We are very pleased to report that the memorial event held on Saturday 13 September was a great success. There was a good turnout of society members and friends who gathered in the orchard to celebrate the lives of Mick Cawley’s wife Gina and Simon Thorne’s partner Caroline, who both passed away recently and will be much missed by their families, friends and fellow plot-holders. Trees were planted in their memory.
As reported in a recent post, Simon is setting up a charity to help people suffering from speech or hearing difficulties to communicate, through sign language, with agencies or loved ones at times of special need. The committee acted as fundraisers for this excellent cause, raising the magnificent sum of £500 through donations and raffle ticket sales, and Simon was presented with a cheque at the event. Thank you to all who gave so generously. NFAS wishes him every success with his plans.