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Gawsworth Coffee Morning - Thursday 5th May, 10:00-11:30
We are pleased to announce that MADYSS has been chosen as the charity to benefit from the May coffee morning. This event will take place at Gawsworth Methodist Church Hall on Dark Lane, Macclesfield SK11 9QZ.
As well as the usual stalls, Judy Fleming has organised Flora, a local garden centre, to attend. They will be selling plants, of which a percentage of their sales will go to MADYSS.
Diane, our fundraiser, has requested that the group's members donate raffle prizes and also quality bric a brac. Those who enjoy baking cakes or similar types of food, e.g. biscuits or flapjacks, are encouraged to do so. Please do let Diane know beforehand if you intend to bake for the coffee morning.

Annual General Meeting - Wednesday, 11th May
Please note that the AGM for MADYSS will be held on Wednesday, 11 May this year rather than on the second Monday of the month. It will take place at our usual venue, Macclesfield Tennis Club. Further details will be available in due course, but please put the date either in your diaries or on your calendars, or better still, both!

Reports on Past Events

Tittesworth Reservoir Lunch Outing - Wednesday 27 th April - Keith and Sue Pemberdy
Although it started out a little fresh, it soon brightened into a lovely day. The ten of us were treated to a pleasant lunch and good company.
We walked the meal off down to the edge of the reservoir where we were joined by Ian on his electric go cart!!
There were a few canoes out in the sunshine. Some of the more adventurous of us took a longer route through the woods, led by Ian. The only disappointment was the introduction of parking charges for Blue Badge holders; however this was offset by a tub of ice cream purchased to complete the day out.

High Legh Garden Centre Lunch - Tuesday 25th March - Kay Evans
The visit to the garden centre took place on Tuesday, 29 March with 16 members going along for lunch in the end. Julie, the Manager at High Legh, did us proud as she has done on our previous visits.
She remembered us going before lockdown struck and was more than happy to reserve seating and to give us waiter service as in the past. This meant that we did not have to struggle queuing up, waiting quite a long time, and having to carry our own food to our tables.
They are SO helpful at High Legh. The food is nice, the shopping outlet is interesting, and it's hard to leave without buying a plant or two. They have a couple of nice little clothing sections. One is being developed into a larger shop to include a new Pavers shoe area. I bought two new Hebes - which I didn't really need!

Viceroy Indian Restaurant, Bollington - Sunday 27th February
We had a beautiful day with sun and blue skies for the 25 members and family who enjoyed an Indian meal at the Viceroy in Bollington. It was great that Roger Snelling could attend with his daughter Heather, who was up visiting for a few days and it was good to see him looking well. We sang a belated Happy Birthday to him too!
It is probably fair to say that no one left hungry! Once the pappadams and chutney trays arrived they were soon devoured and then followed by a mixed starter of onion bhaji, sheek kebab, chicken tikka and salad. Everyone was able to select their choice of main course, served with pilau rice and nan bread. Those members who chose to, then had Ice cream to end the meal, finishing up with tea of coffee.

Christmas Lunch - 16th December
The lunch at the Deanwater Hotel, Stockport was well attended although unfortunately there were four members, Yvonne and Roger Smith, Chris Willett and Mike Arrowsmith, who had to cancel due to illness. Another two (who shall remain nameless to protect the innocent) got the time confused with the Flower Pot event and so were also no shows.
The room was well suited to a group such as ours with round tables each seating six guests so allowing for plenty of social interaction. We began the meal with a cream of vegetable soup, which several members noted was delicious, followed by traditional turkey main course with all the trimmings for the meat eaters or a vegetarian tart option. The meal was rounded off with baked vanilla cheesecake and berry compote, or a Christmas pudding and brandy sauce. For those who were not yet full, mince pies were then served with tea or coffee.
Ike said a few words about how great it was to be able to have the MADYSS Christmas lunch this year after the 2020 meal had to be cancelled due to lockdown. He wished all members a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

Flower Pot Festival - 11th December
Inclement weather on Saturday did not deter many of our members from supporting this annual festive evening which was held at the Flower Pot. Stallholders perhaps did not receive the sales and attention that they were hoping for as the rain meant that many attendees sheltered inside. However, hog roast sales went well and the writer's husband was certainly pleased he was there early enough to indulge in something he'd looked forward to all day!
Sadly, the school choir wasn't there as they had been double-booked, so pub goers weren't able to join in with the choir's carol singing.
he Robinsons Shire horse and cart proved a bit hit and attracted attention from both young and old. Many of the younger attendees were pleased to be able to stroke the horse and to chat with the Robinsons staff who accompanied the cart.
The event raised the magnificent sum of £440 for MADYSS. Of this, £300 came from the raffle that we held, £120 was donated to us by Glenn, the Flower Pot landlord from the hire of the stalls outside the pub, and we received another individual donation of £20.
Thank you to all members who attended or contributed to the event in one way or another to make it such a success. Special thanks go to Gill Mosley who kindly gave the wicker baskets that Diane Thomas used to make the prizes look so attractive, to Diane for her hard work in organising the raffle, to those who contributed raffle prizes, and to all those who helped during the evening by selling raffle tickets or in any other way.


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