village Hall North Street Bere Regis to show their spots and raise lots for Pudsey. If you have anything spotty please wear it, but we look forward to seeing you there with or without your spots,any donations for the bring and buy and cake stall will be gratefully received.
Charity Cabaret in aid of Stroke Association was a great success… The Charity Cabaret on Saturday was a wonderful evening. All the Acts were very polished and we had lots of positive feed back from the audience. Grateful thanks go to: Ruth Hughes vocal Soloist, Lucy and Andy Cruickshank for the two amazing dances, Karl Lattimer young talented singer songwriter for his two special guest appearances and for heading up the finale, Janet Morris for excellent recorder playing, Pastor Jim and Councillor Peter Wharf for Underneath the Arches, Rhianna and Sarah for bringing some comedy into the set.
To Pastor Jim, Tim and Julie who along with myself formed the Strictly Performers Singers and sang for Lucy and Andy to dance, a first for the Cabaret, to the newly formed ladies choir “Girls Out Loud ” for the fantastic performance of “Sing” and finally our two pianist Kath for accompanying Jim and Peter and to the incredibly gifted Claire Syrett who played two very moving pieces that were both beautifully played and a real joy to hear.
Also thank you to Philip Boreham on the sound and lighting and to everyone who came along and supported this evening and to all the Pop In Place Team who helped out in anyway. We have made a substantial amount of money for the Stroke Association while bringing the community together in a very entertaining and creative way. Thank you to everyone who made this possible.
During this event the Volunteer Awards were presented there is a full report below.
Pop In Place Volunteers of the year 2012… At the Charity Cabaret we presented the Volunteer Awards, this is never a particularly easy task as we are very fortunate in that we do have a lot of people who work very hard within their own specific volunteering roles, all helping us to deliver the Pop In Place and everything that entails.
This year the Young Volunteer was presented to Sarah Lye who is a member of the Performers Group and has blossomed into a fine little actress, her enthusiasm and commitment to the group over many years is most commendable and she is now an active member of the Community Team allowing us to be in touch with the younger part of the community, their views and opinions.
Volunteer of the Year this year went to two people Gill and Dave Hart who are both members our Community Team they also help at the Performers Group and they help out very willingly with all our events, they are always cheerful and caring and show a great dedication to all that we strive to achieve.
The Award for Outstanding Commitment this year went to Philip Boreham. Philip is able to offer expertise in areas that some of us would find quite difficult to achieve, he designed and set up this website popinplace.net and has designed and installed the new lighting system at the Village Hall, he is also the regular sound man, giving up every Thursday night for the Pop In Performers Group. Without his input the Pop In Place would not be able to reach out to people through the world wide web and we would also not have been able to move forward technically both with sound and lighting to enhance our Performance levels for the productions.
Colin and Gwen Vowles were given an Award for Long Term Commitment to the Pop In Place both have been volunteers for fifteen and a half years, their commitment and enthusiasm is definitely something to celebrate and to be commended.
Max Saywell was also presented with an Award for providing transport to the Pop In Place for people who are not able to walk this has enabled a lot more people to become involved in our cafés and events.
Congratulations to all our worthy winners and thank you to everyone who helps in whatever way with the Pop In Place.
We are all part of the bigger picture and everyone’s role within that is in its own way both valued and appreciated.