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November 27, 2009

MAWS Update Winter 2009

Metheringham Animal Welfare Supporters group have just held their Christmas Market in the village hall on Saturday 14 November. What a day it was too! Full and busy from the word "go" as the volunteers dashed about getting everything ready for the stall-holders and then dressing their own MAWS stalls ready for the 10.00 am start. Some of the "gang" even managed to get a bite to eat and a cuppa from the Snack Bar, before the mad rush of customersarrived. There were over 60 raffle prizes, 400 tombola prizes, the MAWS snack bar with good home cooking and a variety of gift and craft stalls to choose from, something for everyone. You could even have a Tarot card reading.

For four of the volunteers it was their first market with us. They underwent the baptism of fire very well even if (as one of them said) they found it a bit disorganized and confusing for a start. We do hope that everyone enjoyed the day and although very tired, felt it was worthwhile to help raise funds for the animals. As we go to press, all the cash and bills are not yet in but we expect to have grossed just over £1,000 (about £800 profit - we hope!). A huge "thank you" to all who donated prizes, cakes, cards, blankets and cash, etc. Thank you for the hard work of the volunteers and stallholders and a special thank you to you the public for buying so generously, especially in these hard times, when money is tight. Bless you all.

May we the MAWS committee wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and Happy New Year

Joyce Muncey