June has been a very lively and busy month for us at Rotherfield St Martin as we have continued with all our activities, welcomed Saga to the village and made preparations for the forthcoming Royal Visit and our Summer Fayre. We enjoyed a wonderful cream tea with ‘Desert Island Discs’ on the Monday after the Jubilee celebrations. A number of members had given Andy Miller their favourite pieces of music which he then downloaded and played to us all after each person had told us about their choice. It was a super afternoon. The following Monday we had a brilliant talk by Alastair Milne from Beacon Community College about the history of how peoples’ lives have changed in his home city of Glasgow since 1940’s and in particular the changes in education. The final meeting of the month was a session on keeping active and mobile led by Una Wareham who is an expert in helping older people in this way.
Our large range of activities have been so well attended this month, exercise, knitting & nattering, bridge, table tennis, yoga and much more. We had another ‘New Members’ coffee morning when some 20 folk came to RSM Centre to enjoy refreshments and meet others.
Sing ‘n Tonic, a local choir, staged a lovely concert at St Leonard’s, Mayfield and the proceeds of the evening were given to us. Just over £800 was raised and a huge ‘Thank you’ to Sue Burnett and choir members for selecting RSM as their chosen charity for this concert.
The highlight of the month was a visit from Saga who will be publishing an article about Rotherfield St Martin in the August edition of their magazine. Both the reporter and the photographer commented on the very warm welcome they received from RSM members and were very complimentary about the work of our charity. They interviewed and photographed a number of members and activities as well as looking round the village and enjoying hospitality at the Catts Inn and the Luncheon Club. We are all looking forward to seeing the finished article in August.
July is going to be a very special month for Rotherfield St Martin. Please see the diary and adverts and articles relating to the Royal Visit and the Summer Fayre. Also our annual Holiday at Home will be in its 12th year with our trip to Bexhill, Art & Craft, Entertainment and lots more available. We have an afternoon in the garden at Beacon Cottage, North St, a talk by Rupert Miles from Saga and at the final meeting before the summer break we hope to show photos of the Royal visit.
We hope that people in the community will come along to see our Royal Guests on July 4th and also come to enjoy an amazing afternoon at the Summer Fayre. We are just praying for great weather for both events!